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1  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Sound upgrade for older GG1 on: October 03, 2017, 05:54:40 PM
I have 3 older Williams GG1' s with "horn" only and would like to upgrad these to correct GG1 horn.  Any suggestions?  Will the new Bachmann Williams GG1 sound be able to be added?
2  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: My GP38 CSX Arrived on: March 30, 2017, 05:07:16 AM
Very nice locomotive! 
3  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Jerry Williams on: February 27, 2017, 02:57:59 AM
Jerry Williams created a lot of great trains and as written so eloquently above, had impacts on the hobby well beyond Williams itself.  I have been a loyal customer of Williams for many decades and all of these trains run flawlessly whether 20+ years old or the newest 4-6-2 I just bought this week.  Williams was first to offer the Amtrak Genesis.  I now own three different versions of these and the very first ones produced still run like day one and look brand new decades later.  Jerry Williams allowed all of us to enjoy collecting and operating with value, reliability, and most of all great fun.   Thanks Jerry Williams for bringing joy to so many people.
4  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: 2017 Williams on: February 27, 2017, 02:24:58 AM
Bachmann,   here is the conversation about your Williams line on OGR Forum.  You need to listen!
5  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: F59PHI on: February 24, 2017, 12:23:40 AM
How about some more road names.

Caltrains.  MARC.  Metra.  TRIRAIL.  Railrunner. Northstar.

Offer more, sell more. 
6  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: 2017 Williams on: February 24, 2017, 12:01:25 AM
Additionally, 44 ton switchers could be done in some modern schemes for popular steel companies.  Imagine a blue 44 tonner in Republic Steel modern colors!  Or the old Republic Steel with the pouring hot steel logo!  Grain companies use little switch locomotives like these.  If you sold a Cargill version, Pillsbury, Energy companies, NASA, Boeing, US AirForce, they WOULD SELL! 

Please regroup and awaken your products. I really think you need to rethink your business plan.  Perhaps hire someone with some ideas.  Soon!
7  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / 2017 Williams on: February 23, 2017, 11:43:28 PM
I eagerly opened the downloaded catalog and sifted through page after page of HO, N, On3, more structures, Large Scale, to finally reach the Williams section.  My hope of a Cities Sprinter Amtrak locomotive like the HO one quickly gone.  As well was my hope of a Caltrains Baby Bullet F59.  New paint schemes on the GP30.... nope!   F3 in something new like SP bloody nose... nope.   Bachmann, you really need to put a bit more fresh product in the offerings.  F59 is great!  But a couple more paint schemes would be smart.  Caltrains. MARC, TRIRAIL, Railrunner... you guys would sell out on Albuquerque Railrunner units.  Metra!  Bachmann...awaken energize..refresh!   I love your products and just yesterday bought a Southern 4-6-2 from Marios Trains.  But youre going to lose ground and market share if you do not kick this up a notch!  Seriously.  Rethink this lukewarm catalog of leftovers. Seriously!
8  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / 44 Ton Amtrak switcher on: January 17, 2017, 05:17:45 PM
I am requesting that WBB produce an Amtrak version of the 44 Ton switcher.  Amtrak has had 45, 65, and 80 ton switchers over the years.  They all look pretty much the same as this 44 ton.  Either phase 1 2 stripe, phase 3 with 3 stripes, or modern logo blue and platinum.  Sell more of what you already have capability of making by adding more road names.  Many of us want more recent paint schemes vs only the historic versions offered
9  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: SP bloody nose F3 on: January 17, 2017, 03:54:57 PM
There is some activity on the OGR Forum regarding this product idea.  Anything brewing here?
10  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / F59PHI on: January 17, 2017, 03:53:25 PM
I see a few places advertising Williams F59PHI locomotives  in three road names.  Is this product coming out?  I cant find this on the WBB website.   If it is true, I would want to buy one or two in Caltrain colors which pull their "baby bullet" trains. 
11  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Generic Wishlist for 2017 on: December 27, 2016, 03:00:57 PM
F3 or FA in SP bloody nose scheme
F3 or FA in VIA Rail Canada
GP30's in CSX, Conrail, N&W, even Norfolk Southern although they really had high nose versions...I would still want a low nose NS GP30.
12  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: SP bloody nose F3 on: September 24, 2016, 02:06:42 PM
Great!  Thanks!  My passenger cars await!   Smiley
13  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / SP bloody nose F3 on: July 16, 2016, 11:08:56 PM
   How about set of Southern Pacific F-3 locomotives in the bloody nose and grey scheme.  These were used for both passenger and freight and into the early Amtrak era pulling the Coast Starlight, Sunset Limited, and other western services.  This is a product not made by anyone yet.  Make these and you shall sell.  Many manufacturers have made SP passenger sets in the red and plain stainless steel scheme.   The bloody nose F-3 units by Williams would go well with these cars and freight.  
14  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Boston & Maine Passenger Cars on: July 08, 2016, 01:03:46 PM
Find some mostly plain aluminum Williams cars and repaint the letterboards with B&M.  These cars are easily repainted as well with a primer coat then whatever colors you want. I created my own Williams VIA Rail Canada set out of varieties of road names I found inexpensively.

In the case of Penn Central I bought Bachmann Williams F3's and then Railking PC pax cars.  They go great together and I have reliable Williams power assuring me decades of trouble free heavy running.

BTW...the B&M Williams F3's are truly pieces of art.  I am not into B&M but love these gems.  Favorites for sure!
15  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: GP-9 Grinding noise on: July 08, 2016, 12:42:52 PM
I just upgraded a dummy F3 B unit with a power kit.  I found the same issue.  In fact, only one of the insulating flanged washers would fit into the truck where the red wire screws in fir pickup roller.  I had to create my own washer to get this to work.  This made an otherwise simple upgrade somewhat frustrating.  But all ends well and my b unit is running fine.
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