ONLINE
STORE
"ASK THE BACH MAN"
FORUM
PARTS, SERVICE,
& INFORMATION
CATALOGS AND
BROCHURES

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
November 17, 2017, 05:02:28 PM
Home Help Search Login Register
News: Check out the photo gallery link above or >click here< to see photos of recently announced products!
+  Bachmann Message Board
|-+  Discussion Boards
| |-+  Thomas & Friends
| | |-+  Edward's ability to climb hills
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Edward's ability to climb hills  (Read 2295 times)
12BarrJ

View Profile
« on: December 11, 2011, 05:10:32 AM »

Hi all,
I was just wondering, as I am considering purchasing either Edward or perhaps Douglas, how is Edward at climbing hills?
Is he as poor as Percy say or Emily?
My layout has two moderate sized hills in terms of length and incline, and, having seen Percy slip near the top when pulling 4 trucks and a brake van, I was wondering, how much better/worse does Edward compare?
Any information would help heaps in making my decision on which one to purchase.
Thanks  Smiley
Logged
RW James

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2011, 10:37:44 AM »

Edward looks like he's the same size as James - and unless they have changed it internally somehow, I would say it is a very poor climber - worse than Percy. My James couldn't even pull himself up a 2% grade. I had to remove his eye mechanism and replace it with weights in the smoke box and in the cab.
Logged

Rick
Sparks


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2011, 06:36:10 PM »

Edward is a newer model, so he runs a lot smoother, and has a higher hauling capacity than James.

He's not too heavy though so may have trouble gripping the rails.

I'm speaking from experience with both models.
Logged
12BarrJ

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2011, 08:53:21 PM »

Cool, thanks so much for your quick responses.
I shall see how James goes (getting him next week!) with the inclines and, if he fails, well, I will re-consider my options. Looks like Edward is still on the cards though Smiley I always did like him more than douglas.
Logged
NANA TRAIN

View Profile
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2011, 09:21:27 PM »

Edward isnt good at all at hills......
Logged
Calebtrain

Hello!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2011, 07:09:23 PM »

Edward isnt good at all at hills......

\
Really? because he can pull 5 trucks up a steep gradient for me.   Tongue
Logged

http://www.youtube.com/user/Calebtrain

I am always willing to help the best way I can. Smiley
chris123678

View Profile
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2012, 06:58:04 PM »

Edward is slighty smaller than James, but when put side by side, they come up the same size due Edward's tender being longer.

James sucks at hills. I stacked two legos together and placed then under the track and James couldn't do it.  I had to send Edward as a back engine, haha.

Edward didn't due to much better on hills. Considering he only has 4 drive wheels, but he pulls more than James.
Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  
Powered by SMF | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!