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2056  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Mr Bach-man: How about a seperate "DCC" Forum? on: March 27, 2007, 02:35:31 AM

Personally, I own the EZC....I would love to hear how people get around the programming issues and am really thinking about exploring that little I/O port a bit more. Has anyone done any experimenting on these units?

This is off topic so will not go into details...

Did testing and perhaps to Bachmann’s point of view, it is just as well my "stuff" is all on the old board.  Wink

E-Z Command Control Center is compatible with a DCC booster built to conform to NMRA RP-9.1.2  Opto-isolated (Current) Interface.

Seems to me, the I/O port is not Lenz X-Bus protocol as you may read in some sources.

Jim Banner has placed some info here

2057  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Mr Bach-man: How about a seperate "DCC" Forum? on: March 27, 2007, 01:51:03 AM
This issue has been covered in a couple of topics.

Bach-man’s decision to date has been to leave DCC at the Topic level. So unless there is an epiphany; you will need to use the Bachmann Board Search feature to group (or find) the DCC posts.
2058  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Things I know about model railroading................ on: March 27, 2007, 12:50:56 AM
Have yet to see a scale I did not like!
2059  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: New to G-Scale on: March 27, 2007, 12:27:03 AM
Understanding the scales and track gauges in large scale can be confusing to some. Some folks, NMRA included, use G-Scale for several different scales running on 45mm gauge track.

The electric powered large-scale locomotives commonly found in the USA are produced in different scales but run on the same gauge track. Bachmann manufactures two scale proportions, 1:20.3 and nominal 1:22.5, both run on Gauge 1 (45mm) track.

Some of the links here will get you started.
2060  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Possible to install decoder in Spencer? on: March 26, 2007, 01:58:01 AM
Yes, installation similar to this
2061  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Model Railroader - April 2007 on: March 25, 2007, 02:32:17 AM
newyorkcentralfan and others,

MR using On2½ and not On30 followed the name of scale paradigm for the NMRA Standards.

BUT in July 2004, the NMRA Standards were changed. The replacement of On2½ with On30 was one item of the changes.
2062  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: 2007 Catalog on: March 25, 2007, 01:37:04 AM
The 2007 print catalog has a picture of all the new items listed in the Bach-man's New Thomas Items Announced at Toy Fair, February 12, 2007, post except for the wagons.

No picture in 2007 print catalog of
 Coal Wagon w/ load,
 Cattle Wagon,
 Well Wagon,
 Cream Tanker,
 Raspberry Syrup Tanker,
 Salt Wagon,
 RF Container Wagon,
 6 Ton Wagon
2063  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Combining DCC with Direct Radio Control on: March 25, 2007, 12:21:37 AM
I like my AirWire, but the motor management at low speed (No back EMF!) is miserable compared to the Digitrax  DG 583 I've been using before.
Advise CVP about your experience with the low speed motor management and your version of AirWire900.
2064  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Bachmann #92423 EZ Riders ball-bearing 4pk on: March 24, 2007, 11:59:19 PM
FYI Item No. 92424, 4 per pack, are the rollers without ball-bearing.
There are pictures of Items 92424 and 92423 on page 144 of the 2007 print catalog. Thread has a picture of the test/display roller set sold by Aristo Craft. Bachmann's set appears to be similar.
2065  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: ez command on: March 24, 2007, 01:00:46 PM
Check the box for another set of red power wires without the E-Z Track connector. If you don’t have it, just cut the track connector off.
2066  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: dcc question on: March 24, 2007, 12:44:18 PM
Here is one way
check Digitrax website for current version decoder.

Bachmann does produce inexpensive decoder equipped HO FT-A & FT-B locomotives.

Lights in cars should be 14V  but get them as far away from shell as you can or just remove the lightbulb.
2067  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Bachmanns Digital Command Set on: March 23, 2007, 12:41:45 PM
can you re-program the address CV so as to change the loco's number
Yes, but address limited to 1 - 9. E-Z Command Control Center is designed to program address on the main. There are instructions on how to use a programming track.

My son-in-law thinks he can take this Command set and control a 8 or 10 sound equipped train layout. I think he is expecting too much out of the Command set. He will at least have to have a booster, right?

Jim Banner provided the information to answer these two questions in his reply.

You and your son-in-law read together ALL the information in the E-Z Command link above.
2068  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Bachmanns Digital Command Set on: March 22, 2007, 03:07:43 PM
assuming the EZ Command sets come with a No sound decoder in the engine
correct – locomotives do not have sound decoder.

Does that mean it will operate a unit with a sound chip in it? If so, probably only the bell and whistle, right?
The E-Z Command Control Center unit will turn on/off a decoder sound assigned to Function F1 - F8. However, it can not program the CVs which control the sounds.
2069  Discussion Boards / N / Re: N scale in the open on: March 22, 2007, 02:49:58 PM
I might add most of the negative commentators have never tried it outside, so how do they know?  They are making assumptions based upon a logical application of some things that they know.
Don Malm
Don, I have tested several brands and gauges of track outside (not covered) including N.

Don, beans6645 will only experience similar results to yours if he creates the same environment. For starters, beans6645 tell Don what you mean by hot summer in Australia. Also Don note what beans6645 wrote,
… building in the great out doors.
I have a good size outside area that I wish to develop as a garden with a model railway.

Garden with model railway does not bring covered patio to my mind.  Wink

2070  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Sharing images of my latest work "Old Time Factory" in HO on: March 21, 2007, 11:49:57 PM
It is nice to see you enjoying the different facets of train modeling.
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