Bachmann Climax

JimJ Dec 4, 2020

  1. JimJ

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    Dammit! Just received my new never opened G scale Bachmann Climax today and it runs a lap or two and shorts out. I cleaned the rails and wheels and tried again. One lap and stopped again. The red light on my cheap Bachmann controller was dimmed. A short?! woo woo woo?! I ran my LGB diesel and my Bachmann 4-4-0 around without trouble so it’s not the track or controller connections. Only the Climax takes a lap or less and stops. I have the front smokebox switch on the DC position. The switches on the rear of the tender are in proper position. The EBay seller is very kind and I’m sure he’ll take it back but I want this locomotive! Any similar experiences or suggestions. I can return it but I hate to.
     
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    Well that just sucks. Nothing like getting a brand new loco just to have it not work right. Bummer man.
     
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    I know! Thought this scale would be more bulletproof than HO. I’ve had better luck with HO, N and Nn3.
    Rough week at work and this just topped it off. But we soldier on.
     
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    I hear you Jim. I have had the worst day for failing technology around here. My phone just died for no reason. Internet issues. Think I am gonna get a six pack of HAPPY, as long as my manual bottle opener doesn't fail.
     
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    I already have it packed up and return label emailed to me. Love eBay.
    And yes, hell week for sure. I’ll get the first few rounds.
     
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