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johnTom

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« on: November 23, 2007, 08:53:53 AM »

 I don't know if this topic has already been posted could anyone or a BACHMANN representative explain the cancellation of the 2-10-0 in the SPECTRUM LINE N-SCALE, I was ready to purchase two of them.  

Tom
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2007, 10:27:22 PM »

Where specifically did you see it was cancelled rather than postponed?? Bachmann said they had no motors available that would fit and were awaiting a smaller motor to become available. The Russian Decapod is a very small boilered locomotive.
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2007, 10:35:50 PM »

I had not heard that yet, but I did hear the same thing for the ten wheeler.  I guess they are having a similar problem...  Or something.  As I await both...

Charles
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2007, 11:42:38 AM »

  How about this, we all suggest or petition to BACHMANN for a partnership with Minitrix to produce both the 2-10-0 and the 4-6-0 and other steam locomotives for N-SCALE, I think we might just receive better running locomotives . Please correct me if I am mistaken I believe that Minitrix has the mold for both the
 2-10-0 and the 4-6-0, then again we would have to take in account of  the dollar amount for the loco's . However, we also could be stuck with the old MP/Minitrix 2-10-0 ...
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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2007, 01:12:07 PM »

The Minitrix chassis you refer to is far too large for these locos (never mind the fact that they are ancient and poor performing).

I am glad that Bachmann has not closed the doors on these locos. I would definately pick up one of the "Russian" 2-10-0s in WM!

Hopefully a good small 5 pole motor will emerge that can fit in these tiny locos.
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Chris333

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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2007, 07:02:27 AM »

Every time This comes up I say put the motor in the tender...
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David Leonard

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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2007, 02:39:14 PM »

I don't like tender drives because of the appearance.  However, if Bachmann could use a tender drive with the shaft just under the deck plate, it would be acceptable to me.
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2007, 08:25:44 PM »

I don't know.. Model Power sells a 2-6-0 and a 4-4-0 that are rather small. (I believe Ajin makes them) so I think that motor could be made to fit a decapod.  I know I would buy at least 3 or 4 if they were available. I'm also hoping for a ten wheeler. (I just like early 1900's steam , I guess..) Wink
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daniel_leavitt2000

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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2007, 01:09:29 AM »

The motor in the Ajin / MP 4-4-0 and 2-6-0 are made by Mashima. Bachmann uses only in-house motors. The Acela has a smaller motor then their open frame 5 pole, but its still too big for a Deccapod. I belive they are working on smaller motors for several reasons:

1. The Russian
2. The 4-6-0
3. The 70 Tonner (RD is available from the HO project)
4. The 44 tonner (RD is available from the HO project)
5. A Spectrum version of the 0-4-0T or 0-6-0T
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2008, 11:48:55 PM »

>>The motor in the Ajin / MP 4-4-0 and 2-6-0 are made by Mashima. Bachmann uses only in-house motors. The Acela has a smaller motor then their open frame 5 pole, but its still too big for a Deccapod. I belive they are working on smaller motors for several reasons:

1. The Russian
2. The 4-6-0
3. The 70 Tonner (RD is available from the HO project)
4. The 44 tonner (RD is available from the HO project)
5. A Spectrum version of the 0-4-0T or 0-6-0T<<


If this is true, put me down for several of each!

A working 44 tonner in N scale would be a major boost to the hobby (and yes, I would be able to squeeze a decoder in as well)!

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daniel_leavitt2000

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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2008, 04:27:06 PM »

I have an article in N Scale Magazine coming out in a few months that covers building a 44 tonner in N scale. It is not for the faint of heart.
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joegideon

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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2008, 02:37:48 AM »

Wouldn't this be where YOU, Mr. Bach-mann,let us know the company's position?  I have been awaiting those same two- with baited breaqth, I might add- for three years!  Then, I'm hoping to seea 4-4-0.

I just purchased one of Walthers' new USRA 0-8-0s... Nice job!  Now, it appears to me, placing my HO 0-8-0 next to my Spectrum Decapod, that the 0-8-0's motor would fit fine in the Decapod.  But that's not my dept....  When might we expect an "N" scale 2-10-0?

J. Snyder
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« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2008, 01:44:09 AM »

Dear Joe,
There are three motor issues:
Size
Durability and performance
Cost
When these are satisfied, I believe we'll see the smaller locos.
Have fun!
the Bach-man
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Will_Annand

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« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2009, 08:35:41 AM »

My only question would be...

How did Atlas do it in their 2-6-0 Mogul. I have one of those, the local club has one and two N scale buddies have each got one. These are the shrpest looking, best running small steamers I have seen. My buddy hooked his up to six 60' passenger cars and it pulled them up a % grade and looked great doing it  Cheesy

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« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2009, 02:32:44 AM »

JUST WORD ABOUT MINITRIX 2-10-0 I THINK IS WELL UNDEAPPRICIATED. PICKUPS ARE ON THE EASIEST TO ADJUST AND THE WILL KEEP FORM, ENGINE IS QUIT AND GOOD POOLER. SEPERATE HANRAILS, BELLS ETC = GOOD RICH DETAIL. I KNOW IT'S NOT FLEISCHMANN, BUT IT COSTS FRACTION OF IT. JUST CHACK SPECTRUM 4-8-4. FIND ONE THINK IN MECHANICS YOU CAN BRAG ABOUT IT. PICKUP, WHAT PICKUP, UNLESS YOU HAVE J SERIES WHAT DETAIL. I'M SORRY I HAD BENN TAKEN 2-10-0 A PART FEW TIMES, ALSO 4-8-4 SPECTRUM. 2-10-0 IS A RELLY GOOD ENGINE PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW ABOUT IT.
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I SEE YOU GUYS LOOKING FOR MOTOR WHICH COULD FIT. HOW ABOUT SPECTRUM 2-8-0
THERE IS NOT MUCH ROOM IN THAT CABIN, SHOULD FIRT 2-10-0
JACK
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