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1  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: HOW TO REVERSE BACHMANN HO S-4 DIESEL DIRECTION SO I CAN RUN 2 BACK TO BACK? on: January 25, 2018, 07:38:04 PM
With both engines on the track  on you power cab go to the consist section near the bottom of the handset. Hit setup Hit enter for advanced consisting, The  hit enter again for consist number . The handset will automatically find the next open consist number. Then enter the lead loco number then the direction . Then the trailing loco number then the direction which will be reverse . Then hit enter and that's it. When you want to break up the consist hit clear  Then enter the lead loco number and press enter . Now they are back to their original address's. Once you have used it NCE is very user friendly. ----- Ken
2  Discussion Boards / HO / GG-1's on: October 09, 2017, 12:35:56 PM
The supply of sound equipped G's seems to be drying up. Any chance of a second run ? All the dealers I have contacted are out of stock. ---  Ken
3  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: E-33 on: September 08, 2017, 12:15:33 AM
That is a shame.Please consider the E-44 as it will sell better than the E-33. The PRR is a much bigger market than the Virginian,N&W,NH ,PC and CR. With the E-44 you get PRR,PC and CR. Also Amtrak and the Muskegum Electric operation. The existing E-33 frame ,trucks and mechanism are the same as the E-44 so less upfront development costs. Thanks for your reply. ---   Ken
4  Discussion Boards / HO / E-33 on: September 06, 2017, 12:31:06 AM
Any chance of a new run of E-33's or an E-44 with sound ?  Been many years since the last run and the supply has pretty much dried up. Electrics do sell even with no catenary overhead ! We need some freight motors to go along with the GG-1's !! ---   Ken
5  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Will we ever see a Bachmann PRR E-44 ? on: October 08, 2014, 04:11:02 PM
Bachmann has no plans to produce an E-44.

Thanks for the reply. My next idea is to have a walkway up E-44 body produced in rapid prototyping to turn the E-33 into an E-44. Other than the number of steps and some dummy mu receptacles on the front and rear handrails the E-33 walk way down is almost perfect for an E-44. Even the handrails are the same. Will be interesting to see what the design/printing costs are .
 Regarding other PRR electrics especially the P 5/P 5a classes. It's my understanding that a manufacturer (non brass )will be offering one in the future. ---------------- Ken
6  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Will we ever see a Bachmann PRR E-44 ? on: October 01, 2014, 07:24:39 PM
With todays limited runs lower numbers could be produced to better match customer demand.


AND, still have the risk of getting stuck with unsold, unpopular inventory.

                                                                                                   -- D

About as much chance as I have in asking for a typical Canadian National or Canadian Pacific rtr steam locomotive built to Spectrum quality and price.

About zero to none.


Roger T.

Business is risk. Certain roadnames will sell PRR being one of them. Look at the B&O EM-1 . Bachmann took a risk with that loco.  ----------------- Ken
7  Discussion Boards / HO / Will we ever see a Bachmann PRR E-44 ? on: October 01, 2014, 05:03:48 PM
Over the years Bachmann has produced a number of electric locomotives. Two versions of E-60's , Metroliners years ago. E-33's HHP-8's and now GG-1's. I have a number of the GG-1's and E-33's and have been checking out the similarities betwen the E-33 and E-44. Same frame length wheelbase and trucks. Similar underbody arrangement and even the basic carbody is very similar. E-33's offered Virginian , N&W , NH, PC and CR paint schemes. E-44's offer PRR,PC,PC-PRR paintouts,CR blue and CR paintouts ,Amtrak and Muskingum  Electric. There were 12 E-33's and 65 E-44's and 2 -E-50's  . I know this has been asked before but I believe that Bachmann is missing an opportunity by not offering this locomotive . PRR still sells the PC is growing in popularity as is Conrail and model railroaders run electrics without catenary !! I have heard that the E-33's did not sell well and that is the reason that the E-44 has not been produced. With todays limited runs lower numbers could be produced to better match customer demand.  -------------------------------Thanks for listening ,  Ken
8  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Adding coal (or Iron Ore) loads to coal cars on: January 16, 2014, 11:09:22 PM
Woodland Scenic Iron ore is actually ground up walnut shells as are most of their ore and ballast products. The same method can be used as shown above using matte medium as the adhesive. ---- Ken
9  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: GG-1's at Springfield ? on: January 16, 2014, 07:50:14 PM
Thank You !!! I'll be there to see what they look like. ----   Ken
10  Discussion Boards / HO / GG-1's at Springfield ? on: January 15, 2014, 11:49:46 PM
Will there be any test shots or pre production GG-1's at Springfield the end of January ? ---   ken
11  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: GG1, E44 on: January 09, 2014, 11:05:17 PM
I believe the E-44 would  outsell the E-33. 69 units built total 66 for PRR and 3 for Muskegum Electric. PRR/PC/CR/Amtrak roadnames. Existing E-33 frame correct length, existing trucks correct. Existing E-33 mechanism could be used so lower tooling/setup costs. Being a PRR prototype means multiple purchases by PRR modelers.  I think you would be surprised. --- Ken McCorry
12  Discussion Boards / HO / When are the GG 1's due in ? on: December 09, 2013, 07:19:40 PM
The original date was Oct 2013 and have seen nothing yet. Any idea when they will be available ? 
---------------  Thanks, Ken
13  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: new 35' trailer question. on: January 23, 2013, 12:13:19 AM

Are these the early, 1950s style trailers?

And I agree that trailers, like containers (And tenders for that matter Mr. B) should be available separately.

Roger these are 35' outside rib tandem axle 12' tall good for mid to late 50's . Different than anyone else's trailer out there currently. Would be nice to see them offered seperately. -----   Ken
14  Discussion Boards / HO / new 35' trailer question. on: January 21, 2013, 04:13:56 PM
I recently picked up two of the new piggyback flats with the 35' trailers. Any chance Bachman could offer the trailers seperately ? I could use a number of them for trailer loads on some of my 75' cars. Thanks for making them . ----------------------- Ken
15  Discussion Boards / HO / RS-3 body shells question on: January 11, 2013, 06:21:33 PM
Will the earlier run RS-3 shells built with no sound fit on one of the new sound equipped drives ?
------------- Ken
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