Bachmann 44 Ton in N Scale

Discussion in 'N Scale' started by jmoore16, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. jmoore16

    jmoore16 Member

    Anyone have any experience with this locomotive? I have a DCC painted as Frisco #8 or 8 spot as my dad called it.

    The second I put the decals on it, I dropped it on the living room floor and popped the trucks out. I popped them back in place, they are engaged in the worm gear, but no power.

    I've searched Bachmann's site, Google, Yahoo and Bing for as many searches as I could find on how to repair or at least disassemble the 44 tonner to no avail.

    Any suggestions? I'm close to buying another and swapping bodies...

  2. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Joe, take look at this diagram. It should help. It looks like the body shell is a friction fit to the frame.

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  3. jmoore16

    jmoore16 Member

    Thanks klrwhizkid,

    I disassembled the 8 spot that I dropped and found nothing obviously wrong with it. I have purchased a new, working chassis to slide in when I get home. Hopefully, a video Tuesday or Wednesday....


    John Moore
  4. jmoore16

    jmoore16 Member

    I ended up buying a new 44 Ton from Bachmann and it indeed works. Here is the rub. The faulty chassis works with no body, but as soon as I put a body on, it goes dumb. I looked and see no decoder board interference issues.

    I'm just writing it off to Bachmann quality.

  5. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    My Botchmann GE 44-tonner (HO) smoked every time I ran it. Of course, it has been doing that for 10 years.

  6. jmoore16

    jmoore16 Member

    Ken -

    I can help a brother out in this situation. E-Mail me and I will set you up with a rebody for your HO 44-tonner.

    John Moore

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