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1  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Everything Thomas Thread on: January 08, 2018, 08:56:05 PM
I remember when I bought the 1st season of Thomas. I was so excited and worried that I was to old getting the same episodes on DVD.

I read something somewhere online a few months ago after the 1st season came out there were coming out with season 2 the next year. Sadly it never happened.

I love the voice narration of Ringo Starr and George Carlin. To bad the newer rerelease versions had the current narrator. He didn't have the feel or voice to really separate the characters. Half the time it sounds one sided.

Got my first season today (UK release).  Great quality and love the narration!  Just wondering out of curiosity, do they start calling The Fat Controller, Sir Topham Hatt at some point in the series?  Or is he still Fat Controller even into the CGI years?  Just interesting differences from the U.S. versions I'm use to.  I think I prefer the U.K. ones now!
2  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends in 2018 on: January 07, 2018, 06:50:00 PM
Wow, I was really shocked when I saw how expensive the NG rolling stock was for the Thomas range!

Are there any other toolings that are reused without the Thomas branding that would make good alternatives to save on cost?
3  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Small Sodor Display on: January 07, 2018, 03:25:20 AM
Sounds wonderful, I love the idea of the NG line over the round house.  And alternating between the 2 engines sounds great.
4  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Narrow Gauge Modeling Thread on: January 05, 2018, 05:33:16 PM


DrNick:
The folks here have said that hopefully once Rheneas was released that Bachmann would re-stock Skarloey. Others have also said that Rusty might arrive late Spring after the February announcements. We can only hope that more information may come from the Bachmann.


Luckily Skarloey did pop back up on ebay the other day and at a farirly good price, so grabbed him, so I've got the 2 engines, 4 slate wagons and 4 open wagons on the way to start my NG collection!

I really hope Rusty is out soon and they announce more for the range in February!  Is it typical of Bachmann to announce things and then not release them for 18 months?
5  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Narrow Gauge Modeling Thread on: January 05, 2018, 05:30:13 PM
Hey guys! So if you follow my Twitter or Instagram you would've already seen this, but I finally released my Red and Green coaches on Shapeways! I tried to upload some photos of the coaches to show here, but I can't get it to work for the life of me. If you want to see them, go to my twitter, instagram or shapeways store. Also please note the photos on there are of my own shoddy prints of the coaches, and if you were to buy some from shapeways they would not be at all shoddy or anything. The Shapeways render is the best way to see what you're buying.
I really enjoyed seeing Terrence's updates on his layout, too, and hope to see his video on them soon!

- Elsbridge Productions (Owner of Elsbridge Model Shop)

Very impressive work!  And yeah, shapeways prints are quality, I've bought many for my carnival modeling.  I would definatly recommend spending a bit extra and getting the white stong and flexible polished over the matte finish.  Will take way less paint layers to get a smooth finish.

Still hoping shapeways will run a decent sale sometime soon.  Dissapointed they didn't run a sale Christmas week as in years past Sad
6  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Everything Thomas Thread on: January 04, 2018, 07:06:16 AM
Thanks for the reply!  I did order the first 6 seasons, and I'll see what I need to do to view them once they're here.

I also read that PCs should have a setting to change region on the disc drives.  So I'll see if that works.
7  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Small Sodor Display on: January 03, 2018, 04:45:25 AM
Just a note about Salty, people were saying he was still available in his set, but I don't see that listed in the Bachmann store either.  Seems like an odd choice of all the locos to get discontinued.  I think he is pretty essential to most layouts if you wanted to do the docks.
8  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Everything Thomas Thread on: January 02, 2018, 08:36:57 AM
So, I'm trying to find complete seasons of the show.  They don't appear to be available at the moment on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon at least not without a rental fee or anything.

And unfortunately we never got any full season releases here in the US.  Am I right in guessing my best option is the complete series releases from the U.K.?

And will the U.K. dvds typically play on most modern PCs?  Or would I need to get a special DVD player that plays region 2 discs?
9  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Narrow Gauge Modeling Thread on: January 02, 2018, 08:33:47 AM
Wonderful work on your railroad and Mighty Mac there.  I don't think I'd ever have the skill and patience to make custom locos.  Great stuff and thanks for sharing.
10  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Narrow Gauge Modeling Thread on: December 31, 2017, 08:55:37 PM
I'm trying to get a narrow guage collection started.  I see that Skarloey is out of stock on the Bachmann store and seems to be selling crazy expensive on ebay.  It's not discontinued is it?  Really hope not.  Do things typically go in and out of stock periodically?
11  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends in 2018 on: December 30, 2017, 05:52:35 AM
Rusty and Paxton have already been announced.

Salty is the only engine so far that is discontinued.

Thanks, NP, discovered the 2017 announcement list after I posted.  I just assumed at first things that had been announced would be listed in the store section buy saying coming soon or something as I thought they did in the past for new items.
12  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Paxton Thread on: December 30, 2017, 05:50:43 AM
Sorry, meant Rusty.
13  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Paxton Thread on: December 29, 2017, 08:45:44 PM
Thanks for the reply.  Could we assume the same timeframe for Duncan then also?

Sorry for dumb questions, kinda fell out of intrest for a couple years and I'm figuring out what's been new to the line the past couple days.
14  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Paxton Thread on: December 29, 2017, 08:44:49 AM
Is this still coming out?  I don't see it listed on the website here.
15  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends in 2018 on: December 29, 2017, 08:36:33 AM
I've been away from the hobby for a while and was intriqued to look back into the site here and see what's new.

I noticed Salty isn't listed and he seems HTF on ebay too.  Was he really discontinued?  Seems like all the other engines that had been released are still available, or am I missing anything?

Anyway, back to the topic of 2018.  I love the idea of the Narrow Guage railway, so I hope we get at least one new engine and some rolling stock in that range.  Hopefully Peter Sam, Sir Handel, Duncan or Rusty are the ones I'm most familiar with.

And in the main HO range I always wanted Diesel 10.  Also Paxton would be great and an easy recolor.  Beyond that I'd love Den and Dart.

I wish we could also get some new cool accessories like a Steamworks or Dieselworks.
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