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Author Topic: Anybody own this train Bachmann N Scale Train Diesel DD40AX  (Read 946 times)

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Anybody own this train Bachmann N Scale Train Diesel DD40AX
« on: November 02, 2014, 01:18:06 PM »
I was wondering if anybody owned one of these and what the quality is like, I am just worried that Bachmann may have the same quality as graham farish as they are the same company, I have had a lot of bad luck with English loco's in the short amount of time I have been back into railways, but then I bought an American broadway limited train and the quality is superb and just want to check if Bachmann is good or bad before I spend my money. fineboy

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Re: Anybody own this train Bachmann N Scale Train Diesel DD40AX
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2014, 01:49:31 PM »
I don't own one, but here's a review:

http://www.spookshow.net/loco/bachdd40ax.html

This thing is huge!

Incidentally, the spookshow site http://www.spookshow.net/trainstuff.html as a whole is quite useful if you model US lines.

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Re: Anybody own this train Bachmann N Scale Train Diesel DD40AX
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2014, 01:59:25 PM »
Thank you, most helpful

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Re: Anybody own this train Bachmann N Scale Train Diesel DD40AX
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2014, 08:01:34 AM »
Used to own 1 DCC and the other DCC with Sound fitted. Never had any issues accept for the fact these are bloody huge ans so didn't look too good on the tighter radius curves. Nice locos though and ran flawlessly only sold them as pruning down my stock and no longer keeping any UP locos.

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Re: Anybody own this train Bachmann N Scale Train Diesel DD40AX
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2014, 09:30:31 AM »
I have 3 - one DC, and 2x DCC ( sound , not sound)

The later ones have 2 powered bogies and are great models. The sound DCC version is also exceptional value < Hattins I think )

They like bigger (10") curves but will pull an elephant!

The world model train haulage record is held by a Model DD40 - it had a depleted uranium frame and ground down wheels with diamond dust embedded in the rims!!

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Re: Anybody own this train Bachmann N Scale Train Diesel DD40AX
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2014, 11:22:53 AM »
I had one in the mid 1990s and it worked OK, since then Bachmann have lifted their game so I would say the current version if they are still around are even better.
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Re: Anybody own this train Bachmann N Scale Train Diesel DD40AX
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2014, 03:38:49 PM »
great little loco , I have 2 DCC and the new sound version , great haulage , overhang on 1st radius - need plenty of clearance , slight differing colour between sound/silent versions , I'd say the sound one is better as far as more control over lighting and the sound can be turned off ,
(if you want some thing smaller hang on till (2015) Bachmann realise the DCC coreless motor 0-6-0 shifter)

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Re: Anybody own this train Bachmann N Scale Train Diesel DD40AX
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2014, 05:06:53 PM »

There is a short video of mine in action on the forum.

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Re: Anybody own this train Bachmann N Scale Train Diesel DD40AX
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2014, 08:19:10 PM »
Thanks guys
Only just had returned home from work since I posted the question. all very helpful, will be buying from thefavouritespot as there price even after paying imports is too good to miss. fineboy

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Re: Anybody own this train Bachmann N Scale Train Diesel DD40AX
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2014, 10:14:47 AM »
Did you buy the loco in the end?  What's YOUR opinion of it?

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