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31  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: EZ Track Swithch on: January 08, 2018, 07:51:35 PM
To Zug :  How much electrical skill do you have ?   You may have a loose and / or a broken wire in the base of the switch . You can test for this with a Multi-meter .  John2 .
32  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Adding weight to tankers on: January 08, 2018, 07:38:30 PM
No offense Gentlemen  a tanker has been a ship for much longer and still is . John2 .
33  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Snowplow Project on: January 06, 2018, 06:29:15 PM
To Trainman 203 : Don't feel bad about drivers in your area not knowing how to deal with snow . I live near Chicago where it snows significantly & often most years , we have the same problem with drivers .   People think that AWD will save their butts from doing really dumb stuff . Physics  does Not change for anybody ,  you have to be aware of the environment and other drivers .   Your insurance company  will  explain the expensive results of inattention for reality.
John2.
34  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Snowplow Project on: January 06, 2018, 06:17:32 PM
To Dutchbuilder :  Nice work I did see the painted pictures further down  in your #23 reply John2 

To Jonathon :  I remember those  old shows as well some were pretty entertaining at the time .  Some of the shows from the Fifties & Sixties had amazingly stilted dialog  , but that comes from growing older I guess .  Though the films from the Thirties & Forties were much better in that respect , must have been aimed  for an old audience . John,
35  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: What connection do you have to railroading? on: December 30, 2017, 06:46:14 PM
Grew up in Chicago ,  had plenty of trains in the area and rode the CTA  elevated .  I remember the storage yards of scrapped cars near the Chicago River near Halstead and Chicago Avenues .   Worked for Pyle National  Company from  1972 to 1992  and inspected  & tested a lot of  Railroad connectors and assembled cables .   We manufactured a considerable number of lines of equipment Lights ,  MU cables & Equipment  , and also  Line of Head end Cables Parts. We had a good number of former railroad members in the company  some of whom  were also  model railroad collectors . Went to the Illinois railroad Museum down the road in Union       and noted all the different connector lines  that were used  in railroad cars .  John2.
36  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Your childhood Christmas electric train on: December 14, 2017, 06:33:38 PM
Hate to say it , I am a late starter when it came to electric trains .  I was telling a friend that I had a deprived Childhood in that  I never had an electric train as a youth . My sister heard this and decided she finally had some kind of thing she could get me for a gift . I have all kinds of hobbies but these require considerable  knowledge of the requirements  of the hobby . My first  Trains was a Bachmann   Harry Potter  train set .  I now have a good many trains & related equipment  , but still have not got around to building a layout . Hopefully that time will come about  . John 2.
37  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Power track on: December 02, 2017, 09:04:07 PM
To Flare &CodyRyne  : You cannot directly   attach photos to your posts ;photos must be posted to a photo hosting site . Please check F.A.Q. section for information. John 2.
38  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: EZ Track quick reference list on: November 13, 2017, 10:25:04 AM
To Terry Toenges   Thank You for compiling that list .  It helps to see what is  available from Bachmann's EZ track . John2.
39  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Bachmann class 20 deisel on: September 26, 2017, 07:21:52 PM
to Wounded Bear :     Every country north of Panama  is part of  North America .   Since he bought the train from "Rails of Sheffield " I made the assumption that he was  dealing with a  supplier in Canada  who deals in British  type trains since  Canada uses the same type of electrical power   60 Hz  , 120  Vac. .Though  I do use Google  Chrome  I normally use AOL . as my search engine .    Since the gentleman was getting no response  from the forum I suggested he look at Bachmann's  British equipment.   John2.
40  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Bachmann class 20 deisel on: September 21, 2017, 12:18:38 PM
Lurcher 1 :   This forum  usually deals with North American  equipment .   I suspect you are going to have to  look in Bachmanns  British Equipment website for  information  .  I assume you are dealing with Canadian equipment .  John2.
41  Discussion Boards / Plasticville U.S.A. / Re: N scale Plasticville buildings on: August 24, 2017, 07:33:52 AM
To Modern Trainfan  : If you are going to want  N -scale structure  kits  you are going to have to  Check out the  Walthers website .  They  have Kits in the scale you are working in.   Bachmann  also does not make assembled  structure in HO scale .   Nobody does everything , it is not cost effective , but the hobby  does have alternatives available .   J2.
42  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: HO Scale 4-8-4 steam loco doesn't move on: August 23, 2017, 08:15:51 PM
to Jonathan : Standard  DC controllers do have and AC  output to control the track switches for standard  turnouts . J2.
43  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: HO Scale 4-8-4 steam loco doesn't move on: August 22, 2017, 07:56:11 AM
To dutchbuilder :  the Overland Limited  is a DC  system & therefore  has no decoder .   I am curious as how he managed to get  25 volts of power into a system that should not have been able to do so . I actually own the Overland Limited Set .  Though you may be correct about the short circuit , I would also check out the functionality of the controller to see if it can operate  any other  DC  locomotive .  J2.
44  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: EZ track isolators on: August 13, 2017, 07:21:28 PM
To  RedlegJim :  there is a gapped  HO 9inch straight piece of  NS gray Easy track available  that is made to use with reversing  loops . Please check in the Bachmann Web store for particlars .   John2.
45  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: What size wheels do I need? on: July 07, 2017, 11:46:34 AM
to sallygoodin :  Go to Parts , service & info section . Go to  "N" scale parts  find  wheels . these will be  in universal parts . It appears they come  in  only one
size for  "N" scale .  John2 . Good Luck .
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