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16  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Picture time again............. on: July 15, 2017, 10:17:54 PM
Thatís good stuff Sid!
 Cool
17  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Replacing Headlight Bulbs or LEDS and Stuff on: July 11, 2017, 04:41:18 PM
As Sid said, if you want to continue to host your photo bucket images to third party sites (like this one), itís gunna cost ya.
About 4C notes annually.
You only lose your photos posted on those sites.
Your photos are still in your bucket at no charge (for now), they are just not viewable in this (and many other) forums.
You can post a link to your photo bucket where anyone can view all ďpublicĒ folders and images, you just canít post a direct link picture anymore.
If you wish, you can still download your images from that site to your hard drive or memory stick.
Some of my pictures, across the forums have the speedometer, wanting an ďupdateĒ (payment),
Others are still intact.

 I have no desire to fix broken links over the past 20 years.

c'est la vie
18  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: What size wheels do I need? on: July 07, 2017, 11:01:52 PM
Itís not required that you use Bímann wheelsets.
Many manufactures offer wheelsets that fit Bímann trucks.
Measure from end to end on the axle.

IIRC .563?
please double check.
19  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: A veteran on: June 28, 2017, 11:00:29 PM
Could be any number of things.
Lubrication, or lack of.
Brushes.
Brush springs.
Clogged commutator plate gaps.
Weak magnets.
Increasing slop in the mechanism.
Binding etc., etc.

You state you checked the track voltage, what did it measure and how did you check?

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Is it the decoder slippping?

Not sure I understand your question.
Decoders donít slip.
Are you asking if itís possible a component on the board is going south? Could be.
Other than changing CVís what have you done/checked as far as troubleshooting goes?

Without having the loco to look at, all that can be offered is WAGís.

An increase in resistance would require an increase in voltage to overcome, you need to figure where that increase in resistance is coming from, whether mechanical or electrical.
20  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Cutting track? on: June 28, 2017, 05:13:30 PM
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Kind of pricey

Thatís a $150 solution for a $10 problem.
21  Discussion Boards / N / Re: N Scale DoodleBug. Lights on no power on: June 20, 2017, 06:22:46 PM
It is what it is.
Itís a most basic entry level model.
And has been since its introduction.
Not bad, but just old design, old tooling, the new are much like the old, and retain the growl/grinder sound.
What is the coach worth?
$25 +/-?
To some.

That makes the powered unit worth what? $35 +/-?
Still only one truck drive? with both picking-up power?
Wheel back wipers, no needle point?
Not state of the art cutting edge technology here.
Other than motor, no other changes.

Whatís the decoder worth?
Donít know, donít do DCC.
10/15 bucks?
2/3 function?
Dunno.

That leaves us with a $25 loco.

At this point, I agree with the Spook.
Itís a good value.
For what it is.

Donít expect 60/90 dollar performance.
From a $25/30 loco.

It's just not there.
22  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Power taps? on: June 05, 2017, 10:19:35 PM
My test Figure 8 is 13-14 ft. total track once around.
I have one feeder at the diamond.
Using my DMM, the maximum power drop at any place on the test track is .05v.
Visually there is no difference in speed.
23  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: HO 0-6-0 Traction Wheels on: June 04, 2017, 10:23:48 PM
Donít know, havenít searched for an aftermarket, maybe NWSL?
http://www.nwsl.com/

Maybe you could buy an extra driver here, at the online store?
http://estore.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=66_68


There is some math involved.
You will need a caliper.
Do you know anyone with either a mill or a lathe?
It would be possible to DIY with a drill motor and a file.
You would have to make the width and depth to mate with what is currently available as a supply of tires.
You need to get the tires first so you know how deep to go.
Those are critical dimensions and depending on your mechanical aptitude may or may not, be difficult to hold.

@Trainman203 reply has merit as well.
Either way, you will gain traction and have paid the price of lost contact points in exchange.

Tender pick-up helps to mitigate that.

Good luck
24  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Bachmann 2-6-0 running backwards on: May 26, 2017, 02:17:43 PM
Sounds like you put the motor in upside down.
Roll the motor over 180į.
25  Discussion Boards / N / Re: question for the YARDMASTER RE NEW STEAM POLL FROM JAPANESE MFG on: May 19, 2017, 08:39:18 PM
VOTE!
26  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: What shell fits. on: May 11, 2017, 07:03:21 PM
@RAM
Sorry, I donít see where the OP says his has B type trucks.
Can you place in quotes where the OP states his has ďBĒ type trucks?
Iím not seeing the OP mentioning trucks except to sayí
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Long fuel tank, reaches almost to the trucks on both ends and

How then, do you explain this;
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and 2 figures in the cab

Enlighten me.
27  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: What shell fits. on: May 10, 2017, 04:00:44 PM
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Posted by: lirrman    Posted on: May 09, 2017, 05:59:38 PM
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I just knew somebody would say it wasn't a "B" unit.  If you read the post you would note I indicated 4 axles, as opposed to a six axles, but you knew that.  Thanks anyway.

Really???

Well then, here's the best, and last advice, I will give to you...
Educate yourself as to the difference between an A unit and a B unit.

As Len said,
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4-axle or 6-axle isn't what differentiates an 'A' unit from a 'B'.  And 'A' unit has a cab for the engineer and fireman. A 'B' unit does not,
Google is your friend.

Good luck in finding a shell that fits your "B" unit.


28  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: What shell fits. on: May 07, 2017, 09:22:15 PM
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Its a "B" unit, 4 axles.  Long fuel tank, reaches almost to the trucks on both ends and 2 figures in the cab.

It is not possible to be a ďBĒ unit if there are two figures in the ďcabĒ
29  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: What shell fits. on: May 07, 2017, 12:37:47 AM
Steam or Diesel
What type trucks?

What does the wheelbase measure?
30  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Battery powered Bachmann 2-8-0 on: May 02, 2017, 02:05:15 AM
Are you leaving "N" RGW?
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