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16  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Narrow Gauge Modeling Thread on: December 27, 2017, 09:27:06 AM
Hi Griffin:

I finally have an answer for you regarding the faces that I plan to use for my Mighty Mac loco you asked about back on page 11.

The set of faces that I got from a Take and Play Mighty Mac turned out to be too big.

After doing a little searching I found a couple of derelict Ertl metal Rheneas locos which have the correct size faces to fit my Mighty Mac.

I added a lick of hair on one and some freckels on the other and I think they will work well as stand-ins on my model.

[/url]IMG_0693 by Bill Dwyer, on Flickr[/img]

I do not know why my photos are not appearing only the link, does anyone know what I am doing incorrectly?

Still waiting for some good outdoor painting weather.

Sorry it took a while to get back to you.

Grandpuff

Actually, Mightymac was released via Tomy wind-up again recently and those faces may fit too!
17  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Gordon Minimum Curve Question on: December 19, 2017, 10:27:22 PM
Yes.  The issue is with the front wheels.  They become fouled up with the pistons. 
18  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: New Acquisitions on: December 19, 2017, 09:00:04 AM
Got an OO9 layout going again and got some rolling stock.




I like the Bachmann slate trucks better.  They are bang-on to the Talyllyn ones.  I enjoy building the kits, but it is nice to have some that are weighted and look good.  Looking forward to Rusty (& hopefully Peter Sam)
19  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Gordon Minimum Curve Question on: December 19, 2017, 08:55:48 AM
The 'On Line Store' says Gordan, "Performs best on 18" radius curves or greater."

Does anyone know if he can handle Trix R2 (17-1/4"/437.5mm) curves?

One of my nephews has a 'Sodor' layout using Trix C-Track, and his largest loop uses R2 curves. He has the smaller Thomas locos, and they run fine on the R1 and R2 curves. He's been wanting Gordan for a while now, and I thought I might get it for him for Christmas. But I don't want to do that if he can't handle the curves.

Len

This is the same radius as PECO R2.  I have never had issues with it.  R1 would be pushing it.  Spencer's 8-wheeled tender was the only Thomas item that had issue on anything less than R2. 
20  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: OLIVER HAS ARRIVED! on: April 03, 2017, 07:40:13 PM
https://youtu.be/qCboKm3QEoU

My look at Oliver with music by yours truly. 
21  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends in 2018 on: April 03, 2017, 07:38:53 PM
Guys, here is the thing...  maybe the "James Repaint" was planned, but HiT did not approve it.  The Yardmaster even said to not expect it.   Maybe there was an intention on fixing the said issues, but ultimately, the product is selling well enough that it is regularly restocked, and HiT doesn't see the need to spend money on fixing it.  Its a simple fix for you to do really, just get some painters masking tape, some gloss black, and fix it yourselves.  As long as you're careful and do not blob the paint on, it will be fine. 

22  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: OFFICIAL 2017 THOMAS & FRIENDS NEW PRODUCTS ANNOUNCEMENT! on: February 18, 2017, 03:11:50 PM
Wow!  Really happy about these!

Glad to see Paxton in the line-up.  A great character and personally one of my favorites.  I am also glad to see the vent van getting the GWR treatment.  It gives me some more stock for the GWR layout I have. 

Rusty was a pleasant surprise too!
23  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends in 2017 on: January 03, 2017, 10:56:07 PM
I know he's fairly new, but I'd like to see Ryan.  He has a colorful paint scheme and I like him on the show. 

24  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Oliver coming early 2017 on: December 28, 2016, 09:32:05 PM
Seems like early 2017 means late March:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXFCDU&P=7

25  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Why the Oliver model has not yet been revealed? on: July 18, 2016, 11:15:36 AM
Retailers have direct connections about release dates with the manufacturer.
26  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Why the Oliver model has not yet been revealed? on: July 17, 2016, 11:13:35 PM
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXFCDU&P=7

Set for October
27  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Narrow Gauge Modeling Thread on: July 08, 2016, 11:30:23 AM
In the wake of disappointing news, I'd thought I'd share what you can achieve with kits while you wait.





Duke was made using a Langley Models kit with a Fleischmann Piccolo 0-4-0 chassis. 

Waiting on nameplates from narrowplanet and lining from Fox Models
28  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: 2016 NMRA Train show on: July 08, 2016, 11:26:17 AM
He's going to be in his CGI form.  They base it off their promos as with Skarloey. 
29  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: 2016 NMRA Train show on: July 08, 2016, 11:02:49 AM
Rosie is getting released before the locomotives announced LAST year?

I am more upset about Rheneas and the NG rolling stock.  Very disappointing and very unfortunate. 

Honestly, it feels like everything but what I was interested in is getting released.   Roll Eyes
30  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Narrow Gauge Modeling Thread on: June 12, 2016, 06:50:31 PM
Oh boy! That should be great! Duke has always been my favorite Narrow Gauge engine. What face did you use?
It was the ERTL face.

Thanks guys!
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