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1  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Soundtraxx Econami 881003 ECO-21P versus 881006 ECO-21PNEM on: January 18, 2018, 02:22:09 PM
the one with the NEM suffix matches the 21 pin NEM socket.

It's possible the non-nem one has wires or solder pads, not sure it's available from soundtrax, but may be an oem product.

2  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: LED headlight on: January 18, 2018, 02:17:01 PM
You use the term "bulb" is this a led or a light bulb? Big difference and no resistor for a bulb normally.

3  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas large scale upgrade to DCC on: January 12, 2018, 04:20:49 PM
Assume 1 watt or so, get a 5 watt speaker, since you are in large scale.

If you need smaller speakers with higher capacity, look into Visaton

4  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Great Northern Green on your Jackson Sharp Passenger Cars.. on: January 12, 2018, 04:06:16 PM
Pretty sure Floquil went out of production in 2013:

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Dear Valued Partner,

I am writing to inform you about changes that are taking place at the Testor Corporation. For over 80
years, we have provided premium paints and finishing systems to the craft and hobby industry. Today,
we announced that we are transforming our business in order to more effectively address the changing
needs of our consumers and their interests.

We’ve made the decision to exit the following businesses within the Testor® Brand family - Pactra®,
Floquil®, Polyscale®, and ColorArtz®. This will enable the Testor Corporation to return to our foundation
of success – providing premium, innovative product that inspires creativity. We will continue to accept
orders and ship product for a limited time based on available quantities.

Going forward, the following brands will be critical to our success and development – Testor®, Model
Master™, and Aztek®. These brands will be infused with marketing support, innovation and operational

In support of this, we have announced a consolidation of operations at our Rockford facilities. Over the
next several months we will provide updates critical to your order and delivery needs as well as product
availability. We assure you there will be no disruption to service during this transition.
Our commitment to the Testor brand has never been stronger. By implementing these changes, and the
ability to leverage all of Rust-Oleum’s world class services, we are more strongly poised to take your
business to the next level through product and merchandising innovations, and increased customer
intimacy. Please contact me or your sales manager directly with any questions.

We appreciate your business!

Best Regards,

Kristin J. Schiro
Director of Sales & Marketing

5  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: bachmann wire diagrams question on: December 13, 2017, 02:01:15 PM
"J" is traditionally used by electrical engineers on a "header", normally a line of pins (but often solder holes, screw terminals), When it was a row of pins, you could put a Jumper "J" between the pins to set certain operations.

Just a tradition from electrical engineers as long as I can remember (back to the 60's)

6  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Brass Gears on: December 13, 2017, 01:29:42 PM
I believe the latest chassis for the big hauler / annie is the same, brass worm gear, steel worm.

7  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: North Pole Express Caboose Lighting Suggestions on: December 12, 2017, 02:30:16 AM
One axle won't give you consistent enough pickup, use 2 in each car.

The contact area with the rail is small (that's why real trains work so well) and the cars are not heavy like a loco.

8  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Derailment on: December 11, 2017, 04:20:46 PM
I'd have to agree, typically people have problems with the pilot, not the driving wheels.

My guess is like Bill's, cross level or abrupt vertical grade transition.

9  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: product reference street car on: December 09, 2017, 12:53:05 AM
My guess is that the motor does not draw a lot of current. The HO decoders are pretty darn small lately.

10  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: product reference street car on: December 08, 2017, 12:51:13 AM
Too bad, was hoping to help, and I added that part since Bachmann called the street car and trolley different names, but I realized there might be a closed end trolley, so I added that qualifying sentence after posting.

Yeah, never saw anything on the trolleys.

11  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: product reference street car on: December 07, 2017, 10:34:09 PM
You need to keep scrolling, there's several sections, and a ton of drawings, here is one:

There's a couple of sections that have LS in it...

(sorry when you say closed end car, I assume it is the Peter Witt Street car (the only street car they have made), as opposed to the Trolleys)

12  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Old Transformer on: December 07, 2017, 10:28:24 PM
Just posted the picture to confirm which 2 terminals go to the track.

13  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Old Transformer on: December 06, 2017, 03:08:39 PM
14  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: To: The Yardmaster Subject:Large Scale Parts Availibility on: November 22, 2017, 11:20:33 PM
Unfortunately, selling parts is not as profitable as selling trains. In their last years Aristo Craft owned up to the fact that usually they only made parts at the same time they ran the locomotives. (wheels and couplers excluded).

Kader made Aristo as Kader makes Bachmann. Not saying this is a conspiracy, but if Kader makes it uneconomical to make parts, then we are SOL. Bachmann can't alter the economics of Kader unless they start selling a lot more locos.

And they aren't so far.

15  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: My North Star Express Has its' Tender But My Track Powered JS Cars Squeak on: November 20, 2017, 12:08:56 AM
Keep lubing them! The alternative to the intensive maintenance is they will fail.

I use ball bearing wheelsets when I want power pickup for cars, but of course the expense is too high for your coaches.

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