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Quote from: Rodimus Supreme on June 25, 2021, 12:54:56 PM
Quote from: TrainCollector on June 23, 2021, 07:19:16 PM
I'm really hoping we get a Bachmann Diesel 10. I mean the demand is there so it is possible. I would buy that right away if they made that.
Again, his claw breaches NMRA standards so he can not be made. It's against the NMRA's rules.
Don't start your bull again, or you might as well march your rear end back out the door...
Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Ryan Thread
June 13, 2021, 09:49:39 PM
What do you guys think Bachmann will do with Ryan's finer details? The pipework and fittings on his boiler and on top of his tanks are pretty intricate compared to other characters like Percy or Thomas, and it would look insanely cheap if it was all just molded. But on the other hand, Bachmann rarely has any large separately applied details on these models. I'm stumped ???

I can't see much happening this summer, besides some updates on Peter Sam and maybe Ryan. I'm hoping we get some new HO or NG rolling stock, but I'm not holding my breath.
Thomas & Friends / Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
June 09, 2021, 05:59:33 PM
Still no proper shots of Daisy yet? :-\
Thomas & Friends / Re: BoCo or Diesel 10
June 09, 2021, 03:39:22 PM
I'm of two minds on D10.
-with pinchy, the playability could exceed other models in the ttte range.
-fairly well liked character.
-has proven to be a viable character by the fact that he continues to receive new toys despite rarely appearing in media.
-would help to extend the diesels available beyond the 08's, seeing that as of Salty's discontinuation there is only Mavis and now Daisy.
-the cost (while its entirely Bachmann's choice to inflate said costs on all these models) would be astronomical, probably even more than Spencer.
-pinchy could be a bit problematic, and would need a ratcheted swivel so that the joint doesn't degrade and loosen over time.

Thomas & Friends / Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
June 04, 2021, 06:18:34 PM
Quote from: Rodimus Supreme on May 30, 2021, 01:29:56 PM
And yet you're opening your mouth to stir things up because you think you're superior to people. Shut up.
I almost shed a tear... :'(

Everyone here knows what you're like Rodimus, and as far as I can see, most of them are sick of it. People are allowed to have opinions, so put on your big boy pants or you might as well just get off the forum, because your constant bullying, harassment, and arrogance is out of line and is getting old real fast.
Thomas & Friends / Re: The Everything Thomas Topic
June 04, 2021, 06:06:09 PM
Quote from: JLK2707 on May 30, 2021, 03:39:06 AM
You should just get some Hornby faces and put them on them.
For $100 and upwards the models should be adequate without any modification, and from what I can tell, Hornby's faces would be much too large to fit properly.

Quote from: TrainFan97 on June 02, 2021, 05:05:59 PM
Anytime now, the official images of HO Scale Daisy and N Scale James will be posted to the webstore. They should be available no later than fall.

They still had nothing to show for Peter Sam just yet, but he's well in the works. We should get an unpainted sample of Peter Sam soon.

Hopefully by the end of the year, we could at least get unpainted samples of HO Scale Ryan and N Scale Toby.
Exciting stuff, hopefully Ryan will progress faster than Daisy did now that the pandemic is starting to get under control. Fingers crossed that a Peter Sam sample is shown soon, its been such a long wait!
How likely do you guys think it is that Bachmann will ever fix Thomas', James', and especially Percy's faces? I mean, its been over 10 years, and if it hasn't happened in that time, despite them being massive flaws to the models that Bachmann have been fully aware of, than it doesn't seem like it'll happen at all. I pretty well gave up on the idea when the LBSC Thomas and the two James' were all revealed with the same wrong faces, which was a major missed opportunity for Bachmann to give people more incentive to buy all 3 of those repaints.
Thomas & Friends / Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
May 29, 2021, 01:57:29 PM
At this point, unless he's actually affecting anyone, just ignore Rodimus. Clearly he just enjoys stirring things up for the sake of it...
Quote from: TrainFan97 on May 27, 2021, 09:51:19 PM
Bachmann is in a better position than they were several years ago, especially since they've expanded their Thomas models to the UK. With the original show being axed in favor of the infamous upcoming cartoon reboot, Bachmann has to stick with the model/CGI series designs because the reboot designs are much too cartoony for high-quality model trains, even more-so than Chuggington.
My thoughts exactly. With no more new characters being created that have an even remote possibility of being made into models (not that anyone would want them anyway) Bachmann has no choice but to either make older characters, like Ryan and Daisy, or put the whole line on the chopping block. Obviously they'll go with the former, because as we all know, if there's money to be made, Mattel will drain the source until theres nothing left before getting rid of it.

Quote from: Armada Starscream on May 27, 2021, 02:07:55 PM
With BoCo though, they have to remember that his wheel arrangement is a Co-Bo, with his front bogie having 6 wheels, and the rear bogie having 4 wheels for a total of 10 wheels. Daisy is a Bo-Bo, with both bogies only having 4 wheels each, for a total of 8 wheels.

I Expect that they will need to adjust one of the bogies into a 6-wheel configuration, maybe add a set of non-motorized wheels in between. It would be extremely inaccurate otherwise, to the TVS, the RWS, and the real loco.
Yeah, I forgot that, but it wouldn't be a difficult adjustment to make, especially since they could just alter the non driven bogie and leave the rest as is.
Thomas & Friends / Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread
May 27, 2021, 01:14:27 PM
Wow, Daisy looks amazing! :o In answer to my two main worries, Bachmann seems to have nailed the face, and the windows look great! Can't wait to see how far they've knocked it out of the park in the official images.

Quote from: TrainFan97 on May 26, 2021, 07:14:06 PM
We really don't know for sure whether or not Diesel 10's claw truly breeches NMRA standards. Only Bachmann themselves would know. Like I said in my counterargument, Bachmann has done rail cranes and electric engines with pantographs that stick out the top. Diesel 10's claw would have to be manually operated, but that's no big deal. The claw could even be removable.

Bachmann is known to surprise us sometimes. We used to think we'd never get the Narrow Gauge range. They also surprised us with a new N Scale Thomas range. We never thought we'd actually get a long bogie diesel until Daisy was announced. Maybe we should still request Diesel 10 anyway to see if he ever will be made. If Diesel 10 ever does get announced for HO Scale, it would defy so many expectations, especially those who thought he was impossible, including myself. If Bachmann considered him a while back, and with Daisy officially coming soon, thus bringing bogie diesels in the picture, Diesel 10 could have a better chance now. He would be the first engine in the HO Scale range to have a movable part other than eyes.

Even if HO Scale Diesel 10 may or may not happen, we can see if Bachmann does reconsider him for the near future, especially with Daisy on the horizon. Out of all the Magic Railroad-originated characters, Diesel 10 is the only one to appear in the CGI series, and is still a very popular character to this day. Daisy and Diesel 10 are the only long bogie diesels to appear in the CGI series who aren't international ones.

With Class 40 and Derek being one-off characters, the two best options for long bogie diesels in the HO Scale range are BoCo and Diesel 10. The only thing that makes BoCo a tough choice is the fact that he hasn't appeared in the show for over two decades. Bachmann might most likely choose Diesel 10 because he was actually in the CGI series, but his claw may be problematic, unless Bachmann has a way to do it. If we can't get Diesel 10, BoCo would also be welcomed, and sell very well. Either one would be very popular sellers.
If Bachmann really wanted to do D-10, they could probably find a way to make it happen, but given how utterly irrelevant he's been in the last decade or so, along with a rather lacking in popularity in comparison to other characters that have yet to be produced, and his large size, on top of the fact that he wouldn't be able to share a chassis with Daisy given their differences in size and wheel arrangement, I don't think its something that'll happen in the foreseeable future. I'm sure BoCo is on the way sooner rather than later tho, he's well liked, highly in demand, and with Daisy now introduced, he'd be a fairly easy retool, with only the body, and possibly the eye mechanism needing to be done.