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1  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: rc/battery powered 4-6-0 annie on: October 18, 2017, 02:25:39 PM
 Loco Bill Canelos' articles in the Apr & Jun 2014 GRM issues do an excellent job of describing the conversion.  If you cannot get your hands on  those back issues let me know I can get you copies of them.  Another source of a 4-6-0 conversion will be found at the following Web site:


Bill
2  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Pilot rail installation on: July 02, 2017, 03:38:51 PM
Those screws are very small.  For that size of screw I use a pair of fine, curved tipped tweezers to hold it in place while starting it with a screw driver.  For larger, but still small, screws I use a tool which Micro-Mark calls a "Grabber" and Kadee calls a "Five Prong Gripper" which allows you to grab the screw by the end and start it.  I then finish up with a jeweler's screwdriver.

I just went to the Micro-Mark site http://www.micromark.com/mini-hand-tools/tweezers-grabbers?order=onlinecustomerprice:desc&show=48 and found thirty items that might interest you.

Bill
3  Discussion Boards / Large / Forney R/C, Battery and Sound on: March 03, 2017, 03:25:41 PM
I have recently purchased a Bmann Forney locomotive and would like to convert the engine to remote control, battery power & install a phoenix Sound board.  My question to anybody who has done such work is, "where did you put everything?"  The R/C unit will probably go  in the P-N-P board and the speaker under the Loco's main board, but where did you put the battery & Sboard?  I have ideas, but would like to hear other ideas.  There is no use trying to reinvent the wheel.

Bill
4  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Bachmann Steam Locomotives on: October 02, 2016, 10:59:30 AM
Correction:  The correct issues are the 2nd  & 3rd issues of 2014.  That would be April & June.

My Bad
Bill
5  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Bachmann Steam Locomotives on: October 01, 2016, 02:14:33 PM
The dates of Bill C's articles are April and May of 2014.

Bill
6  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Bachmann Steam Locomotives on: September 29, 2016, 05:31:52 PM
For starters:
#83195 is a model of a Baldwin C-19 4-8-0 engine and is scaled 1:20.3.
#91602 is a model of a 4-6-0 locomotive and is scaled 1"representing 22.5".  This model is much smaller than the C-19 and also much less sophisticated.

Bill
7  Discussion Boards / Large / 2-6-0 Shipping Date August 2016 on: July 08, 2016, 12:11:50 PM
An E-mail received this morning contained a link to "Bachmann 2016 Announcements".  On the last page of the attached 2016 NMRA bulletin is the announcement that the 2-6-0 will ship next month.   Cool

Bill
8  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: 90 Degree Crossing - Steel Track on: June 28, 2016, 12:48:40 PM
You do not say whether your layout is indoors or out.  The Bachmann steel track will not work outdoors, it will quickly rust.

Bill
9  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Heisler Question on: April 08, 2016, 04:05:31 PM
"It's not needed, so you can just cut it out if you're installing new controls."

Thank you, Kevin.  Your answer is what I thought, but I wanted conformation before I cut it off.

Bill
10  Discussion Boards / Large / Heisler Question on: April 07, 2016, 01:10:23 PM
The  Heisler's power trucks contain small pc boards.  What are their purpose?

Bill
11  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Anniversary Edition 4-6-0 Searchlight on: April 01, 2016, 11:09:56 AM
Good job.

Bill
12  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Weight on: February 05, 2016, 03:08:47 PM
I recently installed a new version 5 chassis on my grandson's "Big Hauler". The Big Hauler weight did not quite fit.  I cut off one end of the weight to open up the slot.  Then with a washer on the original screw I was able to secure the weight.  It was a ten minute job.   Smiley

Bill
13  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Plug'n'play battery hookup on: January 30, 2016, 12:41:23 PM
Steve, Thanks a lot for the information.  I believe that is what Howard was seeking.

Howard, there you go.  One question: How is the 11.1 v batt working for you?  Generally 12v is regarded as the minimum voltage for the "Revo"

Bill
14  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Plug'n'play battery hookup on: January 29, 2016, 01:23:44 PM
Hi, Howard.  I hate it when I see a post that has been up for three days and not received any type of reply, so I will try to help out.  Be aware that I do not own a Climax so this is going to a blind person trying to help another blind person.

My first guess is that you have the 2011 version of the Bmann Climax that has an included sound system.  The 18 volt battery would be for running the loco and the 6volt would be for powering the sound system.  Hint: Call Bachmann's Service Department @ 800-356-3910 and ask for help.

Have you seen the youtube intro video on the Climax https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtX_8vZKXAg? It might give you some hints.

Bill
15  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: G Scale on: January 06, 2016, 11:17:01 PM
Tony & Sniglet, When I ordered a version 5 Chassis from Bmann in October it did not come with a weight.  Did you order the version 5 or the version 6 chassis? Both are available and both are very good mechanisms.  My version 5 has been running for 10 years and I have had no major trouble s with it.

Another thought on a DIY weight.  get some steel shot or BBs from Scheels or Cabellas, or any other sporting goods concern and glue them into the boiler.  The small round size of them will be make it easier to fill the space.

Bill
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