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1  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: 'John Deere' diesel tender too heavy - why? on: December 30, 2013, 12:02:16 PM

Thanx very much for the info. I appreciate your time and you've given me some ideas to work on. Sven44
2  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: 'John Deere' loco tender too heavy to run on: December 29, 2013, 02:10:01 PM
First, Thanx for all your replies. Haven't posted before so still getting used to the format. Last trains i dealt with were my childhood 'post-war' Lionel set which i still have. New to HO. It is a dummy diesel unit, not a tender. And, I understand that the set is a sales promotion. I still am mystified by the weight of this unit.  I can swap out the shell; but was curious about why Bachmann even made such a heavy piece. Again, thanx.
3  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / 'John Deere' loco tender too heavy to run on: December 29, 2013, 01:33:09 AM
Recently bought collector edition of Bachmann HO 'John Deere'
train. Diesel tender is too heavy for loco to pull. Unscrewed it and found heavy metal chassis inside with hollowed out section. Why so heavy and what's it for? No wiring inside the tender, just heavy metal chassis.
4  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / 'John Deere' diesel tender too heavy - why? on: December 28, 2013, 08:54:25 PM
I recently purchased a Bachmann 'John Deere' collectible HO set. Beautiful work, but the diesel tender weighs a ton and the loco cannot pull it. I unscrewed the body from the frame and found the chassis is solid metal with a plastic mount which looks like it should hold something. What's it for and why so heavy?  Sven44
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