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herc driver

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« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2009, 09:07:39 AM »

Great!  My thanks for the information regarding the version and commentary with each production run.  I've read some positive things about the upcoming version - many of your concerns were addressed in the review of the latest prototype version- so I'm hoping Bachmann changed the design shortcomings as necessary on the finished piece. 

I'm not a rivet-counter per se, and being able to see a slight design flaw in Nscale is tough.  But like many other people, I want an engine to look "right".  I've noticed several of my Bachmann engines are oversized compared to those of other manufacturers...something I can live with, but it affects how my boys and I operate our layout.  We normally won't mix a Bachmann engine with other manufacturers in the same lash-up.  The Dash-8 wide cabs, for example, are scaled more closely to other brands and have some nice detailing, but loose points with the oversized handrails and don't quite look "right" running with other similar engines. 

I have high hopes that this DD40 will be a substantial improvement over previous production runs. 
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herc driver

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« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2009, 08:08:51 AM »

Well...we're getting through April...and according to my LHS owner, there's been none released yet. 

I know...I'm supposed to be patient. Roll Eyes
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westsidelumber12


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« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2009, 01:12:42 AM »

Are you kidding me? I JUST bought a old bachmann DD40X and there making new ones?! Man that stinks, the kind i got if int he old white box, i know nothing about it, anyone know how they run or the minimum radius?

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Santa Fe ALL The Way

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« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2009, 01:57:58 PM »

Minimum radius is ~9"... and of course it looks ridiculous on it.  Undecided

They run OK considering that only one truck is powered. I discovered that the retaining ears which keep the trucks in the frame are fragile, so it's maybe a bit too easy to turn it into a non-runnable "yard queen".
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« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2009, 05:55:12 PM »

Well, i didn't know i had 11" curves and bought more thinking they were bigger and they were the same so I'm taking them back tomorrow and I'm buying some 19" curves so it should look pretty good going around.
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« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2009, 03:26:04 PM »

At risk of asking to spoil a possible pleasant surprise...  Cheesy

Mr. Bach-mann: do the Centennials happen to be in the same container with the 44-tonners?
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« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2009, 12:56:50 AM »

Dear All,
I have requested delivery updates, and will post them when I get them.
Have fun!
the Bach-man
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herc driver

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« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2009, 04:01:39 PM »

Well...we're in May now...wonder when the DD's will be released?   Huh?
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herc driver

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« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2009, 12:21:59 PM »

Any updates Bach Man? 

We're almost done with May and haven't heard a thing at my Local Hobby Store regarding a shipping date.

Hope it's soon!   Smiley
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