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.
Nicholas: I'd be interested in seeing photos from the event if anyone has any to share here. It is somewhat beyond the general purview of my habits to look on Twitter for these things.
Oct 13, 2019 7:29:12 GMT
Mr. Coffey Pot: Oh I will be sharing lots of my photos and a 4K video on here alright! 🚂👍😉
Oct 13, 2019 8:51:59 GMT
Sleeper Agent: Ooh the video sounds good. Also wow 28 guests visiting in the RWS thread! I've noticed this forum seems to have had a lot this year, just sign up
Oct 13, 2019 21:49:46 GMT
Mr. Coffey Pot: Sleeper Agent Actually the close up cab interior is in fact original. It was made during the production of the first series. Best discuss it with @tomsprops on Twitter about it for more information. Thank you for your feedback on the video I just shared. 👍
Oct 18, 2019 8:37:21 GMT
Sleeper Agent: Oh right lol, thought it looked an outstanding replica Wasn't aware it endured such a long life, anyway great it has and it's fantastic what some of the community have been able to pool together and restore
Oct 18, 2019 9:18:20 GMT
fobhew22: The latest ERS volume has hit the Library! If you placed a guess about the latest developments on the MSHR, it's time to see if you were right! Why not go and have a look?
Oct 20, 2019 21:06:02 GMT
ScarletSpider: Picked up a nice set of the Rev. W. Awdry's books in a boxset toay from a Charity shop. All 26 in it, in great condition with box only having minor scuffs. £10.
Oct 21, 2019 14:31:01 GMT
Fox: Good evening SiF - a late but due update down at the Dockside in the ERS Novels section has just floated - a smaller Story Arc this time, but one that will, we hope, answer a lot of fan questions.
Oct 21, 2019 19:05:53 GMT