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Title: K-27 Counterweights-When Available
Post by: Jon D. Miller on February 11, 2008, 03:14:53 PM
Bach Man,

Any word yet on when the replacement couterweights will arrive and be ready for distribution?

Thank you,

JD


Title: Re: K-27 Counterweights-When Available
Post by: the Bach-man on February 12, 2008, 12:20:56 AM
Dear Jon,
When they arrive, I'll post here right away.
Have fun!
the Bach-man


Title: Re: K-27 Counterweights-When Available
Post by: charon on February 12, 2008, 04:24:27 AM
Hi Bach-Man,
In your december 7th post you said the second shipment of K-27's was due to arrive in the states in March.  Will this shipment have the counterweight problem corrected?
Thanks,
Chuck


Title: Re: K-27 Counterweights-When Available
Post by: Jon D. Miller on February 12, 2008, 10:02:47 AM
Bach-man,

Appreciate your most interesting response.

"When they arrive."  Looking forward to that arrival!

JD


Title: Re: K-27 Counterweights-When Available
Post by: the Bach-man on February 13, 2008, 12:47:28 AM
Dear Chuck,
Any further shipments will have the new weights.
Have fun!
the Bach-man


Title: Re: K-27 Counterweights-When Available
Post by: CCSII on February 13, 2008, 01:19:06 PM
... shipments from Bachmann. We don't get shipments from Bachmann, we get them from "dealers." Are all of the V.1 K-27's being returned to Bachmann for fixing or are we playing Russian roulette when we buy from a dealer. How can one tell whether a K-27 is V.1 or V.2 when ordering?


Title: Re: K-27 Counterweights-When Available
Post by: Curmudgeon on February 13, 2008, 02:38:23 PM
You won't know.
Unless Bachmann breaks tradition and marks the outside of the boxes to so indicate.
Like first and second run 2-8-0's, or 4-4-0's, not much to tell you from outside the box.

However, since it's a screwdriver mod, and instructions (with pictures) are given, and the parts are free (and if you were born with more than the normal number of thumbs, Bachmann has stated they will pay shipping both ways to fix it for you), what difference does it make?

It APPEARS discounters are selling off first run units CHEAP, a smart person would get one of them at the low prices and put the counterweights on themselves.