Bachman 2-6-0 Mogul

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  1. crawford

    crawford New Member

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    Would the Bachman 2-6-0 Mogul be a good train to start out with. Until I can afford something a little more exspencive. Its in the $60.00 dollar range thats about all I can afford. Also would this be suitable for 1930's-1940's logging. Thanks Crawford
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    shaygetz Active Member

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    While near the end of its life, it would be a perfect shortline hauler and as a logger on the bayous and flatlands of the deep south. It wouldn't be nimble enough for northern logging though...but, alas, there's a prototype for just about anything if you look hard enough.
  3. crawford

    crawford New Member

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    Is this a pretty decent train. Would like to know its pros and cons.
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    The Bachmann 2-6-0 is really an 0-6-0 switcher with a tiny pilot truck added to it and a different tender. Older Bachmann engines didn't run very well and I doubt this new Bachmann "Standard" does any better.

    I would go with an IHC 2-6-0 Mogul. It will run better and have more detail.
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    AS would I. It's a great locomotive that pulls well. The IHC mogul is about $60, or less, and it;s worth it.
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    Ditto. I love IHC's mogul. It's actually based on a Southern Pacific class of moguls (several survive today).

    It runs smoothly and quietly. It can pull well enough. The engine is well detailed.

    I would avoid Bachmann's standard line mogul, prairie (2-6-2), and mikado (2-8-2)...all of them are made by just sliding extra wheels under other engines. On the other hand, the Spectrum engines are great.
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    There is a company in Brazil that makes a couple of nice little engines that would look great on a logging layout.. They have the drive systen in the tender but I have heard that they run quite well.

    Model Power imported these for awhile. You may be able to find one at a good price

    http://www.frateschi.com.br/produtos/tenwheeler_eng.php

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