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Manufacturer: Bachrus

Summary: A Canadian manufacturer of accessories that made tuning, adjusting, and speed matching easier. Bachrus is now closed.

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URL to manuals
Date Opened
Date Closed 2018
Device Types Other


The owner of Bachrus has retired. The business has closed. As of July 2018, there is no information on whether or not the business will be sold.

Former manufacturer of a speedometer. Useful for speed matching, also supplies version which works with JMRI. Also manufactures saddles (stands) for servicing/breaking in locomotives.

Wayback Machine archive of website

Of particular note was the Bachrus Speedometer, which was available as a standalone device with a self-contained console, or a DecoderPro version which connects to JMRI. The locomotive is placed on saddles which support the drive wheels, one of which is the speedometer device.


The Saddles can also be used for breaking in a new locomotive or troubleshooting. This is a useful device for speed matching and making adjustments while the powertrain is in motion.

Bachrus also manufactured a wheel cleaning system.

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