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Loco Bill Canelos

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« on: December 10, 2011, 12:11:48 AM »

Oh No!,  You have unpacked your Big Hauler set or Radio controlled set and can't find the instructions!!!  Embarrassed

Well here is the link to the Big Hauler Set instructions, for sets made from 2000 and later.  Most of the instructions are useful for earlier sets as well. Smiley

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/dwg/dwgs/Big_Hauler_Instructions.pdf

So you have a Radio Controlled Big Hauler Set or locomotive and there are no instructions.  Well here they are Smiley:

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,32620.0.html

If you are having a problem with your Big Hauler or Anniversary 4-6-0 Locomotive, check out the link below:
Repair Tips : http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,30394.msg224039.html#msg224039

Still have questions or problems, be sure to ask them as a forum item.

Have Fun!

Loco Bill
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2011, 08:32:58 AM »

So Bill
Do you have the older version  with the remote and Batt. in engine.
Sean
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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2011, 11:57:19 AM »

Hi All,

See new link above!

Regards.  Bill



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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2011, 04:45:45 PM »

I've tried to pull together all the Bachmann support links and have them posted here:

http://tjstrains.com/1118/features-and-maintenance-bachmann-locomotives/

Best,
TJ Lee
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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2011, 12:05:03 AM »

Nice compilation TJ!!


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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2011, 10:59:09 AM »

Bill    Grin
Many thanks.    Cool
I would still like to have it if I do pass this on to grandchildren @ some time.   Roll Eyes
DO NOT KILL YOUR SELF looking it can waite for now! Kiss
Sean
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2012, 12:15:20 PM »

What a coincidence . . . about 3 nights back I was reading the 1988 November issue of RailroadModelCraftsman, and finally made it to the reviews section and saw the write-up for "Steam frieght set: G scale" by Bill Schaumburg  !

A great intro article primarily for the  Bachmann product and also for G scale !

I've heard of this set,  but other than that have never seen it,  or the details of the set,  but stumbling across both the 'review'  and now this thread this a.m.,   I guess I know now as much about it as possible without actually seeing it or even tinkering on it in person  lol   Smiley

George Schreyer's couple sentences on his BigHauler tech pg. was one of the first times I had heard of it,   
http://www.girr.org/girr/tips/tips1/big_hauler_tips.html#dcc 

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Larry S.


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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2012, 06:41:55 PM »



I believe the locomotive must be turned on first then the transmitter.

That is all I have, maybe someone else has some additional info they could provide.



You have to turn on the transmitter then the engine. If you turn the engine on first it goes to default which is wide open throttle.  Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2016, 12:53:39 AM »

re: G scale Big Hauler R/C battery powered. These postings appear to be several years old so hope this is still relevant? We just inherited a AT&SF 7 Big Hauler 4-6-0 with a B&O flat, Rio Grande gon and of course a ATSF bobber caboose. Thank you for pointing me in the right direction to install batteries in the boiler. After being an HO scale modeler for 50 years this Big Hauler had me stumped. That isn't the only thing - DCC has me stumped too. I'll second the motion made by Sean for Bachmann to reprint the R/C version of their Big Hauler. Normally I would not have kept the G Scale but the battery Big Hauler might be perfect for or grandson who might be ready soon to graduate from his Thomas Train set.
Steve Rippeteau
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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2016, 01:23:44 PM »

Hi, Railscenes,

See the new instructions in the first post!
Have fun,

Loco Bill
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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2016, 06:06:59 PM »

Hi All,

I just posted the most comprehensive set of instructions and tips on the Bachmann Battery Powered Radio controlled sets produced from 1988 to 1993.

They can be found here:

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,32620.0.html

Enjoy.

Loco Bill
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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2016, 10:16:24 PM »

Bill: thank you i'll check it out. I'll get back to you since i'm working on it right now.
Steve Rippeteau
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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2016, 01:50:27 AM »

Thank you for posting the comic book owners manual. It still did not fully explain the access into the battery box/Boiler and firebox. It is simple for kids but no detailed information. At least the one panel showing the battery access thru the backhead confirmed what I thought, but could not figure out. The backhead cover looked like it was a part of the casting. I finally found a crack that could be sliced open with an Exacto and pry it open.

I should have waited to see this manual because I ended up breaking the two retaining tabs from the inside of the backhead battery box cover. It looked like they had been broken off before and re-glued. So I was able to repair the broken tabs. Once I repaired my mistake, the backhead cover takes a firm and steady force to carefully push inward on the tab at the bottom under the firebox door. Then at the same time lift straight up on the backhead. It was very stiff and doubt a child could change the batteries.

The engine, sound and remote work fine so will go ahead and make the repairs to the tender. We'll find out later if this is worth the effort for a toy for our grandson. So thank you for your help!
Steve Rippeteau
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