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1  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: BINGO on: July 17, 2018, 09:27:50 AM
Left to right as you are looking at the picture -

Bachmann logo and word 'BACHMANN' over the word 'WELCOMES'

B over 'YOU TO THE'

I over '18th ANNUAL'


G over 'ONTARIO,'


You'll note that nothing there has any connection with Bingo.

2  Discussion Boards / Large / BINGO on: July 16, 2018, 08:28:36 AM
A fellow LS modeller has acquired a G scale gondola from the 2008 LS show in Ontario CA.  The word BINGO fills every one of the panels except the one at each end with the show logo on it.  Can you tell us what the letters stand for?


3  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Release of K-27 on: August 25, 2017, 05:12:01 PM
I have to say that that is a pretty useless comment.  Shocked

4  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Release of K-27 on: August 25, 2017, 12:15:40 PM
Me, I'm sitting in my little backyard here in rural Cambridgeshire UK, watching three Shays [a three- and two, two-trucks] a Climax and a Heisler, trundling around my little railroad with their loads of home-built skeleton log cars, and just being grateful that Bachmann had the guts to bring them out in the fust place.  In their time, and probably even today, the three-truck Shay was THE most complex large-scale model ever mass-produced.

My Connie is currently 'resting' on a spur.........

I'm still amazed and delighted that these wonderful models ever happened at all, but like many others, live in fear and trepidation when it comes to replacing parts of any kind.  I've never had any help at all from here in UK,and get ignored when contacting Bachmann in the US of A, so what are we to do?

Ottawa Valley GRS
5  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: 2-8-0 Connie with broken gear on: February 21, 2017, 11:26:44 AM
Now that 3D printing is becoming ever more popular - and economical - this HAS to be the way for hard-to-replace factory parts for models that are no longer in production.

The ever-increasing number of items for our large scale trains is impressive - here in UK we have a small company that makes all kinds of add-on detail parts for scratch-builders, particularly those who build lokies and similar little diesels.

It's an interesting time to be alive in LS, that's for sure.

6  Discussion Boards / Large / I need a straight [shotgun] stack for a three-truck Shay on: February 19, 2017, 10:51:37 AM
I lucked into an unused Oregon Lumber three-truck Shay last week at a sale of unwanted trains.  Sadly, it has an onion stack and just looks wrong to me, it being oil-fired.

No help from Bachmann here in UK, so does anyone out there have one they could exchange mine for me, or even take $$$ instead?

7  Discussion Boards / Large / Simply a thanks. on: February 06, 2017, 02:46:03 PM
Dear Bach Man - today, as the rain had stopped, and the weather became somewhat kinder, I decided to get all my Bachmann Spectrum locos out, and make them ready for the coming year.

Being somewhat impetuous by nature, I bought every single one of my few locos almost instantly as they came out, even though some came from the USA and I live mostly in UK.

1.  My original 38 ton Shay, still with the original trucks fitted to it, and still running like a watch.  Came all the way from San Diego around the turn of the century.

2.  My Annie ten wheeler, now almost seventeen years old.

3.  The Connie, bought the day I read the review.

4.  The Heisler - the same as above.

5.  The Climax, a week old, and unwanted by the guy for whom it had been bought as a gift - he wanted an American loco that looked like a loco, bot something he'd never seen before.

6.  The three-truck Shay, also bought the same day as the review was published.

All are lovingly cared for and treated kindly, and appreciated for what they are - exquisite models of a kind that we'll probably never see again.

So if any of you out there have one or all of these fine models, treat them well and they'll repay the care.

Thanks, Bachmann, for almost seventeen years of the finest-detailed railroad fun.


8  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Upcoming 2-6-0s on: April 07, 2016, 09:55:13 AM
In support of Bachmann UK, not only was every one of my seven LS Spectrum logging locomotives bought right here in UK, but the replacement metal gear set for my non-logging Connie also came from Hinkley, Bachmann UK's headquarters.

Nothing else, mind, but at least they had what I really needed at the time.

Ottawa Valley GRS
POCRR Extension of the OML
9  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Anybody with Bachmann 1/20.3 spares going to ECLSTS? on: February 26, 2016, 09:26:20 AM

That's sad, Zubi.

All I wanted to do was to update three of my Shays.  I guess I can copy those on pal Broos's Shay and save a lot of grief.

All the very best to you over there.

tac & ig
Ottawa Valley GRS
10  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: New Video of my New Combine on: February 19, 2016, 10:18:56 AM
That colour suits the combine to a 'T'.  An 'old' colour for an older car looks good to me.  Well done, Sir!

Ottawa Valley GRS
11  Discussion Boards / Large / Anybody with Bachmann 1/20.3 spares going to ECLSTS? on: February 19, 2016, 10:16:19 AM
I'm trying to get a few bits and pieces for my Shays [I have four], Heislers and Climax and have wasted way too much of my precious time trying to get them over here in yUK.

New or used is fine by me - at least three air tanks for a start.

Ottawa Valley GRS

12  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Decals on: November 07, 2015, 03:43:04 PM
Over the last fifteen years or so I've lost count of the decals, some of them unique, that Stan has made for me.  He IS Mr Decal.

Another possibility is outdoor-safe thin-film vinyl, made by Del Tapporo.

Either gets my 100% recommendation of their kind.

Ottawa Valley GRS
13  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: three truck shay on: November 04, 2015, 09:06:09 AM
Don't overlook that ANY Shay will work better travelling around the track clockwise - that way the drive shafts are not tempted to pull out.

Ottawa Valley GRS
14  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: What to do with a spare Spectrum flat car? on: January 28, 2015, 09:24:23 AM
Love it!
the Bach-man

Thank you, Sir!  Of course, without the Bachmann car it likely wouldnt have happened, but I lucked in on the three-car deal for a great price and couldn't say no.

Hmmmm, means I still have two spare..................what next, I wonder?

And where did I put those coffee stirrers?

Best to all  Grin

Ottawa Valley GRS
15  Discussion Boards / Large / What to do with a spare Spectrum flat car? on: January 27, 2015, 06:49:08 PM
mrs tac gave me a couple of hundred Starbucks coffee stirrers from the last coffee morning she helped run in town, so I thought I'd build something that doesn't exist in model form in this scale - a Fn3 MoW van based on a stake-sided flatcar.

Wojja think?
The dirty bit happens later this week if the Creek don't rise etc.
Ottawa Valley GRS
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