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Re: Even more Bowser GLa hoppers coming
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2015, 07:26:23 PM »
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Well, looking through the latest Keystone Modeler, http://www.prrths.com/Keystone%20Modeler/Keystone_Modeler_PDFs/TKM%20No.%2090%20-%20Autumn%202014.pdf, I noticed Bowser is doing an N8... however, it's an HO offering.  :facepalm: If they do one in HO, surely they could be convinced to do an N version. Any body else what some?

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Re: Even more Bowser GLa hoppers coming
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2015, 07:58:53 PM »
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I'd get an N8 or two, even though it is out of my era, just because its Pennsy.  :D
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Re: Even more Bowser GLa hoppers coming
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2015, 09:49:55 AM »
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I would buy at least 2 or 3 N8's if Bowser offered them.

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Re: Even more Bowser GLa hoppers coming
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2015, 10:23:20 AM »
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I'd get an N8 or two, even though it is out of my era, just because its Pennsy.  :D

Same here.  On their Facebook page someone asked about N scale in a comment to the HO posting and Bowser said maybe, but not for a while.  I guess we should just keep bugging Mr. (Lee) English.

On a side note, in the Yahoo ALCo-Baldwin-FM Modeler group, Mr. English asked for help with info on an HO ALCo C-415.  When someone there mentioned an N scale version, Mr. English replied "Sorry, I do not have any plans to make N locos".  So I guess no N scale ALCo or MLW's from Bowser.    :|
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Re: Even more Bowser GLa hoppers coming
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2015, 03:25:59 PM »
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On a side note, in the Yahoo ALCo-Baldwin-FM Modeler group, Mr. English asked for help with info on an HO ALCo C-415.  When someone there mentioned an N scale version, Mr. English replied "Sorry, I do not have any plans to make N locos".  So I guess no N scale ALCo or MLW's from Bowser.    :|

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The Bowser rep I spoke with at Trainfest in Milwaukee said the same thing, that Bowser won't be making N scale locos.

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Re: Even more Bowser GLa hoppers coming
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2015, 11:26:18 PM »
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Just as a heads up, I asked on the Bowser Facebook page about these and the H21a hoppers and they said they are on the water so should be available sometime soon.  They didn't say how long they had been on the water so it still may be some weeks yet.

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Re: Even more Bowser GLa hoppers coming
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2015, 09:21:00 AM »
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Just as a heads up, I asked on the Bowser Facebook page about these and the H21a hoppers and they said they are on the water so should be available sometime soon.  They didn't say how long they had been on the water so it still may be some weeks yet.

I never updated it, but when Bowser replied to me back in August, they were talking about the HO hoppers.  Well, "Summer 2015" is finally here (Hear that BLI?)!  Just last week (Dec 13th) they announced on their FaceBook page that the N scale GLa and H21 hoppers are due in around January 15th or so.

Check your preorders to make sure you're not surprised. ;)

Bowser ad --> http://www.bowser-trains.com/new/nscalegla.html

Still says roller bearing and they never did address that question that I asked on Facebook.  However, all their ad copy shows friction and they do have some experience in these hoppers, so I really hope it's just a mistake.
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Re: Even more Bowser GLa hoppers coming
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2016, 11:20:16 AM »
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The Bowser GLa's are in:

MBK --> http://www.modeltrainstuff.com/N-Scale-2-Bay-Open-Hopper-Cars-s/1789.htm?searching=Y&sort=3&cat=1789&brand=Bowser&show=300&page=1

I assume BLW has them as well but I have not received any shipping notice yet.

MBK is using old photos (car #'s don't match the description) which show friction bearing trucks.  Hopefully the actual models are the same.
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