New Bachmann On30 Bogie Diesel?

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New Bachmann On30 Bogie Diesel?

Postby DCRfan » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:47 am

Is this new to the group? I can't recall seeing a posting for this great looking outside rod WHITCOMB 50-TON CENTER-CAB DIESEL which is in the Bachmann catalogue page 7. Due out date Oct 2013.

Great Gn15 potential (except the price :cry: )


http://www.bachmanntrains.net/Catalogs/2013/NMRA_2013.pdf
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Postby Glen A » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:43 am

Ouch! That's way outside the price you want to pay for something that's going to get cut up.
Would be much better going for the HO 45 tonner. That also has the outside side rods and is much more afford-able.

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Postby lenelg » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:10 am

Glen A wrote:Ouch! That's way outside the price you want to pay for something that's going to get cut up.
Would be much better going for the HO 45 tonner. That also has the outside side rods and is much more afford-able.


Since the new loco is an O scale model of a 50-tonner, it should be about twice the size of an HO scale 45-tonner - so it is a rather different beast.. And Bachmann´s list prices seldom survive long in the marketplace..
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New Bachmann On30 Diesel

Postby NotHarryPotter » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:35 am

Hi folks,

the news from the On30 Conspiracy group is that the price will be US $235 which is the same as for the Heisler loco :D

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Postby Artizen » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:02 pm

To me, it looks like two Davenports back to back. The last two I got from the US cost me $38 each. So a centre cab version should be around $100? :)
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:10 pm

Artizen wrote:To me, it looks like two Davenports back to back. The last two I got from the US cost me $38 each. So a centre cab version should be around $100? :)


I would think (though I haven't seen the specs) that it would be a central motor configuration like they did when they updated the old GE44. This would limit the radius it will get round.

Would make a Gnice Gn15 loco though :)
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