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 on: February 16, 2018, 06:43:45 PM 
Started by InsideTrack - Last post by TrainFan97
Is there still hope for Daisy in 2019? I lost my hope.

 on: February 16, 2018, 06:36:54 PM 
Started by fred lundgren - Last post by Jhanecker2
Just got off the reynauld website .  They are still located at Elburn , IL .   I googled  rotary  plows  , they had a nice selection .  Their  Ratische  Bahn  plows retail  for between  $800 to $900 .  I don't think  Bachmann is going  invest the kind of  money to build anything comparable .   They do look impressive . john2.

 on: February 16, 2018, 06:35:18 PM 
Started by InsideTrack - Last post by TerencetheTractor525
Okay, time for my thoughts on this year's announcements. While stating my thoughts, I will start with the negatives and then lead into the positives.

Let's start with Large Scale. I really feel that large scale ended up with the short end of the stick since they got three tankers that no large scale collector asked for. I have a feeling that these tankers are not going to do very well and will eventually be discontinued. As Chaz said, this probably due to Mattel's poor recommendations.

Next, Grumpy Diesel is not something that anyone expected. I like the idea since there were many people complaining about how Diesel looked too friendly. However, I have feeling that this one is not going to do amazing with sales. As stated already, most people are just going to buy the face plate off of the Bachmann online parts store.
Lastly, I am a little bit disappointed that Daisy or new resin buildings were not announced since my main request was to see at least one of the two. However, I am still going to remain optimistic in that there will be at least one resin building announced next year. The reason is that in February 2015, when the four new resin buildings were announced, they came out in the summer of that same year. So, perhaps Bachmann likes to plan ahead with the resin buildings. And, as for Daisy, the demand for her is too great. As a result, I am sure that if we keep on showing Bachmann how much we all want Daisy, she may have a very good chance for 2019.

Now for the positives.

To start, the rolling stock selection for the HO range is not bad at all. I'm very happy for those who will now be able to get Gordon's express coaches. These will do very well in terms of sales. No doubt about that. The Spiteful Brake Van is the other highlight. I myself will definitely consider picking this one up. Although, I could not see its face in the catalog due to blurriness. Was anyone able to see if he had the correct Season 2 face? As for the tankers, just like large scale, I don't think that these will do amazing, particularly the Sodor Diesel Co one. However, the water tanker may do well as fans will remember seeing Oliver pull them along with Toad in the episode "Toad and the Whale".

But without a doubt, the best part about this year's announcements is the narrow gauge coaches. I have a feeling that the red coach will be based of of the CGI Series, and the blue coach will be based off of the classic series. Moreover, I am sure that Bachmann will use two different toolings, which would satisfy fans even more. These will do amazing in the market and I will definitely consider picking up some. That Season 4 pic of the blue narrow gauge coach in the sunset in the 2018 catalog does it all  Cool.

Overall, these announcements are not terrible. However, they were not amazing either. Even so, if we continue to show Bachmann what we all want in an appropriate manner, then we may be in for a nice treat next year *cough HO Daisy cough*.

 on: February 16, 2018, 06:10:59 PM 
Started by InsideTrack - Last post by TrainFan97
We may end up getting Nia in 2019, and Rebecca in 2020. Sad

I don't think we can expect Daisy anytime soon... Sidney would've been a much better decision than just a simple face change on Diesel.

Seriously, nobody asked for Grumpy Diesel.

 on: February 16, 2018, 06:10:07 PM 
Started by InsideTrack - Last post by TrainshockeylifE
When’s the next train show that Bachmann will be at?

 on: February 16, 2018, 06:10:06 PM 
Started by fred lundgren - Last post by Jhanecker2
To  Terry Toenges :   You are probably correct in your assessment  about the price not being aware near $100 .   I wonder what the cost is of the Maerklin version  ?     I may have to stop in at their hobby shop next time I feel like taking a drive . They are about  30 Miles south of Marengo  ,  I have been in the store  twice .  They have some interesting  displays . John2.

 on: February 16, 2018, 06:03:50 PM 
Started by InsideTrack - Last post by BassTbone
The NG coaches are great, but I am a bit disappointed overall.  Was hoping for Peter Sam or at least an image of Rusty.  

There is always next year though.  It could be worse, we could have nothing at all!

 on: February 16, 2018, 05:58:03 PM 
Started by rnjuice - Last post by spookshow
That's humpy for ya, lol


 on: February 16, 2018, 05:54:49 PM 
Started by rnjuice - Last post by spookshow
Unfortunately, the FVM model is based on a very specific Milwaukee Road prototype and not really practical for other uses.

A more generic 4-4-2 would fill a much needed hole in the N scale steam lineup - and something that would definitely be right in Bachmann's wheelhouse. I hope they do it someday!


 on: February 16, 2018, 05:52:02 PM 
Started by InsideTrack - Last post by angelob6660
I like the return of Gordon's coaches. I hope it contains the same model of the old ones so their will be no difference in details.

You think the NG coaches will be based on the classic series? I know I'll be getting 6. 3 of each.

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