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DRGW481


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« on: May 21, 2009, 10:07:22 PM »

I know that Bachmann made a D&RGW, and RGS K-27, does anyone know if they will make a D&RGW K-28 in the future? I love the K-28s and I hope that they will make one, I would buy it!
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davey b

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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2009, 04:48:44 PM »

i totally agree!!!!

with all the lessons learned with the k27 taken on board and addressed,  surely this would be a complete winner,,,, gearbox , lights, counterweights, trucks etc,,,

and put me down for 2,,,

oh and make some coaches to go with it,,,surely with some modification they could cover a few operators livery's,,,you would sell a shed load,,, even a 1:20 jackson sharp kit would be progress,,,,

you can do it,, the long caboose proves you can hit the standard most people want,,,

all by Christmas please,,,

on a  more serious note,,,  why not make the k28 gearbox the same as the k27 but with the more favoured ratio,,,  and make them available so that k27 owners can swap them over

and can any one tell me why the k27 smoke box is gunmetal rather than silver

cheers ,, Davey b
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on30gn15


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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2009, 11:41:54 PM »

Maybe because back then they changed over the years?

And some preserved ones are now? http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=154834&nseq=21608

Here on this page, looks like it was both ways at different times:
http://grosbier.com/rrphotos/operatingng.htm

Who cna tell in this B&W shot:
http://www.blueridgenrhs.org/secondary/photos/mono_machines/mono_machines11.jpg

I'm no D&RGW expert, just couldn't sleep so was passing time on the net.
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DRGW481


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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2009, 12:25:07 AM »

That would seem a bit weird of they only make one D&RGW K class and didn't make a K-28, or a K-36. I would love to have a K-36 but i thought i would start off on a K-28 topic and not a K-36 yet, we'll look more on the K-36 if the K-28 comes out. Hopefully Bachmann will make a K-28!!!!
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DRGW481


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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2009, 03:24:09 PM »

Who votes to have a K-28 made?     If you please post a reply of the people that would like a K-28.
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mudhen


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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2009, 08:36:20 PM »

Can't we give them ( Bachmann ) just a little breathing space , on other K units. We would all like and dream of buying a stable of at least one of each class of the D&RGW engines, wouldn't we. At least one. Who are we kidding, one of eah road number, right.................!
The long caboose isn't even out yet.  I'm still anticipating mid July.
Then I will go after the K-28's, and so on and so on.
Get my drift ?, throttle back !, put some sand on the rails!, break!, ( Railway terms for slow down )
Cool, a.  And the a is from Canada.
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FordcvP71

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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2009, 02:17:04 PM »

A K28 would be very nice but only if its in 1:22 not 1:20!   Cheesy

Ive already invested way to much time and money into 1:22 equipment, I own a Bachmann 1:20 K27 and it is and will be the only piece of 1:20 equipment I own... Oh and it will get sold if I can get my hands on a 1:22 LGB K28

More than enough 1:20 2-8-2's already out there Bachmann should come out with somthing in 1:22 before LGB does (fingers crossed they will!)
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tac

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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2009, 12:17:02 PM »

A K28 would be very nice but only if its in 1:22 not 1:20!   Cheesy

Ive already invested way to much time and money into 1:22 equipment, I own a Bachmann 1:20 K27 and it is and will be the only piece of 1:20 equipment I own... Oh and it will get sold if I can get my hands on a 1:22 LGB K28

More than enough 1:20 2-8-2's already out there Bachmann should come out with somthing in 1:22 before LGB does (fingers crossed they will!)

Sir - Bachmann are now totally committed to the correct scale to gauge ratio afforded by 1/20.3.  The 1/22.5 'scale' is effectively correct only for meter gauge.  It is the generally accepted view that LGB will never produce an American NG locomotive of any kind again.  The K-27 they sold was made by Aster, BTW, NOT LGB.  The White Pass mike had LGB motor and chassis, but everything else made of metal was Aster.

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FordcvP71

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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2009, 01:36:14 PM »

A K28 would be very nice but only if its in 1:22 not 1:20!   Cheesy

Ive already invested way to much time and money into 1:22 equipment, I own a Bachmann 1:20 K27 and it is and will be the only piece of 1:20 equipment I own... Oh and it will get sold if I can get my hands on a 1:22 LGB K28

More than enough 1:20 2-8-2's already out there Bachmann should come out with somthing in 1:22 before LGB does (fingers crossed they will!)

Sir - Bachmann are now totally committed to the correct scale to gauge ratio afforded by 1/20.3.  The 1/22.5 'scale' is effectively correct only for meter gauge.  It is the generally accepted view that LGB will never produce an American NG locomotive of any kind again.  The K-27 they sold was made by Aster, BTW, NOT LGB.  The White Pass mike had LGB motor and chassis, but everything else made of metal was Aster.

tac   

Yeah I know who made them the long gone LHS from my area had a few. Every place I have ever seen them forsale they were listed as and stocked with LGB products so im just going to go with LGB.   

As far as LGB not making any more American NG Loco's you better contact Walthers I dont think they got that memo and have quite a few american NG loco's listed as will be in stock anywhere from later this month on some to September on others.

With Bachmann putting more effort into there 1:20 stuff (except the long caboose) and less into there 1:22 Big Hauler stuff that just lets Walthers dominate the 1:22 market with there overpriced LGB stuff... 

So let me get this straight...  If I want a locomotive other than a 4-6-0 I will have to pay Walthers jacked up prices for LGB or start over from scratch with the "Correct Scale" (1:20) from Bachmann that conveniently cost quite a bit more.... Oh but its cheeper than Accucraft so its gotta be a great deal!
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tac

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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2009, 06:31:56 PM »

Well, Sir, you are right about one thing there, my AccuCraft K-27 cost me 4.5 times what the Bachmann version costs today.

As for the new US outline locos, I did not write that there was no stock, I wrote that there will be no more new designs.

Wait a couple of years and see what comes on down the line - I'll be very happy to be proven wrong.

tac
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Kevin Strong


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« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2009, 10:58:27 PM »

...With Bachmann putting more effort into there 1:20 stuff (except the long caboose) and less into there 1:22 Big Hauler stuff ...

Er, the new long caboose is also 1:20.3.

Alas, I believe the ship has sailed on new 1:22.5 product. We'll continue to see repaints and re-releases, but in terms of new stuff, I'd be very surprised to see anything come about--not just from Bachmann. Aristo re-engineered their 1:24 C-16, but that's as close to "new" products as we've come in nearly 10 years. They're not producing new equipment. Hartland, perhaps, but just more locos using a majority of the parts they use for other models.

To a large degree, it is a sad development. There are many people who still do 1:22.5 and 1:24, and would love such a locomotive. Even without new product devlopment, the scale survives rather well. We may see such a loco in the future, but it will come from an outsider. Perhaps Piko???

Later,

K
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zubi


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« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2009, 10:35:05 AM »

A K28 would be very nice but only if its in 1:22 not 1:20!   Cheesy

Ive already invested way to much time and money into 1:22 equipment, I own a Bachmann 1:20 K27 and it is and will be the only piece of 1:20 equipment I own... Oh and it will get sold if I can get my hands on a 1:22 LGB K28

More than enough 1:20 2-8-2's already out there Bachmann should come out with somthing in 1:22 before LGB does (fingers crossed they will!)

Dear FordcvP71, As much as I like the K-28 class, there is really no need for another model of it in 1:22.5 as the LGB/Aster version exists in 500 copies and it is also about the most wonderful large scale locomotive ever released. But I agree with you that 1:22.5 is a perfect scale for US 3ft prototypes and it is a pity that the chances are rather slim that anything of US origin will be produced in this scale. Personally, I am not complaining, at over 15 pieces of heavy metal motive power, I am still far from completing my collection of what has already been produced. And I can hardly keep up with the amazing new models released in 1:22.5. Perhaps you should look outside the US theme, it may prove rewarding! There is so much more to narrow gauge than EBT and D&RGW;-)))... Best wishes from Tokyo, Zubi
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DRGW481


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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2009, 10:17:20 PM »

I would buy a Accucraft but that is WAY to expensive for me, I thought about giving them a few years to let the price fall and hopefully find one on Ebay for about $2,000 instead of $3,000. It would save me alot of time if Bachmann would make one until i have enough to buy a Accucraft. Bachmanns would probably be better, unless you want live steam.
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tac

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« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2009, 06:06:26 PM »

Can't we give them ( Bachmann ) just a little breathing space , on other K units. We would all like and dream of buying a stable of at least one of each class of the D&RGW engines, wouldn't we. At least one. Who are we kidding, one of eah road number, right.................!
The long caboose isn't even out yet.  I'm still anticipating mid July.
Then I will go after the K-28's, and so on and so on.
Get my drift ?, throttle back !, put some sand on the rails!, break!, ( Railway terms for slow down )
Cool, a.  And the a is from Canada.

We usually portray the Canadian ending as 'eh', eh?

Please feel free to check how Mr Farquarson, our own and native language specialist, does it, eh?

tac
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