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Good pulling diesel locomotives

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Hi all. Could I have your opinions on what would the best diesel locomotives for pulling freight. We say a rake of 15 to 20 wagons. 00 gauge. 1.76 scale . Diesel loco. I heard the Bachmann class 38. Have good pulling power? Or would I be better off sticking to the Murphy models. Opinions please. Cheers 

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Hi Joe

May I echo Jon's point?

I'm steam to my innermost being, but Paddy's 141s / 181s will probably outpull any steam loco I've got. If you're buying a diesel, I can't recommend them highly enough. They would run away with twenty wagons.

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Thanks lads for the reply. Jhb171, I don’t have any gradients as such and Leslie your right about the Murphy models I stuck a Murphy 181 on the freight rake and it pulled it no problem. I had the Hornby class 40. Pulling the rake but it was just a piece of junk wouldn’t pull the skin off a banana. I will have to buy a Murphy model for pulling power and reliablety. Cheers

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