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Bmann Doodlebugs
« on: November 07, 2016, 10:03:47 PM »
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 Did not know they were sold by themselves, w/o trailer coach. BLW has them for $30. Got an undec unit.
  Joe D
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Re: Bmann Doodlebugs
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2016, 10:07:57 PM »
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probably an older model. Only sold as singles. No idea if the newer ones are any different.

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Guess new ones have different motor and DCC:
http://www.spookshow.net/loco/doodbug.html

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Re: Bmann Doodlebugs
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2016, 10:20:49 PM »
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Yes, the early run(s) was just the powered unit in a cardboard box with foam insert.  I have one of those.
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Re: Bmann Doodlebugs
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2016, 10:48:49 PM »
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Yeh, that's it alright. Have to read Spooks review. Likely not too good, eh? Forgot the early version. :(
 Joe D

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Re: Bmann Doodlebugs
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2016, 11:05:32 PM »
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My early ones run great.

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Re: Bmann Doodlebugs
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2016, 01:36:22 AM »
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I have a couple "a la carte", as they say, but little opportunity to run them. I think one has never left the box, in my bench queue as a start on an eventual UP detection car project ("DC-3"). My concern is they are both from the heart of Bachmann's cracked-gear era.
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Re: Bmann Doodlebugs
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2016, 01:39:46 AM »
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Just powered up a piece of flex, and ran the 'bug. Not bad at all. Good slow start. Yes, noisy, but I don't mind much. Were the real ones so quiet?
 When I get back to modeling, I'll paint it for the Shepaug, Litchfield, & Northern. A real RR, part of NH, or Housy way,way back in the day. It's nickname was the "Slow, Late, & Noisy", I kid you not. They didn't last past early steam era.
 For $30, a nice start to a fun project.
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Re: Bmann Doodlebugs
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2016, 11:13:40 AM »
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Are replacement gears available? NWSL perhaps??
 Thanks,
 Joe D

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Re: Bmann Doodlebugs
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2016, 11:33:07 AM »
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Honestly I haven't checked. My particular Doodlebug project is way down on the totem pole at the moment. NWSL would be a good bet, tho'.
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Re: Bmann Doodlebugs
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2016, 09:27:03 PM »
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Are replacement gears available? NWSL perhaps??
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 Joe D
Bachmann only offers the entire truck.

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Re: Bmann Doodlebugs
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2016, 10:17:54 PM »
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NWSL makes a replacement gear for the Bachmann Doodlebug:
http://shop.osorail.com/product.sc;jsessionid=23EAC0D0C6DE5A270C1CBB6252EC2617.p3plqscsfapp002?productId=2117&categoryId=97
Did it for a friends Doodlebug & it works great!
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Re: Bmann Doodlebugs
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2016, 12:23:51 AM »
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Thanks for that link, lajmdlr. But I'm an N scaler.
 Joe D