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1  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: dcc on board vs. sound value on: March 28, 2018, 09:07:39 PM
I may be reading the original post incorrectly but my interpretation of the original post is that the poster is saying that his Bachmann DCC sound-Value locos run better than his Bachmann non-sound factory DCC equipped locos. Which makes sense to me.
2  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: DCC Loco and EZ App loco on: December 31, 2017, 12:42:51 AM
The EZ-app is a scaled down BlueRail product...I suggest you go to the BlueRails Trains webpage and review the how-to videos. I also suggest you download their phone control app...it has more features than the Bachmann phone control app. Also try contacting their service dept.
3  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Best DCC with sound Loco for a budget on: December 23, 2017, 09:34:45 PM
Bachmann RS3 with DCC sound or the Bachmann 2-6-0 with DCC sound...I have 3 of each...sounds are excellent and they run very well..all for a great price.
4  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Photosharing on: July 21, 2017, 08:45:10 PM
Are you sure you can't delete your own posts??? I can still see the delete button on my post.
5  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Photosharing on: July 21, 2017, 08:43:14 PM
6  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Drag brakes and Kadee couplers on: May 25, 2017, 01:59:53 PM
Thanks Dave👍👍👍
7  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Drag brakes and Kadee couplers on: May 23, 2017, 10:53:29 AM
Wow...impressive. Those look like they would really slow things down...and alot of work to make!! Does friction hold them on or do you glue them on??

8  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Drag brakes and Kadee couplers on: May 22, 2017, 11:22:41 PM
Dave..sounds great.
9  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Drag brakes and Kadee couplers on: May 22, 2017, 12:38:22 PM
Dave

The most convenient and fastest way to load pics would be to just use the "Attach..choose file" button in the lower part of the reply screen...unfortunately it seems to always come up with some sort of error and the board administration hasn't fixed it. So your best bet is using the Photobucket route that has been mentioned by Len.  Its a multi-step process but is relativly easy even if Photobucket has gone downhill and gotten kind of buggy in recent years.  It would be helpful to know what kind of phone and computer you are using also.

Cheers
Gene
10  Discussion Boards / HO / Drag brakes and Kadee couplers on: May 21, 2017, 03:10:16 PM
Dave2744 and I started to accidentally side-track the the 44-Tonner split-axle thread into a discussion about drag brakes and how they could improve the coupling action of Kadee couplers. So we decided that we would start a new thread here to not completely derail the original discussion.

Dave...I have been using the Kadee whisker couplers for a couple of years now, especially the " scale" ones, #s 156 and 158 in particuler. And yes at times they do seem to not want to couple, usually from not being centred. I sometimes think that the whisker springs just aren't strong enough, at other times it seems like the original coupler box just isnt big enough for the Kadee coupler. So I usually end up filing both the coupler box lid,the coupler shank and adding some graphite lube to try and get things moving...sometimes it works and sometimes it only works up to a point...can be frustrating.

Plus...any chance of a pic of one of your drag brake installs on a car??

Cheers
Gene
11  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: 44 ton split axles?? on: May 21, 2017, 08:54:24 AM
Thanks Dave...how about we start that other thread. 👍 I started a new thread on the subject of drag brakes and Kadee couplers here....   http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,33599.0.html
12  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: 44 ton split axles?? on: May 20, 2017, 03:13:34 PM
So Dave, I just want to be sure I understand...are you saying that Kadee coupler-equipped cars that are too free-rolling don't couple very well??  And that by adding a bit of wire-supplied friction to one axle on your cars it improves the coupling??

I remember reading an article in a UK magazine about adding braking to cars by adding  a strip of styrene to the bottom of the car that rested against one axle...same idea as your wire I guess.

Cheers
Gene
13  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: 44 ton split axles?? on: May 09, 2017, 11:47:52 PM
TSU1100 Tsunami2 sound install continued.


.........


They can pull/push 6 or 7 40ft cars on level. All my cars have drag brakes installed so my Kadee
couplers work 100%.  Car weights are close to NMRA std.






Dave2744..... you mention that all your cars have " drag brakes" installed so your Kadee couplers work100%.     Could you explain what drag brakes are and how they cause your Kadees to work 100%.  Please??

Cheers
Gene
14  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: S4 #63112 PRR 8490 on: May 03, 2017, 09:37:41 AM
I believe CV128 is the master sound control...0 is mute and 225 is full volume...so if you use the NCE program track mode it should show you what value CV128 is set at, remember that number and then rduce it until the sound is at a volume that you prefer.
15  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: 45 tonner on: April 12, 2017, 08:42:00 PM
Yes,....it moves.
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