"Has anyone seen an HO-scale, Bachmann Doodlebug operate? Could you
rate its performance, its detailing, and its paint/lettering. I have
According to the June 1997 Model Railroader review [page 32] The
Bachmann product has no prototype but is based on EMC late 20s
practices. EMC basically just supplied the
mechanicals and the actual carbody was built by any one of several
passenger car manufacturers. The most common being Pullman or St. Louis
The problem is that it's a bachmann and has a single power truck which
limits traction. That limits it to maybe three or four trailing cars on
level track. My friend and i got one going with three MDC express
reefers on a club layout.
I think it has only single truck power pick up. It's very suceptable
Bachmann HO doodlebug
Model Railroader, June 1997 page 32
( BACHMANN, GAS-ELECTRIC, REVIEW, SPECTRUM, MR )
"Out of curiosity, what time period did the Doodlebug operate?"
They came in about 1920 and lasted into 1940s-early 1950s.
Matt, you do realize you asked virtually the same question almost two
years ago to the day?