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ZXEH

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« on: March 04, 2010, 12:07:12 PM »

I am new to Model Trains.  My grandson loves them.  We were given a 4-6-0 Set from Bass Pro.  It looks like North Pole set.  We also have Thomas and Percy.  The new set runs the opposite direction on the track.  Is there a way I can change the polarization or something without having to change the connection wire each time?  In other words, can I get them to run the same way in tandem?
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2010, 12:47:10 PM »

Thomas and Percy are wired wrong , for Large Scale.
This was noticed a while back.   Roll Eyes
You could  check out this thread.

http://www.mylargescale.com/Community/Forums/tabid/56/aff/17/aft/113445/afv/topic/Default.aspx

 here again it's talked about.

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,10876.0.html


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Reply #36 on: December 08, 2009, 10:15:52 AM    

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POLARITY

For those that have yet to notice, Thomas is wired to be NMRA Standard S-9 polarity compliant.

Now why did Bachmann do that? 

It will be a simple matter to reverse the power wires attached to the motor to convert to Large Scale polarity should polarity be an issue.

One of the "Enthusiastic Children"

JD
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Loco Bill

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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2010, 12:14:42 AM »

Your 4-6-0 has a switch behind the boiler front.If you switch it from LS to NMRA the loco will run the sam way as Percy & Thomas!
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Loco Bill,
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ZXEH

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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2010, 12:21:22 AM »

Thank you all for the help!!  I am a grateful Grandfather who has found a new love in may Grandchildren and their love for trains.
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