Switchers and switches. How to make them run smoothly together?

Espeeman Oct 18, 2018

  1. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

    LOL! "Some Assembly Required" should be on all of Bachperson's products. :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
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  2. Espeeman

    Espeeman TrainBoard Member

    Well, I can't seem to isolate the problem so I sent it back to the manufacturer. Other than this issue the locomotive runs beautifully and at nice, slow speeds. I am looking forward to getting it back and putting it to work.
  3. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

    I'm an old DC guy and continue to do that too as an extension from my early days in N Scale when it was almost a necessity. Plus, it just looks cool and can sometimes sound cool too.
  4. Espeeman

    Espeeman TrainBoard Member

    BIG kudos to Bachmann. I sent the locomotive in for repairs. They shipped me a brand new one and it arrived within seven days of the time I shipping the defective unit back. Awesome customer service. The other area I have to give kudos to is the locomotive itself. My entire fleet (approx 50 units) are all Kato, Atlas, BLI, and Intermountain. I don't run a lot of steam (except the GS4) and other than their steamers I've never considered Bachmann to be in the same arena as the other mfg's I mentioned. But this little S4 IS on par with them. Is it 100% on par with Kato? Doubtful since I haven't (in my opinion) found anyone at Kato's level, but it certainly is with everyone else as far as detail, quality, and slow speed running. Needless to say, I am VERY happy with Bachmann right now and hope they do more models of this caliber. If you are looking for a switcher I would highly recommend giving these S4's a look. At the price point (I paid $65) they are difficult to beat.

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