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  • NEW Bachmann N-Scale Sound Equipped 2-8-0

    Got one these from MB Klein this afternoon.

    From the diagram has the can motor like the 4-6-0.

    My guesstimate is a 15mm diameter speaker facing downward in the tender.

    Full Soundtraxx Economi with all the sounds.

    Runs and sounds really great, am impressed.

    Harold

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    Thanks for the review, let us know how well it holds up. Does it have traction tires?

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    • #3
      Same as the older versions, the only change is the motor.

      How does it sound? Like a Soundtraxx Economi.

      http://soundtraxx.com/factory/images..._N_AE32071.pdf

      Just beginning to slip with this train:



      All the cars have Fox Valley wheels.

      Harold

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      • #4
        Dug out an old analog 2-8-0 and that one wouldn't pull that train because of wheel slip.

        Harold

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        • #5
          There is no working front coupler.

          The usual answer to the front coupler is the MicroTrains Z-scale 905.

          It worked but the front coupler is usually used for switching, the problem is the car being switched would "bobblehead" or "slinky".

          With a little bit of fitting the McHenry coupler will work in the 905 coupler box.





          Not for everyone, but works for me.

          Harold

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          • #6
            When did you switch to N scale Harold or are you also still doing the other scale as well?

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            • #7
              quote:


              Originally posted by Tyson Rayles


              When did you switch to N scale Harold or are you also still doing the other scale as well?


              Am a rubber gauger forever.
              Here is where I started in N-scale:



              America's Hobby Center's first N-scale offering in March 1964 after Model Railroader's "Take a Look at OOO Scale" article in February 1964.

              Followed by rubber-band drive Treble OOO locomotives and cars which were truly awful at all levels.

              Am messing around with T-Trak.







              T-Trak is a great concept.

              Been waiting for a smooth running N-scale steamer with sound for 53 years.

              Always seems N-Scale is model railroadings unwanted step child.

              Harold

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              • #8
                "Always seems N-Scale is model railroadings unwanted step child."

                I think that applies more to Z scale today.

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                • #9
                  quote:


                  Originally posted by Tyson Rayles


                  "Always seems N-Scale is model railroadings unwanted step child."

                  I think that applies more to Z scale today.


                  Z scale is one of those orphan endeavors.
                  As a rubber gauger have tried Z scale.

                  Greatly improved since I bought a MT set long ago. The new stuff is great.

                  N-Scale has been popular but has just been dangled commercially.

                  Don't think the manufacturers want to cut into the HO market.

                  Now I have to go renew the tin foil in my hat.

                  Harold

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                  • #10
                    Produced a short video of the New Bachmann N-Scale 2-8-0 with the Soundtraxx Economi.

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7Uaq2AhmnA

                    Excuse the mess!

                    Harold

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                    • #11
                      Looks and sounds great!

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                      • #12
                        Remember when this was N-Scale Steam:



                        Boy that was an awful loco.

                        Harold

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                        • #13
                          Yes but I'm not a lover of steam in any scale including 1:1. Give me a GP7 any day. If I wanted to run steam I wouldn't go any smaller then O scale myself. I also don't allow any locos on my layout that have traction tires as they foul the rails and tend to wobble.

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