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Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« on: August 12, 2022, 10:56:48 PM »
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I am already seeing posts on Facebook about NTS releases, in HO.  Anything to report in N, other than the Flexi-Flos?
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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2022, 12:22:32 AM »
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Allegedly Scale trains will be announcing some N scale freight cars over the weekend
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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2022, 11:36:45 PM »
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Bachmann put up their NTS new product catalog yesterday - no earth-shaking stuff this time around, but they did announce a fishbelly gon that looks relatively close to a Greenville 15-panel.  It'd be nice to see more info; Greenville gons are one of my pet requests.
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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2022, 01:47:26 PM »
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I asked Atlas on their facebook, no new tooling for NTS

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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2022, 02:57:38 PM »
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Bachmann is jumping into the N scale SD40-2 arena (new tooling, replacing the 1980s era cartoonish SD40-2 tooling):

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At a minimum, should be an improvement over the old tooling.  :D

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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2022, 03:01:24 PM »
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Bachmann put up their NTS new product catalog yesterday -<snip>, but they did announce a fishbelly gon that looks relatively close to a Greenville 15-panel.  It'd be nice to see more info; Greenville gons are one of my pet requests.

Interesting, it's a different prototype than their HO fishbelly.  :o Potentially good news.  :lol:

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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2022, 03:10:17 PM »
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I asked Atlas on their facebook, no new tooling for NTS

Not for N, but they did announce some HO stuff.  :RUEffinKiddingMe:
  • Atlas Master® Plus HO Scale CNCF 5000 Box Car
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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2022, 03:19:13 PM »
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NTS was this weekend?.. news to me..
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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2022, 03:58:29 PM »
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Just from the small pics in the flyer, the Bachmann 40-2 possibly looks better than Intermountain’s.
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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2022, 04:09:27 PM »
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Not for N, but they did announce some HO stuff.  :RUEffinKiddingMe:
  • Atlas Master® Plus HO Scale CNCF 5000 Box Car
  • HO Scale Portec 3000 Covered Hopper

It is probably better that they don’t announce new N stuff. I would love to see them catch up with their current list of things yet to be produced. Way more effective marketing to keep the pace of announcements in line with product arrivals.
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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2022, 04:13:35 PM »
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Just from the small pics in the flyer, the Bachmann 40-2 possibly looks better than Intermountain’s.

Bachmann's Spectrum Steam (2-8-0) is one the best rendered locomotives out there.  Hopefully with the SD40-2 they design build a comparable model. 

I am curious why all manufactures are looking at a crowded SD40-2 market and say me too?

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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2022, 04:31:53 PM »
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I am curious why all manufactures are looking at a crowded SD40-2 market and say me too?

How else would people that shop at HobbyTown buy an SD40-2?

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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2022, 05:07:31 PM »
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That gondola looks interesting. If it is really 52'6" ID or even over the ends, give them credit for not clipping the body to 50'.  Looking on their page https://resources.bachmanntrains.com/2022-nmra/html5/index.html it looks like these are riveted cars (were Greenville cars riveted or welded?). But riveted is good news for me, as the few 15 panel cars  in my timeframe that I've seen photos of were riveted.

Maybe the same car that Walthers marketed in HO some while back as an AAR 52'6" gondola?  Anyway, I'll probably find a use for 1 or 2.  Is their "mark II" coupler closer to reasonable size than their original "EZ Mate"?

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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2022, 05:26:23 PM »
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Just from the small pics in the flyer, the Bachmann 40-2 possibly looks better than Intermountain’s.

(HO scale model shown for illustrative purposes)

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Re: Scuttlebutt from National Train Show?
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2022, 06:11:11 PM »
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That gondola looks interesting. If it is really 52'6" ID or even over the ends, give them credit for not clipping the body to 50'.  Looking on their page https://resources.bachmanntrains.com/2022-nmra/html5/index.html it looks like these are riveted cars (were Greenville cars riveted or welded?). But riveted is good news for me, as the few 15 panel cars  in my timeframe that I've seen photos of were riveted.

Maybe the same car that Walthers marketed in HO some while back as an AAR 52'6" gondola?  Anyway, I'll probably find a use for 1 or 2.  Is their "mark II" coupler closer to reasonable size than their original "EZ Mate"?

An industry insider told me that a PS 52/53' gon was in the works from "someone" - I was guessing BLMA/Atlas.   Wonder what happened to that?