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Offline tutenkhamunsleeping

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #75 on: October 14, 2017, 03:25:13 pm »
As it's post free from Rails I get a new class 40 for 13 or so - bargain :laugh3:

I'll give you 36 for it - double your money :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #76 on: October 14, 2017, 05:24:17 pm »
As it's post free from Rails I get a new class 40 for 13 or so - bargain :laugh3:

I'll give you 36 for it - double your money :smiley-laughing:

That's almost tripling my money :goggleeyes:
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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #77 on: October 14, 2017, 05:30:19 pm »
That's almost tripling my money :goggleeyes:

Ha!  I shall return my maths O level first thing Monday morning! :dunce: ;)

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #78 on: October 19, 2017, 10:18:21 am »
I seem to have a thing about 'Whistlers' (green, of course) :whistle: :angel:

Left to right.........
Ref 8115 D348
371-175 D306 'Atlantic Conveyor'
371-177 D351
371-177A D382
371-180 D211 'Mauretania'


Couldn't get depth of field on this one.............


A bit better with a little height...............


Having received D211 last night I ran it this morning to find it derailed on the first small electrofrog it came to in both directions. 'Strange' I thought. 'The destructions state not to try running it on curves less than 263.5mm (about 10") and the points are 12" radius' :confused2:
It turns out it didn't like running off a small curve onto the point. When I changed it to run off the 2nd point in the fiddle yard all was well. The loco itself is very smooth and quiet straight from the box, but is another where conductive lube is required for maintenance. It's just a shame that, running DC and not liking sound in N gauge, I've had to pay for a speaker within the body shell but I guess that's the future ::)

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #79 on: October 19, 2017, 10:47:09 pm »
Very nice Mick, i'm waiting patiently for 2 blue ones.. just hope they don't arrive together. I'm going to try the sound one even though I'm a DC dinosaur like yourself..

Cheers
Mark

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #80 on: October 20, 2017, 04:26:06 pm »
I've ordered two blue ones!

likewise hoping they don't arrive at once!


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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #81 on: October 20, 2017, 06:33:22 pm »
Just got the 371-180 D211 'Mauretania' with speaker already in. Ran it in on DC on my test track, installed a MX658N18 sound decoder from You Choos and IMHO the sound and slow running "out of the box" is superb. The built in speaker is excellent and for such a small scale loco give very acceptable sound effects.
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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #82 on: October 20, 2017, 07:30:09 pm »
Just got the 371-180 D211 'Mauretania' with speaker already in. Ran it in on DC on my test track, installed a MX658N18 sound decoder from You Choos and IMHO the sound and slow running "out of the box" is superb. The built in speaker is excellent and for such a small scale loco give very acceptable sound effects.
Dennis.
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Hi Dennis

I have fitted the same Zimo/YouChoos sound combination to mine, and it certainly puts out quite a racket. My wife had to turn the TV volume up!

Running is super smooth and quiet and it looks superb.

Well worth the wait and I am looking forward to getting the other green one I also have on order for the same treatment.

Well done Bachmann.

Roy

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #83 on: October 20, 2017, 09:25:10 pm »
I have the earlier model which I had customised and named Mauretania by Millfield Models.

Now, should I purchase the new green machine or stick with my version.

Decisions, decisions.

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #84 on: October 20, 2017, 10:04:30 pm »
I have the earlier model which I had customised and named Mauretania by Millfield Models.

Now, should I purchase the new green machine or stick with my version.

Decisions, decisions.

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If you're happy with your model and don't feel the need for running lights then why spend c120.
Save it for something else :)

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #85 on: October 22, 2017, 01:39:45 pm »
There is a review of the blue centre-headcode version in this month's Rail Express.

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #86 on: October 22, 2017, 01:46:10 pm »
The November issue of Hornby Magazine has a very positive review of the green Class 40.

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #87 on: October 25, 2017, 08:33:45 am »
Just to clarify, is the speaker already wired? So it's just a case of slotting in the Decoder and away you go?
Barry
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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #88 on: October 25, 2017, 08:38:49 am »
Yes.

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #89 on: October 25, 2017, 09:44:06 am »
I was hoping to have one of my two class 40s by now.  Maybe both of the blue ones will appear at the same time.

 

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