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RGPerkins

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« on: April 30, 2017, 07:17:06 AM »

I was pleased to see a new Class J 4-8-4 in HO with dcc and sound is advertised in June 2017 MR page 7.
Is an n-scale version planned and when could be expect it to be available.
Thank you.
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2017, 08:10:41 AM »

If there is one planned they can't tell you about it until a more appropriate time when they make all of their official announcements. If would take them 18 to 24 months if they just now decided to make one, but if it is in development there is no way to know how far along it is in the process.
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kmcsjr


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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2017, 04:29:49 PM »

Right after my replacement motor arrives and I pi sound in mine 😝
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James in FL

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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2017, 07:05:15 PM »

Last time these were run was in ’06, eleven years ago.
They are still readily available from many shops.

http://www.modeltrainstuff.com/Bachmann-N-Class-J-4-8-4-NW-p/bac-82153.htm
And you can get 10% off that using the 10BACHMANN code during checkout.

Bachmann flooded the market, so I really don’t see a big demand yet for another run as long as they are still on the shelf.
Most who want sound have added it by now.

I think Bachmann might make more money off a second run of the heavy Mountain, which demands top dollar on the secondary market.
Or another body (heavy) on the existing Pacific mechanism.
The wheelbase and the driver size are close enough.

…but who knows what Bachmann will do…
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propmeup1

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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2017, 07:57:00 PM »

I have two of the old and two of the new. The new ones are awesome. Just drop in a Soundtraxx 2 TSU-1100.  The engine comes to life.

Keith
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RGPerkins

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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2017, 07:06:55 AM »

I like the design of this locomotive and have looked at photos of the dc model may times online.   I run dcc so if I were to opt for one now currently available, I would hire the installation of the dcc with sound.
I would also consider painting it and lettering it for Baltimore and Ohio.
I do not mind having "fantasy steam" on my home railroad.

PS: I recall that some manufacturers do announce that an n-scale version of an item is forthcoming when they announce the HO version. I though I might have missed that ad.
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kewatin

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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2017, 04:10:45 PM »

i have to agree with james, regarding the heavy mtn rerun with sound. many of us have been asking for this for yrs.would like to see a mikado announcement come the NMRA convention ,as BACHMANN usually releases in n scale what has been previously done in ho scale. good to see you post here again roger,trust your move east went well&your are on your way to assembling your permanent layout..
regards&later KEWATIN
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Mike C

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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2017, 05:20:06 PM »

A couple months ago a retailer had the J on sale fro 99.99 with aux tender . It did cost me another 200.00 to get a Tsunami 2 decoder installed though . Sounds great !  I found a Heavy Mtn. on that auction site also earlier this year for 150.00 and jumped on it ! They are really good runners .
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RGPerkins

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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2017, 08:34:28 AM »

I reposted this question.  Yardmaster never replied here.
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2017, 08:25:17 AM »

No plans to do this right now.
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RGPerkins

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« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2017, 04:12:33 PM »

How about in the future?  Is a dual mode without sound planned?
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gatrhumpy

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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2017, 02:25:16 PM »

If it will be done, you're talking a minimum of two years.
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