Bachmann 2-10-0, any good?

Discussion in '2-10-0 Decapod' started by TAG1014, Jun 27, 2015.

  1. patrick flory

    patrick flory Member

    Well, a new release from Bachmann is out.

    Once I got the motor control cv’s on my previous release ones set right, they can get 10 or more cars up a 2% and can crawl like an ant.
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  2. patrick flory

    patrick flory Member

    I think the weak pulling of these engines is due to poor factory settings of the motor control cv’s. Once you get them right they’ll pull 15 or more cars on level track. And run a lot more smoothly too.
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  3. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    For what Botchmann is selling this plastic engine for, I would sell a PFM, painted with sound. I can't see what is happening to even plastic prices any more.
  4. palallin

    palallin Member

    FWIW, street prices are rarely near what the MSRP is with Bachmann.
  5. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    I bought one of the Russian 2-10-0 originals and it ran pretty well. But, I got rid of it immediately as I couldn't stand the way the side walkways looked - at least a scale half foot thick! Did Botchmann ever remedy that?

    The best looking Bachmann I have, or had, is my GE 44 ton switcher. Trouble is, it has a bad motor. When running more than a few minutes, she puts out some smoke, and it's not diesel fumes! I still have it, but have stayed away from Botchmann stuff otherwise. It's been in its box since we moved to Florida.

  6. patrick flory

    patrick flory Member

    Would that PFM one for sale include installed DCC and sound?

    My eyes and my layout lighting are too bad to worry about a certain level of detail. I’m pretty happy with those decs. I just wish that on the last run they’d gotten the motor control cv’s right at the factory... not hard to do but I bet a lot of them went in the trash. And I wish that on this one they’d used Tsunami sound.

    Talking about Botchmann. Any brass steam engines ever run as smoothly as MR. B’s? I had two brassies that basically were beautiful paperweights, operationally not good for anything.
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  7. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    I have a new PFM, not the last run but new and yes, it would be for sale if someone wanted it. I would custom paint it, number your choice and install sound/DCC for $600
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