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« Reply #405 on: July 14, 2019, 08:56:23 AM »


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« Reply #406 on: July 14, 2019, 09:32:28 AM »

Never mind itís $39.99 RRP

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« Reply #407 on: July 14, 2019, 02:01:33 PM »

WOW! So not only did Bachmann make an incredible new product announcement yesterday, but they also made the narrow gauge carriages using two separate toolings! This just goes to show that the Bachmann reps take our comments very seriously. The only small complaint I have is that the shade of blue they chose for the blue carriage is a little on the dark side, but other than that I'm very happy!
Terence, the darkness is only due to my phone always making pictures slightly dark. The blue is actually quite bright in person, plus there was another shelf above with bigger products on it, which might have blocked some of the light. The blue as far right on the carriage in the first photo is actually closer to what it looks like in person, even with the slight glare.

That's great to know! The lighter shade is what I would personally like more, as it would match the model series.

Dreaming of a Bachmann Stepney.

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« Reply #408 on: August 04, 2019, 05:55:52 PM »

Hello to All:

It has been awhile since I last posted and a lot has happened lately. I am just as excited as everyone else about the surprise Summer Announcements. I have the red carriages on back order with TW. I did not order the Blue Carriages since I have already built the blue and green open carriages. Peter Sam is of course a very welcome announcement too. Hopefully Sir Handel will not be far behind since they have the same wheel arrangement. In a conversation I had recently with Chaz about our Peter Sam and Sir Handel models we have been building, Chaz had a great idea of what to do when Bachmann's models come out. His idea was to re-name our models Stuart and Falcon which is perfect since they are based on the season 4 models. I thought that this was such a great idea that I immediately ordered us some new name plates from Narrow Planet so that we can do just that. Genius idea Chaz.

So a little update on what is happening with our Sir Handel project. I have three 3D printed Sir Handel models that I am using to build a Sir Handel for both Chaz and myself and the third model will be a Proteus for myself. I have the powered chassis ordered from N-Drive in the UK and I hope they get here soon. I really cannot do very much to the models until I see what modifications I need to do to the models so that the chassis will fit. So while waiting for the chassis I have started to do some of the detail work on the models.

As you can see I have added the whistle, steam pop-off valves, steam cylinder drain valves, and cab hand rails which of course will be removed before painting begins. I will post additional photos as is my custom as work progresses.

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« Reply #409 on: August 14, 2019, 05:39:44 AM »

Looks great. Just keep us updated please! Smiley
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