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I have just bought a Bachmann 32-850 Evening Star from Hattons via Mail order.Loco has arrived, but there is NO COAL in the Tender, just a Big Space where it would normally be.I purchased the Loco for Display, and it looks pretty poor with a completely EMPTY Tender!! My Hornby R2187 had a full load of coal in its tender.Should the Bachmann Model have Coal or not - can anyone advise me please?

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The two black models have coal but not Evening star.

You are best not to have it and fill it with real coal and glue it down.

It looks better like that.

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'Evening Star' has a tender with a tunnel for the fire irons (used for cleaning the fire of clinker etc) which in real life, and on the model, protrudes into the coal space. This would have made a 'lift-out' load of coal difficult to model. So Bachmann took the decision to leave coal out altogether. (Information from several reviews in mags.) As Alister says above, it's not difficult to add your own load if you wish to.

(Main problem I had with my 'Evening Star' was one bit of track which was too sharp a radius for it to go round and which has had to be relayed to allow it to go!)
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QUOTE (Kirkmadrine @ 28 Sep 2006, 22:31) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have just bought a Bachmann 32-850 Evening Star from Hattons via Mail order.Loco has arrived, but there is NO COAL in the Tender, just a Big Space where it would normally be.I purchased the Loco for Display, and it looks pretty poor with a completely EMPTY Tender!! My Hornby R2187 had a full load of coal in its tender.Should the Bachmann Model have Coal or not - can anyone advise me please?

Many Thanks, Kirkmadrine

Just goes to show that the manufacurer cannot please everyone - I've seen people complain about full tenders - they want half filled because the tender was only full when it left the MPD.

Surly it's far easier to fill or part fill an empty tender than empty one - especially when the loco is for display only !

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Brian
 
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