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1  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Everything Thomas Topic on: July 29, 2020, 07:40:34 PM
I missed the Thomas and Friends presentation part. Does anyone have screencaps from that part of the new products?
If you go to YouTube and search Trainworldtv, you should be able to find the presentation. The Thomas & Friends part starts around 18 minutes in.
Thanks.
2  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Everything Thomas Topic on: July 29, 2020, 12:40:52 PM
I missed the Thomas and Friends presentation part. Does anyone have screencaps from that part of the new products?
3  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Everything Thomas Topic on: July 29, 2020, 12:38:31 AM
I hope Daisyís delay is from Bachmann maybe trying to convince Mattel to approve a Model Series accurate design.
4  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann's 2020 Product Announcement on: July 19, 2020, 09:36:14 AM
The blurred photo was indeed Black James (called Origin James) and if the wheels aren't painted, they'd better be painted on the final model.
What are you talking about? The wheels are painted.
The wheels aren't painted, they're chemically blackened. Although that is accurate to the CGI series, I think people would believe painted wheels would look better aesthetically.
They donít look different. And how do you know theyíre chemically blackened? So you work for Bachmann?
Please, please, and I mean please, take a chill pill.
You have no idea what ďnot chillĒ is, apparently. I notice no one can say anything around here without someone being overly sensitive and flipping out.
5  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Estimated N Scale Specs/Scaling on: July 18, 2020, 06:39:46 PM
We already knew it would have British N Scale scaling.
6  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann's 2020 Product Announcement on: July 18, 2020, 06:37:22 PM
The blurred photo was indeed Black James (called Origin James) and if the wheels aren't painted, they'd better be painted on the final model.
What are you talking about? The wheels are painted.
The wheels aren't painted, they're chemically blackened. Although that is accurate to the CGI series, I think people would believe painted wheels would look better aesthetically.
They donít look different. And how do you know theyíre chemically blackened? So you work for Bachmann?
7  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann's 2020 Product Announcement on: July 17, 2020, 01:27:52 PM
The blurred photo was indeed Black James (called Origin James) and if the wheels aren't painted, they'd better be painted on the final model.
What are you talking about? The wheels are painted.
8  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Large Scale Diesel on: July 17, 2020, 01:21:34 PM
Yes I saw Lionels O Gauge abomination. It doesnít even have side rods so my comment still stands. Also that one is a remote control piece of junk and all of those models look horrendous. These ones are designed to be working model locomotives. Not battery run indestructible toys.
Ok, you clearly don't understand what I'm talking about. You asked how the model would move without separately fitted side rods. Lionel is an example.
9  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Large Scale Diesel on: July 15, 2020, 07:38:16 PM
Stunning! I, too, was worried the model would not include separately fitted side rods due to his low RRP, but it is great to see that is no longer a concern.

If he didnít have seperately fitted side rods then how would he move?
Have you seen Lionelís O Scale Diesel?
10  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Standard Gauge Modelling Thread on: June 30, 2020, 03:06:59 PM
First, you would need to decide whether you want to make them out of plastic or brass, then it's a lot of measuring and cutting. A couple of things to note: Thomas was made with his Magic Railroad-era larger wheels. However, in the classic series, he shared a wheel size with Edward and James, and because of this, Bachmann Edward and James are both slightly oversized for OO scale (they look a bit big next to Gordon and Henry). If you want to check my sources for that, search up Thomas' Christmas Party for the original and a Bachmann remake (specifically the one by ThomasNWR01). If you want to do the classic series scales, I'd suggest scaling down a 7-plank wagon first, and looking at several pictures of the engines pulling/shunting or just close to the 7-planks to help get a sense of scale. You would also need to find suitable wheels for the engines (I believe Bachmann Thomas' wheels are around 2mm larger in diameter than they were in the classic series). Good luck! I look forward to seeing what you make.
Currently I donít plan on making anything, as I have no layout, no place for one, havenít started learning how to build models, and canít afford to be buying model trains right now. I have decided that when the day comes, I can likely use Fleischmann HO Scale German train models, as the chassis from the models from the first and second seasons were made from Mšrklin Gauge 1 locomotives. Things like BR-78 (Gordon and Henry), and BR-80 (Percy and Toby) were used.
11  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Standard Gauge Modelling Thread on: June 29, 2020, 09:11:56 PM
How difficult would it be to scratch-build proper HO scale (1:87 scale) body shells for scratch-built Thomas and Friends HO Scale models?
12  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread on: June 27, 2020, 09:03:40 PM
I think that thereís a possibility that they will base her face off the classic series because there hasnít ever been any new daisy merchandise with the new face. Might just be wishful thinking though. I can see it going With either The classic or cgi face.
As far as I know, thereís also been no Daisy merchandise at all since her return.
13  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends July 2020 NMRA Predictions on: June 27, 2020, 09:02:31 PM
You people donít seem to understand how any of this works. I donít care how big Diesel is, his measurements donít mean anything for a van. And that van, taken from narrow gauge proportions and scaled up to the model series scale, is taller than every other type of van, and itís too tall according to the NMRA. Facts are facts.
14  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends July 2020 NMRA Predictions on: June 26, 2020, 07:53:12 PM
It's been awhile since I crawled out of my dark burrow to discuss on this forum, but I might as well drop my thoughts on future announcements:

I pretty much agree with everyone who's asked for Stepney, so I think I'd be beating a dead horse here. All I'll say is there is clearly a demand for him, since the Hornby model is almost impossible to acquire, especially at a modest price. Ryan would be next, even though I already have a custom model of him, but I know a lot of people really love him (myself included) and would be a perfect companion piece for Daisy when she's released. Same thing with Sir Handel after how well received Peter Sam was.

And I'd be all in for Large Scale Edward.

Rolling stock wise, the only ones I'd consider being made that would be essential (aside from maybe stuff like the Slip Coaches and the ballast hoppers) that haven't are these two designs:

Lynton and Barnstaple Railway Long Trucks that you see carrying trees in Henry's Forest and pipes with a tarp over them in various S2 shots.


AND...

Lynton and Barnstaple Railway Fish Vans that you see in everything from A Close Shave to Fish.


the Lyndon and Barnstaple vans were narrow gauge vans, but narrow gauge for (Iíd assume) G Scale. The vans themselves are actually too tall for standard gauge, based on NMRA standards. Itíd be like using the Bachmann Thomas and Friends narrow gauge box vans we have now with the Bachmann Thomas and Friends N Scale line. Actually making them the scale they are in the show wouldnít be allowed by the NMRA. Youíd be better off finding some kits of the vans and make them yourself.
15  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Everything Thomas Topic on: June 17, 2020, 02:31:31 PM
https://twitter.com/US_trainmodeler/status/1253491613256597504

Dang, I didn't realize how small the N Scale line was really going to be.
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