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05-24-2019 02:35 PM
Pete Thornton Hey, Mickey, there's a Bachmann K-27 with lots of improvements on Facebook if you are still looking.
05-15-2019 07:39 PM
placitassteam Here is a photo of a Connie that I converted into Mexican National RR #291. I had a build log of the entire train under the Master builder forum but unfortunately most of the photos have been removed except for the locomotive and the finished train. By the way I did replace the drive axle with one that has the brass gear. It is quite easy if you can get the part from Bachmann.

05-14-2019 10:47 AM
East Broad Top Here's a "would-be" 2-8-0 I lettered for the D&RGW.


05-12-2019 11:36 PM
Originally Posted by East Broad Top View Post
They are all similar to each other to the point where a non-railfan would likely not be able to tell the difference.

That's true, and it applies equally to the Connie. Letter it for the D&RGW or C&TSR (I know, blasphemy, but we're talking about low-tech and low-budget solutions here) and call it done. I may still have a wood cab around, which would backdate it to the Silverton Northern No. 34. PM me if you want to try that.
04-26-2019 01:23 PM
Pete Thornton
I need some educating on them as compared to the plastic Bachmann. Cost, detail, running, durability, etc., etc.
Bachmann, as Tony said, took a while to figure out how to make a decent locomotive. The C-19 is a fine looker and performer.
Accucraft are metal models made in small batches, and are therefore more expensive. They are durable, but are equally likely to get damaged if you drop them due to the weight.
Neither are "museum quality". Accucraft were originally looked on as 'too detailed for live steam', but time has proven that they are indeed quite robust and nicely detailed.
04-26-2019 05:05 AM
TonyWalsham Mickey.
I don't want to appear simplistic but the only brands you know will perform reliably when they come out of the box, are LGB and PIKO.
It took years of shoddy product before Bachmann finally produced reliable quality made products such as the latest 4-6-0 Big Hauler, the C19 and the 2nd edition Climax.
04-25-2019 07:37 PM
mickey Ok, I'm baring my sole so please be gently with me. I've only had Bachmann Spectrum and for the most part really enjoy them and the level of detail, etc. However, they can be a bit delicate. So with the above mentioned Accucraft, I know nothing. I actually thought they only did live steam, but now know they do electric. But I need some educating on them as compared to the plastic Bachmann. Cost, detail, running, durability, etc., etc.

EDIT: Ok after looking around their site, my iPad couldn't figure out how to see prices, so I went to eBay. That answered a lot. Running in the thousands, I'm sure they are nice but not in my league. I saw the words museum quality somewhere and assumed they would be out there.
04-25-2019 07:04 PM
mickey Thanks Pete.
04-25-2019 05:20 PM
Pete Thornton Mickey, there's a guy on LSC selling an electric K27, K36 and C19.
04-23-2019 06:41 PM
East Broad Top Track between Chama and Durango is long gone.

Thanks for the reminder on the 2nd K-27. I had thought there was, but my quick internet search missed it, so I dismissed such notions.


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