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

    -Rory
  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?

    -Rory
  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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