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Author Topic: will a bachmann 2-8-0 N scale run on 8.5 radius track?  (Read 1539 times)
ppowell

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« on: April 13, 2017, 06:47:32 PM »

will a Bachmann 2-4-0 N scale steam loco run on 8.5 radius track? I want to pull Civil war cars and I own a Spectrun that is quite old but runs perfectly.
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ACY

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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2017, 08:05:05 PM »

will a Bachmann 2-4-0 N scale steam loco run on 8.5 radius track? I want to pull Civil war cars and I own a Spectrun that is quite old but runs perfectly.
I was unaware they had a 2-4-0, the only real life ones I am aware of to have operated in the USA are at Cedar Point in Sandusky Ohio.
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brokemoto

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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2017, 10:34:52 PM »

My B-mann 2-8-0s often climb on nine and three quarters and will sometimes derail.  They always climb and derail on anything sharper.
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kmcsjr


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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2017, 11:59:58 PM »

will a Bachmann 2-4-0 N scale steam loco run on 8.5 radius track? I want to pull Civil war cars and I own a Spectrun that is quite old but runs perfectly.
I was unaware they had a 2-4-0, the only real life ones I am aware of to have operated in the USA are at Cedar Point in Sandusky Ohio.

If you mean 4-4-0, 2-6-0, or 0-6-0, the answer is yes
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James in FL

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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2017, 05:05:50 PM »

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will a bachmann 2-8-0 N scale run on 8.5 radius track?

I have never tried it with mine, but I would think not.

Try it and let us know.

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kmcsjr


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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2017, 05:54:07 PM »

will a Bachmann 2-4-0 N scale steam loco run on 8.5 radius track? I want to pull Civil war cars and I own a Spectrun that is quite old but runs perfectly.
I was unaware they had a 2-4-0, the only real life ones I am aware of to have operated in the USA are at Cedar Point in Sandusky Ohio.

If you mean 4-4-0, 2-6-0, or 0-6-0, the answer is yes

Sorry there is a thread about 8.5 radius. I didn't realize 2-4-0was a typo there is a 2-8-0 that will do it. Not the Bmann. The smaller locos will
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ryeguyisme

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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2017, 09:47:54 PM »

mine does 7.5 inches without issues, guess it depends on the individual model.

I also have video proof on my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ryeguylocomotiveworks/videos/351537531636672/
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Old John


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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2017, 11:46:45 PM »

 ppowell,

I too model the Civil War Period and have 9 of the Bachmann 4-4-0's and they all will handle 8.5 inch curves, some of the earlier generations have pilot trucks that may want to climb the rails.
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