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1  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Next geared engine needs to be a 3 cylinder shay on: February 14, 2013, 03:14:35 PM
  I doubt we see a K class since MMI is doing them. 

On what planet is this happening?  The only products listed on Precision Scale/MMI's site are a C16 with a September 2009 delivery date and a 4-4-0 with a "November" date. 

K series engines are a bit big and a bit specific.  Would like to see an EBT Mike though.  They definitely need to continue with rod engines, as the geared locos seem to have too many issues.
2  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: ON30 K-27 & C-19 on: November 08, 2012, 12:11:37 PM
Unfortunately, MMI/Precision Scale does not list any On30 products on their website.  It's unlikely these items will return, as demand plummeted as the price steadily increased.  Dealers are selling old stock or things acquired in trades/purchases with collectors.

Bachmann could do better with these, as they would be able to make more compromises to allow for operation on smaller track radiuses.  Heck, they could scale the entire engine down about 80% to make it match their rolling stock better.  Just call it a mikado, leave off the "K27" designation, and give it a couple different pilot/stack/cab options for people who might want to "un-rio grande" it.
3  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Favorite Spot? on: July 09, 2011, 09:40:21 PM
Since eBay has decided to charge (GREED) 9% even on top of shipping too plus Pay Pal then charges 3% on what's left, many are leaving or not selling on eBay.  It's the pits to try to list and have to allow for the fees on shipping when they take $1.20 out of say $10.00 for shipping.  I have had a few people ask my why I charge so much for shipping for the On30 stuff I sell on eBay and after explaining eBay fee of 9% on shipping, they then understand.


9% on items that sell, so you can start selling with no cash down.  eBay provides a remarkable service and access to a market the average hobby shop website can only dream of having.

Best of luck to them, of course, but I think they'll find that advertising costs, web hosting, and credit card fees will quickly eclipse ebay fees. 
4  Discussion Boards / On30 / Kitbash Side Door Caboose on: August 29, 2010, 10:42:30 AM
I'm thinking about kitbashing a side door caboose to remove the side door.  Any idea what kind of sheeting I could use to match up with the sides of this car?  Thought about using material from an On30 boxcar, but the earlier Bachmann cars all have thinner boards with less pronounced wood grain.  I wouldn't mind taking the grain off the car, but the width is still a problem. 

Before breaking out the scale ruler and tinkering around with Evergreen strips, I thought I'd check and see if anybody has already done this and hopefully found an easier solution.
5  Discussion Boards / On30 / Hows this for a kitbash project? on: February 27, 2010, 02:06:24 PM
http://www.shorpy.com/node/7786 (click the pic for a larger image)

A t-boiler shay handbuilt by old Ephram himself, and 30 inch gauge to boot!

Warning, if you start looking at shorpy.com, you won't be able to stop for hours.
6  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: on30 k-27s on: July 11, 2009, 05:58:52 PM
Oh, did you just step into it.
7  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Larger On30 Shay on: February 23, 2009, 10:12:39 PM
MMI has announced larger shays to be produced in that hazy time known as "the future", so Bachmann isn't allowed to make any.

8  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Wishlists on: February 07, 2009, 10:01:32 PM
BTW, is the C16 the one that San Juan Car Shops was going to do?
They were going to but they canceled it. Accucraft has announced one though.

Yeah, that one looks really nice. 

Speaking of Accucraft, did their ON30 freight cars ever come out? 
9  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Cartoon characters on: February 07, 2009, 09:59:35 PM
Hey Super,
You're missing the point again.  Stop posting nonsense.
-JT

This from the guy who can't spell patience.
10  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Wishlists on: February 05, 2009, 08:56:19 PM
There has been some mention above about MMI and "cancelled models". If you look at the Precision Scale Co website there is a "Coming Soon" tab which opens up into three categories. If you read the text that goes with each of these you will see what the PSC/MMI philosophy is on the production of their models. You can select each of these headings to see what model currently falls into what category. I have not seen any cancellations listed, rather there is a rearranging of the production schedule. Production of a particular locomotive however, is on the proviso they get sufficient orders for that model so a lack of orders may mean that the delivery time for that model may be moved to a later time. If insufficient orders are still not received then that model may never be produced (cancelled).

Makes sense.  Didn't see that before.

Given that the Western Maryland 2-8-0's have been listed for about 4 years now, it may be a loooooong time before they make those $700 shays. 

BTW, is the C16 the one that San Juan Car Shops was going to do?
11  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Possible New Gearded Locomotive on: January 25, 2009, 02:40:19 PM
Sure this would be a nice thing to have, but MMI has already announced exactly this kind of engine. So, acting wise, Bachmann would probably not bring the same prototype then.

MMI has removed almost all of their future On3/On30 releases from their webpage. 

And why should Bachmann be worried about MMI?  If/when MMI releases them, they'll be at least $700. 
12  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Up Graded 2-6-0 on: January 22, 2009, 12:31:32 PM
I don't think the Mogul has been forgotten.  Bachmann just released a replacement pilot with a front coupler, so they realize that people are using them.

They're probably keeping it simple because it's the loco they're selling in all those licensed train sets like the Thomas Kinkade set, etc. 

And I just took one apart this weekend to install a decoder.   I'm putting a TCS MC2 in and rewiring the whole thing, but a replacement circuit board decoder would do the trick as well. 
13  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: What rolling stock would we like to see in the future? on: October 27, 2008, 06:58:36 PM
How about doing the stock car in the DRGW black scheme?
14  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Reasons for Bachmann to make a K-27 on: September 13, 2008, 09:48:45 PM

Your right Bachmann will only produce the off  beat seldom seen .



Yep.  0-2-0's pulling 10 foot boxcars around a 12 inch curve seems to be what people want from On30.
15  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Reasons for Bachmann to make a K-27 on: September 06, 2008, 12:45:21 PM
I say forget it, MMI has already done at least 3 runs of K-27 engines both inboard and outboard piston types. For those of you pining for a small 2-8-0, BLI already did a 2-8-0, and MMI has done a C-19 2-8-0 and has promised further runs of c-18 and c-17 engines, so Bachmann is not likely going do re-invent the wheel. This is not HO where multiple manufacturers make F-7 and F-9 engines. Bachmann would be far better off to make a heisler, the 2-6-6-2 articulated that it announced in 1:20.3 in On30, and different versions of its ten-wheelers.  Sorry to be a killjoy, but K-27s, and 2-8-0's  already exist.

But none of those locos are available from their manufacturers on a regular basis.  MMI has released a K-27 a K-28, another K-27, a C-19, and most recently a K-36.  Their announced engines will take several years to work through, and the K-27 is not on that list.  Broadway is all limited run, and while there are some still in the channel, availability is spotty. 

Bachmann's K-27 would no doubt be cheaper than MMI's, as the level of detail will not be as high.  The MMI locos are basically brass locos made out of die-cast metal instead of brass.  Broadway's commitment to On30 is weak at best.

I do agree that a K-27 shouldn't be their first priority for larger steam, but it should be in the pipeline. 
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