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Angelob6660


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« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2021, 06:10:14 PM »

Peter Sam looks good for being CGI rendition and tiny bits of model series. He will be the second locomotive after Rusty following their CGI footprint.
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nate4060

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« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2021, 05:10:24 AM »

I hope for Bachmann's sake when they make Duncan later down the line they don't base him off his CGI render
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Hilux5972

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« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2021, 02:30:19 PM »

If Mattel says it has to be based off the CGI version then Bachmann doesnít really have a choice.
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« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2021, 08:41:35 AM »

Peter Sam is looking good, hopefully we'll get a painted prototype shot by January at the latest.
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JLK2707

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« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2021, 08:47:13 AM »

Peter Sam would be a welcome addition on my layout. I just cannot wait to have him going down my tracks with rolling stock of either passengers, freight, or both! Smiley
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Falcon the 2nd


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« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2021, 07:26:20 PM »

TrainWorld's latest Thomas Tuesday stream focused on the history of Peter Sam's basis (Edward Thomas) and showcasing the Peter Sam model in its latest painted stage. Needless to say, it looks very good and it's shaping up to be well worth the long wait. I am definitely happy to have reserved it on TrainWorld's website after the stream ended.
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Chaz


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« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2021, 10:49:59 AM »

Peter Sam's fully painted model turned out fantastic!  It's already another new favorite of mine upon watching the model running in the stream.  A purchase I will be making day 1!
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TrainFan97


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« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2021, 02:31:36 PM »

Peter Sam has finally been revealed fully painted. Hopefully in early 2022, they'll finally announce Sir Handel.

But, are we getting the Narrow Gauge Brake Vans, or not?
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Chaz


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« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2021, 02:49:29 PM »

I would imagine we will see an update on those soon, I imagine why we haven't seen an update on the brake vans are because Bachmann seems to have been focusing a lot more on getting Daisy and Peter Sam out first.  Hopefully in the coming months we will see an update on the brake vans and new box vans soon. 

At this rate I'm willing to bet that the new box vans are going to be the same tooling as the brake vans minus the guard's compartment. Tongue
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STL


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« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2021, 05:11:17 PM »

Nah, if Bachmann's smart the vans will be 2 different ones based on the 2 of the 4 or so types the TR has(including the Corris van). Hopefully the same for the brakes, one being based on No.5 and the other on the Corris van(though with a TVS duckett(s) I figure)
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« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2022, 11:57:26 PM »

I don't collect Bachmann Narrow Gauge, but I am curious: Does anyone intend to paint the top of Peter Sam's Giesl ejector with a gold outline, like in the later Railway Series stories? No one really does that, and I think it would be cool to see a Peter Sam in TVS green, but with the gold funnel top, as a hybridization of TVS and RWS designs.


https://ttte.fandom.com/wiki/Peter_Sam/Gallery?file=DuckandDukesRS1.png

https://ttte.fandom.com/wiki/Peter_Sam/Gallery?file=PeterSamandthePricklyProblemRS2.png

https://ttte.fandom.com/wiki/Peter_Sam/Gallery?file=SirHandel%2527sPlanRS3.png

https://ttte.fandom.com/wiki/Peter_Sam/Gallery?file=DirtyWaterRS1.png
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TrainFan97


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« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2022, 12:39:04 AM »

Although Peter Sam isn't quite in stock yet, he now has an official image:

https://shop.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=756_772_975&products_id=7201

While Yellow Rheneas is already in stock.
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« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2022, 02:36:29 PM »

Just got an email conformation from the store i order everything and it seems that Peter Sam is on his way to my houseÖlooks like he is finally in stock and head everyones way! Now just looking forward to n scale S.C. Ruffey!
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Chaz


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« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2022, 04:27:10 PM »


Well here we go! Probably the most anticipated announcement for the narrow gauge range in a really long time, Peter Sam has finally arrived! As usual, here are my thoughts on this wonderful new addition to the narrow gauge range:


When it comes to the narrow gauge engines, for the most part they usually exceed my expectations. This was at least the case for Skarloey and Rheneas.  Rusty on the other hand just barely met expectations, but didnít necessarily exceed them, due to the small scaling that was incorporated onto the model.  I can safely say that compared to Rusty, Peter Sam is a definite improvement and is on a pretty high tier list with Skarloey and Rheneas.


Just like Daisy, this model has taken almost 3 years to be released since its initial announcement in NMRA 2019.  I donít know if this is me personally, but I personally was more excited for Peter Sam than Daisy, that may be in part due to him being my favorite narrow gauge engine so thereís a little bit of bias there, and just like Daisy I think Peter Sam is one of the best models in the range.


The model itself, is definitely one of BachmanĎs best, I would argue that this is probably their best looking model in the whole narrow gauge range.  It manages to replicate the overall accuracy from the CGI render and real life Tallylyn proportions beautifully, in addition to keeping some significant details from the CGI render, most notably the proper giesl funnel.  The face is also really well done too, again gotta hand it to Bachmann for their accuracy with this model.


One thing that has been addressed on social media with this model is how part of the cab is covered due to the trailing wheels being powered on the model.  Personally, considering how close Peter Samís actual driving wheels are with each other, it makes perfect sense that they would go this route by making the trailing wheels also powered. Otherwise the model would have very minimal hauling power and just would not run very well. It is no different than a model like Emily who needed to have a separate set of wheels powered in addition to her large drive wheels.


Unlike Rusty however, it doesnít cover up the entire cab, so if you want to add a crew to Peter Samís cab like you could with Skarloey and Rheneas, you absolutely could! So this is definitely not a dealbreaker for me, and odds are itís not a dealbreaker for many others as well.  Itís still a pretty accurate chassis for his Talyllyn basis, Edward Thomas, so many people will purchase the model for that reason alone!


There really are no other major flaws with this model, if I am being completely honest.  Aesthetically, this is exactly what many fans have expected when it came to this beautiful model.  I know that there have been mixed feelings on some of the choices made with the recent HO models, (especially the tail lamp decals) but when it comes to narrow gauge, itís really clear who Bachmann is aiming this particular model towards. Needless to say, regardless of age, the Peter Sam model will really have a good amount of appeal for both older and younger audiences. 


Now itís time to talk about running, remember what I said earlier about how the extra trailing wheels would make a huge difference, and they most definitely do when you run this model.  Peter Sam is able to pull a decent amount on your layout, and looks great behind most rolling stock currently out in the range. I personally think he looks great with the blue narrow gauge coaches behind him. Hopefully the brake vans are not too far away since we saw the engineering samples recently.


He is both a very fast and a smooth runner with that additional traction.  So, when I gave Peter Sam a little bit of extra weight to pull for a freight train, Peter Sam continue to carry on like that extra load was nothing. He probably couldíve pulled a lot more if only I had more layout space and more rolling stock.


On the whole, I am really really happy with how this model turned out. This model took almost 3 years to be released, but without a doubt, this is a major improvement over Rusty and in my opinion the best model currently in the narrow gauge line with Skarloey being a very close second.  Followed by Rheneas and Rusty respectively.  Regardless if you are a hard-core 009 modeler this model is highly recommended by me and if you are a Thomas modeler who collects narrow gauge, this model is an absolute must have!  Thank you Bachmann for introducing this new model into the range and I look forward to all of the new narrow gauge rolling stock in addition to taking a look at Sir Handel and the N scale Toby in the future!


In the meantime I may have to buy a second one of these at some point to make into Stuart at some point in the future!
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« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2022, 02:01:48 PM »

As always, it is a pleasure to read your thoughts on the new models, Chaz. Once seeing Peter Sam in the flesh, in my opinion, he is the best narrow gauge engine yet, in terms of both looks and performance. I specifically love the funnel and open cab, which I certainly plan to put HO figures in. Additionally, once the brake vans are released, I look forward to seeing Peter Sam pull the blue carriages with blue brake van, as shown many times throughout the television series.
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