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Posted By mickey on 03 Mar 2013 08:18 PM
I love the look of it too and my first thoughts were making it look like the original. By the way, what are the splashers mentioned above? The real challenge to me would be cutting the holes in that big driver wheel cover like the original. But I think it would really look neat seeing the wheel moving behind those openings. More reading and figured out splasher must be limey for fender. Thinking. May just do this.
Those big things that are over the drivers, in another words that thing you are going to cut holes in. Just remember that this will not be a scale Sterling, this locomotive is built to "Thomas" scale. That being said it is still a great locomotive and runs well.

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As long as I can get a general appearance of a Stirling Single I will be happy. Not worried about scale/etc. I hobby for fun, I don't agonize over this and that. I'll be happy with the result. Quite a bit of discussion about the parts for a 'conversion' to the Single over on Large Scale Central, in the Reviews forum and the Rolling stock forum. Address for the guy in the UK selling kits is there also. You get a backhead/smokebox/throttle/misc parts.
 

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Hi Jerry
The company selling the Emily conversion kit is Garden Railway Specialists over in Princes Risborough UK. It cost me £58 which is about 90 USD. I will let you have details of the kit contents when mine arrives.
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Can anyone else verify how much their big drive wheel is warped on Emily? Turn her upside down and run with wires. They look like an engineering joke to me.

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Can you post a video? I've been waiting on others feedback before buying. I jumped on board too quick with the original Bachmann Shay and Climax. Should have waited for version 2.
 

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She makes a bit of a racket on her side, even worse upside down.
I am concerned about the warped wheels.

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Posted By Garratt on 25 May 2013 11:26 AM
Thanks Jerry, I was wondering if it is just how they make them with very 'loose' tolerances like their rolling stock wheels. Some wibbly wobbly. More Chinee crap!
I am having difficulty with a well known online eBay dealer, 'theFS' He is in complete denial claiming there is nothing wrong with it.

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He has them on all the time. I've been watching the auctions going from 150 to 190. Let me know how it comes out, as I may scratch him off my list. Did he watch the video?
 

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He will, and he will slowly realize in time what else is in place.
I know the forum is not the place for bagging vendors but this guy has proven to be a compulsive liar. Something that started out as a small shipping issue which I proved that he was incorrect has resulted in him sending faulty merchandise to Australia which is typical from discount vendors as they assume it won't be returned. Now he gloats and infers doing this deliberately in correspondence replying with comments such as HaHaHa! and "Do unto others as they do unto you" all for just questioning his BS. He behaves like a classic narcissist. I am happy to repair it myself but Bachmann don't supply the parts. I have contacted them and awaiting reply.
It is not feasible to pay $100 in return shipping for a faulty kids toy and they know that but I will, and saturate YouTube with videos to warn people. The best outcome is for Bachmann to send me the part otherwise both parties get a good education regrading their bad quality control and dealer arrogance. It is a kids toy and this is the crap I have to put up with from some discount dealers in the USA. I spend heaps on this hobby. St Aubins - History! Ridge Road 5 connies, 4 with split gears new - History! Now this scum bucket. I have the time, inclination and resources to educate these money grabbing pricks. I usually only buy of smaller trusted dealers but strayed once again...

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You mean that wiggle isn't intentional?
I thought it was to help Miss Emily Sass shay down the track

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Andrew,

It’s hard to tell from your videos, is the wheel warped, or has it been pressed onto the axle not square? Or is the axle not straight?

Have you pulled the axle out to investigate?

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Alan,

I am not too sure as I have not pulled it apart yet. It would void any warranty. If it is anything like Thomas there is a deep boss at the wheel hub that the axle with insulating plastic sleeve slide into. A screw holds the wheel onto the end of the axle. There is no way for it to be assembled crooked or with the quartering out. A bent axle would result in a wonky drive gear and premature wear. We will see.
I am still waiting to decide what to do but have only until the end of the week to send back because of the way PayPal disputes work. The eBay seller is not interested in the truth of any matter.

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