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.
Armada Starscream: I have a question. Is there a thread where users can post summaries of their whole head-cannon and fandom worlds? Like how they would see Sodor progress, and how they imagined things happening? Im not sure Fan THeories Explanations and Reasons is enough
Jul 28, 2020 7:29:59 GMT
splatter: Idk. That would be sick though!
Jul 28, 2020 8:18:03 GMT
9: It depends really on how you want to go about it. If you're thinking of creating your own take on Sudrian History, for example, I would suggest you try one of the fanfic-related pages of the site. Otherwise, it depends how you want to set it up
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9: Although, does anyone know of any towns, villages, etc..., on Sodor that aren't connected to the Fat Controller's railway? I was thinking about using them as locations in either stories about road vehicles like Bertie, or stories that take place in history
Jul 28, 2020 10:31:40 GMT
splatter: I don't know. Considering how much of Sodor is spanned by railway lines, I doubt there'd be many villages that aren't close to or centred around a track.
Jul 28, 2020 11:01:50 GMT
Armada Starscream: 9: yes it would be on things like that, with users able to go into detail on things like fan history, backstory, and statuses of things they like to consider their own canon.
Jul 28, 2020 17:02:44 GMT
Armada Starscream: I wanted to know if there is already a thread for that, or if I or someone should create one
Jul 28, 2020 17:03:58 GMT
Parker Productions: Send your thoughts on the 'Tugs Musings and Speculations' thread
Jul 28, 2020 17:34:59 GMT
Culdee Fell: 9 As far as the Railway Series goes, Ulfstead is the obvious one.
Jul 28, 2020 18:34:51 GMT
9: Thanks! Also, did you guys happen to notice anyone we all know making a cameo appearance in a segment about Teddy Boston, in one of the latter's home movies, during a steam railway programme shown on the BBC two nights ago? I know I did!
Jul 28, 2020 23:26:34 GMT
Madness: I have my new 'Mini-Series' episode of Season 5 premiering tomorrow night. Here it is: youtu.be/qBCuETJa3xA
Jul 30, 2020 0:14:59 GMT
Vought Sikorsky: In terms of other isolated areas in Sodor, there's also Balladrine, Balladwail, Ballaswein, Cabalnoo, Cregwir, Droghan-y-Claghan, Elsdale, Kellaby, Kirkleas, & Killaban, as well as Harwick.
Jul 30, 2020 6:02:52 GMT
Vought Sikorsky: Though if you're going off TVS Canon that last one would be excluded (And most likely a few others as well considering the TVS' liking of giving stations random place-names).
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fobhew22: The latest SHEB volume has just hit the Library, and its a very fittingly titled instalment considering the hot temperatures we've had in the UK today! Read 'Overheated Engines' now!
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Mr. Coffey Pot: I will soon be telling you a special story of James the Red Engine featuring CynicOnRails' original story of 'Alone' on YouTube with my friends! See you there! youtu.be/wi9fvH3sNM8
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