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Bachmann HO "The Texas Chugger"

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Bachmann HO "The Texas Chugger"
Posted by Budliner on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 10:21 AM
is this the one with sound
I know its a poor runner but a cool looking loco

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 10:25 AM
Apparently it does have a sound system in the tender, although I know nothing about how effective it might be. Hornby once offered a loco with sound generator (back in their Triang days) that simply had a cam on one tender axle that would rub on a piece of sandpaper to create what has been described as "a rasping "chuff" noise". I think it's been re-released more recently, the loco is an LNER B12 4-6-0. Just mentioning it as an example of how basic some of the early sound effects were!
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Posted by Budliner on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 10:36 AM
for $20 I had to snag it
hope to get her running better

I may send it in for service
thats not availble but may be exchanged for a three truck shay
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Posted by jrbernier on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 10:37 AM
IIRC the 'Texas Chugger' was a ATSF 2-10-4 - Looked good, but ran poor. Was out for only 2-3 years.

Jim

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Posted by Budliner on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 1:19 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Railroading_Brit

Just mentioning it as an example of how basic some of the early sound effects were!


yes sir
I have heard it is just a shushing sound

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Posted by tomikawaTT on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 2:59 PM
The Texas Chugger was an ATSF 2-10-4 with a NYC 4-10 pedestal coal tender! The proper tender for that loco has an oil bunker and two eight wheel trucks, same as the one that came with the old Bachmann ATSF 4-8-4.

My Texas Chugger will be roundhouse scenery if I ever build an engine terminal diorama for my US prototype steam, with the proper tender. That NYC tender will be used behind a non-powered (cheap plastic kit) J-3 Hudson.
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Posted by Don Gibson on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 3:30 PM
IT Is a Bachmann ATSF 4-8-4 shell, on a 2-10-4 wheelbase, pulling a NYC tender, painted for Chesapeak & Ohio.

The Bachmann chassis was prone to wheels locking up on it's axles. Sound was produced rubbing a 'sandpaper ' stick inserted in the tender.

As long as it will run, Enjoy. When it stops, build a park aound it.

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Posted by Budliner on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 3:47 PM
at one time I paid over $100 for the chugger
I see it all the time for $60 to $70
but this one was sooooooo (cheap) er inexpensive
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6041526174&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ebay.com%3A80%2Fsearch%2Fsearch.dll%3FMfcISAPICommand%3DGetResult%26ht%3D1%26SortProperty%3DMetaEndSort%26query%3D6041526174%26ssPageName%3DADME%3AB%3ATB2%3AUS%3A2%26from%3DR18%26fvi%3D1
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Posted by Don Gibson on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 4:06 PM
Budliner

Save up your money. Rumor has it Bachmann will retool the shell and put a decent drive drive under it. Their AT&SF Tender we don't know.

Perhaps BOWSER will have a 4-8-4 chassis that will fit.
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Posted by Budliner on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 4:30 PM
I did see that bowser
but at over $100
yikes
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Posted by Don Gibson on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 4:55 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Budliner

I did see that bowser
but at over $100
yikes


That must be one that is assembled. Kit's sell for $79.
Heres one or $52 (EBay) 6043198202

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 5:36 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Don Gibson

IT Is a Bachmann ATSF 4-8-4 shell, on a 2-10-4 wheelbase, pulling a NYC tender, painted for Chesapeak & Ohio.

The Bachmann chassis was prone to wheels locking up on it's axles. Sound was produced rubbing a 'sandpaper ' stick inserted in the tender.

As long as it will run, Enjoy. When it stops, build a park aound it.




Only Bachmann could sell the 5011 series with a NYC centepede tender and believe it was a real Texas Chugger using a wood device in the tender.


I did purchase the 4-8-4 3776 class version from Bachmann and used them for park and roundhouse duty, but only after installing brake shoes and roller bearing side rods. .

I hope the new version of the 5011 Texas uses the correct tender that they already had in their inventory.

How about this, since the PRR leased a few of the 5011 class back in the summer of 1956, Bachmann could use their poetic license rule and offer the new Texas type as a J1b. Now before you say anything, I lived near the PRR in steam days and know they only classified their Texas type as the J1 and J1a.










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Posted by nfmisso on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 7:46 PM
K

See: http://users.zoominternet.net/~pmd/

click on Bachmann Repower on the left.

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

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