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Title: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on January 02, 2008, 05:30:41 PM
Suggest new models here.I'll start:
  • Oliver
  • Henrietta
  • Lady
  • Spencer's Coach
  • The Old Coaches
They also need to change the color of James's wheels.They're supposed to
be black.


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: metal4life on January 02, 2008, 07:20:33 PM
Donald
Douglas
BoCo
Fish Vans
Toad the Brakevan


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: The Chaz Storm on January 02, 2008, 08:30:25 PM
Arthur
Duck
Diesel
Salty
mail coaches
Brakedown train
works coach
Rocky

Also everything that you guys mentioned. ;)


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: Amtrak_Titan on January 02, 2008, 11:59:44 PM
Boco
Donald
Douglas
Henry version 1 (pre rebuild)
Duck
Diesel
Sodor Mail Vans
Flying Kipper Van (similar to the Sodor Mail Train cars)
Old Coaches
Red Coaches like Annie and Claribel
Brakedown Train
Henrietta
The coaches like Annie and Claribel except no faces and names


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: max (uk) on January 04, 2008, 05:13:23 AM
Boco
Donald
Douglas
Diesel
Sodor Mail Vans
Red Coaches like Annie and Claribel, mind you it would make a good convershion.
Green Coaches (Old Coaches)


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: LastQ6 on January 04, 2008, 05:59:16 AM
Steam Engines:

Murdoch
Donald - Top Want
Douglas - Top Want
Arthur
Harvey
Molly
Rosie
Billy

Diesels:

Devious Diesel - Top Want
'Arry
Bert
Salty

Wagons:

Henrietta
Sodor Mail Vans
Breakdown Train
Hector to Horrid Hopper


These are just a few of my suggestions for new models, i expect that Murdoch will be released by Bachmann sometime in the near future seeing as Bachmann is working closely with HIT to produce some lovely models depicting the TV Series engines.


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: The Chaz Storm on January 04, 2008, 05:05:05 PM
Good point with Murdoch, I personally think that the same goes for Arthur and Salty maybe Diesel too. :)


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: PRRThomas11 on January 04, 2008, 06:49:39 PM
This isn't a wish list, it's a prediction:

Diesel
Duck
Mail Cars (For Percy or Thomas)
Quarry Trucks (For Mavis)
Henrietta (For Toby)



Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: LastQ6 on January 04, 2008, 06:52:31 PM
Murdoch is a fascinating engine for me, his valve gear is alot different compared to other standard 9F locomotives, most locos have stevenson link motion, and quite a few have the caprotti link motion, i think that is what Murdoch's is?

But if he does become available between next year, after Edward and Mavis, that will be something i would look forward to more than anything.


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: The Chaz Storm on January 04, 2008, 07:06:54 PM
Very true ;D I would love to have a Bachmann Murdoch, even if the price will be expensive he will be worth it! :) Also those are great ideas you got there PRRthomas11.  I still think that Arthur will also fit in very well with the range.  :)


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: ThomasFan247 on January 04, 2008, 07:56:57 PM
1nce edward and mavis r released id like 2 see the following:


              EVERYTHING  ;D :D ;) :) ;D :D ;) :) ;D :D ;) :)


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: metal4life on January 04, 2008, 08:23:41 PM
Well, everything wouldn't be released at once, it'd probably span across at least 5-15 years before Bachmann gets EVERY character/rolling stock released. Especially since the Thomas and Friends character range is expanding every year. Or Bachmann could drop the contract with HiT and discontinue the production of Thomas and Friends entirely, but hopefully that will never happen. I'd like to have Donald and Douglas before anything happens to drop the contract.     BOT :)


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: LastQ6 on January 05, 2008, 07:55:25 AM
I seriously doubt Bachmann will drop the contract with HIT, They have produced far too good models in the Thomas range to drop the contract now, so i for one hope that Bachmann will please continue to make such wonderfully detailed Thomas models for a good few years to come.


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: StanierJack on January 05, 2008, 09:15:21 AM
What I'd like to see:

Improved face, chassis and front couplings on Thomas, Percy and James (DCC Ready).

A Bachmann Henrietta, would sell well as she goes with Toby.

A Bachmann Stanley, could use same chassis as an Improved Thomas. (see above)

A Bachmann Whiff, if Bachmann are careful, they could re-use the Emily chassis.

The Red Coaches, as seen in various episodes, the ones that look like Annie, they could use the Annie tooling with face removed. An easy one for Bachmann.

A joint venture between Faller and Bachmann where they make a Faller Road Compatible Bertie, along with Elizibeth and Sir Topham Hatt's Car.

On the subject of the Fat Controller, a HO scale version would be good!


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: Myself on January 06, 2008, 01:19:19 PM
I'm not too picky, but I've still got a few suggestions.

-A faceless Annie/Clarabel would be very easy, seeing that there is already a faceless mould of the exact design currently used for Emily's coaches.

-We could MAJORLY do with some more closed vans. It excited me to see the Salt and Cattle wagons released this year, what with Bachmann finally straying from freight stock limited to open wagons and tankers. There are many good moulds in the Bachmann Branchline collection that would fit in perfectly. A Sodor Mail Van and matching Flying Kipper van might require a new mould; I don't think there's any made with bogies, all I've seen are four wheelers.

-Everyone's clamoring for a Henrietta, myself included. This'd be the first ready-to-run W&U coach available if they made one. If you're going to make a Toby, why not add a Henrietta to go with him?

That's all from me. I'm not particularly picky on which engines they make, but I think Diesel would be a good seller.


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: PRRThomas11 on January 11, 2008, 06:05:52 PM
It would be cool to have the Thomas people in HO size instead of oversized.


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: StanierJack on January 12, 2008, 06:46:29 AM
An easy one would be Wilbert:

(http://www.hattons.co.uk/images/products/30-920_1.jpg)

The moulding exists in the UK Junior range, and uses the Thomas chassis.

One of these for E-Z Track, as it is more british:

(http://www.hattons.co.uk/images/products/H655_1.jpg)


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: The Chaz Storm on January 12, 2008, 10:10:19 AM
A coal box does sound like a good idea Jack. ;)

Also as much as I would like to see Wilbert be done by Bachmann and how easy it would be to make, I don't really see it happening for these two reasons:

1.  Bachmann mainly focuses on TV Series models then RWS.

2.  Even if they did focus more on RWS, he wouldn't be as successful of a model because Wilbert isn't really noticed so much in the US.

But then again I think at this point we might as well just wait and see. ;)


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: sparkyjay31 on January 12, 2008, 02:30:22 PM
Anything with dcc or dcc ready!!!


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: The Chaz Storm on January 12, 2008, 03:25:53 PM
A coal box does sound like a good idea Jack. ;)

Also as much as I would like to see Wilbert be done by Bachmann and how easy it would be to make, I don't really see it happening for these two reasons:

1.  Bachmann mainly focuses on TV Series models then RWS.

2.  Even if they did focus more on RWS, he wouldn't be as successful of a model because Wilbert isn't really noticed so much in the US.

But then again I think at this point we might as well just wait and see. ;)
It'd be the same story as Wooden Railway Wilbert in the US. I have it, and know who he is.  :P

Of course us older fans know about Wilbert, I was talking about the younger fans of Thomas who aren't old enough to be on forums and not to mention don't have the wooden or Ertl Wilbert. ;) 


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: The Chaz Storm on January 13, 2008, 02:30:22 AM
Same here, plus the Bach-man is good at surprising us, and as I have said we might never know when something like that will happen. ;)


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on January 14, 2008, 05:03:32 PM
By the way,only the front van of The Flying Kipper(the one that looks like the
mail vans) had 8 wheels.The rest were shorter and 4-wheeled.I just checked.
Now,a Flying Kipper set would have to be a big one.It'd have to include not
just Henry and The Flying Kipper,but the siding and the other train(no engine
needed,you never did see whose train it was).


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: styntwin409 on January 15, 2008, 09:06:52 PM
I’m all for Donald and Douglas, and probably Devious Diesel too. Also, some other suggestions:
Bill/Ben
Harvey
Oliver
Toad
Stepheny (or however you spell his name)
More rolling stock (maybe with removable loads)
Breakdown Crane
Duck
Old Coach (From the Cranky Bugs video/DVD)
and Diesel 10 (claw opens/closes when he moves)
Oh, and maybe interchangeable faces like mad, worried, sad, and stuff like that

~Styntwin409 (formerly Justin, but I doubt any of you remember me)


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: Anthony P on January 15, 2008, 09:14:52 PM
Maybe (if it's not to much trubble) when bachmann comes out with Harvey, and Disiel 10, you could have Pitchy on Disiel 10, and Harrvey's carn arm both be remot controled ;)


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: StanierJack on January 16, 2008, 03:32:28 AM
I’m all for Donald and Douglas, and probably Devious Diesel too. Also, some other suggestions:
Bill/Ben
Harvey
Oliver
Toad
Stepheny (or however you spell his name)
More rolling stock (maybe with removable loads)
Breakdown Crane
Duck
Old Coach (From the Cranky Bugs video/DVD)
and Diesel 10 (claw opens/closes when he moves)
Oh, and maybe interchangeable faces like mad, worried, sad, and stuff like that

~Styntwin409 (formerly Justin, but I doubt any of you remember me)


I remember you. Ages ago...


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on January 18, 2008, 12:53:12 AM
Only one story was actually called "The Flying Kipper",Sparks.


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: StanierJack on January 18, 2008, 03:31:46 AM
Only one story was actually called "The Flying Kipper",Sparks.

But the train was called the flying kipper.


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: Anthony P on January 21, 2008, 09:21:43 PM
Only one story was actually called "The Flying Kipper",Sparks.

But the train was called the flying kipper.
Exactly. :P There was when Henry crashed during the first time, when Duck collided with a van at the back of the train when its lamp fell off, and then when James was able to take The Flying Kipper while Henry was away.
what was that story called?


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: LNER4472 on January 31, 2008, 05:42:21 PM
MY VERY FIRST POST!!!!!

The models i would like to see made are duck donald & douglas murdoch and oliver.


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: Super Chief on February 04, 2008, 08:46:37 PM
 I'd like to see a Henry with original firebox, Murdoch, Duck,  Boco, Donald & Douglas, &  Arthur.


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: Railwaypark on February 09, 2008, 06:04:56 PM
I'd like to see a Henry with original firebox, Murdoch, Duck,  Boco, Donald & Douglas, &  Arthur.

As if..


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: max (uk) on February 09, 2008, 06:26:06 PM
Boco, Donald & Douglas. Once they are done i probly wont want anything else to be made.


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: styntwin409 on February 09, 2008, 08:06:41 PM
My wishlist:

Locomotives:
  • Diesel
  • Duck
  • BoCo
  • Donald
  • Douglas
  • Bill/Ben 2-Pack (they're small locomotives, so it probably would only cost a little more than Spencer or Gordon)
  • Iron 'Arry
  • Iron Bert
  • Stephney
  • Oliver
  • Arthur
  • Diesel 10

Rolling Stock:
  • Old Slow Coach
  • Toad
  • Hector
  • Creamery Cars
  • Circus Cars
  • Stone Slate loaded cars
  • Thomas' New Trucks
  • James' New Trucks

Acessories/Buildings:
  • Sir Toppam
  • HO-Scale driver and fireman
  • Real Thomas-style Water Tower
  • One-engine shed (Like Toby's)

What do you think guys?

~Styntwin409 (formerly Justin)


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: Shawmut Line Operation on February 09, 2008, 09:47:15 PM
I don't know about you but, well you tell me what you think.  Should Iron 'Arry and Iron Bert be sold in a 2-Pack?  I think so. ;D


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: styntwin409 on February 09, 2008, 10:12:53 PM
Hmm... I dunno, they are kind of Mavis-sized, and Mavis costs like $40, so the 2-pack would cost about $80... but that's just my input. What do you think about it?

~Styntwin409 (formerly Justin)


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: The Chaz Storm on February 09, 2008, 10:17:46 PM
Somewhere along those lines, or maybe less.  I'm not totally sure at this point but from the looks of things, I don't really see Arry and Bert being sold in a 2 pack by Bachmann, but that's just me.


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: Jock The New Engine on February 09, 2008, 11:15:25 PM
Well I REALLY want a Bachmann Duck, Oliver, Toad, Donald, Douglas, Isabel (Oliver's Autocoach, unlikely to be made since she isn't in the T.V. series) Diesel, Diesel 10, Lady, Bill & Ben 2 - Pack, Splatter & Dodge 2 - Pack (Most unlikely since they only appeared in Thomas & The Magic Railroad before they were turned into Arry and Bert), Arry & Bert 2 - Pack, Boco, Daisy, Derek, Hector The Horrid, Old Slow Coach, new buffers from the Thomas Episode Happy Ever After, Freight Vans (the small box cars), Happy Ever After Set (Includes E-Z Oval track, Happy Ever After Decorated Thomas, Happy Ever After Decorated Percy, Happy Ever After Decorated Old Slow Coach, Happy Ever After Decorated Borrowed flatbed w/ new buffers, Church Building, Old Engine Shed, Bride and Groom mini figures, and track transformer (Track Controller)), and a Brendam Docks Set (includes Cranky, ships, boats, troublesome trucks, Freight Vans, Salty, Diesel, and Thomas.)


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: styntwin409 on February 10, 2008, 08:57:09 AM
Well I REALLY want a Bachmann Duck, Oliver, Toad, Donald, Douglas, Isabel (Oliver's Autocoach, unlikely to be made since she isn't in the T.V. series) Diesel, Diesel 10, Lady, Bill & Ben 2 - Pack, Splatter & Dodge 2 - Pack (Most unlikely since they only appeared in Thomas & The Magic Railroad before they were turned into Arry and Bert), Arry & Bert 2 - Pack, Boco, Daisy, Derek, Hector The Horrid, Old Slow Coach, new buffers from the Thomas Episode Happy Ever After, Freight Vans (the small box cars), Happy Ever After Set (Includes E-Z Oval track, Happy Ever After Decorated Thomas, Happy Ever After Decorated Percy, Happy Ever After Decorated Old Slow Coach, Happy Ever After Decorated Borrowed flatbed w/ new buffers, Church Building, Old Engine Shed, Bride and Groom mini figures, and track transformer (Track Controller)), and a Brendam Docks Set (includes Cranky, ships, boats, troublesome trucks, Freight Vans, Salty, Diesel, and Thomas.)

Did Splatter and Dodge really get turned into Iron 'Arry and Iron Bert? I never knew that, but I guess it makes since because they're the same shape and everything...

Also, the  buffers would be a good idea, but how about they had the ability to be stuck on the end of tracks so they're the Thomas & Friends kind of buffers instead of the regular ones? That's just my idea. =)

~Styntwin409 (formerly Justin)

(P.S. Hehe, I forgot Daisy in my wishlist...)


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: StanierJack on February 10, 2008, 09:26:08 AM

Did Splatter and Dodge really get turned into Iron 'Arry and Iron Bert? I never knew that, but I guess it makes since because they're the same shape and everything...

~Styntwin409 (formerly Justin)

Yep, they did as there was no rewuirement fro Splatter and Dodge afterwards.


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on March 01, 2008, 03:35:02 PM
I think you mean requirement. ;) I don't blame you,I blame the ergonomicists
who came up with QWERTY. :P Also,it would be nice to see HOe Skarloey
Railway engines.


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: StanierJack on March 01, 2008, 04:52:06 PM
I think you mean requirement. ;) I don't blame you,I blame the ergonomicists
who came up with QWERTY. :P Also,it would be nice to see HOe Skarloey
Railway engines.

Stop nit-picking people. It really gets on people's nerves...


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on March 04, 2008, 01:26:08 AM
Wasn't trying to nit-pick.I was trying to make a joke by blaming the people
who came up with Q-W-E-R-T-Y keyboards for the typo. :(


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: Michael on March 04, 2008, 11:18:01 AM
okay okay.  it's all said and done...  lets go back to topic shall we?


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: T-95 on March 04, 2008, 04:30:15 PM
Wouldn't it make more sense to make all the older characters first?


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: Michael on March 04, 2008, 06:27:56 PM
It would, but HiT has rearranged the engine set up.  My guess is the engines who got their place in S8 first are the most likely to show up.


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: The Chaz Storm on March 04, 2008, 08:08:40 PM
Yeah, that's why I am thinking Diesel, Harvey, and some others have a strong chance of coming out next.


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: Diesel #261 on March 04, 2008, 08:43:07 PM
Anyone think we will see Spencer anytime soon? ;D


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on March 04, 2008, 08:55:44 PM
ROTFLMFAO!How about accurate express coaches?The current models are all
wrong.
Look at these pics from the TV show:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v73/ZeldaTheSwordsman/Sodor_large_coaches_correct.png)
NOTE:In seasons 1 & 2 the modeling crew frequently forgot to add the
undercarriages to the coaches when assembling them.


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: metal4life on March 05, 2008, 04:38:35 PM
Anyone think we will see Spencer anytime soon? ;D

Err..Spencer has been out since Christmas 2006.


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: Diesel #261 on March 05, 2008, 05:15:55 PM
Darn! :-[  I never knew that. :-[ :-[ :-[


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: Myself on March 05, 2008, 05:38:48 PM
Darn! :-[  I never knew that. :-[ :-[ :-[

Why be disappointed? Now you know he's out, so you can buy him now (or when you haave enough money set aside)!  ;D


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: Diesel #261 on March 05, 2008, 08:47:11 PM
Still dude I am so  :-[ now. :-[


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: The Chaz Storm on March 05, 2008, 09:32:02 PM
Don't be, if you didn't know about it then don't beat yourself up over it. ;)

BOT


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: Duckfan8 on March 05, 2008, 11:19:25 PM
Here are my suggestions:

Engines

Donald & Douglas
Murdoch
Arthur
Molly
Rosie

Rolling stock

Vent Vans (From Season 1`s Flying Kipper)
Old Coaches
Bolster wagon

Sets

Edward oval set with Old Coaches
Henry oval set with red coaches


Title: Re: Suggestions for next models:
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on March 10, 2008, 09:47:35 PM
I concur heartily.