Review by Peter Morgan
I Purchased the new Bachmann Tibet loco and
sleeper about a year ago and I have finally written the promised review.
First impressions are that the glossy finish similar to the voyager does make it look a bit toy-like, but the detail is stunning. This is a serious model! All the pipe work is there on the front and back and even the hydraulic lines on the bogies are represented by separately applied tiny pieces of copper wire.
This is the finest detail I have ever seen on a diesel model. The more you look at it the more you see.
The chassis is a traditional Bachmann chassis with a powerful central motor driving all wheels. there is a DCC socket and screw fixings for a speaker. I assume that it will be offered with sound in the near future.
The problems only start when you actually try and
run this loco. Unless the track is perfectly level and straight it simply
doesnít stay on the track. I havenít had a chance to really look into the reason
for this yet (I hope to over the next week or so) but it seems that the centre
axle of beach bogie is positioned slightly lower than the outer 2 meaning that
it rocks back and forth and the 6 wheels don't seem to sit on the rail at the
same time. It may be that the outer axels are sprung but not sprung enough.
Peter - September 2008
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