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16  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: New True Blast II Sound Board on: May 06, 2017, 06:48:29 PM
JP, of Acton MA, USA writes:
check the polarity of the wires connected between the controller, and the track. Other than that, inspect the wiring of the E-Unit (reverse board), and the wiring of the sound board. Make sure there are no loose or disconnected wires.
If a wiring diagram was included with your electronics, check that the correct wires were connected to the correct terminals.
If this does not solve the issue in question, I would suggest sending the loco to Williams by Bachmann.
Chances are, that the sound board might be faulty, if the sounds only play, while the loco is in neutral, and not while the loco is is in motion.
Hope this helps.
-JP 
17  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: HAVE TWO ENGINES THAT WILL ONLY RUN IN REVERSE on: April 09, 2017, 11:50:41 AM
JP, of Acton MA, USA writes:

Remove the shells of the locos, look at the internal wiring and the electronics. Check for any loose or disconnected wires, and check for any problems with the electronics.
Williams by Bachmann does sell replacement electronic reverse boards (E-Units), so if the problem is with the reverse board, then you might need to replace it.

Hope this helps.
-JP
18  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Identifying colored wires used in lights on GP-30 on: March 02, 2017, 09:04:33 PM
JP, of Acton MA, USA writes:
If black is ground, and red is track power, the blue and yellow wires, are likely connected to the lights (probably)
Without seeing pics, or having a GP30, of my own, I can only speculate. Perhaps 3 Rail or the 'Bach Man', might be able to
more accurately answer your question.
-JP
19  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Williams/AMT F-unit on: January 30, 2017, 11:12:19 PM
Ok.
Try changing the polarity, either at the horn circuit board, the track, or the controller. See if any of those, will remedy the horn problem.
Also check for any wires that might be loose, pinched, or not connected, as that will cause intermittent operation, or no operation at all.

-JP
20  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Williams/AMT F-unit on: January 30, 2017, 10:45:25 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes -

Does your loco have a mechanical horn relay unit (as in postwar trains) or does your loco have an electronic horn unit?
Sounds like it might be a polarity problem., so changing the polarity might be a solution.

Alternately, you can sen your loco to the WBB service dep't. They might be able to diagnose the issue and fix the problem with your loco.

Hope this helps.
-JP
21  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Berkshire 2-8-4 Locomotive on: January 02, 2017, 01:48:09 PM
JP, of Acton MA, USA writes:
Usually, the motor of the loco is housed under the shell, so removal of the shell is necessary.
Once the shell is off, there should be some sort of motor mount, held in place by screws, that secure the motor to the frame.
Removal of the motor mount screws should make it possible to remove the motor, in order to grease the helical gear (known as a 'worm' gear)
Hope this helps. Perhaps some pics of your loco, might be helpful, as well.
-JP   
22  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: sound activation on: September 20, 2016, 09:28:43 PM
Hi There.
While I don't own a Lionel Sound Activation Button, you would have to do Trial / Error, to see if that would work.
The other option, would be to connect a Double Pole - Double Throw toggle switch, which would change the polarity, and therefore change which sounds the engine makes.
Hope this helps.
-JP
23  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Generic Wishlist for 2017 on: September 04, 2016, 11:28:00 AM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes,

To all O Scale modelers -

This is the "Generic" Wishlist for 2017.
Here, you can post anything you want, including suggestions for Bachmann / WBB, regarding products that you want to see produced.
"The sky is the limit" with this wish list.

Keep in mind that I am not an employee of the Bachmann / WBB company, and I am not associated in any way with the Bachmann / WBB company, so comments and suggestions should be directed to "Inside Track", "3 Rail", or "The Bachmann".
-JP
24  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / JP's Wishlist for 2017 on: September 01, 2016, 09:27:45 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes,

Here are some ideas for possible products that could be produced by WBB:

For those like me who are into Transit/Trolley/Rapid Transit/Light Rail/Interurban/Subway trains, my ideas for future WBB products are as follows: (yes, I know WBB produced Peter Witt trolleys, but here are more ideas) These would be for the O scale product line.

-PCC Railbus - this was basically a de-electrified PCC and fitted with a gas or diesel engine for running without overhead wires. The New Haven RR used one long ago
-double end 2 truck j.g. brill trolleys - open and enclosed versions
-Steeple-cab electric locos
-PCCs - both double and single end
-Breda/Kinki-Sharyo/Boeing-Vertol Light Rail Vehicles - As currently used by the Mass Bay Transit Authority (Boston MBTA)
-Subway cars - NYCTA (New York City) and MBTA (Boston MA)
-Metro North M 2/4/6/8, M 1/3/5/7/9 commuter cars
-Metro North Bombardier "push/pull" commuter cars
-Long Island M 2/4/6/8, M 1/3/5/7/9 commuter cars
-Long Island Bombardier "push/pull" commuter cars
-Boston MBTA Bombardier "push/pull" commuter cars
-single truck double end birney safety trolleys
-Perley-Thomas New Orleans trolleys - both the original green "Streetcar named Desire" ones and the later red "Riverfront" replica trolleys that were destroyed in Hurricane Katrina (many of these relpica trolleys have since been rebuilt, and operate on the New Orleans Public Service Inc. system)
-San Fransisco cable cars
-Ex Philadelphia SEPTA, now San Fransisco "F" Line PCCs as reconditioned/restored by Brookville Equipment Company of Pennsylvania, and painted to represent various cities that once ran PCCs
-Amtrak (or other road name) Metroliner EMU cars - these cars have similar body shape as Amfleet passenger cars, but include pantographs, control cabs at one or both ends, and traction motor equipped trucks
-Budd SPV 2000 EMU rapid transit cars featuring roadnames of railroads that ran them such as Amtrak and Connecticut's Metro North Railroad
-Budd B.U.R.T. Rapid Transit EMU Commuter Cars
-New Jersey Transit DMU Light Rail Rapid Transit Cars
-Philadelphia SEPTA Bullet rapid transit cars
-Philadelphia SEPTA LRV's - both sinlge and double end
-Philadelphia "Strafford" Rapid Transit cars - These cars were essentially a cross between a streetcar, and an Interurban car. These cars were powered by 3rd rail only, much like a rapid transit subway train and could run as single cars or multiple unit trains.
-Chicago North Shore Line/Philadelphia Red Arrow Electroliners
-Chicago, North Shore, and Milwaukee high speed Interurban cars - including the famous 'Silverliners'
-US DOT "State of the Art" Cars (SoAc) - Only 2 were built as experimental replacements for older subway cars and were tested in city subways in Boston, New York City, Chicago, and Philadelphia. The 2 cars were not accepted by any of the city subway systems in which they were tested, and ultimately became static exhibit cars at the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport Maine. See this link: http://trolleymuseum.org/collection/browse.php?id=SOAC1RDC
-"Sprinter" DMU Light Rail rapid transit cars
-"Pay As You Enter" (P.A.Y.E.) Trolley Cars
- Type S-70 Light Rail Transit cars
- Toronto TTC CLRV's / ALRV's
- Montreal Tramways "Golden Chariot" Open topped, Tiered seat Observation trolley - Only 4 of these truly unique trolleys exist, and all 4 are preserved, restored, and operate at various museums: Seashore Trolley Museum (Kennebunkport Maine) Montreal Tramways #2, Warehouse Point Trolley Museum (East Windsor Connecticut) Montreal Tramways #4, and Expo Rail (Canada) Montreal Tramways #'s 1 & 3

Anyone reading this post is more than welcome to post replies, comments or other ideas specifically relating to Transit/Trolley/Rapid Transit/Light Rail/Interurban/Subway trains (Not steam / diesel / freight trains), here in the forums. The WBB guys would love to read your input as well.

Please be aware that I myself Do Not work for WBB, Nor am I Affiliated with WBB in Any Way.

Please direct your comments / replies / ideas to "Inside Track", "3 Rail", or "The Bach Mann".

Sincerely: JP

Anyone wishing to reply to my post Directly, May Do So using the following E-Mail address: jpstrainyard@yahoo.com

Otherwise, just post your replies here in the forums.

Note 1: replies, comments, or other ideas should be related to transit, Transit/Trolley/Rapid Transit/Light Rail/Interurban/Subway trains only.

Note 2: replies, comments, or other ideas Not Related to the above in "Note 1" should be posted in a separate generic "Wish List for 2017"
25  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Just replaced a new truck on SD45 on: November 29, 2015, 02:07:57 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes,

I would probably replace the motor, itself, as trying to replace the worn gear might be difficult, if not impossible.
-JP
26  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Generic Wishlist for 2016 on: November 02, 2015, 02:48:10 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes,

To all O Scale modelers -

This is the "Generic" Wishlist for 2016.
Here, you can post anything you want, including suggestions for Bachmann / WBB, regarding products that you want to see produced.
"The sky is the limit" with this wish list.

Keep in mind that I am not an employee of the Bachmann / WBB company, and I am not associated in any way with the Bachmann / WBB company, so comments and suggestions should be directed to "3 Rail" or "The Bachmann"
-JP
27  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / JP's Wishlist for 2016 on: November 01, 2015, 08:12:37 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes,

Here are some ideas for possible products that could be produced by WBB:

For those like me who are into Transit/Trolley/Rapid Transit/Light Rail/Interurban trains, my ideas for future WBB products are as follows: (yes, I know WBB produced Peter Witt trolleys, but here are more ideas) These would be for the O scale product line.

-PCC Railbus - this was basically a de-electrified PCC and fitted with a gas or diesel engine for running without overhead wires. The New Haven RR used one long ago
-double end 2 truck j.g. brill trolleys - open and enclosed versions
-Steeple-cab electric locos
-PCCs - both double and single end
-Breda/Kinki-Sharyo/Boeing-Vertol Light Rail Vehicles - As currently used by the Mass Bay Transit Authority (Boston MBTA)
-Subway cars - NYCTA (New York City) and MBTA (Boston MA)
-Metro North M 2/4/6/8, M 1/3/5/7/9 commuter cars
-Metro North Bombardier "push/pull" commuter cars
-Long Island M 2/4/6/8, M 1/3/5/7/9 commuter cars
-Long Island Bombardier "push/pull" commuter cars
-Boston MBTA Bombardier "push/pull" commuter cars
-single truck double end birney safety trolleys
-Perley-Thomas New Orleans trolleys - both the original green "Streetcar named Desire" ones and the later red "Riverfront" replica trolleys that were destroyed in Hurricane Katrina (many of these relpica trolleys have since been rebuilt, and operate on the New Orleans Public Service Inc. system)
-San Fransisco cable cars
-Ex Philadelphia SEPTA, now San Fransisco "F" Line PCCs as reconditioned/restored by Brookville Equipment Company of Pennsylvania, and painted to represent various cities that once ran PCCs
-Amtrak (or other road name) Metroliner EMU cars - these cars have similar body shape as Amfleet passenger cars, but include pantographs, control cabs at one or both ends, and traction motor equipped trucks
-Budd SPV 2000 EMU rapid transit cars featuring roadnames of railroads that ran them such as Amtrak and Connecticut's Metro North Railroad
-Budd B.U.R.T. Rapid Transit EMU Commuter Cars
-New Jersey Transit DMU Light Rail Rapid Transit Cars
-Philadelphia SEPTA Bullet rapid transit cars
-Philadelphia SEPTA LRV's - both sinlge and double end
-Chicago North Shore Line/Philadelphia Red Arrow Electroliners
-Chicago, North Shore, and Milwaukee high speed Interurban cars - including the famous 'Silverliners'
-US DOT "State of the Art" Cars (SoAc) - Only 2 were built as experimental replacements for older subway cars and were tested in city subways in Boston, New York City, Chicago, and Philadelphia. The 2 cars were not accepted by any of the city subway systems in which they were tested, and ultimately became static exhibit cars at the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport Maine. See this link: http://trolleymuseum.org/collection/browse.php?id=SOAC1RDC
-"Sprinter" DMU Light Rail rapid transit cars
-"Pay As You Enter" (P.A.Y.E.) Trolley Cars
- Type S-70 Light Rail Transit cars
- Toronto TTC CLRV's / ALRV's
- Montreal Tramways "Golden Chariot" Open topped, Tiered seat Observation trolley - Only 4 of these truly unique trolleys exist, and all 4 are preserved, restored, and operate at various museums: Seashore Trolley Museum (Kennebunkport Maine) Montreal Tramways #2, Warehouse Point Trolley Museum (East Windsor Connecticut) Montreal Tramways #4, and Expo Rail (Canada) Montreal Tramways #'s 1 & 3

Anyone reading this post is more than welcome to post replies, comments or other ideas specifically relating to Transit/Trolley/Rapid Transit/Light Rail/Interurban trains (Not steam / diesel / freight trains), here in the forums. The WBB guys would love to read your input as well. Please be aware that I myself do not work for WBB, nor am I affiliated with WBB in any way.

Sincerely: JP

Anyone wishing to reply to my post directly, may do so using the following E-Mail address: jpstrainyard@yahoo.com

Otherwise, just post your replies here in the forums.

Note 1: replies, comments, or other ideas should be related to transit, Transit/Trolley/Rapid Transit/Light Rail/Interurban trains only.

Note 2: replies, comments, or other ideas not related to the above in "Note 1" should be posted in a generic "Wish List for 2016"
 
28  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: JP's Wishlist for 2015 on: November 01, 2015, 08:05:36 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes:
PhillyReading,

I myself do not work for Bachmann / WBB, nor am I affiliated with Bachmann / WBB in any way.

Your question should be directed to 3 Rail or The Bachmann.
-JP
29  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: OGAUGE PETER WITT TROLLEYS on: November 01, 2015, 08:01:00 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes:
Unfortunately, the Williams by Bachmann Peter Witt trolleys were not equipped with a direction lock switch.
It may be possible to install one, though. A small switch from an electronics store would be sufficient, but you would have to properly wire it to lock the trolley in forward (or any direction you desire).
-JP
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