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1  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 2-6-6-2 on: August 11, 2010, 12:50:12 AM
The Favorite Spot is a wholesale buyer with Bachmann, who dumps items at online auction site eBay starting at like $1.00 US with no reserve.  But they stopped listing these engines in early June, I don't know if they're sold out or what; I bought mine elsewhere and paid a tad more, but I also got an undec where TFS was selling ones with a roadname on them.  They also take a couple weeks off in August running no auctions at all. 

TFS does offer listings where you can Buy It Now but the prices are higher.  The one time I had to ask a question, they were quite rude in reply. 
He's on his annual summer break, and will start listing again in September. The owner is very nice, but the other employs can be a bit brisk, but still 100% better than Trainworld.
2  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: 45 & 70 ton switchers as made by Bachmann on: August 07, 2010, 12:32:35 PM
Hi, the 70 tonner was built between 1942 and 1955, although the earliest models were built with a center-cab. I don't know when they switched over the the end cab version that Bachmann models. The 45 tonner was built between 1940 and 1956. Several 70 tonners are still in service. All the existing 45 ton locomotives are in museums or on tourist railroads.
For other diesels from a similar period there's the Roundhouse 40 ton model, which is now pretty hard to find and demands about $100 on a certain auction site. Grandt Line offers a kit for a locomotive that's between 20-25 tons.
For earlier diesels, the only option you have (that I can think of) would be the Roundhouse box cab. Again out of production for a while, and it needs quite a bit of drive train work to get it to run well.
Hope this helps!
3  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: EBT 4-6-0 and 2-8-0 on: July 19, 2010, 03:11:00 PM
Bob, do you know if he does brass? I have an HO locomotive that I need to get painted, and am trying to find someone that I can trust.
4  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Model Railroader Announces New Products! on: July 16, 2010, 03:01:32 PM
Glad to see all new Porters myself. Sure, I'd love to see new locomotives, but even for someone who likes bigger locomotives, you gotta love the Porters. I'll be getting a couple with sound.
5  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Walthers Spills the Beans, New Product Announcements. on: July 15, 2010, 05:27:56 PM
I'll pre-order 2 Climaxes with sound the second they're avalible. That's been my most wanted locomotive for years! The 4-4-0s and Birneys sound good too. Can't wait for pictures tommarow!
6  Discussion Boards / On30 / Model Railroader Announces New Products! on: July 15, 2010, 05:20:51 PM
O scale locomotives

On2-1/2 Porter 0-4-2T steam locomotive. Clear Lake Lumber Co. (with DCC sound only), Greenbrier & Big Run Lumber Co. (not available with sound), and Tioga Lumber Co. Also available unlettered (painted in black, maroon, and black with maroon and gold). Dual-mode Digital Command Control decoder, light-emitting-diode lighting, and E-Z Mark Mark II magnetic knuckle couplers. $150; with sound, $275. November 2010. Ready-to-run. Spectrum series. Bachmann, 215-533-1600,

On2-1/2 Porter 0-4-0T steam locomotive. Painted but unlettered, with vertical or horizontal cab panels. Dual-mode Digital Command Control decoder, light-emitting-diode lighting, and E-Z Mark Mark II magnetic knuckle couplers. $150; with sound, $275. November 2010. Ready-to-run. Spectrum series. Bachmann, 215-533-1600,

Don't know if there will be any others, this is all that's posted so far. Much more exciting to me is a new 4-4-0 and a 3 truck Climax in HO!

Here's a link if you want to see announcements in other scales.
7  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Bach Man: On30 power requirements on: May 02, 2010, 10:43:22 PM
The HO standards are good to follow for that, many of the motors in the ON30 locomotives are also used in HO locos. So 0-16V is probally good (I prefer to stay at 12 or lower myself just to be on the safe side, and being narrow gauge the locomotives don't need to go that fast anyway.)
Just my 2C,
8  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: C&S / RGS No.74 to be produced by Bachmann ??? on: April 25, 2010, 03:18:38 PM
Oh gosh, that'd make my entire year! If you don't mind me asking who'd you hear it from?
9  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Bachmann Shay conversion? on: April 19, 2010, 06:09:35 PM
Yes they do, however Northwest Shortline has a gear replacement kit out for the HO shay (about $25) so when it fails you can fix it.
10  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Glue/Glues to use? on: December 31, 2009, 01:29:55 AM
I use normal tacky glue (gold bottle) for wood and metal. For plastic I use the Testors stuff previously mentioned.
11  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: How about a On30 K27? on: December 25, 2009, 02:22:12 AM
Oh, Jack, St. Aubin has several road numbers in stock. They also have some of the C-19s left.
12  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: How about a On30 K27? on: December 25, 2009, 02:19:41 AM
Well, everyone knows how I fell about this one  Grin
Count me in for 2 pre-ordered and as long as they have no issues then 3-4 more spread out over the next couple of years (for the wallets sake : ).
13  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: On30 Annual features Bach-Man on: December 19, 2009, 02:29:13 AM
I can't wait for mine to come! I placed my order within half an hour of it being posted on their website (was checking all day) so I was hopping to get mine first. Oh well, I know it'll be worth it.
14  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Photos for the Gallery of the 2-6-6-2? on: November 25, 2009, 11:40:07 PM
Here's some pictures/video that I got at the Worlds Greatest Hobby on tour when it came to Puyallop.

The one in the picture above that was running sounded very good, although not ver articulatedly  Tongue
Here's a  video of it running, I think the size was very well proportioned to the Bachmann freight cars.

I'm very happy with how it looks, I still stand by my belief that the pre-production sample is UGLY, but after seeing the model in person I'll be adding one to the roster once they've been out for a little while (since the price seems to loose about $50 after its been out for six months or so). Altogether it looks like a nice addation to the Bachmann ON30 lineup (and the cabooses looked very good to, by the way).
15  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Restacking the 4-6-0 on: October 10, 2009, 12:40:21 AM
Not exactly what you're looking for but I thought this link might be of insterest to you...
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