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1  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Looking for Train Shows for Large Scale Trains on: May 04, 2018, 11:19:26 PM
Look here trainshow.com

Bill
2  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Bachmanns horse stock car.. on: April 11, 2018, 10:47:06 PM
To disassemble the animated stock car is fairly easy. The floor of the car has 8 tabs, four on each side, that go into slots on the body of the car. Start in the middle of the car and spread the body of the car until the center tabs clear and then free the other tabs and lift the body off.  The livestock heads are screwed to the center, swinging beam and can be removed to work on the heads individually.

Bill Smiley
3  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Wire size? on: April 06, 2018, 11:57:15 AM
Thank you, Kevin.
4  Discussion Boards / Large / Wire size? on: April 05, 2018, 11:26:15 PM
What is the smallest gauge wire one should use when doing battery conversions on Spectrum Locomotives?

Bill
5  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
6  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
7  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
8  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
9  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
10  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
11  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
12  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
13  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
14  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
15  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Anniversary Edition 4-6-0 Searchlight on: April 01, 2016, 11:09:56 AM
Good job.

Bill
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