Bachmann light 4-8-2

Discussion in '4-8-2 Mountain' started by patrick flory, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. patrick flory

    patrick flory Member

    I have a Bachmann light USRA Mountain lettered for Frisco, no. 4400-something. Is it anywhere near prototypical? It has a nice coonskin number plate under the headlight.
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  2. This is a good question . The best one to ask is @frisco1522
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  3. gna

    gna Member Supporter

    4424? I believe the 4400-series mountains were rebuilts from 2-10-2 locos. The Frisco did not have any USRA mountain locos. I think they were bigger than the USRA lights.
    Someone on the Facebook page used a Bachmann light mountain as a stand-in for 1522:
    I would change the trailing truck and put air tanks on the boiler and call it good. I got beat out on a couple of eBay auctions recently for one of these, but I'm on the prowl...
  4. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    The Frisco 4400’s were the heaviest 4-8-2’s in the land; hardly a a “light” locomotive
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  5. patrick flory

    patrick flory Member

    My Bachmann Frisco light Mountain is non operational, the motor runs but the wheels don’t move I am told by a decoder tech. I think there’s a non sound DCC decoder in it but not sure. All I know for certain is that is does not run. I don’t want it. If someone is interested in it make me an offer off line, enough to include $10-15 shipping.
  6. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member


    If the motor turns but rotation isn't transferred to the wheels, it pretty much has to be in the drive train. Likely a split gear on the drive axle or something of that nature. It is fixable IF parts can be had.

  7. patrick flory

    patrick flory Member

    I’m going on what guys told me. I have never tried it.

    However, it comes with a GUARANTEE!



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