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asarge

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Bachmann Announcements. Sign of the times?
« on: August 10, 2018, 12:30:50 PM »
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Mighty thin catalog of new announcements. Haven't ever seen one that small. Could this be a sign of the times?

http://resources.bachmanntrains.com/NMRA_KC2018/html5/

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Re: Bachmann Announcements. Sign of the times?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 12:37:29 PM »
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What products were you hoping that they might have announced?

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Re: Bachmann Announcements. Sign of the times?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2018, 12:45:03 PM »
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I saw the HO streamlined K4s and wondered if we would have another surprise offering in the SPF area.  But it looks like no.

It is interesting they have switched to the TCS WOW decoder for the N-Scale Light Mountain.  They can't do that with the diesel locos, the WOW is too big for N Scale (I'm pretty sure).

Never mind.  The Bachmann flyer says Soundtraxx Econami.  Model Railroader put TCS WOW in their reporting.  They were wrong.

« Last Edit: August 10, 2018, 01:09:42 PM by reinhardtjh »
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Re: Bachmann Announcements. Sign of the times?
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 12:51:19 PM »
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What products were you hoping that they might have announced?

I had none whatsoever.

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Re: Bachmann Announcements. Sign of the times?
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 01:04:26 PM »
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surprised that they are re-issuing the Light Mountain in N instead of the Heavy Mountain.  The Light Mountain always had pulling problems with the plastic engine shell which the heavy with the metal shell did not.
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Re: Bachmann Announcements. Sign of the times?
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2018, 01:14:04 PM »
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There was a second run of the light mountain that pulled much better.  This is probably an update to that.
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Re: Bachmann Announcements. Sign of the times?
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2018, 03:00:08 PM »
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Naw, more like all the good stuff in N gets announced at the Nscale convention.
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Re: Bachmann Announcements. Sign of the times?
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2018, 03:05:59 PM »
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I wish Bachmann would release some CB&Q so I might have a reason to buy their products. 
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Re: Bachmann Announcements. Sign of the times?
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2018, 06:24:59 PM »
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surprised that they are re-issuing the Light Mountain in N instead of the Heavy Mountain.  The Light Mountain always had pulling problems with the plastic engine shell which the heavy with the metal shell did not.
Fred

   They pull much better if you shim the TT driver with a piece of Scotch tape .

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Re: Bachmann Announcements. Sign of the times?
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2018, 08:17:00 PM »
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Wow, those On30 reefers are up to $75!!!

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Re: Bachmann Announcements. Sign of the times?
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2018, 09:04:35 PM »
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Yeah they might as well start calling their stuff jewelery.  :|

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Re: Bachmann Announcements. Sign of the times?
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2018, 09:20:26 PM »
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Wow, those On30 reefers are up to $75!!!
When they released their current passenger cars I was shocked at the $50 price tag considering there was no separately applied details, or molded on details for that matter. I swear they see other manufacturers charge these prices and think they can too even though the detail level between Bachmann and let's say Rapido are on opposite sides of the spectrum.
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Re: Bachmann Announcements. Sign of the times?
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2018, 09:22:10 PM »
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And those reefers are no different really from the $15 boxcars I used to buy.

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Re: Bachmann Announcements. Sign of the times?
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2018, 09:24:20 PM »
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Man, that is a whole bunch of meh

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Re: Bachmann Announcements. Sign of the times?
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2018, 09:29:09 PM »
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Man, that is a whole bunch of meh

Yep!