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Michael_Arnold

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« on: June 04, 2008, 04:33:58 PM »

Hello, I have been wondering for a while, do you guys have any plans on releasing an HO SD90/43MAC?

Thanks,
    ~Mike~
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Conrail Quality


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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2008, 07:59:42 PM »

Why would they? Kato has already done an excellent one. Tooling a model is expensive, and it wouldn't make much business sense to spend that money on a model that has already been produced.

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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2008, 12:52:26 AM »

Dear Michael,
We generally try not to duplicate the efforts of others unless there's a good reason to do so.
Have fun!
the Bach-man
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2008, 01:04:16 AM »

Dear Michael,
We generally try not to duplicate the efforts of others unless there's a good reason to do so.
Have fun!
the Bach-man
AKA B&M Wood Coaches that were produced ages ago, and are now in demand! Wink
*cough* *cough*
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2008, 02:45:24 AM »

I can give a good reason, the "others" aren't made by Bachmann.  I only have 14 locos, but 12 of them are Bachmann.

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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2008, 06:39:01 AM »

Conrail;
Your point is well taken; and that point is only one among others, just as valid.  However, there are examples of multi-production of a model-the RS-3 comes to mind, so never say never; even though-and I am sure you will second this thought-it is an endeavour generally bordering on the ridiculous.

The Old Reprobate
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Michael_Arnold

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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2008, 12:44:23 PM »

Who says there can't be more than one?

Mike
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hobo1

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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2008, 09:17:38 PM »

maybe bachmann shouldn't make a gp-40,sd-40 or gp-38 with that kind of logic
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Pacific Northern


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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2008, 01:47:40 PM »

I assume then that as Bachmann did produce the 2-8-4 there was sufficient interest in the engine to warrant duplication as Proto has the model available as well.

I would also assume price would be a consideration, you can find Bachmann 2-8-4's around 1/2 of the price of the Proto units (street pice - not MSRP)

Most feed back on these engines has been good to excellent.
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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2008, 08:30:56 PM »

Although the statistics are very well against him, I believe he just was wondering if Bachmann would possibly consider a SD90/43MAC, due to the possible fact he is looking one, and is just as well investing into Bachmann Industries for the locomotive. As all the others, I recommend he looks to another manufacturer for the
locomotive(s).
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