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Paint Scheme Inconsistency Bachmann 4-8-2
« on: January 12, 2008, 02:42:55 AM »
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  I recieved my second Bachmann Heavy 4-8-2 locomotive a Rio Grande locomotive from BLW the other day. First thing I noticed was that they had carefully white lined the sides of all the drivers , pilot ,trailing truck wheels and yes even the tender wheels. Rio Grande locos were famous for this very impressive. I know however that the side edges of the running boadrs and front pilot beam should be white striped . This is missing. Also the smoke box, and firebox sides should be almost aluminum-silver color ,another Rio Grande Trademark.                                                                                            I pulled out my referrence book "Locomotives of the Rio Grande" published by the Colorado Railroad Museum as I wanted to check the locomotive number 1552. There was a photograph of the 1552 and I learned in addation to their own 4-8-2 locomotives the raolroad obtained second hand during WW II four 4-8-2 locos from the N&W formally their 206-209 they became Rio Grande 1550-1553.                           These locos unlike Grande's own had cabs with sides that were slanted towards the front ,no bell on top of the smoke box,bells were near the cab on the boiler and pilot wheels were spoked. Rio Grande sold these locos in 1948. All of the Rio's 4-8-2 locomotives had long tenders like the model execpt six wheel trucks were used. Ok! My point is this,I can live with the tender trucks and the fact that used the number of a War Time  2nd hand loco,but they can have workers in China carefully stripe the wheels, why not then go the extra mile, stripe the running boards and do the silver smoke and fire boxes.            Nate Goodman (Nato). Salt Lake, Utah.

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Re: Paint Scheme Inconsistency Bachmann 4-8-2
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2008, 10:58:47 AM »
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That's an interesting question.

Seriously, in this day and age, how hard is it to get this stuff right?

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Re: Paint Scheme Inconsistency Bachmann 4-8-2
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2008, 10:51:45 AM »
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Duh?

I've been womping on this release for a while. ::)

Wrong tenders for a USRA Heavy for starters.

The # series on the Rio Grande locos is for Roaonole built ex-N&W K3s, a far heavier Mountain than the USRA design - not even close.

The IC # series is for a 2-10-2.

The locomotive itself (excluding tender) is very nice and offered in as built USRA and as re-built in the 1930s by C&O.




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Re: Paint Scheme Inconsistency Bachmann 4-8-2
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2008, 03:04:37 PM »
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That's an interesting question.

Seriously, in this day and age, how hard is it to get this stuff right?

I don't know Ed . We have individual quasi experts here and on other forums that have hundreds of pounds of reference material on a single road , and as such they can nail down the details and paint better with a bit of time spent . A manufacturer , I would guess has a lesser volume of reference material .  Or do they contact historic societies for help on every road printed on every model produced . I wouldn't want that job .

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Re: Paint Scheme Inconsistency Bachmann 4-8-2
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2008, 10:19:40 AM »
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Seriously, I can figure this stuff out with 45 minutes on the web and a few books in my library they can! Especially with a USRA design how hard is it to figure out what the right tender is?

(the real story probably is they for some reason ($$?) decided to use the tender tooling from the 2-6-6-2)

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Re: Paint Scheme Inconsistency Bachmann 4-8-2
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2008, 03:35:39 AM »
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  Yes it appears they did as a cost savings . Oh well, beggars can't be choosers but us rivet and semi- rivet counters sure can be pickey.                                                                                                Nate Goodman (Nato). "Wondering if the six wheel trucks from the Vandy Tender could be fitted to the USRA if wheel base is close?'