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1  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: back up light on the Pacific on: February 20, 2018, 03:57:49 PM
You're welcome, also I like your name.  Cheesy
2  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: back up light on the Pacific on: February 20, 2018, 03:47:17 PM
Okay, set CV 8 to 8.  That should reset the loco to factory settings.  (This will also reset its address to 3)

Looking at Soundtraxx' CV list, directional lighting is configured by setting CVs 33 to 1 and 34 to 2. (The default light function output for both directions is 3, which is both lights)


http://www.soundtraxx.com/factory/images/bachmann/pdf/bachmann_ho_462_sv.pdf



I also use a Power Cab, but removing an engine hasn't been a problem.  I just hit Select Loco and enter a new address.
3  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: back up light on the Pacific on: February 20, 2018, 03:09:35 PM
Does the headlight flash as well?  That could be an error code.

Do you have the USRA 'Light' Pacific or the K4 Pacific?
4  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Train slows but wont stop on: February 20, 2018, 12:49:28 PM
Let us know if that one performs any better.
5  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Cutting ho ns ez track on: February 18, 2018, 10:29:39 PM
I used to use a razor saw to cut track (The more teeth per inch the better) but now I use a rotary tool.

You can make very straight cuts with the saw, especially if you're able to brace the saw against something like a block of wood.

The rotary tool is far more convenient though if you can afford it, and make sure you have a plastic-compatible cutting wheel after cutting the rails.
6  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: DCC locomotive lights respond but locomotive won’t move on: February 18, 2018, 02:20:17 AM
Sounds to me like the controller's knob stopped working.
7  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: “Frog” in turnout on: February 17, 2018, 04:05:08 PM
The frog is the middle section of a turnout where the two inner rails overlap.

Wikipedia says its name comes from part of a horse's hoof that closely resembles the component.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railroad_switch#Frog_(common_crossing)
8  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Do other companies locomotives run with Bachmann Controllers? on: February 17, 2018, 04:00:12 PM
If your locomotive is DC (Analog) you can control it on address 10 from your EZ Command if I remember correctly.

Just don't let it sit idle if you can help it, the motor can burn out from DCC power if it's not moving.
9  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Spectrum Shay Malfunction on: February 17, 2018, 02:47:54 AM
I just looked at NWSL's catalog and it appears they only sell a single gear for the HO Bachmann Shay.  Not a set of them.

I used a NWSL regearing kit for my On30 Railtruck and it was just 3 bevel gears and a small tube of industrial adhesive;  You need to remove the existing gear from its axle and anything in the way (like the wheels) before putting the new gear on, and pray it's on there straight.


I see Bachmann appears to sell most of the driveline in their online store, so you can use that to repair your model.

http://estore.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=66_68_92&products_id=1651


(And yes there's a search function, it's the middle of five buttons near the top of the forum pages.)


PS:  I wonder if the lube in the shay's trucks dried out over the years and caused too much resistance?
10  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: steamer letter removal on: February 17, 2018, 02:22:15 AM
flare,, where did you purchase the "testor's easy lift off for lettering?

I had to get a used one on Ebay, I'm seeing more results on Google Shopping this evening than I did back then.
11  Discussion Boards / On30 / What is the prototype for the 2-6-0? on: February 17, 2018, 12:00:20 AM
I'd like to add a sound decoder to a Hawthorne Village train and I'm hoping Soundtraxx has recordings from the original locomotive.
12  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Bachmann Turntable on: February 16, 2018, 07:53:50 PM
I don't have a turntable, I'm just guessing here.  But could you install some small magnets to help it align properly at each position?
13  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: DO OTHER COMPANIES LOCOMOTIVES RUN WITH BACHMANN CONTROLLERS on: February 16, 2018, 01:35:28 PM
Any HO locomotive will run on HO track, and HO controllers are interchangeable as well.  (Though the method of connecting to the track may be proprietary)

The power transformer is a different issue, try to use the power transformer that's bundled with a controller.
14  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: angle of turnout on: February 15, 2018, 04:17:47 PM
The product page for that turnout says the curved part matches an 18" curve segment.  Placing an 18" curve over my turnout confirms this.

http://shop.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=879_604_782_783&products_id=2485


The 18" curve package page says the four segments within make up 1/3 of a circle.

http://shop.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=879_604_782_783&products_id=2456


1/3 of a circle is 120 degrees, divide 120 by 4 and that tells us each segment is 30 degrees.  Smiley
15  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Adding to “the general” kit, cont responding to Jonathan on: February 14, 2018, 06:00:54 PM
A simple solution for you may be to get one terminal rerailer with a wire and one 10 foot power extension cable.

You can cut one end off each and splice them together; so it will plug into the other side of your original rerailer, and connect it to the new one on the opposite side of the loop.


http://shop.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=879_604_782_784&products_id=2515
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