Re: [HOsteam] Future of the "plastic" steam models.


Thomas Beutel <Thomas.Beutel@...>
 

Hi Leo,

I would love to see a P2K/Roco GS4!!! Another candidate would be the GS3 and
GS6. They are essentially the same, with variations in the skirting and
appliances. You have pre-war Daylight lettering (small lettering in upper
band), post-war lettering (large lettering), black, and don't forget Western
Pacific.

Perhaps with some creative die work, the whole GS2/3/4/5/6 series could be
represented. Just make them strong enough to pull a long train! ;-)

BTW, speaking of plastic steam, does anyone know when the Bachmann 2-10-0
will be out?

Cheers,
Thomas

-----Original Message-----
From: Leo Pesce [mailto:leo@sco.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2000 2:32 PM
To: HOsteam@onelist.com
Subject: [HOsteam] Future of the "plastic" steam models.


From: Leo Pesce <leo@sco.com>

Hello all,

I have been away for a while from all the latest news about new and
announced
products. So I will ask here.

Is there any information on the new P2K engine?

Due to a high visibility being known to the world, would you say a P2K/Roco
GS4 (Southern Pacific Northern 4-8-4 in Daylight, American Freedom, San
Joaquin
and Black Commuter) would not be out of the question?

Here is an engine that can take four color schemes, not many can say the
same.
From a manufacturer point of view, as steam engines are concerned, this is
great. Except for the USRAs, most engines are always very railroad specific
in looks, appliances and colors. Of course a lot of them have the so called
"Fantasy Schemes", but that should be relegated to the toy section, not to
the
$100-200 engines.

Any comments?

Cheers
Leo





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