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New drive for Bachmann E60

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New drive for Bachmann E60
Posted by Supermicha on Sunday, March 17, 2002 10:36 AM
I want to repower my Bachmann GE E60 in HO scale. Has anyone done this job and can give me some help how to do this? which motor is good? Thanks for you help, Micha
Michael Kreiser www.modelrailroadworks.de
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 8:55 PM
As I recall, the Bachmann E60CP uses a drive truck that has an incorrect GE-style truck.
Walthers used to sell a model by a company called American GK of the E60 that was powered by an Athearn-based drive.
You could probably make something similar using an Athearn six-axle GE diesel chassis and drive, which would be a vast improvement over the Bachmann power truck.
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Posted by nfmisso on Thursday, April 25, 2002 1:10 PM
I would get an Atlas C30-7 or U33/36C from Trainworld or other low cost out let, and use its' whole chassis.

Nigel
Nigel N&W in HO scale, 1950 - 1955 (..and some a bit newer too) Now in San Jose, California

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