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1  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Help Needed in Wiring Simple HO Train Crossing !! on: October 30, 2017, 04:16:32 PM
I'm going to take a wild guess and say if you have 14 volts on your track that it's AC, not DC. 14volts ac is what usually comes from a DCC controller or power supply and would explain the symptoms you describe, but I'm not there looking at it so i'm just guessing but let me know if you figure it out, it's driving me crazy too!!
2  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: ho universal led 10091-ww on: October 30, 2017, 04:07:55 PM
that explains it explicitly, i will proceed with caution next time, thanks everyone for your submissions......Guy
3  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: conversion of a 4-6-2 Bachmann spectrum steam locomotive from DC to DCC on: October 30, 2017, 03:50:35 PM
AMEN brother, I did a Thomas SALTY locomotive...no tender, so everything had to fit in the loco. it took a while and I smoked a decoder in the process, but if you're up for a challenge then that's exactly what you'll get....Good luck and don't forget to ask for help if you hit a brick wall......there's a lot of experience on this website
4  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: ho universal led 10091-ww on: October 27, 2017, 06:42:51 PM
thanks guys, but this is from the BACHMANN catalog and says its universal for ho......no other info....still looking to find specs. hooked it up to my variable power supply and got nothing
5  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Help Needed in Wiring Simple HO Train Crossing !! on: October 27, 2017, 06:32:17 PM
try running the track voltage up to 9 volts w/o the train on the tracks. you used a 9 volt battery to test it, so you may need that voltage to run. you may need a seperate supply for the crossing and fire it through auxiliary contacts on the switch machine. also, re-test it with the battery to make sure that something didn't burn out with the reversed polarity. good luck
6  Discussion Boards / HO / ho universal led 10091-ww on: October 27, 2017, 09:35:55 AM
I picked up some leds from Bachmann that are universal, but haven't found any specs on them in regards to voltage and color coding on the wiring, hookup info. Any help? the wires are yellow and white
7  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Help Needed in Wiring Simple HO Train Crossing !! on: October 27, 2017, 09:29:21 AM
are you running DC or DCC? if it's DCC you will need to add a bridge rectifier to change the track voltage going to the crossing lights to DC
8  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Bachmann 2-6-0 running backwards on: May 31, 2017, 09:00:50 PM
Thanks everybody. I figured I had to change the wires, but I thought I had them correct and didn't want to mess with those small wires. I swapped them back and all is well, but everything worked fine when I ran it upside down Australian style.   
9  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Bachmann 2-6-0 running backwards on: May 26, 2017, 10:23:43 AM
I recently replaced a motor in a dcc/dc 2-6-0 with an unknown history. I thought I got all the wiring correct, but the lighting and motor are backwards in regards to the programmed sound, I reprogammed the chip so the motor directions are backward and cv 33 and 34 so the lighting forward and reverse stays on in both directions when I run DCC. I will mostly be running this on DC and all the programming changes made no affect on the dc running. .......any ideas?? thanks, guy
10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / old Brill Trolley motor on: May 10, 2017, 08:44:52 AM
where can I get replacement brushes for the old style Brill motor OR would it be wiser and more economical and possible to change it to the newer can motor/power truck combo?
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