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Title: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: Cheeky_ULP on December 09, 2015, 12:27:34 PM
(http://shop.bachmanntrains.com/images/HO_Scale/58601.jpg)
There he is!

Also, we now have the information that Skarloey "performs best on 11.25" radius curves or greater."


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: Jacob Wilson on December 09, 2015, 01:02:53 PM
Bachmann Skarlory looks amazing, if this is the final image of him. I look forward to getting him at somepoint next year (2016).


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: AJW98Productions on December 10, 2015, 11:05:45 AM
I am purely and whole heartedly astonished that they managed to give him, what looks like a completely open cab. Whilst all the details are amazing, this is the one I think is purely the most astonishing of them all...given even Bachmann's model of James does not even have an open cab, it's amazing that this detail made it onto Skarloey, along with some of the other details too, and to see just how far Bachmann have come since the first 3 models.
Best wishes,
~Alex


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: Jacob Wilson on December 10, 2015, 11:35:47 AM
I am purely and whole heartedly astonished that they managed to give him, what looks like a completely open cab. Whilst all the details are amazing, this is the one I think is purely the most astonishing of them all...given even Bachmann's model of James does not even have an open cab, it's amazing that this detail made it onto Skarloey, along with some of the other details too, and to see just how far Bachmann have come since the first 3 models.
Best wishes,
~Alex

I agree actually Alex. Bachamnn Jmaes has no open cab at all, but it must be able to do, as a Narrow Gauge Locomotive such as Skarloey with a complete open cab that is also smaller than Bachmann James in scale proves that James could easily have an open cab.


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: Thomasfan39 on December 10, 2015, 04:04:06 PM
His wheels look plastic, are they metal?


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: Chaz on December 10, 2015, 04:22:09 PM
Yes the wheels are made of metal. 


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: Jacob Wilson on December 10, 2015, 05:04:18 PM
What sort couplings are those on Skarloey? I cannot think how you couple a Locomotive and a Wagon together using these type of coupling?


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: Cheeky_ULP on December 10, 2015, 06:12:18 PM
They are called Bemo Couplings. You can see them in action here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gAhnJqODNI


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: Jacob Wilson on December 10, 2015, 06:40:02 PM
They are called Bemo Couplings. You can see them in action here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gAhnJqODNI

OK, thank you for the video link. Are they easy to couple and un-couple by hand?


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: DinoNTrains on December 19, 2015, 02:05:06 PM
Just out of curiosity, how big is Bachmann Skarloey compared to his ERTL model? A picture would be nice :)


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: Jacob Wilson on December 19, 2015, 02:13:46 PM
Just out of curiosity, how big is Bachmann Skarloey compared to his ERTL model? A picture would be nice :)

I agree. I want to see a picture of a real life Bachmann Skarloey.


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: UPTODAY on December 19, 2015, 02:38:46 PM
all this narrow gauge range is nicely done ,but i think it is priced too high!!!!!!!
UPTODAY


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: Jacob Wilson on December 19, 2015, 02:52:48 PM
all this narrow gauge range is nicely done ,but i think it is priced too high!!!!!!!
UPTODAY

I agree, the Bachmann Thomas & Friends Narrow Gauge range is far too expensive. I am UK resident, so I can only get my Bachmann Thomas & Friends products from a website called The Diesel Works in Scotland, which is northerest part of the UK, and each of the Narrow Gauge Wagons are 30.00 each, which far too much. Skarloey has not come into stock yet, and I dread to think what they will be selling him for!


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: PasqualeCS96 on December 19, 2015, 02:54:29 PM
First video I have seen of Skarloey running and he does look great!  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePiPpKE9NTM


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: Jacob Wilson on December 19, 2015, 03:14:19 PM
First video I have seen of Skarloey running and he does look great!  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePiPpKE9NTM

Thank you for the video link. :). Bachmann Skarloey looks amazing! I can't wait to get him.


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: AJW98Productions on December 19, 2015, 03:37:18 PM
First video I have seen of Skarloey running and he does look great!  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePiPpKE9NTM
Thank you for sharing the video, looks like a fantastic model and a fantastic runner, I look forward greatly to the Narrow Gauge range being expanded

~Alex


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: Jacob Wilson on December 19, 2015, 04:09:39 PM
First video I have seen of Skarloey running and he does look great!  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePiPpKE9NTM
Thank you for sharing the video, looks like a fantastic model and a fantastic runner, I look forward greatly to the Narrow Gauge range being expanded

~Alex

I expect to be a perfect model looking at RRP!


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: sodorlad on December 19, 2015, 06:45:53 PM
https://youtu.be/i4rXVIAOW9c

A very quick test video!

He runs so well. Very pleased.


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: Jacob Wilson on December 19, 2015, 07:01:01 PM
https://youtu.be/i4rXVIAOW9c

A very quick test video!

He runs so well. Very pleased.

Brilliant video. Thank you for posting that. I have 2 things to mention here:

No. 1: How did you may Neville's face?

No. 2: Are the Wagons that Skarloey is pulling, the out of the box models?


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: shining time on December 19, 2015, 08:33:35 PM
amazing  videos cant wait til mine arrives in the mail


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: sodorlad on December 20, 2015, 02:27:51 AM
https://youtu.be/i4rXVIAOW9c

A very quick test video!

He runs so well. Very pleased.

Brilliant video. Thank you for posting that. I have 2 things to mention here:

No. 1: How did you make Neville's face?

No. 2: Are the Wagons that Skarloey is pulling, the out of the box models?
.

Neville's face is from a Trackmaster model. It needed filing down a little at the back, as did smokebox on the Hornby Q1 model I used, to get a flush result. By the time he was repainted and numbered, it's a great model.

And yes, Skarloey is indeed pulling the Bachmann wagons.


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: Jacob Wilson on December 20, 2015, 06:25:00 AM
https://youtu.be/i4rXVIAOW9c

A very quick test video!

He runs so well. Very pleased.

Brilliant video. Thank you for posting that. I have 2 things to mention here:

No. 1: How did you make Neville's face?

No. 2: Are the Wagons that Skarloey is pulling, the out of the box models?
.

Neville's face is from a Trackmaster model. It needed filing down a little at the back, as did smokebox on the Hornby Q1 model I used, to get a flush result. By the time he was repainted and numbered, it's a great model.

And yes, Skarloey is indeed pulling the Bachmann wagons.

So you took Neville's face off a TrackMaster model? How did you re-number the Class Q1 Locomotive that you turned into Neville?

Bachmann Skarloey and his Wagons look amazing! I can't wait to get them, despite it all being too expensive!


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: sodorlad on December 20, 2015, 05:32:50 PM
I used a stanley knife to prize off the face.

I painted over the decals and the existing number with enamel paint.

I used a transfer to renumber him... Works a little bit like a temporary tattoo with water and friction.



Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: Jacob Wilson on December 21, 2015, 05:46:29 AM
I used a stanley knife to prize off the face.

I painted over the decals and the existing number with enamel paint.

I used a transfer to renumber him... Works a little bit like a temporary tattoo with water and friction.



You would in trouble of you cut the fadce in half or something!

Good idea.

So his number is the same number from the TV Series?


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: uscgtanker on December 21, 2015, 10:03:43 PM
I would like to point out that the skarloey range and the peco counterparts us a nem pocket system. This allows you to change knuckle systems to kadee to run with other train car items. When skarloey arrives and I replace the knuckles I will post a youtube video with him running wit a string of gilpin ore cars.


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: Jacob Wilson on December 22, 2015, 05:30:13 AM
I would like to point out that the skarloey range and the peco counterparts us a nem pocket system. This allows you to change knuckle systems to kadee to run with other train car items. When skarloey arrives and I replace the knuckles I will post a youtube video with him running wit a string of gilpin ore cars.

I am surprised Bachmann are using the NEM pocket system on a Thomas & Friends Locomotive.  


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: grandpuff on December 22, 2015, 07:33:38 PM
I do hope that the narrow gauge line sells well so that additional locomotives are produced.

My favorite would be Duke aka Grandpuff.

Grandpuff


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: Chaz on December 23, 2015, 02:33:45 AM
Sadly prices will not drop down anytime soon, if anything they will only increase.  I'll admit that the price for the Skarloey stock is just ridiculous, and I'm not entirely sure why they are that expensive.  I know I'll be getting two red vans this year for Christmas (the wrapped presents shaped like Peco boxes under my tree are a pretty big clue :P), but that will probably be the only narrow gauge stock I'll get from Bachmann at this time.  I can at least understand why Skarloey is so expensive since making the motor as well as the die-cast body for Skarloey would cost a lot of money to produce, and I imagine any other narrow gauge engine following him would be equally as much to produce. 

On another note my Bachmann Skarloey is currently shipping from Hobby Linc and the estimated delivery date is tomorrow just in time for Christmas! 


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: BassTbone on December 23, 2015, 10:33:12 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7rv9ZlYQu0

More video of Skarloey running.


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: Chaz on December 23, 2015, 12:00:39 PM

Anyway, please can you post pictures of your Bachmann Skarloey and your 2 Red Van's please when you get them Chaz?

Already planning on it, same with the vans. :)


Title: Re: Bachmann Skarloey Photo
Post by: AJW98Productions on December 23, 2015, 12:20:17 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7rv9ZlYQu0

More video of Skarloey running.
I was honestly expecting Skarloey to be closer in size to the Tomix Thomas model than he appears in that video, then again I guess I didn't take into consideration how it would all scale up. Especially with Skarloey's cab, the rest of his model seems almost the same height as Thomas's...then one gets to the cab, however the Tomix Thomas is a Standard Gauge Engine in N scale, whereas Skarloey is an HO scale engine that runs on N scale track, I suppose I should've given that some greater thought before now, but I suppose I just forgot to take that into consideration. Woops :P

Would anyone who has any of Tomix's Thomas range run perhaps some of the freight wagons with Skarloey...if they can negotiate the coupling difference, and I know usig standard gauge stock with a narrow gauge engine is a bit of a faux pas, but I mean, until more stock gets released it could add some flare to the models...right? not to mention the faces from Tomix Troublesome Trucks could be used on the faceless Open Wagons, right? Or is there too much of a scaling difference that prevents that...?

Anyway, my convoluted thoughts aside, thank you BassTBone for sharing :)

~Alex :)