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Title: Big Hauler Chassis Replacement
Post by: granpab on December 11, 2017, 12:34:33 PM
Which 'Annie' chassis is the best replacement for the generation chassis 4 in my Blue Comet?

Can a Walschaerts valve gear 'Annie' version be used or must it be the Stephenson version?


Title: Re: Big Hauler Chassis Replacement
Post by: Loco Bill Canelos on December 11, 2017, 08:20:48 PM
Hi Grandpab,

I recommend this chassis and it is on sale for $55!  It does have the Walschearts valve gear.  It also has the reliable smooth running Vaesion 5 chassis.  Here is the link:

http://estore.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=66_69_623&products_id=4085

The difference between this and your Blue Comet chassis is that the wheel centers, steam chests and pilot will be black rather than the blue.  You will be able to use the pilot wheels and the pilot(cowcatcher) from your old chassis, but would have to paint the steam chests  and driver centers yourself if desired.  Your old steam chests will not transfer tom the new chassis.

Have fun with the project.

Loco Bill


Title: Re: Big Hauler Chassis Replacement
Post by: granpab on December 11, 2017, 08:53:15 PM
Thanx Loco Bill . . .

Ordered it tonight . . .

Will do the switch-out over the Christmas -- New Year break . . .