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Beware: Bachmann is the Grinch that stole a model-train Christmas!
on December 15, 2017
Wow! What a huge disappointment! I set up this beautiful-looking set, plugged it in, and nothing! I contacted a local model train hobbyist who kindly said, "oh-oh" when he heard I bought a Bachmann set. That was my first sign I was in trouble. I took the engine to him. It was so poorly constructed, barely receiving current. He took it apart & re-stored it in 20 minutes, warning me that I'll probably get frustrated with Bachmann going forward. Got home with my now-running engine but now the couplers on the passenger cars wouldn't connect. After fiddling & fiddling, getting a coupler connection, I'd attempt to go round the oval track plus the extra track I had purchased with the hopes of having more than an oval, and you guessed it, more problems: derailment-city. What a waste of time & money. My hope for a model-train Christmas dashed by the absolute junk Bachmann calls a train set. Ugh. Stay away.