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railtwister

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« Reply #45 on: October 01, 2008, 09:46:09 PM »

None found "In stock" ...   Tongue


If you call these guys, they have at least one #454 in stock - on display (I saw it there today). Use the phone, not their website, & ask for either John Sabol (train dept mgr) or Ron. Price was over $400 but less than $500 (sorry I don't remember exactly). They also have several K-28's and C-19's on display if you're interested. Good luck!

Warrick Custom Hobbies
7676 Peters Rd
Plantation, FL 33324
Phone: (954) 370-0708

Regards,
Bill Nielsen
Oakland Park, FL  U$A
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Tomcat

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« Reply #46 on: October 02, 2008, 01:34:33 PM »

Well, folks - most BLI K-27īs are gone now. Some are good runners, some arenīt.
That is the point: A Bachmann K-27 would be far ahead of them, since ALL would be good runners, thatīs for sure!

To bring it back to the old dead horse: What about a West Side No.2 - that would be one of my own favorites...!
 Grin

Tom Wink Wink Wink
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ossygobbin

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« Reply #47 on: October 02, 2008, 03:24:19 PM »

(Well, folks - most BLI K-27īs are gone now. Some are good runners, some arenīt.
That is the point: A Bachmann K-27 would be far ahead of them, since ALL would be good runners, thatīs for sure!)


what makes you say that ??  not all the bachman stuff are good runners check out this forum. shays and climax's with broken gears, porters with useless pickups etc etc.
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Tomcat

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« Reply #48 on: October 02, 2008, 04:49:33 PM »

Ossy,

sure - the first porters were crap - useless electric pickup wipers. The second generation is perfect. About the Shays and Climaxes: I run five Bachmann Shays (one original - one of the first after they came out, converted with Banta Cab,Xerodon Stack etc.) plus two converts with the Brass boilers/cabs from Keith Wiseman and two others converted with closed cabs-Banta) and all of them still run perfect. There are two more geared engines - Climaxes, which run.... ...perfect. Another HO Shay, converted to On30: perfect.

No parts have worn out yet, all run like a watch. Same with three Consolidations which I would state to be the best model ever produced by Bachmann - if one asks me... Plus a 4-4-0 and two Forneys. Great runners. So, where is the problem...?
Canīt see one. I donīt get paid by Bachmann to write this but I never had any things to complain about yet.

On the other hand, there are a C-19 by MMI producing shorts in curves, a K-28 which had a sliding brake gear which produced shorts on turnouts (which blew two Tsunamis off...) and two K-27 which are real mudhens - derailing, one more, one less. Itīs not the trackwork - which is Micro Engineering, itīs not the curve diameter which is pretty wide...

I can state for me. Please read again: For me and the Bachmann engines Iīm running, that these all do what they should do: Run great, give me joy to run them. Some MMIīs dont.
If you keep in mind the price of the MMI engines, oh boy... Tongue Tongue Tongue

Tom


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br549
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« Reply #49 on: October 02, 2008, 05:28:18 PM »

Wow! thanks for the heads up on the mud hens de-rail issues. So far my search for one has been in vain and no results but an empty shelf.  The MMI K37 is due as I am reading up on the differences  of the K class models from Baldwin locomotive works.  The prices jumped dramatically as the class # gets higher.   Perhaps my search is in vain. still waiting for a B-mann Mud hen. Sad
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br549
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« Reply #50 on: October 02, 2008, 05:29:13 PM »

Bill, thanks for the heads up. Smiley
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ossygobbin

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« Reply #51 on: October 02, 2008, 05:57:56 PM »

tomcat
you are one of the lucky ones, also most of my locos are ok.(one forney with broken cylinders, got a replacement cylinder from service)
BUT there has been plenty of cases of broken gears on the shay and climax reported on here also very noisy rough running forneys. you can probably find them with the search function.
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Tomcat

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« Reply #52 on: October 03, 2008, 12:40:02 AM »

Ossy,

sure - lots of people have reasons to complain. Quite bad.
Really - I never had, and this will hopefully stay that way...

My forneys drag light cars out of the track, flats for example,
but there is a solution by adding a NEM coupler box...

Kind regards, Tom
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finderskeepers

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« Reply #53 on: October 07, 2008, 09:28:47 AM »

Back to the beating the dead horse please...
Gimme a heisler, 28-35 ton two truck, and make it easily regaugeable to On3!
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