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1  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Used Christmas train on: January 05, 2018, 08:46:58 PM
Oops,
Sorry Wade, when I looked at the first post on this board all I saw was "Radio Control"  Embarrassed Huh?

I should have known better Wink

Adam
2  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Used Christmas train on: January 05, 2018, 08:35:41 PM
Shipcarp,
If its not the battery powered Big Hauler then click on the link below for the track powered instructions.


http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/dwg/dwgs/LargeScaleBigHaulersInstructions2016.pdf


Have fun with your train, and I hope this helps you out!!

Adam
3  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: 2018 on: January 02, 2018, 03:12:46 PM
Happy New year All!!!

Adam
4  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: DCC in the DCC ready Porter and 2-4-2 on: December 29, 2017, 11:43:52 PM
Pete,
I have the re-released, newest, 2-4-2 and it does have the chuff cam on the front set of the driver wheels, the rear drivers have the driven gear from the motor.
Also, the chuff cam has four contacts, across the axle, so the chuffs are correctly quartered, four chuffs per revolution unlike the Big Haulers that only have two contacts for two chuffs per revolution.
Why Bachmann does that is beyond me? Perhaps their very basic chuff-card can't handle four chuffs at higher speeds.

For what its worth, hope this helps.

Adam
5  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: 4-6-0 Running Board on: August 07, 2017, 07:53:08 PM
Thanks again Bill.
I guess I didn't type my password and hit the "Change Your Profile" button after I unchecked the hide box.
I thought everything was good because I saw the middle icon, under my user name, that looks like a typewriter and says email when you scroll over it.

I also appreciate your offer for looking, but please don't go out of your way. I too have plenty of other projects to do and I am not really needing another locomotive at this time. And, oh yeah, there's that pesky, eight hour a day, five days a week, job that keeps interrupting my play time.

I'll keep cruising eBay. That's how I got this wreck in the first place! I really didn't need it, I just wanted the tender. Ha ha!!!

Thanks again!

Adam
6  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: 4-6-0 Running Board on: August 06, 2017, 01:16:27 PM
Thanks Bill,
I just made it visible. Roll Eyes

Adam
7  Discussion Boards / Large / 4-6-0 Running Board on: August 06, 2017, 05:13:35 AM
I recently emailed the Bachmann parts department...
Sirs,
I am looking for one Large Scale part number 88005-00S01. Large Scale 4-6-0 left side running board that is directly under the air compressor.
I do not care what the color is, if you have one laying around I would like to purchase it if possible.

Thank you.

And they replied...
?I regret to inform you that we do not have this part by it's self. This part comes with the shell and I regret to say we can not break down the shell.

I find it hard to believe that they don't have one of these laying around, in any color. I would think they would get many 4-6-0s in for body damage repair.

If someone has one, I'd be happy to purchase it from you and pay the postage, email me, it's in my profile.

Thanks.
Adam
8  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Any announcements for large scale from NMRA convention? on: August 06, 2017, 04:49:40 AM
I hate to say it but we're a dying breed.
Very few kids, now a days, know anything about mechanical things. they live in a virtual world where they just tap on a screen and see the results on that same screen.

But it's not all doom and gloom, the ones that do know mechanics will save the rest.

Until then, I want to play with my trains!

Adam
9  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Help with Thomas sound boards on: August 06, 2017, 04:10:54 AM
Hi MAELLIS,
Hopefully you find a solution to your sound card question.
And I have emailed you.

Adam   
10  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Help with Thomas sound boards on: August 04, 2017, 07:52:42 PM
Hi MAELLIS.
I personally haven't seen a Thomas with a sound board in it and the parts breakdown doesn't show a speaker or sound board.

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/dwg/dwgs/GTL01-91401.pdf

What I would suggest is a small speaker in the bunker behind the cab and I've heard of guys attaching the sound cards under the roof of the cab where it can't easily be seen unless you are looking up from the bottom. Or, you could ,easily, put everything a trailing car behind the loco.

On a different note, my family and I will be in Bergen on September 2nd and 3rd and taking the train from there to Oslo the morning of the 4th. I hear it's a beautiful, seven and a half hour ride.  We're very excited to be visiting Norway!

Hopefully you'll figure something out.
And have fun with your trains!!

Adam
11  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: CONNE-10145 on: April 26, 2017, 07:37:59 PM
Good job Neil!
Bill, thanks for the pat on the back!
Happy railroading all!

Adam
12  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: G scale bobber caboose info needed on: March 31, 2017, 10:33:26 PM
dutchbuilder,

Nice looking caboose, great rebuild job.

But I didn't understand a thing I read. Huh? Haha

Adam

13  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: CONNE-10145 on: March 31, 2017, 10:00:58 PM
Trawarr,

As Bill says.

Sounds pretty much cut and dry, remove the bottom, remove the large screws that hold the drive rods onto the front and middle driver wheel sets. then position the middle wheel set with the drive rod connection points in the same position as the rear set, both left and right sides. If they match, replace the drive rod screws and do the same with the front wheel set. If they don't, try flipping the middle wheel set so the wheel that was on the right side is now on the left side and see if the drive rods will line up. Continue on to the front wheel set.

One thing I noticed while working on one of my locos was a small "L" on one wheel and "R" on the other of the same axle. But I don't remember if it was on the back side of the wheel or the outside when I had the plastic insert removed and the wheel off the axle. May be something to look for and set wheels accordingly.

You may have to remove a wheel from an axle to properly quarter it. The wheel will sit on the axle only two ways, 0 or 180 degrees out. It's not very hard to do. The middle and front wheel sets just lift out of the loco when the rods are removed. from the rear side of a wheel, push out the plastic insert with a small screwdriver starting at the counter weight and working your way around. You'll see the mounting screw in the center. Remove it and rotate the wheel 180 degrees and replace the screw and insert.  

All drive rods need to be in a straight line and parallel to the ground. And if the drive rod pins on the left wheels are at the 12:00 o'clock position then all three drive rod pins of the wheels on the right should be in either the 3:00 o'clock or 9:00 o'clock position, doesn't matter, just as long as all three are "clocked" the same.

I hope this helps, and keep us informed.

Adam
14  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: CONNE-10145 on: March 16, 2017, 08:43:41 PM
Trawarr,

All those suggestions are exactly how I would approach the broken connector repair.

But what caught my eye was the drive rod position of the lower left wheel in the photograph.
It appears to be out of position. Could be just moved out of position when you removed the bottom. But, if the drive rods weren't parallel, front to rear, and 90 degrees (quartered) left side to right, they could be binding and not allowing the wheels to rotate.   

Just a thought, hope you get rolling soon!

Adam
15  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: the Bach-man Has a Question on: February 26, 2017, 12:16:29 AM
Bach-mann,
Could this "project" possibly be a prototype for a future release Huh?

Adam
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