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 on: Today at 03:20:38 AM 
Started by TerencetheTractor525 - Last post by mully
Does anyone think there's a chance of a human character being added to the range in the 2018 announcements?

 on: September 19, 2017, 10:46:04 PM 
Started by jeff langmack - Last post by Loco Bill Canelos
Hi All,

In my world, on the Missouri Western Ry and the Colorado & Kansas Ry, my Bachmann Locomotives although narrow gauge as manufactured represent "standard gauge".  In my world my Bachmann steamers run along side my standard gauge diesels.  I use 1/29, 1/32, and sometimes 1/24th figures as long as they fit the scene.  Any building that fits the scene works as well.  Some say I'm crazy and to them I remind them, I am Loco and having fun with my trains. 

If I wanted a WM three truck shay, I would just reletter a Bachmann Three truck Shay, maybe add or relocate a part or two like the prototype and call it OK.   The one thing I have learned about our large scale hobby is that we will never have everything we want.  My list of what I want is pretty long, too long to list here.  My solution is to look at my layout and see if something on my want list really fits with what I am doing.  If I see something on my list that I consider very important, I evaluate what I can do about it.  Awhile back I wanted a short caboose, but with four wheel trucks for my logging line.  After some thought, I realized that I could take the Bachmann eight wheel 4 window caboose and cut it down to a shorty four wheel truck one window caboose.   I fixed the hand rails and on some I made them with with steel wire. It turned out great and I made more, I still get great compliments on them.   I learned that it was fun to make things no one else had.

My son runs the large scale California Zephyr using the USA TRains passenger cars.  It bothered him for two years that there were no vista dome observation cars available.  Finally he bought the dome section parts from USA trains and added it to his California Zephyr.   He had never done a kitbash before, you could not tell the dome was added.  Ican tell you everyone wants to know who made it! After that He took and alco PB and made the Steam Generator version of it as used on the Rio Grande Zephyr.

It never hurts to ask Bachmann to produce something, after all we might get a surprise one of these days.

In the meantime maybe give a try to getting that item you really want by kit bashing!

Enough musings for now!

Crazy Loco Bill Cool Grin Roll Eyes Tongue

Have fun with your trains and stay cool!

 on: September 19, 2017, 10:45:48 PM 
Started by dennispsr - Last post by dennispsr
can i replace the older F9 wheel set with metal gears with Model: 812XX-81203 Drive Wheel (N F7/F9 Standard)
dennis p

 on: September 19, 2017, 07:01:58 PM 
Started by TerencetheTractor525 - Last post by Chaz
Hence I think topics like this are a very bad idea.

But if you are so sick of apparently "going over this" then dont lol

Sounds like you could really benefit from taking your own advice... Roll Eyes

All you have been doing is simply trying to provoke an argument for the sake of provoking an argument. People have made suggestions on this forum for over 10 years, and it's unlikely that is going to change anytime soon. Again, if you don't agree with someone's thoughts or ideas, you can do so in a civil manner, but saying the thread should be removed because you don't agree with someone for being realistic is just childish and petty.  If you really want to "get back on topic" then stop bringing it up.

 on: September 19, 2017, 05:40:01 PM 
Started by Chaz - Last post by mully
I love the detailing on the coaches. I'd love to share my work sadly I'm unable to find a source that can preview photos on here as my photobucket isn't alowing it. Can Anyone help please. I do have a Instagram if anyone wants to see my work in the mean time mulfredmodelrailway

 on: September 19, 2017, 05:19:42 PM 
Started by TerencetheTractor525 - Last post by mully
I'm just making sure we all get along and yes explain reasons for or against but sometimes your wording comes across very obnoxious and patronizing to many other users. Hence I think topics like this are a very bad idea. Tbh who knows what 2018 will bring if anything. And while I'm all up for a nice discussion some topics are getting over played now like large scale Gordon and henry, (unrealistic? Yes. But if you are so sick of apparently "going over this" then dont lol. We used to be a great fourm and like a community, can we get back on topic my pm is open of anyone needs to talk btw

 on: September 19, 2017, 04:54:36 PM 
Started by TerencetheTractor525 - Last post by Plow Bender
That's odd... The Large Scale market is doing great in Europe. Huh?

You do have a point, but that's probably for companies like LGB who manufacture for the European market.  American companies like Bachmann, USA Trains, Aristo-Craft, etc haven't been doing well in terms or sales, which leads to them to be reluctant about announcing new products.  LGB on the other hand seems to be announcing new products almost every year, but again, their a manufacture for the European market.  It could also be that sales for large scale products in Europe are better than sales in the USA, but that's something I can't say 100% that I know for sure.

In addition to Chaz's post, Mr. Mully, I find it funny how you want to call me out even though as you said, and I quote:

This is a thread for people to voice ideas.

I have voiced my ideas and also backed up my post with reason.  I am entitled to my opinion, just as you and everyone else is with yours.  Furthermore, as I am a collector of large scale (not just Thomas & Friends), I've paid very close attention to the large scale market overtime and seen what's gone down over the last few years.  Not everything I say is my opinion, but more facts than anything.  Like Chaz said, if you don't like me being realistic, that's "YOUR" problem.  Whether you like what I post or not, I don't care.  You're not obligated to agree with me.


 on: September 19, 2017, 04:20:10 PM 
Started by TerencetheTractor525 - Last post by Chaz
Rusty calm down. This is a thread for people to voice ideas.

If you took the time to actually read his post, you will see he actually does go in depth and explain in detail the chances of what has a chance of happening and what won't happen.  He is allowed to be realistic about what he expects to happen, and people are allowed to agree/disagree with each other as long as they are civil about it.

And he's actually right about the large scale market not doing very well, hence why the large scale announcements have been pretty minimal the last couple of years.

If you don't like the idea of someone being realistic with their views, then that's your problem, not his.

 on: September 19, 2017, 04:11:47 PM 
Started by jeff langmack - Last post by armorsmith

Although I agree with Jerry in content, it might have been said a bit more tactfully. That said, I suggest you read my post in this thread,33756.0.html, and it might give a little clarity to Jerry's comment

 on: September 19, 2017, 01:53:45 PM 
Started by JRT - Last post by old model railroader
I recently received one and am very happy and pleased with mine .   Grin
Even with my really poor eyesight  , it was easy yo plug in the sound card , which provides great sound .
I have operated this new loco only , since I brought it home  .
It tracks well , sounds really good , and it has become my favorite locomotive to operate .     Grin 

now all of my HO scale trains are wondering , hey , whats going on ?

Om30 is sure easier to see  Roll Eyes

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