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Bachmann N GE 70 Ton Switchers
« on: September 26, 2011, 03:11:09 PM »
I'm thinking about looking into one of these for a dedicated switcher for my Riceland plant.

Does anybody have one that they can give me an all around performance rating on?

I will be shoving about ten 3 bay grain hoppers with it on a flat level grade and will using DCC.  If they do as well as the 44 tonners I think should be OK.

Thanks for any input.


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Re: Bachmann N GE 70 Ton Switchers
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 03:57:57 PM »
The 70-tonners are a bit lighter than the 44-tonner.
A little more finicky over the turnouts, too.
As for pulling power: mine pulls 5-6 40' boxcars around 9" flat curves ok.
I don't have the space for 10 cars on a straight ;)
I haven't tried adding weight to the 70-tonner, but I don't see a whole lot of space to put it, anyway.

Two 44-tonners should be no problem.
And a single Kato NW2 could pull the horns off a bull.
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