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1  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: New Acquisitions on: August 17, 2018, 01:13:30 AM
This question is going out to anyone who has the Skarloey or Rheneas model(s). Which do you think I should go for first? Is there any difference to how they run? Possibly hold out until the release of Rusty? I fully plan on getting one of them as I finally have the funds and room to add some HOn30 to my layout and will definitely post pictures. Which should I acquire first?
2  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Narrow Gauge Modeling Thread on: August 06, 2018, 11:58:33 PM
I can't believe one 0 have me such a headache in what I was looking for. Thank you, Grandpuff, for pointing out my mistake, but even still it is hard to find a lot of 009 or HOn30 models. This has definitely helped my search though! And thank you too you as well Chaz!
3  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Narrow Gauge Modeling Thread on: August 06, 2018, 09:43:18 PM
Hey guys, it's been awhile since I've been on here, but I'm glad to see how active the forum is. As far as Rusty and Duncan go, I personally don't mind how Rusty looks in CGI, Duncan on the other hand is a different story. Fortunately I feel that's an issue we don't have to worry about anytime soon. Unless I missed the announcement of Duncan, I just gotta believe it'll be Peter Sam who is made next.

Seeing as this is a Narrow Gauge modeling thread I do have to ask something, that may not entirely be Bachmann related.
Where does everyone else find their HOn3 engines. Maybe it's just me but it seems to be impossible to find any online outside of this T&F line.

 (Links and recommendations would be greatly appreciated)

I only ask because I wanted to add an HOn3 ( HO Narrow Gauge) section to my layout and I don't want it to be entirely T&F themed. Although if Peter Sam is announced I might change my stance on that.

Thanks for your help/feedback.
-JJ
4  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends in 2018 on: December 30, 2017, 02:19:59 PM
I have not been on the forums in a very very long time, when was Rusty announced?
5  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: OFFICIAL 2017 THOMAS & FRIENDS NEW PRODUCTS ANNOUNCEMENT! on: February 28, 2017, 08:50:39 PM
Man oh man have I not been here in a long while, I think Rusty is gonna be a great edition to the Narrow Railway line (even though I'm still hoping for a Peter Sam (I'm biased cuz he's my favorite)) but Rusty will be a good edition and as for Syndey or Paxton, I honestly forget which CGI diesel they announced, regardless I'm gonna assume it will be a great edition for the HO scale, Large scale Diesel just makes sense to me and if I'm disappointed by anything at all it's that we won't have any passenger cars for the N scale line. Other than that I can't wait for a better pic of Rheneas! Those are my humble thoughts and opinions.
6  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: OFFICIAL 2016 THOMAS & FRIENDS ANNOUNCEMENT on: February 13, 2016, 01:26:23 PM
I see some problems in this thread already, and it hasn't even been up for 24 hours.  One of them is how one user in particular feels that he has to reply obsessively to every single post on this thread making this thread already go up to its third page...  Roll Eyes


I absolutely agree, I only put the top portion of the quote so it wouldn't run too long, but to say it straight out there, is absolutely NO need to reply to everyone's comments. Like I've said in the past if you really need to talk about it that badly carry it over into the DMs.

And I agree with Chaz again, I could easily see Mattel having a big part in this. There are SO many other choices they could have gone with, with that being said I'm sure it will be absolute quality like usual, but I will not be picking this model up. Now I'm not a large scale collector so I don't know if this is exciting news for that range or not, but they do seem to be getting a lot of rolling stock. Now Rehneas we all saw coming or at least hoped and I am definitely glad to see this being made. I'm a little disappointed coaches weren't announced, but at least slate trucks are coming! Hopefully Rheneas will actually release this year like Skarloey was able to release in 2015. If Rosie is pushed back to 2017 by no means will I care, because at least we are getting Oliver, Toad, and Rhenaes.
So when it comes to the 2016 announcements? I'm honestly more excited for the delayed 2015 announcements. (the only exception being Rheneas)
7  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: TOAD IS IN STOCK! on: February 09, 2016, 09:05:41 PM
Agreed. It may not be exact but it is very similar. Thoughts?
Personally I don't care if it CGI or Classic because the product itself looks good, I mean look at Skarloey, CGI, but easily one of the best model released in the whole series. So my thoughts are positive!
8  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: TOAD IS IN STOCK! on: February 09, 2016, 08:01:25 PM
And just like that the comments disappear. Anyway! Toad looks great!
9  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Everything Thomas Thread on: February 06, 2016, 12:16:48 PM
I haven't logged on in awhile, but I've often glanced to see what's been going on here on the forums. Here's the fact of the matter, there's been a LOT of pointless arguments. This is a place for people to give opinions! That is completely okay! It shouldn't be a place to ridicule the opinions of others. Friendly suggestions, sure, but people have a right to do things their own way. And if you get upset, don't draw attention to yourself, try to clarify your point or simply message the person instead of making a bigger deal than needed. This should be a place we get to talk about our childhood memories and love of the show and products. Have fun! Just be respectful.

Now on a personal note here, guys, this is a BACHMANN forum, not a Hornby one, respect the company. Besides in my personal opinion Bachmann's models are more show accurate anyway. Now talking about PECO for the NG line I understand since there is a partnership there, but come on guys, a little unity.
10  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas and Friends in 2016 on: January 05, 2016, 10:36:46 PM
As I mentioned in a previous post, Peco is making a Talyllyn version of the GVT coach, which is on the Talyllyn Railway;


I don't know if the Skarloey Railway has any sort of fictional equivalent to  it.
I wouldn't mind if they just repainted the Peco coaches, as long as the colors were show accurate. I genuinely wouldn't mind not complain, because we'd still be getting coaches.
11  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Everything Thomas Thread on: January 05, 2016, 10:34:02 PM
To those of you who would be interested, the round water tower has made it on eBay and I might look into getting one at some point.  I'm surprised Bachmann put this in the blister packaging.   

 

The green mail car and the celebration Thomas are also listed with pictures of their packaging shown too. 




Anyway, back to everything Thomas, I really enjoy the look of the round water tower! I might pick that up (once I get money lol) and I'm really surprised how much I like that green mail car, for something I don't remember in the show (please correct me if I'm wrong!) I really like it and I feel like that green color is a big part of it! Celebration Thomas, I like it, I really do, and it would be a must buy if it had a CGI face. But on it's own I like the metallic color and banners! It really is nice! Thank you for posting these!
12  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas and Friends in 2016 on: January 04, 2016, 04:48:51 PM
I wouldn't mind if the narrow gauge engines went in numerical order, but I would imagine Bachmann would more likely go for some of the more popular narrow gauge characters first before moving onto some of the less popular ones.  The one Metal posted earlier is pretty much equivalent of what I would have guessed.  I don't see any of the newer narrow gauge engines like Luke or even Millie happening anytime soon though. 
I agree not anytime soon, but if they are focusing the narrow gauge line on the CGI series more than the classic Luke has had decent exposure. So I do think he is realistic, but I agree, not anytime soon.
13  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Everything Thomas Thread on: January 04, 2016, 04:33:18 PM
Ah, yes JJ96 you do have a point, I probably should've asked that in the 2016 predictions thread...oh well, no harm done, right? Anyway just one last point before I move this discussion to the 2016 thread, is that (to me at least), whilst I think from memory they haven't appeared since Season 10, the Blue and White Coaches (along with their matching Blue Brakevan), provide superb colour contrast to Skarloey and Rheneas especially (and most people seem to think that we'll get Rheneas as our next new Narrow Gauge engine). Also these coaches have the added benefit of looking closer to the coaches used in the Railway Series, than any other Narrow Gauge TV series rolling stock. However outside of colour contrast, unless they miraculously re-appear in CGI, I think their appeal to younger fans will be slightly more limited.

On another point, I originally only intended for users to share their thoughts on their favourite Narrow Gauge Coaches, not to start predicting next year's range...whoops, but oh well. Perhaps I should've seen that coming, I'll shift this question to the 2016 predictions thread in the meantime.

~Alex
No no no, I was saying I should've put my little can't in the 2016 thread, what you put in this thread was fine! Sorry about that.
On a side note I watched Blue Mtn Mystery two days ago and I didn't think it was that bad, could it have been better? Yeah, but not bad.
14  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas and Friends in 2016 on: January 04, 2016, 04:24:37 PM
Seeing how the show is going now. Based on the characters appearances and roles.
Here's how I think the NG chracters would be released

After Rheneas
-A 50/50 toss-up between Peter Sam and Duncan
-Followed by Rusty
-And Sir Handel last, considering he's had very few appearances.

Thoughts??

I think they will come out in number order. I think personally each year they will be released like this:

2016 - Rheneas
2017 - Sir Handel
2018 - Peter Sam
2019 - Rusty
2020 - Duncan

I think that if the line gets popular enough we could see two releases per year, maybe too early for that this year now that I think about it so...
2016- Rheneas
2017- Peter Sam and Rusty
2018- Duncan and Sir Handel OR Luke (call be crazy, but I could see it)

As far as rolling stock and coaches go, I'd love to see some slate cars, but regardless of what color I think the coaches are  among the highest priorities (excluding engines)
15  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Everything Thomas Thread on: January 03, 2016, 06:03:42 PM
Probably a completely unrelated topic here, but as JJ96 has brought up the topic of the Narrow Gauge engines, I have a question for members of the board, which are your favourite coaches from the Narrow Gauge railway? For example: the Blue and White coaches, the Green and White coaches, the Red Coaches (that had yellow lining), or even the newer CGI coaches?
My personal favourites are the Blue and White Coaches, but I'd like to hear opinions from other members Smiley
~Alex
I agree, the white and blue have always looked best in my opinion. If Bachmann is sticking with the CGI style for the Narrow Gauge line however then the red and brown/orange to my knowledge are the only kind of coaches that have been used for that gauge. Again I'd love to see the white and blue made though, along with a blue brakevan. Although maybe this might be better for the 2016 thread, but Bachmann might surprise us all and release two engines? I mean think about it for four or five years two engines were released in HO scale consistently. With Oliver, Toad, and Winston pretty much near completion two Narrow Gauge may not be so farfetched. Maybe Rhenaes and Peter Sam, Rusty, Duncan, or Sit Handel? Maybe even Luke. Point being I'm pretty excited for this year's announcement regardless!
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