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1  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / G scale Emily turn radius on: March 12, 2018, 01:44:08 PM
I was wondering if anyone knew of the best turn radius for Emily? I have LGB brass track and her engine grinds on the curves and her tender either grinds of squeals, and her coaches do both I have R1 rated LGB radius turns. 
2  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Fitting Thomas and Toby with DCC option on: March 11, 2018, 06:42:34 PM
(this all is if they are large scale which im not sure, if they are ho then completely disregard this)
Though if you are feeling savvy and want to install it all yourself, I would suggest finding the Bachmann decoders for cheap ($100 is possible from some places) but you would need to solder some wires (and possibly a speaker if you wanted the sounds, i have a speaker that i used if you don't already have one) and if you do, it can get messy, so be careful.
However, really the only reason to get the bachmann decoder is for the sound, so if you dont need the sound you can always just try to find it cheaper, or see if someone can install something cheaper in it for you like what the other person had mentioned up above
3  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Large Scale Thomas on: March 11, 2018, 06:39:07 PM
Thomasgleek444, If you were to build Henry in large scale, would you want him with his old shape or his new shape?
That all depends if I can happen to find an already built loco that looks enough like Henry (or Gordon) I might just mod the already existing engine.
however, I think I would like to have the old shaped Henry if I can, it looks like it would be easier to make from scratch (since there would be a dome missing compared to the new one, and the new firebox would be a nightmare), and I like the look a bit better.
4  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Large Scale Thomas on: February 28, 2018, 11:45:57 PM
I was thinking that the sound decoder has the sounds for other engines that don't exist in large scale, i was thinking one day i could just mod James to look like Edward, and then just have to build Henry and Gordan from scratch (even though Henry and Gordon would never be released due to the size they would be)
I still am hoping they at least make Edward, but for now I have Thomas and Percy with DCC and I am working on getting the other three and then expanding my rolling stock
5  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Bachmann Thomas & Friends in 2019 on: February 28, 2018, 11:40:32 PM
Everyone is gonna hate me for this because everyone says large scale is dying.
but I at least want Edward, since he is not that far of a remodel from James
and the red passenger cars that would go with James (since they are JUST a repaint of Annie/Clarabel)
really, any engine past that (since its not ever possible for Henry and Gordon), isn't really worth having anyway, there is bill and ben which would be easy to make, and other small engines like that, like Oliver, Duck, Mavis, lady(even though you never see her in the show anymore), ect
but i still have hope, if not then its time to make a custom Thomas large scale engines
6  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Thomas dcc speaker question on: February 17, 2018, 05:47:02 PM
 so i breaking down and getting dcc, and as you know im well into thomas stuff and want the decoder bachmann uses, since thats really the only one that has the right sounds, now, it took me a while but i finally found the manual for the decoder online, and it asks that i use a 8ohm rated for 3 watts
i was wondering if these 8ohm 5watt speakers from amazon would be okay?
https://www.amazon.com/Gikfun-Speaker-Loudspeaker-Arduino-EK1688_/dp/B014GM8BP8
7  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Large Scale Thomas on: February 17, 2018, 09:43:22 AM
since the announcements this year were so useless and depressing, I'm so close to getting another set of Annie and Clarabel and shaving off the noses and spray painting them red just for James
8  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: OFFICIAL 2018 ANNOUNCEMENTS on: February 17, 2018, 09:26:10 AM
I just wanted ONE more motive power for large scale....JUST ONE.....how hard is that
9  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: OFFICIAL 2018 ANNOUNCEMENTS on: February 16, 2018, 08:30:30 PM
this was the biggest let down ever
oh and the spiteful break van is in G scale as well according to the catalog
10  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends in 2018 on: February 15, 2018, 09:17:03 PM
wait so tomorrow is when new stuff is gonna be announced? i thought it wasnt till sunday or something?
11  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Changing Thomas dcc programming with dynamis? on: January 31, 2018, 08:56:46 PM
I was wondering how I would change the programming (like whos sound plays) on the sound modules that bachmann sells, with the dynamis system. Some people says you need a test track? Others say you need an add on or something? i'm so confused, does anyone know?
12  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas large scale upgrade to DCC on: January 31, 2018, 07:49:54 PM
https://www.amazon.com/Gikfun-Speaker-Loudspeaker-Arduino-EK1688_/dp/B014GM8BP8
Would this speaker work as well? I could get this two pack and then have a second one in case the first one brakes, or for when i get a second train
13  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Large scale DCC Dynamis question on: January 16, 2018, 03:15:19 PM
okay thanks so much! the piko train I was looking at uses soundtraxx, which seems to comply with the NMRA
14  Discussion Boards / Large / Large scale DCC Dynamis question on: January 15, 2018, 12:18:17 PM
So I have been looking at the Dynamis DCC for my main DCC set up for a while now, but I only just thought of "what if I get another large-scale besides Bachmann that has DCC?" so basically to make a long story short, would the Dynamis system work with other large-scale, lets say a Piko DCC, train?
15  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends in 2018 on: January 14, 2018, 04:11:18 PM
@thomasgleek

Bachmann will never make any engine with more than 8 wheels (not including tenders obviously). They would be prohibitively expensive both produce and purchase, and as you noted they would require wider-radius curves that fans and parents will not want to buy for their children just to make the engines run without buckling and derailing.

But then why would they bother programming three bigger engines sounds into their DCC soundboard? (Gordon Henry and Spencer)
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