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Rusty Rails

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« on: July 19, 2017, 11:36:04 AM »

Does anyone know if earlier 4-8-4 Northern shells (I have one of the UP "grey" shells as well as one of the newer ATSF shells) will fit the 4-8-4 Norfolk & Western Class J ("DCC-ready" version) frame?

Neither of the locomotive mechanisms for the UP or ATSF shells runs very well Sad and my understanding from various sources is that the "DCC-ready" Class J's are Spectrums and run very well.

Failing this, would the Con-Cor GS-4 4-8-4 mechanism accept one of the shells mentioned above?

Note that I would prefer to stay with the Bachmann mechanism.
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2017, 04:27:37 AM »

I don't know which versions of the Bachmann 4-8-4 Northern you've tried (there have been at least six), but the most recent version has a split-frame design and runs quite well.



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