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1  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Thoughts on a Bachmann Spencer Redesign? on: April 29, 2020, 10:48:51 AM
As some may already know, the Bachmann model of Spencer is very block shaped in the boiler, and lacks the curvature and slope of the boiler used on the model in the TV show or on an actual A4 Pacific Locomotive. This was due to the moving eye mechanism. While it is a cool gimmick, I think I would prefer a model that looks like the actual Spencer model. The question I want to pose is this: Would you like to see a Bachmann Spencer redesign, and what do think the possibility of it actually happening is?

For me, I would love to see a Bachmann Spencer redesign. Spencer is a very iconic character and I want him to be represented as seen in the show. I know some donít have a problem with the current Bachmann model of Spencer, and thatís fine. However, when I look at the model, my opinion goes from itís not that bad to it could be better.

Now would it actually happen? Itís very unlikely. Spencer is the most expensive model in the range right now, and I believe the sales have been decent for a while. But you never know. Bachmann does seem to listen to the fans from time to time. Like when they redesigned James or Diesels face. I know Spencer would obviously take more time, but it would still be nice to see.
2  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Bachmann Daisy Thread on: April 16, 2020, 09:45:57 PM
I know itís unlikely, but When the Bachmann Daisy model gets revealed, PLEASE have clear windows. I donít care if it shows the motor.
3  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Where do you buy your engines? on: March 31, 2020, 08:54:01 PM
https://www.modeltrainstuff.com/

Model train stuff is the website that is the most affordable to me and has wonderful service. However no matter the website there will most likely alway be shipping costs. I highly recommend going to train shows and look for the items you need. Theyíll most likely have more then what you need and theyíre very entertaining as well.
4  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends July 2020 NMRA Predictions on: March 21, 2020, 10:30:32 AM
Very good points. Though I find the fact that itís the 75th anniversary this year is irrelevant. Because considering we got LBSC Thomas and Daisy, it would be impossible for them to complete Stepney this year. Considering Oliver was announced in 2015 and released in 2017. Also, Stepney doesnít really represent Thomas & Friends as a whole, and neither did Oliver. Although he was a VERY highly requested character. Other then that, Stepney is very possible, considering Bachmann acknowledged him.
5  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Henry problem on: February 25, 2020, 06:52:38 PM
Thanks!
6  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends July 2020 NMRA Predictions on: February 22, 2020, 08:26:58 PM
I completely forgot that they didnít make Duncan yet. Heíd be cool too.
7  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends July 2020 NMRA Predictions on: February 22, 2020, 08:24:25 PM
Hereís what I want:

HO Stepney - I initially thought he was too obscure to happen. However considering Bachmann acknowledged the fact that he was a popular request has given me hope. I seriously do think he is a possibility.

HO Tar Tankers reintroduced - theyíre very iconic considering the fact that they only had a big impact in one episode.

HO Classic Style Mail car reintroduced - I donít mind how the CGI ones look too much, however the older ones are definitely more nostalgic. Theyíre hard to find nowadays and when you do find them, expect to pay a premium.

On30 Sir Handel - last of the main six, might as well round up the bunch.
8  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Stepneyís Face on: February 20, 2020, 06:44:34 PM
As long as itís happy, Iím happy. Iíd like to see the open mouth version we saw on the Hornby model specifically.
9  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends July 2020 NMRA Predictions on: February 16, 2020, 10:21:14 PM
All I want are the old school mail cars and tar tankers. Thatís it.
10  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends in 2020 on: February 10, 2020, 04:28:01 PM
Maithwaite station and the black loch folly got discontinued. Iím kind of mad now.
11  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends in 2020 on: February 09, 2020, 10:07:22 PM
Also, the busy bee James has a painted smokebox. PLEASE let this be something that carries over to the normal model.
12  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends in 2020 on: February 09, 2020, 10:00:13 PM
All I can say is, Wow. I did NOT expect to see an LSBC Thomas. Would definitely buy over the celebration Thomas As for everything else, the new set looks intriguing and correct me if Iím wrong, but I thing itís the first Bachmann set to include a building. The Busy Bee James looks nice, but I think I speak for everyone when I say Black James would have been nicer. N scale James was expected to happen, although I did not expect a G scale diesel. I know he was canceled before, however itís nice to see. Overall, about what I expected.   
13  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Henry problem on: January 31, 2020, 02:54:02 PM
It doesnít happen when going backwards though just forwards.
14  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Bachmann Henry problem on: January 31, 2020, 02:30:54 PM
I just got my Henry about a week ago. However today I heard it clicking and I saw that the eyes were starting to stick. By coincidence, I saw samís trainís video on the Bachmann Henry with the same problem, however he didnít really go into to much detail other then the fact that he put oil on it. Can someone help?
15  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends in 2020 on: January 09, 2020, 10:48:38 PM
Personally, I donít think weíre gonna get much announced this year for HO scale because I really think theyíre gonna try to push the N scale stuff this year

Not what I want, but what I THINK is gonna be announced.

-reintroduction of salty
-brown mail cars
-Classic Tar Tankers return
-red express coaches return
-Trevor

While salty and the red express coaches wouldnít be all that great to me, (I already have them) they are very highly requested. I expect recolored rolling stock every year now, so I see Tar tankers making a return. I can also see them replacing the green mail car getting replaced with brown ones, considering they didnít get the updated packaging yet and they actually exist in the show. Trevor, because the last time they had a non rail character was Jeremy in 2014.

Speaking of the new packaging, I havenít seen bill, Ben, or mavis with the newer packaging yet, but that doesnít mean theyíre gonna get discontinued. I only said it for the green mail car because itís just rolling stock and they couldíve used the normal mail car packaging.
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