James the Red Engine!

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by roryglasgow, Oct 2, 2001.

  1. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Woohoo!!! I saw on Brooklyn Locomotive Works site that they are now selling Tomix's N-scale James, from Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends! I have the Tomix Thomas, and he's a pretty good runner for such a small engine. Do I see a Christmas present coming from my lovely wife? :):):)

    http://www.blwnscale.com/Tomix Thomas the Tank.htm

  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Well if you don't get James maybe you need to get a new wife. T.R.
  3. nscaler

    nscaler New Member

    I think I will stick with waiting for the Atlas Dash8-40b or putting money aside for another SD90 or 2 atlas SD60Ms. :)
  4. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    I sincerely doubt that it will be a very good runner. Thomas runs OK for such a small steam loco, but certainly not well enough for "normal" operation. Also, is it me, or is James' firebox too small?

  5. nscaler

    nscaler New Member

    Never owned little Thomas or James. Did you ever get Thomas's wheels "Back in sync"?

    A REALLY good runner (runs as good as a diesel) is the Kato C57 "Yamaguchi Go". Has a neat smoke deflector. Looks AWESOME upclose. I converted it to MTs with the 1129 kit.

    www.blwnscale.com click on Locos than KATO for the C57 and scroll down.

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