• HO scale Bachmann FTs with "DCC on board"

  • Discussion related to everything about model railroading, from layout design and planning, to reviews of related model tools and equipment. Discussion includes O, S, HO, N and Z, as well as narrow gauge topics. Also includes discussion of traditional "toy train" and "collector" topics such as Lionel, American Flyer, Marx, and others. Also includes discussion of outdoor garden railways and live steamers.
Discussion related to everything about model railroading, from layout design and planning, to reviews of related model tools and equipment. Discussion includes O, S, HO, N and Z, as well as narrow gauge topics. Also includes discussion of traditional "toy train" and "collector" topics such as Lionel, American Flyer, Marx, and others. Also includes discussion of outdoor garden railways and live steamers.

Moderators: 3rdrail, Otto Vondrak, stilson4283

  by retired grouch
 
Has anyone seen/purchased/run this new product?
At the advertised MSRP of $43, (Nov issue, MR) it seems to be a good way to get a DCC loco, but only IF the locomotive runs good enough to get out of its own way.

What say you??

  by Chuck Walsh
 
Generally speaking, the Bachmann & it's Spectrum diesels do not enjoy
a solid/favorable reputation. If you want a good performing FT you will have to upgrade. There's a few other FT manufacturers out there. In a nut shell, it's what's under the shell that counts.
MSP of $43.00 is just a suggestion and you could pick it up cheaper but I
wouldn't expect too much for too little.

  by Otto Vondrak
 
Are we talking about this model?

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/ ... ail&id=519

It doesn't appear to be Spectrum, but part of the "standard" train set line. Am I wrong?

-otto-