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I've just bought a Bachmann 2-6-0 mogul for £75, with sound and steam, but do I just pour the steam into the funnel? Also, where can I buy more fluid?

Another thing, is that I would like a basic oval around the loft - what's the cheapest track available, and can I get flexi?

And one last thing, I have the EZ Command and an N gauge controller - is there a problem using either of these?

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I know nothing about the Bachmann smoke system except that it probably demands more power than your Bachmann or N gauge controller can supply without even trying to move a loco as well.

Track wise the cheapest 45mm seems to be Aristocraft. It is apparently OK although I have not used it. I have heard that the LGB points (turnouts) are a preferred choice. Avoid radius one points if you possibly can as a lot of locos will not go around that tight a curve without derailing or dumping the train behind.

This will give you some idea of price.

http://www.ontrackscart.co.uk/accucraft/

Regarding flexi track. Yes the long lengths can be bent but it is not OO and needs a lot of effort. There is also the tendency to spring back. Many use a rail bender. One way of making LGB G scale track flexi is to turn the track sleeper side up U cut out the ribs between the sleepers on alternate sides so you effectively end up with a stretchy sleeper strip & then bend it around something convenient - your stomach works if it is shaped generously like mine. It is very difficult to get a smooth curve & one that goes up to the ends of the rails this way - hence the rail benders.

At the risk of splitting loyalties, & being told off, there is a specialist UK G scale forum and site at:

http://www.gscalemad.co.uk/index.htm

You should not use the EZ command nor the N gauge controller. G scale locos tend to work on both higher voltage & much higher current (amps) than either OO or especially N. It is a sure way to scrap your Bachmann & N controller. I wouldn't try it at all.

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Thanks Chris, athough I just used it on two pieces of brass angle, and the controler worked OK. I think there may be boosters available for G, but as you say, it's not suitable as is.
 
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