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1  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Generic Wishlist for 2018 on: January 01, 2018, 10:06:45 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes,

To all O Scale modelers -

This is the "Generic" Wishlist for 2018.
Here, you can post anything you want, including suggestions for Bachmann / WBB, regarding products that you want to see produced.
"The sky is the limit" with this wish list.

Keep in mind that I am not an employee of the Bachmann / WBB company, and I am not associated in any way with the Bachmann / WBB company, so comments and suggestions should be directed to "3 Rail" or "The Bachmann"
-JP
2  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / JP's Wishlist for 2018 on: January 01, 2018, 10:04:49 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes,

Here are some ideas for possible products that could be produced by WBB:

For those like me who are into Transit/Trolley/Rapid Transit/Light Rail/Interurban/Subway trains, my ideas for future WBB products are as follows: (yes, I know WBB produced Peter Witt trolleys, but here are more ideas) These would be for the O scale product line.

-PCC Railbus - this was basically a de-electrified PCC and fitted with a gas or diesel engine for running without overhead wires. The New Haven RR used one long ago
-double end 2 truck j.g. brill trolleys - open and enclosed versions
-Steeple-cab electric locos
-PCCs - both double and single end
-Breda/Kinki-Sharyo/Boeing-Vertol Light Rail Vehicles - As currently used by the Mass Bay Transit Authority (Boston MBTA)
-Subway cars - NYCTA (New York City) and MBTA (Boston MA)
-Metro North M 2/4/6/8, M 1/3/5/7/9 commuter cars
-Metro North Bombardier "push/pull" commuter cars
-Long Island M 2/4/6/8, M 1/3/5/7/9 commuter cars
-Long Island Bombardier "push/pull" commuter cars
-Boston MBTA Bombardier "push/pull" commuter cars
-single truck double end birney safety trolleys
-Perley-Thomas New Orleans trolleys - both the original green "Streetcar named Desire" ones and the later red "Riverfront" replica trolleys that were destroyed in Hurricane Katrina (many of these relpica trolleys have since been rebuilt, and operate on the New Orleans Public Service Inc. system)
-San Fransisco cable cars
-Ex Philadelphia SEPTA, now San Fransisco "F" Line PCCs as reconditioned/restored by Brookville Equipment Company of Pennsylvania, and painted to represent various cities that once ran PCCs
-Amtrak (or other road name) Metroliner EMU cars - these cars have similar body shape as Amfleet passenger cars, but include pantographs, control cabs at one or both ends, and traction motor equipped trucks
-Budd SPV 2000 EMU rapid transit cars featuring roadnames of railroads that ran them such as Amtrak and Connecticut's Metro North Railroad
-Budd B.U.R.T. Rapid Transit EMU Commuter Cars
-New Jersey Transit DMU Light Rail Rapid Transit Cars
-Philadelphia SEPTA Bullet rapid transit cars
-Philadelphia SEPTA LRV's - both sinlge and double end
-Philadelphia "Strafford" Rapid Transit cars - These cars were essentially a cross between a streetcar, and an Interurban car. These cars were powered by 3rd rail only, much like a rapid transit subway train and could run as single cars or multiple unit trains.
-Chicago North Shore Line/Philadelphia Red Arrow Electroliners
-Chicago, North Shore, and Milwaukee high speed Interurban cars - including the famous 'Silverliners'
-US DOT "State of the Art" Cars (SoAc) - Only 2 were built as experimental replacements for older subway cars and were tested in city subways in Boston, New York City, Chicago, and Philadelphia. The 2 cars were not accepted by any of the city subway systems in which they were tested, and ultimately became static exhibit cars at the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport Maine. See this link: http://trolleymuseum.org/collection/browse.php?id=SOAC1RDC
-"Sprinter" DMU Light Rail rapid transit cars
-"Pay As You Enter" (P.A.Y.E.) Trolley Cars
- Type S-70 Light Rail Transit cars
- Toronto TTC CLRV's / ALRV's
- Montreal Tramways "Golden Chariot" Open topped, Tiered seat Observation trolley - Only 4 of these truly unique trolleys exist, and all 4 are preserved, restored, and operate at various museums: Seashore Trolley Museum (Kennebunkport Maine) Montreal Tramways #2, Warehouse Point Trolley Museum (East Windsor Connecticut) Montreal Tramways #4, and Expo Rail (Canada) Montreal Tramways #'s 1 & 3

Anyone reading this post is more than welcome to post replies, comments or other ideas specifically relating to Transit/Trolley/Rapid Transit/Light Rail/Interurban/Subway trains (Not steam / diesel / freight trains), here in the forums. The WBB guys would love to read your input as well.

Please be aware that I myself Do Not work for WBB, Nor am I Affiliated with WBB in Any Way.

Please direct your comments / replies / ideas to "Inside Track", "3 Rail", or "The Bach Mann".

Sincerely: JP

Anyone wishing to reply to my post Directly, May Do So using the following E-Mail address: jpstrainyard@yahoo.com

Otherwise, just post your replies here in the forums.

Note 1: replies, comments, or other ideas should be related to transit, Transit/Trolley/Rapid Transit/Light Rail/Interurban/Subway trains only.

Note 2: replies, comments, or other ideas Not Related to the above in "Note 1" should be posted in a separate generic "Wish List for 2018"
3  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: E-Z Street Layout Design on: October 08, 2017, 10:09:27 PM
JP, of Acton MA, USA writes,
There used to be downloadable 'templates', that were essentially images of the Super Streets (currently known as E-Z Streets) tracks, that you could print out, and then cut out the images, to make a 'mock up' of your track design, before creating the actual layout. If you have E-Z Streets tracks and a color copier / printer, you could simply place sections of straight, curved, and X-over tracks on your copier / printer, and make your own photo-copied templates.

Also, there is a website: http://rrtrack.com/, that actually has downloadable track layout software. Not sure if it has the E-Z Streets, though.
Hope this helps.
Sincerely: JP 
4  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Need info on Williams #55 Mighty Mite on: July 29, 2016, 10:05:11 PM
After doing a Google search for "Williams #55, Mighty Mite", the results showed that the Mighty Mite is the same thing as the Ready Made Toys 'Beep' GP-9 locos.
Interesting to know that. The Mighty Mites go as far back as when they were originally produced by Kusan, befefore Williams acquired the tooling.
-JP
5  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Need info on Williams #55 Mighty Mite on: June 07, 2016, 07:57:01 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes,
Do you have any pics of the 'Mighty Mite' loco?
-JP
6  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Why no new Williams product this year? on: May 01, 2016, 11:25:20 AM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes:
For the time being, Lionel will start out with producing the Weaver freight cars.
Interesting to know about Lionel buying Weaver engine molds, and
Atlas buying some Weaver stuff as well.

I agree, it would be interesting to see what happens.
-JP
7  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Boston & Maine Passenger Cars on: April 25, 2016, 01:12:07 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes:

if there was a high enough percentage of folks who are looking for those particular cars, then there is a chance that WBB would produce them.
I'm sure you could find B&M cars from other manufacturers, such as Lionel and MTH, for now.

By the way, don't think you are 'talking to a wall'. Folks Are Reading Your Posts, and if they have an idea or an answer, They Will Reply.

Sometimes I feel the same way - I post something, but then no one reads or replies to it. Do I post stuff like 'Hello, Is anyone there?' No I don't, because its really not necessary.

-JP
8  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Why no new Williams product this year? on: April 24, 2016, 11:10:12 AM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes:
Lee, Here is a link to a TCA video, that mentions that Lionel will be producing Weaver products.
http://tcamembers.org/netvision/lionel.htm

Weaver actually went out of business, sometime in 2015.
-JP
9  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Why no new Williams product this year? on: April 22, 2016, 01:13:35 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes: As far as I understand, RMT will be completely out of business, by the end of April 2016.
I know that Aristo Craft (temporarily) took over the RMT production, selling trains under the RMT by Arist'O' name, but that was short lived, since Aristo Craft ended up going out of business, now under the Polk's Generation Next name.
As for Weaver, It looks like Lionel will be taking over, using Weaver tooling to create freight cars under the Lion Scale name.

-JP
10  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Why no new Williams product this year? on: April 15, 2016, 08:03:40 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes:
Perhaps, the reason why there are no new Williams products, is because takes a train load of $$$$ and resources, especially to make the molds, and the castings for new products. Its usually cheaper for WBB to simply re-hash previous products, vs. introducing new products.
Companies like Lionel and MTH continue to introduce new stuff, all the time, while WBB is more 'relaxed' and 'laid back'.
Just saying. Don't have to take my word for it.
-JP
11  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Williams front boiler cover j class? on: April 12, 2016, 08:42:41 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes:
If your Williams J Class loco is the same size and shape as a Lionel N&W J Class 4-8-4, you might be able to get a Lionel part, and repaint it into Pennsylvania colors.
There is an online parts listing for Williams products, but they only list 'certain' parts (ie. replacement trucks for the Peter Witt trolley)
Hope this helps.
-JP
12  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Ready Made Toys "Beep" (Geep) Diesel loco wiring issue on: March 31, 2016, 03:02:35 PM
Interesting to know that.
Thanks Len.
-JP
13  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Ready Made Toys "Beep" (Geep) Diesel loco wiring issue on: March 29, 2016, 08:36:21 PM
Hi Len.
Thank you so much.
This should be very helpful, as its more detailed than the diagram I got from RMT, which didn't show what I needed to see.

-JP
14  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Ready Made Toys "Beep" (Geep) Diesel loco wiring issue on: March 28, 2016, 01:42:52 PM
Ok. Thanks.
Some pics would also be helpful.
-JP
15  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Ready Made Toys "Beep" (Geep) Diesel loco wiring issue on: March 26, 2016, 04:10:35 PM
JP, of Acton MA, USA wirtes:
Hi Len.
It was a Union Pacific 'Beep' loco. From the first production run of the RMT 'Beep' locos.
-JP
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