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Author Topic: Hey, Bmann! stand alone Acela cafe car vs the one in the set question  (Read 2258 times)
kmcsjr


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« on: May 03, 2012, 11:04:40 PM »

Hi
I bought the Acela set, because my daughter will be riding the real one back and forth to school in Mass next yr (an excuse, is an excuse). I held off this long on the sets reputation. Sorry Bmann, LOVE the steamers you are doing. Dissapointed this set never got revised/Spectrumized.

To the point. I was reading (in another forum) that the stand alone Cafe car is of higher quality that the set car.

Bmann, can you confirm if/how the 2 models differ?

Thanks
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the Bach-man
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 09:56:07 PM »

Dear K,
The Acela is Spectrum, and, as far as I know, all cars are of the same quality.
What school will your daughter attend?
Have fun!
the Bach-man
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kmcsjr


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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2012, 12:29:42 AM »

Thanks for the response. Home from my trip and I see spectrum on the box. I will try to get it on the track soon. Usually when someone is dissatisfied with a loco, there are voices that support the loco and in Bachmanns case, Bachmanns service when there is a problem (not all manufacturers are as responsive). in this case I am missing the voices that say "mine runs great and I didn't have to modify it, or send it in, so I wasn't expecting the Spectrum name.
 
She will attend MIT (hoping she can design an alternate power source for my trains!)
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jscola30

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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2012, 11:48:18 PM »

I just looked through my 2012 catalog and realized that I didn't see neither the N scale Acela or the HHP. Is Bachmann discontinuing them? (Good thing I have one of each).
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2012, 12:12:06 AM »

Dear JS,
We can't make every item every year. They are still readily available, so we'll wait a year or two for the next run.
Have fun!
the Bach-man
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jscola30

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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2012, 11:46:24 PM »

I see, maybe in the next run, is there a way to do a better coupling system (although I will say last night I was able to put mine one the track without any break-aways or derailments). I will say (and I think someone else said), once you break it in, it's really a great runner!
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