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2086  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: EZ Track #4 vs #5 turnout question.... on: May 14, 2007, 02:01:06 AM
Bachmann does not make a HO #4 turnout!

The HO E-Z Track Remote Turnout (Items No. 44561 and 44562) with the plastic frog has an 18” constant-radius divergent route.

Bachmann's #5 and #6 turnouts are better able to handle short wheel base locomotives because the Frog can be polarized if required.
2087  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: EZ Track #4 vs #5 turnout question.... on: May 14, 2007, 01:06:57 AM
Which would provide greater engine running reliablity - the # 4 or the #5 turnouts?
The #5 turnout.
2088  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: dummy engine help on: May 13, 2007, 11:25:03 PM
Bach-man or someone who has seen under the shell of a Bachmann dummy GP30 will need to help you.

I feel once you price what is needed and the time to do it , purchasing a ready-to-run will be less expensive.  A ready-to-run may just cost around the price of just a motor.
2089  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: dummy engine help on: May 13, 2007, 10:45:55 PM
You sure your HO locomotive was originally made by Bachmann as a Dummy? I have only seen ready-to-run.
2090  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: dummy engine help on: May 13, 2007, 09:01:58 PM
Depends on scale, make and model of the locomotive.
2091  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Simple R/C on: May 12, 2007, 09:29:25 PM
Bachmann has not manufactured a R/C model locomotive for over a decade. However their large-scale locomotives are used by those with after market add-on R/C control.

Simple and rugged are subjective terms.

Most all readily available R/C systems for use with large scale model locomotive are easy to use once installed. Ease of installation depends on your electrical knowledge, R/C system selected and locomotive selected.

Suggest you post your question on for lots of opinions.
But you need to add answers to
Do you want to use on-board battery power or pick-up power from track?
Will the train be run indoors or outdoors? Both? Also, give your definition of Simple and Rugged.

2092  Discussion Boards / N / Re: DCC Ready Plug on: May 12, 2007, 08:57:55 PM
Did not see your question, it was called to my attention, as I usually don’t read a thread after I reply.

.031 Diameter
63% Tin 37% Lead - No Clean Flux

However 60% Tin 40% Lead-Rosin Core maybe easier to find and is cheaper. But still get the premium type available in the brand.

Use a 25 watt soldering iron (not a soldering gun or torch) with small or pencil tip.

When it comes to proper electronic soldering and soldering as used in model railroading in general lots of things are just as important as the type of solder. Look for websites with good information on How To and what is needed.
2093  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: wheels locked up... need repair?? on: May 07, 2007, 12:20:50 AM
Contact the  HO scale  Apple Valley Model Railroad Club. They still using the old depot at 7th Ave and Maple St?

Some of the members may be able to help you with your large-scale locomotive or know someone locally who can help you.
2094  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Power routed switches in EZ track on: May 06, 2007, 11:33:51 PM
I note you do not have any of your turnout's switch motor connected to power.

Easiest is to use the AC terminals of your DC power pack to power the switch motor of an E-Z Track Remote Turnout. You line the turnout (move the Points) with the control slide switch included with the turnout.

Use the DCC to power and control decoder equipped locomotives.
2095  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: MAP - Minimum Advertised Pricing on: May 06, 2007, 04:01:03 PM

Hi all,
 Just a question about MAP.

Seen on a website :
BLi & PCM now have MAP pricing Minimum Advertised Pricing. 20% off RRP.

Does this mean dealers are no longer allowed to "free trade" in the US?
MAP been around for years.

No, it does not mean dealers are no longer allowed to set their selling prices in the US.

You are drawing conclusions on uninformed hearsay. r0bert has touched on a few points.

Linda needs to educate herself about MAP. Has nothing to do with MAP; but still, as a model train retailer she should be furious about the BLI buy direct program.

Not so sure information about BLI’s business policies is fair game under the rules of this board.
2096  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Tsunami Sound-Equipped Spectrum HO on: May 06, 2007, 12:58:45 AM
Isambard... And the Manufacturer's ID of the decoder in your locomotive is?
2097  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Photo Posting on: May 05, 2007, 02:08:35 AM
As r0bert wrote you can type the proper image tag before and after the URL to the image.

Or you can type or copy and paste the image URL in the message. Then
highlight the URL and  Click on the Bulletin Board Code Insert Image

It will insert the img tags for you.

Please do not post images of copyrighted photograph or other material. For that stuff just give the link.

r0bert click on the Insert Code button to preserve formatting of code and prevent parsing of the Bulletin Board Code. Thus you can display the tag code as it should look without adding spaces. I enclosed your example in Code tags without have to use the extra spacing. To print
use the [img]...web address... [/img] hyperlinks
2098  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: New 4-4-0 with a problem... on: May 04, 2007, 01:12:29 AM
Still have the hum when you run the 4-4-0 locomotive using DC instead of DCC?
2099  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: New 4-4-0 with a problem... on: May 03, 2007, 12:08:18 AM
Does the humming noise level decrease as the locomotive speed increases?

If yes and if Bachmann is still installing their entry level decoder, that decoder operates the motor at a frequency heard by people with normal hearing as a hum.
2100  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Power routed switches in EZ track on: May 02, 2007, 11:42:37 PM
Much Better   Wink

Thanks for taking the time to giving more thought to your first solution (with a little gentle prodding from me) and providing a corrected photo markup.  I don’t have the time and written instructions alone were not going to help Vinney at this point in time.

If you have the time, show what feeders go with which power pack and how to connect the power packs if you use two.

It is OK now you don't have the Atlas book. As you may recall from the first thread that started this, I told you, you would need to modify the turnouts to all routes powered if you followed the Cab Control for a double track layout wiring Figure 4-14 in the Atlas book.

Now that we reasonably know the turnouts you have are the power-routing type then I once again suggest you study the diagrams in it should help you understand the why of msowsun’s corrected photo markup.

Remember DCC makes wiring and train control easier (and more fun) than using Cab Control Block.  Grin
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