Does anybody have video or pics of a Bachmann 2-6-0 Mogul? I could find plenty of the Bachmann Annie's on YouTube, but none for the Bachmann 2-6-0 Mogul. Really torn between getting the Annie or the Mogul and would like to see them in action. Thanks.
Here is a shot of a B'mann Spectrum Mogul I recently bashed. It no longer looks exactly like it did "out-of-the-box" but enough so that you'll get a general idea. If you'd like to see more of it, click on my name below and select "New Ol' No. 12" from the "Engines" drop-down menu.
BTW, the Bachmann Mogul is a very nice running locomotive (at least, this one is.) Good luck and have fun.
Wow! That's a nice looking Ol' No. 12. Looks like you really had to pack in the tender. I'm looking to have a similar setup, but am currently looking at an RCS Elite 3. Was it difficult to get all that packed in? Do have any tutorials for getting all that in the tender? Thanks.
To paraphrase an old USMC slogan: "The difficult we do immediately - the impossible takes a little longer."
It's only difficult when there isn't enough room to get everything inside. If there is room, then all you have to do is figure out an arrangement or configuration that works.
In this case, the heavy battery pack had to be set to one side of the speaker magnet in order to fit, but that gave the tender a severe list to port. I had to add lead weights on the opposite side to counterbalance the tender on its bolsters. That wasn't difficult, just challenging- and fun!
Good luck with your project and I hope you have as much fun as I did on mine.
Thanks for the heads-up Matt. I did notice the price drop which has lead me to the Mogul. I noticed on the Trainsworld website that they have the Baldwin Locomotive Works Mogul on sale for $225. However, I like the color scheme of the Kansas Central #102. I know, picky. I will call and see if they have one of those for the same price. If not St Aubins has it for $239.
Here's a battery that will fit in the Spectrum Mogul tender with all the other electronics. A bit pricey but well worth it. I put my Airwire receiver in the boiler and poked the antennae up the smokestack. Of course you need to pull the smoke unit and circuit board to do this.
Here's how I installed a 14.8 volt Li-Ion battery pack (also from Batteryspace.com - the big green thing on the left side,) a 3-inch speaker, an AirWire receiver/decoder, a Phoenix P-5 sound card, volume toggle switch and a programming jack inside a B'mann Mogul tender. Also, a recharging jack and on-off switch are hidden in the water hatch.
The coal pile is removable to allow access to the stuff in the tender. I found that because the tender is made entirely of plastic, I could leave the antenna laying flat inside without loss of range.
Here's what the battery pack looks like (below.) It's a Li-ion 18650 Battery: 14.8V 2200mah Li-Ion Battery Module ( Long ) with PCB from BatterySpace.com (click for a link to their web site.) Cost: about 65 bucks.
As I mentioned above, the heavy battery pack had to be set to one side of the speaker magnet in order to fit inside the tender, but that gave it a severe list to port so I had to add lead weights on the opposite side to counterbalance the tender on its bolsters.
As the old saying goes (with apologies to my fellow cat-lovers,) "There's more than one way to skin a cat." This is just the way I did mine.
I usually do use a Dremel tool to cut plastic - a cordless, variable speed model, with the largest saw blade I've got (if there's room.) I set the speed relatively low and brace the tool against a rest of some kind to keep it steady. I'll also use my 10" band saw sometimes if I need to cut all the way through. May not be the "easiest" ways to do it, but they're often the best.