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1  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Turntable plug needed on: August 09, 2014, 08:25:40 PM
I am looking for the wire to the HO Scale Motorized Turntable.  In particular, I am looking for the wire that connects from the direction switch to the turntable itself.  I've called Bachmann's replacement parts line, but every time I called, there was nobody there, and nobody responded to my messages.  The Reverse Loop module looks like it comes with the wire I need, will it work?  The 10 red power extension wire won't help, will it?
2  Discussion Boards / HO / HO roundhouse on: September 10, 2010, 10:17:31 PM
I really like the idea of the Tidmouth Turntable!  I hope to get it when I can, as I can really use it, not necessarily for the Thomas engines.

So what I'm asking is for a US steam railroad style turntable and sheds for EZ track!   
3  Discussion Boards / HO / Old West sets on: January 03, 2010, 04:08:10 PM
I probably brought this up before, but I'd like to point out that the Jupiter and 119 in the Old Time Village Freight and Express sets are still in their pre-1995 liveries.  Bachmann, if you guys intend to continue issuing these sets, could you please give the engines their updated liveries(and make all cars in the freight set Central Pacific while you're at it)?  You've updated the sets' N scale counterparts, so why not?
4  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Bachmann vs Tyco on: January 02, 2010, 11:51:05 PM
I suggest giving them IHC's magic mate or Tyco's Dual couplers, because they are compatible with both horn hooks and knuckle couplers.
5  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: american 4-4-0 on: January 02, 2010, 11:47:31 PM
I have about 5.  Two are the Jupiter and 119, got them in the mid-90s, and were handled a bit rough.  I'm pretty sure they're out of commission now.  Other ones are a PRR, B&O, and the Lily Belle, which were acquired fairly recently.  I've been running them conservatively, inside the house rather than a garage.  They're somewhat noisy, but run very nicely.

I personally like the IHC/Rivarossi ones, but their worm shafts tend to pop out, disengaging them!  Although the Bachmann ones are not like those or the Spectrum ones, they are great recreations of those of the 1860's.  And with proper care, can run just as nicely!
6  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: roundhouse and turntable on: October 26, 2007, 11:20:57 PM
It'd be nice if Bachmann made roundhouses and turntables that were compatible with EZ track!  Bach Man, you hear me? Tongue
7  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Larger Steam Loco than Old American 4-4-0 wanted on: October 26, 2007, 11:17:19 PM
Those bigger 4-4-0's are nice, but I think they're too expensive! Shocked  Bachmann, could you maybe make more affordable versions of those engines?  Maybe ones without the DCC decoder and sounds, etc.?  I just need one that is affordable, good-looking, smooth running, and an operating headlight would be nice!
8  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Old timer sets on: July 28, 2007, 11:55:14 AM
It looks really cool!  They really should consider reissuing it with improvements.  Actually, maybe they should discontinue the Old Time Village Express set, modify the freight one to have all Union Pacific cars as well as an updated no. 119, and have that Train Robbery set, like I said, with all same features except have nickel silver E-Z track and the Jupiter in its updated livery. Cool
9  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Spectrum 4-4-0 - Southern - Is it extremely sensitive to trackwork? on: July 13, 2007, 10:46:17 PM
I have a few IHC old time 4-4-0's and Bachman's Standard 4-4-0's as well as some 0-4-0's, and they all run fine on my various layouts.  Size has never been an issue for me.
10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Track Ideas on: July 13, 2007, 10:42:03 PM
What size turntable?  I need nothing less than a 130' table.  That's not really going to fit on a 4x8, which is what EZ-Track is really aimed at.
Gene
I'd say one big enough to fit the GS4 Daylight engine for HO, and long enough to fit one of Model Power's Pacific's in N scale. 
11  Discussion Boards / HO / Old timer sets on: July 13, 2007, 07:40:18 PM
I always loved 4-4-0 steam locos, old and new.  I kinda don't like the rather basic Old Time Village Freight set.  I think Bachmann should retire that set and resurrect the "Great Iron Horse Train Robbery" set they once had.  It should have all of the same pack-ins that set had, including the cowboy figures, baseplate thing, storybook, action cars, etc. 
It would only have these differences:
-Maybe a cool new box, styled similar to that of the newer Old Time Village Freight ones
-The Jupiter would wear its updated red and blue livery
-It would have an oval of Nickel Silver EZ track(and accessories be modified to better acomidate that track as necessary) with their new little power pack

So please consider this, Bachmann.  If not, could you please at least update the Old Time Village Freight and Express sets so they have Nickel Silver EZ track and the Jupiter and 119 wear their updated liveries?  Also, on the Freight set, have all included freight cars be the Central Pacfic ones.  Just like the updates done to the N scale equivalent sets.  Thanks, Bachmann.
12  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Track Ideas on: July 13, 2007, 07:15:39 PM
There are a few track ideas I'd like Bachmann to consider, so I'll list them here.  So here we go:
-How about turntables in HO and N, so we can make roundhouses and store trains easier?  They, of course, shoould be EZ track compatible.
-I would like versions of the HO scale switches to be power-routing.  The N scale ones are, so why shouldn't the HO scale ones be?  It would be more convenient for storing trains on sidings while still having one run on the main line.
-How about updated crossing gates with flashing LED lights that are activated by motion sensors.

There are some ideas for you, Bachmann.  Thanks.
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