New Spectrum Bachmann J #611

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Mon May 4 07:24:33 EDT 2009


Thanks for that.

I will let you know what their service people say about me sending the J back to them post free!


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Subject: Re: New Spectrum Bachmann J #611
Date: Mon, 4 May 2009 02:21:45 -0400
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Hi Barry,

This is a common feature of Bachmann in the US. Their
Spectrum line Locos are very hit or miss, sometimes they run great,
sometimes they don't work at all right out of the box and have to be returned. I
have several that run fine, (a couple of consolidations and a heavy mountain)
but, I belong to a 60+ member club and know some members hate their stuff.
Bachmann is apparently much more highly regarded in Europe than it is here. The
Spectrum line, even thou it's Bachmanns top of the line, is only just a step
above starter level IMHO. I wouldn't buy Bachmann if there was an
alternative. But even Broadway can send out problem locos. Two of my five
BLI locos (an A and a Y6b) had to be returned for factory


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Subject: New Spectrum Bachmann J


I received my Bachmann J last week from Internet
Hobbies. DCC ready and looking very good and of course for a UK resident, very
big. But it is totally dead. Nothing works, no movement, no lights and no
sound at all.

Is this a common feature with the Bachmann Spectrum range
or am I unlucky?


Barry Reeves

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