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1  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: HO Thomas locos back in stock on: March 17, 2019, 01:14:22 PM
I was going to get some express coaches but they're out of stock. Also new freight cars are in the same situation.
2  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: HO Thomas locos back in stock on: March 13, 2019, 12:23:48 AM
Can't wait to hear about express coaches arriving soon.
3  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bring back Salty, ĎArry and Bert! on: February 27, 2019, 08:52:32 PM
Worrying about other people's Thomas collection is not your problem.

I don't have these engines and ever will. Plus I'll never get excited over the new engines like Sidney, Paxton, Rosie, Spencer, and others.

I missed out on my classic series freight cars, like Tar, Oil wagon, Sodor Mail, Salt van and other cars. Don't forget about Gordon and James' express coaches.

4  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: 2019 Official Announcements on: February 25, 2019, 04:28:40 PM
Once again, prices have gone up quite tremendously. It seems year after year Mattel is demanding more money for the Thomas license, and prices continue to rise over 200% than they were just a bit less than a decade ago. There isn't much of a reason for this beyond Mattel, which is a bit of a joke when they're continually losing money.

If you want to add insult to injury, the HO range only made two new engine toolings in six years since Mattel bought Hit, (Oliver and Rosie).  It really doesnít justify the prices behind the current models in the range and the production and licensing behind them.  Itís ridiculous how the prices manage to go up every year because of Mattelís poor marketing choices.

Large scale is even worse with Toby being the only engine Bachmann added to the range since Mattel bought Hit too (not including Winston).  Even though the large scale market is pretty poor in general, it doesnít justify the high prices in that range too.  Plus Iím sure Mattelís ridiculous pricing and licensing are why Diesel got cancelled, so thereís that going against them too.  

The raising of high prices on Thomas HO is one reason I'm not getting the N Scale range. If Thomas trains and cars are going to cost as a normal diesel locomotive and rolling stock. I'll skip thomas and purchase regular engines and cars.
5  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: 2019 Official Announcements on: February 15, 2019, 05:27:50 PM
I might be interested in the freight cars. But to be honest I was too disappointed in this years line up. I need to see these truck repaints before considering to buy them.

Although I do model N Scale. It came as a big surprise and disappointing that was no narrow gauge. Last year around November I was thinking of buying those Tomix Thomas freight cars and maybe with Thomas/coaches set. I was told to not get them because it will the same way with the HO ones I have.

Plus the Japanese models didn't have a brake van. I wondered the same idea in my head if Bachmann would make the brake van for their n scale line. Or not make one at all making their goods trains incomplete.
6  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends in 2019 on: February 11, 2019, 01:03:27 PM
I have no expectations. Since last year's announcements guessing will be pointless.
7  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Everything Thomas Thread on: February 07, 2019, 03:56:30 PM


I found the Salt Van and CCT, so I'm playing around in Photoshop at possible designs. Wish I could find images of the two vent vans, as I feel like those have potential, too. Might try out other ideas and suggestions people make. Same with an open plank wagon.

If Bachmann did make this luggage van I'll buy one.
8  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends in 2019 on: February 07, 2019, 03:53:54 PM
Recently I thought of making some orange branch line coaches. From Annie and Clarabel but I was second guessing on how to get the noses off and painted names. If Bachmann does make them I'll get 3-5 of them.
9  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends in 2019 on: February 01, 2019, 05:33:47 PM
I latter have the narrow gauge coaches have no faces. To follow the CGI version of them of being normal coaches.
10  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: HO Spiteful Brake Van Shipping to Dealers on: January 02, 2019, 03:33:39 PM
I ordered the HO Spiteful brake van on eBay yesterday. With a few more cars. I got him at a decent price of $34.98 with shipping included. I can't wait until he's shipped out.

You did a good job on the review Chaz, one of the reasons why I was looking to buy him right away.
11  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends in 2019 on: December 27, 2018, 09:18:46 PM
I haven't been on here in a while, but I'm mainly into the Narrow Gauge now as I've really fallen in love with the characters and stories, plus being small, I think I could more easily do a nice layout with them.  That being said, really hoping for the rest of the main engines from Series 4 in this order:

Sir Handel (if possible, switchable name plates for Sir Handel/Falcon)
Peter Sam (swappable nameplates too)
Duncan

Peter Sam would need his normal funnel before the episode of Trucks.
12  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: HO Spiteful Brake Van Shipping to Dealers on: December 19, 2018, 03:43:44 PM
I was going to reserve right now, but I decided not too. Just in case he gets sold out I'll be waiting for backorder.
13  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: New HO Tank Cars in Stock! on: December 08, 2018, 11:31:03 AM
They're nice tank cars but I'm going to pass on them.
14  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Everything Thomas Thread on: October 24, 2018, 08:36:45 PM
We also have to remember that Rosie was created in her pink and white scheme. Before the show decided to do a complete repaint in a dark maroon NWR markings.
It's takes a company at least 2-3 years to make a model and mold. If I really wanted Rosie I wouldn't be crying over a paint change.

If Bachmann wanted to they could make original Henry, but that's a very long shot. I don't really understand why Henry still needs special coal after his new shape. However my thought was that he was already a good candidate for special needs.
15  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Everything Thomas Thread on: October 23, 2018, 11:34:41 AM
Since I have 4 brake vans already, I'm waiting to get spiteful brake van.
Comparing the Spiteful brake van with the original he'll fit in nicely but I'm not sure about the paint scheme.

This is way the book and live action is different.
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