N scale Bachmann Spectrum Conrail engine

french_guy Feb 20, 2021

  1. french_guy

    french_guy TrainBoard Member

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    I saw this morning a N scale Bachmann Spectrum Conrail engine for.....$30
    Are they good, decent or crap?
    I don't think it's ddc ready.....are they anyway relatively easy to equip with a decoder?
     
  2. brokemoto

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    It depends on which one it is. Some of then are pretty good. Some of them are mediocre. Some are JUNQUE. I do not use DCC, so I can not comment on it.
     
  3. Hardcoaler

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    I think some of these suffered from cracked axle gears. Proceed with caution. o_O

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  4. bman

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    At that price it's no doubt one of the earlier versions and one to stay away from.
     
  5. NS Top Gon

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    Check the Spookshow site(Spookshow,net). It will give you valuable information on just about anything involving n scale locomotives and rolling stock. There are two versions of this model. My first locomotive was the first version that I purchased for $35.00. About a year later, when I purchased a couple of Katos, I converted it to a dummy to run in consists. I still have it and use it often.
     
  6. french_guy

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    I think it's used....my hobby store has a huge selection of used engines
     
  7. brokemoto

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    Ben ouais, but which locomotive is it? ..........and F-unit...........a GP-something? ..............an RS-something? Which one is it?
     
  8. french_guy

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    Ben, j'sais pas...I just saw in the display shelf, in its jewel box. Will have to go back and ask to see it more closely. Most likely a GP- something, definitely not a F unit
     
  9. BigJake

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    Everybody needs an old B'mann loco, to make their other brand locos look & run better!

    -- Andy - Arlington TX
     
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