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781  Discussion Boards / N / Re: wiring eztrac on: October 06, 2007, 04:01:51 PM
Have a look at the hyperlinked thread that follows.
In the second reply to the post, there is a gif. with four basic double loop plans.
Have a look and reply back which one best represents what you have.
If none are close, please post a simple pic of what you have.
Then we can give you an accurate answer to your question.,967.0.html

782  Discussion Boards / N / Re: my train won't work... on: August 16, 2007, 05:42:11 PM
This is basically an echo of thirdrails response, maybe it helps?,97.msg1255.html#msg1255
783  Discussion Boards / N / Re: couplers samples please on: May 07, 2007, 04:17:18 PM
Here’s a good place to start.
This is several years old. 
Since originally published some additional manufacturers have joined in the knuckle market (B’mann included).
You will hear many opinions on “which is best”.
At the end of the day, it only matters which is best for you, in your applications.

I have close to 200 pcs. of rolling stock.
I use –

MT, - Magne-Matic’s
Kato - Magnetics
Atlas - Accumate’s
Red Caboose - Unimates
Bachmann - dummies
And some Rapido’s from various manufacturers.

82% of my roster is some type of knuckle.

You need to figure out what works best for you.

Click the Pic’s to enlarge.

784  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Slow Downloading from Bachmann Web Site on: April 19, 2007, 06:42:19 PM
Look Mr. B’ Mann.

Not sure what your problem is.
You have many reporting a problem with slow loading of your web pages.
Add me to the list.

Please justify your response:

Dear All,
My pages open almost instantly on FIOS. Maybe it's your ISP.
Have fun!
The Bach-man

Obviously you have not even bothered to investigate the alleged problem.
Why didn’t you do a little investigation before you posted?

Understandably your response is the same as is so prevalent now-a-days.
Nobody accepts responsibility; they just blow it off on whatever/whoever they can, (‘you’re ISP”)

You would have saved your creditability simply posting that you have contacted your forum administrators about the alleged problem, if you in fact did, rather than saying “there is no problem… must be your ISP”

Shame on you.

Whatever excuse you may offer is just that…


I'm done

785  Discussion Boards / N / Home page on: April 11, 2007, 07:02:43 PM
Mr. B,
We can’t help but notice the advertisement for H&R trains on your home page.
H&R Trains is my LHS.
They are sponsoring a show this coming weekend Fri 13, Sat 14, and Sun 15.

It is not the common type of train show where one might view a couple of layouts and then visit hundreds of vendor tables.
There are some manufacturer vendor booths but the meat of the show is individual layouts and dioramas.
Their type of train show has judging and awards ribbons for most everything in every scale.

This is the only competitive show in the bay area.
This is truly a train “show”.

H&R Trains does an exceptional job sponsoring this event.
If you’re in the area it’s not to be missed.

Bachmann Industries always has a corporate rep. presence there.
Will you be attending, in person, this time?

786  Discussion Boards / N / Re: n scale engine on: April 09, 2007, 07:49:48 PM
Try searching at Spookshow.

787  Discussion Boards / N / Re: N gauge brass track on: April 01, 2007, 05:02:07 PM
Forums contain a wealth of mis-information.

Take time to do a little research rather than basing a purchase on someone else’s opinion which may, or may not, be based on fact.
There are many things to consider.

Do your homework.
There are many sources of comparison between nickel silver and brass.

Each possess its own merits.

Here’s but one place to start –

As to your original question, ANY manufacturers N Gauge track CAN BE MADE compatible to ANY OTHER manufacturers N Gauge track, regardless of code, or metallurgical composition. (I.e. Can be used together).

Some track or track types (molded roadbed) may require minor modification.

788  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Mckinley Explorer coupling on: March 22, 2007, 06:53:10 PM
error occurs within post

789  Discussion Boards / N / Re: N scale in the open on: March 22, 2007, 11:23:21 AM
Mind the fact that N Scale was not designed, intended, recommended, or warranted to be used outdoors.
The lack of UV inhibitors added to the molded plastics is but one of many obstacles that will need to be overcome.
The frequency and intensity of maintenance, of your motive power alone, may well outweigh the enjoyment of the actual run time.

Good Luck.
790  Discussion Boards / N / Re: 4-8-4 Northern Locomotive & 52' Tender, 58052 AT&SF on: March 21, 2007, 06:23:00 PM
Hi harryc,

My latest version of the 4-8-4 Northern has

Blackened drivers
Vertically split frame chassis
3 pole motor

My “old” version Northern, with the shiny drivers, had a 3 pole motor.

My new Spectrum Class “J” 4-8-4 also has a 3 pole motor.

I have not seen a  B’mann 4-8-4 with a 5 pole motor, not to say it has not been made, but I have yet to see one so equipped from the B’mann factory.
Maybe they did it in HO scale?
791  Discussion Boards / N / Re: n scale steam engines on: March 18, 2007, 04:29:10 PM
,the rear wheels keep falling off,the wheel comes out with a stem attached

I’m going to take a “wag” here and assume you are speaking of the trailing truck.
One wheel falls free while the other stays attached to the axle (stem).

 My first fix for this scenario would be to replace the wheel set.
The second would be to ACC the wheel in place, in gauge, on the axle.
792  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Loose shell on Dash 8-40C on: March 17, 2007, 10:01:29 PM
If the bosses are not cracked, put a small sliver of paper down into the hole tighten the screw and rip off the excess paper.
If the bosses are cracked, fill with epoxy, and after cured, re-drill new holes of the proper size.
A repair could be made by cutting a proper length piece of either round hollow or round solid styrene. Remove the broken ones and glue the new ones in place. Drill if necessary.
793  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Bachmann 4-8-4 Northern Tender and NMRA wheel gauge on: March 17, 2007, 09:41:03 PM
The wheels need to be slightly under gauge to all fit within the confines of the arc of the radius. This would include the drivers on your northern as well as the eight wheel trucks. If they were all in proper gauge, the lead wheels and the trailing wheels would want to climb the rails while the middle wheels would be within the arcs.

It is absolutely necessary for the Northern 8 drivers to be slightly under gauge as well as the eight wheel tender trucks. Your lead and trailing trucks should, however, be in gauge as well as all four wheel trucks.

I can explain it better with a crude picture.

The tighter the radius the further under gauge they will need to be.
I don't know the radius that a perfectly gauged set of  Northern drivers will handle, but I would guess it to be above 20-22 inches, taking into consideration tolerances and slop.
794  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Spectrum 2-8-0 Turning radius on: March 11, 2007, 08:20:47 AM
Sorry Dick, you are correct. It is 11.25r EZ Track.
My mistake
795  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Spectrum 2-8-0 Turning radius on: March 10, 2007, 10:00:16 PM
I don't know the minimum curve radius this loco will handle but I have run mine on an oval utilizing Bachmann's 11.25r EZ Track.
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