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1  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Flaking Finish on: November 07, 2017, 09:59:34 AM
I have all of the Large Scale Thomas and Friends engines and cars. All are still in their original boxes.  Only Thomas and Percy have been run and then only for less than an hour at a time. I strongly doubt that there would be more than 3-4 hours total run time on either engine. Just noticed that the finish on Percy is peeling in where I think the motor is located. Just small areas. Plastic shell seems to be okay, just the finish is 'blistering'. Any suggestions. Would this be a warranty issue?
2  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Bachmann 1 Amp Decoder #44913 on: December 20, 2016, 08:53:59 PM
Is the Bachmann 1 amp decoder 44913 a dual mode unit capable of running DC or DCC? I plan of using in the G-scale Thomas locos.
3  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: LARGE SCALE DCC SOUND-EQUIPPED THOMAS & FRIENDS LOCOS ARE HERE! on: December 16, 2016, 06:40:00 PM
I would like to upgrade my grandson's non-DCC versions of the entire fleet of Thomas & Friends locos using Bachmann's 44913 Decoder and later add the 44958 sound board. Do they have a schematic available for the new engines?
4  Discussion Boards / Large / G Scale Thomas Engines on: November 11, 2016, 11:28:43 AM
On the bottom of the Thomas engines there is a 2 position switch. I've always set to NMRA. I'm converting to DCC. Do I simply bypass the switch when installing the 8-wire decoder (Bachmann #44913)?
5  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / G Scale Thomas DCC Conversion on: November 10, 2016, 11:23:33 AM
I'm in the process of converting 2 or more of the G scale Thomas and Friends engines. Hobby shop contacted Bachmann and they recommended installing E-Z Command 1 Amp Decoder #44913. Couple of questions....

   1. Do I splice the red/black pickup and orange/grey motor terminal inline or bypass the switch on the bottom of the engines? I want to keep dc availability.

   2. Would the E-Z Command Controller 36505 be my best choice?

Thanks in advance.

6  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / 1A Controller Supplied With Train Sets on: March 04, 2016, 05:51:14 PM
I trying to find the output plug size that goes to the track on the small, grey controller that is supplied with many of the train sets. I want to make up some power connectors to use on brass track. The steel track connectors don't work very well. 
7  Discussion Boards / Large / Power Clips on: September 12, 2015, 05:57:53 PM
Are the power clips still available from Bachmann?
8  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Steel Track Plastic Clips on: March 06, 2015, 01:02:24 PM
I also had some track with longer flanges. If I had trouble snapping connector I filed the flange down some. I don't know where I got the 3 different lengths. Some came in bulk packs that I bought, others came with track. I still have a lot of them, just haven't put on eBay. I've sold all of my steel track except for 3 switches. Went to brass.
9  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Steel Track Plastic Clips on: January 30, 2015, 07:21:13 AM
Ok. Thanks for your quick reply.
10  Discussion Boards / Large / Steel Track Plastic Clips on: January 29, 2015, 11:08:25 AM
Just a curiosity question. Why are there 3 different sizes of plastic clips for steel track (1 7/8", 1 15/16" and 2")? They all look alike. Are some newer than others? Thanks.
11  Discussion Boards / Large / New Steel Track on: December 26, 2014, 10:07:58 PM
Just curious as to why Bachmann changed the 'male' fitting on its newer steel track (black cover on the female connector). It has a flat base which will not mate up with the turnouts. Flat base must be filed or ground off.
12  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Brass Track Comparisions on: December 17, 2014, 10:54:46 AM
Thanks for the quick reply. I'll get some before my discount code expires.
13  Discussion Boards / Large / Brass Track Comparisions on: December 17, 2014, 10:06:22 AM
I  currently have Aristo-Craft brass track which is hard to find. I have found out that Bachmann track is readily available through a store in Denton, Tx. I assume the rail code is the same. What about the comparision of ties (color, spacing, texture, etc).
14  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: New 'Emily' Not Running Properly on: November 20, 2014, 03:22:30 PM
Problem solved. Found receipt and found that it was purchased less than 1 year ago. Shipped to Bachmann for repair/replacement.
15  Discussion Boards / Large / Adding DCC To Thomas Line Of Engines on: November 20, 2014, 03:20:27 PM
Anybody out there ever add DCC to the Thomas engines? Would like to eliminate 'blocks' and 'block switches' on my (grandson's) layout.
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