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1  Discussion Boards / Large / Differnet shades of green between Pennsy and NP&S 4-6-0s? on: December 28, 2017, 02:31:45 PM
Hi --

This past year, I acquired the Holiday Special set 90054 (with Annie engine No. 12 and tender, cars and trolley) to set up for the annual Visit Santa event my organization runs.  The set replaced the rather cheesy decoration train set we'd used in past years.  (Though I confess I did use the caboose and box car rom the decoration set becasue I thought the kids would like to see a variety of cars.)

Needless to say, all the kids and not a few adults loved it!

Our area was once a major rail head, so in future years I'd like to use road names of the various railroads that once terminated here.

One of those lines was the Pennsylvania. (I'm in Jersey City, NJ, so before the station in New York and accompanying tunnel under the Hudson River was built, our waterfront was THE eastern terminus for the PRR, and even in later years, the road's steam engines were a frequent sight in the old terminal at Exchange Place.)

A green tender with the name "Pennsylvania" for a Bachmann Big Hauler is available.  I know it's not an Annie tender, but I can transfer most of the details and live without the back-uplight (or wire for it) .

But my question is whether the shade of green is the same on the Pennsy as on the No. 12 NP&S Annie that I have.

Sorry if that seems a silly question - I know I could repaint, but to be honest I'm looking for an easier way, if possible, to put the Pennsy name on my engine.

If someone can let me know about the color, I will be much obliged.

-- PS:  I also plan to add one of the Blue Comet cars, since Jersey City was also the terminus for the Central Railroad of NJ - the terminal of which still stands as part of what is now Liberty State Park, built on the CNJ's old yard.

2  Discussion Boards / Large / Need advice about removing an Annie shell on: July 01, 2015, 08:25:58 PM
I have a 4-6-0 "North Pole & Southern" Annie, and want to take the shell off of the chassis.  I've got all the screws out and detail part removed that I have to -- but there are two more issues that I haven't seen indicated in any diagram or online description:  1) The shell still won't lift off because it can't fit over or around the red sound switch under the cab at the rear.  The switch doesn't seem to want to pull off -- so I'm wondering what I'm missing?  2) I don't see an alternative to cutting the wires to the engine headlight -- is that correct? 

Advice will be much appreciated!
3  Discussion Boards / Large / Metal Siderods and Valve Gear? on: January 26, 2015, 01:16:00 AM
I had the idea that only Annies have metal siderods and valve gear, but I read on some site that the more recent Generation 5 Big Haulers do too.  Is this correct?  And specifically, does the engine in the Big Hauler Set Pennsylvanian #90082 have metal or plastic siderods and valve gear?

I appreciate the help.
4  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Tweetsie #12 on: January 14, 2015, 12:50:11 PM
Thank you Loco Bill, Bob C. and Chuck for the info, advice and for making me feel welcome!
5  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Tweetsie #12 on: January 13, 2015, 07:52:44 PM
Chuck --

Thanks for responding so fast! 

Because I'm new to G scale and Bachmann, I think I should clarify what I'm trying to learn (as I noted before, I expect to make a lot of newbie mistakes just knowing what I should ask, let alone how to ask it) --

I've read that some engines such as the one in the B&O Royal Blue set have been made over such a long stretch, they come with versions 2 through 5 chassis.  So I am hoping to learn whether that is the case with the Tweetsie:  I'm pretty sure that it was last issued in a set in 2011 or 2012, which I'm assuming means that the engines in those sets had version 5.  But if the Tweetsie engine was first made before that, depending on how long before, I assume it could have earlier versions of the chassis.  From what I've read about the Big Hauler series, the version 5 chassis is a really good product that's a noticeable improvement over earlier versions, and I'd like to get a unit with it.   So I want to learn if I need to be concerned with determining which chassis a used Tweetsie has before I buy it. 

To avoid unnecessarily bothering folks on this board with such questions in the  future, I should probably ask if there's a listing anywhere of what Bachmann has issued and when, with any notes about what was included in sets, what chassis versions were used, etc.  (I'm thinking of info I've seen for Lionel equipment back in the world of O gauge.)

Thanks again in advance for the patience with the questions, and your help.
6  Discussion Boards / Large / Tweetsie #12 on: January 13, 2015, 04:13:01 PM
Hello --

I'm new to this gauge, and will probably have a lot of (dumb?) questions, but for now I'm wondering if the Tweetsie engine #12 was ever made with anything other than the version 5 chassis, and what cars were included in the set(s) it came with?

Thanks in advance for the info! 
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