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Title: When, if ever, will there be parts for freight cars available?
Post by: Maine 2 Foot on February 09, 2007, 04:53:01 PM
I have a few busted ladders and details that i want to fix on some freight cars, and I also found my 2-8-0 has the uncouple lever mounts broken. What are the chances of a parts supply happening in the future, Bachmann?

Vince


Title: Re: When, if ever, will there be parts for freight cars available?
Post by: the Bach-man on February 10, 2007, 12:04:07 AM
Dear Vince,
We generally don't stock detail parts, but the service department will provide them when damaged equipment makes them available.
Have fun!
the Bach-man


Title: Re: When, if ever, will there be parts for freight cars available?
Post by: Joker on February 10, 2007, 01:00:49 AM
Will it be possible to purchase wheel sets in the future? Specifically the sets used on the 2-bay hoppers. These wheelsets just happen to work nicely in On3 trucks.


Title: Re: When, if ever, will there be parts for freight cars available?
Post by: Jim Goodridge on February 10, 2007, 01:29:15 PM
I for one would love to have parts available.  Things like brake wheels, ladders, turnbuckles, queen posts, and brake cylinders.  These would be really useful for scratchbuilding.  I know that these are all available from other manufacturers, notably Grandt Line, but by the time I source them and get them shipped here they just cost too much. 
Best
Jim


Title: Re: When, if ever, will there be parts for freight cars available?
Post by: gardenrail on February 11, 2007, 05:42:50 AM
I can see a definite advantage, both to Bachmann and the modeller to have 'grab bags' of parts in the various scales, just like the Grandt Line Door and Window ones. They could even be sold by weight. Just need a set of kitchen scales; a few zip lock bags and  a large heap of these 'spare bits and pieces.   

 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: When, if ever, will there be parts for freight cars available?
Post by: 0n30nutz on February 11, 2007, 08:32:26 PM
   In my experience over the past 25 yers or so, it is very difficult for manufacturers to stock a complete inventory of parts for everything made. I have long used parts from companies such as Ozark Miniatures, Precision Scale Co., etc, for replacement and detailing my locos and rolling stock. You can also use damaged equipment, buy old pieces at train meets, or check out that 'bay' place for lists of used/older/damaged items....Happy Hunting...Howard ;D


Title: Re: When, if ever, will there be parts for freight cars available?
Post by: gardenrail on February 11, 2007, 09:07:30 PM
Those suggestions would be fine for many, but when there's probably no more than two other people within 250 miles who've even heard of On30 and a well used Bachmann Porter can sell on the Oz eBay for well over $US70, then, sadly, they are not a real option.


Title: Re: When, if ever, will there be parts for freight cars available?
Post by: glennk28 on April 09, 2007, 08:47:08 PM
I don't know where you are, but I'd suggest you get a Grandt catalog, and develop a relationship with the Schwedler Bros. at Coronado. They will get things you need to you the fastest and cheapest way possible. I have been dealing with them for over 30 years.  gj


Title: Re: When, if ever, will there be parts for freight cars available?
Post by: ebtbob on April 10, 2007, 06:29:19 AM
Joker,

      As far as I know,  right the only way to get the wheel sets that come on the two bay hoppers is to buy the trucks which are available as a seperate item.  They are item # 29905  "On30" Trucks with WHEEL SETS VULCAN FREIGHT TRUCKS (1 pair/card).
      BTW......I am replacing many of my Bachmann cars with wheels from Kadee(#703 - On30 wheels) and NWSL.  If you need any of the originals,  let me know via email to ebtbob@verizon.net.

Bob