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grandpuff


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« Reply #270 on: July 22, 2018, 01:21:59 PM »

While completing my Duncan model the original Shapeways 3D loco body that I ordered was printed and shipped from the UK. This model was very nicely done with fine detail and very smooth surfaces. Unfortunately I dropped this model and had to order a replacement. Apparently now when you order anything from Shapeways from the USA the order is now printed in Queens, NY or Salt Lake City, UT which does cut down the delivery time and shipping costs. My issue is that the quality of the 3D model printed in the USA does not seem to be of the same as the original model printed in the UK. I only noticed this because I had both side by side to compare. Has anyone else had this experience?

Perhaps someone familiar with this issue could enlighten us.

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TheJJ


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« Reply #271 on: August 06, 2018, 09:43:18 PM »

Hey guys, it's been awhile since I've been on here, but I'm glad to see how active the forum is. As far as Rusty and Duncan go, I personally don't mind how Rusty looks in CGI, Duncan on the other hand is a different story. Fortunately I feel that's an issue we don't have to worry about anytime soon. Unless I missed the announcement of Duncan, I just gotta believe it'll be Peter Sam who is made next.

Seeing as this is a Narrow Gauge modeling thread I do have to ask something, that may not entirely be Bachmann related.
Where does everyone else find their HOn3 engines. Maybe it's just me but it seems to be impossible to find any online outside of this T&F line.

 (Links and recommendations would be greatly appreciated)

I only ask because I wanted to add an HOn3 ( HO Narrow Gauge) section to my layout and I don't want it to be entirely T&F themed. Although if Peter Sam is announced I might change my stance on that.

Thanks for your help/feedback.
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grandpuff


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« Reply #272 on: August 06, 2018, 10:47:11 PM »

First of all I think you have confused the different HO/OO narrow gauge modeling scales or gauges.

HOn3 refers to HO scale 3 foot gauge.

HOn30 or OO9 are the scale and gauges used for our Thomas narrow gauge models.

HOn30 refers to HO scale (1/87) with a gauge of 30 inches, also sometimes called HOn2 1/2.

OO9 refers to OO scale (1/76) with a gauge of 9mm or N gauge track.

This may be why you are having difficulty finding what you are looking for regarding Thomas narrow gauge equipment which will not run on HOn3 track.

I hope this helps,
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Chaz


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« Reply #273 on: August 06, 2018, 11:57:33 PM »

I actually talked about this in depth in one of the earlier posts in this thread with pictures included:

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,32140.msg238181.html#msg238181

Hope this helps.


On that note, Duncan is on hiatus since I am still waiting for some parts from the U.K. To come in.  Huge thank you to grandpuff for generously mailing me more parts for the model!  Once I am done with my internship I will get back to working on him soon.
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TheJJ


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« Reply #274 on: August 06, 2018, 11:58:33 PM »

I can't believe one 0 have me such a headache in what I was looking for. Thank you, Grandpuff, for pointing out my mistake, but even still it is hard to find a lot of 009 or HOn30 models. This has definitely helped my search though! And thank you too you as well Chaz!
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Chaz


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« Reply #275 on: August 07, 2018, 03:04:27 AM »

No problem!  Forgot to respond to one part of your post earlier:

Hey guys, it's been awhile since I've been on here, but I'm glad to see how active the forum is. As far as Rusty and Duncan go, I personally don't mind how Rusty looks in CGI, Duncan on the other hand is a different story. Fortunately I feel that's an issue we don't have to worry about anytime soon. Unless I missed the announcement of Duncan, I just gotta believe it'll be Peter Sam who is made next.

Duncan hasn't been announced yet from Bachmann, we are still currently waiting on Rusty.  I also agree that Peter Sam would make the most sense if he got announced next.  I did a post sharing my thoughts on why I think bachmann should announce him earlier this year:
http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,34526.msg254930.html#msg254930

Also talked about brake vans for narrow gauge here too:
http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,34526.msg254654.html#msg254654
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Len

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« Reply #276 on: August 07, 2018, 10:11:41 AM »

Reynaulds has a fair amount of HOe equipment that can either be used 'as is', or modified into something else.

https://www.reynaulds.com/catalog/dept_221.aspx

Len
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