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« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2007, 07:04:48 PM »

Plastic molded
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Emily C.
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« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2007, 05:05:12 PM »

How do they pull?
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« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2007, 07:11:27 PM »

Not sure. I haven't tried it yet. I haven't been able to buy mine because i had a perscription to get that drained me.
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« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2007, 07:35:28 PM »

I'm sorry to hear that.  But it sure makes those O Dark Thirty blackout moves seem a whole lot more pleasant than they really were!  Cheesy
Gene
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« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2007, 07:14:46 AM »

I have three brass T-1's that will navigate code 75 no  6 turnouts with out a problem. The BLI T-1's sure did capture the C&O whistle well sounds really good when a few  locos are running through the holler's.

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Charles Emerson

I have two Broadway T-1s and have run them through #6s without any problem.
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lanny

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« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2007, 12:54:45 PM »

This is a question that may have been answered in this post, though I am not sure. Actually it is two questions. Smiley

(1) Are the new Bachmann 2-8-4s now generally available in all models advertised?

(2) How do they run. I had a P2K 2-8-4 but sold it because it was such a poor runner ... (very smooth and quiet, handling #6 turnouts just fine but couldn't pull more than 2 or 3 cars on my grades without drivers slipping and stopping while they spun. Yuk!:P).

Are the Bachmann 2-8-4's engineered to handle hauling 'tonnage' better than that?

thanks to anyone who can help with this info.

lanny
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« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2007, 02:17:25 PM »

So far all we have gotten is one C&O Version and both NKPs. The PM's are on teh water from what Bach-Man is saying and unknown on the 2nd C&O and the undecs.

They run very smooth and quiet. They feel heavier then the Protos. I was unable to test pulling yet.
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« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2007, 07:51:09 PM »

Picked up my Berk today, will test it sunday when I'm off.
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« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2007, 01:58:54 AM »

I picked up my Nickle Plate 765 today.First impressions:1.Awesome locomotive for the price.2.Seems to run smooth but needs a little break in time.3.Nicely decorated for a Standard line loco,even has the Lima builders plate.4.Operates better than my PCM T1 a loco with an MSRP twice of it.Has a speaker grate in the tender,havent tested its pulling ability yet,will report back when tested tomorrow.From my observations I say thumbs up Bachmann,another great steamer.Dan
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« Reply #24 on: November 27, 2007, 01:48:03 PM »

Hi all,

I'm 'bumping' this back up to the top ... really interested in what those who have one of these think of their 'pulling power' ... specially, how does the Bachmann 2-8-4 pull in comparison to the Spectrum 4-8-2 (which IMHO is an excellent puller)?

thanks!

lanny
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« Reply #25 on: November 27, 2007, 05:30:11 PM »

Still waiting on mine... will write about it as soon as I can in my blog.  It's the first time I've ever ordered a loco prior to release.  I did see them in Detroit but didn't get to run them.

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« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2007, 07:11:11 PM »

I called COHS today about mine.  They didn't know they were out.   Apparently their supplier didn't get enough and is sending them out in the order of the order.   They've promised that mine will go out as soon as it gets to Clifton Forge.
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« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2007, 07:28:02 PM »

I'm interested to know if I can replace the standard DCC decoder with a sound decoder and if so which decoder would be best? I think Tsunami's medium steam decoder already has the speakers installed on it. I just want to know how much work I'm in for to make the replacement. I'm getting both PMs and both C&Os regardless.
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« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2007, 10:15:31 PM »

And the patient wait for more news about the pulling power of the much awaited Berkshire...........
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« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2007, 01:02:12 AM »

Well this is railroading, and you have side tracks.  maybe no one has been able to get one to run.  I don't have either locomotives, so I can't answer your question.  I know we need to get back on the main line and answer the question.
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