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 31 
 on: November 22, 2017, 05:43:00 PM 
Started by InsideTrack - Last post by Griffin
It's only a picture, we have no idea what all might actually be changed and I for one believe that might include the motor. You never know, it's better to wait and see I think ...

Except when the only thing behind this revision was the paint change, then why would they change the motor in the process?  It would actually cost them more money to do even more of a drastic change.  Especially with how minimal the revision the model itself had based on the picture.
All I'm saying is that it's too early to predict what they might've done, what's the harm in giving them the benefit of the doubt?

 32 
 on: November 22, 2017, 05:41:49 PM 
Started by InsideTrack - Last post by Chaz
It's only a picture, we have no idea what all might actually be changed and I for one believe that might include the motor. You never know, it's better to wait and see I think ...

Except when the only thing behind this revision was the paint change, then why would they change the motor in the process?  It would actually cost them more money to do even more of a drastic change.  Especially with how minimal the revision the model itself had based on the picture.

 33 
 on: November 22, 2017, 05:40:33 PM 
Started by InsideTrack - Last post by Sparks
If anything, this will make people talk about revising James even more, as well as other engines now.

Honestly, I'm surprised it hasn't happened yet for something I don't see mentioned when it comes to revisions: The tooling itself. Most of Bachmanns newest toolings, including Oliver, have the body of the locomotive made up of a largely singular solid piece with a few accessories attached. James, Thomas and Percy on the other hand, are a huge assortment of parts; the cab, the boilers, the footplates, etc. If they did a new body tooling that was one condensed tooling, they could probably save resources on the assembly line.

 34 
 on: November 22, 2017, 05:36:25 PM 
Started by Chaz - Last post by grandpuff
Thank you Chaz. I will post some more progress photos of Mighty Mac as soon as I can figure out why my Flikr photos are not posting correctly. My previous Flikr photos of my narrow gauge coaches and brake van along with my D. Fusit Gunpowder wagons posted just fine.

Any ideas what the problem may be anyone?

Grandpuff

 35 
 on: November 22, 2017, 05:23:17 PM 
Started by TrainshockeylifE - Last post by Griffin
Would be nice to know if this will be out in time for Christmas.  Would have been a lot happier seeing an update on this than the James model.
I'm sure it will be before Christmas, Bachmann would never miss out on an opportunity to sell a model in such high demand around Christmastime when every consumer has their wallet out ready to spend...and I'm sure they didn't consciously choose to announce James over updating us about Rheneas. Patience is a virtue.

 36 
 on: November 22, 2017, 05:12:51 PM 
Started by InsideTrack - Last post by Griffin
There, now everyone can stop talking about this. Tongue

Honestly this isn't worth getting that excited over, sure it's nice they have the wheels Black amongst a few other details but they didn't fix every paint error, the face is the same with no update, and it has the same motor before.  If people are planning on buying this then by all means go for it, but for me these are things revisions a lot of Thomas fans have done in the past with James models so it's not something I'm overly keen on. 

Yes it's an improvement, but will it be an improvement in the sales it had before?  Honestly, probably not.
It's only a picture, we have no idea what all might actually be changed and I for one believe that might include the motor. You never know, it's better to wait and see I think ...

 37 
 on: November 22, 2017, 04:46:57 PM 
Started by Trainman203 - Last post by Trainman203
Is it merry17 or merry2017?  Both are listed in the email I received.

 38 
 on: November 22, 2017, 04:04:47 PM 
Started by TerencetheTractor525 - Last post by TrainFan97
My predictions for engines:

HO Scale:
Daisy
Narrow Gauge: Peter Sam
Large Scale: Bill and Ben

 39 
 on: November 22, 2017, 03:52:58 PM 
Started by TrainCollector - Last post by TrainFan97
Lionel used to have a G Scale Thomas range, but it was short-lived. Since that range died, now Bachmann makes the G scale Thomas models. Maybe eventually, Lionel could call quits on their tiny O Scale range, and then Bachmann can take over. Lionel's O Scale Thomas range is still alive, but we don't know how long, since they haven't made a single new product for many years.

Lionel is holding Bachmann back from making O Scale Thomas models. It's just like how Hornby is holding Bachmann back from producing the HO Scale models in the UK. Bachmann does produce the G Scale models in the UK.

Bachmann making an N Scale Thomas range has a much better chance. None of their competitors have the license for N Scale Thomas models, other than Tomix, but that's a Japanese range. If Mattel gives Bachmann the rights to produce N Scale Thomas models, they wouldn't just be available in the US, but the UK can have them too. Characters like Thomas, Percy, and James would look much better in N Scale than their HO models.

By N Scale, I mean Standard Gauge. We got Narrow Gauge, which was something we needed more. If we ever get Standard Gauge N Scale, we could hopefully get Thomas and Percy in the same year.

 40 
 on: November 22, 2017, 02:48:37 PM 
Started by Chaz - Last post by Chaz
Best of luck on the Mighty Mac project Granpuff.  The decals you added to your gunpowder wagons look really nice and I'm glad to see you continue to make great progress!

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