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Large / C-19 or K-27
March 18, 2023, 11:37:19 PM
It's been a while since I have purchased any 1:20.3 Bachmann steam engines and I would like to know what you guys think a used or new C-19 # 346 should be worth and same question for me K-27 # 456. Thanks in advance for any help.
General Discussion / Bachman's C-19
March 15, 2023, 03:02:52 PM
Would someone be able to tell me the original cost of the C-19 # 345 or #346. black in colour with the flying Rio Grande on the tender. Also what would be a reasonable price to pay for one today if one could be found. Thanks in advance.
Large / Road pilot forC-19
March 25, 2020, 12:34:23 AM
Does anyone know where I can get drawing of the C-19 road pilot with dimensions to build one like the Bachmann C-19 one.                                                                                       How about you Mr Bachmann, any suggestions please.
Large / Wanted. K-27 part
March 08, 2020, 03:58:01 PM
Does anyone have a road pilot for the K-27, looking to replace a damaged one.
Large / c-19 pilot
February 24, 2020, 06:30:23 PM
Is there anyone out there that can get me the dimensions of the road pilot by Bachmann.
Thanks in advance if you can help.
Large / 1.20.3 Parts for sale
February 21, 2020, 04:57:29 PM
Does anyone need tender switcher steps for a K-27 ( used in excellent condition )
Engine switcher pilot ( used in excellent condition )
I also have a BACHMANN - Dog House in unopened wrapper
All are for sale or trade for K-27 / C-19 Road Pilots
Large / Pilots
February 21, 2020, 04:47:15 PM
Does anyone in the 1:20.3 community have a spare road pilot for the K-27, made
by Bachmann and the the Bachmann road pilot for the C-19.
I am willing to pay for each if available.
I think I just purchased the only remaining, K-27 road pilot on the internet and need 1 more.
Thanks in advance if you can help.
Large / Screw removal
February 21, 2020, 04:38:14 PM
I am attempting to remove screws on my K-27, witch hold on the tender road switcher long steps,
under the rear coupler, witch are no long required and on the C-19, again removing the
tender switcher steps, witch are again, under the coupler, and no longer required.
My problem is removal of the tiny, little screws that hold them on, and replace with proper road steps.
I have tried using phillips #0 and the smaller #0-2 with almost not luck upon extraction of the screws
holding the steps on. Usually 2 screws per side.
Short of using a vice grip on the head of the crew, and twisting them out. witch to date is my only option,
so far, does anyone have any suggestions or instruction of how you have removed these little buggers,
and without ruining the heads of them so they can be reused to put on steps.
Large / New motive power
October 24, 2019, 02:14:24 PM
To the Bachmann,
Now that the D&RGW's T-12 #169 is back in service,
Is Bachmann Industries, considering, manufacturing the T-12 engine in the 1:20.3 scale.
I know all about tooling, costs etc, blah, blah, blah.
I would like an honest answer of ,
Yes we will be manufacturing it, and when.
Very seriously considering it, and that's all.
Have no intension of manufacturing it, even in the now or in the near future.
I myself and many of the 1:20.3 scale friends would like a honest answer.
Thanks in advance for your answer, relieving may of us of the unanswered question.
We your devoted customers can handle the truth.
Again Thanks Mudhen,
Large / Sound Systems
November 30, 2018, 12:07:20 AM
I have always had the best of luck with the installation of Revolution Decoders and Phoenix
sound in my Bachmann K-27's and C-19
I just watched a video of the QSI Titan sound system  ( Bachmann C-19 with QSI Titan ) Check it out.
on Youtube , and I was quite impressed.
The QSI Titan was changed to a QZ-FX
Has anyone tried to install a QSI Titan in one of these Bachmann engines.Preferably the C-19
If you have what was involved in the installation of it.
What did you use for a controller and decoder system, For the QSI Titan.
My questions up front are,
Can a Revolution system and decoder be used, or do I need another control system, ( eg. Air-Wire ).
Can I use my 18.4 volt 6000 mll amp.
Does the speaker need to be changed.What about the Battery charging system and volume control.

Thanks in advance Mudhen
Large / pulling Power
June 09, 2018, 12:07:54 PM
I Have a stable of 1- C-19, 2-K-27s, and 1-K-28.
Can anyone tell me how many cars each should pull and on what type of grades.
The C-19 AND K-27S are battery powered..
I find the number very low unless double heading a train.
I am gouging to have to get to ball bearings in the side frames soon I think.
Thanks in advance
Large / Lettering
May 19, 2017, 02:14:32 PM
Years ago I used dry transfer lettering, now its almost impossible to find any. I remember using Lettra Set. 
But that is even hard to find these days, up here in the Great White North.
All I want to do is make up ( 6 x Oil Road Service ) in 3/32 white Roman Railway lettering to go on my U.T.L.X. tank cars, for the D&RGW.
Anyone know where or # of such lettering can be found.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Large / D&RGW Tank cars
February 22, 2017, 08:25:24 PM
Does anyone out there in Narrow Gauge country ,have the numbers pre 1954 of the
UTLX cars used by Gramps without the Gramps wording on it. I am more interested
in the 55000 series cars for ( ROAD Oil SERVICE ) on the frameless tanks.
Thanks in advance.
Also where can I get photos of these cars,  ( frameless )
Large / To the Bachmann -Development of engines
January 13, 2017, 12:58:55 AM
Just thinking out load;
Indulge me please.
Since Bachmann has made the K-27 and the C-19, in large scale, you probably hear a lot of
request for engines and rolling stock.
What what I would love to see manufactured, any time in the not to distant future is a T-12
or a C-25 in 1;20.3, I know they have been made by Accucraft, but they are way out of most
of our pay ranges  for this hobby.
I personally would like to see the T-12 manufactured by Bachmann. like the one being restored
and should be running on one of the 2 remaining D&RGW tourist lines in the next 2 years.
Not sure which one.
It would make a great addition to anyones stable of narrow gauge engines, including mine.
Then maybe in the K-36 & or 37s. Or vice-versa, the K-36 & or 37s and then the T-12 or C-25.
I know it's a lot to ask, but they don't and won't be all made made in one year, maybe 2, Ha ha ha,
I know tooling is very expensive and the economy has hit our hobby very hard, but wee,
the little boys of yours in narrow gauge, need new toys. I think many of us in the large scale,
narrow gauge world, would love any of these locomotive and maybe they would be a sell out
like the K-27s and nearly sold out C-19s.
I also know know you get lots of request for rolling stock too,, can any light be shed on any future stock coming our way.
My 2 cents worth, now a penny for your thoughts.
Thanks in advance
Large / Smoke units
November 27, 2016, 12:36:59 AM
Has anyone put a pulse smoke unit in any of the K-27's or C-16's by Bachmann.
If you have, what make did you use and how has it worked for you,
do you have a video to show your work.
I am thinking of adding, pulse smoke units to my engines.
Thanks in advance.

Large / To the Yard Master re- speakers
November 06, 2016, 01:01:26 AM
To the Yard Master;
You requested the speaker size in the C-19, large scale.
In my subject speakers, I said the C-19 came with a 3 inch, 8 ohm, 1 watt speaker, low profile.
To low of a wattage for the P8 sound board. In this case Phoenix Sound told me the higher the
watts, the better the sound and less chance of a speaker being blown because of the power that
it's amplifier output, puts out.
So I have ordered from Phoenix, a 3 inch, 8 ohm, 4 Watt, low profile speaker for my C-19
In this case, size does matter.
Thanks Mudhen
Large / Speakers ( C-19)
October 30, 2016, 12:25:26 AM
Is it just me.  
Has anyone else blown a speaker in the C-19, or any
other Bachmann engine. It comes with a 8 ohm, 1watt speaker.
What is the maximum ohm and watt size I can put into this for
the best sound quality and know I will not have another speaker
blow on me. ???? Never had this happen to me before.
Thanks in advance for any help to this problem.
Large / Won't link to run
April 17, 2016, 12:00:11 AM
I have been a big fan of Bachmann's Narrow Gauge D&RGW engines.
I have just installed a Crest revolution, phoenix sound and a 14.8 volt battery for power and have hooked up everything as supposed to be.
even had my local dealer check the wiring.
Al switches are in the proper position,run, large scale, and battery.
Battery is connected to 12 volt power connector and wires from the wheels to main board have been disconnected.
When I try to link the revolution to the controller, nothing.
If I switch to track and turn on the battery, I hear sound out of the phoenix board through the speaker ?
When I place the switch back to battery, nothing again and the revolution will not link.
Any ideas about how to resolve this problem????.
And yes the engine is connected to the tender.
Thanks for all replies in advance, I really want to run this engine soon.
Large / Locating batteries in a C-19
March 08, 2016, 08:45:18 PM
Would it hurt the electronics if I removed the fan at the rear of the tender ?
I was considering this because my Bachmann K-27's don't have fans.
Would the electronics over heat without the fan? 
Large / C-19 Battery operation
March 08, 2016, 06:49:38 PM
Has anyone had any luck installing the Revolution, and Phoenix sound to a C-19.
My biggest concern is getting a 14,8 volt battery to fit in the tender, not having
to revert to using a battery car.
Any helpful thoughts
Thanks in advance.