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31  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Durango and Silverton N guage set on: November 19, 2017, 12:56:25 AM
My 0-6-0 (latest version with new motor) handles 9 ¾r snap track.
Have not tried anything less than that, so can’t comment
My advice is to first balance it… and then add a Spectrum tender.
That will make it a different loco.
See what the spook has to say here;

Good luck

32  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Re-connection of tender to 0-6-0 on: October 20, 2017, 10:25:53 PM
Those two “copper bats” are the pick-ups from each side of the forward truck.
Look here;

And here;

Scroll down about ¾ way, and click on;

It shows you how they fit.

Good luck
33  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Re-connection of tender to 0-6-0 on: October 17, 2017, 11:24:37 PM
You would increase the performance of that little lokie 10x+ if you would just add a Spectrum all wheels live tender.
The difference is amazing.
Worth every penny.
34  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: HO Crossbucks on: October 17, 2017, 11:05:21 PM
Posted by: the Bach-man    Posted on: Today at 08:34:04 PM
Insert Quote
Dear All,
Y'know, the only people who care about this are modelers.
Shouldn't a modeler be able to mask off a crossing gate and spray it the color they want?

Depends on what your definition of “Modeler” is.
35  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Painting Locomotive Wheels on: October 09, 2017, 07:49:33 PM
36  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: removing tender printed roadname on: October 09, 2017, 07:35:38 PM
Hi AMMtrain,

This works excellent for removing Bachmann lettering.
37  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Minimum Radius on: August 25, 2017, 11:30:52 PM
Not sure of what “matchbox” Peco turnouts are.
Must be an obscure term.
May be your referring to the ST-5 and ST-6?

Do not think B'mann makes a 9r.
38  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Easiest was to strip small gauge wire on: August 25, 2017, 10:31:50 PM
Hi Alez,

FWIW I have this one from Grainger;

I have not found one of better quality.
You get what you pay for.

Good luck
39  Discussion Boards / N / Re: available ,unlettered &painted models on: July 25, 2017, 10:44:27 PM
Easiest and fastest way to remove B'mann lettering that I have found;

40  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Picture time again............. on: July 15, 2017, 10:17:54 PM
That’s good stuff Sid!
41  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), it’s 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 “public” folders and images, you just can’t 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 “update” (payment),
Others are still intact.

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

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

IIRC .563?
please double check.
43  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: A veteran on: June 28, 2017, 11:00:29 PM
Could be any number of things.
Lubrication, or lack of.
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?

Is it the decoder slippping?

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

Without having the loco to look at, all that can be offered is WAG’s.

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.
44  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Cutting track? on: June 28, 2017, 05:13:30 PM
Kind of pricey

That’s a $150 solution for a $10 problem.
45  Discussion Boards / N / Re: N Scale DoodleBug. Lights on no power on: June 20, 2017, 06:22:46 PM
It is what it is.
It’s 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.

What’s the decoder worth?
Don’t know, don’t do DCC.
10/15 bucks?
2/3 function?

That leaves us with a $25 loco.

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

Don’t expect 60/90 dollar performance.
From a $25/30 loco.

It's just not there.
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