Bachmann Spectrum F7A & B

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by nmtexman, Feb 27, 2002.

  1. nmtexman

    nmtexman Member

    Well, I went and did it. Bought a set of ATSF F7A&B from my local hobby stores. I went in and saw them on Saturday when the first came in and liked what I saw. I didn't buy them then because I didn't want to fool around with another coupler exchange! Fancy that! Anyway, I took them home Monday night and ran and ran and ran them. The B unit is definitely faster than the A unit and has the "Flying Chief" logo on the side.

    Both units are powered and the grills are etched, rather than molded.

    All in all a great purchase.
  2. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    Would like to see pics when you have a chance, if you please. Despite my name, I like Santa Fe almost as much......
  3. WM-N-fan

    WM-N-fan Member

    Once in a show I saw a new Bachman Spectrum Conrail CW-44AC that caught my eye, and asked the dealer if it would run fine (unlike regular Bachman), and he said that at first they are OK, but you should lubricate them if you want it to be great. I flinched and walked on. Let us know how it runs.
  4. nmtexman

    nmtexman Member

    I'll provide pictures as soon as I get home tonight, around 6:00 pm Mountain Standard Time (or thereabouts)!
  5. RI541

    RI541 Member

    If the B-Unit is faster than the A-unit and you hitch them together you might ruin the moters,I've got an Life-Like A-B-A unit in N-Scale and ran it as a unit,They all had the same motors but one was slower than the other two and the motor eventualy burned out.

    I was told later that if I'd put decoders in them I could have regulated the speed for each unit to run the same.

    I dont know if anyone else has had this problem but you might want to check it out before you hurt your new engine

  6. nmtexman

    nmtexman Member

    Well, the pictures I took were too big for this forum. I'll have to try again.

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