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Title: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: TobyTheTram16 on February 13, 2011, 10:59:23 PM
Dear Mr. Bachmann,
My local hobby store doesn't have any Bachmann Thomas Items the they have have tons of regular Bachamann items but sadly no Bachmann Thomas items :'(. The only way I can get Bachmann Thomas items is online. Is their any particular reason why there's no Thomas items or a way they can have Bachmann Thomas items available their if so please let me know asap  :)


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: TheJJ on February 13, 2011, 11:01:41 PM
I found a new hobby store in my area that sells strictly lionel stuff but they had a bachmann cataloug. So they asked if I wanted to order but I said not yet. The point is I think they can special order. Hope that helps.


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: BillingsRR on February 13, 2011, 11:09:22 PM
Is that store by any chance Grawalski's Trains? I might not have the name right, but I remember going to a store with a name like that when I was in Scranton. They had a huge German Shepard behind the desk. It was so adorable! I am a sucker for dogs.


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: TheJJ on February 13, 2011, 11:10:33 PM
I don't even remember the name. But I don't remember a dog. :P


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: TobyTheTram16 on February 14, 2011, 01:40:58 AM
oh also JJ96 I mean I want to know if my hobby shop can have Bachamann Thomas items litteraly in THE store so I could take 'em to the front register and purchase them their instead of buying the models online hopefully he can help me out  :)


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: jettrainfan on February 14, 2011, 02:51:22 PM
i think that's the hobby shop's choice but you can give it a try.  :) You can also tell them about it.


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: ThomasFan247 on February 14, 2011, 09:23:21 PM
oh also JJ96 I mean I want to know if my hobby shop can have Bachamann Thomas items litteraly in THE store so I could take 'em to the front register and purchase them their instead of buying the models online hopefully he can help me out  :)

You can most likely order them through your hobby shop  ;)


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: BillingsRR on February 14, 2011, 09:28:06 PM
oh also JJ96 I mean I want to know if my hobby shop can have Bachamann Thomas items litteraly in THE store so I could take 'em to the front register and purchase them their instead of buying the models online hopefully he can help me out  :)


My suggestion is to go to the hobby shop and ask them if they can order the models for you. Maybe suggesting picking up the Thomas line as well. All I can think of. And a palce to get engines at really good prices is www.nstrains.com they have really good prices. The store is in Bromall, PA if you want to visit. The address information is on their website.


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: TobyTheTram16 on February 15, 2011, 01:05:14 AM
Next time I drop by I'll ask if they can order them to have them in the store or that they can order the models from the catolog if they have it  :P


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: AJWPRODUCTIONS on February 15, 2011, 08:32:36 AM
oh also JJ96 I mean I want to know if my hobby shop can have Bachamann Thomas items litteraly in THE store so I could take 'em to the front register and purchase them their instead of buying the models online hopefully he can help me out  :)

we have a modify button people so please refrain from dubl posting


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: Sodor Perfection on February 15, 2011, 10:46:38 AM
Are you having trouble getting the Bachmann Thomas and Friends?

If so I live in Scotland and use a company based in Paisley called Trains on Time. Their website is http://www.trainsontime.co.uk/ and normally have the whole range in stock.



Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: SCOTTISH RAILWAYS on February 15, 2011, 10:52:51 AM
THANK U ;D ;D


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: SCOTTISH RAILWAYS on February 15, 2011, 10:56:10 AM
ALSO DO U AGREE WITH WHAT I SED ABOUT WITH OUT THE BRITTISH THE USA  MIGHT NEVER OF HAD STEAM TRAINS & THOMAS :)


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: Sodor Perfection on February 15, 2011, 11:10:55 AM
I believe that without the British the whole world would be without many a great invention, but the same could be said about the Chinese, Germans, the USA...list goes on.

But your are right in saying that Britt Allcroft and the Reverend W. Awdry were British and that the steam locomotive was developed in Britian to make it what it is today.


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: SCOTTISH RAILWAYS on February 15, 2011, 12:05:05 PM
ALSO HOW DO I GET A PROFILE PIC :)


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: thomasj219 on February 15, 2011, 12:15:52 PM
Please stop double posting. There is a modify button.


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: TobyTheTram16 on February 15, 2011, 05:13:59 PM
Guys please stop spamming I'm not interested about double posting  >:(


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: SCOTTISH RAILWAYS on February 15, 2011, 08:00:43 PM
Sorry :-[


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: BillingsRR on February 15, 2011, 08:08:47 PM
ALSO DO U AGREE WITH WHAT I SED ABOUT WITH OUT THE BRITTISH THE USA  MIGHT NEVER OF HAD STEAM TRAINS & THOMAS :)

It is to my understanding that the Americans invented the steam locomotive. The first steam engine in the world ran on the B&O line. I think I learned that at Steamtown, the B&O Museum, and many other places. But that may jsut be the first in the US, not the entire world. Sure we may not have Thomas, but we already had trains. Sure you can argue without the British, the USA may not have been founded. But all in all, England is a fine country now along with the USA and many other countries.


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: SCOTTISH RAILWAYS on February 15, 2011, 08:14:21 PM
Sorry i got abit out of hand i apoligise for the hole thing  :-[ :-\ and i hope we can all get along
now what was it u were talking about :)


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: BillingsRR on February 15, 2011, 08:16:11 PM
It is fine. And when people talk about Britian, they don't mean Scotland. Since Scotland, Wales, Jersey, and Britain make up the United Kingdom, they are all still considered different countries. Think of it as the UK is like the US, but instead of states it is made up of countries. So people don't mean Scotland when they say Britian.

But anyway. Can you pre-order trains from Bachmann?


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: SCOTTISH RAILWAYS on February 15, 2011, 08:20:05 PM
cool :D


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: SodorAdventures on February 15, 2011, 08:28:49 PM
It is fine. And when people talk about Britian, they don't mean Scotland. Since Scotland, Walkes, Jersey, and Britain make up the United Kingdom, they are all still considered different countries. Think of it as the UK is like the US, but instead of states it is made up of countries. So people don't mean Scotland when they say Britian.

But anyway. Can you pre-order trains from Bachmann?

   Nope. Only from its retailers


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: MetaDude27 on February 15, 2011, 08:32:17 PM
If you're wanting to pre-order Donald and Douglas, then the best price I've found for them is on wholesaletrains.com. They cost $42.99 each. I'm not sure how much they charge for shipping, though.


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: SCOTTISH RAILWAYS on February 15, 2011, 08:35:27 PM
Trainsontime thay r only 40 each & &75 for both


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: J70 on February 15, 2011, 08:47:46 PM
ALSO DO U AGREE WITH WHAT I SED ABOUT WITH OUT THE BRITTISH THE USA  MIGHT NEVER OF HAD STEAM TRAINS & THOMAS :)

It is to my understanding that the Americans invented the steam locomotive. The first steam engine in the world ran on the B&O line. I think I learned that at Steamtown, the B&O Museum, and many other places. But that may jsut be the first in the US, not the entire world.

I'm afraid that's only in the USA. The first full scale working railway steam locomotive was built by Richard Trevithick in the United Kingdom and, on 21 February 1804, the world's first railway journey took place as Trevithick's unnamed steam locomotive hauled a train along the tramway of the Penydarren ironworks, near Merthyr Tydfil in south Wales.

So yes, despite being British in it's initial design, I'd say ther was worldwide influences on the final designs of steam locomotives. Just look at the Union Pacific's Big Boy class, and you can see how advanced it was compared to British designs of the same vintage.

Jack


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: SCOTTISH RAILWAYS on February 15, 2011, 08:50:08 PM
i like your pic


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: BillingsRR on February 15, 2011, 09:17:29 PM
I kinda had a feeling that is what it was, but memory slips sometimes.  ;D

Oh well, I guess you could say Americans adapted it and made it bigger. IF you look at the Eruopian engines and comapre them to some of the American ones, I guess you could say the USA likes big things.


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: ThomasFan247 on February 15, 2011, 09:26:13 PM
Is that store by any chance Grawalski's Trains? I might not have the name right, but I remember going to a store with a name like that when I was in Scranton. They had a huge German Shepard behind the desk. It was so adorable! I am a sucker for dogs.
It's Gryzboski's ;) (Idk if that's how it's spelled) They moved near Montage Mountain ;)


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: BillingsRR on February 15, 2011, 09:28:20 PM
Thats where I went. I think they where on the same road as the Steamtown mall, but they moved. Scranton Hobby is right across the street from the mall. SH has some old rare wooden items. I was debating on shopping, but I decided to save my money.


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: TobyTheTram16 on February 15, 2011, 09:39:05 PM
youi gus are doing it again  >:(


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: BillingsRR on February 15, 2011, 09:40:59 PM
What? Having a normal conversation on hobby shops? Hobby shops that sell the products you are asking about.


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: Michigan Railfan on February 15, 2011, 11:44:24 PM
Just looked in my history textbook. Turns out the first American steam locomotive was designed and built by Peter Cooper in 1830, called the "Tom Thumb."

And back on topic, you might want to try modeltrainstuff.com. They have the lowest prices I've seen online.


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: BillingsRR on February 16, 2011, 08:36:35 AM
Tom Thumb! I knew it was something that started as Tom Th! I thought it was Tom Thon. :P Close enough!


Title: Re: A question for the Bachmann.
Post by: 7029cluncastle on February 16, 2011, 02:47:22 PM
ALSO DO U AGREE WITH WHAT I SED ABOUT WITH OUT THE BRITTISH THE USA  MIGHT NEVER OF HAD STEAM TRAINS & THOMAS :)

It is to my understanding that the Americans invented the steam locomotive. The first steam engine in the world ran on the B&O line. I think I learned that at Steamtown, the B&O Museum, and many other places. But that may jsut be the first in the US, not the entire world.

I'm afraid that's only in the USA. The first full scale working railway steam locomotive was built by Richard Trevithick in the United Kingdom and, on 21 February 1804, the world's first railway journey took place as Trevithick's unnamed steam locomotive hauled a train along the tramway of the Penydarren ironworks, near Merthyr Tydfil in south Wales.

So yes, despite being British in it's initial design, I'd say ther was worldwide influences on the final designs of steam locomotives. Just look at the Union Pacific's Big Boy class, and you can see how advanced it was compared to British designs of the same vintage.

Jack

i was born 190 years and 2 days after that first run  ;D
sorry just had to say it!!  :P