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 41 
 on: July 14, 2018, 01:53:31 PM 
Started by the Bach-man - Last post by Chaz
The Bachmann water tanker is actually based off a Trackmaster version of said product with the exact same decals shown here:



Which is interesting because we have seen water tankers in Toad and the Whale with the only major difference being that there are no decals on the tankers.  Bachmann didn't seem to take the easy way out on that one by leaving the tankers blank like the CG render so read into that one however you will.

The lettering does bring in some nostalgia, but admittedly not really enough to make me want to buy the water tanker. 



Regarding the tar and milk tanker, I can definitely see the tar tanker coming back as a new product for Troublesome Truck #6, which really would not be that much more different than the case of Troublesome Truck #5 being a salt wagon with a different colored roof and a face.


Admittedly I don't see the same happening with the milk tanker since it is still in production and if they were to change it anytime soon, more likely than not, they would go with the cow logo used in the CGI series, just like the large scale model.

Regarding the narrow gauge coaches, I'm fairly certain that like other products in the range did in the past these are probably still being planned out or in early production, hence the lack of prices.  I think it's best to give Bachmann the benefit of the doubt since these will probably be in production for a while and will probably be the only new products that got announced last year to be pushed back to 2019.  If they will be anything like the slate wagons turned out, I think they can take as much time as they need.

 42 
 on: July 14, 2018, 12:18:59 PM 
Started by RAILSPLITTER - Last post by RAILSPLITTER
Wondered why Sound Value sound decoder are referred to a Tsumani manual when they are not Tsumani?Is there a master configuration variable list and just separate master manual for sound value that can be obtained to weed out the differences of what sound value actually has rather then what it does not on a guess? Trial and error shows many differences. Thing they list like cv 132 compressor became a misprint for 5 years and cv57 that will help add controllable light functions is not even listed! Guess another misprint. Anybody know at Bachmann or at Soundtraxx what is actually on these sound decoders and back it up in writing? If not why the shadiness of the issue?

Jon

 43 
 on: July 14, 2018, 12:04:31 PM 
Started by lirrman - Last post by Trainman203
Yes, I have reefer madness.  I have at least 20 railroad refrigerator cars. 😂🤪😂😂😆😂

 44 
 on: July 14, 2018, 10:01:12 AM 
Started by lirrman - Last post by Len
Oh, no! It's...


Sorry. Couldn't resist.

Len

 45 
 on: July 14, 2018, 09:50:46 AM 
Started by lirrman - Last post by Trainman203
Two for the price of one 😂😂😂😂😂

 46 
 on: July 14, 2018, 08:44:27 AM 
Started by the Bach-man - Last post by TerencetheTractor525
I completely agree with you guys. After seeing the large scale Spiteful Brakevan, I hoped that Bachmann would craft a face that was just as accurate to the television series for the HO model, and that's exactly what they did. Thank you very much, Bachmann! The Spiteful Brakevan will definitely be going on my Christmas list for this year.







Following up on Spark's post, another thing that I'd like to point out with the HO tar tanker is that when looking at it beside the large scale tar tanker, I noticed that the size of the lettering in proportion to the tanker itself is different. From looking at pics from the television series, it is shown that the large scale tar tanker is slightly more accurate in this regard; so, as Spark's stated, I wonder if Bachmann could re-release the tar tanker with lines cutting off part of the text, and with lettering at a smaller font (maybe through Troublesome Truck #6  Smiley). Since this would just be a change of color scheme and not tooling, I think that it would be doable. It's a small change, but it would make a big difference.



Lastly, I asked Bachmann why the red and blue narrow gauge carriages are not posted on the website yet, but I did not receive a response. I just hope that the narrow gauge carriages will not get cancelled, considering the demand for them.

 47 
 on: July 14, 2018, 01:16:14 AM 
Started by the Bach-man - Last post by Sparks


I have to agree with the sentimentality I've seen so far; the Spiteful Brakevan is simple but effective. His shade of grey some could say is lighter than his TV series counterpart, but it does match the Large Scale brake van. The NW decals also make the Bachmann Spiteful Brakevan a very interesting hybrid of his TV series and RWS variants. To top it off, Bachmann did an excellent job at portraying his model era face with superb accuracy.

I'd say this is a piece of rolling stock that has been worth the long wait. Never thought I'd see it come, in 2018 no less! Can't wait to get my hands on one.

By the way, there's a small detail some people are overlooking on the Bachmann Water Tanker:


In the classic series, the letter decals had a stylized font, which had lines cutting off parts of text, like this:



Season 6+ however, when the models were updated, the font was changed to something slightly more generic, without the stylized letter cuts:


The Season 6+ versions were used as reference for the Bachmann Milk and Tar tankers respectively, rather than the Season 1-5 tankers.

What I'm getting to is, look at the "WATER" decal; it's Season 1-5 style lettering! I really want to give props to whoever at Bachmann noticed such a minor detail. For me, it really helps bring in that "Thomas" feel of a product.

Maybe in the future, Bachmann can re-release a "Classic Milk" tanker and a "Classic Tar" tanker. Wink

 48 
 on: July 13, 2018, 09:48:47 PM 
Started by lirrman - Last post by Terry Toenges
Could it be reefer if you mention or allude to in a chilling tone? Grin

 49 
 on: July 13, 2018, 08:53:32 PM 
Started by lirrman - Last post by rogertra
It also shows that no one knows anything about railroads anymore compared to the past when railroads were a part of life in most places.  You could make  a train with all the ridiculous car names.  The choo choo is up front pulling the refer cars, the tankers, the coal cars, the cattle cars, the platform cars ...... 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 .... what else?

"Reefer" cars.  A refrigerated rail car or truck or truck trailer.

Refer: - Mention or allude to.
"the reports of the commission are often referred to in the media"
synonyms:   mention, make reference to, allude to, touch on, speak of/about, talk of/about, write about, comment on, deal with, point out, call attention to
"he referred to errors in the article"


Cheers.


 50 
 on: July 13, 2018, 07:45:05 PM 
Started by RIrail - Last post by RIrail
 Smiley Well I just wanted to confirm that I did receive the front pilot with the Annie chassis,  just as you all  acknowledged. Thank you all for your responses and help.
Steve

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