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4449daylight

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« on: November 03, 2007, 02:32:46 PM »

 Does anyone know if the Bachmann 2-8-4 Berkshire is out yet? Thanks Grin
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SteamGene

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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2007, 02:52:16 PM »

No.  Neither is the Kanawha.  Original target date was October.  Now it's November.  It may be in the shipment that supposedly just arrived. 
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2007, 08:18:13 AM »

Chances it will be out in a week or two. i think the Arrival date posted is really the date Bachmann gets the containers.
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2007, 12:16:20 AM »

Dear All,
I believe the NKP and C&O versions will begin shipping this week, and the PM versions are on the water.
Have  fun!
the Bach-man
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SteamGene

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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2007, 12:41:08 PM »

Does this mean I'm going to have to buy a PM version and reletter it for C&O?  When C&O relettered the PM Berkshires they left them "just the way they were" to include road number and merely painted "Chesapeake & Ohio" on tender.  At the same time they put in storage any Mike with the same number.  I'm already thinking that VT&P really needs an ex-C&O Kanawha.
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2007, 01:11:48 AM »

Dear Gene,
The C&O versions are here now- it's the PM models that haven't arrived.
Have fun!
the Bach-man
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SteamGene

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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2007, 09:20:35 AM »

I understand that.  But when C&O aquired PM in 1948 it used the PM Berks.  That means I could be very authentic by taking say, famous 1225, painting over Pierre Marquette and replacing it with Chesapeake & Ohio.  I have a C&O on order from the COHS.  I have too many 2-8-4s!
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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2007, 09:19:44 AM »

You  have to many? I only have one! haha. Needs to be rehabed though. had a nasty accident when i last ran it. It kinda hit a string of 10 cars that broke free and i didnt catch(i was in the bathroom). I think only the bell got lost, i still have the other parts that broke free. I have no idea if it runs or not. should.

BTW i got one each of the C&O's on "reserve". the current berk i have is B&O.
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2007, 10:30:42 AM »

Currently I have on PFM, painted by somebody else.  The paint job is beautiful, but not accurate as the tender has the gold C&O donut which was only painted on one 2-8-4, which was a Berkshire aquired from the PM, and not a Kanawha.  I also have two P2Ks, both with sound I installed.  I also have an Mantua 2-8-4, which is really a Mike with a four wheel trailing truck.
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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2007, 07:21:13 PM »

The C&O Kanawahas look NICE. I don't know about the NKP yet as I havent opened thier box yet. Tomorrow I process them and what not so should be fun.

Hey Bach-Man is the 2nd C&O Number delayed? We only had one number show and two NKP's.
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« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2007, 03:13:22 PM »

BaltoOhioRRfab

And the NKP engines?

In your opinion do these look as detailed as the Spectrum units? Do you have a test track in the store so that you could give a first thought to their running characteristics.

Are the engines three of five pole, I assume they would not have flywheels is that correct?
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« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2007, 03:28:28 PM »

I test ran them. They run just as nice as teh spectrum line. I didn't really test the fly wheel but i bet they have it. My guess is 5 pole motor as it went Prototypical speeds. NKP Versions have correct details(IE double headlight on one and not the other, etc). I say the detail level mgiht be same as spectrum, maybe a little less. IMO They should have been in the spectrum line.
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« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2007, 10:08:04 AM »

As you already have them are they plastic or metal bodied. I'm hoping they are plastic as I'd like to convert them into the correct variant for the roadnumber as the C&O locos were built in four groups by Lima, Alco, Alco, Lima,  each with slight variances to the original group. I tried to do that the with the P2K locos but as they were such poor runners I gave up and sold them on ebay so they'd be some one eles's problem. I still have my brass ones but wheel wear is starting to set in so I'll be visiting Greenway products soon for some wheels.

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The C&O Kanawahas look NICE. I don't know about the NKP yet as I havent opened thier box yet. Tomorrow I process them and what not so should be fun.

Hey Bach-Man is the 2nd C&O Number delayed? We only had one number show and two NKP's.
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japasha

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« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2007, 05:44:16 PM »

Gene and other C&O fans: just picked up a BLI C&O T-1. It is nice. Not overly detailed but a great appearence, actually much better than many of the brass imports of it from the past. DCC and sound included. It will do 22 inch radius and higher. It may have some problems with #6 turnouts, remember, the minimum these usually saw was #12.

I'm still waiting for a Kanawaha to appear.

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« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2007, 06:41:11 PM »

I have two Broadway T-1s and have run them through #6s without any problem.
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