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1  Discussion Boards / N / N Scale 2-8-8-4 Model 80453 on: November 01, 2017, 08:50:32 PM
I am buying an EM-1 from an individual...I will want to add sound to the decoder...I understand that Bachmann makes an "add on" sound decoder for this locomotive....is that true?
2  Discussion Boards / N / N Scale Dcc OnBoard on: May 22, 2017, 01:10:05 AM
Can someone explain to me what resides on the "main board" (front half) in the Bachmann 4-6-0?

I will be removing the Bachmann decoder (rear half) and will be installing a Digitrax decoder & speaker tomorrow...

Thanks
3  Discussion Boards / N / Bachmann 4-6-0 Adding Sound on: May 21, 2017, 11:33:22 PM
I am going to install a Digitrax SDXN 136PS in my 4-6-0.....I have removed the tender shell and have identified the wires coming to the board....my plan to remove the board completely and wire in the new decoder......is there a good reason to leave the board in the tender?  If the new decoder is a stand alone sound decoder why would I need the board? 
4  Discussion Boards / N / Re: 4-6-0 on Reverse Loop on: November 26, 2016, 12:41:33 PM
The pickups on the locomotive and pickups on the tender are my concern.  I have to make sure they are both clearly in the transition before switching polarity.  I may not do the reverse loop, it just looks interesting. 
5  Discussion Boards / N / 4-6-0 on Reverse Loop on: November 26, 2016, 01:43:37 AM
I am fairly new to N Scale and I am struggling with my first layout.  I have a 42"x 132" area with which to work.  I am considering a "dog bone" on one area of the layout but, I have read that some steam engines have issues with reverse loops.  It has something to do with the pickups being on the locomotive and the tender.   I own a Bachmann 4-6-0.  Has anyone had any particular issues running Bachmann Steam on reverse loops?  Thanks
6  Discussion Boards / N / Re: 4-6-0 Tender Backup Lamp on: April 25, 2016, 07:36:56 AM
Yes....I am running Dcc.  I am considering putting sound in the 4-6-0 anyway.  I am brand new to N Scale, 68 years old, and just a little hesitant to drill holes in a brand new locomotive.  I guess right now, I am looking for a fairly straight forward solution to this issue so that I can order the assembly and then possibly have someone else do the install. 

It seems that the back up light could be a "headlamp" that is mounted on the rear of the tender.  I have found a couple of headlamps that might work. 

http://www.trainmastermodels.com/product-p/dta8006.htm 
https://www.showcaseminiatures.net/n_scale/n_scale_century_foundry_signals/513.html

I really didn't think it would be this much trouble.
7  Discussion Boards / N / Re: 4-6-0 Tender Backup Lamp on: April 23, 2016, 02:54:32 PM
I haven't found an after-market "backup lamp" for N Scale Steam.  Do you know where it can be bought?  I don't mind doing the install but, I can't find the lamp.

A vandy tender (model power) has the lamp installed and, the tender is dcc ready.  It should be a fairly easy swap but, the vandy tender in B&O is not available.  Sold Out.

Thanks
8  Discussion Boards / N / 4-6-0 Tender Backup Lamp on: April 22, 2016, 08:26:54 AM
I just purchased (have not received it yet) a Bachmann N 4-6-0 "Ten Wheeler".  I want to add a backup lamp to the tender.  Are there any other tender shells with backup lamps that are interchangeable with the 4-6-0 tender?  If not, can a person buy the backup lamp assembly from Bachmann and install it? 
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