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Re: Bachmann's new On30 4-4-0
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2007, 08:08:36 PM »
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Keeeeeewl!!!!! ;D

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Re: Bachmann's new On30 4-4-0
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2007, 08:52:53 PM »
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Something about the proportions of the cab just don't look right to me.

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Re: Bachmann's new On30 4-4-0
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2007, 09:43:59 PM »
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I just don't know, those tiny little drivers just make it look goofy to me.

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Re: Bachmann's new On30 4-4-0
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2007, 10:42:13 PM »
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I just don't know, those tiny little drivers just make it look goofy to me.

I like it.  I captures the essence of narrow guage pretty well.
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Re: Bachmann's new On30 4-4-0
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2007, 12:42:35 AM »
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Silence, pickers of nit!  It looks cool, and since a lot of On30 stuff is more freelance than prototype, I think it's proportions look acceptable.  Sign me up.  After waiting a year to get a good discount, that is... :P

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Re: Bachmann's new On30 4-4-0
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2007, 02:30:01 AM »
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All the complaining I did about it having no prototype and now I found my Mt. Gretna photos, if you take the sand dome away and add fenders it is the same locomotive with a wider gauge. Odd the prototype had no sand domes since they had a 4+% grade.

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Re: Bachmann's new On30 4-4-0
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2007, 03:09:46 AM »
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Arrrrrrggg all my typing disappeared  >:(

Anyways, Mt Gretna had the only 2' gauge 4-4-0's in the US
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Gretna_Narrow_Gauge_Railway


http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/gallery/albums/album40/aag.sized.jpg

Up on the turntable, that is the builder photo. The railroad bought a Forney 0-4-4 and it de-railed on it's first run so they put in a rush order at Baldwin for a 4-4-0. It was built in 10 days and they shipped it out so fast they sent a rep to take the photo.

A 3/8" model
http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/gallery/albums/album41/aaj.sized.jpg
Yes they really were that color. Although I would have picked a darker green and I'm not so sure about that Russian iron color.

I'm in love  :D
« Last Edit: September 05, 2007, 05:46:40 AM by Chris333 »

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Re: Bachmann's new On30 4-4-0
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2007, 03:40:19 AM »
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I'm in love  :D

Take note, naysayers! Approval from a true Steamhead!

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Re: Bachmann's new On30 4-4-0
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2007, 09:36:49 AM »
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The "skirt" around the lead driver is the sandbox. PRR used this instead of sand domes during the same period. An idea borrowed from our British cousins.

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Re: Bachmann's new On30 4-4-0
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2007, 10:07:07 AM »
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OK... now I see the sanding line in the drawing. Where is the magnifying glass smiley?

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Re: Bachmann's new On30 4-4-0
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2007, 02:32:10 PM »
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Well since my freelanced Grande Valley is set in modern times I plan on getting the steel cab version.With that metal boiler it should have some good heft to it.
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