Bachmann Percy

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The two Bachmann Thomas series locos in my stable, Percy and Toby are a delight to watch. It's a pity bachmann chose not to put a better motor in these beauties.

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Toby has always been a favourite of mine. I keep toying with buying one but as they only seem to do an analog version by the time I add in a decoder with sound, speaker, etc. it gets pretty pricey for a novelty engine. Maybe once I’ve sold some surplus track I‘ll have enough spare cash to get one.
 

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Toby has always been a favourite of mine. I keep toying with buying one but as they only seem to do an analog version by the time I add in a decoder with sound, speaker, etc. it gets pretty pricey for a novelty engine. Maybe once I’ve sold some surplus track I‘ll have enough spare cash to get one.
Pretty easy loco to scratch build if you want one. Stainz chassis and boiler give you a good start.
 

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Hmm. I have a couple of venerable Stainz locos knocking about; maybe I could buy the Bachman analog model and transplant the body (I have zero modelling skills so making a body from scratch isn’t an option for me).
 

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You could buy a Toby body $43:26 from Bachmann parts USA (+ tax and post +uk duty) for your Stainz conversion
 

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Hm, some food for thought. Toby doesn't have factory installed sound but Percy does. I wonder how feasible it would be to install a Stainz motor block in a Percy body ? Would the sound still be active ? Guess taking apart Percy would be the only way to determine if any of this is possible.
 

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The sound units are OEM from Soundtraxx, a crippled version of a Tsunami:

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