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16  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Overproduced models - More Big Boys on the way on: November 30, 2015, 07:39:20 PM
With Union Pacific rebuilding one of there Big Boy steam engines it is no surprise to see that there will be one if not two runs for this locomotive.

Having a working, moving, real steam engine back on the tracks will lead to lots of these locomotive selling.
17  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Any suggestions for Bachmann's future models? on: October 18, 2015, 07:36:45 PM
I don't get the idea that the 4-6-0 is too old-time looking. Not knowing the prototype I just checked the Ma & Pa version and the prototype was built in 1906 and retired in 1955. That covers the eras most steam-age modellers like to build.

Personally, the prototypes (both British and US) that would get me back into modelling date from the 1860s to 1910s.

The two versions that Bachmann had of their 4-6-0 offered great diversity. The low driver versions with the small drivers gave it an old wild west type of appearance, while the larger driver version made it look like a much more modern steamer.
18  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Official 2015 Announcements on: October 18, 2015, 07:33:41 PM
Will Bachmann be offering both the low and high driver versions of the 4-6-0's

The low driver versions look like the 1920's steamers and the high driver versions look like the more modern steamers that lasted to the end of steam.

one of the last Canadian steam engines run in revenue service was a 4-6-0 running a mixed passenger and freight consist

19  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Why no Vandy Tenders in HO on: October 07, 2015, 08:12:28 PM
I remember the terrific sale that Bachmann had on all of the tenders. I bought a bunch of the different vandy types, wish I had bought more. Still have a few of the small vandys left but none of the larger ones.

Mr. Bachmann, will there be Vandy tenders in Bachmanns HO line any time soon?

20  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Vanderbilt Tenders on: October 03, 2015, 03:11:35 PM
I sure am glad that when they had the big clearence sale on the Vandy tenders that I bought a bunch. I used the larger tenders first for my Canadian National 2-10-2 engines

The smaller vandy tenders with the small trucks were for a short while packaged with one of the 2-8-0 engines as well for a while. I forgot the road name, but it may have been a UP loco.  Those were great looked good behind the small steamers such as the 2-8-0 and 4-6-0 engines.  I am lucky to still have a few of these still sitting around from the sale

I agree with the request, would be nice to see these available again.  Bachmann are you listening.
21  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Why no Vandy Tenders in HO on: October 03, 2015, 02:58:24 PM
Why are there no Vandy tenders in the HO section
22  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: So, what happened to the 2-8-2? on: October 02, 2015, 10:28:32 PM
Nice to see the newletter with the 2-8-2's. How come no Vandy tenders on any of these versions?
23  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: So, what happened to the 2-8-2? on: October 02, 2015, 10:26:51 PM
The Union Pacific had 4-10-2's which is like the smaller sibling of their 4-12-2's, they're really neat overland looking engines Smiley

I was contemplating buying one in brass and modifying it to seem more like it hung around the Rockies(even though the curves in the Rockies wouldn't fare well with that kind of wheelbase..


The CPR Selkirk 2-10-4 made its home in the Canadian Rockies, From Calgary to Banff to Field to Golden to Revelstoke. Hard to find another run as long mainly in the mountains. Before the Selkirks CPR ran their 2-10-2's.
24  Discussion Boards / HO / New 2-8-2 on: March 08, 2015, 06:49:01 PM
Any word on the release of this engine?

Sure been a long time coming.

Sure do miss those 4-6-0's, new members to the local club want to buy some, good news is I have a few extra Spectrum engines, but I do not want to sell them, premium price or not. I will hold on and use when the original 4-6-0's wear out.
25  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: My first Santa Fe layout on: March 08, 2015, 06:09:05 PM
What era are you modeling?  Will you need to turn around any engines or rolling stock?  If so, how?

I see no wye tracks or turntables.
26  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Heavy Mountain Kitbash in progress on: March 08, 2015, 05:51:51 PM
I tried several times to send a reply with an attached photo of an HO CPR steam cab but the Bachmann site gives me an error each time I attempt to send the photo.

I use the items made by Minatures by Erich to modify my HO steam locomotives. He carries a lot of detail parts, for both CPR and CNR, eras covered area steam to diesel.

27  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: My Layout photos... on: February 18, 2015, 05:18:25 PM
Excellent detail, nicely finished benchwork. I can only hope my layout is near the quality and finish of yours. Thanks for showing it to us.
28  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: My Layout photos... on: February 18, 2015, 05:16:06 PM
Excellent detail, nicely finished benchwork. I can only hope my layout is near the quality and finish of yours. Thanks for showing it to us.
29  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Min track radius confusion on: February 18, 2015, 05:06:54 PM
Hi Sunbeam2,

I have the Bachmann K4, item #84014, which was DCC equipped.  The tender does not have a speaker installed, but the floor had an area moulded for a 1" speaker.  The minimun radius of all curves on my layout is 18" and my Pennsy 4-6-2 operates just fine.

Here is a video of my steam engine roster that I posted awhile back.  The K4 appears last.

I hope this helps.

Very nice layout, excellent detail. Any more videos of your layout?

Rod in PA

30  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Depth of foam board on 4x8 layout on: February 18, 2015, 04:54:46 PM
It is your base level, or lowest level.

For any height above you simply add more foam where you need more height. For raising, or lowering, track levels to new heights the woodland scenics riser system is your best friend. Going up levels is easy, if you want to go down, then add more levels of foam.
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