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 11 
 on: August 17, 2018, 01:50:50 PM 
Started by oldline2 - Last post by ACY
I'd hate to ahve to change out any decoders, etc but whatever.
Bachmann UK's products are all NMRA compliant as far as I know, but a major manufacturer of OO (Hornby) is often not NMRA compliant.
Sorry if I misled you.

 12 
 on: August 17, 2018, 01:04:17 PM 
Started by oldline2 - Last post by oldline2
Thanks for the clarification on the differences. Close but no cigar!

I saw the engines on the UK site and thought I'd like to have a Black 5 and a Decapod just for something different. Converting the couplers and all wouldn't be a big deal. I'd hate to ahve to change out any decoders, etc but whatever.

Thanks, again.
oldline2

 13 
 on: August 17, 2018, 12:48:27 PM 
Started by barlojo1 - Last post by Piyer
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I have a photo showing some variant of an E60 and the two units are definitely numbered higher than 975, as I said the first two digits are a 9 and an 8 respectively, the third number is occluded. What is in my picture if it is not some E60 variant, what else looks like an E60?


Looking through several on-line rosters, I can comfortably state that Amtrak E60 units' numbers ended at 975. Amtrak did have two locomotives in the 990 series (X995 & X996) which were foreign units on loan for testing ahead of the AEM7 design:

AMTRAK       995  BOXCAB      ASEA/NOHAB             /76    SWEDISH STATE RAILWAY 1166--LEASED 6/76 TO 4/77
AMTRAK       996  BOXCAB      ALSTOM/FRA             /74    SNCF CC21003--LEASED FROM 1/77 TO 6/77
(source: https://www.thedieselshop.us/Amtrak%20all-time%20roster2.txt)


 14 
 on: August 17, 2018, 09:33:02 AM 
Started by hminky - Last post by hminky
The hardest part about an off-scale is determining if an object is the right size.

Found this site with cars and trucks listed at 1/64. They sell this paper model garage. I took the  picture of the garage and scaled the photo to 1/55 using a figure height of 30mm.



Looked like the cars would work in Scale55. Ordered one. Upon receiving the kit the car looked small but placing the parts on a set of scaled plans the car was Scale55.



Love scrounging for stuff, that is what makes odd scale modeling so much fun

Harold

 15 
 on: August 17, 2018, 09:14:06 AM 
Started by WoundedBear - Last post by Ken Huck
That Shay on page 12 is 'right' handed.  The tender is to the left (rear).  I read somewhere that the horse-drawn
carriages on city streets were a bit shy and get a little skittish when one of these loud, smoke-belching screamers
would get close.  So the city engineers would try to 'hide' them to fool the horses.  Don't know if it worked or not.

...Also, the 4-truck shay on the same page:  That's the first 4-truck picture I've seen that wasn't a model.

Edit:  Just looked at 'all' pages, the backwards shay is on page 11.

Thanks for posting.

 16 
 on: August 17, 2018, 02:14:55 AM 
Started by Titanic5972 - Last post by Chaz
Both models have an amazing quality both in terms of aesthetics and how smooth they both are.  Both of them are readily available in shops online, but personally I would go for Skarloey while you still can first since he seemed to sell out a lot faster when he first came out.  My guess on Rusty is that he will either be out by the end of the year or early 2019.

Glad to see I'm not the only one who is that bothered by Paxton's face, but it does make me concerned if Sidney if the faceplate issue would be even worse consider his face and eyes are a lot smaller and his faceplate would be a different shape of that than Paxton or Diesel's.  If Bachmann is limited on resources and can't do new engine toolings in HO, I would honestly rather see them add DCC and sound to their HO engines like they did for large scale.

 17 
 on: August 17, 2018, 01:13:30 AM 
Started by Titanic5972 - Last post by TheJJ
This question is going out to anyone who has the Skarloey or Rheneas model(s). Which do you think I should go for first? Is there any difference to how they run? Possibly hold out until the release of Rusty? I fully plan on getting one of them as I finally have the funds and room to add some HOn30 to my layout and will definitely post pictures. Which should I acquire first?

 18 
 on: August 16, 2018, 08:42:01 PM 
Started by Hamish K - Last post by jkemp
Yeah, I was looking through the announcements at the NTS to see if anything cool in On30 was coming out from anyone.
Nothing but crickets chirping heard instead.  Embarrassed
I have a sinking feeling that ever since Lee Riley's passing, Bachmann has been slowly backing away from the On30 table.

We've already had several new offerings from Bachmann this year, both motive power, business cars and MOW cars.   I'm not interested in all of those, but I have purchase more than half of the new 2018 offerings.

I'm not a manufacturer, so this comment is pure speculation on my part, but as each business year passes, and with new items being brought up for sale, I'm guessing it must be harder to determine what is the best option for new products each successive year.

Or, approaching your comment from a different angle, is there something specific you're waiting for Bachmann to release, but they haven't?   It doesn't, or at least shouldn't, hurt to let others know of your wants and needs, and be a bit of a squeaky wheel.

Not sure what specifically you need, but I hope Bachmann, or some manufacture begins production of it in the near future.

 19 
 on: August 16, 2018, 06:38:05 PM 
Started by MORRISC - Last post by rhwalker
Try Pete Steinmetz at DeadRailInstalls in San Diego, CA.

 20 
 on: August 16, 2018, 06:13:51 PM 
Started by Hamish K - Last post by p51
Yeah, I was looking through the announcements at the NTS to see if anything cool in On30 was coming out from anyone.
Nothing but crickets chirping heard instead.  Embarrassed
I have a sinking feeling that ever since Lee Riley's passing, Bachmann has been slowly backing away from the On30 table.

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