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1  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Bachmann 4-6-2 driver contact wiper information requested on: May 13, 2018, 11:25:41 PM
I would be glad to send you a photo but I am now traveling and all engines are at home. I bought a used 4-6-2 k4 . the contact wipers on a couple of the wheels is bent but it hasn't caused any problems running. hope this helps
2  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Metal wheel swap? on: May 01, 2018, 06:49:44 PM
I went to harbor freight and got their inexpensive digital caliper. I then measured each plastic wheel then got the same size metal wheel. quick and simple. it works for me
3  Discussion Boards / HO / bachmann 45 ton loco on: March 29, 2018, 01:44:28 AM
this question is for anyone who has this engine or the Bachmann guy.  I purchased this loco a couple weeks ago. I lubed it and while test running it , I keep hearing a clicking sound like those moving side bars or the counter balance they are connected too. could they be hitting the track or Huh??   has anyone else had to this problem. if so what was your cure.


Bachmann man, how long is the warranty on new engines?? 
4  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: recommended 8 pin decoder for s2/s4 dcc ready locomotives on: March 18, 2018, 12:19:42 AM
I used a dh165IP in my S4. the next I am going to try to install sound.  the clearance between the shell and the frame is pretty tight so it take some work figuring which one to use
5  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: coupler replacement on freight cars on: February 25, 2018, 12:56:58 AM
thanks, john2 and jonathan.  just purchased a coupler gauge and shims. have glue for those without screws. next will be the screws and tap.   again, guys thanks
6  Discussion Boards / HO / coupler replacement on freight cars on: February 24, 2018, 01:01:12 AM
I am getting ready to replace all of my freight cars couplers from horn hooks to kadees. can anyone tell me the size and the thread count of the screws that are normally used on them. they are some from tyco, lifelike, and other manufactures. thanks 
7  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: body removal on: February 18, 2018, 11:36:03 PM
thanks, len
8  Discussion Boards / HO / body removal on: February 17, 2018, 12:56:25 AM
I have purchased a Bachmann sd40-2 dcc on board. milw #133  does anyone know how to open the driver wheels so that they can be lubed?
9  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: steamer letter removal on: February 17, 2018, 12:49:48 AM
flare,, where did you purchase the "testor's easy lift off for lettering?
10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / bachmann 14 ton two trk heisler on: January 14, 2018, 08:16:41 PM
yardmaster, is Bachmann planning on releasing this engine, 14 ton two trk heisler in HO scale. I know they make it in on30 but that won't fit on my ho layout
11  Discussion Boards / HO / differance between sd40-2 and gp40-2 on: January 11, 2018, 12:07:13 AM
I am looking at a couple engines. one is a sd40-2 the other is a Gp40-2. I am pretty sure the GP stands for General purpose. can someone tell me what the SD stands for. also what would be the  difference between the two.
12  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: spectrum 70 ton switcher side frame pin solution on: January 05, 2018, 01:30:55 AM
are they metal or plastic?
13  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Wiring help needed ASAP on: December 11, 2017, 09:39:31 PM
I have somewhat the same problem with my Bachmann 4-6-2 except I only had to work with the 2 wire connector. I am going to say that if Bachmann follows their normal wiring the 2 wire connector is the rail pickups. one for the left rail and one for the right rail. hope this helps
14  Discussion Boards / HO / black drivers on locos on: November 28, 2017, 04:10:11 AM
I don't know if anyone else has this problem. but when I get a new engine from Bachmann its wheels come black or blackened. i try to remove this but it does come off because when i try to operate the engine it seems to operate jerky or needs nudging to get it to move. anyone have any ideas to get this compound off of the wheels so as to get a better electrical connection. and yes i have cleaned my tracks with bright boy and alcohol.   
15  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: degree of incline on: November 26, 2017, 12:12:46 AM
thanks, terry toenges, jward and len. 
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