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1  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends in 2021 on: September 10, 2020, 01:32:31 PM
I definitely agree with adding NG resin buildings to the line, they would be immensely popular with 009 modelers especially if priced well.
2  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends in 2021 on: August 26, 2020, 12:51:40 PM
Diesel 10 and lady are pretty out of the question, not only cause the claw would breach standards and cost a fortune realistically, there is very little demand for characters that Mattel themselves would rather be forgotten, especially lady.
Personally, I'd rather see a N scale Diesel next...granted not for N scale reasons but still.
3  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: N Scale Bachmann Thomas on: August 23, 2020, 07:55:54 PM
I mean, it's accurate to British N scale
4  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends in 2021 on: July 22, 2020, 02:46:32 PM
Honestly, I'd rather have diesel...granted my purposes are for 009 and having a cheaper outside framed, coupled chassis would be ideal. Hell, if only for NG parts use, the Diesel stuff would probably sell out somewhat quickly if priced well.
5  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends in 2021 on: July 18, 2020, 02:41:43 PM
Prediction, one of the following:
Pink undercoat James (Tickled Pink)
Tar covered James (Dirty Objects)
Coal covered James (Calling All Engines)
Blue James (An Engine of Many Colours)
Green James (An Engine of Many Colours)
Silver James (An Engine of Many Colours)
Brown James (An Engine of Many Colours)
Purple James (An Engine of Many Colours)
Yellow James (An Engine of Many Colours)
Orange James (An Engine of Many Colours)
Bu-But why
6  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann's 2020 Product Announcement on: July 16, 2020, 07:52:20 PM
I wasn’t expecting any new announcements, but I wasn’t expecting at least the bare minimum update wise. Status of the N scale line’s release, when we may see samples of Daisy and PS, that sort of thing. And the funniest part is that we honestly got more of a reveal out of the twitter page, who somehow pre-one upped Bachmann’s actual show reveals, and that twitter stuff was heavily implied to just be a hint at what would be revealed on the stream...it really wasn’t.
7  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann's 2020 Product Announcement on: July 16, 2020, 07:22:03 PM
Right, Bachmann's announcements are up and:
Origin James aka Black James. Wheels aren't painted, but it's probably just a Sample thrown together so not surprising.
And
Wait, THATS IT?!
THEY HYPED US UP AND PRACTICALLY REVEALED THE 2 ITEMS THEY HAD THE DAY BEFORE?!
Well there's always the N gauge line...Nothing. NOTHING?! NOT EVEN AN UPDATE.
Well maybe there's an update on LS Diesel, besides the Sample we got the other day...NOPE.
8  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann's 2020 Product Announcement on: July 15, 2020, 12:26:51 PM
Well Black James is confirmed at least, though I’m hoping for some bigger fish tomorrow
9  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Narrow Gauge Brake Vans on: July 14, 2020, 03:12:27 PM
Honestly I sort of hope for a middle ground sort, where the red is based on Brake 5, and they did at one point have a 3d model of it in the show. The other is for the blue to be based entirely on Brake 6, ex-corris van, but with an added duckett. Wouldn't really be accurate to when it had one under the Corris, those took up the entire panel they were attached too
10  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Culdee Fell locomotives on: June 25, 2020, 04:11:35 PM
Having just looked it up, it isnt
11  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Everything Thomas Topic on: June 21, 2020, 07:24:57 PM
Hoping for at least an update on PS, but looking forward to hopefully an update on the N scale range's release. Looking forward to seeing how good the Percy chassis is.
12  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Culdee Fell locomotives on: June 21, 2020, 07:23:45 PM
It was probably just a chassis from one of those HO scale mountain engines. There's a company that produces a range of rack and pinion HO NG mountain engines, its hundreds per engine and they use a specialty track, with its own gauge and built in rack rail.
13  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thoughts on a Bachmann Spencer Redesign? on: June 07, 2020, 09:04:18 AM
Speaking of, would the Bachmann Narrow Gauge engines be 1:76 scale or 1:87 scale?
As I’ve said numerous times, the Bachmann NG range is 009 not HOn30
14  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Miniature railway engines on: May 26, 2020, 05:41:58 PM
I mean to match the rest of the main range? They still be OO scaled, but they would be running on Z gauge track, closest thing to 15 inch track in OO scale.
15  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thoughts on a Bachmann Spencer Redesign? on: May 16, 2020, 03:37:35 PM
If you’re good at scratchbuilding, you could make a new Gordon, Henry, and Spencer using an HO BR-78 for the chassis for each of them. Two Märklin Gauge 1 BR-78’s were used to make the original Gordon and Henry chassis back when they were making the first season.
Yeah, but that depends on if you want Henry and Gordon to be HO Scale or OO Scale like the rest of the range.
Again, HO Scale BR-78’s. They’re made in HO Scale, as is Bachmann’s range. Also, HO Scale and OO Scale are interchangeable because of being so close in size.
2 things there:
1) Bachmann don't make range to HO scale, they make it to OO, measurements of the buffers have long since confirmed this as well as the simple fact that most of the rolling stock tooling is from the old Mainline range.
2) There's a fairly big difference between HO and OO, as seen here:

and here

and also here

OO is the bigger one.
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