Monday, 6 February 2012

"I'm Great Western and..."


Yes, it's the news you've been waiting for - Duck the Great Western Engine will be made by Bachmann USA in 2012. This is not so surprising really, given the character's continuing popularity, despite his absence in the current incarnation of Thomas & Friends.

More on this news and hopefully some discussion on the pre-production samples, when it breaks.

Until next time!

28 comments:

  1. Yes! Just what I was hoping for! When do you suppose he'll be released?

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  2. Finally! I just hope he's built accurately?

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  3. With the level of accuracy the models have been produced with these last few releases, I'm sure he'll look absolutely grand.

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  4. And now Simon could a Bachmann Duck vs Hornby Duck video hopefully!

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  5. I hope Duck gets a series 3 face. BTW Where did you here that bachmann will make Duck?

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  6. I cannot reveal my source out of respect to his kindness, but my source was cross referenced against another and confirmation of this portion of this year's Bachmann range confirmed.

    I think everyone who wants to support the Awdry characters and the Awdry legacy should make 2012 "The year of the Great Western" insomuch as buying the Bachmann Duck is concerned.

    In short, I would like to actively encourage everyone to spread the word and once pre-orders are invited, to get their orders in for what will be a stunning model.

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  7. I am very glad that are making Duck. However could it mean an end of an era for the wonderful Hornby Duck?

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    1. Hornby's Duck's been discontinued, hence why there's been so much pressure on Bachmann to make him.

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  8. I can't believe it!
    Now we just need to wait for Bachmann to announce it themselves! They'd better do it soon; the public's on to them!
    This means that they've made engines #1-10! I haven't been this excited for their engine since Edward!
    I guess the CGI transition isn't holding Duck back after all!

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    1. Bachmann actually have confirmed Duck already, he's on the website now!!!

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  9. Well, all I can say is people power really DOES work! Well done, Bachmann

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  10. Bachmann deserve a lot of credit for this one. They had plans in place to do certain characters for quite a while and clearly read the feedback expressed on the internet in various locations.

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  11. Oh. My. God. Pinch me, I'm dreaming!

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  12. I hope Lionel trains dose him next!

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  13. Bring on Oliver!

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  14. Maybe Duck would appear in full CGI before we see a picture of the actual model.

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  15. Duck: I'm Great Western and I...
    Donald: Quack, Quack, Quack!
    Duck: What?
    Donald: You heard. Quack Quack you go, sounds like you laid an egg that became a wee Bachmann engine!

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  16. It's about time but I figured it was gonna happen soon! I might buy one just for display purposes until I can work up money for a layout!

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  17. I'm happy for the US contingency finally getting a Duck, as for myself, I already own the Hornby, so not as excited.

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  18. Larger Seagullane6 February 2012 at 14:42

    Wow!!! Now,Hornby is the one who's behind! All Bachmann needs now is Oliver and they'll have all of the main engine characters from Seasons 1 through 3!!! Maybe part of the reason of why they decided to make it is to fill the gap made last year with #1-7 and 9-10. (Although I still agree that the character's popularity would've been another reaason ;))Anyways, Bachmann is just doing fantastic and as you've mentioned in the reviews Simon, their models are getting better recently. Can't wait to see it!

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    1. ...Hornby made a Duck in 1986, which was discontinued a few years ago. So technically, Bachmann are STILL behind, but catching up fast.

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  19. @Anonymous
    Duck:Quack Yourserlf
    Duck:Donald Says that I laid an egg that became a BACHMANN Engine Let's Pay him out
    Oh Me, Oh My BACHMANN is making Duck So Besides Duck & the Ice Cream Van What Other Models are going to be made, As for Duck I hope he gets either a S2/S3/S4/S5/S6/S7 Face & not a S12 face But I hope they Look Good.

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  20. Hurry up, Bachmann, and make Oliver and Toad as well!!!! Duck is going to be a huge success, and so would Oliver, as well as Toad, if you make them soon. Please, please, please, please make Oliver.

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  21. I'm also going to be waiting for Oliver, Stepney, 'Arry, Bert, D261, The Breakdown Train, Red Coaches, Old Coaches, Toad, Troublesome Trucks #4 & 5, Horrid Lorries #1-3, A Better Bertie (Correct size, better face, White/Silver headlights, Moving Eyes), Caroline, Trevor, Butch (NOT SSRC), Bulstrode and Tiger Moth.

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  22. The western scale is divided into 12 semitones why? There are 2 ways to look at it, the first one is mathematically, the second reason is the mystical magical god given reason, both work.
    The No 12 is natural 12 months of the year but in maths 12 is the lowest No that can be divided by half third or a quarter.

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