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The topic says it all really,

Have recently acquired one of these & would like to get it running as best as possible

Contacted Bachman about these but they don't stock any parts for the old Mainline range

Anyone know of any other suppliers?

Thanks

Wayne
 

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QUOTE (Wayne Lanchester @ 6 Jun 2007, 18:52) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The topic says it all really,

Have recently acquired one of these & would like to get it running as best as possible

Contacted Bachman about these but they don't stock any parts for the old Mainline range

Anyone know of any other suppliers?

Thanks

Wayne

It's usually possible to fit traction tyres from another make but you may have to shop around or quote the size that they are. For example Fleischmann make quite a few different sizes, as do other makers.
 

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QUOTE (Wayne Lanchester @ 7 Jun 2007, 03:52) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The topic says it all really,

Have recently acquired one of these & would like to get it running as best as possible

Contacted Bachman about these but they don't stock any parts for the old Mainline range

Anyone know of any other suppliers?

Thanks

Wayne

Wayne,

I gave up with traction tyres on mine and the crap motor. I purchased a complete replacement chassis from Bachmann for the earlier class 45 they did when they first introduced the centrally mounted can motor and cardan drive. My class 45 now runs extremely well.

Graham Plowman
 

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If you don't want to go as far as Graham you could replace the drive axcels with a set of Ultrascale drive wheels which are very good and may work out cheaper than replacing the whole chassis.

I haver'nt got there details but, I'm sure some one will be able to help you with there contact details.

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QUOTE (Peter_Harvey @ 7 Jun 2007, 16:01) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>If you don't want to go as far as Graham you could replace the drive axcels with a set of Ultrascale drive wheels which are very good and may work out cheaper than replacing the whole chassis.

I haver'nt got there details but, I'm sure some one will be able to help you with there contact details.

Pete

Pete,

Yes, that is an option, but don't forget that some of these locos are quite light in weight and don't have pickups on the motor bogie. If fitting Ultrascale wheels, then add lots of extra weight otherwise they will have little traction ability.
Reallistically though, I don't think there is a lot of difference in price between a replacement chassis and Ultrascale wheel sets!
The replacement Bachmann chassis fits the Mainline body with no modifications necessary.

Graham Plowman
 

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Thanks for the replys.

Have had a search & found some traction tyres made by Roco at howes models.

May give these a go as the model is over 25 years old so don't want to spend more money on it than it's worth.

Will check out how good the motor is first though, as I think from memory it was a bit weak when run on my Dad's layout.

Regards,

Wayne
 
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