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Title: The Narrow Gauge Engines
Post by: Anthony P on November 04, 2007, 08:17:12 AM
Dear Mr. Bach-man,

When do you think you are going to start to make the Narrow Gauge engines of Sodor. I'm really looking forward to you makeing them. Can you start makeing them in 2009 after the year with Edward & Mavis.


                                                                  - Anthony P  ;)


Title: Re: The Narrow Gauge Engines
Post by: Guilford Guy on November 04, 2007, 11:20:20 AM
Never going to happen. There's around a 1% chance of them thinking about making narrowgauge engines, and a .1% chance of them thinking about making HOn2. So no. Not going to happen.

x GG


Title: Re: The Narrow Gauge Engines
Post by: Jock The New Engine on November 04, 2007, 11:24:42 AM
Never say never Guilford Guy! ;)


Title: Re: The Narrow Gauge Engines
Post by: Guilford Guy on November 04, 2007, 11:28:05 AM
Never say never Guilford Guy! ;)
Fine, It won't ever happen unless they decide to make ON2 and have enough demand for Thomas, years after you all are eternally lifelless in a box in the ground.


Title: Re: The Narrow Gauge Engines
Post by: Rickenbacker 325 on November 04, 2007, 12:25:10 PM
GG >:(


Title: Re: The Narrow Gauge Engines
Post by: Michael on November 04, 2007, 01:13:52 PM
Well, I don't think they would because everyone would have to buy new track and everything.  It sounds like a great idea though.  :)


Title: Re: The Narrow Gauge Engines
Post by: Anthony P on November 04, 2007, 02:17:16 PM
Never say never Guilford Guy! ;)
Fine, It won't ever happen unless they decide to make ON2 and have enough demand for Thomas, years after you all are eternally lifelless in a box in the ground.


You'r mean >:( . And how do you really know that they are never going to make them. what do you have a time machien or something? >:( Just give it a chance. :(


Title: Re: The Narrow Gauge Engines
Post by: Guilford Guy on November 04, 2007, 03:07:53 PM
Never say never Guilford Guy! ;)
Fine, It won't ever happen unless they decide to make ON2 and have enough demand for Thomas, years after you all are eternally lifelless in a box in the ground.


You'r mean >:( . And how do you really know that they are never going to make them. what do you have a time machien or something? >:( Just give it a chance. :(

I'm not mean. We've been over this before. It won't happen. Stop Asking. If it did happen at all it could not be as earlly as 2009.


Title: Re: The Narrow Gauge Engines
Post by: traindude109 on November 04, 2007, 03:11:48 PM
Never say never Guilford Guy! ;)
Fine, It won't ever happen unless they decide to make ON2 and have enough demand for Thomas, years after you all are eternally lifelless in a box in the ground.


You'r mean >:( . And how do you really know that they are never going to make them. what do you have a time machien or something? >:( Just give it a chance. :(

You spelled "machine" wrong.......


Title: Re: The Narrow Gauge Engines
Post by: Guilford Guy on November 04, 2007, 03:14:01 PM
Why don't you mini foamers just go by a 009 kit and kitbash it so you can graduate to "Foamer in Training state."


Title: Re: The Narrow Gauge Engines
Post by: Anthony P on November 04, 2007, 04:42:12 PM
 >:( here we go again


Title: Re: The Narrow Gauge Engines
Post by: metal4life on November 05, 2007, 05:48:41 PM
You can't be mad at him for speaking the truth. If you're really that demanding for Narrow Gauge engines, just to what topkazfatt from YouTube did and make 'em yourself.


Title: Re: The Narrow Gauge Engines
Post by: Anthony P on November 05, 2007, 06:54:17 PM
they don't have to be HO2's or what ever GG said. they could be N maybe. if they aren't posible to make then I'll take you'r advice EdwardsDriver. butt lets see what the Bach-man says befor anyone say's no to me again. ;)


Title: Re: The Narrow Gauge Engines
Post by: Guilford Guy on November 05, 2007, 07:16:46 PM
HOn3, HOn2, would most likely be built to be run on 1:160 scale track, which is around 30"'s halfway between HOn2, and HOn3. Right now there is not a large market with Bachmann already producing On30, and 1:20.3, which takes cars of narrow gauge enthusiasts. Theres a company that the Ffestiniog sells kits for in 009 scale which you should look into. I think many of the Thomas narrow gauge engines were based off actual locomotives but I don't watch Thomas so I wouldn't know.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/009-FESTINIOG-RLY-0-4-0-LOCO-SUPERB-KIT-BUILT-MODEL_W0QQitemZ270183749321QQihZ017QQcategoryZ145771QQcmdZViewItem
I don't know if a Thomas character looks similar to that.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Jouef-0-4-0-Decauville-Steam-Loco_W0QQitemZ270183316927QQihZ017QQcategoryZ145771QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Jouef-Decauville-009-HOe-Tipper-wagons_W0QQitemZ270183088346QQihZ017QQcategoryZ145771QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZtimothyh891


Title: Re: The Narrow Gauge Engines
Post by: Anthony P on November 05, 2007, 09:08:36 PM
Listen GG i really don't want to argue about it.  :(  I just want to here from the Bach-man before anyone just gets all up and saying no to me and a good idea. Because i just want to be friends with everybody. U mite hate me for all my bickering back and forth about this tipic. Now I just have a qusetion and a coment for u. One is: If u don't watch thomas & Friends why are u in the Thomas chat room? Two is: I think I will look in to doing what Topkazfatt did. thanks for the links. ;D ;)


Title: Re: The Narrow Gauge Engines
Post by: Hamish K on November 05, 2007, 09:33:51 PM
The Thomas narrow gauge locos are based on Talyllyn Railway prototypes (mainly) and some Ffestiniog. The mountain locos are based on Snowdon Mountain Railway prototypes. There are kits available for quite a few of the locos from a number of makers but no ready to run British outline narrow gauge.

I would have thought that there might be scope for a British maker to make a ready to run range of narrow gauge prototypes offering both prototype and Thomas versions of the locos. A difficulty for Bachmann doing this is that they don't have the UK rights for Thomas. Hornby has the UK rights, but not the US ones so neither company could cover the prototype market and the Thomas market in both the US and UK. This might make it less likely that either company would attempt such a range.

If such a range were introduced it would probably be in OO9 or possibly O16.5. OO9 is Britsh OO scale (1:76) running on 9mm (N) gauge track. O9 is British O scale (1:4.5) running on 16.5mm (HO) gauge track. These are the two main British narrow gauge combinations. OO9 equals 2 foot 3 inch gauge, which coincidently is the gauge of the Talyllyn Railway. (O16.5 is about 2 foot 4 inches).

Bachmann USA probably wouldn't introduce such a range unless Bachmann UK wanted a prototype narrow gauge range in which case Thomas versions might be made.

I would love to see a ready to run British outline narrow gauge range, but I don't really expect to see it happen.

Hamish


Title: Re: The Narrow Gauge Engines
Post by: Guilford Guy on November 05, 2007, 10:52:29 PM
Listen GG i really don't want to argue about it.  :(  I just want to here from the Bach-man before anyone just gets all up and saying no to me and a good idea. Because i just want to be friends with everybody. U mite hate me for all my bickering back and forth about this tipic. Now I just have a qusetion and a coment for u. One is: If u don't watch thomas & Friends why are u in the Thomas chat room? Two is: I think I will look in to doing what Topkazfatt did. thanks for the links. ;D ;)

I think you people make funny posts.


Title: Re: The Narrow Gauge Engines
Post by: Guilford Guy on November 05, 2007, 10:57:04 PM
That isn't necessarily a compliment. Also this is not a chat room. Its a forum for educated posts, not 3 word phrases.