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rogergperkins

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Bachmann EM-1???
« on: July 19, 2013, 10:27:59 AM »
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I saw a post that the n-scale version was shown at a recent train show.
This was on a B&O forum. 
Anyone have any  further details?  Thanks.


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Re: Bachmann EM-1???
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2013, 12:09:21 PM »
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From Bachmann

http://www.bachmanntrains.net/Catalogs/2013/NMRA_2013.pdf#page=7

I will seriously consider back-dating with this announcement. It's a shame I missed all the previous FVM cars,

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Re: Bachmann EM-1???
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2013, 12:27:08 PM »
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 :D
WOW!
One of the three articulated locos I'd consider buying is coming out in N scale plastic!
 :drool:
Now all we need is a Allegheny and a DMIR 2-8-8-4!

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Re: Bachmann EM-1???
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2013, 12:41:27 PM »
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I received the MR e-mail after I posted the topic and thanks to links now have the details from the B'mann announcement.
I model B&O, so will seriously consider adding one of these to the fleet though I doubt they ever got out to Illinois or the specific branch line across the State that I model.

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Re: Bachmann EM-1???
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2013, 12:55:46 PM »
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Re: Bachmann EM-1???
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2013, 01:07:56 PM »
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I guess I can stop on my kit-bash. It looks like they may have gotten the right combination of details on this batch. Time to start saving my lunch money. I will have at least 2 if not all of them depending on how many meals I can skip.
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Re: Bachmann EM-1???
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2013, 01:16:36 PM »
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I don't model the B&O, but I'm a sucker for big steam, so sign me up for at least one. 

Looks like I'll have to add sound, though. 

(Now, if Bachmann would only do the N scale version of the Berkshire that they did such a great job on in HO . . . )

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Re: Bachmann EM-1???
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2013, 01:26:26 PM »
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I want to see Sizemore do a SuperBerk-anization to these!
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Re: Bachmann EM-1???
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2013, 03:55:48 PM »
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Anyone know the prototype of B-mann's new 55-ton hopper?
Now seeking Pacific NW N scalers to create a Modutrak-style modular club featuring NP's shared mainline between Seattle and Portland. PM me if interested.

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Re: Bachmann EM-1???
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2013, 04:28:36 PM »
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Anyone know the prototype of B-mann's new 55-ton hopper?
Product announcement on B'Mann's web site says USRA 55ton.
Shows a 6-panel car with flat ends.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2013, 04:31:16 PM by Kiasutha »

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Re: Bachmann EM-1???
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2013, 04:34:25 PM »
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Okay, Skipgear, is there room for sound in this one?  ;)
Too bad it is not coming from the factory with sound.

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Re: Bachmann EM-1???
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2013, 05:55:21 PM »
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I'm disappointed that the EM-1 won't be available in more colorful paint schemes like Amtrak, or Conrail.  Oh wait... it's not ConCor is it? :ashat:

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Re: Bachmann EM-1???
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2013, 06:39:24 PM »
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Okay, Skipgear, is there room for sound in this one?  ;)
Too bad it is not coming from the factory with sound.

Given the fact that most factory sound installations are somewhat disappointing, I'm not all that sad that this one isn't sound-equipped.  You'll almost certainly be able to do better on your own.

The tender looks to be at least as big as a Berkshire or GS-4 tender, so unless they've done something very weird inside the shell, it ought to have plenty of room for a TSU and nice-sized speaker.  I'm wondering, in fact, whether a QSI decoder might fit with a decent-sized speaker; I still think the QSI used by Walthers in the last run of the Y3's was the best rendition of articulated steam sound I've heard.

Got to figure Bachmann will eventually do all the 2-8-8-4's, including the famed DMIR ones.  But toward the end of their careers, the B&O used these for coal trains running through Lorain, OH, which happens to be a spot on my 1957 NKP layout.  That's all the excuse I need :).

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Re: Bachmann EM-1???
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2013, 02:25:54 AM »
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These were triple headed about a mile down the road from me.