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1  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: No new On30 announcements. on: July 08, 2016, 07:41:36 PM
This is the info:



This appears to have the same chassis that the 'Side Door' caboose has.

I am glad to see the tribute to Lee Riley as I was worried Bachmann wouldn't have the drive to continue with On30 without him.
2  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Official 2015 Announcements on: August 28, 2015, 06:16:03 PM
I wasn't expecting anything new in On30, so this was nice to see. I hope Bachmann are rewarded for continuing to release items that we suggest. We just need an outside framed 2-6-2 now...  Wink

I will be tempted to get a PRR one to go with my original 2-6-0.

...and I really hope the sound module has some different whistles from all the others.
3  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: This Years New Announcements on: August 22, 2014, 11:33:48 AM
Maybe, just maybe?

https://twitter.com/bachmanntrains/statuses/502837934635384832
4  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Some questions for Bachmann re On30. on: July 27, 2014, 08:35:16 AM
For me, and others the great thing about On30 was the scope for customising. The 2-8-0 with it's different smoke box options and the forneys with inside and outside framed versions was genius. As a result I now own two of the former and three of the latter.

I feel the On30 loco range has been lacking in this recently. The increase in cost makes things difficult as it makes me think twice about buying a new loco. Yes the 2-4-4-2 looks nice, but I already have a 2-6-6-2.

There are still some winners though. The heisler is an exquisite model and the 18ft cars are ideal for my layout and I struggled to get mine as they were selling out so fast!

Has Bachmann ever considered making a loco in On30 that is not part of the Spectrum line? I think something like (or exactly the same as  Wink) the Big Hauler 2-4-2 would be popular.
5  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: This Years New Announcements on: July 18, 2014, 06:34:28 PM
Very disappointing. I'm surprised no more 18ft cars have been announced as the first lot seemed to be very successful.

I'm still hoping for a 2-6-2, but I'm not holding my breath.  Embarrassed
6  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: This Years New Announcements on: July 13, 2014, 03:06:08 PM
In the past most of the NMRA announcements appear first on the Model Railroader website.
7  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Installing DCC in On30 T boiler Shay on: July 13, 2014, 03:02:57 PM
There is a 8pin socket in the bunker. Just plug in an 8pin decoder. It's the same with the climax too.
8  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Short cars on: December 21, 2013, 07:31:21 AM
Do you have any idea when the 18 ft. Box Car with Murphy Roof is planned to be released? I think they were meant to be here this time of year, but I haven't seen any yet.

I'm really glad Bachmann made these. They have a great amount of detail which matches the loco range nicely. I also have quite a small layout, so they are really useful.

I hope Bachmann consider making a caboose that is the same style as the 18ft. cars. With similar features as the Side Door Caboose, which is another great item.
I would also be interested in an 18ft Pulpwood Car, which would be quite easy for Bachmann to make.
9  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Waiting for a Bachmann 2-6-2 Prairie on: December 14, 2013, 09:33:20 AM
I started to scratch build a SR&RL 2-6-2 a few years ago because I got bored for waiting for a RTR one. I lost interest in building it because I knew it would never be as good as a Bachmann one.

Please Bachmann, you seem to have done all the other 'classics'. An outside framed 2-6-2 would be a great addition to any On30 fleet.
10  Discussion Boards / On30 / Bachmann On30 Product Announcement at NMRA 2013 on: July 19, 2013, 10:59:00 AM
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WHITCOMB 50-TON CENTER-CAB DIESEL

(SOUND READY; BACHMANN ITEM NO. 44955 NEEDED FOR SOUND-ON-BOARD PERFORMANCE)

Suggested price: $425.00 each

SHIPPING OCTOBER 2013

Bachmann is excited to introduce the 50-Ton Center-Cab Whitcomb On30 diesel locomotive. It is being offered in a DCC-equipped model ready for the addition of 16-bit Tsunami® plug-and-play prototypical sound. (Separate-sale Item No. 44955, Whitcomb Plug-and-Play Sound Module, required for sound-on-board performance.)

Item No. 29201 MIDWEST QUARRY (silver & black)
Item No. 29202 PAINTED, UNLETTERED - ORANGE and CREAM
Item No. 29203 PAINTED, UNLETTERED - YELLOW with BLACK STRIPES
Item No. 29204 PAINTED, UNLETTERED - RED with YELLOW



WHITCOMB PLUG-AND-PLAY SOUND MODULE
Item No. 44955 • $125.00
SHIPPING OCTOBER 2013

It's still not the 2-6-2 I was hoping for, but it's a pretty cool locomotive.

The rest of the Bachmann Product Announcements at NMRA 2013 can be found here: http://www.bachmanntrains.net/Catalogs/2013/NMRA_2013.pdf
11  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Another HEISLER question on: February 24, 2013, 10:37:12 AM
I found your thread on RMweb (also added you as a friend) I'll be watching if you put up any more pictures.

I am currently debating with myself if I should get one. Since I already have too many engines and the Heisler is quite expensive.
12  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Another HEISLER question on: February 24, 2013, 09:51:18 AM
Maybe, depending on how long it lasted in traffic.

The Straight stack is most likely if the engine was built for oil firing, but if it was converted to oil I would say it could still use what ever stack it was built with. As with most On30 items, personal preference is the most important.

Does the oil load look the same as on the shay and climax or something different? Pictures would be helpful.  Wink

I'm surprised it doesn't come with a wood fuel load.
13  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Unlettered standard boxcars return on: February 11, 2013, 04:50:19 PM
In the 2013 Catalog on page 247 & 248: http://estore.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=67&products_id=4671
The current 18ft boxcar is Item No. 26501, on the same page is box car Item No. 26551, without a picture.

I didn't think about a cross between the current coach and observation car. I would think it would be a bit strange to have a coach with windows at one end and not have it as an observation car.

I guess we will have to wait and see unless someone from Bachmann can shed light on the topic.
14  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Unlettered standard boxcars return on: February 11, 2013, 02:19:30 PM
There are these as well:

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18' Freight Cars BOX CAR with MURPHY ROOF OXIDE RED, DATA ONLY

Convertible Coach/Observation Car(with lighted interior)

Observation railing is included with
each car so you can easily convert from
Coach to Observation, if desired.

PAINTED, UNLETTERED
BURGUNDY with GOLD LINING

PAINTED, UNLETTERED
OLIVE with GOLD LINING

The box cars should have a new roof and the coaches sounds like it will be a new body with the normal coach chassis and roof.
15  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: New Locomotives on: August 29, 2012, 12:50:53 PM
or one of the small ex-SAR&H, now Welsh Highlands Beyer Garretts.

I wish I knew where this myth came from.
The NGG 16s are the biggest steam engines on 2ft gauge in the world. They are not small, for a narrow gauge engine anyway. They are 48 ft 3.25 in (14.713 m) long, 7 ft (2.134 m) wide and 10 ft 4 in (3.150 m) tall.

So it may have a slightly smaller loading gauge than a K-37 (by 3ft), but am I right in saying these were rebuilt from standard gauge engines?
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