BACHMANN 31-127 30xx 2-8-0 ROD

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BACHMANN 31-127 30xx 2-8-0 ROD

Postby DAVID S. » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:01 pm

Hello all.Has anyone had any experience wether good or bad on this model?My daughter is wanting one to be personalised for her and Hattons are knocking them out at £69 at present.It's going to cost nearly as much to personalise so thought I'd ask the question.
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Re: BACHMANN 31-127 30xx 2-8-0 ROD

Postby D605Eagle » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:47 am

I bought one, from Hattons. Runs very well and pulls 30 wagons round my layout which has a 1:100 incline on it. Very nice model indeed

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Re: BACHMANN 31-127 30xx 2-8-0 ROD

Postby SRman » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:43 am

I don't have one, but a friend does: his runs very well on DCC, smooth, quiet and powerful ... well, quiet when he hasn't turned the sound on (he fitted after-market sound in the tender). His is a figure-8 layout with tight-ish curves and gradients, so is a good test of any locomotive's capabilities.

Edit: friend's version is the LNER one, but essentially the same model.

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Re: BACHMANN 31-127 30xx 2-8-0 ROD

Postby Bigmet » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:32 am

And again! It's a good model, I have three, and the two oldest have done a lot of running now with extra weight fitted for added traction. (They have to take sixty wagon minerals up a 1 in 80, including reliable starts with the whole train on the gradient, had to do this on every RTR 2-8-0 except the recent Heljan O2) Still quiet and smooth runners, very pleasing all around.

There's one fault that bugs me slightly, the cylinder axis isn't correctly aligned on the driven axle on the O4 LNER versions - cylinder is too steeply inclined - and it is quite a fiddle to put right. This may not be a problem on the GWR version as a different footplate casting was provided

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Re: BACHMANN 31-127 30xx 2-8-0 ROD

Postby GeoFF03 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:39 am

I also have both the 30xx and the LNER 04, and while they have not seen a great deal of running on my small layout, they have performed faultlessly when they have. Both types can be seen in action in the early part of this video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAsaFWwjVV8

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Re: BACHMANN 31-127 30xx 2-8-0 ROD

Postby Sails » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:40 pm

I have BACHMANN 31-128, running number 3036, the weathered version, it wasn't dirty enough so I had it weathered properly. Great runner and really like this model.
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Re: BACHMANN 31-127 30xx 2-8-0 ROD

Postby D605Eagle » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:04 pm

Such a shame none of these fine locos didn't end up at Dai's.

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Re: BACHMANN 31-127 30xx 2-8-0 ROD

Postby DAVID S. » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:18 pm

Thanks all for the replies.Just got in from work and read them.After reading the feedback,ordered one straight away.

Cheers all.


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