Mayner Posted August 8, 2016 Share Posted August 8, 2016 Nine years after I started building the railway I am gradually shifting from G Scale to 1:20.3 or Fn3 for American locos and stock. The modified Bachmann Connie 2-8-0 & Big Haulier 4-6-0 look reasonably close with the scale stock, but a used Bachmann Rio Grande K27 or Mudhen looked too good an opportunity to miss. These locos were produced about 7-8 years ago by Bachmann and are now discontinued. Track power was out so I quickly converted the loco to battery control to test clearances and see what she could pull K27 #464 backs onto the turntable before working an Eastbound freight Just about fits on the turntable don't need to build a wye or turning triangle yet. The snow plough needs adjustment tending to stick in point frogs and check rails and lineside structures. #464 preformed faultlessly with a heavy train for about an hour before refusing to run forward thanks to a tooth breaking off a brass gear in the gear box. Sent an e-mail to Bachmann to see if replacement gears are available, but more likely will need to commission a new gear set from Ultrascale or a local machine shop with the capability Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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