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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2013, 05:32:29 PM »

Hang in there!! Grin
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Loco Bill,  Roundhouse Foreman
Colorado & Kansas Railway Missouri Western Railway
Semi Official Historian; Bachmann Large Scale
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mudhen


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« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2013, 09:35:34 PM »

I really hope someone reputable does buy the Aristocraft rights to there stock as well as track and electronics with no big upsets as LGB had/has .
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phillyreading

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« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2013, 10:04:01 PM »

Just to let you know; RMT is staying open!
Walter Matuch stated on OGR that RMT is not closing, just Polk's Trains.

Lee F.
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M1FredQ

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« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2013, 12:51:46 PM »

Great News about RMT as I really like their "stuff"!!!!!
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phillyreading

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« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2013, 08:09:47 PM »

I keep getting emails from RMT trains with discount offers.
I ordered from RMT by computor and now I get their emails all the time.
They are planning a new 2014 catalog.

Lee F.
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Chastity

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« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2013, 09:20:50 PM »

Interesting thing Scott Polk said:

"As for if you will ever see this stuff again. Trust me, these mold won't lay dormant. You will see it again. You'll get your Ore Cars and your Heritage units. Don't ask me when or by who. When you need to know you'll find out."

Out of ashes? 

Kader was making the stuff for Aristocraft and Kader owns Bachmann can't help but wonder if this is a connection.
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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2013, 11:15:39 AM »

Chastity,
I saw that post from Scott as well, and I know that Aristo and Bachmann had a good relationship over the years, and worked together in Europe on marketing.  As much as I am sad to see Aristo go, I do hope that in the future Bachmann will pick up the product, if for no other reason than to keep competition alive for US prototype items.  

In terms of fit, it seems perfect for Bachmann in that it would widen the large scale product line beyond the existing "narrow gauge" steam product line, without a considerable investment in new tooling and the Kader connection would certainly facilitate it.  

I am hoping!!!

Bill


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Colorado & Kansas Railway Missouri Western Railway
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Chris9017

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« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2013, 04:55:34 AM »

I sure hope Bachmann picks up the Patons to the old Delton C-16 locomotive.  It's a precious locomotive that was first made in 1988, and the latest models came out in 2009, and if Bachmann hangs onto the patons, they can improve the locomotive with more backhead detail, and more traction in the Heavy Duty Driveline, but not to touch the exterior, and leave the scale in 1:24.  If it's not saved, the Delton C-16, will be a locomotive that I will be sad to see go.
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Joe Zullo

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« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2013, 08:53:32 PM »

I sure hope Bachmann picks up the Patons to the old Delton C-16 locomotive.  It's a precious locomotive that was first made in 1988, and the latest models came out in 2009, and if Bachmann hangs onto the patons, they can improve the locomotive with more backhead detail, and more traction in the Heavy Duty Driveline, but not to touch the exterior, and leave the scale in 1:24.  If it's not saved, the Delton C-16, will be a locomotive that I will be sad to see go.

I'm thinking Patons=patents?
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David Fletcher

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« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2013, 04:23:46 AM »

Nah,
He means Patterns, as in the tooling of the C-16.

David.
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Joe Zullo

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« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2013, 07:54:18 AM »

Thanks David, but it is hard to know exactly what he means.
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norman

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« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2013, 12:25:37 AM »

Hi Chris:

Best buy one now from Aristo Craft if you can.

1:24 and 1:22.5 scales are now rejected by the industry.
These are my favourite scales, but I think I am almost alone. No longer enough customers to buy 1:24 and 1:22.5 product.

1:20.3 has replaced 1:24 and 1:22.5 scales.

So Chris, buy yourself an Aristo 1:24 scale C-16 now if you want one.

Bachmann is not going to produce a 1:24 scale C-16 in competition with their latest 1:20.3 scale C-19 locomotive.


Norman


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