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1  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Battling the tarry build up. The fight is real.. on: November 15, 2017, 03:49:53 PM
"....i guess there could be some arcing going on.  .."

Turn the lights in the space off,  and see what ya see  !?

doug c
2  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: EGGLINERS HAVE ARRIVED! on: November 03, 2017, 03:39:16 PM
What would be terrific .... a early 2018 announcement of  Canada flag eggliners !

Missed a marketing moment last yr.  as mentioned in another thread posting (ref. Canada's 150yr...),  but still not too late, maybe even a small decal  lower panel "150+".  

IF Bachmann is again exhibiting (already registered ?) for ST'18,   they could dropship  1-2 dozen to sell thru a regional vendor (with show booth),   for  a special show/introductory pricepoint (saaay max. $151cdn)    Wink


doug c   Grin
3  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Bachmann promotional or discount codes. on: October 21, 2017, 04:38:14 PM
the most recent one received within my inbox . . . .  "Spooky"  !

More details also within this thread;,34049.0.html

doug c
4  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Egg Liners on: April 08, 2017, 03:20:49 PM
I just realized early this a.m.  (no ! eggs are usually on Sunday),  that Kader/Bachmann  missed a sales opportunity not developing a Canadian flag Egg-Liner.

2017 =  Canada's 150th anni'  ,   Vimy Ridge 100th,   and they could ah rolled it out in the first quarter  at their booth {Field 2-46} within  Canada's Largest Train show !

Imho of course   Wink

doug c

5  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / SUPERTRAIN 2017 . . . . . on: April 08, 2017, 02:35:57 PM
 . . . a IASTS !

April 22-23 < Genesis Centre < Calgary < Alberta < CANADA !

General Info ~  Huh?

About the Host/Organizers ~  Cool

Exhibitors/Vendors ~ ehhhh !
{Bachmann Field 2-46 }

Parking ~

Plus there is another option --- CalgaryTransit LRT, to ride a train to THE train show. Less than 10 min. walk from Last station on the BlueLine !

All the best to you and yours.

doug c  Wink

* InternationalAllScalesTrainShow - IMHO !
{ and yes, the Aussies did make the journey last year   Smiley }

p.s. new vendor/exhibitor for 2018 ?
6  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: To the Bachmann -Development of engines on: January 24, 2017, 08:55:25 PM
"...if the prices were to increase by 45% I would clearly be unable to buy new products no matter how desirable they were even if produced..."

Will this tax be charged to the u.s.-based end user/consumer,   if purchase made of (Bachmann) product from retail 'off-shore'  ?

When we've had to purchase items from us-based sources (for decades) and import them (obviously) as retail purchases they came across the border (model railway/hobby) tariff/duty-free. 

Maybe companies will have to finally seriously talk to say  'off-shore' (Cdn.) retailers about selling more of the product (read --- offer more attractive wholesale pricing) so us-based end-users and manufacturers can avoid this forecast tax. 

doug c

p.s. of course we have money exchange rate (+/- ?), CC conversion rate (5%), fed. tax 5%,  customs handling fee per parcel ($10cdn),  and prov. sales tax when applicable  (AB presently has no pst Smiley ),  plus shpg.    Although when I attended the LS shows in the usa  4 times it was a time  when I could load a extra duffle with purchased product and only incur only any exchange rate  and CC conver. rate .... now it is the airlines that fee ya to death so this is no longer a option,  and one of the reasons why I haven't flown nor attended a LSTS since '04 !
7  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Passenger Car Population on: November 29, 2016, 07:43:29 PM
- Gum ?


- maybe one of these,

- Or just a drop from a hot glue gun on either the seat or butt.   I've found the 'glue' tends to rub off when release needed. 

doug c      Smiley

8  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Aristo replacement parts from Bachmann? on: November 23, 2016, 04:11:43 PM
The best thing to do is wordsmith a letter of interest and what has been expressed within this thread. 

Send it to Bachmann via email and/or hardcopy snailmail.   Also run-off a copy (or two) previous to attending any train shows that might be attended by B'mann representatives  to personally hand to them.   

IF i was able to attend ST'17 I would offer to pass on a hard copy to the B'mann reps that might attend our show again !     

Will anything come of it ? Possibly nothing will,  but way better chance  than if ya just expect (B'mann) principles  to be surfing the 'net reading these threads.

doug c

p.s. if you do wordsmith a letter of interest send me a 'copy',  I'll convey to others up here who may have similiar interests to sign,  and personally hand to any reps they encounter ...
9  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: 55 three ton shay on: October 16, 2016, 05:42:29 PM

Here is the link to their online pdf file for the 55T  schematics which will show (i think) waaay more than you ask Smiley

If you bought brand new,  it should ah been included within the original packaging  imho  !?

doug c
10  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Eggliners on: September 03, 2016, 02:15:25 PM
Too bad they did not plan to roll out a  'Canadian Flag'  eggliner !

..would likely sell more than the American Independence 'un.

doug c
11  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Bachmann L&B Loco "LYN", G scale.b on: June 22, 2016, 11:38:03 PM
Thanks Joe   Will not waste time trying to attach on B'mann board again Smiley
12  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Bachmann L&B Loco "LYN", G scale.b on: June 17, 2016, 01:38:27 PM
Yes they do !

To see what the original unit package contains;

Personally even though I am a user of hook'nloop couplers,   I hacked in a smaller kadee coupler on the front  since I do not forecast anything else in front of the engine.    Then for the rear, hacked in another manufacturer's  HnL coupler since I found the included B'mann ones just did not 'work' for me.

doug c

p.s. tried to attach grand total 120kb/2 photos  but only got the infamous, "The upload folder is full. Please try a smaller file and/or contact an administrator".  Even when trying just one file photo of less than 60kb !
13  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / the 2016 SUPERTRAIN . . . . on: April 10, 2016, 07:49:12 PM
Canada > alberta > calgary > genesis centre > April 16 & 17th, 2016 > 9am-5pm Smiley

general info;


{includes international suppliers such as; BACHMANN industries, badger air brush, bowser, rapido, north american railcar, intermountain railway .... }


{and yes the last northeast line LRT station is less than a 10min. stroll from the show venue if ya wish to (pay'n)ride a train to a train show and eliminate the stress of finding a parking spot}

Personally refer to our show as a InternationalAllScalesTrainShow since we do have exhibitors and attendees from all over ... someone mentioned to me of a railfan planning to attend from Australia this yr.

doug c

food trucks are back and the long range weather forecast looks great for them,
i enjoyed 2 great meals off the 'take it and go yyc' truck last yr. !}
14  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Plug'n'play battery hookup on: February 05, 2016, 06:56:18 PM
This post might be of use for ya,  granted the Climax is probably a totally diff. electronics puzzle than the other Bachmann engines.

But you may find some similarities  looking thru Paul Norton's (OttawaValleGRS) fantastic write-ups regards  battery power, sound and Crest Revo-flavoured systems, to get you in the 'region' here is the link to  Revo' in a B'mann 4-6-0 (Annie);

Warning: a lot of material to peruse/explore  Smiley
doug c
15  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Loco Bill's new indoor layout construction. on: February 05, 2016, 06:39:27 PM
Thanks Bill for taking the time to show the world what can be accomplished indoors in 'G'  !! 

Your world (trackside) is shaping up to be a very busy one  Smiley

doug c
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