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« Reply #60 on: August 26, 2009, 11:45:52 PM »

My vote would be for a scaled up Peter Witt street car, in 1/24th.  Yes the trucks are narrow, but the design work is already done for the HO car and it should take some the cost of development sting out of producing it.

On the same vein, what about scaling up the open excursion cars to two truck open trolley cars?

Just lobbying for the traction side of the house...


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« Reply #61 on: August 27, 2009, 10:09:11 AM »

Peter Witt is a nice idea.

How about an up-scale of the little MDT Plymouth 6-wheel diesel industrial switcher?
(which might actually be a WDT according info in to book Critters, Dinkys, and Centercabs, by Jay Reed, which whows MDT as 4-wheeler and WDT as 6-wheeler )

Here's a photo of one:
And one that's got a homebuilt hood and exhaust;

This one is more or less stock with the earlier hood door style than Bachmann's HO & N models:

Real ones came in different gauges.

Might fill a size gap between Davenport Gas Mechanical and road units.

Make center driver blind to cope with train set curves like on Annie steamers.

Opening cab doors!

Could have a smoke unit.

Don't know what kind of mass market there'd be, but I'd like one.

Could sell it in sets with 2 freight cars of some sort, and a turnout, and call set something like "Factory Shifter".

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« Reply #62 on: August 30, 2009, 09:08:20 AM »

 My vote is for a D&RG Western K-28 in the Bumble Bee Paint scheme.
 Bigger is better, then all the other K-class engines too. I want, want, want, the hole stable made of these engines.
 Wouldn't that be great !!!!!!!!! . I know you can do it Mr Bachmann, I have faith in you.
 And a complete set of passenger cars could be you ultimate triumph. Just think of it . Narrow gauge at its finest by Bachmann.

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« Reply #63 on: August 30, 2009, 11:23:58 PM »

  It would be nice to see a small shay done in 1:20.3 such as the
  one made in ON30.

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« Reply #64 on: September 03, 2009, 07:14:04 AM »

I would like to see Bachman upscale the On30 2-6-0 to 120.3. This would be a loco that could run on everyone's layout, {run on R1 curves}. This would also be a nice engine to put into a starter set.
   The big engins are nice,{Ihave a K27} but you need large curves to run them. A lot of the older layouts where built with R1 curves and a new smaller engine would be able to run on them, giving the co. a much larger market to sell to.
  If not a new 2-6-0 reissue the Indie with a new boiler??
  Your missing the boat with this one, someone is going to come out with a 120.3 2-6-0 and clean up.

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