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1  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Indy running in Maui on: December 13, 2010, 10:41:48 AM
Do we really want models of former industrial locos tricked out to look like show ponies for the tourist trade?  I'd rather a proper industrial loco that folk could then decorate if they wanted to go down the tourist train route
2  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Indy prototypes on: November 29, 2010, 05:00:10 PM
Any one have oa Height for indy plus cab dimensions?

3  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Indy prototypes on: November 29, 2010, 03:32:31 PM
If anyone wants to check out the dimensions of the Indy here are 4 sources for drawings of similar looking locos.

All Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette

1988 Jul/Aug p50 Godchaux No 6, rebuilt Davenport, ex Edaville now at Fenimore WI, C & NW 'Dinky' museum.
1989 Mar/Apr p50 ex C & NW No 279, Alco now at Pioche NV
1991 Sep/Oct p50 United Fruit Porter
1996 May/Jun p 50 Godchaux No 4 Baldwin
4  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Indy prototypes on: November 29, 2010, 01:38:14 PM
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Can Mr Bachmann tell us which prototype was used/ inspected, in the designing of the Indy?
The industrial 2-6-0 was a re-invention of Bachmann's 2-4-2 "Columbia," which was itself based on a rather diminutive but still extant Hawaiian plantation loco. (Hawaii Ry #5, now operating in Connecticut.)

Later,

K

But was presumably inspired by a loco or 2 which are still extant?
5  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Indy prototypes on: November 29, 2010, 08:24:23 AM

Apparently this is the loco now at Fenimore and is a re-built Davenport 0-4-2 re built by the Godchaux Plantation for use in its cane fields..

Can Mr Bachmann tell us which prototype was used/ inspected, in the designing of the Indy?
6  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Indy prototypes on: November 28, 2010, 12:51:54 PM

PS This IS a Porter
7  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Indy prototypes on: November 28, 2010, 12:13:08 PM
Several years ago I was in Pioche (pronounced Pee-oach) NV.  There is an Indy 2-6-0 in a park near the Court House/County Seat/Sheriff's Office  (NV's million dollar County Seat location  from the 1800's).  I shot pictures of it and sent copies to Backmann (Bud Reece I believe).  The engine was in poor shape and could use some T.L.C.  It is almost identical to the Bachmann model.


I think this is it  http://www.steamlocomotive.info/vlocomotive.cfm?Display=889  which is said to be an ALCO

The Pioche loco is Chicago & North Western RR No. 279

But  see also http://www.fennimore.com/railmuseum/  Which is said to be a DAVENPORT

The Fennimore loco seems to be a 'ringer'

See also http://www.mcrwy.com/collectn/woodfrt/cnw10.html.  IIRC RMC recently had plans of this boxcar.

See also http://www.fennimore.com/railmuseum/train-gallery.php for photo of 279 in 1912

and  for models of the C & NW Dinky see here

http://s998.photobucket.com/albums/af102/cardinalsleeping/Model%20railroad/.

and here

 http://www.mylargescale.com/Community/Forums/tabid/56/aff/8/aft/113792/afv/topic/Default.aspx
8  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Indy prototypes on: November 25, 2010, 02:40:32 PM
http://www.steamlocomotive.info/onephoto.cfm?display=260

Found one
9  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Indy prototypes on: November 25, 2010, 01:59:21 PM
I cannot find them at the moment but I do have photos of plantation locos of the Indy type with higher pitched boilers.  If I can find them will post links here
10  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: scale of new 2-4-2T on: November 03, 2010, 09:28:31 AM
The old one was a rather distorted model allegedly to 1:22.5 scale.  Accucraft did a 16mm live steam version which I understand was a good representation.  May be worth checking their website for a photo
11  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Pretty and Different Prototypes on: August 04, 2010, 07:32:40 AM
Hmmn, years ago I suggested the Waynie No 4 to Bachmann and IIRC the LGB Mogul was cited as why not.  I agree that a 1:20 mogul would be somewhat bigger than the LGB offering at whatever scales they made it in.  I also still say that if capital is a problem Bachmann should study photos of updated 'Oldies' like their Centennial 2-6-0 and 4-4-0 and do updated model versions - this using existing tooling for a large part of them.  They could be provided with choices of domes/stacks etc and be turned out as 'modern wood cab or steel cab as the basic  models with clip on oil bunkers for the tender (tho most would be coal burners with probably extended smokeboxes to take the spark arrestors.

Just a thought.  IF adopted I'd like one of each as my fee Grin

Sam E.
12  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: G scale Peter Witt on: July 08, 2010, 01:35:50 PM
As requested have sent details
13  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: G scale Peter Witt on: July 03, 2010, 08:00:03 AM
This guy trading as Model 'Trolley Systems' used to do exactly what you are asking for.  I have an old cat but it s file size is too big for here.  It may be worth you contacting him and see if he has anything left?  I understand he does bespoke castings so if he still has the moulds......

http://www.tramwayinfo.com/Tramframe.htm?http://www.tramwayinfo.com/Models/Makersuk/Mts.htm
14  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: is another big engine coming soon? on: June 07, 2010, 08:09:45 AM
Possibly including a choice of domes /tender tops?
15  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: is another big engine coming soon? on: June 06, 2010, 01:53:45 PM
Given the current economic situation if I were Bachmann I'd  take the Centennial 4-4-0 and 2-6-0 and update them.  A mix of steel and/or more modern wooden cabs, smooth or fluted domes, air brakes, Lima style Arc head lights or electric headlights , extended smokeboxes, shotgun stacks, and tenders modified for coal or oil firing rather than wood.  This upgrading  was done on real railroads.  The resulting locos may have more appeal than the old-time fprm, and require less new tooling than a brand new loco thus getting a better return on the earlier tooling..
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