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bob kaplan

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« on: September 13, 2013, 09:20:42 PM »

This is a memory thing....and I am not sure I have it correct...but...a few years ago... I THINK ...Bachmann announced that they were going to produced a one of a kind engine that had two trucks and each powered by its own cylinders.  There was a major outcry and the announcement was withdrawn.  I think that the rail truck was manufactured in its place.  I think there was a picture of the engine shown on this site....does anyone recall?  If a picture of such and engine does exist, I would enjoy seeing it.  It look somewhat like a Heisler but with cylinders on each truck.  Did such a critter exist?  Thank you.
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Chuck N

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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2013, 09:34:09 PM »

Bob:

Yes they did. And after a lot of why are you doing that engine, it was dropped.  I'm not sure, but I believe is was a Vulcan(?), 0-4-4-0T.   

Chuck
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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2013, 09:44:34 PM »

I don't remember a Vulcan, but some time back they announced a GE 45 tonner, which was never made:

Here is the list:

81295n   ATSF   None   N/A   ~ Loco   GE 45 ton, ATSF   N      A   Never made
81296n   PRR   None   N/A   ~ Loco   GE 45 ton, PRR   N      A   Never made
81297n   B&O   None   N/A   ~ Loco   GE 45 ton, B&O   N      A   Never made
81298n   None   12   N/A   ~ Loco   GE 45 ton, Bumble-Bee   N      A   Never made
81299n   None   None   N/A   ~ Loco   GE 45 ton, undecorated   N      A   Never made

For some reason I cannot find the date it was announced, Maybe Wade Colyer has it or remembers it.
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Tom Lapointe


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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2013, 10:46:57 PM »

 Yes, Bachmann had proposed producing a Vulcan 0-4-4-0; unfortunately, being a very unusual prototype owned by NO railroads popular with railfans, it was quickly derided  Angry by those who wanted something more conventional (especially Colorado narrow gauge prototypes).  As soon as it was announced, it quickly acquired the nickname "Lenny",  Roll Eyes after Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek fame, who played a rather well-known "Vulcan"  Grin in both the TV series & movies.  To me, it was a fascinating prototype even though exceedingly rare; I was disappointed when it was cancelled.   Undecided  Think I was "Lenny's" only fan!   Roll Eyes  Unfortunately, he neither lived long nor prospered!  Cheesy

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Wade Colyer

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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2013, 10:53:20 PM »

Hi:

 The 6 Vulcan engines, 81994-81999, were listed as 2005 models but they were cancelled in November of 2004 due to lack of intrest. They listed at $799 retail.

Wade
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bob kaplan

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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2013, 01:35:14 PM »

Thanks so much for the replies.....i most certainly thought it was a neat looking engine....and would have purchased one.  i have did a google search and could not find a pic of the model or the prototype...anyone have one to share?   Thanks
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Joe Zullo

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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2013, 03:20:20 PM »

I never saw the Bachmann Vulcan, but a Vulcan 0-4-4-0 was produced (imported) by Atlas in HO scale.....

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Tom Lapointe


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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2013, 03:22:39 PM »

 Wink  Google is your friend -  Cool just put in "Vulcan Duplex":.  Smiley

Here's a couple of image links.  PFM apparently produced a brass HO one, both painted & unpainted.

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/diesel_fireman2001/Brass/VulcanDuplex2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://brassbackshop.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t%3D771%26sid%3D58805001cee9bab7095e537e5c209cbd&h=418&w=799&sz=81&tbnid=oLm4uwzC64z-TM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=172&zoom=1&usg=__GbCCdkijFC7k9rIr3l4tdLWJV5Y=&docid=c_ShNn39UZ3_oM&sa=X&ei=P7U0UvL4O5be4APl7IHwDQ&ved=0CDMQ9QEwAQ&dur=341

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.brasstrains.com/images/products/016024/016024-2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.brasstrains.com/classic/Product/Detail/016024/HO-PFM-Vulcan-Duplex-1980-Run&h=1200&w=1600&sz=1952&tbnid=1NcT62YsbC3MPM:&tbnh=95&tbnw=127&zoom=1&usg=__BdRRG518yyb0qqdSh2mMyEMB5gE=&docid=Yoc6avJNLn-F3M&sa=X&ei=P7U0UvL4O5be4APl7IHwDQ&ved=0CDYQ9QEwAg&dur=357


http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.brasstrains.com/images/products/032262/DSC07971.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.brasstrains.com/classic/Product/Detail/032262/HO-PFM-Vulcan-50-Ton-Duplex-1967-Run-Painted&h=1199&w=1600&sz=1432&tbnid=3W9RtHWoNg7OfM:&tbnh=94&tbnw=126&zoom=1&usg=__f7G6RLe5IaQcZDhwnbBX-bpiJ88=&docid=Muz45vGit4ONKM&sa=X&ei=P7U0UvL4O5be4APl7IHwDQ&ved=0CDkQ9QEwAw&dur=350

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://narrowmind.railfan.net/Vulcan_Duplex.JPG&imgrefurl=http://www.rypn.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f%3D1%26t%3D5809&h=829&w=635&sz=178&tbnid=6p81kTMb8PMd5M:&tbnh=95&tbnw=73&zoom=1&usg=__th3Ba5bZpwZNtiA_yJH7KngT26Y=&docid=wAzAWGNharUIgM&sa=X&ei=P7U0UvL4O5be4APl7IHwDQ&ved=0CDAQ9QEwAA&dur=292

As you can see by the photos, a relatively small prototype that would've looked right at home next to the B'mann Shays, Heisler, or Climax.   Cool   Maybe now that the Colorado fans' appetites have been sated with the K27 & C-19, maybe Bachmann would reconsider?   Wink   Tom


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Joe Zullo

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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2013, 04:00:57 PM »

I knew that was the loco in question, and the more I see of it the more I like it!  Wink
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Bucksco

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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2013, 06:06:35 PM »

Wouldn't hold my breath....
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bob kaplan

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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2013, 08:55:50 PM »

Thank all for taking the time...I think a neat prototype!!...like I said...I would-a-bought one.
 
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Dave

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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2013, 03:48:43 AM »

Get hold of a Heisler Boiler and Chassis, two Porter drive units, a bit of kit bashing, and its a goer. My next project, if I finish the one i'm doing now.
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Desertdweller

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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2013, 07:04:06 PM »

That is a very funky engine that would be right at home on a backwoods short line.

I remember seeing one similar to it on the Cripple Creek and Victor (2' gauge), but that was a long time ago.


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glennk28

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« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2013, 02:11:41 PM »

If Bachmann did not produce the GE 45-tonner--who made the two I have here--center cabs. siderods--??gj
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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2013, 02:26:18 PM »

Glenn the two that you have are 44 tonners.



Edited:  I should have said that the two you have are 45 tonners produced in 2003.  See my apology to Glenn in a later post.

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