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1  Discussion Boards / HO / Spectrum SY sound on: November 12, 2017, 01:38:52 PM
Im back! but anyway, i just bought a new locomotive at a train show today, a spectrum Susquehanna SY 2-8-2, #142. I now have 20 ho steamers in my collection! ( i just got a walthers 0-8-0, a BLI PRR T1, and a athearn big boy and i ordered a BLI S2 turbine 6-8-6) But anyway the SY is nice. Anyway the issue is, the Chuffing is very poorly timed, if i turn the power up and leave it just at the point where it doesn't move, it still makes chuffing sounds. And it is way out of sync with the drivers, like 1 chuff for every 2 revolutions.

 I have to match the speed just right so it is correct. It is not in sync with the drivers. Is the sound normal?  because the box doesn't mention anything about sound. So i think it was added afterwards. Is it just out of sync because it's DC? Should i just remove the sound completely?
2  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / 1800s locomotive color schemes on: September 15, 2017, 03:30:01 AM
I am going to buy an ho sound value 4-4-0 and I would like to do a custom paint job. But I want it to be realistic, what colours would a 4-4-0 have been painted in the the 1850s-80s? All the preserved 4-4-0s now are usually painted in nice colourful bright schemes but I don't think the paint was as good back in the 19th century. What would a locomotive in the 1800s look like in terms of paint job?
3  Discussion Boards / HO / Bachmann Emily dimensions on: June 29, 2017, 08:37:14 PM
I am a scale modeller, but I'm thinking about buying a Bachmann Emily to convert into an actual stirling single. I saw a video of someone who had done just that, they added a new realistic smoke box, removed some of the details and replaced them with more realistic ones, and gave it a new paint job and it looked like a real HO scale British engine!

 But I'm just curious, is the Bachmann Emily and the entire Thomas line actually 1:87 scale? Or more like British OO or some made up scale? Is the Emily actually properly scaled like the real one or just a generic cartoonish representation? Let's say, I compare it to my 2-6-6-2, and I compared the dimensions of the real engines, would it match up? Is that big driver 8 scale feet in diameter? Sorry about all the questions but I would like to try this but I would like to know if it's really an HO scale engine that has realistic proportions to the real one
4  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Product suggestions for train sets on: June 29, 2017, 05:01:36 PM
That makes sense. I see that the Dewitt clinton is now labeled as "discontinued" in the parts store, that's too bad. But that's life i guess.

Now, about big and fast, what about a SP Daylight starter set like i mentioned? Power pack, an oval of nickel silver track, a GS-4 and three (or possible four) matching 85' smooth side Daylight cars? . Something kind of like the Cavalier train set that's now discontinued, but with SP daylight equipment, or maybe the same thing with American freedom train livery in place of daylight red and orange. Is there any possibility of this happening? Maybe the Bach man or yardmaster could chime in with their opinion?
5  Discussion Boards / HO / Product suggestions for train sets on: June 28, 2017, 08:41:56 PM
Hey mr B, I assume you know those old time train sets? Like the Dewitt Clinton, John Bull and Lafayette? Will any more ever be made or have they become unprofitable? I think one should be made of the "best friend of charleston" or possibly the stourbridge lion. Is there any chance of this happening? Also could a train set ever be made featuring the GS4? The overland limited set has a 4-8-4 so I think a daylight train set with 4449 and a few orange daylight cars would be awesome and would be popular. I imagine my suggestions won't be taken seriously but it never hurts to try eh?
6  Discussion Boards / HO / The Dewitt Clinton on: June 26, 2017, 11:43:25 AM
I am posting this again because apparently nobody wanted to answer my question and it looks like it got removed  Angry

Anyway, I am planning on buying the Dewitt Clinton, is it a good quality locomotive? What is the locomotive made of, metal or plastic? How well does it run?

7  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Product suggestion for the bach man on: May 21, 2017, 11:57:41 AM
I'm 16 with only a part time job, i can't afford overland! That's why i'm suggesting it to bachmann lol
8  Discussion Boards / HO / Product suggestion for the bach man on: May 20, 2017, 07:07:14 PM
I got my 2-6-6-2 fixed up and it now looks just like new, thank goodness! Now for the main part

 I hope the bach man sees this but, do you think you could you someday make an ho model of a Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis "Dixie" 4-8-4? i think it would be popular since it's a nice engine and a real one (576) is being restored to operating condition. I think it would be a hit
9  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: H4 2-6-6-2 shell on: April 30, 2017, 01:06:07 AM
Sorry for late reply. Damage was mostly repairable, however there is a slight blemish on the side of the smoke box from paint chipping, wasn't able to match paint perfectly but it's 97% perfect looking. I think i lucked out this time and i couldn't be more happy to own this thing Smiley
10  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: H4 2-6-6-2 shell on: April 07, 2017, 08:55:16 PM
No it is not b manns fault. But the funny thing is is that they offer a shell for the old USRA version of the 2-6-6-2 and not the later H4 version. That kinda pisses me off. Im sorry if i sounded kinda rude but i'm in a real bad mood because i have been going through severe anxiety and depression and this little incident really doesn't help. I paid so much money for this thing and then this nonsense happens and Bachmann can't seem to help me or give me a very informative response
11  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: H4 2-6-6-2 shell on: April 07, 2017, 05:07:04 PM
I did contact them and of course i got a typical cold, corporate response. I just want my f*****g locomotive fixed and the don't even offer a damn shell for it.
12  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: H4 2-6-6-2 shell on: April 03, 2017, 06:25:43 PM
Um, can somebody please say something helpful already lol
13  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: H4 2-6-6-2 shell on: April 02, 2017, 03:19:47 PM
I really need to get this fixed. I have never been more distraught in my life. I wanted this loco so badly and now it's a ?#@#&*% mess and Bachmann doesn't sell the right shell. Why wouldn't they?
14  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: H4 2-6-6-2 shell on: April 02, 2017, 01:47:24 PM
i got it on modeltrainstuff. it was a warehouse find.
15  Discussion Boards / HO / H4 2-6-6-2 shell on: April 01, 2017, 01:13:55 PM
I forgot to post this but my H4's shell was quite damaged during shipping so i want to replace the shell. But for some reason there isn't an H4 shell in the parts catalog, only the USRA version. My question is why doesn't bachmann have H4 shells? i find that to be a huge oversight on bachmann's part. If i sent it to bachmann could i get the shell replaced?
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