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New Bachmann loco cradle
« on: August 10, 2016, 12:16:43 PM »
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Just saw this in a Bachmann email announcement:

http://shop.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=258_272&products_id=6480

It actually looks like a pretty good idea.  The padded clamps can adjust for depth of grip and the two supports can slide in/out
so this ought to even work on a steam locomotive because you could position the two clamps to a spot where they can grip without damaging anything.

It's important to be able to slide the two supports closer/further apart.  For HO or larger, it looks like they would not be very stable if they weren't screwed down to a board or something, which defeats the whole purpose.    But for N Scale, I bet those supports are quite wide and stable for the job.

However, $99 for an all-plastic thingy is steep. 

Has anyone actually seen one of these?

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Re: New Bachmann loco cradle
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2016, 01:02:47 PM »
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Very interesting. Unless you're trying to hold something with a tender, or two drawbar'd units.
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Re: New Bachmann loco cradle
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2016, 01:05:52 PM »
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Very interesting. Unless you're trying to hold something with a tender, or two drawbar'd units.

Then you would have to buy two.  :trollface:

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Re: New Bachmann loco cradle
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2016, 01:07:02 PM »
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Then you would have to buy two.  :trollface:

And be sure that you rotate them in the same direction at the same rate.
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Re: New Bachmann loco cradle
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2016, 01:18:41 PM »
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And be sure that you rotate them in the same direction at the same rate.

Are they DCC equipped, then you could speed match them.  :lol:

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Re: New Bachmann loco cradle
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2016, 01:30:54 PM »
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A $100 solution for a $5 problem. I'll keep on keepin' on with my li'l foam nest.
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Re: New Bachmann loco cradle
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2016, 07:56:55 AM »
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Given that it is supposed to be able to hold an O scale loco, it is certainly big enough to hold an N scale steam loco with tender, or for that matter, 3 if not 4 F units at one time.  However, they would need to think through the rack/clamp for that. Probably show up in 4 years as a $50 add on. 

It leaves me wondering what routine maintenance Bchmann locos need that requires the ability to rotate through 180 degrees. 

At close to $100, with the way things are going, I think I will just wait until Kato or Tomix comes out with a working Backshop facility, and let the little N scale crew take care of it.
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