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31  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: F7A runs but no sound? on: November 26, 2016, 09:44:09 AM
Maybe your Loco lost the Programming. I would try re programming your Loco on a main line track ( if your equipment has that option) Or if you have a programming track try that or if your Loco is running fine there is a chance you turned off the sound or the sound got shut off maybe you hit a button on your controller by chance. I have done that a few times myself turn off my locos sound by hitting a button on my remote.
32  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Passenger Car's on: November 20, 2016, 09:32:41 PM
I snagged a 'New In Box' Bachmann LS "S.C.Ruffey" for $10 at a local thrift shop yesterday. Still had the coupler height adjustment pieces and directions in the box.

You never know what you'll find unless you go look. Sometimes there's gold buried under the junk.

Len


Well after a lot of internet searches for LVRR or PRR passenger cars... I decided to order 4 Passenger Cars in PRR from Bachmann's Sliver Series line up From my Hobby Shop

I got 4
72" Heavyweight Coach's w lighted interior PRR Tuscan Red #4536  & 1 Observation Car #136

I am going to scratch off the last # & remake #'s 37 & 38 
So my consist will be 4536 - 4537 - 4538

The Passenger Car's are very nicely painted & Detailed nicely they work well on my layout & the interior lighting lights up the cars well & can see the details inside nicely the lights do not Flicker at all its a constant lighting ( witch I like very much )

I thank everyone for there input & posts
33  Discussion Boards / E-Z App / Re: Bachmann EZ-APP Loco's on: November 16, 2016, 06:39:33 AM
These locos do not have DCC or sound. The control comes from the phone and the sound plays from the phone not the locomotive. You can however modify things to how you desire depending on your abilities.

AND it is DCC (Digital command control), NOT DDC

Thanks for the info I thought the Loco itself was DCC & Sound I have a Local Train Club that I take my Locos to for DCC Sound install (the train tech is very good at installing sound) I still might pick one up @ the hobby shop yet. How well do they work my Layout is 17ft long x 6ft wide has 21 switches total and I have a 9 track storage yard.
34  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Building a New Layout on: November 14, 2016, 06:52:00 AM
That's pretty neat good work... I should add lighting to my 3 LVRR cabooses. Looks good though NICE
35  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Pantographs for Acela hhp8 HO on: November 09, 2016, 09:09:40 AM
If you cant find the replacement parts... I would try to use pantographs from an old Trolly car at this stage I would say that's about your only option. unless you can find the parts I'd check @ mom & pop hobby shops too.
36  Discussion Boards / E-Z App / Bachmann EZ-APP Loco's on: November 09, 2016, 07:47:55 AM
Thinking of buying a Bachmann F-7 Loco equipped with the Bachmann EZ-APP just wondering if anyone has a Loco with the EZ-APP. How well does it work with a Cell Phone (I have an android cell) Do you need Wi-Fi or Internet for Loco to work. Is Loco DDC & Sound

My Hobby Shop just got a few Bachmann EZ-APP Loco's In for the Christmas Season & I am thinking of picking 1 up. The Loco's look pretty good in detail But with some light Weathering Loco's would look awesome.

The Hobby Shop owner said he picked a few Loco's up to see if they would sell over the Christmas season & for the fact the Loco runs off an APP on your cell phone. & might be a Hit for Tech Savvy Kid's...
 
Thanks
37  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Passenger Car's on: November 07, 2016, 07:00:16 AM
There's Junk Sold @ Train Meet's too.
There's a Train meet twice a year in my Area called I believe

The 1st Frost Train Meet  &   The Spring Thaw
Held @ the Allentown PA - AG Hall   Maybe some of you have been there

I went to that meet 1 time paid the $7.00 admission fee but was overly disappointed with the show
89% of the show was all Big Scale Stuff & the Few HO Guys that had tables there wanted a small fortune for there stuff & it was mainly Junk. What a waist if you ask me I don't care about the $7.00 but mainly the Show itself.
38  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Passenger Car's on: November 07, 2016, 06:51:19 AM
From experience unless you get up very early you are not going to find trains at those front lawn junk sales many call yard sales.  Reason very simple mention the word train and the early birds come in and scoo them up.  At least that's what happened at my yard sale.  Even the train set stuff was gone.

I agree I stopped @ a local Yard sale in my neighborhood & the woman was selling (Life Like & TYKO) HO Rolling Stock. Cheap 50 Cents a car A few looked OK but I can tell by looking not worth even the 50 cents she was asking for each car.

FYI... The Passenger cars I had but wound up throwing them out was (Hand Me Down's) Maybe that's why that person did not want them for his layout anymore. But anyway new Trucks & Steel Wheels could not help those cars
39  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Passenger Car's on: November 05, 2016, 07:57:00 AM
I Found a Passenger car Bachmann Sells...

Bachmann #4536
PRR Postwar Tuscan Red & Yellow Coach Car
$54.32

This is just about where I want to be price wise & the RR I am looking for I take either PRR or LVRR but its been hard finding LVRR stuff & if I do find LVRR its expensive stuff.
40  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Passenger Car's on: November 05, 2016, 07:47:30 AM
Before any recommendation on passenger cars can be made, a key question needs to be answered by the OP:

What size curves do you have on your layout??

It makes a difference. There's no point to recommending cars that require a 24" minimum radius if your layout only has 18" and 22" curves.

Len

I have pretty big radius's on my layout...The only tighter radius I have is the one that goes from my 3 track passenger station & Fright Tracks up to my main 2 layout tracks.

If it helps I have a UP Big Boy Steam Engine (articulating frame) & my big boy goes around my layout & switches with no problems at all... Only draw back was when I got my Big Boy I had to move scenery (Back) mainly telephone poles & some bushes LOL
41  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: how do I dismantle a steam engine shell on: November 03, 2016, 05:54:01 AM
You should be able to tell how to dismantle the Loco Shell by turning it upside down & carefully checking the loco. Some Locos shells POP Off using a hobby knife or small hobby grade flat screwdriver Some you need to unscrew a few screws. Or as stated try to find the manual online for the layout of your Loco. But it should not be that hard to do its just a matter HOW to get it OFF the Loco Chassis...
42  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Building a New Layout on: November 03, 2016, 05:46:02 AM
I like your Round House... I also like your collection of Steam Engines Do you model all Steam or do you have Diesel's too... Layout looks Great & well thought out & planned
43  Discussion Boards / HO / Passenger Car's on: October 29, 2016, 08:51:17 AM
I have been looking for PRR or LVRR Passenger Car's Not Hi in Price & decent quality built in materials. I had a set of 4 LVRR passenger car's I got from a yard sale a wile back but they did not work well uncoupled a lot did not roll good on the rails I even changed to steel wheels (I think they where OLD Athern car's. I wound up throwing them away. So I am in search of new decent Passenger Car's.... Any help on this subject Thanks
44  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Building a New Layout on: October 29, 2016, 08:29:39 AM
I am a cheapskate.  I get my wire for free, from wherever I can scrounge it:  old PC cable, junk spools of telephone wire, or whatever.  I am not picky.  I am lucky that I can scrounge enough wire to color code. I will break down and buy "hook up" wire from Radio Shack for important things like bus wire... unless I can find free wire thick enough to pass for buss wire.

Did you notice the cheap wood I used for the benchwork?  I am cheap, I mean squeaky cheap... well, except for the locomotives and most of my rolling stock. 

Regards,

Jonathan

Also Jonathan.... You should find yourself a local hobby shop (try to stay away from a big box store's like Hobby town USA ) Like me I deal with a mom & pop Husband & Wife owned Shop in there 2 car garage behind there house. They don't have the inventory big box stores have or get but mainly they keep in stock the most wanted stuff & a lot of parts they will also order you in what you want too if they don't have it when I order something for example I wanted an EVO engine ( last winter) they ordered it for me on a Monday my EVO was on my layout Wed. Over 4 years of being a loyal customer & only dealing with them I get awesome discounts. Mom & Pop owned Hobby Shops will work with you more maybe not the first couple of visits but after you show your LOYAL & Build a Good Rep with them they will work with you & offer discounts. That's how I started out with my hobby shop...
45  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Building a New Layout on: October 29, 2016, 08:05:52 AM
I am a cheapskate.  I get my wire for free, from wherever I can scrounge it:  old PC cable, junk spools of telephone wire, or whatever.  I am not picky.  I am lucky that I can scrounge enough wire to color code. I will break down and buy "hook up" wire from Radio Shack for important things like bus wire... unless I can find free wire thick enough to pass for buss wire.

Did you notice the cheap wood I used for the benchwork?  I am cheap, I mean squeaky cheap... well, except for the locomotives and most of my rolling stock. 

Regards,

Jonathan

LOL Jonathan.... I like to ( Get Discounts ) But I have no problem giving out the CASH to my Hobby Shop For instance my other passion next to Model Railroading is R/C Car's & Trucks Just this Spring & Summer starting with April I bought a $700.00 R/C 4x4 Truck than in May I followed it up with a $650.00 R/C Car than in June I got 2 more R/C Trucks & just recently last week in September I got $500.00 R/C Speed Boat... My hobby Shop owner joke's with me I paid his Mortgage a few times between my R/C hobby & Model Railroad I get everything form my Hobby Shop From Track / Wiring / Buildings / Scenery / Rolling Stock / Engines...
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