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1  Discussion Boards / N / Re: N SCALE ENGINES on: April 28, 2016, 11:27:59 AM
Ah..and speaking of the 4-6-4 Hudson .  A NYC J1e or J3a Hudson would be very high on my list of "Got to have's a couple of's"  Grin
2  Discussion Boards / N / Re: New 2-8-0 I hope on: March 06, 2016, 06:53:44 PM
Bachmann gave me my wish for a K4s. I'm Happy. An H10 with sound would be a hit for me too. Any of the 2-8-0's would be great to see again. DCC and sound would only make it better.
3  Discussion Boards / N / Re: whistle change on your new k4 pacific on: September 12, 2015, 03:04:08 PM
Thanks for the tip kewatin, The banshee whistle sounded much better in operation. Still, I liked the 1 and 2 whistles for the post war and pre war versions. I set mine to 1 too, although 2 sounds good as well. Only it seemed a little low on volume. Maybe the volume can be increase. I'll need to check that out further.
These are beautiful loco's and were well worth the wait. Thanks Bachmann. Nice job!
4  Discussion Boards / N / Re: potential locomotives for BACHMANN to consider for future mfg. on: September 03, 2015, 06:15:30 PM
Now that Bachmann is producing the K4s Pacific 4-6-2. I would think the PRR L1 Mikado might be in the future. The boiler is nearly the same except for the sand dome I believe. And there may be another PRR loco that shares the boiler too, but I'm not certain. Perhaps a Mikado would be a nice starting point. Personally I'd like a T1 4-4-4-4. A far off dream. Make one in B&O paint too just to be different.
5  Discussion Boards / N / Re: The 10/15 issue of Model Railroader has an ad for a Bachmann N scale PRR K4 on: August 27, 2015, 07:21:46 PM
Eric, I agree the whistle doesn't sound correct for the K4s. Hearing in on my layout will be the test. If it isn't it can be changed.
Don't feel to bad about getting ribbed on the whistle. I've got another question on  the loco that may not be as easy to change. First, the loco looks good and I am grateful to Bachmann for producing it. I'm am ready to pull out my wallet as soon as they hit the shelves. My question is about the sand dome. Is it correct, or is just a tad too tall? I think I'll go find a hole to crawl in to now.
6  Discussion Boards / N / Re: An N scale K4 in the works on: August 25, 2015, 05:42:09 AM
Could it be?  Could it be?   Cheesy

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,16759.msg135259.html#msg135259

I know, I know, I'm getting my hopes up...

I don't intend to dash your dreams Eric, but I asked the Bachmann a somewhat similar question last year. Got the same basic response and a 4-6-0 announcement at the convention.... Cry....(a silent tear falls)....Maybe, just maybe the Bachmann has been hard at work on a "super wonderfulistic" K4 I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed.


I forgot I wrote this. Looks as if Bachmann is coming  though with the "Super wonderfulistic" K4s at last.  I am happy.
7  Discussion Boards / N / Re: An N scale K4 in the works on: August 24, 2015, 06:15:24 PM
Dang Bachmann...I was hoping for a NYC J3a Hudson....Err...well , I have been wanting the K4s for a rather long time too.  Grin   Maybe for just 35 years or so. I sure didn't expect it with sound....  Bachmann, this made my day, Thank you!   (J3a Hudson next year?  Wink)
8  Discussion Boards / N / Re: anticapated arrival of your new berkshire on: March 16, 2015, 01:07:04 PM
I would like to see Bachmann produce a H8 Allegheney I would buy one in a heartbeat.

Make that two of us.
Include me with the H8 request and add the sound chip. I brokedown and purchased the Kanawha 2724 last week. Love the sounds on the Berk. Very nice.
9  Discussion Boards / N / Re: anticapated arrival of your new berkshire on: February 03, 2015, 12:50:06 PM
At this late date, I'm hoping Bachmann will have a second run.
I'd love to have the PM 1225 and a Nickle plate, but I got hit with a pre-order disease.
Too many pre-orders coming due at the same time and too little $$$.  Sad
10  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Any news on the N scale 2-8-4 Berkshire? on: November 19, 2014, 08:12:36 PM
Thanks to all for the update. Considering the loco was first announced this last August, a first of the year or spring delivery is great. I've waited six years for BLI 's PRR M1. The Berkshire is truly a short wait. I look forward to it.
11  Discussion Boards / N / Any news on the N scale 2-8-4 Berkshire? on: November 19, 2014, 12:30:15 PM
It's been a while since I've seen any news on the N scale Berkshire. Is delivery still expected before Christmas?

All news is appriciated.
-a very impatient and constantly growing older, old man.

P.S. Bet a nice Pennsylvania 4-6-2 K4s wouldn't take as long....Grumble ;-P
12  Discussion Boards / N / New Berkshire with DCC sound on board. Conventional analog operation? on: July 23, 2014, 05:31:46 PM
I was very happy with the announcement of the new Berkshire.  Particularly since it will have DCC and  built in sound.
But since there are still many who don't have DCC or want DCC. Will the basic sounds (Chuff, bell, and whistle) be accessible
in conventional analog too?
13  Discussion Boards / N / Re: kicking the pacific around again on: May 15, 2014, 06:50:57 PM
I realize the people who would think the Pennsylvania K-4s Pacific obscure are ignorant of American Railroad history. The PRR owned more than 400 of them. It's been the state Steam locomotive of Pennsylvania since 1987. In model form, it has been widely produced in many scales and gauges. Both toy and scale. The K4s is hardly obscure for the market a new N scale model would be focused to.


14  Discussion Boards / N / Re: kicking the pacific around again on: May 12, 2014, 08:50:47 PM
Inkaneer, you're not alone with the need of the PRR K-4. It's long over due. It's a shame that many Iconic Locomotives are over looked while expensive tooling is produced for more obscure prototypes. I'm sure the K-4 would be a big seller. The NYC J3a  is another. While Con-Cor and Kato made example over several years and hard to find new. They're still not up to 21th century standards. The plastic valve and side rods look crude.
I've had good luck with my Model Power Locomotives. I think they were made by Korean Brass, but not sure. Most of them lacked traction tires so they did slip if over loaded and not particularly great on grades. Maybe some import will take on the line and upgrade the line or just keep 'em coming.
15  Discussion Boards / N / Re: kicking the pacific around again on: April 25, 2014, 05:04:50 PM
That's very sad news. I'm grateful for the MP locomotives I have.
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