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1  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Doctor Bachmann on: Today at 02:26:26 PM
I emailed and asked how long it is. I think it's too long for my elongated figure 8. Maybe I could make a high oval over the figure 8 this year for Christmas. I'd really like to see a back view of it to see if it is just flat. It would be nice if they did a mirror image one then you could have a tunnel between them.
2  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Doctor Bachmann on: Today at 01:05:07 PM
I like this bridge from them. I should quit looking before I end up buying something.
https://www.bradfordexchange.com/products/1401015004_timber-trestle-bridge-train-accessory.html


3  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Doctor Bachmann on: Today at 12:10:05 PM
I wonder if the horse and hearse are actually O scale figures and if they are detachable. I wish they would show different angles.
The second Halloween one is a 2-6-0 but it looks like it is devoid of any detail.
I've seen the Marine one before.
The Budweiser one has a beer wagon on a flat car. The Budweiser ad says 2-6-0 but the picture is showing a 4-6-0.
I've been going through their stuff. They have a lot more things than they did the last time I checked their site years ago.
Their "On30 Scale HO-Gauge Track Accessory Set" says it includes six - 9" radius curves. I emailed them and let them know it was wrong, as well as about the pics of 4-6-0's with the ads saying 2-6-0's.
4  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Banta Silver Bull Saloon. An HO scale build thread. on: Today at 11:58:47 AM
While I was in a craft store, I found some some clothes pins that are less than half the size of the regular ones. They come in handy for small jobs. Now, I can reverse them and make them even handier.
5  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Doctor Bachmann on: October 14, 2018, 10:54:54 PM
I had no idea they did Star whatever trains. Nor, did I know about the Turtles train or the Halloween one. The Halloween one is kind of cool. The ad only says that it runs on HO track, but it looks big enough to be On30. Bachmann's On30 4-6-0 looks so much different than that one. A new 4-6-0? Or is it a 2-6-0 with 4 wheels replacing 2 in front which would still make it a new 4-6-0. The dome spacing is different than the 2-6-0 and the walk boards, headlight, and pilot deck. The valve gear look like the 4-6-0 but this new one has a straight boiler. It's a shorter tender than either of them have.
What does it all mean? It means I could have a different 4-6-0 than the one Bachmann now has and just repaint the Halloween one.



6  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Converting Atlas Snap Track to Bachmann EZ Track on: October 14, 2018, 11:20:52 AM
You might find this helpful. The E-Z Track list with the dimensions of the different pieces.
https://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,34133.0.html
7  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Converting Atlas Snap Track to Bachmann EZ Track on: October 12, 2018, 12:48:56 PM
I don't know it there is a conversion table out there. If you find one you like and post it on here, we (meaning those of us who frequent this forum) can probably figure out what Bachmann pieces you would need.
8  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Erie Russian Decapod Question on: October 12, 2018, 10:16:41 AM
I'm glad I could help Bill. I like seeing people's pics.
9  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Doctor Bachmann on: October 09, 2018, 11:26:54 PM
I'm already building a Dinosaur Land for my great granddaughter. She is four.  I bought her a battery operated loco and cars and figures. Now, I have a great grandson who will be three. They make a couple kinds of them like a wooden one and one that runs on plastic flexy type track.  It would be nice to have an electric one like Thomas. I would love an On30 Dinosaur Train but the odds are like winning the lottery. I've looked at maybe doing something with the plastic stuff but wheel spacing is an oddball size. The wheels will roll on the outer edge of E-Z Track. I thought about sticking HO frames underneath them. Then there is the loco to contend with and that's not an easy fix.
10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Doctor Bachmann on: October 09, 2018, 09:15:52 AM
Now, if they were to do Dinosaur Train, I'm afraid I would be spending money. Wink
11  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Lionel knuckle coupler change to horn hook. on: October 09, 2018, 09:11:52 AM
That was happening on my Christmas figure 8 with E-Z Mate couplers. I switched them out for Kadee couplers and never had a problem again. I don't know why that worked.
12  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Doctor Bachmann on: October 08, 2018, 11:18:26 PM
But how many Dr. Who fans play with trains? It's not a kid thing like Harry Potter or Thomas the Train.  Why not a Star Trek train or a Star Wars train? There are more fans of those and they shell out big bucks for all that paraphernalia. What do Dr. Who fans buy? Just saying...
13  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: My neck of the woods on: October 08, 2018, 04:49:48 PM
There's no lead mining going on by me. There used to be a lot of it. In the past few years, they've just gotten rid of the two big chat piles that were here for a long time. They were close to me. A number of yards down the street from me are being remediated right now. We pretty much lived in the shadow of this one. We are about halfway between the mound and where the pic was taken from.

I'm less than a mile from the Missouri Mines site. The mine is closed but they do tours. If you would look back over your shoulder from where the pic was taken from, Missouri Mines site is right there.
https://mostateparks.com/park/missouri-mines-state-historic-site
A lot of the towns and places down here have mining type names: Silver Mines, Mine La Motte, Ironton, Mineral Point, Leadwood, Irondale, Leadington, Cobalt, Old Mines, Valles Mines, Etc.
They are gearing to do some cobalt mining few miles South of where I am. The announcement was just made in April.
Doe Run Company still operates some mines in a few towns within 50 miles. They are mining lead, copper and zinc.
https://doerun.com/what-we-do/
14  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Erie Russian Decapod Question on: October 07, 2018, 11:56:15 PM
Here you go. When you click on your link, the image shows up. Right click on the image then, from the list that appears, click "View image". When the image comes up again, you can right click again and select "Copy image location" or you can highlight the address in the title bar and "copy" it. Then click the image icon above the typing box on Bachmann's site and "paste" the address between the img tags.
15  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / My neck of the woods on: October 07, 2018, 03:57:39 PM
A couple oldies from my area.
This is Desloge, Mo. The town that abuts mine.

This is Farmington, Mo. our County Seat.

This is Flat River, Mo what is now Park Hills where I live.


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