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    Thread: Backdating Bachmann's Thomas the Tank Engine
Post: RE: Backdating Bachmann's Thomas the Tank Engine

The lining transfers arrived, so I started work on Thomas! I got one side and the back done! It was a bit difficult at first, because I've never used waterslide transfers before, but once I got the ha...
TrainMan2001 OO Scale discussion 94 50,380 04-03-2022, 02:00 PM
    Thread: Backdating Bachmann's Thomas the Tank Engine
Post: RE: Backdating Bachmann's Thomas the Tank Engine

A bit of a smaller update this time, but it's still an important one! I finished off Thomas' new running plate design and also designed some buffers for him! I also placed an order for them from Shape...
TrainMan2001 OO Scale discussion 94 50,380 03-28-2022, 03:22 AM
    Thread: Backdating Bachmann's Thomas the Tank Engine
Post: RE: Backdating Bachmann's Thomas the Tank Engine

I removed the blue with a fine sandpaper. I'm planning on going over them again with a finer sandpaper (probably 2000 grit), then the finest one that I have (I think 3000) just in case the sandpaper I...
TrainMan2001 OO Scale discussion 94 50,380 03-17-2022, 07:51 AM
    Thread: Backdating Bachmann's Thomas the Tank Engine
Post: RE: Backdating Bachmann's Thomas the Tank Engine

I've been kind of quiet recently due to being busy with school, but I have made a fair amount of progress with Thomas! For the last few weeks, I was mostly doing filling and sanding, but I have finall...
TrainMan2001 OO Scale discussion 94 50,380 03-17-2022, 03:43 AM
    Thread: DalaGStanator's Customs, Mods and Experiments
Post: RE: DalaGStanator's Customs, Mods and Experiments

Those look really good!
TrainMan2001 Modification Gallery 97 17,227 03-17-2022, 12:55 AM
    Thread: Thomas 2021 Reboot
Post: RE: Thomas 2021 Reboot

I think the rolling stock looks interesting, but the animals printed on the sides of the engines are definitely weird.
TrainMan2001 General Forum 400 53,611 03-09-2022, 11:38 AM
    Thread: Thomas 2021 Reboot
Post: RE: Thomas 2021 Reboot

I think the safety valve and whistle are moved really far forward, so it looks weird.
TrainMan2001 General Forum 400 53,611 03-02-2022, 01:52 PM
    Thread: Custom Side Rods...WOW!
Post: RE: Custom Side Rods...WOW!

That's awesome!
TrainMan2001 General Forum 5 668 02-25-2022, 12:51 AM
    Thread: Awesome N Gauge Layout
Post: RE: Awesome N Gauge Layout

Wow, there's so much to look at in every picture!
TrainMan2001 N Scale discussion 4 538 02-24-2022, 11:44 AM
    Thread: Backdating Bachmann's Thomas the Tank Engine
Post: RE: Backdating Bachmann's Thomas the Tank Engine

I think regular 3D printed, so I think they're some kind of plastic.
TrainMan2001 OO Scale discussion 94 50,380 02-23-2022, 03:52 AM
    Thread: Backdating Bachmann's Thomas the Tank Engine
Post: RE: Backdating Bachmann's Thomas the Tank Engine

Hi Super! Thank you! The faces were some I found on Shapeways; I only painted them.
TrainMan2001 OO Scale discussion 94 50,380 02-22-2022, 01:16 PM
    Thread: Backdating Bachmann's Thomas the Tank Engine
Post: RE: Backdating Bachmann's Thomas the Tank Engine

And we're back to a Series 1 inspired Thomas! As I was preparing to add detail to the model, I started thinking a lot about why I was doing the project in the first place, and I couldn't really think...
TrainMan2001 OO Scale discussion 94 50,380 02-22-2022, 11:07 AM
    Thread: How to stop the eyes from moving in Bachmann Thomas locos
Post: RE: How to stop the eyes from moving in Bachmann T...

Hello again! Sorry for the late reply, I ended up being pretty busy over the past week. To remove the eyes from any Bachmann locomotive, you'll have to remove the gearbox completely (shown here is Tho...
TrainMan2001 OO Scale discussion 3 2,814 02-21-2022, 03:38 AM
    Thread: How to stop the eyes from moving in Bachmann Thomas locos
Post: RE: How to stop the eyes from moving in Bachmann T...

Hi! The eye mechanism is part of the model's gearbox, so you would have to take the model apart to remove the gears that move the eyes. Unfortunately, I don't quite have any pictures of one at hand (I...
TrainMan2001 OO Scale discussion 3 2,814 02-13-2022, 02:42 PM
    Thread: Backdating Bachmann's Thomas the Tank Engine
Post: RE: "Kitbashing" Thomas the Tank Engine

Thanks, Super! If you love the boiler detail, just wait until the running plate is painted. I put some detail on it under the boiler, since it'll be somewhat visible.
TrainMan2001 OO Scale discussion 94 50,380 01-31-2022, 03:04 AM
    Thread: Backdating Bachmann's Thomas the Tank Engine
Post: RE: "Kitbashing" Thomas the Tank Engine

Alright, my Shapeways shipment has arrived! I got some faces for Thomas and printed out the running plate I designed! It's really cool to see how the project is finally starting to come together now a...
TrainMan2001 OO Scale discussion 94 50,380 01-30-2022, 11:31 AM
    Thread: 1980's Hornby Thomas Set
Post: RE: 1980's Hornby Thomas Set

That's awesome! Model railways can be pretty fun!
TrainMan2001 Show Us What You Bought 6 915 01-22-2022, 11:41 AM
    Thread: Backdating Bachmann's Thomas the Tank Engine
Post: RE: "Kitbashing" Thomas the Tank Engine

I have now gotten this project about as far as I can for the moment. I put some milliput on the joins between Thomas' smokebox and body, and I also designed a running plate for Thomas as well! Now I j...
TrainMan2001 OO Scale discussion 94 50,380 01-20-2022, 01:50 PM
    Thread: Backdating Bachmann's Thomas the Tank Engine
Post: RE: "Kitbashing" Thomas the Tank Engine

I'm back with a bit more progress! The glue didn't actually stick the pieces of Thomas together last time, so I had to do that again. I also put some milliput inside the boiler where the join for the ...
TrainMan2001 OO Scale discussion 94 50,380 01-17-2022, 11:53 AM
    Thread: Backdating Bachmann's Thomas the Tank Engine
Post: RE: "Kitbashing" Thomas the Tank Engine

Another title change and this project is back in full swing! Considering there's not much of the original Bachmann Thomas left (just the smokebox, chassis and coupling rods), I don't think "Backdatin...
TrainMan2001 OO Scale discussion 94 50,380 01-08-2022, 12:34 PM