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31  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Long Caboose release date? on: August 03, 2009, 08:21:36 PM
Mudhen, You cannot really run a picture, can you?? Unless you mount it on a flatcar, perhaps. You know, there is a simple solution. Post order you caboose from Japan!! You will sure have it by September. Otherwise, anticipate..., as Bachmann suggests;-) Best wishes from the land of the rising cabooses, Zubi
32  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Long Caboose release date? on: August 02, 2009, 10:50:47 PM
While the sunken boat theory sounds quite plausible, the other more simple explanation is that there is simply not enough of these cabooses for the US market, as Japan probably took the entire production run;-) After all we deserve them here, as the original is also very nicely preserved in Tokyo:
OK, the number on the Bachmann's version is incorrect, but this could be rectified to the original 0409 of RGS which we have here, with some paint or decals... Best wishes from Tokyo, where the cabooses dwell...;-), Zubi
33  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Long Caboose release date? on: August 02, 2009, 11:32:13 AM
I forgot to say "best wishes from Tokyo;-)))))" Zubi
34  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Long Caboose release date? on: July 31, 2009, 12:01:58 AM
Probably the boat sunk. They do that from time to time... But some cargo may wash ashore by September;-))) Best wishes,  Zubi
35  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: A K-28? on: June 06, 2009, 10:35:05 AM
A K28 would be very nice but only if its in 1:22 not 1:20!   Cheesy

Ive already invested way to much time and money into 1:22 equipment, I own a Bachmann 1:20 K27 and it is and will be the only piece of 1:20 equipment I own... Oh and it will get sold if I can get my hands on a 1:22 LGB K28

More than enough 1:20 2-8-2's already out there Bachmann should come out with somthing in 1:22 before LGB does (fingers crossed they will!)

Dear FordcvP71, As much as I like the K-28 class, there is really no need for another model of it in 1:22.5 as the LGB/Aster version exists in 500 copies and it is also about the most wonderful large scale locomotive ever released. But I agree with you that 1:22.5 is a perfect scale for US 3ft prototypes and it is a pity that the chances are rather slim that anything of US origin will be produced in this scale. Personally, I am not complaining, at over 15 pieces of heavy metal motive power, I am still far from completing my collection of what has already been produced. And I can hardly keep up with the amazing new models released in 1:22.5. Perhaps you should look outside the US theme, it may prove rewarding! There is so much more to narrow gauge than EBT and D&RGW;-)))... Best wishes from Tokyo, Zubi
36  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Large Scale Locomotive suggestions. on: May 28, 2009, 01:55:05 AM
New locomotive? What new locomotive?? There is a new Bachmann locomotive;-))) grab one before they are gone!! Best wishes from Tokyo, Zubi
37  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Bachmann Live Steam? on: March 28, 2009, 10:14:24 PM
And it even got rescaled to 1:32 for that auction!!! Enjoy;-))), Zubi
38  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Mallet comments on: February 13, 2009, 12:35:50 AM
I'm aware that the Uintah locos were single-expansion locos, but the term "Mallet" has tended to encompass all "two-engine" steam locos.  Even so, the only ones built for USA service were the two Uintah locos.  gj

GJ, the Uintah articulted locomotives are refferred to as Mallets because of the type of the frame arrangement and articulation they used. So in this respect you are correct - we speak of Uintah Mallets. But there exist several other types of arrangement of two powered trucks other than Mallet type of articulation and your statement above referring to 'all "two engine" steam locos' is simply not correct Best wishes from Tokyo, Zubi

39  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Beginner to g scale on: December 13, 2008, 02:24:51 AM
Heliboy, Terry said it all... for a beginner there is no better start as Roundhouse. If you have the funds, why not get yourself a Darjeeling B-tank in R/C version? You are unlikely ever to regret it... If you are in a hurry and like good price, there seems to be one second hand for sale at even with some coaches. If you order one from Roundhouse you will have to wait a few months at least... But beware, once you step into this hobby you will soon run out of space and money;-))))) Best wishes from Tokyo, Zubi
40  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Beginner to g scale on: December 12, 2008, 11:09:23 PM
Heliboy, Yes, they run on steam! Some of them that is. If you have the budget for that and interest in real steam locomotives not just electric driven boxes, you should explore this direction. You will also be able to learn some physics and engineering and teach your grandson some valuable skills. I advice you to stick to narrow gauge as the locomotives and rolling stock are larger and easier to maintain, plus you will need fewer rolling stock to make a credible train. Best wishes from Tokyo, Zubi
41  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Old Shay lube.... on: November 23, 2008, 10:36:05 PM
Terry, glad to hear that your Shay works so well all these years. I had one of the first batch, probably one of the first 50 or so! After a couple of years it started disintegrating... standing on a shelf!!! I bought from Bachmann most of the parts which fell apart and sold the loco... I never regretted it!! And never bought another Bachmann product either... I am tempted by the new wagons, the K, the Mallet, but the memory of the Shay disaster still haunts me! Best wishes from Tokyo, Zubi PS when will you be in Tokyo? Let's pizza;-)!!
42  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Fn 1:20.3 Caboose in D&RGW on: March 28, 2008, 12:19:31 PM
Long, Zubi
43  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: ANYONE KNOW OF A BETTER SMOKER THAT ARISTOS I WANT ALOT OF SMOKE on: February 19, 2008, 11:03:41 PM
Trea916, Consider coal firing!! Live steam of course. Best wishes from Tokyo, Zubi
44  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Rolling stock ? on: February 14, 2008, 07:37:26 AM
Oz26, If you have the Ten-Wheeler, you can safely assume that most LGB, USA-Trains and Aristocraft rolling stock will go well with it. If you are fussy, you need to decide whether you want to stick with narrow gauge prototypes, but if you are not, you can mix almost whatever you like from these manufacturers, plus most of the Bachmann's rolling stock. All the older Bachmann is OK, the new Spectrum cars may be somewhat too large, but please remember that the charm of narrow gauge is also in the variety of sizes of the rolling stock. The most important thing is to please your own taste. Best wishes from Tokyo, Zubi
45  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: New Large Scale Announcements on: February 09, 2008, 03:34:20 AM
Dear Bachmann, you mean, like the long D&RGW caboose? Best wishes from Tokyo, Zubi
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