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Discussion Boards => Williams by Bachmann => Topic started by: Tomcat on February 15, 2011, 05:22:43 PM



Title: 2-rail DC and DCC
Post by: Tomcat on February 15, 2011, 05:22:43 PM
Hey Bachmann/Williams folks!

Ages ago, Williams did make wonderful 2-Rail models, steamers - a dream.
Beeing a 2-Railer, I would like to see Williams by Bachmann re-enter the 2-Rail market,
as this is growing permanently. I just had a good friend reconstruct my 3-rail D&RGW Alco PA into a 2-rail model. Bachmann - you can do this by yourself.

Please get us affordable, well detailed, good running 2-rail models and Im sure you will be able to do the magich influence you had in the On30 market again in O-Scale 2-rail.

Why not...?

Please make my day, folks...! :) :) :)
Cheers, Tom
 ;) ;) ;)


Title: Re: 2-rail DC and DCC
Post by: DominicMazoch on February 16, 2011, 09:34:46 AM
B does hace DCC in some products, and can motors can work with DCC receivers.  Only thing is the DCC system would need more power to work because of the larger motors.


Title: Re: 2-rail DC and DCC
Post by: phillyreading on February 16, 2011, 04:28:18 PM
From what I have been told, the Williams motors are DC already and just use AC for direction control. Making a Williams O gauge engine into two rail model is the problem that I see to overcome.

I have taken out the circuit board on one of my older F-7's and replaced it with a bridge rectifier rated at 6 amps, 50 volts, runs great, even increased the power just a little.

Getting DCC to fit would be another thing to work on. Maybe use DCC from G gauge trains if so equipped, so it can handle the voltage and current range of O scale.

Lee F.


Title: Re: 2-rail DC and DCC
Post by: Tomcat on February 25, 2011, 02:45:07 PM
Lee,

I got a wonderful mechanic work back from a good pal who had done the mechanical conversion of the PA trucks for me. I have now added a MRC G-scale decoder (MRC 1817) to give the PAs a more active life...

Well, would be awesome if Bachmann could offer them in 2-Rail once. Williams had awesome 2-Rail models, I once had a brass Challenger which was a dream...

Cheers, Tom