Re: Bachmann mountain

Thomas Beutel <Thomas.Beutel@...>

Nelson and Jack,

Another thought to add is that in some cases, you only have one shot at
getting a particular loco if it is a limited production run (Proto 2000
E-6's come to mind - the City of San Francisco models were sold out in a few
days). Of course, this certainly was not the case for the Bachmann model.

As a post script, I did fix the intermittent stall problem without opening
up the engine. It turns out that I had not pushed the connector from the
tender in all the way... The growling does not make me comfortable, but it
is not any worse that any number of brass steam locos that I have. For me
the 4-8-2's performance is very good, and I would rank it excellent if it
were not for the growling in the reverse direction.

Thomas Beutel
San Francisco

-----Original Message-----
From: Nelson Kennedy []
Sent: Thursday, September 23, 1999 4:05 PM
Subject: Re: [HOsteam] Bachmann mountain

From: "Nelson Kennedy" <>

From: Jack Wilson <>

Am I missing something here?

I always figured if something is not right out of the box, return it.

I'm no particular Bachman fan, but if we do not return things and let
them know
when we aren't happy with the product, then shame on us!
I'm not sure it is as black and white as that. I agree with your sentiment
and we should certainly tell our suppliers/manufacturers if things are not
right. In practical terms it is not just as simple as that for some of us.
If I buy a product which is not quite right, and have waited 6 to 8 weeks
for a slow boat to get it to me from the US, then I am not likely to be
very happy about sending it back and waiting for it to do a round trip that
might take another three months if there os a known quick fix that I can do
myself. For me, in a comparatively isolated place, where I often have to
buy sight unseen, the 'net has proven to be a boon for the exchange of
helpful information about products and their strengths and weaknesses. I
say 'keep the information coming' *and* tell your supplier/manufacturer if
something is not right.

Nelson Kennedy
Christchurch, New Zealand.
Ferrymead Trams, NZR 0 gauge trains and a little Espee in H0 are at

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