- 6 Dec 2011
I've been asked if I had any information on an 08 'Diesel' diesel being produced by Bachmann. As Manuel used to say ' I know nothing'. Anyone out there heard a whisper?
As has been said - It was announced as being new in 2017, but as has been said has quietly been dropped. See the threadIt was not in their 2018 catalogue so perhaps dropped. It does look like Bachmann are reversing out of large scale in general.
Especially if many get the 'Smallbrook Studio' treatment!One day people will be saying: 'Blimey, that's a big Percy. I've never seen a Percy as big as that before!'
Response: 'Ooo er missus. Bachmann brought them out. Lionel did too but the Bachmann ones were bigger. Now both rare as hens teeth'.
Found some of that yesterday. Dragged out a 45 years old one from the shed, and there it was, real rocking horse shite, I think they call it dry rot, or borer infestation. Reshod the beast, and Grand #4 took his first ride (but wanted to keep watching, and chasing, Thomas).....rocking horse ....!
Thanks, Greg! I first learned about the DCC Controller from your website—much appreciated! I’m surprised that super caps are not a thing in digital locos after all these years. I can imagine outside there’s lots of interruption possibilities.Do not be surprised if the loco stops with brief power interruptions... I found that reducing the DCC speed step to 0 and then resuming operation brings it back to life if it is now picking up power.
Will be modifying for keepalive capacitor... really a crappy decoder but it was cheap and it has the Thomas family sounds.