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John Burkush

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Bachman Spectrum 44-T
« on: September 30, 2008, 04:58:34 PM »
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Bachman is "releasing" the 44 tonner in November.
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Re: Bachman Spectrum 44-T
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2008, 05:13:46 PM »
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Mine being taken apart immediately for measurements and the next two weeks will be spent trying to get Mark4Design to produce early hood(s).  ;D


Thankfully the MSTL did have one with the later hoods if all else fails.


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Re: Bachman Spectrum 44-T
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2008, 05:54:47 PM »
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Comment: wait and see.  ;)

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Re: Bachman Spectrum 44-T
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2008, 06:10:14 PM »
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I think the release is moved back to Jan of '09...

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Re: Bachman Spectrum 44-T
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2008, 06:34:43 PM »
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Hoods look wide but I don't care . Guts may lend themselves to bashed stuff . GE oil electric box cab , trolleys , steeple cabs , Randy goodies , maybe a powered tender .

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Re: Bachman Spectrum 44-T
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2008, 06:44:06 PM »
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Guts may lend themselves to bashed stuff .

Exactamundo.
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Re: Bachman Spectrum 44-T
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2008, 07:06:44 PM »
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Where would you look to see when it is to come in?

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Re: Bachman Spectrum 44-T
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2008, 08:11:35 PM »
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Guts may lend themselves to bashed stuff...

NZR/KiwiRail DSC in NZ120 1:120 TT scale probably...   ;D

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Re: Bachman Spectrum 44-T
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2008, 09:59:52 PM »
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Where would you look to see when it is to come in?


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Re: Bachman Spectrum 44-T
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2008, 10:40:10 PM »
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Good news for those who model the NYO&W, MEC, PRR, CB&Q, and a handful of other railroads that took advantage of these little critters.

Wonder if they will do the O&W and MEC models though.

Joe.

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Re: Bachman Spectrum 44-T
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2008, 11:37:27 PM »
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I'd buy it in VGN if it can run at realistic speeds.

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Re: Bachman Spectrum 44-T
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2008, 12:44:45 AM »
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Tell me this isn't a beautiful little critter...



courtesy of railroad picture archives net.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=574295

Also, want to see one start up? This is a 65 tonner, same thing basically, heavier sill plate. Sounds like a pair of Cat's in this one.


Joe.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2008, 12:48:50 AM by JDouglasFisher »

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Re: Bachman Spectrum 44-T
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2008, 01:21:11 AM »
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Yeah, it'll pull 80 auto-racks with B-mann wheelsets up a 5% grade at a scale 2.5MPH. ::) I think B-mann can get the speed under control. Most of their deisels run the slowest of any brand out there. Hood's over-wide? Probably for weight and motor. If it'll handle 5 40' MT boxcars on the straight and level, I'd say it's a sucess. Can many of us remember Lima/Atlas engines that wouldn't do that? :P Let's see one run before we pass judgement on it. This ain't the "A" board, is it? :-[

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Re: Bachman Spectrum 44-T
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2008, 03:11:41 AM »
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Tell me this isn't a beautiful little critter...

Beautiful yes, but not the model Bachmann is making.   :(

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Re: Bachman Spectrum 44-T
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2008, 06:34:48 AM »
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I haven't seem any other pics of the unit other than the ones that Bachmann released, and looking at those photos, they are predominently side view.

One thing I notice is the windows on the sides are to narrow in relation to scale of the model.

Any other pics online besides the B-mann released ones?

Joe.