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1  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Ranking Bachmanns Next Engine on: April 17, 2018, 05:21:24 PM
Terence is that your own OO Stepney? He looks very good! I had to look several times to realize he wasn't a metal toy engine.
He literally said it was the show model.

Like I know what a show model means.
The model actually used on the show. As in that is THE Stepney. Oh and, an update on Sir Hadyn, they got a fire built up today, as long as he runs ok he'll be at the Talyllyn soon.
2  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Ranking Bachmanns Next Engine on: April 16, 2018, 09:47:26 AM
Terence is that your own OO Stepney? He looks very good! I had to look several times to realize he wasn't a metal toy engine.
Around season 4 or 5 the crew took shots like these of all of the engines they had. It's how so many people are now able and willing to make replicas of the models used on the show. One guy has a replica Thomas, he's making Gordon as we speak. Another is making Henry and yet another is making James. They use these images to make sure it's accurate.
3  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Everything Thomas Thread on: March 22, 2018, 04:19:41 PM
Really nice Tidmouth Sheds, but I'm more interested in you Hiro custom, Hiro's always been my favorite CGI character ever since Hero of the Rails came out. I've been saying for years that bachmann should make him, maybe one day...
4  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: OFFICIAL 2018 ANNOUNCEMENTS on: February 18, 2018, 04:30:53 PM
Im going to try to keep this positive.

I'm excited to get Gordon's Express coaches. I have Gordon who had to pull the red coaches, it doesn't look right, I was thinking about getting Bachmann Branchline coaches but now I don't have to.
Also, it'd be silly to change the tooling of the coaches, because the Jam Filled twitter account revealed they'd be fixing the coach models so they'd better resemble the coaches from the model series, instead of the skinny ones that require two models due to being so small, so they can get good interior shots. Point being, there's no point in changing the mold, if it'll go right back soon. Plus it saves money. So I'm pretty sure it'll just be a re-release of the old ones, maybe with an updated paint scheme. I wonder how many I'll get?

Also very excited for the NG Coaches, I don't have a very steady hand so painting the shapeways models would be very difficult for me.

As for Grumpy Deisel, I'm suprised they did this instead of and updated Thomas or Percy. Those two are flagship models for the range and people always have to modify them to get them to look right. We definitely need new faces for them. But it's nice to see official alternate faces, I'll still probably get the shapeways faces for certain characters, but who knows, maybe we'll get a cheeky Thomas or something in the future.

I'm also excited to see the Spiteful Brakevan come over to HO. It seemed odd to have such a simple piece make it into large scale but not HO.

We know bachmann looks at the forum, as they've mentioned it before in a video where they showed off Rheneas and Rosie. So Daisy will probably be brought up in their talks with Mattel at some point. Who knows, maybe they can rig up the eye mechanism so that it follows the tracks as she turns a corner, through the movement of the bogies. Only time will tell. But those are my thoughts on the matter.
5  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends in 2018 on: February 13, 2018, 08:28:29 AM
He's still here, he just hasn't posted in a while. He probably just doesn't feel the need to post anything right now, so he doesn't. But I'll leave it to him to comment on why. Just know he's not gone, not yet atleast.
6  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: John Bull on: February 05, 2018, 11:50:17 AM
I've got the exact same problem with my John Bull set. If you could post what you find works for it that'd be amazing. It bothers me even when it's static in my yard.
7  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Smoke Fluid on: January 20, 2018, 10:08:33 PM
do they have one that smells like coal smoke?

Evidently this company has a bottle that smells exactly like a Union Pacific.
http://www.megasteam.com

I've never used it myself so I couldn't tell you if it works, but somebody makes it.
8  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Narrow Gauge Modeling Thread on: December 26, 2017, 04:18:52 PM
Hello to All:
Chaz Your mine scene is an inspiration to all of us showing what can be done in HOn30 or OO9 for those in the UK. I was especially happy to see your Duke loco again.

For those of you that have posted about issues with Rheneas mine looks perfectly fine to me with no warping or paint issues, just lucky I guess.

I just had an opportunity to prime all of the castings for my Mighty Mac project and with some more warmer weather I hope to get the painting finished this week. My brass plates are also due soon from Narrow Planet.

As soon as I can figure out why my photos are not posting correctly I will post more when the painting is done. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong with Flikr?

On another note I wanted to take the time to thank Chaz for starting this thread. I think this is one of the most helpful and informative threads going here. Another modeler on the HO threads was talking about the lack of project related posts over there so we are lucky to have so many modelers sharing information over here.

So Happy New Year to You All,
Grandpuff

I've been using TinyPic, and it's been working flawlessly. You can upload any picture from your phone's album for instance. http://tinypic.com/?t=postupload . I don't even have an account. For instance, here's one of your photos I took from your Flickr.

Hope this helps.

HLCR
9  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March on: December 04, 2017, 10:17:25 AM
Seems weird that Bachmann can't just send the Talyllyn Railway an email for blueprints/measurements of Sir Haydn if they really want to make Sir Handel. I'm sure they would comply/come to a deal if it meant getting another RTR model of one of their engines. To add, many photo references exist, and there's the Corris Railway locomotives as well they could get measurements from.
I know from experience that modeling things based solely on reference pictures is extremely difficult. When ever I model something I either try to get great side and front picture or blueprints of some sort. Sir Handle wouldn't be as accurate if they just used reference pictures. So they would either need to take the measurements themselves or get blueprints from who will most likely be the Corris Railway.
10  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March on: November 30, 2017, 11:18:45 PM
Can't wait to see him! I'm sure he's a lovely model!
11  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: James is coming soon! on: November 30, 2017, 11:17:56 PM
The item number will be the same as the current number.

You will have to ask vendors online if it's the new or older version.
That or you could just look at the wheels, if it's still in box, if it's out of box, at this point it's almost definitely a modified old one.
12  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Everything Thomas Thread on: November 27, 2017, 01:52:37 AM
There's now enough funds to buy her, now they just need transportation and storage cost! Can't wait until she looks like her old self!
13  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Everything Thomas Thread on: November 25, 2017, 09:29:13 PM
i have donated and i suggest anyone who is able do so as well. It's rare that Thomas fans have the chance to save something so amazing from our history.

Indeed, I can't myself due to a medical emergency in my family and the holidays, but that's why I'm spreading the word. Just to hopefully answer a few questions, she does, in fact, run. She'll run perfectly when she gets a new chain to keep her wheels in line. The team is also trying to find out if they can truly advertise her as the movie prop, and if they can add back the smokebox door, her face, her lamps, whistle, dome, bunker, etc. It is said that most of this can be done with wood, which is what she's made mostly out of.

While we're on the topic of lady, wouldn't it be amazing if they brought her back in CGI! Someone already made a cgi model of her, which plenty of people thought was official, and it looked amazing. Maybe this will trigger that to happen.

But regardless, we need to save this beautiful locomotive, or the person to purchase her may destroy her, or alter her to be nothing more than a road sign. It's almost like the original story of lady, she was destroyed and now she must be protected and repaired. So let's join together, stoke up the magic in the mountain so the lady may smile again.


Edit/Update: Lady's original paint colorwas preserved under the new paint!

This will make restoration much easier, she'll still need new paint in most places, but atleast we can match it now for sure, instead of guessing based on pictures! This is becoming a better and better piece.

Update #2: Lady is extremely close to being purchased. There was an excess of donations today including one for $1000. People are currently donating left and right to save such a monumental piece of Thomas and friends history. If you can, please do donate, as after they purchase her, she still needs to be moved and restored, and they still need more than $300 dollars to purchase her, they're just now extremely close! Thank you to anyone who donated. I'm going to continue to try to spread the word!
14  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Everything Thomas Thread on: November 24, 2017, 11:36:00 PM
So someone found this old life sized last prop and it's in a bad shape, but for sale, so someone wants to purchase and restore her to her former glory. Here's the gofundme page. It's apparently "Trending"!

https://www.gofundme.com/restore-the-magic-large-lady-prop
15  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: James is coming soon! on: November 22, 2017, 02:22:34 PM
Does anyone think Bachmann will soon make James in the CGI face?
Probably not as that updated picture doesn't have a new face. But Spencer is missing his front buffers in his picture so you never know.
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