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I am looking to get some NH motive power and I’ve been looking at the EP-5 K-line version. Other than the skirts around the trucks and couplers that seem to disintegrate anyone have some experience with the engine good bad or indifferent?   Thanks.

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Loved the two TMCC NH versions that I owned - will probably pick one up (again) in the near future. Mine ran great despite being equipped with K-line cruise. The detail was great - nicely detailer pantographs too.

In my mind the only downside was the blue-white LED. Others have mentioned the pickup shoes - these can be removed with a small screwdriver if they hit your switches.

In terms of zinc rot, some of these are impacted. Zinc rot or not, the pilots are a delicate point. If you look closely at online listings, you'll start spotting some where one or both pilots are broken.

Here’s an old video of mine on a layout. It had really smooth startups under TMCC control.

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@Alex W posted:

Loved the two TMCC NH versions that I owned - will probably pick one up (again) in the near future. Mine ran great despite being equipped with K-line cruise. The detail was great - nicely detailer pantographs too.

In my mind the only downside was the blue-white LED. Others have mentioned the pickup shoes - these can be removed with a small screwdriver if they hit your switches.

In terms of zinc rot, some of these are impacted. Zinc rot or not, the pilots are a delicate point. If you look closely at online listings, you'll start spotting some where one or both pilots are broken.

Here’s an old video of mine on a layout. It had really smooth startups under TMCC control.

The LED’s I can change easy enough and I only have one switch on one loop to worry about or I can run it on my 5 rail track with no switches. Nice looking cars behind it!

@Lenny J posted:

Here's my best effort to get you to the parts.  go to estore.bachmantrains.com, under categories go to O scale - Williams, on the left side of the page got to universal (it appears under streetcar), go to page 4 and you will find the pilots. Let me know how you make out.

Thanks for the help, Lenny. I found them eventually. If someone can solve the puzzle to figure out how get to the right place at that site, Bachmann ought to give you the parts for free as a reward!

@Lenny J posted:

Here's my best effort to get you to the parts.  go to estore.bachmantrains.com, under categories go to O scale - Williams, on the left side of the page got to universal (it appears under streetcar), go to page 4 and you will find the pilots. Let me know how you make out.

Just a warning. That Bachman site has been hacked and asks you to install a bogus Browser that you don't want to open the page.  At least that is what happened to me. Just say no.

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@Lenny J posted:

Here's my best effort to get you to the parts.  go to estore.bachmantrains.com, under categories go to O scale - Williams, on the left side of the page got to universal (it appears under streetcar), go to page 4 and you will find the pilots. Let me know how you make out.

@iguanaman3 posted:

Just a warning. That Bachman site has been hacked and asks you to install a bogus Browser that you don't want to open the page.  At least that is what happened to me. Just say no.

That URL is incorrect. Bachmann is spelled with two n’s. Try this one, instead: https://estore.bachmanntrains.com

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