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mudzuks

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« on: May 06, 2009, 12:14:23 AM »

Hi, I notice that the new g scale passenger cars feature metal hand rails, do the kits for these also feature metal hand rails. also are there now or ever going to be spectrum passenger cars?

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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 05:09:17 PM »

So far all the new passenger cars I have seen which have the track powered lighting also have metal handrails.   The kits are advertized as having track power lighting and I suspect but cannot guarantee the cars will probably also have the metal handrails. 

Hopefully the Bach man or other viewer can let us know for sure!!

As for Spectrum passenger cars only the Bach man knows Grin
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mudzuks

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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2009, 02:04:44 AM »

Thanks for your reply I would assume so also. I just don't want to get bit by the bean counter lets save a penny on this kit mentality and get plastic hand rails when I was expecting metal, really my only complaint about the bachmann cars I have right now is the flimsy always bent plastic handrails, of coarse if I were not  so lazy I guess  I could fab my own.

Jeff

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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2009, 01:50:28 PM »

Jeff, I was hoping the Bach man would reply and let us know for sure, but he must be off in some choo choo land somewhere!!

Couldn't agree more on how much better the metal handrails are.

I wish Bachmann would make metal handrail sets for aftermarket sale.  They already make the handrails.  How tough would it be to package them up for sale as a seperate item!!

Maybe the Bach man will suggest it for us.  I would buy five sets right away!!

I have the making of my own metal handrails on my work list, but it is pretty low priority.   

I did buy some metal handrails for the tank cars directly from Bachmann,  the price was reasonable.  You could try them and see about the passenger ones.   If you do try it let us know how you make out.

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Loco Bill,  Roundhouse Foreman
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Kevin Strong


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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2009, 03:10:45 PM »

Trackside Details makes metal replacement handrails for the Bachmann coaches. I forget how much they cost, but I do recall them being a bit on the pricey side (compared to their other details). They're not hard to make yourself, though. I make mine from 16" brass tube hammered flat along the top, then drilled at the appropriate parts for the other two vertical supports, also made from 1/16" brass tube. A small pin and a bit of solder holds things together nicely.



And I echo the call for a 1:20 passenger car. How about a nice 13-window board-and-batten coach? Those were very common (with subtle variations) on many narrow gauge lines.



Later,

K
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the Bach-man
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2009, 10:23:24 PM »

Dear All,
There are no new passenger cars in the works as far as I know.
Sorry!
the Bach-man
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mudzuks

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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2009, 01:18:50 AM »

Thanks everyone I think I am going to contact bachmann about the hand rails, but I love the look of those mods I am going to also try my to copy that. thanks for the pics

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jeff
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andyb

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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2009, 07:35:24 PM »

Kevin, where did you get the brake wheel and detailing from?

Looks really cool!

Andy
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Kevin Strong


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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2009, 02:21:20 AM »

The brake wheel, ratchet and pawl, and bracket underneath the frame came from Ozark Miniatures.

Later,

K
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andyb

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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2009, 09:55:07 PM »

Thanks Kevin - I'll go see what they got

regards

Andy
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grumpy

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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2009, 01:25:41 AM »

St. Aubin station Have some kits available that you may be able to build a 13 window car from
Don
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