Bachman Doudlebug N Scale.

AndrewWalliceMatheson Jun 25, 2000

  1. Hi Again, June 25th,2000.

    Todays Question. I was looking to
    Buy 1 of the Bachman Doudlebugs nicely
    Painted in "Canadian Pacific", to run
    with a Combine & Van.
    Question is? How Good are they? I've
    heard Negative Comments, so would
    Appreciate a few "Honest Remarks"
    Good or Bad from the list etc.
    Thanks Guys for your Time & Honesty,
    OK. Much Appreciated.

    Andrew,
    Calgary.

    grandtrunkent@RRmail.com
     
  2. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I'm afraid I don't know but I was wondering what road names these are available in?

    Charlie

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  3. Catt

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    I don't own one either but two of the guys in our NTRAK group do and they run them on the layout.They seem to run rather nicely and look great.

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  4. drbooher

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    Well, like the others that have responded so far, I don't have one either. But I have heard that when you compare the quality to the cost, it is a good deal.

    As for the road names available, this is what N Scale Supply has listed:

    Undecorated
    Painted, unlettered
    UP
    B&O
    Pennsy
    Santa Fe
    GN

    Dwight

    p.s. I am not associated in any way with N Scale Suppy. Heck, I've never even bought anything from them. But I do check their website frequently for new product announcements/availability.
     
  5. eddelozier

    eddelozier TrainBoard Member

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    I have two of the Bachmann 'doodlebugs' in
    Pennsy livery. Purchased them to add to my PRR collection. They run well, I guess about the same as the prototype did. They are not fast by no means, but can pull a car or two.
    They have single, front truck power and one
    wheel has a tire. They have truck to body spring pickups on both trucks, and it's length helps pickup going over switches.

    Look good when passenger service needed between small towns. I tried running them on
    my mains but ran too slow for other traffic.
    I give them a run once I've set the freight off to a siding.
    I highlighted the red and green marker lights by using small 'glitter' pieces to the existing marker lights.

    The proto always needed an extra car or caboose attached, adding length for truck signals to activate.

    ..Eddie

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  6. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by drbooher:
    I am not associated in any way with N Scale Suppy.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Thanks for the info. [​IMG] It wouldn't matter if you were. We don't have any rules against referring people to businesses.

    Charlie [​IMG]

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  7. Colonel

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    I have a Bachmann doddlebug Union Pacific of course [​IMG]. I have had no problem with the unit and runs quite nicely. I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone interested in purchasing one.

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  8. drbooher

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    Charlie,

    I wasn't thinking along those lines. After all, Alan owns his own business and plugs it everytime he posts. [​IMG] I just didn't want people to think I was and start asking me questions that I couldn't answer.

    Dwight
     
  9. BC Rail King

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    They run pretty good, as some one alreday said. But, I would like to add-with my expiernence u have to clean the wheels well after alot of use. They are more prone to stalling than other locos u may have.

    Happy Railroading!!

    Dane N.

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