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46  Discussion Boards / N / Re: any chance of bachmann new releases at nmra convention in atlanta on: July 13, 2013, 08:35:50 PM
It certainly sounds like there will be some new products announced at the convention this year. I'm hoping for some new steam power with DCC, especially big steam, like a mikado, hudson or pacific, lettered for the New York Central.
47  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Removing Lettering on: June 20, 2013, 02:22:32 PM
I have used a pink eraser to remove lettering without damaging the paint underneath.
48  Discussion Boards / N / Re: S4 question for Bach-Man. on: June 15, 2013, 02:05:23 PM
The Bachmann summer newsletter that I received by email Friday the 14th says:

Shipping Fall  MSRP $129.00 each

Item No. 63151 WESTERN MARYLAND® #145 (speed lettering)
Item No. 63152 SOUTHERN PACIFIC #1466
Item No. 63153 NEW YORK CENTRAL SYSTEM P&LE #8662 
Item No. 63154 ATSF #1528 (zebra stripe)
Item No. 63155 UNION PACIFIC® #1156 (Dependable Transportation)

Does this meas we have to wait at least another 3 months? I hope not.
49  Discussion Boards / N / Re: S4 question for Bach-Man. on: May 27, 2013, 09:29:34 AM
Thanks Bach-man, thanks Tony. I'm definitely looking for the N scale model.
50  Discussion Boards / N / S4 question for Bach-Man. on: May 25, 2013, 08:26:13 AM
When will these engines arrive? I am very patiently waiting for mine, but would like to have an idea of when it's due in. Do you have any information?
51  Discussion Boards / N / Re: TOFC cars? on: April 26, 2013, 11:24:48 AM
I agree, these cars look fabulous. If they were available in N I would buy them. They are much nicer than any current piggy back cars available.
52  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Something for Bachmann to consider on: February 27, 2013, 05:25:04 PM
I agree with you Randy. The same goes for engines. Why only 1 cab number? If the GP7, RS3, Ten Wheeler and others came in more cab numbers I'd buy more, especially with the diesels.
53  Discussion Boards / N / Re: DCC Ready Spectrum 4-8-2 on: January 23, 2013, 01:44:54 PM
DCC ready is a DC engine that can have a decoder installed more easily than a DC engine that is not DCC ready. Installation can be very easy, plug and play, or it can be fairly difficult. Like any DC engine, it can be run on address 0 if your DCC system supports that option, but all DC engines on the track will respond to the same commands.
54  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Amherst show in W. Springfield, MA. on: January 16, 2013, 02:41:09 PM
Thanks Rich. I will stop by and visit Bachmann at the show.
55  Discussion Boards / N / Amherst show in W. Springfield, MA. on: January 15, 2013, 11:45:26 AM
Will Bachmann be at the Amherst show this year? You have been there in the past but I don't see it listed on the calendar on the home page.
56  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Freight train same chrono age as blue B&O passenger train on: January 04, 2013, 03:11:21 PM
The set you have would be from the 1800's. The Frontiersman set is the same era, though the Central Pacific ran out west and the B&O was an eastern road. You could always reletter the CP engine and caboose to B&O.

As an alternative, you can run any era trains and use the passenger set as an excursion train. The advantage here is that there is little available in N scale for the 19th century. You can find useable buildings with a little searching, but figures dressed appropriately, and horses and wagons and stage coaches and the like are hard to come by.

Also keep in mind that Bachmann no longer sells old time freight and passenger cars separately, only in sets. You can sometimes find individual cars at train shows, but they are not plentiful.
57  Discussion Boards / N / Re: New 3-dome tank cars on: December 23, 2012, 11:51:39 PM

I'll probably try to convert a couple to 2 dome cars.


It would really be great if someone would make 2 dome tank cars. As far as I know, no one does. I think they would be popular. This is a not so subtle hint.
58  Discussion Boards / N / New 50' Boxcar on: December 10, 2012, 02:37:36 PM
I bought 2 of the new 50' boxcars last weekend. They are very nice cars, but I have one question. Why are the roof walk and brake wheel not painted? The 40' boxcars have these details painted and I expected the 50' cars to be the same. It's easy enough to fix with a little paint, but I'm surprised it wasn't done at the factory. In any event, I really like the metal wheels, body mounted couplers and sliding doors, and I'll buy more of these cars.
59  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Modifying 65' Combines on: October 24, 2012, 09:37:36 PM
I have a combine and 5 coaches. I took the lights out and replaced the trucks and couplers with Micro Trains passenger trucks and couplers. I haven't installed lighting but may try the Easy Peasy lights eventually.
60  Discussion Boards / N / Re: N Scale #89653 Slope Back Tender on: October 10, 2012, 03:21:12 PM
For what it's worth, there was a story in one of the Kalmbach Classic Trains magazines (Classic Trains might be the name of it, but I'm not sure) that had pictures of a New York Central 4-6-0 similar to the Bachmann model. The tender was large, very much like the model. I also thought the tender was too large, but after seeing the pictures in the magazine I changed my mind. The tender is about right, at least for a NYC ten wheeler numbered in the low 1200's.
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