It must be Bachmann's turn for some speculating

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Re: It must be Bachmann's turn for some speculating

Postby D605Eagle » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:52 am

TK421 wrote:I guess your chosen location is going to be a factor in choice of shunter's truck as well, are there any duplicate locations both companies are doing?

Thats a good point, and no theres no duplication in locations.

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Re: It must be Bachmann's turn for some speculating

Postby Pennine MC » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:36 am

D605Eagle wrote:
TK421 wrote:I guess your chosen location is going to be a factor in choice of shunter's truck as well, are there any duplicate locations both companies are doing?

Thats a good point, and no theres no duplication in locations.


Specialised GW wagons are not my strong point, but I'd guess that there was more than one diagram of shunter's truck; then again, it may be that there was one diagram that was much more common than the others.

If someone just wants a generic truck, they'll either buy by the branded location or by the cheapest (likely Bachmann). If someone's interested in representing a prototypical mix of stock, they might buy both, and use transfers to change the branding.

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Re: It must be Bachmann's turn for some speculating

Postby D605Eagle » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:09 pm

I think they are both based on a preserved example from Didcot. Just had a thumb through Bachmanns catalogue at me mates "yea olde model shoppe" :lol: and I'll swear its exactly the same picture used by Hornby.

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Re: It must be Bachmann's turn for some speculating

Postby Pennine MC » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:36 pm

Well knowing Hornby - and the bolognese they made of the pics of the fish van and LMS CCT - it's probably not a shunter's truck they're doing at all :roll: :D

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Re: It must be Bachmann's turn for some speculating

Postby Bigmet » Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:51 pm

TK421 wrote:...Stanier crab ... surprise.

This would be the unusual dish that takes forever to appear from the restaurant kitchen, but all is forgiven when it does finally arrive at the table.

OK, I am assuming it will be mechanically sound, but that's a pretty safe bet from Bachmann; the appearance as seen in pictures from the Warley show says OH YES! Enlarging some of the better images on screen to full size for O gauge, it looks overall like a well above average O gauge model. I can see this getting a very very warm reception when it goes on sale.

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Re: It must be Bachmann's turn for some speculating

Postby Bigmet » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:11 am

TK421 wrote:In the words of that talking dog ohhhhhhh yes!

Stanier crab...

And four years but a month later it has crabbed or mogulled its way into the shops and looking very good too.

I may eventually get to look at one as an old friend is threatening to purchase; and I do his pre-flight checks, decoder fit and programming. But first he'll have to decide whether it is exactly right for 1937 in Chesfordshire, what shed it is going to be allocated to, and what services it might be rostered on.

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Re: It must be Bachmann's turn for some speculating

Postby Black-Marlin » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:59 pm

Bigmet wrote:
I may eventually get to look at one...


I have a late-crest example on order from the Cutlers. I'll let you know what I make of it when it arrives.

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Re: It must be Bachmann's turn for some speculating

Postby Bigmet » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:51 pm

Announced at a now long forgotten date, apparently the Thompson coaches in BR's first two tone livery are appearing at retailers. I shall have to take a look.

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Re: It must be Bachmann's turn for some speculating

Postby D605Eagle » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:48 pm

Bigmet wrote:Announced at a now long forgotten date, apparently the Thompson coaches in BR's first two tone livery are appearing at retailers. I shall have to take a look.

Plum and spilt milk?

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Re: It must be Bachmann's turn for some speculating

Postby Bigmet » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:28 am

Or carmine and cream if preferred. Hadn't arrived at retailer however.

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Re: It must be Bachmann's turn for some speculating

Postby D605Eagle » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:35 pm

I was thinking of this livery. clicky
Surprising that so many very early versions of loco BR livery have been done by all manufacturers, but nobody has attempted the coach liveries that were experimented with. I for one thought plum and spilt milk was far better looking that the carmine and cream that was settled on.


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