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Bachmnn C40-8W with sound has landed
« on: June 17, 2018, 12:29:43 AM »
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No apparent changes to the shell. I really want to see what the mechanism looks like.
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Re: Bachmnn C40-8W with sound has landed
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2018, 09:41:55 AM »
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No apparent changes to the shell. I really want to see what the mechanism looks like.

And the shell was a disappointment 25 years ago when they came out....

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Re: Bachmnn C40-8W with sound has landed
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2018, 01:26:46 PM »
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Are they still 50% $ more than Atlas's version?
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Re: Bachmnn C40-8W with sound has landed
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2018, 02:24:00 PM »
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And the shell was a disappointment 25 years ago when they came out....

Agreed. Bachmann has always struggled with good hood doors. From those things all the way to the new NW2s

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Re: Bachmnn C40-8W with sound has landed
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2018, 07:26:30 PM »
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LOL!!  MSRPs.

Atlas $239.95 C40-8W Gold
Bachmann $319.00 C40-8W DCC and Sound.
Scale Trains $259  ES44 w/sound
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Re: Bachmnn C40-8W with sound has landed
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2018, 10:25:57 AM »
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Agreed. Bachmann has always struggled with good hood doors. From those things all the way to the new NW2s

The hood doors aren't too bad in the 2003 version. Yes they are "carved into" the shell instead of laid on top, but this was the way that GE actually attached engine doors on these models, with a much more visible panel gap than EMD engines.

The issue I have was the underdeveloped radiator grills along the side. They look like a rough in without any of the finish work.... Sides not totally straight. Grids too narrow. Slats too shallow. Etc.

Both the GE and NS engines seem to have a Conrail cab. Did they use the correct numbers?
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Re: Bachmnn C40-8W with sound has landed
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2018, 11:42:14 AM »
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LOL!!  MSRPs.

Atlas $239.95 C40-8W Gold
Bachmann $319.00 C40-8W DCC and Sound.
Scale Trains $259  ES44 w/sound
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Street price is around $184 so it seems they have a much higher markup.

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Re: Bachmnn C40-8W with sound has landed
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2018, 06:18:17 PM »
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Both the GE and NS engines seem to have a Conrail cab. Did they use the correct numbers?
Yes, they got the number right for an ex-Con.  Unfortunately, the rest of the model looks like a mess.
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