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991  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Any suggestions for Bachmann's future models? on: October 20, 2015, 06:39:33 PM
Rashputin:
 Mountains everywhere except on NYC which had more than anyone else.

Pf.  Yes, but the rest of them in the country outnumbered those on the NYC.  Some say that the Mountain name came from the 5200 class delivered in 1913 to the St. Louis Iron Mountain and Southern.

Rasputin: Then there are the NYC Pacifics which, while not as famous as the Hudsons, seem to be popular but aren't available in anything but poorly operating brass (that I know of at least) and which could use the Bachmann K4 running gear and not compete with BLI periodically running their K4.

Pf.:   Bowser made a die cast NYC Pacific for many long years.  Supposedly were good runners.  Good looking engine.   Anyone seen one lately?

Rahputin: Why no one makes the most common type of 4-8-2 used in the US which is the L2 series Mohawk I just don't know.

Pf.  I know why.  There are a lot of fans besides NYC fans who want something  else.  I don't want a Mohawk,  I want a MoPac 5200 and 5300 class.

OH.  If you "really" want to be " out in the cold", try being an MP fan.

992  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Any suggestions for Bachmann's future models? on: October 18, 2015, 09:20:22 PM
To me both Bachmann 4-6-0's are over the top beyond cool Dixie short line engines appropriate until the mid 60's.  I wouldn't mind seeing a model of a Missouri Pacific TW-63 ten wheeler, not a whole lot different from  Wayne's beautiful rebuilds.
993  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: New Arrivals on: October 11, 2015, 04:15:59 PM
I never liked the look of the PRR high headlight.  I always thought that the K 4 in particular would look much better with a centered headlight.

Why did the PRR into modern  times keep doing high mounted headlights, an earlier design affectation, that was harder to maintain?  And in the late 40s PRR put it even higher, behind a turbo generator whose exhaust could obscure the beam.  Why all of that? Anyone know?  I've always wondered.
994  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: New Arrivals on: October 11, 2015, 02:35:53 PM
 Austrian says "As USRA design this loco does not feature a Belpaire fireboxe so the red would help it give it a Pennsy identity."

I had a 1950 kalmbach book called "steam locomotives" long ago.  There was an article about oddball steam locomotives with a picture of a PRR USRA 2-8-2 without a BP firebox.  What I don't remember is if it was a one of a kind on one or several, but it wasn't  very many, the PRR apparently took them under protest, and didn't  like them very much.

  What you can't  tell is the color of the cab roof.  The SR sometimes painted the roof and deck red, sometimes didn't.  I bet it was the same with the PRR.
995  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Bachmann wheel sets do not fit Bachmann box cars? on: October 09, 2015, 05:16:02 PM
And you can VERY SLIGHTLY bend the truck frame out to give the axle end more room.  I do this all the time, works great.  Try it first on something that doesn't matter much for practice.
996  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: New Arrivals on: October 07, 2015, 10:21:30 PM
Is there a plan to offer a sound value Frisco 2-8-2?  On the Frisco engine, Is the headlight number plate in the Frisco "coonskin" shape?  Can't tell from the photos.
997  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: New Arrivals on: October 07, 2015, 05:09:06 PM
Yardmaster, can you tell us the names of the three whistle choices in the 2-8-2 sound package?  I'm pretty  sure that one will be the B&O three chime.
998  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Vanderbilt Tenders on: October 06, 2015, 05:47:57 PM
Those 2-10-2s look ex wabash.
999  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: My upcoming layout! the Ayr, Dundas, and St Catherines Railway Company on: September 30, 2015, 07:19:36 PM
Sedfred my first layout when I was your age was two 2x8 s in an L shape.  I imagined them to be two towns at both ends of a branch line.  Each end had a runaround track, a 2 track yard, two industrial set outs, and a team track. One end also had a two track engine terminal.

After 40 years, I started my second layout, my present one.  It is two of those els, with almost the same track plan,  each in an adjacent room, with a connecting section that goes through the wall.  Except now my layout is 15" wide.

You can get a lot of railroad on a narrow shelf.










1000  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: return of the 4-6-0 on: September 29, 2015, 04:58:58 PM
Roger contact me by PM
1001  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: return of the 4-6-0 on: September 28, 2015, 10:12:41 PM
I'll take the 2-10-0 engine if you want the tender.
1002  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: return of the 4-6-0 on: September 27, 2015, 11:17:17 PM
About the seperately sold  tenders, it appears that you can build one by purchasing all the parts separately.  You have to look at the parts list page and check against the exploded drawings.
1003  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: return of the 4-6-0 on: September 27, 2015, 11:12:48 PM
Sedfred, mine are all DCC with sound.  With the Soundtraxx decoders, there are about 4 CVs  you can adjust that let the engine crawl like an ant. 

The new ones with sound will have "sound value" decoders, but all those crawl-capability CV's are in the mogul sound value system.  The 4-6-0 mechanism, if not changed, will be very smooth. 

All I do is switch with mine, because all I run is local freights.  It will pull 8 or 9 cars up my 2 percent grade.

DCC ready, can't say.  I do have a DC only one that I've never run, waiting on a decoder install. 
1004  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Magnet with Brakeman on: September 27, 2015, 11:18:49 AM
you worked for the railroad in Meridian MS and didn't know it was the home of Jimmie Rodgers? Shocked. You didn't ever go to the Jimmie Rodgers museum, see all of Jimmie's (and Hank Snow's) cool stuff, and see the Meridian and Bigbee 2-8-0 outside?

Mercy sakes! I do declare!  I'm about to get the vapors! 

I yodeled for the ladies in the museum and they gave me a logo ball cap.
1005  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: return of the 4-6-0 on: September 27, 2015, 11:11:32 AM
Sedfred I think you can relax.  The consolidation and the mogul have been around for a long time.  The last time those 4-6-0s were available, they lasted 3 or 4 years.

I don't think it will be too long before you can enjoy a scene like this on your layout.

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