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2071  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: White Pass 'Anniversary' 4-6-0 Loco on: December 21, 2007, 12:45:28 AM
The Seller is correct.  Set 90059 White Pass & Yukon was the first NOT Christmas Starter set to have an anniversary 4-6-0.   It is listed in the 2007 Bachmann Catalog as a Limited Edition Set.   

The White Pass Annie Item 81096 has been around since 2000 and has been in every catalog since then.

Prior to this sets with Annie's have all been Christmas Sets.
2072  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Polar Express optional cars on: December 20, 2007, 10:46:53 PM
Hi!

The Bachmann 90036 Polar Express was one of the nicest sets in the line.  Unfortunately Bachmann rights to the Polar Express ran out and were picked up by Lionel.   I'm not sure if that is why there were no additional cars made to match the set.   The set has loco no 1225, coach 1985, and Observation 2000.   In many cases Bachmann made matching cars which for this set would have been a full baggage and a combine.   regrettably this never happened.

The record hgh price paid for this set on EBay was $700 last year.

Take good care of it and Merry Railroading.

2073  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Dateline Connecticut on: December 20, 2007, 10:20:43 PM
Lee,  great pic

Rich, will  you be modelling SR&RL at the final landfall.

Mike still no luck with the cable we need!  Regrettably I am electronics stipid!!! Embarrassed  We are going to try Best Buy.  I guess I will have to start a you tube account to post it but I will try.

Merry Railroading.
2074  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Dateline Connecticut on: December 20, 2007, 12:41:26 AM
Rich it was a blast Grin, and I was suprised because the snow stood for two days and was a little on the damp side.

He made a video and if we can figure out how to we will transfer it to his computer.  We don't seem to have the right cable.   

We did have to let the locos drip dry in the basement.   His layout runs from inside the house through a hole in the siding and we were able to start the train inside and get some speed before hitting the snow!

They definitely looked real all covered with the snow!!!!

I bet those guys on the Sandy River weren't having fun like we do, and I know the Rock Island crews weren't having fun either.   They thought we were crazy to be out there taking the pictures.

More snow coming here friday.  Darn we will have to clear the line again Grin!!!

Best,
2075  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Need help How to gain access to the flicker led firebox board in 3 truck shay? on: December 19, 2007, 12:20:25 PM
Try going to MY Large Scale.com and askin there.
2076  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Scrooge Collieries Car on: December 19, 2007, 12:18:27 PM
There is one on Ebay  right now and it has two days to go. Here is the link.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=250198397453&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=015
2077  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Big Hauler Annie sound ? on: December 19, 2007, 12:14:27 PM
You will definitely want to get the Sierra!!!!!!
2078  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Dateline Connecticut on: December 19, 2007, 12:11:56 PM
I am visiting my son in Denver, last Sunday we ran a plow train consisting of two USA TRains GP38's, two SD40-2's and and Aristo wedge plow weighted very heavily.    We plowed through six inches of snow with no problems.   We reached a drift 14 inches high at the peak and about 3 feet wide and stalled halfway through.   We backed up and hit it again and made another 18 inches forward progress, after a third shot we broke through. 

It was a lot of fun, and brought back memories of the wedge plows I saw on the Rock Island between Colorado Springs and Limon.  The models were covered in snow just like the prototype RI GP9's and U25B's that pushed the prototype plows.    In super extreme conditions the RI used to borrow a UP Rotary.   That was a sight to see, but that is another story.

Happy Railroading to all.........
2079  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Scrooge Collieries Car on: December 14, 2007, 11:59:02 PM
Here is another from Ebay on Dec 2  It went for $100.

http://cgi.ebay.com/BACHMANN-98278-Hopper-Christmas-Scrooge-NP-S-X-mas-NIB_W0QQitemZ280178419717QQihZ018QQcategoryZ19152QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

They are out there.

Wish I had 5 or six then I could afford a three truck Shay!!!
2080  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Scrooge Collieries Car on: December 14, 2007, 11:51:01 PM
There was one on Ebay just last month it sold for $52.  Try posting a Want It Now ad on Ebay.   Also start trying smaller dealers advertizing in Garden Railways.

Best of luck!!
2081  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: ebay on: December 14, 2007, 12:21:02 PM
Hi Guy's

The set was a Milwaukee Road Passenger set part of the Bachmann Golden Classics series.   The set 90094 came with a coach and an observation car.  The set this guy is selling as New in box has a full baggage and a combine.  The full baggage and combine were add on cars that you could buy seperately and must have been mistakenly put in the box by the original owner after playing with it.  I love the cars which is why i noticed it. 

The train with all four cars is a beauty!!!

These sets sold for about $130 Brand new.  His buy it now price of $500 is a bit much.  Maybe some fool will buy it at that price. 
2082  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: ebay on: December 13, 2007, 07:01:15 PM
Here us one being sold as new in box and doesnt even have the correct passenger cars that came with the original set!   Better Buy it now!!!!!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=350002748474&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=022
2083  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: The favorite spot on Ebay on: December 13, 2007, 06:48:44 PM
Better than Ebay for many items
If you want good prices on Bachmann or any G Scale Item check with Robby at RLD Hobbies.  Great packing Great Service Great Prices. If you don't see it online call toll free you will get personal help.  Click below!

http://www.rldhobbies.com/
2084  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: First time train buyer NEEDS HELP! on: December 13, 2007, 10:54:59 AM
There is a beautiful G Scale set called The Royal Blue.  It is out of production but was made in large numbers and always available on Ebay.  It is not rare and sells from between $80 and $160.  I would buy only those listed as Mint in Box or new in box.  Buy Items graded no less than C-8 

http://toys.search.ebay.com/Royal-Blue_Bachmann_W0QQcatrefZC6QQfgtpZQQfposZ63381QQfromZR2QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ1QQftrtZ1QQftrvZ1QQlopgZQQsabfmtsZ1QQsacatZ19152QQsadisZ200QQsaobfmtsZinsifQQsaprchiZQQsaprcloZQQsargnZQ2d1QQsaslcZ2QQsbrftogZ1QQsofocusZbs

Click on the above to see some of the royal blue items available on EBay.

Happy rememberances
2085  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Derailing Problem on: December 12, 2007, 10:16:18 PM
Iyou have grades it is almost impossible to equalize both engines even if they are equally geared.   As a locomotive slows going up the grade it is often easy for the second one to catch up.  And as Brian says if the gearing is different it is even worse.   My son would run two trains by putting the fastest one first and the slower one directly behind, that way the faster train would take longer to catch up.

The simplest way I know is to put a gap in one of the rails at the begining of a siding, run a wire from one side of the gap to a simple on and off switch then to the other side of the gap.  You could then pull a train into the siding, turn the switch to the off position and it will be isolated.  If the siding is double endedyou will need the gap at both entrances of the siding, but just the one switch.

The block systen you used on the HO works well in G Scale.  To make gaps in the Bachmann Track you would have to remove the rail joiners.  Aristo Craft makes some cheap plastic rail joiners that might fit on the ends of the bachmann track.  Another way is to simply cut a gap int the center of one of the rails, and use a wooden toothpick and superglue to keep the gap open.  I can't remember who I saw doing that but it did work.   

As for DCC I used it in HO years ago and spent more time fiddling around with it I gave up.  The newer systems are more reliable and some swear by it.  I still use the old block system and it allows friends with track powered locos or battery power locos to use the same track as long as the battery loco is fully isolated from the track.   Bachmann DCC which I saw on their demonstration layouts seemed to work well, but it was On30.

See if you can find the book Wiring your Model Railroad by Kalmbach, it is a great guide for the block system of wiring.

Sorry I coul not be of more help!
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