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16  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Battling the tarry build up. The fight is real.. on: November 13, 2017, 11:52:32 PM
This is not a normal rate of buildup.

You say this does not happen when the track is off.... so does this mean that battery powered trains don't do this?

Can you replicate this with the loco alone? Some locos have terrible metal wheels that arc like crazy and make a greasy black buildup... please indicate the loco you are using and how clean the wheels are and if they clean up shiny or sort of mottled.

17  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: aristocraft type motor block on: October 25, 2017, 10:59:16 PM
Remember that Bachmann is owned by Kader, and Kader made Aristo, and clearly has some of the molds too.
18  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Question on the C-19 on: October 11, 2017, 11:56:09 PM
Actually you could use gobs of dielectric grease and it would not interfere with the electricity, but there's no need but for just enough to lubricate it.

19  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Question on the C-19 on: October 06, 2017, 12:32:57 PM
Lube the connectors with a little silicone dielectric grease... that will make it less likely to pull the wires out.

Do what Kevin suggested first.

Can't tell you the number of people who have damaged this connector.

connect the wires before you connect the drawbar, and hook up the longest wire first.

20  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Large scale Diesel on: September 21, 2017, 10:49:29 PM
Clearly that was not meant to be denial, he probably just forgot.

21  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Idea for a new shay on: September 21, 2017, 10:48:02 PM
no is stated he wanted 1:20.3 standard gauge.

45mm track in 1:20.3 is narrow gauge.

So the loco would probably be as long, but for sure the trucks wider, and I'm no expert on the actual prototype dimensions.


22  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Idea for a new shay on: September 20, 2017, 06:04:55 PM
Not everyone would run a 1:32 loco "along side" a 1:20.3 narrow gauge loco...

On the same tracks I get, but alongside, that would really look bad...

So, if he wants a massive "F" scale standard gauge loco, I can understand that, and it would look significantly different from the NG one.

Realize I am reacting to "along side", taking your words literally.

23  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Large scale Diesel on: September 20, 2017, 05:59:19 PM
and the scale is 1:20.3?
24  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? on: September 14, 2017, 01:12:49 PM
Something does not sound right... you have a bunch of locos that run fine all the time, no matter what controller.

You have a loco that basically won't run slow on the USAT controller but works fine on the other one.

I think you need to test one of the "good" locos again on the USAT controller...  I think it's the problem.

25  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Bachmann Brass Track on: September 05, 2017, 04:35:12 PM
Bob, have you found a secret cache of Hillmans? My understanding is they have been out of business for quite some time.

26  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Heisler motors on: September 01, 2017, 10:16:28 PM
You really cannot use the static resistance of a motor to determine it's running current. A motor is a complex situation of inductance and resistance and load.

Test the current draw when running light (on rollers) and actually moving itself, and then with a load.

27  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: E-Z Command 5 Amp Power Booster on: July 05, 2017, 09:20:38 PM
I believe you want to use a straight DC power supply to the rails, as input to the coach lights and the decoder in the loco.

You would not want DCC of any form to be the input, but you could rectify the DCC output to reasonable DC simply.

It's douibtful the booster would output anything unless given an input signal, but if you already have this unit you can measure the output. If you don't already have one, don't buy it, and just get an inexpensive fixed voltage DC supply, they are cheap, like under $20.

28  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: To the Bachmann -Development of engines on: January 21, 2017, 01:55:21 AM
No tooling costs, Kader has the Aristo molds, make some locos.

29  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Eggliners on: November 22, 2016, 12:22:37 PM
Then, how about just making a few extra couplers and motor blocks during eggliner production?

That would be easy, and profitable.

30  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Aristo replacement parts from Bachmann? on: November 22, 2016, 12:21:21 PM
Yes, but they are producing Aristo couplers and motor blocks with the Eggliner.  Grin

Also, I'm not sure Bachmann appreciates the size of the market they could tap easily.

In any case I think more people will come forwards with these requests, and this seems to be the only place for consumers to put ideas forth.

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