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1  Discussion Boards / HO / sound value consolidaton on: May 03, 2018, 08:55:06 AM
I have been looking forward to this announcement.  Hope it performs as well as the previous "value" engines.   Does anyone have an educated guess as when it might arrive in stores?....Thanks.
2  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: bachmann turntable/roundhouse on: April 16, 2018, 08:33:06 AM
Yes, I knew about that package.   But I already have the electric turntable.   I just need a roundhouse.   I don't think it is available separately is it?
3  Discussion Boards / HO / bachmann turntable/roundhouse on: April 15, 2018, 07:09:31 PM
Is there a round house available the would be easily modified to pair with the Bachmann turntable.  Any ideas would be appreciated.  Thank you.
4  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: dcc on board vs. sound value on: March 28, 2018, 11:24:57 PM
Yup. that is what I meant gene
5  Discussion Boards / HO / dcc on board vs. sound value on: March 24, 2018, 01:10:25 PM
  Just purchased a dcc on board Bachmann Consolidation.   Beautiful looking engine; but compared to the Sound Value engines that I have, it does not run as "nicely"...what ever that means.   The NCE throttle must be cracked quite a bit higher to start her moving and then the performance is not as smooth when it first starts to move.  I have been running her for several days, and once the first couple of days have past, there has been no real change in the performance.   I was hoping to add a speaker and sound decoder to the engine, since the sound value engine are really fine runners.   Will a different decoder change the performance or is the performance the way the engine just is?   Thanks for the insights.
6  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: dcc consolidation on: March 16, 2018, 02:06:48 PM
Thanks very much Jonathan.   I will let her run a bit this weekend and see if things improve from there.  Thanks for you time when answering my questions.   it is appreciated.
7  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: dcc consolidation on: March 16, 2018, 01:04:11 PM
I receive my Bachmann HO Connie and have been running it for about a day.   My power unit is NCE power cab.  This is my first non-sound DCC Bachmann engine so I have a question or two to ask.  My other sound units (4-6-0, 2-6-0) begin to creep along quite steadily when the power unit reads 1 or 2 and will smoothly increase in speed as the increase button is pressed.
   This unit does not show any signs of life until the power cab reads 10 or more.  It sputters along until the hand unit reads nearly 30 and more or less runs smoothly at a rapid speed.  This type of operation is not great for switching.  Is it a function of the non sound decoder or does the engine need more run in time....or is there a defect?   Thanks for you thoughts.
8  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: dcc consolidation on: March 14, 2018, 09:46:48 AM
Thanks all for the responses.   Sounds (pun intended) like I might be able to give it a try.  Johnathan....sounds like you have done this before.  Do you have a recommendation for the sound decoder?   I really don't know where to begin.   Thanks.  bob
9  Discussion Boards / HO / dcc consolidation on: March 13, 2018, 11:41:43 AM
If someone want to put a sound decoder into a Bachmann consolidation, would it be a simple matter of replacing the decoder and putting a speaker in the tender?   Have you done it? it difficult?   Would it be worth it? Thanks. 
10  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Bachmann Turntable on: March 05, 2018, 11:07:26 AM
After several weeks of use, the tracks seem to be lining up a bit better.  I have even just let it rotate in both directions for several minutes at a time...The engines seem to be having less issues making it on and off the tt.   I am hoping that if i keep using, it will "settle in" to correct alignment all of the time.    Thanks all, for your input.
11  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Bachmann Turntable on: February 19, 2018, 09:50:44 PM
Thanks Jon.  But I am not interested in a Walthers.  My needs can easily be met with the Bachmann if I can over come this problem.
12  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Bachmann Turntable on: February 16, 2018, 07:41:47 PM
yup, that is possible, but it is not what I had in mind when I purchased the t.t.   It is disappointing that it is not reliable.  I can't imagine it was designed with that in mind.
13  Discussion Boards / HO / Bachmann Turntable on: February 15, 2018, 09:31:12 PM
I have been using the Bachmann turntable for a couple of weeks.  Very often the ends of the platform do not correctly line up with the tracks for the stalls.  It's only misaligned by a millimeter or so, but this is enough to interfere with the engine's smooth transition to/from the platform.   Is there any fix for this?  Do I return the t.t.   (that would be a real pain!!!)  Thanks for your thoughts and info.
14  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: steamer letter removal on: February 06, 2018, 04:13:35 PM
Thanks for the input all.   It's appreciated.
15  Discussion Boards / HO / steamer letter removal on: February 05, 2018, 01:48:36 PM
Did some searching on youtube and a number of people have demonstrated success for letter removal from Athearn engines by using MICROSOL.  Has anyone tried this with Bachmann steams with success?  Thank you.
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