Post by wildecoupe on Jan 25, 2017 22:50:49 GMT -5
Got this by mistake in an eBay auction and decided to keep it. I think this type of Bachmann chassis came up in another thread. Got it running and it runs well. No zinc rot either. Maybe the paint was to help prevent that?
Last Edit: Jan 25, 2017 22:53:32 GMT -5 by wildecoupe
Post by NickelPlate on Mar 3, 2018 23:38:06 GMT -5
That was the early 70's Bachmann Geep chassis. That's just the color they painted them. The only thing that prevents zinc rot is keeping all impurities -- mostly lead -- out of the Zamac. Plenty of those castings exploded.
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