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1  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Understanding the power spec on the EZ Command on: November 03, 2017, 10:14:42 PM
I was curious about the exact spec of the DCC signal that comes out of the EZ Command, which from what I understand can be either connected to a track (to control 2 trains) or can be connected to a 5amp power booster.

It says 1 AMP. Is this 1 AMP peak or 1 AMP continuous?

Is it 14 volts?

Thank you.
2  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: What is the max current draw from Large Scale Thomas? on: October 11, 2017, 05:31:47 PM
Thanks. I'm referring to the DC Thomas (without sound)
3  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / What is the max current draw from Large Scale Thomas? on: October 11, 2017, 02:06:24 PM
Does anyone know what the max current draw is for Large Scale Thomas?
4  Discussion Boards / Large / Understanding wires to add a decoder to a Heisler on: August 30, 2017, 11:42:36 AM
A friend is trying to add a decoder to a Large Scale Bachmann Heisler. I have looked through the online parts/manuals and cannot locate a manual to understand the wiring. I will put a picture of the board below. Can someone please help me identify the wires to add a decoder and/or possibly find the manual online?  Also, does anyone know if this loco has LEDs or incandescent?  Thanks

5  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Can Bachmann DCC locos be programmed on the main? on: July 28, 2017, 04:43:50 PM
Can Bachmann DCC locos be programmed on the main? Or do they need to go on a programming track in Service Mode?
6  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Round circuit board on the end of Toby's motor on: July 14, 2017, 12:36:28 PM
Thanks
7  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Will a Bachmann GP7 shell fit on a GP35 chassis? on: July 11, 2017, 01:29:14 PM
Can I take the shell from my Bachmann GP7 and put it on the chassis of a GP35 (EZ APP)?
8  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Round circuit board on the end of Toby's motor on: July 09, 2017, 04:24:20 PM
I posted this question in the Thomas section and got no replies.

I am modifying a G scale Toby to run with a BlueRail board. Inside Toby, a set of orange and brown wires lead to a small round circuit board on the end of the motor. It seems to have some resistors and a few capacitors. What does this circuit board do? Can I leave this circuit board in place? (BlueRail uses the same pulse-width-modulation to run motors that a decoder does to run motors).
9  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Round circuit board on the end of Toby's motor on: June 29, 2017, 06:46:43 PM
I am modifying a G scale Toby to run with a BlueRail board. Inside Toby, a set of orange and brown wires lead to a small round circuit board on the end of the motor. It seems to have some resistors and a few capacitors. What does this circuit board do? Can I leave this circuit board in place? (BlueRail uses the same pulse-width-modulation to run motors that a decoder does to run motors).
10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Do all Bachmann DCC SoundTraxx locos have keep alives? on: June 09, 2017, 02:48:36 PM
Are there keep alives in all Bachmann DCC SoundTraxx locos?
11  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Wiring a momentary circuit to trigger an EZ Track turnout on: May 25, 2017, 02:31:02 PM
Thanks. I'm using a BlueRail board. If anyone knows if my polarity reversal is cool feel free to chime in. Otherwise I'll just give it a shot.
12  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Wiring a momentary circuit to trigger an EZ Track turnout on: May 25, 2017, 11:49:51 AM
I have some leads that I can control wirelessly with a smartphone, and I am trying to utilize them to control an EZ Track turnout.  I have 1 common positive lead, and I have up to 4 negative leads. I am able to control each of these negative leads as a momentary switch (from my smart device).

I'm wondering if I can use them similar to the 3 wires typically used, except that the polarity is swapped (I would have a single positive lead, and 2 negative leads).
13  Discussion Boards / Large / Putting a decoder in a Grizzl Flats Emma Nevada on: May 24, 2017, 04:01:02 PM
I have a friend (disabled) who has asked me about putting a decoder in his Grizzly Flats Emma Nevada. I am not super familiar wit this loco.

The product description says includes "circuit board to accommodate the control system of ... NMRA/NEM DCC).  Does this mean it has an 8-pin socket on it?


When I look through the parts online, I see 3 possible PCBs for 2-6-0s:

http://estore.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=66_69_145&products_id=4874
http://estore.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=66_69_145&products_id=5028
http://estore.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=66_69_145&products_id=6957

Does anyone know which one of these is in the Emma Nevada?
14  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Wiring a momentary circuit to trigger an EZ Track turnout on: May 24, 2017, 02:18:03 PM
I have a pair of wires (which I am able to remotely control) that I would like to use as a momentary switch to trigger an E-Z Track turnout. I am able to momentarily complete the circuit on these 2 wires.  Can anyone please explain to me how I can use these 2 wires and wire them into an E-Z App turnout and trigger it?
15  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Adding a decoder to a DCC-Ready Climax on: May 23, 2017, 01:18:15 AM
This site says the Climax has a "slip current" of 2 amps (hard stall 5):
http://www.girr.org/girr/tips/tips4/tractive_effort_tests.html

I don't pull a lot of cars.

I would think Bachmann would have some sort of harness available that plugs into the Climax and gives you either bare wires or a connection option.
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