Bachmann Spectrum 2-6-0 and 4-4-0

Fred2179G

Fred2179G

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Just a very short video of my Spectrum 2-6-0 running on battery power at Jerry's SC&M RR. And if anyone has some 4-4-0 bits, like the top of the steam dome with the whistles, or the cylinder covers, I'd like to hear from you!

 
Rhinochugger

Rhinochugger

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Sadly, I've just rescued a 4-4-0 from the scrap heap - fortunately it had all the important bits >:) >:)

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Eaglecliff

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Just a very short video of my Spectrum 2-6-0 running on battery power at Jerry's SC&M RR. And if anyone has some 4-4-0 bits, like the top of the steam dome with the whistles, or the cylinder covers, I'd like to hear from you!

Sadly, can’t help, but is the tender from an EBT Annie?
 
Fred2179G

Fred2179G

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No. It's the tank from an Aristo classic 2-8-0 on the trucks from the original tender. I don't like the look of those mini tenders. I put the letters on from a sheet of dry transfers from the FEBT store. The 4-6-0 tenders have huge out of scale rivets.
EBT never had a 2-6-0 like this one, but someone remraked it had the flavor of their early engines.
 
Fred2179G

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Just a note that there's a bunch of useful info posted on the Bachmann forums about the new axle gear they are providing from the Parts dept, and also the worm gear issue.
 
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GeorgeD

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I would like to get started in this hobby simply by making a coffe table sized diorama with one “steam” locomotive that runs on Trainli roller wheels disguised in the track. Wheels of loco rotate but loco does not move forward. Probably a yard of track crossing a shallow arroyo over a small bridge. Want a smallish narrow gauge type loco that would be used in the logging industry. Any ideas? Doubt will ever be used outside.
Thanks.
GeorgeD
 
Rhinochugger

Rhinochugger

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27 Oct 2009
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North West Norfolk
I would like to get started in this hobby simply by making a coffe table sized diorama with one “steam” locomotive that runs on Trainli roller wheels disguised in the track. Wheels of loco rotate but loco does not move forward. Probably a yard of track crossing a shallow arroyo over a small bridge. Want a smallish narrow gauge type loco that would be used in the logging industry. Any ideas? Doubt will ever be used outside.
Thanks.
GeorgeD
The little Bachmann 0-4-0 Porter might be a good one ;);)
 
Fred2179G

Fred2179G

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Want a smallish narrow gauge type loco that would be used in the logging industry. Any ideas?
George, I suggest you start a new thread with a new topic. The 2-6-0 and 4-4-0 are a bit big and not really logging engines.
 
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Looking and sounding good Fred. I can't help with the steam dome top. Yes, they just pull loose and get lost. I thought perhaps an Annie steam dome with the top cut off could be modified to suit but the top bit is a much larger diameter.

George. If you can fit, the Bachmann Climax are available for a reasonable price. Not exactly small but not so big either. It's a perfect logger and has the right visual wizzy things you need.
With a short skeleton log car, there would not be much clear track left in the display for the size you gave. Perhaps just enough though.
 
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