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1whudson

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« on: September 25, 2017, 06:05:10 PM »

Just purchased a Bachmann 70 ton switcher which is terribly loud. It seems to me I've noticed this same problem in other Bachmann engines. Is this just a matter of poorly designed and cut gears or is it just something that's put up with because of such reasonable prices? I have repacked the gear and lubed the appropriate areas to no avail. Still overly loud to me. Help? Huh?
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WoundedBear
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2017, 06:21:27 PM »

I turn up the stereo.  Grin

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Joe323

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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2017, 07:40:51 AM »

If the locomotive is DCC on Board you will hear a hum from the decoder used by Bachmann. The higher end sound value locos make much less noise when the sound is muted:
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jonathan


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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2017, 09:35:55 AM »

It has been my experience with MOST Bachmann diesel locos, that they quiet down the more they get run.  The old break-in rule applies. One exception is the 44-ton switcher.

I don't have the 70-tonner, but the S-2/S-4, F units, F40P, and H16-44s all get smoother as they get run, as some examples.  Just sayin'

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Jonathan
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