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1  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Track power on: December 11, 2017, 01:37:16 PM

One thing that I like about Kato products is their "idiot proof" construction.  Many Kato products only go together one way.

There is an old saying:"Just as soon as you make something idiot proof, someone goes and makes a better idiot"... Grin
2  Discussion Boards / N / Re: N Scale DoodleBug. Lights on no power on: June 19, 2017, 08:52:09 AM
Don't let price fool you. These have been selling for pretty low prices with DCC.

You're not kidding! M.B. Klein has them for 60 Bucks right now. (MSRP being $275).
3  Discussion Boards / N / Re: #6 Single Crossover turnout on: January 09, 2016, 07:12:59 PM
4  Discussion Boards / N / Re: How to identify MDT Plymoth with new can motor? on: December 09, 2015, 09:10:19 PM
eBay is NOT Bachmann. When you buy  from eBay, you take you chances and more often than not, you get screwed. You need to file a claim with eBay and PayPal.
You need to buy from Bachmann directly or from a reputable Hobby Dealer.
Are you located in the US?
5  Discussion Boards / N / Re: How to identify MDT Plymoth with new can motor? on: December 09, 2015, 05:16:48 PM
Bachmann does not change model number as they update the product. So the model number for the new one would be the same as the number for the old one you have. The new (silent motor) version has been out for quite a few years now; so ANY of those 5 different numbers would be for a locomotive with the new motor
6  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Durango and Silverton passenger cars on: October 29, 2015, 03:42:31 PM

I also agree with the tweezers and if you’re going to be assembling a lot of couplers, the assembly jig is a fantastic investment.

Gauges, tweezers, and fixture all in one pack here; (IMO worth every penny)

I second that. About 10-15 years ago I converted  ~350 cars and 125 locos to MT's;  (mostly body mount 1015's). Short but steep learning curve. After a while I could assemble a 1015 in about 2 minutes using the assembly jig. (I found a Hobby Shop -Gandy Dancer- in Chamblee, GA that was going out of business and I snapped up all their 1015 bulk packs at I think 70% off)

7  Discussion Boards / N / Re: PCC Trolleys - Can Motor on: October 17, 2015, 10:09:27 AM
As a rule, Bachmann does not change product numbers on their products after updates/improvements. For example the Santa Fe 4-8-4 Northern has had the same product number since its introduction in 1972; the current PCC trolley will have the same product number for a particular road name it had when it was first produced. Makes buying on feeBay kind of like Forest Gump's Box of Chocolates: You may get a current production or you may get a 30 year old one - same number..
8  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Bachman 4 8 4 steamer on: September 10, 2015, 01:51:58 PM
Since the 4-8-4 is still in production, it would stand to reason that they would send one of those if your old one cannot be repaired..
9  Discussion Boards / N / Re: What are you modeler's expecting BACHMANN to announce new loco at NMRA conventi on: June 28, 2015, 06:11:02 PM
I'm still hoping for the Russian Decapod; although I doubt that will happen. The HO version did not sell particularly well when it w s released a few years ago.
10  Discussion Boards / N / Re: PRAIRIE 2-6-2 ON A GRADE on: October 15, 2014, 08:53:14 AM
Bullfrog Snot IS the trade name. You can find it on Amazon
11  Discussion Boards / N / Re: layout conversion on: August 10, 2014, 04:55:44 PM
Looks like a variation of N-109 from the old Atlas Nine N-scale Model Railroads book from the early '70s without the double figure 8 on the upper level. There is one reversing loop. A friend of mine build one like it 35 years ago..
12  Discussion Boards / N / Re: any chance of bachmann new releases at nmra convention in atlanta on: July 16, 2013, 09:18:07 PM
I'm still hoping for the Russian Decapod..
13  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Newbie Track Question on: January 24, 2013, 08:07:48 PM
Here are some Spectrum 2-8-0's...
14  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Early model 0-6-0 loco questions on: December 25, 2012, 09:36:51 AM
Your best bet probably would be eBay, there must be thousands of those old tenders around. You could also ask at the N-Scale Community ( ), the people there are very helpful...
15  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Early model 0-6-0 loco questions on: December 25, 2012, 01:09:55 AM
That all depends on how old the model is. Bachmann has an annoying habit of making upgrades to a model (often rather major ones) and keeping the same stock number for that model. If the locomotive has a plain black pin at the rear, it is an older version and does not require a tender with electrical pick-up (In fact a tender with pick-up would be incompatible) Check out Mark's review of the 0-6-0
 For everything you ever wanted to know about any n-scale loco ever, go here:

If you have one of the older 0-6-0 Bachmann will no longer have the proper tender for it; your best bet would be to look on eBay or at train shows.
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