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Large / Re: Aristocraft
October 04, 2013, 09:35:34 PM
I really hope someone reputable does buy the Aristocraft rights to there stock as well as track and electronics with no big upsets as LGB had/has .
Large / Re: K-28
October 04, 2013, 09:30:02 PM
Heard this all before, and I am not holding my breath.
But I will just be on 7th heaven if they do a K- 28, 36 or 37 and in any order.
Please and Thank you Mr Bachmann.
Large / Scales
September 29, 2013, 10:56:01 AM
OK now,
I have heard so many scales of model railroading.
I myself am using G Scale engines and rolling stock in 1/29 for standard gauge and engines, equipment in Narrow Gauge 1.20.3 (Fn3).
In one of my searches on the internet today , someone has come up with Gn3,??????
Is this the beginning of another scale.
Sometimes I think people just make up scales to suit themselves because they mix and match there rolling stock and don't know the difference in scales or care too.
Scales I know in G scale are , 1:24 , 1:29 , both in standard and narrow gauge and 1:32 standard gauge.
Then Fn3 1:20.3. in narrow gauge.
I have no idea what scale LGB is, somewhere around 1:26 or there abouts I am guessing.
Anyone else care to comment on this Gn3 scale. Also feel free to add other G scale gauges I didn't mention.
Large / J&S Passenger cars
August 16, 2013, 11:50:04 AM
Can someone give me the specks on a passenger car by Bachman, you know hight from top of rail to top of roof , width , and length from end to end. Thanks in advance for all replies
Large / Re: C-19 prototype question
July 25, 2013, 10:19:18 PM
I don't know if C-19's in question did snow removal with the rotary snow plow, I would think they used any engines available, but if it did. Maybe the pipe in question was used to preheat the tender water when snow was added if they got low on water and it was too far to go back and refill the tender.
Just a thought.
Large / Re: other "stuff"?
July 22, 2013, 06:27:43 PM
Say it's not so,
There must have been a mistake,
It can't be,
Must be a misprint
There's never enough narrow gauge stuff :'(   
Large / Dog Houses on the D&RGW ?
June 24, 2013, 11:16:32 PM
Does anyone know why, #453, K-27 was the only engine, in this class to have a Dog House on its tender. I have not found any photos to prove otherwise.
I believe you got it right Backmann, on your engines. You must have done the research on this.
Can you shed any light on this ?
Large / Re: K27 chuff sensors
June 22, 2013, 12:02:39 PM
You need to google the Ottawa valley garden railway society ( ovgr garden railway ).
On the left side of the home page, scroll down to sound, open it and go to Phoenix sound in the Backmann K-27.
I have 2 and they work great. I followed the instructions word for word. The local electronics store had all the items needed and less than a few hours, it was on board running.
I particularly like the slow speed quartering chuff.
Large / Re: K27 chuff sensors
June 21, 2013, 10:20:04 PM
If you still have trouble and can't get it to work, let me know and I will send you a link to build a circuit board that works the sensors, I have built 2 and it is very simple to build. The quartering is perfect too !
Is there a chance that Bachmann Industries will produce a Spectrum 4 wheel caboose in the 0570 numbers or 400 number series ?
Your long caboose  is fantastic, so I ask, is it in the future.
Hope so.
To everyone else,
Why did the D&RG paint a 4 wheel green caboose with the toilet seat logo ?
Was it for the Royal Gorge tourist line caboose ? and information on # 0579 would be appreciated too.
This inquisitive mind needs to know.
Large / Re: D&RGW .......real track sizes.
June 04, 2013, 04:56:48 PM
What would they be in G-scale... Just a best guess is what I am after.
I'm thinking 20' Dia. track would and works best for me, and as yet I don't use switches, but think bigger is better.  
Large / D&RGW .......real track sizes.
June 03, 2013, 05:49:22 PM
Does any one have any idea what the real track turning radius on the D&RGW or D&RGS would have been to accommodate the K-27's,28's,36's and 37's.???????
I know some engines had center drivers with no flanges or so called blind drivers, to help on sharp curves and switches like the C-19's
Also the size of smallest to largest switches too ??????? and what where the maximum grades they encountered???????
I have heard so may different answers, I thought it would be interesting to here and confirm what I have heard to be the truth.
Thanks in advance for all replies and I will reply latter with what I think are the correct answers.
Large / Kit bashing San Jaun cars
May 23, 2013, 08:06:31 PM
My previous question about the D&RGW's San Jaun passengers cars was a bust.
I am now asking another question, because no one knows where to purchase 1:20.3 passenger coaches,......... does any one know where to purchase parts to make such a coach, web site would be very helpful.
Mr Bachmann or the Yard Master, is there any hope of Bachmann Industries ever be making a San Jaun set in 1;20.3 ? . I know you asked about if anyone was interested and what readers thought of pricing. What did you make of that blog and thanks in advance.
Large / San Jaun Coaches
May 14, 2013, 09:29:54 PM
On the hunt;
I have been collecting my Johnson & Sharp coaches for my San Jaun express, over the last year or so.
The only coach I need is and does anyone know where I can purchase it is, the ( AL84-202 ) D&RGW San Jaun passenger coach. It was made by Accucraft. In green preferred, but will paint and letter it if needed.
It is much needed to match my parlor-buffet car ( Chama ) made by Accucraft. It would have to have the closed in platforms with the accordion style diaphrams.
I would by one from Bachmann, if they only made it.
It would be great if some out there can direct me to a purchase of one.
Don't know where else to turn to but to you narrow gauge railroaders of Bachmann web page.
To the Bach-man and Yardmaster, I am hoping you will get your company making these coaches in 1:20 .3 soon, because I for one need more and if your coaches would be any thing like you K-27's and caboose detailing, they will be out of this world . 
Price, $225.00 to $300.00 would be great in my books.
Thanks in advance to all;
Large / Sound systems
May 01, 2013, 07:08:49 PM
Does anyone out there know what the Sierra sound Traxx for a K-28 sounds like and where I might get a listen to it.
What does the large scale sencise of the older sound systems.
I allready know the Phoinex sound, because I use them in my Engines now.