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1  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Bachmann Announcements Posted on: July 16, 2010, 09:27:03 PM
Wow! Finally the N scale 4-6-0! I know its just an image of an early sample, but that tender is way too big for that thing. What tender will the final version have? Id personally want the tender from the HO scale 52" driver version.

This is a huge set of announcements. Its so large, I'm almost surprised there isn't any Z scale included with it. Keep up the good work!


2  Discussion Boards / N / Re: 2-8-0 Trailing Piping on: August 13, 2009, 12:50:16 AM

I believe the piping you refer to, in the real world, are feed water lines that run from the tender to the water injectors that force water into the pressurized boiler. On the model the flexible hose that runs from the pipes to the tender is difficult to model, so they just dangle there. 

Here is a part of an article that shows the pipes.
- this is a good explanation of the injectors

The full article goes in depth into all piping found on steam locomotives and from a wide range of eras. Its a good read if you are interested.
3  Discussion Boards / N / Re: New run of 4-4-0's on: August 10, 2009, 10:24:11 PM
Any chance Bachmann will paint one of these up for the Virginia and Truckee?

Reno or Inyo would probably sell the best.
4  Discussion Boards / N / Re: 'USA' tank engine on: July 19, 2008, 01:53:33 PM
A Japanese company called Micro Ace makes several N scale tank engines of Japanese prototypes that could pass for European. They make a 2-4-0T, 2-6-4T,  and a 0-10-0T that I know of.  I have the 2-4-0 and it runs pretty well considering how small the thing is, and is modeled on a prototype from Vulcan.

Kato also makes a Japanese 2-6-4T, that looks the same as the Micro Ace 2-6-4T.

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