Bachmann Baldwin?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Cannonball, May 24, 2007.

  1. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    I'm looking at a Bachmann Baldwin 2-8-0 on eBay. Spectrum series
    $80.00 Buy it now.

    Yes or no?
  2. 3railguy

    3railguy Member

    $80 is a decent price. The Bman 2-8-0 is one of the better steam engines you can buy. I have one. It is smooth running, reliable, and nicely detailed. Be forwarned Bman has quality control issues and lemons do pop up.
  3. umtrr-author

    umtrr-author Member

    I think you can do better than $80 with some patience. I have seen them go for less and for more. Don't forget the shipping... sometimes those bargains aren't so great after that uplift.

    I don't think I paid quite that much for mine but I don't remember the total cost, nor where I bought it!
  4. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    I think all model companies have issues to some extent.

    I've got a Model Power HO set that I paid $40 for and it runs like a top.
    Bought a $60 N scale set and the loco died after 5 laps. Still waiting an a replacement from the dealer.

    I also just sent a Bachmann back to a seller since it couldn't pull more than 3 cars around my flat loop of track. On the other hand, I've got a U36-B that is one of my two best running locos.

    The other is an undecorated Life-Like E8 A/B set that just eats up track like it's running on rocket fuel.
  5. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    Shipping is 6 bucks + $2.00 insurance so no sweat there. $8.00 is a good deal for what the post office is charging now.

    Still not sure about the $80.00
    Hard to justify when my O gauge Beeps only cost $55.00 each.
  6. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    Found one for $65.00 plus $6.00 shipping insurance included.

  7. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

  8. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    75 bucks at Trainworld. 1-800-541-7010. Don't know what their shipping charges are.
  9. Bones

    Bones Member

    I don't remember the seller, but there's an ebay store that deals in only Bachmann Spectrum products. Once Every two weeks, they list 40-50 locomotives on varying timed auctions and buy-it-now's. Their auctions never go over 5 days, and all start at $0.99.

    Most of their 2-8-0's go for $35-50. If you haven't bought one yet, try searching ebay stores.

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