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Author Topic: A 2-10-4 eh? Interesting... Or what about 4-10-2?  (Read 6601 times)
Steam Freak

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« on: August 07, 2008, 04:33:57 AM »

I remember a long time ago trying to get Bachmann to release such larger engines as a 2-10-4, but everyone back then complained that it wouldn't be able to take curves for a "typical layout".

What made Bachmann change their mind?  If you guys can build this, does this mean a Southern Pacific 4-10-2 is *actually* a possibility now?

*See pictures bottom of thread.*
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SteamGene

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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2008, 08:12:34 AM »

The old Bachmann 2-10-4 could take 18 inch curves because of wheel travel - but that doesn't mean it looked good on it.  The same is true today. 
The curve a locomotive will take depends more on who made it than the wheel arrangement.  I have a C&O K-3 - heavy Mikado - which is very finicky on very broad curves - mostly shorting of cab against tender. 
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2008, 12:20:57 PM »

And you don't see 22" E-Z track neither. And It's worse to see my friend's Daylight take 18" track.
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2008, 04:23:33 PM »

Santa Fe buff

And you don't see 22" E-Z track neither. And It's worse to see my friend's Daylight take 18" track

What are you talking about?

There is 22" E-Z track available. Check the Product section.
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2008, 05:40:29 PM »

Santa Fe buff

And you don't see 22" E-Z track neither. And It's worse to see my friend's Daylight take 18" track

What are you talking about?

There is 22" E-Z track available. Check the Product section.


It goes all the way up to 35" E-Z Track.
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2008, 05:43:50 PM »

Anyway, what about the 4-10-2 idea? Surely if Bachmann can make a 2-10-4, he can make a 4-10-2?  Same amount of wheels, just different configuration and different engine. (Has 3rd cylinder under pilot)



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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2008, 06:59:00 PM »

Unfortunately, it looks like the 4-8-4 boiler with a different frame, and of course, not spectrum. I'd love to se that SP 4-10-2 in spectrum, but it's probably to "road specific" for them!
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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2008, 11:03:17 PM »

Santa Fe buff

And you don't see 22" E-Z track neither. And It's worse to see my friend's Daylight take 18" track

What are you talking about?

There is 22" E-Z track available. Check the Product section.


It goes all the way up to 35" E-Z Track.
Well I know now. So it does, I'm buying me some  35"!
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2008, 06:43:54 AM »

Unfortunately, it looks like the 4-8-4 boiler with a different frame, and of course, not spectrum. I'd love to se that SP 4-10-2 in spectrum, but it's probably to "road specific" for them!

Oh yes.........They would make up something.
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2008, 03:41:40 PM »

What, now your against Spectrum?! Shocked
 Angry For shame.
But if your just saying that as a joke- Undecided Um, well uh.

But I'm sure that if Bachmann did make it wrong, they would release it again with it corrected, and I'm sure that if Bachmann does do all this, it wouldn't be our call anyway, think of how hard the US economy is. I'm sure Bachmann doesn't want to waste too much money in things that may not sell. I think further research is needed before consideration....or comments.
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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2008, 04:05:32 PM »

What, know your against Spectrum?!

Do you mean:  "What, now you're against Spectrum?!" ? 
The first almost makes sense, but is strange.  The second is correct and makes sense. 
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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2008, 06:29:22 PM »

Unfortunately, it looks like the 4-8-4 boiler with a different frame, and of course, not spectrum. I'd love to se that SP 4-10-2 in spectrum, but it's probably to "road specific" for them!


*cough*That'showtheprototypeoneswere*cough* Wink
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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2008, 03:02:38 AM »

I'm sure Bachmann doesn't want to waste too much money in things that may not sell.

Bachmann has already done that, so what have they got to loose Wink  Maybe this one would sell? I know many people who want a 4-10-2 for HO thats cheaper than brass. And you can barely find the ones now that ARE brass.
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« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2008, 01:54:34 AM »

I would kind of like to hear on what Mr. Bachmann says about this, if that's aright?
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« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2008, 09:32:16 PM »

What, know your against Spectrum?!

Do you mean:  "What, now you're against Spectrum?!" ? 
The first almost makes sense, but is strange.  The second is correct and makes sense. 
Gene
Sorry Gene,
I fixed it.

I would kind of like to hear on what Mr. Bachmann says about this, if that's aright?
Sure why not, I'm interested in hearing from the 'MANN', the BACH-MANN, after all, it's very fun to see what they think of our ideas.
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