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And, it would make their "lifetime guarantee" actually mean that they can repair or replace any mechanism that they sell.
You mean that rubbish warranty? The one that couldn't be honored because they ran out of K4s to fix all the broken ones, returning them to the owner unrepaired with a not that it couldn't be done? Makes me glad I don't run my long sought Ten Wheeler yet... at least it looks pretty and right now that is all that matters!!!
You mean that rubbish warranty? The one that couldn't be honored because they ran out of K4s to fix all the broken ones, returning them to the owner unrepaired with a not that it couldn't be done? Makes me glad I don't run my long sought Ten Wheeler yet...
There almost was. I was at a train show and in the Concor booth was Jim Conway. One of the engines on display was an N Scale 4-8-4 painted for UP. The boiler was brown (use your imagination for what a long brown boiler looked like), the cab was yellow and the skirts were gray. I looked at the model and commented that it would also look good in Santa Fe red and silver Warbonnet. He said good idea and wrote it down in his notebook. Obviously wiser heads prevailed because it never appeared.
The designer says it is intend to fit the Bachmann 4-6-0 tender chassis.
Other roads included Pennsy, D&RGW, NP (all three with coal insert for the tender), and UP (with smoke deflectors).
You know, I surprisingly don't hate that.
But it also says that he is redesigning it to be a drop on replacement for the Bachmann 4-6-0 tender.I've contacted him telling him that I'm not-so-patiently waiting for the next version and he thanked me for telling him I was interestedAnyone else who wants one...https://www.shapeways.com/product/KGAH8JYGF/n-scale-whaleback-tender-shell-for-bachmann-4-6-0?optionId=61265003&li=marketplaceHe also makes a replacement Harriman cab for the engine too.
You're right; it does look plausible. It's vaguely reminiscent of the skyline K4. The high headlamp and keystone number plate "pennsyify" it in the same vein as the J1 versus the C&O T1. Still, I'll take a PRR T1 any day over a bastardized northern.
Exactly. Like, I KNOW I should hate it, but somehow, I don't.
Still, somehow Kato can do it and make money. Just wish Kato made more and reran old engines (check out the prices that Kato GS-4s are going for now). All we can do is keep our fingers crossed and hope that others take the chance and try what Kato has already been successful with doing (Atlas, I'm talking to you especially).
Well, I hate it, and I'm not even a Pennsy guy. And the "ATSF" and "UP" engines? PLEEZ, we need a barf emoji...Otto K.