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 11 
 on: June 14, 2021, 12:14:09 AM 
Started by TrainFan97 - Last post by Kemptown Branch
I think they look thick enough that they could be sturdy when separately molded, but it will be interesting to see what they do.

 12 
 on: June 13, 2021, 10:53:59 PM 
Started by crosswire - Last post by the Bach-man
Dear John,
This loco has undergone continuous upgrades since it was introduced decades ago.
The latest motor is very likely improved since 2000.
Good luck!
the Bach-man

 13 
 on: June 13, 2021, 09:49:39 PM 
Started by TrainFan97 - Last post by ScrumptiouslySouthern
What do you guys think Bachmann will do with Ryan's finer details? The pipework and fittings on his boiler and on top of his tanks are pretty intricate compared to other characters like Percy or Thomas, and it would look insanely cheap if it was all just molded. But on the other hand, Bachmann rarely has any large separately applied details on these models. I'm stumped Huh?


 14 
 on: June 13, 2021, 09:35:28 PM 
Started by TerencetheTractor525 - Last post by JLK2707
Bachmann should also just recolour the cream tanker to yellow or cream as it was on tv.

 15 
 on: June 13, 2021, 09:09:28 AM 
Started by crosswire - Last post by crosswire
I am still working on this loco and have eliminated or corrected all the suggested problems. I have discussed the decoder and its tuning with the folks on the Digitrax forum.

However, the performance problems remain.

Bach Man - is there a possibility that the original motor, 1999 or 2000, had different specs than the new Niagara motor I purchased for this loco?

Thanks,

John G.

 16 
 on: June 13, 2021, 09:04:29 AM 
Started by rbturner - Last post by Loco Bill Canelos
Hi All,

While you can't get the motor separately you can get the frame, motor and gear box (with metal gears) for about 69 bucks.

https://estore.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=69_597&products_id=6116

While I cannot guarantee it, this same product may also be a great way to repower the 2-4-2 with the tender.  If anyone tries it please post on how it went.

Bill

 17 
 on: June 13, 2021, 08:29:02 AM 
Started by rbturner - Last post by Loco Bill Canelos
Hi Guys, 

Looking at my database of Bachmann large scale products, 81599 was the painted undecorated version of the 2-4-2T that came out in 1995.

Loco Bill

 18 
 on: June 12, 2021, 07:11:31 PM 
Started by lydick - Last post by Len
The DVD in the track pack is the one with Michael Gross. The layout was originally built by a kids group in Madison, Wisconsin. Hence it's name, "Madison Central". Track packs to build it are available from several manufacturers, including Bachmann. The complete video included in all of the various track packs can be viewed here, for those without a DVD or Blu-Ray player:
https://www.greatesthobby.com/get-started/building-your-first-model-railroad

There's a lot of useful info on that site for folks who are just getting started. And even old timers might pick up a tip or two.

Len

 19 
 on: June 12, 2021, 06:59:48 PM 
Started by AussieOn30 - Last post by Biglars
If anyone has questions that is one of my videos.

And Biglars does it? Does it run on 10 inch radii with 18 ft cars?

Ton


I have Chopper couplers on this loco (like in WW1) all my 18' cars have knuckled couplers. I did not want to swap out couplers for the test. 18" cars will go around the same radius pulled and pushed by a Heisler. They they are around the same length locomotive.

 20 
 on: June 12, 2021, 04:43:02 PM 
Started by lydick - Last post by plas man
lydick , dont be embarrassed about the DVD player , we still are using the Beta Vdeo camera for family movies .

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