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 21 
 on: November 22, 2017, 06:29:15 PM 
Started by InsideTrack - Last post by SilviaGunner
I'm sorry Bachmann, But I'll just have to sell all of my Thomas & friends stock made by you sometime next year because I have been losing faith in you ever since the beginning of this year. The same can be said for the actual show, But I digress. As for this image you just released....You barely changed anything! I'm sure you people did your best, But sadly it's not remotely good enough anymore & you just lost a loyal customer. To the rest of my fellow TTTE fans I should consider 3D printing my own models. So wish me luck.

 22 
 on: November 22, 2017, 06:21:46 PM 
Started by TrainshockeylifE - Last post by Griffin
I'm sure they didn't consciously choose to announce James over updating us about Rheneas. Patience is a virtue.

Except that's not what I said in my post... -_-

I said that I would have been a lot happier over hearing about Rheneas, and something tells me I'm not the only one who thinks this way.
All I meant was, they don't have control about which products are updated when. Therefore, what you or anyone might've preferred to see first wasn't what they could've shown.

I'm quite happy James is being updated. Might lead the way for more in the future.

 23 
 on: November 22, 2017, 06:13:21 PM 
Started by InsideTrack - Last post by Chaz
The only reason why the sound Thomas model got a new motor had to do with fitting the sound chip and microphone into the model.  It was basically a new product and advertised as a new product meanwhile this is being promoted as a James model to the average consumer.

This is probably the best we are going to get with the James model sadly, and it feels a little redundant that some fans would still have to add modifications to it.

 24 
 on: November 22, 2017, 06:07:15 PM 
Started by rodrigo - Last post by rodrigo
hahahaha thanks Mark ...
Does anyone know why? This noise is horrible.

 25 
 on: November 22, 2017, 06:02:56 PM 
Started by InsideTrack - Last post by TrainMan2001
Thomas got a new motor with his sound model, and that didn't change the physical appearance. It also wouldn't really matter if James' motor was updated or not either. I got a James in 2014, and it ran very smooth straight from the box, something that people (who got the model earlier than that) said never happens, and that their James models were extremely rough out of the packaging. People also said that Thomas was the strongest of the 3 models from 2002, but my James model could pull another car with Thomas loaded on it, and my Thomas would struggle pulling a mail car and james on a flatbed.

Anyway, did anyone notice that they changed the handrail from white to silver, and that James' paint is so shiny it reflects the splashers on it (something that the Celebration Thomas didn't manage)?

 26 
 on: November 22, 2017, 05:58:24 PM 
Started by old fart - Last post by Flare
What are you going to run?  An 0-2-0? 😱😮😂😂

I've actually seen those, with a rigid coupling to the tender.  Tongue

 27 
 on: November 22, 2017, 05:54:39 PM 
Started by InsideTrack - Last post by Chaz
The motor would have the same control from Hit/Mattel as the face would.  ALL changes have to go by Hit/Mattel not just physical appearances and that's because these are licensed products that Bachmann produce with their license.

 28 
 on: November 22, 2017, 05:54:15 PM 
Started by InsideTrack - Last post by Sparks
A new face would require a totally new mould as well as probably licensing privileges from HiT/Mattel. A motor is, in my eyes at least, something they have far more control over since they themselves are in charge of the mechanical aspect- the physical appearance of the model is something that HiT and Mattel control. This was confirmed on a thread somewhere here. 
It's surprising Mattel hasn't mandated CGI faces yet, considering just about every other toy range made the same move, even Tomix.

 29 
 on: November 22, 2017, 05:51:48 PM 
Started by old fart - Last post by Trainman203
What are you going to run?  An 0-2-0? 😱😮😂😂

 30 
 on: November 22, 2017, 05:50:35 PM 
Started by InsideTrack - Last post by Griffin
A new face would require a totally new mould as well as probably licensing privileges from HiT/Mattel. A motor is, in my eyes at least, something they have far more control over since they themselves are in charge of the mechanical aspect- the physical appearance of the model is something that HiT and Mattel control. This was confirmed on a thread somewhere here. 

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