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Title: Unnofficial Survey on Bachmann practices
Post by: Loco Bill Canelos on September 28, 2011, 09:56:14 AM
Wade Colyer and I have been talking about this for years.  We have suggested it to no avail.  We felt it would lead to higher sales and give the buyer and easy way to get different road numbers with a minimum of trouble.
Please give your responses as yes or no or no opinion. If you want to express a longer opinion please do it in a separate post. 

Question 1

Should Bachmann change the road numbers each time they rerun a car or loco?

Would you buy more product if they did?

Question 2
After an initial run with numbers, should Bachmann run locos or rolling stock without numbers and provide numbers for application by the buyer?

If yes, what would you prefer, Waterslide decal, rub on dry transfer, or rub on vynil???

Would you buy more product if they did?




Title: Re: Unnofficial Survey on Bachmann practices
Post by: Loco Bill Canelos on September 28, 2011, 09:58:06 AM
Question 1  Yes and yes

Question 2  Yes  vynil rub on, and yes


Title: Re: Unnofficial Survey on Bachmann practices
Post by: VirginiaCentral on September 28, 2011, 11:37:06 AM
Question 1 - Should Bachmann change the road numbers each time they rerun a car or loco?

Yes

Would you buy more product if they did?

No, but only because I have run out of room to store any more! Otherwise, yes!


Question 2 - After an initial run with numbers, should Bachmann run locos or rolling stock without numbers and provide numbers for application by the buyer?

Yes

If yes, what would you prefer, Waterslide decal, rub on dry transfer, or rub on vynil???

Rub on vynil


Jerry


Title: Re: Unnofficial Survey on Bachmann practices
Post by: StanAmes on September 28, 2011, 12:14:38 PM
1) Yes and Yes

2) Yes  vynil rub on, and yes

Note some cars already come without numbers and rub on numbers would sure help.

Stan


Title: Re: Unnofficial Survey on Bachmann practices
Post by: rslater on September 28, 2011, 01:05:11 PM
#1 Yes & Yes
#2 Yes Water slide decals & Yes


Title: Re: Unnofficial Survey on Bachmann practices
Post by: Nathan on September 28, 2011, 02:09:01 PM
Question 1 A I have no preference
Question 1 B Probaly not

Question 2 A I have no preference
Question 2 B I have used both rub on types, both are good
Qusetion 2 C On a limited number of cars
Would be nice for the kits if they had some simple rub on numbers and data


Title: Re: Unnofficial Survey on Bachmann practices
Post by: Old John on September 28, 2011, 04:26:43 PM
Question 1:  Yes & Yes

Question 2:  Yes & open on the lettering


Title: Re: Unnofficial Survey on Bachmann practices
Post by: Sleeping Bear on September 28, 2011, 04:42:52 PM
   Question 1- yes and yes

   Question 2- yes and any of the above

   In my opinion, this practice would be a great help as well as an incentive to those of us doing up their own personal or "faticy" Rail Road, as well as those who model one or two specific roads. Having to renumber a mess of cars to get multiple road numbers can be a pain at times.               Later All.......S.B.
     


Title: Re: Unnofficial Survey on Bachmann practices
Post by: Ted Yarbrough on September 28, 2011, 07:42:07 PM
Question 1-YES! and YES!
Question 2-YES! Some type rub on.


Title: Re: Unnofficial Survey on Bachmann practices
Post by: Kevin Strong on September 28, 2011, 07:48:13 PM
Question 1a - Sure why not.

Question 1b - Nope. I custom letter my own stuff, so I buy what I need and do it myself already.

Question 2a - I think undecorated/unnumbered locos/rolling stock should always be an option, if the manufacturer is setting up to do multiple options like that. I do not think it's necessarily up to the manufacturer to provide numbers, because when people buy undecorated locos/rolling stock, they typically do so with the intention of lettering them for their own railroads, not just new numbers of the pre-selected railroads Bachmann chooses.

Question 2b - My preference would be for dry transfers, as they're much thinner than vinyl, and far easier to apply than waterslide decals.

Question 2c - Nope.

Later,

K


Title: Re: Unnofficial Survey on Bachmann practices
Post by: glennk28 on September 28, 2011, 08:42:36 PM
Perhaps a sheet of number decals (I prefer waterslide)with the intended car body color as a background--this could then blank out the original number.  At least on cars with background colors in hte reds, browns, greens, etc.  Black backgrounds should be no problem.  gj


Title: Re: Unnofficial Survey on Bachmann practices
Post by: NarrowMinded on September 28, 2011, 09:48:02 PM
1. yes and yes

2.Yes
Vinyl
Yes


Title: Re: Unnofficial Survey on Bachmann practices
Post by: Mark Oles on September 29, 2011, 12:34:29 PM
Question 1

Should Bachmann change the road numbers each time they rerun a car or loco?
Yes

Would you buy more product if they did?
No

Question 2
After an initial run with numbers, should Bachmann run locos or rolling stock without numbers and provide numbers for application by the buyer?
No. 
If yes, what would you prefer, Waterslide decal, rub on dry transfer, or rub on vynil???
n/a
Would you buy more product if they did?
No


Title: Re: Unnofficial Survey on Bachmann practices
Post by: smcgill on October 04, 2011, 07:50:40 AM

2) Yes  vynil rub on, and yes

Note some cars already come without numbers and rub on numbers would sure help.

Stan
I agree with Stan
However question #1 No room for to much more .. so no
Sean


Title: Re: Unnofficial Survey on Bachmann practices
Post by: casey on October 10, 2011, 04:29:40 PM
Hi,
    That is a good idea, Yes, Yes and I don't mind.
It would save a lot of hassle in scraping off the number and trying to find lettering that is approximately the right size in white.
Since Letraset stopped turning out the rub down lettering this is very hard to obtain now in different sizes.
Casey


Title: Re: Unnofficial Survey on Bachmann practices
Post by: Sleeping Bear on October 10, 2011, 05:08:00 PM
 Woodland Scenics is still producing dry transfer (rub on) decals in several sizes and colors including white...Later All.... S.B.