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Hi
It was my birthday the other week so i hve to money to buy a new engine yipee


I was wondering what you guys thought i should get based on locomotive detal, value for money and of couse pulling power.

I was thinking of the bachmann 9f.

your thought would be most welcome

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>I was thinking of the bachmann 9f.
Go for it! You will not be disappointed.

I have the single chimney early crest model.

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Why not go with your first thought!


Check out the Model Rail Forum reviews which include the Bachmann 9f. First thoughts are normally good thoughts!

The Hornby Britannia can pull 15 coaches and there is a video of this feat!

It depends on whether you want a wagon or coach hauler really.

Happy modelling
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tthx for the replies i whant a wagon hauler and was also thinking about the bachmenn peaks, and the hornby deltics, does any one know what theselocomotive are like for pulling power and detail.
 

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The 9F can pull both.

The class 60 is quite a nice model aswell and has good pulling power.

If you do go for a deltic, I would get the bachmann version not the hornby one as it is a superior model.

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I would say i have two very decent engines both for pulling power and smoothness.
The first is a bachmann 9F 92240 (weathered) with late crest. Its pulling power is next to none and it is very smooth. The other engine that i consider to be my best runner is a Helijen class 33. Again it is very powerful and VERY smooth
 

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I cant really choose a Favorite: I can however, narrow it down to three;

Bachmann 9F
Dapol 14xx (Old)
Pannier tank.
 

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QUOTE (smiley @ 9 Feb 2007, 06:09) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi
It was my birthday the other week so i hve to money to buy a new engine yipee


I was wondering what you guys thought i should get based on locomotive detal, value for money and of couse pulling power.

I was thinking of the bachmann 9f.

your thought would be most welcome

smiley
How much have you got to spend?
 

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Bachmann peak isn't bad but the hornby deltic (later this year in set form) will be the lima one done up possibly with a new motor and should've been left alone as it's underscale anyway. The bachmann one is much better. Both retail at about the same price and both have a few cosmetic issues but nothing too serious in my opinion. Both are also readily available but don't go for the older peaks (31-xxx number series)
 

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Don't touch the Hornby (ex Lima ) Deltic with a bargepole.

Its a centimeter or so too short, the bogies are to HO scale not OO (they were originally planning to make it in HO and switched to OO part way through).

A schoolfriend had one many years ago - I remember Lima's take on Brunswick green was pretty well fluorescent

Somewhere along the line the tooling has been modified to feature the Wipac cluster headlights acquired by one preserved example for mainline running a few years ago.

And it's only available in a train set.

(Some of us had rather hoped the Lima Deltic had been towed out to sea and sunk by naval gunfire. No such luck)

The Bachmann Deltic is a vastly superior model , the right length, with the right bogies and with a proper modern mechanism . Unfortunately it fell foul of a couple of prominent rivet counters and isn't in the current Bachmann catalogue

The rivet counters objected to the lack of a seam on the nose of the Peak. Otherwise it's fine.

The Hornby 8F is a good model with a good mechanism, if you want steam. The Bachmann 9F is superb

Both the Bachmann 66 and Hornby 60 are excellent

The Bachmann 20 was a wonderful bargain, though they've now fitted a 21 pin socket , and reduced the flywheel size . The 21 pin DCC socket isn'[t an issue if you run on DC. However if you've got birthday present funds you may want something more ambitious

If you like plain workaday engines a Bachmann WD suggests itself.

And if the Southern is your thing, Q1s may be had at bargain prices
 

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QUOTE (Ravenser @ 8 Feb 2007, 23:46) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The Bachmann Deltic is a vastly superior model , the right length, with the right bogies and with a proper modern mechanism . Unfortunately it fell foul of a couple of prominent rivet counters and isn't in the current Bachmann catalogue
I'm sure I saw a Deltic in the 2007 catalog.
 

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My choice would be the DJH "Duke of Gloucester" Or possibley the DJH A2 pacific. All in metal, plenty of weight for tractive effort provides a good hauling capacity. Detail is excellent. Of course you have to build them first but hat adds to enjoyment.


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Thx Guys
I made my mind up ( i think) i am gogoing to plump for the bachmann 9f.

I was wondering whether you know of any good model shop that sell a late crset 9f for under £100 the cheapest I have found one at is , on hattons website for £99.

thx again smiley
 

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My Favorite engine has to be the Dave Alexander Kit Built Class 23 Baby Deltic I had built, which has been named and numbered after my baby boy (IBISIRAIL).

The Best must be the Hornby Class 60 007 in Loadhaul.
 

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smiley,

If you can, go to an exhibition and you tend to get some good deals on new loco's.

I got my 9F for £85. Just go and have a shop around and you will get a good deal.

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My favourite is the Bachmann 56XX; it's heavy, geared for slow running and pulls a good load.
Of course it is a bit area-specific so that might limit its appeal somewhat.
 

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I recently brought a Bachmann decoder. It cost £26.70, but came with a free HO scale General Electric 70 tonne Diesel.
 
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