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1  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.
2  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Photosharing on: July 21, 2017, 08:43:14 PM
3  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Drag brakes and Kadee couplers on: May 25, 2017, 01:59:53 PM
Thanks Dave👍👍👍
4  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??

5  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Drag brakes and Kadee couplers on: May 22, 2017, 11:22:41 PM
Dave..sounds great.
6  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
7  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
8  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
9  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
10  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
11  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.
12  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: 45 tonner on: April 12, 2017, 08:42:00 PM
Yes,....it moves.
13  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: 44 ton split axles?? on: April 08, 2017, 10:30:39 AM
After a long trip I just got home and after reading this thread I pulled out all 3 of my 44-tonners. 2 are at least 5-7 years old and the most recent is a CN liveried one I bought about3 years ago.All were bought new from the local hobby-shop, are factory equipped DCC models with the open bottom gear covers. None of them have been run in at least 2 years if not longer. I put all 3 on the layout the other day and ran them....the older two are definately noisier than the newer one but to me its just the old traditional Bachmann growl....the newer CN livried one is quieter...they all ran perfectly fine after a minute or two , I assume the lube had dries out a bit from sitting so long. Yesterday I was at my LHS, they had another CN liveried DCC-equipped 44-tonner so I grabbed it. I assume its a more recently manufactured unit than the one I bought 3 years ago but I suppose it might have been built back then and been sitting on various wharehouse shelves since then.  This one ran beautifully and much more quietly than the others straight out of the box...so thats good. Over the next few days I'll open all up and closely examine the gears and report back.  Meanwhile, Dave2744, it would be great if you could offer any advice or tips,pics of how to install all that sound-hardware into the loco...its definately something I would like...a sound equipped 44-tonner...how awesome would that be!!!

Sorry for the long post.

Cherrs
Gene
14  Discussion Boards / E-Z App / Re: High-pitched Humming!!!! on: April 06, 2017, 03:17:51 PM
Thanks...that sorted it right out.
15  Discussion Boards / E-Z App / High-pitched Humming!!!! on: April 06, 2017, 02:29:06 PM
Just got the EZ-app controlled GP. Everything seems straight-forward...learning-curve took 30-seconds. Loco seems to respond well, was able to give the loco its own cab-number. Two issues....the loco has a wickedly bad high-pitched hum that icreases as you throttle up. It almost overpowers the sounds...and its not the usual Bachmann hum one comes across on some locos....its much higher-pitched. Just as an aside I have numerous Bachmann locos, mostly the DCC factory-sound equipped ones but a few Dc ones that I have added decoders to...so I am very familiar with Bachmann products.

So any other EZ-app users run across this loud high-pitched hum issue before.Huh?
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