Bachmann release ON30 Baldwin Trench loco

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Bachmann release ON30 Baldwin Trench loco

Postby Mark Goodwin » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:46 am

Dear fellow GN15 modellers,

Strictly out of forum, but an interesting model in U.S. O scale (1:48) in light of the recent number of 009 items.

https://www.trainworld.com/manufacturer ... dcc-sound/

They are also releasing some 18' gondolas and box cars to go with it.
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Re: Bachmann release ON30 Baldwin Trench loco

Postby DCRFAN 3 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:07 am

I'm confused. Where does 18 inch gauge fit in?

The WW1 trench lines were 24 inch gauge.

Bachmann has built the locos in 1/48 scale so on 16.5mm scale gauge so the represented gauge has risen to 31 inch.

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Re: Bachmann release ON30 Baldwin Trench loco

Postby Mark Goodwin » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:35 pm

Hi DCR fan,

The 18' reference refers to the length of the box cars and gondolas - probably the same ON30 stuff that Bachmann have been selling as pairs for some years. I think they have used the HO scale "Porter" 0-6-0 chassis to save costs and the simplified valve gear is a compromise as is the ON30 (2'6") gauge.

I think its nice to see something that can be used in this scale that could apply to railways outside the U.S.A. Not being gifted in the ability to re-gauge, I'll put up with the gauge and valve gear inaccuracies.

"Trainworld" have a great pre-order price compared to the hefty price tag shown on the Bachmann website. The model is equipped with a DCC "Wowsound" chip.

Here's a link to the Bachmann 2019 product announcements - a bit late as it's nearly 2020. The trench stuff is shown in the ON30 section.
https://resources.bachmanntrains.com/20 ... index.html

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Re: Bachmann release ON30 Baldwin Trench loco

Postby Steve Holland » Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:58 pm

Its a shame that Bachmann forgot the valve gear, after all they managed it on the War Department Baldwin 4-6-0 in OO9. Or are the photos a pre-production mock-up?
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Re: Bachmann release ON30 Baldwin Trench loco

Postby Mark Goodwin » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:47 pm

Hi Steve,

Could be but the information was the image generated by Bachmann on this side of the pond so there's no way of confirming until I see it "in the flesh". Arrival with US distributors is scheduled for the end of September. I have one on order.
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Re: Bachmann release ON30 Baldwin Trench loco

Postby DCRFAN 3 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:52 am

Mark Goodwin wrote:Hi DCR fan,

The 18' reference refers to the length of the box cars and gondolas - probably the same ON30 stuff that Bachmann have been selling as pairs for some years. I think they have used the HO scale "Porter" 0-6-0 chassis to save costs and the simplified valve gear is a compromise as is the ON30 (2'6") gauge.


Happy modelling,
Cheers
Mark


Ah 18' is way different from 18". Now it makes sense. Thanks.


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