"John Turner" wrote
The latest Bachmann 08s have a modified pick-up arrangement, so the slight problem has been erradicated I believe. The original pick-ups needed to be cleaned occasionally, but it was only a five minute job once or twice a year in my experience.
With a working sand loader on my exhibition layout, it was more like wanting cleaning every 5 mins once a day ! It was the only loco to suffer ! 5h17 pickups on the old model. The Hornby 08 fairs better and I DO like the opening cab doors. So much more realistic for yard shunting. Just need to find a driver small enough.