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Title: 2012 products//
Post by: yeorail on June 04, 2011, 01:06:09 PM
Does the reappearance of the Climax mean (Hopefully) that the Hiesler will be re-worked for 2012--I need one, DCC ready though. I note Germany still have some of the old ones on their Bachmann web!
A well detailed Spectrum small diesel would be nice too


Title: Re: 2012 products//
Post by: the Bach-man on June 04, 2011, 08:47:59 PM
Dear Yeorail,
I hope so! I'll pass along your request!
Thanks!
the Bach-man


Title: Re: 2012 products//
Post by: on30gn15 on June 05, 2011, 05:07:32 PM
A well detailed Spectrum small diesel would be nice too
Something like a G version of the HO Plymouth 6-wheeler?
Which although labeled an MDT is actually a WDT - MDT were 4 wheel. See: http://www.northeast.railfan.net/diesel141.html


Title: Re: 2012 products//
Post by: RBMN #425 Fan on June 12, 2011, 08:33:00 PM
A well detailed Spectrum small diesel would be nice too
Something like a G version of the HO Plymouth 6-wheeler?
Which although labeled an MDT is actually a WDT - MDT were 4 wheel. See: http://www.northeast.railfan.net/diesel141.html
or, maybe even a BIG diesel like a GP or SD something.  ;)


Title: Re: 2012 products//
Post by: smcgill on June 13, 2011, 07:04:51 AM
Does the reappearance of the Climax mean (Hopefully) that the Hiesler will be re-worked for 2012--

I second that!!!    :o
Sean


Title: Re: 2012 products//
Post by: YellowHillsCentral on June 13, 2011, 08:19:05 PM
I would not turn down a small diesel (Rio Grande #50 perhaps?)  ;D


Title: Re: 2012 products//
Post by: Loco Bill Canelos on June 13, 2011, 10:50:04 PM
I'm suprised they didn't  do the Davenport in RG #50 paint!


Title: Re: 2012 products//
Post by: darkdaniel100 on June 14, 2011, 02:27:26 PM
As much as I love my heisler locomotive I would like a "new" locomotive .. not sure if I am the only one but I wont purchase a locomotive if I already have an older version.

I would love a spectrum USATC 0-6-0T (would have to be adjusted for 1.20:3 :/ ) .... Apart from that any new rolling stock would be awesome , the log skidder and Spectrum long caboose were awesome !


Title: Re: 2012 products//
Post by: on30gn15 on June 14, 2011, 08:05:22 PM
GE built some pretty fair sized 3ft gauge diesels for the steel industry.
Example http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/bscx24.jpg (http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/bscx24.jpg) This one is a center cab 80 tonner.
End cab like this 3ft gauge unit would be neat http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=84403 (http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=84403)


Title: Re: 2012 products//
Post by: tac on June 15, 2011, 08:04:34 AM
Does the reappearance of the Climax mean (Hopefully) that the Hiesler will be re-worked for 2012--I need one, DCC ready though. I note Germany still have some of the old ones on their Bachmann web!
A well detailed Spectrum small diesel would be nice too

I'm a great Heisler fan and ride the real thing in Oregon to prove it, but my experience with my Bachmann Heisler did not last long.

After less than ten minutes running it froze up, and sadly has not turned a wheel since then.  It sits on a shelf now, looking pretty forlorn, although I dust it every now and then with a sigh.

I'd like to think that if Bachmann ever made a new version, it would prove a LOT more reliable than mine.

tac
www.ovgrs.org


Title: Re: 2012 products//
Post by: Loco Bill Canelos on June 15, 2011, 09:57:37 AM
Hi tac,

Will there be another Canadian Invasion of the US this fall?  You and the gang are welcome back to my place on the way to Marty's from rick's if you are coming again.

By the way, I was wondering why you didn't send the loco back to Bachmann under the warranty.  Some years ago I had a similar problem but with a spectrum 2-6-0 Mogul.   Since it was within the first year they paid postage both ways and I paid nothing, they were great about it.

Regards

Bill


Title: Re: 2012 products//
Post by: tac on June 15, 2011, 03:15:29 PM
Hi tac,

Will there be another Canadian Invasion of the US this fall?  You and the gang are welcome back to my place on the way to Marty's from rick's if you are coming again. By the way, I was wondering why you didn't send the loco back to Bachmann under the warranty.  Some years ago I had a similar problem but with a spectrum 2-6-0 Mogul.   Since it was within the first year they paid postage both ways and I paid nothing, they were great about it. Regards Bill

Afternoon, Bill - there's going to be an invasion of Canada next month, that's for certain, as for a revenge trip, well,  that I can't say, but it sure would be great.

As for sending anything back to Bachmann here in UK, all I can say is that you gave me a real laff.  Thanks, I needed that.

All the very best -   

tac
www.ovgrs.org


Title: Re: 2012 products//
Post by: Kevin Strong on June 15, 2011, 08:16:07 PM
Bummer yours froze up on you, Tac. Mine proved to be my most reliable runner. I just sold it to greener pastures since it was seeing less and less service and deserves to go where she'll get proper exercise. I do agree, though, that a re-issue with Bachmann's new brass gearing would be cool.

Having said that, I think I'd prefer somethng new. I still think a C-19 would be great, though I got tired of waiting and am building my own. So now if Bachmann wants to do the EBT's M-1, that'd be a welcome sight. (Or one of their 2-6-0s with the 48" drivers!)

Whatever they do, props to Bachmann for including more reliable drivetrains in their latest locomotives. They're a welcome improvement.

Later,

K


Title: Re: 2012 products//
Post by: YellowHillsCentral on June 17, 2011, 07:51:40 PM
A C-19 would be wonderful! It's one of my favorite narrow gauge steamers....especially when fitted with a snow plow. ;) However, I would be more partial towards Bachmann releasing something from the C&S roster, be it the B-4-E or B-3A. There's something about those beartrap stacks.... even though I really shouldn't even be looking, as the railroad here is all but shut down since my son left for college and I have no time to sit down and play. :(

But if my vote counts, I would go for a Narrow Gauge diesel, be it the end cab units used of the Georgetown Loop or a White Pass diesel, or a C&S steamer.

Good Day!
Fred


Title: Re: 2012 products//
Post by: Wade Colyer on June 17, 2011, 10:20:08 PM
A 22 ton steel framed late model wood cab class A Climax (they already have the trucks) and a Barnhart or American Log Loader would fill out the logging equipment roster.

Wade


Title: Re: 2012 products//
Post by: on30gn15 on June 24, 2011, 09:20:04 AM
A well detailed Spectrum small diesel would be nice too

Here's a candidate, http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2570539 (http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2570539)

Would need a (much!) brighter color scheme to fit my tastes.


Title: Re: 2012 products//
Post by: R. J. Raleigh on July 11, 2011, 09:59:59 PM
I am still pushing for a C-16 in early D&RG livery.
The other manufacturer just can't come close to Spectrum detail.


Title: Re: 2012 products//
Post by: NGfan on July 25, 2011, 04:26:18 PM

How about a large scale version of the open sided excursion car.  The trucks,frame and roof come from existing passenger car patterns and the seats and some other patterns are available from the open sided trolley.

For those of you wanting a narrow gauge diesel, look around for one of the Spectrum 45 tonners.  They are large but remember, a lot of NG diesels were just standard models on NG trucks.  As I recall, they were eventually dumped on the market due to slow sales.

I agree, a C-16 would be nice.