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union pacific 844


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« on: January 05, 2013, 03:47:57 AM »

how do i get some ?
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railtwister

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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2013, 09:04:53 AM »

Hi up844,

The only turnouts I've found that are listed to be 22" radius are made by Atlas in their code 83 track line (no code 100 shown). Part numbers are 482 & 483 (manual), 484 & 485 (remote) for the True Track with molded plastic roadbed, or 544 & 545 (manual) and 546 & 547 (remote) for the plain C83 snap track with ties only (no molded roadbed). Unfortunately, if you are using Bachmann EZ-track, neither of these choices will be "plug & play", but will require some creative adaptation on your part. Another problem is that there has been a shortage of nickel silver rail for the past 6 months or so, so actually finding any track locally may be somewhat of a problem...

Bill in FtL
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union pacific 844


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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013, 01:25:39 AM »

is this a http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Atlas-Code-83-22-Radius-Snap-Switch-Left-Hand-HO-544-NIB-/290677676178?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item43adbd5892 one?
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2013, 11:59:44 AM »

yes that is one of them. they are only available in code 83.

also, the roadbed version has a 30 degree curve, while the non-roadbed version has a 22 1/2 degree curve the same as a standard 22r curve. atlas also makes 1/3 22r curves, at 7 1/2 degrees to get you back to a standard curve. bachmann only offers the 1/2 22r (11 1/2 degrees) which would be useless with an atlas switch.
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Jeffery S Ward Sr
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2013, 01:20:49 AM »

Finally found the problem with my 2-8-0!
Checked the front axle and tried to fit it into the NMRA's metal HO spec. gauge, but it didn't fit.
So it was NOT made to the NMRA specs. Not sure of what I am going to do with it now, but at least I know the problem.
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union pacific 844


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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2013, 02:19:33 AM »

fix it
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jward


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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2013, 09:19:44 AM »

not sure if this is the case withyour steamer, but often the wheels can be gently twisted on the axles. they are a press fit, and with a little gentle pressure you can twist them into guage.

if you want to do it the right way, NWSL makes a wheel puller which works well.
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Jeffery S Ward Sr
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2013, 09:34:59 PM »

When you say front axle, do you mean the first driver or the lead truck?  If the latter, then twisting the wheels into gauge (try to move both a bit to keep them centered) should work.  If it is the driver, than you can't twist the wheel becuase it will go out of quarter.  A NWSL wheel puller will be needed, as noted above.  You'll have to disassemble the mechanism to drop the axle out of the frame, after disassembling the rods.  If you're handy at tinkering, this isn't too big a job.  If not, consider contacting Bachmann's service desk and maybe getting a new part or have them replace the model. 
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