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16  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Williams Dash 8 Powered and Non-powered engines on: June 16, 2013, 03:25:22 PM
Back in the Jerry Williams era the numbers were wrong in many cases. The Brass K4s had the Juniata Builder plate with a Baldwin cab number. The Brass J1 Hudson had a J3 number and i'm sure there were more.  But remember the numbering system Lionel and American Flyer used were the catalog numbers on the cabs and totally protyiically incorect.
17  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: New caboose suggestion for Williams on: June 16, 2013, 03:15:10 PM
I agree that between the Big Three O Gauge Manufactures  wore out the N5C. It seems they don't think of the Western US Caboose. Revelle made a gorgeous  HO UP Woodside caboose in the 50s and 60s and as the SP and ATSF Caboose.  As far as Trolleys it seems that there not very popular as they were in the past but I do have my MYH PTC Trolley running it's route down Kennsington Ave but had to use New York LO-V Subway cars since the do resemble the original Philly Market St EL Cars. Maybe one day the Philly fans will luck out with a set of Subway cars in O.
18  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: What locamotive do I have? on: April 05, 2013, 10:29:28 PM
Is the cab in the center of the boiler? The number sounds like it might be a camelback.
19  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Just Pick up My two new Engines on: March 30, 2013, 06:02:58 PM
I bought the Williams Super Chief set last year with all 6 Aluminum cars and they look better than the originals from the 1950's ever did. I hope they offer the new True Sounds 3 upgrades so I can have sound also.
20  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Recview of WBB "NEW" GP-30 on: March 26, 2013, 09:56:35 PM
Yes there the first model from the old production to be converted to the new sound system. Probably more will be announced at York.
21  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Recview of WBB "NEW" GP-30 on: March 26, 2013, 12:45:25 PM
 Yes they are, It's in the 2013 catalog. Plus it will have the new sound system  Smiley


I think the Bachmann table will be swarmed lol. I'm going to probably get a Coast Line GP-30 but hope to see one in Pennsy in the near future. I am also looking foreward to the Norfolk Southern Heritage Reading SD-90 which will also have the True Blast Plus.

Is Williams by Bachmann going to make an SD-90 NS heritage in Reading Lines?
I may have to cancel my order for the SD-70 ACe Reading Heritage unit by Norfolk Southern. Now if somebody would make an SD-70 ACe or SD-90 for Philadelphia & Reading Railways! Cool

Lee F.
22  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: some new road names for WBB locos on: March 26, 2013, 12:43:13 PM
One I would like to see is the GP-30 or U33C painted for Seaboard Coast Line in there black paint scheme which was basically the former ACL scheme.



What i do not understand is that WBB does not make locomotices which have the basic livery for several railroads:

CGW, MKT, KCS red.

KCS and L&A.

CB&Q and C&S

BN and C&S

SP and SSW, goth in Back widow and red 'n gray.

SP and DRGW, in the grey body Speed Lettering era

Blue B&O and CNJ second generation geeps in dark blue

Southern Railway Family.

I do SP, so stuff in SSW, T&NO, and PE are within my range!
23  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Recview of WBB "NEW" GP-30 on: March 25, 2013, 03:46:34 PM
I think the Bachmann table will be swarmed lol. I'm going to probably get a Coast Line GP-30 but hope to see one in Pennsy in the near future. I am also looking foreward to the Norfolk Southern Heritage Reading SD-90 which will also have the True Blast Plus.
24  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Bullfrog Snot - It actually works! on: March 19, 2013, 04:13:24 AM
You can Try Sam Ash Music. There a national company but no stores in MI but they do have a 800 number. I checked there website along with paragon and The Guitar Center all huge sound suppliers and no Bull Frog snot on there website but you can try calling one of the stores, it may be something they don't have listed online.
25  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: RS3 by WBB on: March 17, 2013, 08:55:14 PM
I like using the RS3 for branchline and commuter passenger trains.
26  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: some new road names for WBB locos on: March 17, 2013, 08:52:39 PM
People that are good at repainting can easily strip the paint off plastic by soaking in automotive brake fluid for a few days or you can use EZ Off Oven cleaner (costic formula but be very careful and wear old clothes, use eye protection and rubber gloves. It is very dangerous and can blind you permanitly. But undecorated shells will be welcome from people that want a road name that isn't popular or there own fictious road name.


Would it be profiitable or do-able for WBB to produce either the engine painted with just

primer or a shell then folks could finish it in the markings they want??

I would only purchase it if I knew someone who could finish it for me. Or I could handle it myself like a Norfolk Southern black or Lehigh Valley red-brown.

It's just an idea so that folks who want the little mentioned rail lines or make up their own rail-lines.

In addition there are those out their who are enterprising and talented who would offer to paint and decal our "shells" for us making themselves a cottage industry business.

WBB could possibly sell more product and everyone is happy.

I wonder if WBB has thought about it. The part to consider in favor of the idea is that WBB

wouldn't have to commit resources on "other" lines they thought may not sell.

Would it lowere the cost of an engine for us?? I don't know only WBB could answer that . I read somewhere that we are seeing less non-powered locomotives because tha cost to produce is about the same as a powered one?!?!? I don't know if that is true or not either?

Overall I like having the Engine or rolling stock all finished and ready to go. My son and I get a real charge and a lot of "Wow-ing" when we open a brand new WBB box.
Just like when that U.P. GP-30 makes it to the house that will be worth me pestering him to get perfect scores on his spelling tests and A's in Math and Science. I let him slide on Social(ist) Studies as I supplement their history knowledge myself.

Happy St Patty's Day!!!
27  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: some new road names for WBB locos on: March 15, 2013, 04:15:54 PM
There's a old saying in Model RR, "This is my Railroad and I'll run what I Like" That's the reason some Railroaders choose fictitious Roadnames for there Road. But I really do agree with r0gruth, I would never buy a Hudson or Berk lettered for the Pennsy, but that's my opinion. I would like to see the Berkshire Lettered for the Boason & Albany which would be correct. But I don't know it it will ever happen, A Scale GG-1 in the as delivered paint scheme #4899.
28  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Bullfrog Snot - It actually works! on: March 15, 2013, 04:04:48 PM
You can go to amazon.com and its is available from some dealers below retail and with shipping you may pay retal but save on the sales tax. just type in bullfrog snot in the search. My girlfriend didn't believe me when i told her the name lol.
29  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Bullfrog Snot - It actually works! on: March 14, 2013, 04:13:37 AM
Be sure to clean your wheels real good with rubbing alcholhol or another cleaner. BFS dont adhear to dirty wheels very well.

JP of Acton MA, USA writes,

I think it is understandable that the "Snot" be applied to only the rear-most drive wheels on a steam loco.

The website shows various video clips on applying the snot.
The loco must be turned upside down, connect the power to the rollers and the frame, slowly spin the wheels ("yard speed") and use either a very fine artists paint brush, or a Q-Tip to apply the snot.

Hope this helps

-JP
30  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Bullfrog Snot - It actually works! on: March 14, 2013, 04:10:44 AM

You have to let it cure. When I played years ago we would use rubber sewing thimbals on a sore finger.

JP of Acton MA, USA writes

If musicians used BF Snot on their fingers, wouldn't it get all over the instruments?

-JP
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