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Hi all,

A friend of mine picked up a Bachmann christmas set last year.  It had a 4-6-0 , track, transformer, one passenger car, and a g scale trolley in it.  It was done up in a green and gold paint scheme.  The engine had a road name of "North Pole and Southern".  The engine had metal side rods and extra piping on the boiler.  He thinks it is an anniversary engine.

Could any one tell me if this is a true anniversary engine?     If not then why the metal side rods?

Thanks!!
 
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Yes, I have one of those Christmas sets from sams last year, It is an Anniversary.  though a little Gawdy, a paint job makes it real pretty!
 

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ANY Bachmann "Big Hauler" 4-6-0 with metal siderods is automatically an annie.
regardless of the set it came it, or its paint scheme..

metal rods = always annie.
plastic rods = always non-annie. (the earlier versions of the Big Hauler)

Scot
 

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Yup its an Annie. I picked up the Red version for the missus to run at the holidays. Lots of extra piping and cab detail too!



-Brian
 

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Posted By Scottychaos on 01/12/2008 9:03 AM
ANY Bachmann "Big Hauler" 4-6-0 with metal siderods is automatically an annie.
regardless of the set it came it, or its paint scheme..

metal rods = always annie.
plastic rods = always non-annie. (the earlier versions of the Big Hauler)

Scot

That clarifies one more model railroader term for me. Thanks for the explanation.
 

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Oh yea. You've got an Annie.

It would be hard to find a big hauler with the old drive these days, so even if it wasn't an annie, it would be a smooth and reliable engine.

"You are a fine and useful engine."

Mine even took a 3 1/2 foot dive to the pavement. Not recommended.
 
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