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  1. #1
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    stand alone Acela cafe car vs the one in the set

    Hi - I posted this on Bmann site, but I'm impatient, so, please excuse that ist seems directed at Bmann.

    I bought the Acela set, because my daughter will be riding the real one back and forth to school in Mass next yr (an excuse, is an excuse). I held off this long on the sets reputation. Sorry Bmann, LOVE the steamers you are doing. Dissapointed this set never got revised/Spectrumized.
    To the point. I was reading (in another forum) that the stand alone Cafe car is of higher quality that the set car.
    Bmann, can you confirm if/how the 2 models differ?
    Thanks

    Any thoughts on the cafe car differences, if any?

    I've read and will impliment the wheel/nose/flange fixes. I haven't seen an fix that really addresses the cafe car gears flying apart. Yes, I think Bmann warranty and post warranty support is awesome, But, like most, I want to run them.

    As usual THANKS!
    Marty

    Firmly committed to Amtrak and a fantasy line. Now, just looking for the time to do it....

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    They are pretty much the same car, with different car numbers. There are a lot of upgrades that can be made to this set, but keep in mind right now your set will be incomplete because the business car is no longer in production.

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    Thanks Daniel
    On LOTUS rails, I wouldn't know a business car from a cafe car (if it didn't have a motor ). I do need it to run though. The wheel, nose and flange upgrades, I can handle. Remotoring, or regearing. Not so much. I will try and get it running and use Bmans service, if I'm an unlucky one.
    Marty

    Firmly committed to Amtrak and a fantasy line. Now, just looking for the time to do it....

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