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166  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 4-4-0 and 2-6-6-2 in On30 to be produced on: March 09, 2007, 02:33:13 PM
To me the real issue for a 4-4-0 is the mechanism and body.  It will get converted and redetailed to what I want it to look like.  I would probably wind up with two - one as a cabbage stacked wood burner and the other as a straight stack oil burner.  Thus, I would wait for a less expensive one from Bachmann.

The 2-6-6-2 though, I will obtain from MMI.  The Sumpter Valley 2-6-6-2s are my all time favorite big narrow gauge power. It will be my one piece of superpower and given its size and weight, as a die-cast locomotive, it will probably pull every piece of rolling stock I have.

Add a Heisler to the roster and no more locomotives.

167  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 4-4-0 and 2-6-6-2 in On30 to be produced on: March 06, 2007, 11:50:49 AM
Bachmann and MMI probably compete for a slightly different market.  I probably won't get a 4-4-0, as much as I want one, but have to have a 2-6-6-2 - this will be the only truly BIG POWER on my railroad.

My favorite type of locomotives, narrow gauge or standard, are the big articulated locomotives.  I am willing to pay for one of these - it will be the "showcase" locomotive on the lay-out.  I am also willing to bet that since it is die-cast, it will be heavy and will be able to pull every piece of rolling stock I own.

Again, MMI probably gets more of the "brass oriented" modeler as their stuff is well detailed - it is just that the price of brass had become unaffordable.  Die-cast allows for nearly as detailed locomotives at a reasonable price - compared to that of the same locomotive in brass.
168  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: ? Heisler ? on: March 05, 2007, 10:03:13 PM
Boring for who?  Some of us really want a Heisler.
169  Discussion Boards / On30 / 4-4-0 and 2-6-6-2 in On30 to be produced on: March 05, 2007, 10:02:09 PM
I almost hate to post this message here, but given the pestering of the poor BachMAN on this site about the desire for a 4-4-0 in On30, I can post the news so we will leave him alone on this matter.

MMI, the die-cast division of PSC, has announced a 4-4-0 to be released in both On3 and On30.  You can go to the web site for Southwest Narrow Gauge to see the exact details.

MMI will also be bringing in the Uintah/Sumpter Valley 2-6-6-2s in both On3 and On30.

With the arrival of these two locomotives, the Kentwood & Southern will only be lacking a Heisler, hint, hint, and its steam roster will be complete!
170  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: For Bach Man on: March 01, 2007, 03:52:02 PM

I have long used Tony's Train Exchange for all things DCC related.  You can find their web site by doing a search.

They even have an installation service which you might wish to avail yourself of.

171  Discussion Boards / On30 / Installing DCC in a Bachmann On30 Trolley power unit on: February 26, 2007, 10:42:33 AM
I am using the power unit from a Bachmann On30 Trolley as the power unit for a Tom Yorke diesel switcher kit.  I am also doing my first ever DCC install as well.

The installation directions say to make sure the motor is "isolated as not all motors come isolated and ready for DCC installation."  First, what does this mean, and second, is the motor on this power unit "isolated?"

Second, which direction is "forward" or left rail or right rail on the unit and how can you tell?

172  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: ? Heisler ? on: February 21, 2007, 04:42:07 PM
Heisler, Heisler, Heisler we want a Heisler!
173  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Mr. Bachmann - New York Toy Fair on: February 12, 2007, 01:32:02 PM
Mr. Bachmann,

Can we expect new product announcements later this week when the New York Toy Fair is over?  I am particularly hopeful for certain On30 items!

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