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

marshall <zephyr03@...>

Leo Pesce wrote:

From: Leo Pesce <>

Hello all,

I have been away for a while from all the latest news about new and
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
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
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
$100-200 engines.

Any comments?
Yeah - if you did the GS-5 instead, you could do all of the above
(except the Freedom Train) and add the Western Pacific's 48X class -

Actually, a lot more railroads had 74"-drivered 4-8-4s than those with
80" . . . and the CRI&P R-67 served as the design basis for a number of
engines on different roads. If Bachmann had stuck to their original
announcement about the 2-8-0, with interchangeable stacks, domes, cabs,
etc., you could cover around a dozen roads from the R-67 . . .


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