Bachmann Announces NYC J3a in N Scale

Charlie Vlk Jul 2, 2020

  1. Charlie Vlk

    Charlie Vlk TrainBoard Member

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    The August 2020 Model Railroader carries an ad on the back of the magazine announcing DCC Econami-equipped NYC J3a Hudsons in N Scale. Road numbers 5404, 5420, 5426, and 5445. Comes with operating front coupler with optional dummy in the down position. Scheduled for Fall 2020 release.
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  2. Hardcoaler

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    A good prototype I think, offering a modest size suitable for use on many layouts and fine looks too. Did Bachmann choose the streamlined J3a or the normal?
     
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  3. Point353

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    Un-streamlined.
    Two models with the "as-delivered" Roman style lettering and two with the later Gothic style.
    Also, the roadnumber for the first loco is advertised as 5405, rather than 5404.
    MSRP is $439. :eek:

    Wish that Bachmann would offer versions without the DCC/sound package.
     
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  4. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    Wow, that's a great choice and a huge MSRP
     
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  5. Point353

    Point353 TrainBoard Member

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    No doubt TrainWorld/TrainLand will have them at a significant discount, but $439 buys a 55" TV set.
     
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    I'd spend money on trains before I buy a TV.;)
     
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  7. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    You don't have 4 kids, do you?
     
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  8. fitz

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    Any available with Scullin Disc Drivers like this J-3 5444/? Pretty sure 5405 was the first J-3.

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  9. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Good lookin' loco!
     
  10. Ike the BN Freak

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    I dunno, I bought 2 55" LED TVs from Best Buy for less than that including tax...
     
  11. Point353

    Point353 TrainBoard Member

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    I was only looking at Samsung. What brand of set did you get?
     
  12. Ike the BN Freak

    Ike the BN Freak TrainBoard Member

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    Insignia, its BestBuy's store brand, basically BestBuy's version of Kenmore, they contract out the items to the other companies
     
  13. Point353

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    No, based on the pictures in the ad.
    They all appear to be Boxpok style, like the ones on this model:

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  14. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

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    Very accurate. I'm impressed.
     
  15. Point353

    Point353 TrainBoard Member

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    That's a Korean-made O scale 2-rail brass model by Kohs & Co., from about a dozen years ago.
    A run of 100 pieces was made - 50 with Boxpok drivers and 50 with Scullin disc.
    Selling price at the time was $3,200. I'm aware of at least one of them being resold more recently for over $4K.
     
  16. Calzephyr

    Calzephyr TrainBoard Supporter

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    A question for Charlie Vlk.
    What do 'You' suppose the odds are for Bachmann to follow-up this version of the Hudson class with the more popular J3a streamlined version?????

    Inquiring steamheads just need to know!!

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  17. Charlie Vlk

    Charlie Vlk TrainBoard Member

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    Frankly, your guess is as good as mine!
    Applying logic to Kato when I worked there Did not work well; I have not divined any pattern to product choices in Bachmann N Scale releases.
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  18. Calzephyr

    Calzephyr TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thank you Charlie,

    More model railroading conundrums.

    Kato with the 4-8-4 mechanism could do a streamlined Niagara class S2 for NYC fans; though "I" would prefer some D&RGW heavy Western class...

    Now... Bachmann with the 4-6-4 mechanism could do a streamlined Dreyfuss J3a or even a streamlined F7 Baltic for Milw Rd fans.

    ConCor never followed up with Santa Fe class heavy 2-10-2 or Texas class 2-10-4.

    Oh well... more pipe dreams going up in smoke I guess... sigh...

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  19. Randy Stahl

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    There were more Milwaukee F-6 Baltics than there were F-7 Hudsons. I'll take both !!
     
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  20. Calzephyr

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    Ahhh yes... the unstreamlined F-6 and F-6a were known as Baltics... whereas... the streamlined F-7 version were called Hudsons.

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