Bachmann Mk2 height

Bachmann Mk2 height

Postby Rick_Skateboard » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:32 am

Hello All,

I've bought some Bachmann Mk1s and Mk2s recently and it seems they are different heights. It looks bad when the roof line of a train is like castle battlements! I've heard of people putting smaller wheels on the Mk1s, to bring them down - but I think it's the the that Mk2s need to go up? The Mk2s look low compared to the rest of my stock and locos. Perhaps some bigger wheels would work, I don't really want to pack the body up on the bogies. Has anyone had any experience of this and come up with a solution?

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Re: Bachmann Mk2 height

Postby Sooty » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:16 am

I run Bachmann Mk1's & Mk2's together in trains and I have to say I haven't noticed this problem.

What type of bogies are under you're Mk1's?
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Re: Bachmann Mk2 height

Postby craigwelsh » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:55 am

mk1's are too high, especially if on B4 or Gresley bogies, mk2's are too low.

By the power of google, the previous topic: http://www.rmweb.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&p=304384
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Re: Bachmann Mk2 height

Postby Brian Kirby » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:02 am

Hi Rick,
Yes, quite a few of us thought the Bachy Mk2 bodies were riding a bit low on their bogies. The quick and easy cure is to stick pads of 20 thou plasticard on either side of the bogie mounting boss. They are smashing coaches and look even better after this little tweak. Mind you, i still haven't altered all of mine yet !
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Re: Bachmann Mk2 height

Postby 66401 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:28 pm

I run a rake of Mk2s with the hadrian bar - or what ever it was called when it came blue and it looks fine - could be some pictures on my layout page :?
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Re: Bachmann Mk2 height

Postby Mod2 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:38 pm

craigwelsh wrote:
By the power of google, the previous topic: viewtopic.php?f=5&p=304384


Thread locked. As Craig has gone to the trouble of searching for the previous topic (which can still be posted in), it seems odd that members are determined to ignore his post and add to this one.

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