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1  Discussion Boards / HO / RS 3 Shell removal on: March 25, 2018, 06:20:51 PM
I want to switch shells on 2 of my RS 3s.  One is DCC sound and the other is DCC.  How do the shells come off??  I don't see any screws and my paperwork doesn't explain it either. 
2  Discussion Boards / HO / EZ Command Controller Buttons on: February 14, 2018, 07:00:56 AM
I had to take this apart because the red Stop button was stuck closed.  6 screws in the base and 6 more for the circuit board and the buttons appear.  I loosened the button and screwed the circuit board back on and tested ALL the buttons to make sure they were OK.  I put the base on and now the 6 and 9 buttons are tight.  Loosened the circuit board screws and put back the base.  It's ok now but I can't tighten the base completely.  There's a crack where the pieces come together at the wires.  If I tighten anything too much, some buttons will stick.  I just don't like the open crack.  Anyone have this problem?  Bach man??  Smiley
3  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Repair Spectrum Passenger Car lights on: February 04, 2018, 04:42:53 PM
I did solve the problem with Fox Valley passenger light strips.  Applied with double sided foam tape.  Easy and works great,  3 round batteries(included) is all the power.  Wave the magnet wand over 1 end and they're on.  Wave it again and they're off.  Nice LED lights. Constant.
4  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Repair Spectrum Passenger Car lights on: January 27, 2018, 08:09:25 PM
I will  fix these lights.  The 2 wires attach to 2 little metal bars down the window to a connection on the floor.  I just have to get these little wires set to connect on each side to the floor.  Very tiny wires to work with.
5  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Another shim ? on: January 27, 2018, 08:00:40 PM
You may have a screw loose... on the car, that is. Disassembly and inspection is your only option for figuring that out.

The screw does not tighten all the way.  Enough to hold the coupler but not tight like the other coupler.  The inside seems ok but I might have to add the coupler box and dismantle the arm to the truck.
6  Discussion Boards / HO / Another shim ? on: January 27, 2018, 03:48:46 PM
I have a coupler box that sags.  The whole box sags, not just the coupler.  It's a Spectrum older passenger car.  The box turns with the trucks so maybe the connection of the box and truck arm inside is loose?  Anyone have this problem?  Any fixes?
7  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: sent 2 locomotives to bachmann for repair on: January 25, 2018, 08:24:26 PM
This time of year is probably pretty busy.  I've waited about 1 week for an EZ Command repair, which they just replaced and 2 weeks for a loco repair. 
8  Discussion Boards / HO / Repair Spectrum Passenger Car lights on: January 25, 2018, 10:58:53 AM
I opened a Spectrum passenger car and the light wires were both off.  These wires are tiny and seem tough to re-solder.  Any ideas?  

9  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Spectrum Passenger Car Shell Removable ?? on: January 24, 2018, 06:07:10 PM
Dear Plint,
The roof and windows are a one piece casting which slides down into the carbody.
Push the tabs up and lift off the roof and windows.
Have fun!
the Bach-man
Not too much fun.  The tabs seem too tight and I don't want to break them
10  Discussion Boards / HO / Best Coupler shim? on: January 24, 2018, 08:58:21 AM
I added Kadees to an older Spectrum passenger car but they sag too low.  I added some paper shim and it solved the problem.  So..what is the best fix for this?  The paper won't last so I was wondering if there is a better way?
11  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Older Spectrum Passenger Cars Lit? on: January 20, 2018, 06:49:26 PM
How do you add lights?  LED kits?
12  Discussion Boards / HO / Older Spectrum Passenger Cars Lit? on: January 20, 2018, 08:10:50 AM
Are these all lighted or  just some?  Is there a number series that specifies lights?  Just wondering if Bachmann always put lights in these cars.
13  Discussion Boards / HO / Passenger Car Minimum Radius? on: January 14, 2018, 08:08:11 PM
For 72' cars and 85' cars.
14  Discussion Boards / HO / Spectrum Passenger Car Shell Removable ?? on: November 05, 2017, 07:34:38 PM
How hard is this?  The tabs hold the shell tight and am wondering how this shell comes off without breaking these tabs.
15  Discussion Boards / HO / Picture Size on: May 29, 2017, 11:37:28 AM
What is the correct size of pictures if I want to show some?    I tried before and was rejected because they were too big.   The error pops up saying 192KB is the maximum size.  How does this compute on my camera's image mode, say 4000 x 3000?
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