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that would be a nice addition...not so Freakin' huge as the 45tonner...but plenty of room under the hood for the Batteries!

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Cale:

Thanks for posting this on the Bachmann forum, for some reason, I can no longer post there (strange time out message.....).
 

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Posted By Spule 4 on 07/05/2008 2:03 PM
Cale:
Thanks for posting this on the Bachmann forum, for some reason, I can no longer post there (strange time out message.....).




They screwed up that forum just fine! Everytime I would like to post there, I first have to delete any previous Bachmann cookies then log out and log back in. Every friggin' time! :mad: I noticed that postings are way down since the update.

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Garrett...thanks for the information to post...I get those messages most times, I was really surprised it actually took.....seems Durango Dan is also paying attn!
http://120pointme.blogspot.com/
As mentioned on LSC, I'd buy one of these, I've loved the look in On30 since I saw it the first time....now if maybe we could get a Fn3 Forney....and that Railbus is pretty sweet as well...Hey Bachmann, you listening?
Maybe I don't need to go Euro
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Posted By calenelson on 07/05/2008 3:50 PM
Garrett...thanks for the information to post...I get those messages most times, I was really surprised it actually took.....seems Durango Dan is also paying attn!
http://120pointme.blogspot.com/
As mentioned on LSC, I'd buy one of these, I've loved the look in On30 since I saw it the first time....now if maybe we could get a Fn3 Forney....and that Railbus is pretty sweet as well...Hey Bachmann, you listening?
Maybe I don't need to go Euro
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Yeah, note the two posters (pesters) that got credit Cale.....

The On30 railbus and OUTSIDE frame 4-4-0 have me wondering if I did the right thing by selling my On30 collection earlier this week?/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/unsure.gif
 

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Wonder how long it will be before someone puts two back to back and makes a centercab out of them.

It's ugly, that's for sure, which is not necessarily a bad thing... but it's no show stopper. Maybe the caboose is this year's big thing.... assuming it appears.

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Nice alignment between front and rear counterweights.
Nice foam coupler mounting.
Part of the new "universal" nmra coupler standard?
Howard and his paid consultant have been busy!
Wonder if the "Ames Super Socket" is the new and improved "folded over itself" version.
Nice tall hood to allow for the "mandated" air clearance above said socket......

But I am REALLY enamoured of the brush work on those counterweights.
That is really nice stuff!
 

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OK, here's the $50 question: Whose layout is the backdrop for the posting of the new B'mann yard switcher?
Is the layout also the location for the human that is conducting pre-distribution testing?
Perhaps photos alone were the concern -- not testing the product prior to offering it for sale.

Any insights from readers who may actually know if t his product's photo shoot was campanion to actually testing it???

I doubt that the layout shoot was at Dave Goodson's home.

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I'll definitely be buying several of those Davenports in Large Scale, as well as several of the new On30 models that they have coming out. It appears that Bachmann will be getting most of my train money this year.
 

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Posted By Wendell Hanks on 07/05/2008 10:59 PM
OK, here's the $50 question: Whose layout is the backdrop for the posting of the new B'mann yard switcher?
Is the layout also the location for the human that is conducting pre-distribution testing?
Perhaps photos alone were the concern -- not testing the product prior to offering it for sale.
Any insights from readers who may actually know if t his product's photo shoot was campanion to actually testing it???
I doubt that the layout shoot was at Dave Goodson's home.
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It appears to be the layout of the dealer in Japan based on other photos on his site (no other facts to base this on).
 
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Point not yet mentioned:
This (if it is real and it is coming to America) would make an Ideal Starter Set Locomotive. Toss in a few V Dumps and they are on the way...and now to convince those in Philly who never listen to us to sell them from the Home Depot, etc...!
Can't proclaim enough that I hope it does not have some stupid socket in it!
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Keep It Simple Stanley !
 

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Nice alignment? check out the black one at the bottom of the JP site. Looks like the thing is about to lock up.

Well, the had to do something with all those upgraded counterweights removed from the Kay.


And, are they really going to put a 16 volt HO 1 amp decoder in a "G" scale loco. I already know what happens when you set that 1 amp decoder on track powered by an LGB 24 volt supply.

And, a small two axle loco without electrical pickup sliders?


Strike three.

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Decoder? I don't have anything to decode. Sliders? I'm not into skating anyway. As the TOC would say; "Cut 'n Throw". It's going to be battery powered at my house. Should make for a nice and easy conversion.
 

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Well, the On30 one comes standard with a decoder, so it makes sense.

My Bachmann Porters, sans skates, do not have pickup problems.
 

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Why Davenport? I think it's a cute loco BUT it still looks more like the GE photos and drawings I have other than the hood end or rather the radiator. Depending on price I may get one.

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Hmmm......another diseasal. (*Sigh) Oh well, at least it's more palatable than that 45 ton monstrosity! Hey, it's a box! So I'm predjudiced, sue me! ;)/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/hehe.gif
 

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Chas, all diesels look alike. ;)

Seriously, I suspect this one was an easy choice because it was (a) small, and (b) already in their computers in On30. Simple to just enlarge the plans and do some minor tweaking.

As to its perceived quality, presuppositions based solely on photos and published specs (source?) are good for giving us things to eventually look for, but are of themselves physically demonstrative of nothing. For instance, if only one axle is powered, then the play in the siderods could account for the slightly askew counterweights shown in one photo. Are the axles equalized? If so, then electrical pick-up will be fine without sliders, as you'll always have two points of contact. As for the internal electronics, I'll wait until I see what's really "under the hood."

Personally, even though I'm not a diesel person, I'm looking forward to see this one in the flesh. I think it's got good potential as a "throw it on the tracks and run it" loco.

Later,

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