Post by Captain Punjab on Dec 3, 2005 23:20:24 GMT
Hey, I just got back from the model train shop, and they had the new rolling stock! Unfortunately they didn't have the new engines in yet. I would have bought some Express Coaches, but I didn't have enough money. So instead, I just got the brake van and an open wagon, plus some non-Thomas stuff. Anyway, I got to see all the new rolling stock, so here are my comments:
I didn't realize how long the Express Coaches are! If I eventually get them, they'll probably look silly on my tiny 18-inch radius curves!
The tank cars are all pretty good.
The orange-ish truck is just as lame as it looks in the pictures. I doubt that I'll be buying that one!
I may put up some pics of the ones I got, after I weather them.
Does anyone have any pictures or URLS of the entire Bachmann range? From what I've seen sofar, they seem far more, well, excellent than Hornby's "shortcut" models (save for Henry - he really WAS a 'Black Five..)
Post by Captain Punjab on Dec 4, 2005 12:55:51 GMT
The cargo car's simply a repainted Troublesome Truck. It's completely brown (although it looks more orange in the pic), and looks like something you'd get in a McDonald's Happy Meal. I doubt that it will be as popular as the other ones.
Henry does rather look as though he's either just recieved a nasty blow to the smokebox or has been on the psychadelic-coal that we see in TBM episode 12.
Yes, that expression is rather blank and disconcerting.
The Hornby range of models are based on the original descriptions as given by the Rev W Awdry, whilst the Bachmann models are based on the TV series models, which were originally built in Gauge 1 on Marklin Chassis, and are not entirely faithful to the original Awdry descriptions.
Still, neither range has my favourites, Edward and the Scottish Twins!
I saw the new models at a hobby show yesterday....They're all so small! But meh, I wouldin't know about model trains, anyway. Henry actually looks nice to me. But he'd be a bit better if the color was darker.
Post by Captain Punjab on Dec 20, 2005 16:14:24 GMT
On the BachmannTrains forum, "the Bach-Man" said that Gordon and Henry are shipping, or already have shipped. Apparently, they'll be in stores just in time for Xmas. Cutting it a little close, eh Bachmann?!
EDIT: Yeah, gundam, I agree with you. The Hornby Scruffey looks alot better.