My New Bachman 2-8-0 (N Scale)

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Drew1125, Dec 4, 2002.

  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    I am so pleased with this engine...both appearance, & performance, that I had to have her pose for a picture on one of my dioramas!
    I hope this is the begining of a new trend in N scale steam!

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  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Looks great Charlie, but you need to change the lettering on the tender! How about L&N or Southern or better yet, K&I? :D
  3. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    Love that little bugger too. I have 4 of them, 1 with a decoder. Need to get the others "fixed" also. It just moves around the layout so nicely - and it is frightfully quiet. I really need to search for it when it is running. It is going to be interesting when I finally get the scenery, mountains, buildings, etc. up as I will probably lose one or two of them for a while when I run them.:D :D they have pretty good pulling power also. I have one of mine pulling a 7 car passenger train (heavyweights).
  4. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    A great photo of a natural looking scene Charlie. That loco looks as if it belongs there. I've heard that loco runs as good as it looks too.
    Can an MT coupler be fitted to the pilot easily?
    What is the o/a length of loco (over MT's)?

    So you've been holding out on us as far as dioramas go huh? :) :)

  5. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Charlie, That is a very nice scene. David, when you're not sure where the loco is, blow the whistle!

  6. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    That's more like it Charlie! Bet that little jewel won't be shoved to the rip track for a while :D

    Kettlestack, I ain't sure but I think that trestle has been in one of Charlie's Photo's before? it was sporting a 4-4-0 then. If it is, it's one of my favoritve pic's. I'd love to have a nice print of it to hang on my train room wall.

  7. BDC

    BDC Member

    I've got one of those 2-8-0s as well. I saw one when they first came out and I couldn't believe how quiet it was. Neither could the shop owner either. He kept calling everyone who walked in over to the test track to show them his new toy and asked them to guess who made it. I don't think that anyone got it right the first time. I know I didn't!

    It also looks like the LL 2-8-8-2 is starting to arrive. I'm getting pretty anxious just thinking about mine. The early reviews say that it's farily quiet and a very strong puller. I can't wait!
  8. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member


    The reports that I have read on other forums and elsewhere on the net is that it is very difficult to put an operational M-T on the pilot. I have heard (but can not confirm anywhere) that a coupler/pilot conversion was in the works from M-T but probably not for a while. Again that is newsgroup talk with absolute zero verifiability. It would be nice if we could get one but if you look at the machine as it is now it would take a big chunk out of the front to put a M-T box in there and it would destroy the overall appearance of an otherwise excellent looking and running loco.

    I'm going to just run mine solo for the time being.:) :)
  9. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    You're correct David, I too admired that pic of Charlie's with the old timer on the trestle.

    Re the pilot coupler...... it's as I suspected. I'm changing to N-gauge now and have a couple of Atlas/Rivarossi steamers with MT's front and rear. I just didn't particularly like the idea of finding space for a turntable :eek: . I'll wait and see if MT bring out a conversion pilot for that Bachmann 2-8-0. I have the HO version of it and it's a beauty!!

    Thanks for your input Dave (even if you did forget to tell me the o/a length of the beast :D :D :D )

  10. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member



    ~5 3/4" coupler to coupler. My rear couplers are still the horn hooks. Have not gotten around to changing them yet.:) :) :)

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