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Title: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: The Chaz Storm on July 23, 2010, 04:25:50 PM
Dear Bach-man,

There's been some things on my mind and many other users minds regarding the Thomas and friends range this year.

1. Will Donald and Douglas be released around Christmas of this year?  They were both not mentioned on the pdf file posted on the website. 

2. When should we expect pictures of Donald and Douglas (or possibly test shots)? 

3. Is Troublesome Truck #3 going to be a truck like how 1 and 2 were, or will it be a van similar to the ventilated van with a face on it?


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: N&W475 on July 23, 2010, 10:00:56 PM
i got an email from the company that donald and douglas are to be released in december of 2010, photos should be released in august? ??? and the Troublesome Truck #3 should be a van from pop goes the diesel

thats my theories


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: PerfectPercy on July 24, 2010, 12:12:35 AM
i got an email from the company that donald and douglas are to be released in december of 2010, photos should be released in august? ??? and the Troublesome Truck #3 should be a van from pop goes the diesel

thats my theories

Sorry, but if you got an email from the company stating this, how is that a theory?


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: N&W475 on July 24, 2010, 10:03:19 PM
the email was true


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: Rickenbacker 325 on July 25, 2010, 01:13:10 AM
prove it then


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: Cheeky_ULP on July 25, 2010, 02:20:29 PM
prove it then

Oh stop it, we never antagonized Chaz for "proof" when he showed us his emails, we don't need to antagonize N&W.  ::)


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: James The Red Engine on July 25, 2010, 04:37:59 PM
My guess is that Troublesome Truck #3 is a van because if it was a truck I think we would have seen something of it by now. :-\


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: RBMN #425 Fan on August 02, 2010, 08:34:08 PM
My guess is that Troublesome Truck #3 is a van because if it was a truck I think we would have seen something of it by now. :-\
whatever troublesom truck #3 is, it has to be completly different from what they have out now


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: jettrainfan on August 02, 2010, 11:28:37 PM
the jet engine! ;D no wait....that's not a T.T. .... oh well its totally different from what they got now ::) 


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: JD417 on August 03, 2010, 05:03:01 AM
that would be pretty cool but that wont happen :D


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: PerfectPercy on August 04, 2010, 01:04:31 PM
Isn't that basically what he just said??? ???

I just think that TT #3 will be either a ventilated van of a different color and with a face, or it will be another gray truck with a face.


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: ThomasFan247 on August 13, 2010, 09:27:17 AM
My guess is that Troublesome Truck #3 is a van because if it was a truck I think we would have seen something of it by now. :-\
I'm thinking that Troublesome Truck #3 is a regular truck for the reason being it's the same price as the Troublesome Trucks. That's my guess, but there is still the chance of it being a van or some other truck.


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: ThomasFan247 on August 13, 2010, 09:36:52 AM
Don't mean to double post, but is it official that Donald and Douglas are delayed for this year and will be released next year?


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: shining time on August 13, 2010, 05:15:58 PM
yes it is true my friend


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: ThomasFan247 on August 13, 2010, 09:25:06 PM
Well that's sucks :-/ I guess I'm not expanding my layout this then.


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: ThomasFan247 on August 13, 2010, 09:28:04 PM
I can't edit my recent posts on my phone so I can't fix the previous post. What I meant to say was:

Well that sucks :-/ I'm guessing that means knapford and the lighthouse aren't getting released this year aswell, so I guess I'm not expanding my layout this year.


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: The Chaz Storm on August 14, 2010, 04:30:41 AM
Sadly that's how it's gonna look. :(  But I'm positive we'll get the sheds this year.


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: ThomasFan247 on August 15, 2010, 10:54:47 AM
The lighthouse will probably be delayed aswell. I forgot about that. I'm having doubts about trouble truck #3. You'd think we'd have a pic by now.

We've completely blocked out the Large Scale range! All 5 new Large Scale pieces are coming out this year. Maybe that's why so many other products are being delayed :-/


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: RBMN #425 Fan on August 15, 2010, 10:02:59 PM
The lighthouse will probably be delayed aswell. I forgot about that. I'm having doubts about trouble truck #3. You'd think we'd have a pic by now.

We've completely blocked out the Large Scale range! All 5 new Large Scale pieces are coming out this year. Maybe that's why so many other products are being delayed  :-\
yeah. and at least we finally got pictures of the cargo car, and the coal wagon w/ load

but as for troublesome truck #3, it could be this:
(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100513205314/ttte/images/5/52/Tanker.jpg)

or something like this:
(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090412035012/ttte/images/a/a5/Ricketywooden.jpg)

or these, minus duck:
(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091021072056/ttte/images/f/f2/PopGoestheDiesel8.jpg)


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: ThomasFan247 on August 16, 2010, 12:11:53 AM
If only I could see the pics on my phone. Dang Blackberry! :o


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: thomasj219 on August 16, 2010, 12:21:13 AM
Doubt it will be Ricketey BACHMANN announced him and Fred the orange coal car years ago but they were canceled. So its not like him maybe his face though which is really all that  makes him special except that he shakes. But i doubt it.


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: JD417 on August 16, 2010, 01:04:29 AM
Doubt it will be Ricketey BACHMANN announced him and Fred the orange coal car years ago but they were canceled.
WOW! when did bachmann announce Rickety and Fred pelhay!?

we completely blocked out the Large Scale range! All 5 new Large Scale pieces are coming out this year. Maybe that's why so many other products are being delayed :-/
honestly i would rather have the HO instead of the Large scale (1 reason being im not a LS moddeler)


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: The Chaz Storm on August 16, 2010, 03:56:56 AM
Doubt it will be Ricketey BACHMANN announced him and Fred the orange coal car years ago but they were canceled.
WOW! when did bachmann announce Rickety and Fred pelhay!?


Back around 2004 for the 2005 range.  They were canceled at around the time pictures came out of Gordon, Henry, and the rolling stock. 


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: shining time on August 16, 2010, 08:37:02 PM
who knew


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: James The Red Engine on August 16, 2010, 09:22:55 PM
I have high doubts for the tanker, but I'm only right 90% of the time so I might just end up eating my own words. :-\


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: ThomasFan247 on August 16, 2010, 10:56:35 PM
Woah! I never knew about Rickety and Fred being announced! I wonder why they got cancelled :-/ I would have really liked to see them in the range.


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: JD417 on August 17, 2010, 01:31:57 AM
yeah even though i made my own it would be nice to have proffesional ones  ;)


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: RBMN #425 Fan on August 17, 2010, 09:54:44 AM
and too bad that both rickity and fred only had cameos in the railway series book oliver the western engine:
(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091229025449/ttte/images/2/2d/FredPelhay.png)

(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091229025926/ttte/images/a/ac/Rickety.jpg)


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: ThomasFan247 on August 17, 2010, 10:39:28 AM
I don't remember Rickety being in the RWS. I'll hafta look him up


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: Cheeky_ULP on August 17, 2010, 07:14:36 PM
Rickety is a name adopted by Learning Curve, "he" did cameo in the RS though, as the pic above shows.  :P


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: ThomasFan247 on August 18, 2010, 12:46:54 AM
My phone doesn't show the pics for some reason and I'm still waiting on a new computer :-/


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: JD417 on August 18, 2010, 02:08:25 AM
the troublesome tanker wont happen, the face would be way to small and is there any possibility that Troublesome truck #3 could be a Season 1 truck?  ???


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on August 18, 2010, 08:35:19 AM
That is also a possibility not only were they in season 1 but if you closely in season truck lines you could see a season one truck Thomas, Percy, And the coal is a example of this. But if its not a season 1 truck then you can always get some from Hornby because thats all they seem to make.


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on August 18, 2010, 01:25:07 PM
But they don't get the faces right. For a season 1 truck, you could always pop the face off one of the other trucks or take an already faceless one and make show-accurate paper eyes, nose, and mouth yourself. ;D


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on August 18, 2010, 03:12:23 PM
If you watch rkovision's ( I believe thats how you spell the name ) version of Thomas, Percy, and the caol and look at it from 2:11-2:13 you will see a season 1 truck in the line of moving trucks and it does look like the one from Dirty objects or any other time they showed a truck's face in season 1.


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: RBMN #425 Fan on August 18, 2010, 03:39:57 PM
just like this?
(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100412230641/ttte/images/7/71/EdwardandGordon16.jpg)


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: JD417 on August 18, 2010, 04:03:54 PM
yup just like that (NOT A HAPPY ONE LIKE HORNBY DID)


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: PerfectPercy on August 18, 2010, 06:01:31 PM
just like this?
(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100412230641/ttte/images/7/71/EdwardandGordon16.jpg)

With an up-close pic like this, does anyone notice how the eyes are basically made of paper and crayon? Notice the brown crayon... If someone just painted a cargo car gray or a dark color of that area, you just make some eyes from paper and a little strip of black paper to make a mouth. Hmm... Tempting...


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: shining time on August 18, 2010, 06:56:57 PM
if u do make them sell them make a small buisness


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: The Chaz Storm on August 18, 2010, 06:59:07 PM
If they made season 1 trucks that would seriously make my day... but I'm honestly thinking it's gonna turn out to be a van with a face on it. 


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: Anthony P2 on August 18, 2010, 07:54:53 PM
unless it's something we're not expecting like on a cattle wagon


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: JD417 on August 18, 2010, 08:08:44 PM
the Troublesome Cattle wagon?? ??? ??? ??? ???


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: Anthony P2 on August 18, 2010, 08:33:17 PM
like i said, unexpected. you never know


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on August 19, 2010, 01:24:37 AM
just like this?
(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100412230641/ttte/images/7/71/EdwardandGordon16.jpg)

With an up-close pic like this, does anyone notice how the eyes are basically made of paper and crayon? Notice the brown crayon... If someone just painted a cargo car gray or a dark color of that area, you just make some eyes from paper and a little strip of black paper to make a mouth. Hmm... Tempting...

I noticed it ages ago. Did you not see my post? :D


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on August 19, 2010, 10:17:16 AM
just like this?
(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100412230641/ttte/images/7/71/EdwardandGordon16.jpg)
Yah but not up close just from a distance


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: BOCOfan88 on November 07, 2010, 03:30:01 AM
The lighthouse will probably be delayed aswell. I forgot about that. I'm having doubts about trouble truck #3. You'd think we'd have a pic by now.

We've completely blocked out the Large Scale range! All 5 new Large Scale pieces are coming out this year. Maybe that's why so many other products are being delayed  :-\
yeah. and at least we finally got pictures of the cargo car, and the coal wagon w/ load

but as for troublesome truck #3, it could be this:
(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100513205314/ttte/images/5/52/Tanker.jpg)

or something like this:
(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090412035012/ttte/images/a/a5/Ricketywooden.jpg)

or these, minus duck:
(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091021072056/ttte/images/f/f2/PopGoestheDiesel8.jpg)
THE LAST PICTURE IS PERFICT THATíS WHAT THEY SHOULD DO WITH ALL THE VANíS AN TRUCKíS, AND ONE OF THEM IS A COAL TRUCK, WHY DIDNíT THE NEW COAL TRUCK HAVE THAT FACE I WONDER


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: Cheeky_ULP on November 07, 2010, 03:32:17 AM
Remember kids, don't forget to turn OFF caps.


 ::)


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: SodorAdventures on November 07, 2010, 07:27:34 AM
Remember kids, don't forget to turn OFF caps.


 ::)

    TELL ME ABOUT IT                    ;)    :P


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: PerfectPercy on November 13, 2010, 02:38:53 AM
or these, minus duck:
(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091021072056/ttte/images/f/f2/PopGoestheDiesel8.jpg)
THE LAST PICTURE IS PERFICT THATíS WHAT THEY SHOULD DO WITH ALL THE VANíS AN TRUCKíS, AND ONE OF THEM IS A COAL TRUCK, WHY DIDNíT THE NEW COAL TRUCK HAVE THAT FACE I WONDER

If you look close enough, there are only 3 different faces really. Both wagons have the same faces and both vans have the same faces, with the exception of the last one. Bachmann probably would incorporate more variety and not just put the same face on every van, truck, etc. but I like the idea of more of a TV-Series-esque face. I'd like to see a van with a face. *Cough* Troublesome Truck #3 *Cough*


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on November 13, 2010, 10:52:05 AM
Troublesome Trucks Singing: " We need more trucks to mess with Diesel so hurry up Bachmann make Truck number 3"


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: StanierJack on November 13, 2010, 12:02:13 PM
Troublesome Trucks Singing: " We need more trucks to mess with Diesel so hurry up Bachmann make Truck number 3"

And in a certain book, Sir Handel's driver tells him that "patience is a Virtue" ;)


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on November 14, 2010, 06:53:31 AM
Im just saying two things: 1: Happy Birthday to me. and 2: If T.T. 3 is a van wouldnt just use the toolings of of the vent. van? Look at the diffrent T.T.s and open cargo wagons they have the sme toolings but different colors, same goes for the tankers.


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: SodorAdventures on November 14, 2010, 12:29:08 PM
Im just saying two things: 1: Happy Birthday to me. and 2: If T.T. 3 is a van wouldnt just use the toolings of of the vent. van? Look at the diffrent T.T.s and open cargo wagons they have the sme toolings but different colors, same goes for the tankers.
  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY
  2. Yeah, but TT 3 will be as I can promise you, just another open wagon with a different face.  :P


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on November 14, 2010, 02:32:13 PM
1: Thanks
2: But if it was just another gray truck, wouldnt we have seen something by now? It was anounced in Febuary now its November.


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: JD417 on November 14, 2010, 04:48:10 PM
if it was a truck you would think it be out by now because like i said before all they would have to do is make another face, which would take a month or less  :-\


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: SodorAdventures on November 14, 2010, 09:35:19 PM
if it was a truck you would think it be out by now because like i said before all they would have to do is make another face, which would take a month or less  :-\

   Bachmann will take there time like the other models, no matter what it maybe...


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: PerfectPercy on November 15, 2010, 12:31:03 AM
Im just saying two things: 1: Happy Birthday to me. and 2: If T.T. 3 is a van wouldnt just use the toolings of of the vent. van? Look at the diffrent T.T.s and open cargo wagons they have the sme toolings but different colors, same goes for the tankers.

There's more than one type of van. There's the CCT Van (Mail Van painted brown), Salt Van, Vent. Van, and other vans short and tall.

Notice that there are more than the above listed in the following picture:

(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091031175128/ttte/images/c/c7/ToadStandsBy13.jpg)
(Property of TTTE Wikia (not sure if this is against certain rules :P))

-Yes, 50% of them are ventilated vans, but there is that dark colored van with the huge face up in front that is no ventilated van (or at least one like all of the others), and on that same track at the back there are two smaller vans coupled to a cattle wagon (they are not ventilated vans, at least not like the common ventilated van).

Im just saying two things: 1: Happy Birthday to me. and 2: If T.T. 3 is a van wouldnt just use the toolings of of the vent. van? Look at the diffrent T.T.s and open cargo wagons they have the sme toolings but different colors, same goes for the tankers.
  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY
  2. Yeah, but TT 3 will be as I can promise you, just another open wagon with a different face.  :P

Bachmann has a lot of options. The entire web-page that I used for a source shows that "Troublesome Trucks" are more than just wagons. There is no definite statements as of now confirming that Troublesome Truck #3 is a wagon. There are many options, even odd ones such as troublesome cattle wagons or tankers.

I wouldn't mind a troublesome van myself, but either way I'm interested to see the face Bachmann gives it. :)

Cheers


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: fighter4luv on November 30, 2010, 07:02:21 AM
I wanna see the face from the truck pictured at the bottom right. I always thought that one looked the funniest :P


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on November 30, 2010, 04:06:18 PM
I wanna see the face from the truck pictured at the bottom right. I always thought that one looked the funniest :P
Which truck theres 3 of them.


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: fighter4luv on November 30, 2010, 05:57:50 PM
I wanna see the face from the truck pictured at the bottom right. I always thought that one looked the funniest :P
Which truck theres 3 of them.
The one to the "far right" the other 2 are more to the middle :P


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on November 30, 2010, 08:32:38 PM
One could only think of the possibilities................


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: PerfectPercy on November 30, 2010, 11:50:16 PM
I wanna see the face from the truck pictured at the bottom right. I always thought that one looked the funniest :P
Which truck theres 3 of them.
The one to the "far right" the other 2 are more to the middle :P

I always thought that was first used in season 5 in Haunted Henry. You can only wonder what T.T. #3 will bring.


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: branmas on December 10, 2010, 06:48:58 PM
my guess is that troublesome truck #3 is somehow a troublesome van,because, there are many vans in the series that are troublesome. ;)


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: The Chaz Storm on December 10, 2010, 07:05:18 PM
Troublesome Truck 3 was revealed about a week or so ago:

(http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/news/images/uploads/1749377025.jpg)

Just in time for Christmas


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: SodorAdventures on December 10, 2010, 08:01:44 PM
Troublesome Truck 3 was revealed about a week or so ago:

(http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/news/images/uploads/1749377025.jpg)

Just in time for Christmas

   Yes, But not for sale.


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: PerfectPercy on December 10, 2010, 10:23:19 PM
Troublesome Truck 3 was revealed about a week or so ago:

(http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/news/images/uploads/1749377025.jpg)

Just in time for Christmas

   Yes, But not for sale.

By Christmas, it probably will be. I just realized that it is ALL green. It doesn't even have a black undercarriage... I wonder...


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: SodorAdventures on December 10, 2010, 10:25:55 PM
Troublesome Truck 3 was revealed about a week or so ago:

(http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/news/images/uploads/1749377025.jpg)

Just in time for Christmas

   Yes, But not for sale.

By Christmas, it probably will be. I just realized that it is ALL green. It doesn't even have a black undercarriage... I wonder...

   To tell you the truth, I think that sense it made in china, The Color before the paint is green, and they just place a head on it instead of painting any part of it.(Come on Bachmann, don't be like Hornby(lol))


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: ClearwtaerMK2 on December 11, 2010, 01:01:35 AM
Serioulsy...One hornby is enough! :P


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: Cheeky_ULP on December 11, 2010, 01:04:10 AM
To be fair, Hornbys products are older.


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on December 11, 2010, 02:25:32 PM
To be fair, Hornbys products are older.
True, True


Title: Re: Questions for the Bach-man
Post by: BillingsRR on December 19, 2010, 01:03:54 AM
Someone, AnthonyP(????), guessed this exactly right. He said a cattle car wit a face and that is exactly what truck 3 is. Hats off to him, he is the only one who guessed exactly what it would be.
-BRR(Jamesis5)