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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #180 on: December 30, 2017, 05:22:42 PM »
Dr Al,

Just had a couple of lunch beers with Pete...so photos are looking doubtful for today too..... 🍺🍺

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #181 on: December 30, 2017, 05:42:58 PM »
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As promised......

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #182 on: December 30, 2017, 06:11:14 PM »
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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #183 on: December 30, 2017, 11:27:02 PM »
Dr. Al

As promised......


Many thanks - very useful indeed.

Cheers,
Alan
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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #184 on: December 31, 2017, 02:20:59 PM »
Can anyone clarify how to access the bogie train gears on the Class 40?  I've now got he body off but can't seem to figure out how to get at the bogies.  Thanks in advance.

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #185 on: December 31, 2017, 05:37:40 PM »
They will pull out, if you hold the side frames firmly and pull down from the chassis.  Avoid the speedo cable on one of the bogies(how do I know that....)

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #186 on: January 01, 2018, 11:45:55 AM »

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #187 on: January 02, 2018, 09:24:34 PM »
i have just been trying out all the sound functions...

i have to say it is outstanding!  well done to bachmann on this.  for 178 quid you've got to say it is brilliant.

the braking is inspired.  my ho european trains (i have esu class 66 and a ree bb 67300 with sound) don't even do that. the ability to apply and release the brakes is brilliant.  it takes some getting used to though.  I have nearly crashed a few times plus forgotten to release brakes before starting off again.

the engine idling / coasting / light engine mode etc. functions are really fantastic.

the only functions i won't really use are aws bell / horn (i'm not in the cab) and also station ambiance (i don't have a big station)

fuel pump and cold start very good as well

detonators too quiet though and no flashes!!


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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #188 on: January 02, 2018, 09:53:55 PM »
listening to the real things in the early 60's--in birmingham  some had low-high 2 tone horns--the sound carried for miles.  is this a feature on these models ?
i used to be indecisive...but now i'm not so sure.

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #189 on: January 04, 2018, 09:26:40 PM »
D369 fitted with Youchoos Next 18 Sound Decoder

https://youtu.be/Tty46SopWok
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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #190 on: January 15, 2018, 06:47:18 PM »
For those of you who think you need a long train behind a 40, I found a photo of D338 in green with three corridors (Mk1 at front, can't see the others; unable to 'blow up' the photo) on a train between Rugby and Peterborough in 1966.

RCTS website, photo MM00457c.

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #191 on: January 15, 2018, 07:58:37 PM »
Well heres my new class 40, in as preserved guise...







Thanks go to West Coast resprays for the stunning work and this is number one!



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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #192 on: January 15, 2018, 08:14:23 PM »
Very nice. The white rims/tyres are particularly good!

I remember the mid 1980s railway magazines filled with endless photos and column inches about D200. I was never a fan of the class, so didn't really care much either way, but this respray is lovely, and I imagine yours will be the first of many such renumbering efforts!

Cheer,s NeMo

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #193 on: January 15, 2018, 08:47:04 PM »
How much did the respray cost?

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #194 on: January 15, 2018, 09:42:52 PM »
How much did the respray cost?

You would need to contact anthony sutton (west coast resprays)



 

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