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1  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Quick Start Guide on: July 04, 2018, 05:38:41 PM
Sound Value is not a decoder but a family of sound decoders.  N scale is first to have Econami Sound Value equipped steam and diesel locomotives
2  Discussion Boards / HO / Quick Start Guide on: July 04, 2018, 04:45:48 PM
Bachmann has just added to the Product Reference section of the website
Quck Start Guide For Bachmann Econami Sound Value Equipped Locomotives

Click Here

Other DCC Quick Start Guides  found through Digital Command Control section

3  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Southern Railway #630 2-8-0 Consolidation on: June 26, 2018, 02:21:19 PM

Click Here for the five in the new production run.

4  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Any chart of curve track #'s? on: June 24, 2018, 08:06:39 PM
Well if it's all 100, why bother with an entry in the chart?

Not all brands of HO track is Code 100.

The Track Code 100 info is for those who do not know or not sure and as Terry understands need only occur once in chart header.
5  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Any chart of curve track #'s? on: June 24, 2018, 04:29:20 PM
I modified my chart to include the "number of degrees in a circle". I should have done that when I made it. Thanks Hunt for giving me the idea.,34133.0.html

Terry some trivia -
I (and likely others) suggested to Bachmann's H. Lee Riley almost two decades ago to mark all curved track pieces with its curve radius and arc.   

Suggest you add track code info to your HO track chart.  As you know,  all Bachmann HO is  Track Code 100

6  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Any chart of curve track #'s? on: June 24, 2018, 12:18:24 AM
E-Z Curved Track – Underside of track  -embossed on the end after second line of PATENT NO are the curve radius and arc.  Not all same size curved track has this info. Surmise it depends on when it was manufactured.

On one end 92124A8-1 (info after letter A varies) , oppose end 18"R-30o
This is HO 18" Radius Curved Track, 12 pieces make a circle. (12 x 30o = 360o)

This is sold as Item No./Model:  44501 - 18" Radius Curved (HO Scale, Nickel silver track with gray roadbed; 4/card

Note - Bachmann products are Item No. in print catalog and Model in their ONLINE/ WEB STORE

Ask Bachmann Service Dept multiple times over several years about the number embossed on underside of curved track - everytime  question stonewalled.

7  Discussion Boards / N / Re: N Scale Powered Railer on: June 20, 2018, 10:09:59 PM
I could use one of those for my On30 stuff!

If referring to Powered Railer - Click Here perhaps can be used with most On30 stuff ??

8  Discussion Boards / N / Re: N Scale Powered Railer on: June 20, 2018, 07:10:18 PM
An aside ---

Santa Fe #879 - GE Dash 8-40CW - DCC Econami Sound Value
Click Here for product description.
Factory-installed decoder document for this locomotive is not yet on the SoundTraxx Bachmann Industries webpage.

9  Discussion Boards / N / Re: NEW Bachmann N-Scale Sound Equipped 2-8-0 on: June 20, 2018, 03:51:33 PM
Read the decoder -
CV 50, F0(r) Hyperlight Auto-Dim Forward  ---  Verify CV50 factory default value is 144 (not 143 listed in document the factory-installed decoder document).
10  Discussion Boards / N / Re: NEW Bachmann N-Scale Sound Equipped 2-8-0 on: June 20, 2018, 03:40:50 PM
Click Here for the factory-installed decoder document.

This document content is different from the original factory-installed decoder Sound Value documents as it servers a different purpose, thus it is used differently.

11  Discussion Boards / N / N Scale Powered Railer on: June 17, 2018, 01:55:23 PM

Click Here Bachmann video - N Scale Powered Railer Item no 39026

12  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Bachmann turnout wiring video on: June 16, 2018, 12:33:52 PM
Video link in above reply  has been removed by Bachmann and replaced with
Click Here Bachmann video

This video some observations:

Revealed new product,  Multi-Accessory Power Supply
Nomenclature not consistent with advertised product description - Transformer interchanged for Speed Controller, which is part of Power Pack and Speed Controller

Again, Remote Turnout - Left (HO Scale) shown in video with DIRECTIONAL BOX LG. (All Scales) Switch Box Type B. However, this turnout is sold packaged with DIRECTIONAL BOX SM.(All Scales) Switch Box Type A

13  Discussion Boards / E-Z App / Re: E-Z App installs on: June 14, 2018, 10:05:50 PM
Click Here   Read the Hello from BlueRail.  Note the info in paragraph starting with, “BlueRail has been collaborating …” 

14  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: turnouts on: June 14, 2018, 12:07:56 PM
This post has everything you want to know about numbered turnouts...

infamouselijah, Did you find answer to your question, "Which turnout would go with a 22' radius curve?"

15  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: New 4-4-0 electrical wipers on: June 14, 2018, 11:19:16 AM
. . .

 Now I can separate the tender from the loco without worrying about breaking something.

Worry if you grip wires to disconnect tender from locomotive as doing so may pull  one or more wires from the connector.   

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