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1  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Future of Bachmann Thomas on: November 05, 2017, 08:44:44 PM
I can see brand-new merchandise for Edward and Henry slowing down rapidly in the coming months. Part of me wants to buy a spare Wooden Railway Henry before he's off store shelves...  Undecided

This is why I haven't waited for Black Friday and beyond to finish collecting the original "Steam Team" in HO. Using Amazon as the "standard" for low prices, I was able to get Edward for pretty cheap (around $55.) Henry was a tough find, though, and the lowest price I found was around $70. On Amazon he's at $84 right now, and Edward's at $79. If you're looking for them in HO, I'd pick them up quick, lest they sell out before the Black Friday madness.
2  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends in 2018 on: October 30, 2017, 05:14:52 PM
Does anyone have an inkling that this extended sellout of Percy and James in HO is leading to a redesigned Percy as well as James for the Black Friday/holiday season? Total shot in the dark here, but the timing could make it possible; there's no way Bachmann wouldn't have another production run ready for the holidays at the very least.
3  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Large scale Gordon on: October 26, 2017, 09:57:36 PM
Do Arry and Bert still even have roles in the TV series significant enough to warrant electric models in any scale? I haven't seen any episodes since around season 12.
4  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Model railway plans, limited space on: October 26, 2017, 05:57:06 PM
Agreed with sparks, keep it simple. Pick from Knapford or Tidmouth and model one or the other. With either you could fit a bunch of engines as static models while operating one or two on separate circuits.
5  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: How old should a cjild be to be givrn a ho set? on: October 24, 2017, 10:51:48 PM
8 years and older is the specification recommended by Bachmann and most other manufacturers. I would agree with it.

P.S. your phone's "keyboard" is terrible
6  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Model railway plans, limited space on: October 24, 2017, 10:49:32 PM
Details would be helpful.
7  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Future of Bachmann Thomas on: October 17, 2017, 01:32:12 PM
I just hope they get the rest of the original six NG engines done, which for all we know could be 2025 at this rate.
8  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Skarloey availability on: October 14, 2017, 07:55:49 PM
I imagine there will be a restocking for the Black Friday and/or Christmas rushes. Same thing with the HO scale Thomas, Percy and James.
9  Discussion Boards / HO / Painting Locomotive Wheels on: October 07, 2017, 07:44:47 PM
Hey all,

What method do you recommend for painting locomotive wheels safely (as in without damaging any other parts of the locomotive) ?



I ask because, as you can see, Bachmann's James the Red Engine has light gray wheels and axleboxes on the tender where these should all be matte black, and I don't want to mess up my brand-new model. Black Sharpie has been recommended to me in this case, but it doesn't get in all the nooks and crannies and comes off when it's overwritten.
10  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Rheneas coming Early March on: August 04, 2017, 02:45:31 PM
This is really starting to get to me. I backordered Rheneas in September of last year, only to be told multiple times that he was on further backorder. Right now he's available for backorder at TrainWorld for $99, yet the item page says it is due to be in stock as of July 31.
ALL I WANT IS MY MODEL, BACHMANN. Please get Rheneas out there soon!
11  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Rheneas - Dimensions and Release Date? on: June 13, 2017, 10:06:23 PM
Well, it's good to know that the ERTL size comparison I read about was most likely correct; Rheneas' ERTL model was overly wide and possibly a bit short, so now I have an idea of what to expect for him.
So what are the dimensions on the Bachmann Skarloey, Duke? I can convert them to imperial units without a problem.
12  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: OFFICIAL 2017 THOMAS & FRIENDS NEW PRODUCTS ANNOUNCEMENT! on: June 12, 2017, 01:46:10 AM
Next, after all of the TV series Narrow Gauge engines (including Bertram, Duke, Freddie, Mighty Mac, Luke, and Millie), are you guys gonna do Ivo Hugh and Smudger?

Not a chance that any of those engines get made except for perhaps Luke and Smudger (since he was a Rheneas repaint.) Bachmann will definitely focus on the "core six" in the coming years more than the CGI-era characters.
13  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Rheneas - Dimensions and Release Date? on: June 12, 2017, 01:41:03 AM
So I'm building a layout focused around the episode Gallant Old Engine which includes a tunnel. Can anyone provide me with approximate measurements (perhaps using Skarloey as a reference) for the model? I have been told that he will be about the size of his ERTL model, which I am a bit skeptical of, but then again I don't know anything about it; I haven't even seen Skarloey's model IRL for a size comparison.

And while we're on the subject, has Bachmann provided an exact release date for Rheneas? I have read rumors ranging anywhere from next month to January of 2018, and would like to clear things up if possible.
14  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: HO narrow gauge locomotive Question on: May 27, 2017, 10:11:37 PM
^what he said: not at this moment, but Rheneas' release is looming, and Rusty was announced for 2018.
15  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: OFFICIAL 2017 THOMAS & FRIENDS NEW PRODUCTS ANNOUNCEMENT! on: February 24, 2017, 07:27:51 PM
No. We must have newbies spamming topics and posts of "can bachmann make this obscure engine/piece of rolling stock??? k thx byyyyeeee!" All the time. It's the nature of this fandom/containment board.
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