I plan to go see one in person tomorrow and if what everyones says is true, I may have to order one to go with the other electrics since I am waiting for some new live steam NG announcements from Accucraft....
I'm pleased to report that I finally received my new K-27 on Friday and it's a beaut. I decided on the D&RGW # 455 (green boiler) since most of my 1:20 D&RGW rolling stock have the toilet seat logos. I'm sorry that I can't provide any operational data since my new RR is still a long way from completion. I've attached a couple of photos. The cab interior has tremendous detail.
Can't wait to get mine. I've ordered one from my LHS and will be sure that it is in one piece before I take it home. A little more than what Caboose and St. Aubins is selling it for, but at least I won't have to worry about damage in shipping.
Has anyone run one much outside yet? We have a foot of snow on the ground here in Taos, and I don't expect I'll get any run time in until March if I'm lucky. I have 3%+ grades on the loop I'll be able to run in on (due to bridge and canyon widths). Guess I'm going to have to do some excavating to accommodate the AMS cars and loco on my other loops as well. Oh well, that's what modeling is all about.
Mine should arrive here in Australia, tomorrow .From what I have seen so far ,any thing less than 1-20.3 scale vehicles behind this model are going to look quite ridiculous and well out of proportion, like H0 scale cars behind an 0 scale loco . Ron.
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It's still to early for the Fedex tracking number to tell me where it is, but it is on it's way.
Nice pictures. Don't forget to take the foam out of the cab. It shows up in the picture if you look for it. They really are nice engines. I saw the green one at the Star Hobby booth at the Greenburg show. It is one good looking engine. I'm sure enjoying mine.
It's time to get your track down and start running.
Yeah, it is a little low but it's not water - it's gin. Since I have no place to run it, I decided to use it as a decanter and filled that big sucker with gin. A few martinis later and and, as you can see, it's a fifth low.
I noticed the foam in the photo too. The 2 pieces took a little effort to remove. I don't know how they got them in there without breaking something.
I figure by March, if the weather cooperates, I'll have some track down. It has taken longer then I expected. I think the delay is the result of too much planning.
The K looks great! I'm still waiting for mine to arrive....and am hoping it will be sometime this week!
I only have track laid about a third of the way around my pond...and none of it down "for real" yet...not leveled or anything, no ballast, etc. Now the weather hasn't allowed any more progress until the rain stops....April at the earliest...with rain all day, every day, every week, for three months ...or more...everything is just totally MUD!!! ....perfect for a Mudhen, right? I hope to get a function loop of track...to start...liad down by late Spring. I've only been collecting large scale train equipment since 1984....so it is about time!
It was fairly easy to remove the foam from the fireman's side, but it was not that easy to get it out of the engineer's side. I hope that I didn't do any damage. I almost went into the kitchen and got a wine bottle openner.
Enjoy your engine. Even if you can't run it for a couple of months, at least you can look at it and dream.
Jan 9, 2008 2:48 PM Arrived at FedEx location ELLENWOOD, GA
Jan 8, 2008 12:02 PM Departed FedEx location SYRACUSE, NY
12:47 AM Arrived at FedEx location SYRACUSE, NY
Jan 7, 2008 8:30 PM Left origin HORSEHEADS, NY
6:25 PM Arrived at FedEx location HORSEHEADS, NY
5:08 PM Picked up HORSEHEADS, NY
Haven't seen TOC post in a while. After all the "spirited" Bachmann discussion just wondering if he will review the K27? Plus Stan and the other gentleman kind of dropped off too? ?? Are they still waiting on Bachmann to bless their review/solutions?
Hi guys. Just a quick e mail...for now...to let you know that more of the K27s are starting to show up. Mine arrived today!!! I'm in Oregon City, Oregon (just south of Portland, Oregon). This is the most beautiful model locomotive I have ever seen!!! All I can say is...WOW!!!! It is absolutely beautiful!
Seeing how it is pouring rain out,....and 39 degrees...like it has been for the past three weeks, it won't be on the tack for a while...the railroad is a total muddy mess this time of year.