Examining the New Bachmann On30 Outside Frame 4-4-0

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  1. hminky

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    Is the driver diameter 40"?
  3. hminky

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    They are 38".

    Harold
  4. Canopus

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    Beautiful model. Period.

    If you disagree, then you are wrong. :mrgreen:
  5. nachoman

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    Harold, what gauge/scale are you modeling now? Since you seem to keep swithching back and forth :) have you considered building two layouts? I noticed the S-scale diesel era - you could easily build a small switching layout.

    Kevin
  6. nkp174

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    Wonderful! Thank you! I think I've found drivers for a Hawaiian 0-6-0! I love the driver offerings from the B-man.

    I think that is a prettier engine than the inside frame version. Cool to see some of the interesting prototypes they come up with. Refreshing to see some much freedom from a commercial manufacturer.
  7. Canopus

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    I saw a comment that made me chuckle on another forum recently, can't remember which one. They were reviewing this specific locomotive and someone said "Whoever heard of an outside frame 4-4-0?".

    LOL. Some people can be so delightfully ignorant.

    I'm really pleased bachmann chose to model this prototype, because it's a beautiful, graceful engine. I loathe inside frame locomotives with the exception of 0-4-0 porters, I think they generally look ungraceful and to me the wheels look "naked". As a result I refuse to have anything other than outside frame steamers on my layout (again, with the exception of 0-4-0 porters!).
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    Harold, relative to the front drivers, does the electric motor protrude towards the smoke box or back towards the firebox? The reason I ask is this loco has some potential for the large scale narrow gauger.
    Cheers
    MT
  9. hminky

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    I have added a link to photos and a scale plan of the locomotive on the website.

    Harold
  10. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Harold,
    Thanks for the link to the photos of the 4-4-0. I saw this loco at the iHobby Expo, in Rosemont Illinois, this weekend. It is a little beauty! Bachamnn also had a pre-production Fn3 2-6-6-2 T, that was absolutely amazing. I only had a brief moment to talk with Lee Riley about the loco, but I am impressed with what they are planning for it.