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1  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Any rumors of new Bachmann steam? on: June 21, 2007, 11:13:00 PM
Here's a vote for a bit of a oddball the Norfolk & Western's class M1 4-8-0 Mastodon  Kiss
That was a weird one. It had roller barrings too.
2  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Why was my Coupler question deleted? on: June 21, 2007, 11:05:29 PM
I can see you guys would rather have fun cutting me down rather than talking about the actual Train related topics.

Sorry, I'm not here for childish debates. I talk trains on here. Thats all.

Topic closed, and locked.
3  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Any rumors of new Bachmann steam? on: June 21, 2007, 04:07:52 PM
I would still like to see Southern Pacific P-8 #2472:

4  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Why was my Coupler question deleted? on: June 21, 2007, 03:49:42 PM
Trains Again:

I have EZ Mate Mark II couplers on all my cars,  including Bachmann, Atlas and Athearn.  For me, they have performed quite well.   I will continue to enjoy my railroad even though my couplers don't come up to your "hard core" standards.

If you like Kadee, that's wonderful.  Change anything you want.   

The purpose of this forum is to exchange ideas and suggestions, to find answers to problems, and provide a means of mature fellowship in a wonderful hobby. Bachmann has provided us this tool at considerable expense.  Your derogatory descriptions have no purpose here and are very inappropriate. 

Bo
You seem to have gotten the wrong impression about me Bo. I'm not sure where your coming from with all of this, but I assure you that I'm not here to start a fight. You seem to be very upset right now. I think it would be wise for you to cool down before returning to this forum.
5  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Why was my Coupler question deleted? on: June 18, 2007, 06:08:59 AM
While my first preference is Kadee with their metal coil springs in the knuckles and metal centering springs in the coupler pockets, I use E-Z Mate II couplers (with the metal knuckle springs) if a unit comes with them.  The plastic centering springs seem to work and keep working reasonably well as long as the coupler is not held to one side for a long time, such as can occur with improper storage.  When they seem a little weak, a puff or two of Kadee Greasem or other graphite usually gets them working again.  Couplers with plastic knuckle springs have only one use on my layout - with the shank snipped off and a coat of rust coloured painted, they server as litter along the right of way.
Haha! Thats a great idea! That would make really good scenery! Make a really good load too on an HO flat car or something......have some rusty old looking couplers. I never even thought of that. Thats a great idea!  Grin
6  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Why was my Coupler question deleted? on: June 18, 2007, 06:03:59 AM
Yes, Bachmann makes their own couplers.....but they suck. Any hard core model railroader knows this. Plastic is cheap....and plastic springs are crap. They wear out within about a month of use. You can keep Kadee's on your engines for years without any problems. And they can handle heavier loads too. Thats a standard for NMRA.

The NMRA doesn't have a standard coupler.
Look it up again. NMRA always goes with Kadee Couplers. My friend is high up in NMRA.....and thats what he tells me. Obviously, he would know.
7  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Why was my Coupler question deleted? on: June 17, 2007, 02:36:50 PM
Yes, Bachmann makes their own couplers.....but they suck. Any hard core model railroader knows this. Plastic is cheap....and plastic springs are crap. They wear out within about a month of use. You can keep Kadee's on your engines for years without any problems. And they can handle heavier loads too. Thats a standard for NMRA.
8  Discussion Boards / HO / Why was my Coupler question deleted? on: June 17, 2007, 03:53:34 AM
Why was my question about Kadee Couplers deleted? Huh?

So here, I'll ask it again. Will Bachmann in the future ever mount their rolling stock with Kadee Couplers? The reason I ask this is because all of the people at the model Train Club that I belong to change them out, because plastic springs just don't work....like the kind that are on McHenery Couplers. They come uncoupled all the time, or break. The reason I like Kadee so much is because they are made of metal, have magnetism, and have a spring.....and they are not flimsy like the plastic ones.

Since Kadee couplers is mostly on more expensive engines from other companies, it would be really nice if Bachmann could make a few cars, or engines with Kadee Couplers. Bachmann engines are really nice, and pretty expensive. Might as well put on some good couplers right? Saves everybody the trouble of changing them out for good couplers. Sorry to cut down plastic couplers, but they really are terrible.

Now.....what was the reason that my first post on this get deleted? Is it not good for business that I tell you the truth?Undecided  If I were in charge of a company, this would be information that I would want to know.
9  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Heisler decision? on: June 08, 2007, 02:46:23 AM
Excellent! Smiley
10  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Shay Question on: June 02, 2007, 04:14:06 AM
I was thinking more in terms of the 2 Truck Shay.
11  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Shay Question on: May 30, 2007, 11:37:04 PM
So your saying that it may not work very well on R-1 Curves?
12  Discussion Boards / HO / Heisler decision? on: May 30, 2007, 08:46:49 PM
Has Bachmann or Bachmann Spectrum ever come to a decision of they will ever produce a HO Heisler?  I asked Rivarrossi and Hornby, and they said that they won't be making any more.
13  Discussion Boards / Large / Shay Question on: May 30, 2007, 08:43:54 PM
Can the Bachmann Large Scale 2 Truck and 3 Truck Shay take any radius?
14  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Metal Wheel Tire vs Traction Tire on: May 24, 2007, 05:47:09 PM
Haha! Cheesy    I'm guessing Howitzer's aren't allowed? Wink
15  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Metal Wheel Tire vs Traction Tire on: May 23, 2007, 10:56:23 PM
Hey, Hey!  C'mon guys. We don't have to make this into a big arguemeant and get mean with eachother. I asked a question in this topic, and I got many good answers.

But we don't need to turn this whole thread upside down.
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