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Author Topic: Bachmann 2-6-6-2 Mallet QSI Aristo Help !!!!  (Read 5447 times)
Tony Walsham

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« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2009, 11:30:48 PM »

Both the Bachmann motor outputs AND lighting circuits ARE wired back to front when compared to the AristoCraft sockets.
I believe Bachmann have it correct and all the AristoCraft sockets are back to front.
It actually doesn't matter very much as both motor and direction lighting can be set to suit.
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« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2009, 11:35:18 PM »

Arguing is pointless, I will do a test to show what I say and will post on youtube for you.

All I am saying is that the connections on the pins in the K are backwards from the Aristo.

So who is the "standard", tens of thousands of Aristo locos over the years, or the way the K is wired?

Again, ONLY talking about the headlight and backup light.

Enough for now...

Greg
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« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2009, 08:17:19 PM »

Tony and Stan maintain that Bachmann is right and Aristo is wrong, and Stan entreated me to call Tony Parisi at QSI (like I don't already talk to him once a week!)

QSI says Bachmann is wired differently from Aristo:

http://www.qsisolutions.com/news/09/bachmann-special-sounds-111809.html

All I have said is that Aristo created and used the socket long ago. Finding an old scrap of paper that is different does not remove the fact that there are tens of thousands of Aristo sockets wired a particular way. That is the de-facto standard. If you were to make a product to work in the socket, would you pick thousands or tens of thousands.

But, I'll still do the youtube video... just have not had time...

(this is really silly if you think about it).

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« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2009, 11:21:31 PM »

Actually, unless I am mistaken, the AristoCraft socket was a co-design with Digitrax and then AC got their version back to front when they used them in their locos.
I believe the Bachmann design is faithful to the original which makes them correct and AC wrong. 
No matter how many thousands AC have made.
It may be a de-facto standard but that does not make them correct.
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