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16  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: True Blast Plus on: September 07, 2014, 10:16:14 PM
Would should have them sometime this Fall.
17  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Any address other than 3 results in no head and rear lights on: August 20, 2014, 04:52:10 PM

Sorry about losing your post, but we had a problem during our upgrade and we had to restore back to yesterday's data.

Here is your exact post from this morning:

My very first Value Sound GP7 arrived an hour ago.
It runs great and I am changing some CVs (not so fast and not so loud). All that works fine but front and rear light stop functioning if I change the address (CV1) from 3 to 5.
I have never seen any dependency between address (CV1) and standard lights (CV33/34) on any other decoders.
Could you please enlighten me. I assume I missed some fundamentals with Tsunami Value Sound decoders I am not used to with other brands.
18  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: LED's for my E7 on: August 17, 2014, 11:59:22 AM
Great job on the LED upgrades.

One thing that you need to know.  On certain transformers the reverse board may not sequence correctly after you remove the light bulb.  This is caused by some leak voltage given off by the transformer that does not allow the reverse board to advance to the next state. You can eliminate the problem by using a lighted lockon, running a lighted caboose, lighted passenger car, or connecting a lightbulb to the track power (like a streetlight, house light).


19  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Bad FP45 Amtrak Motor on: August 15, 2014, 02:51:43 PM

Does it look like this with a flywheel?

If so it should work.  If not, it will not. You would have to order two complete trucks with motors.

You can order online here:


20  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: GP 38 Question on: June 25, 2014, 03:35:01 PM

It is not directional lighting, but I believe we are transitioning to LED lighting on this production run. Please note that we stated in the catalog that HO models were used for  illustrative purposes. The models will be the same style as the 2013 catalog with upgraded sound and a lock-out feature.


21  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: "e-Unit questions" on: June 25, 2014, 03:24:39 PM

There were several early versions of the reverse boards. I only have one old diagram that may work for your board.  If the shapes and the layout of the components match your board, then this should work.

The Lionel lever stops the e-unit from getting power and locks the drum in whatever position that it was in when power was last applied.  The lock switch on this circuit will not last for extended periods of time.  If the loco sits without power the capacitors will eventually drain and it will be locked in forward on the next operating session. If you had locked it in Neutral or Reverse, you will have to flip the switch, get the loco in the desired state and flip the switch again to re-lock.


22  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: powering up a dummy unit on: June 25, 2014, 10:57:26 AM

You can also un-mount the motors and install the front motor on the rear truck and the rear motor on the front truck without rewiring anything.

If you installed in the dummy unit to start-up in forward when you put it on the opposite direction as the lead unit, it will still start up in forward this fighting the lead unit. It will not run in reverse just because it is on the track backwards.

If you installed to start in reverse as the start-up direction.  The only way they will get out of sync is if you power them up one at a time (i.e. put one on the track apply power, turn off power, put second on track and apply power within 10 seconds).

Once you get them working correctly, it is very important to use the direction button on your transformer.  Press and HOLD the direction button for 1 full second AFTER the train has come to a COMPLETE stop.  If you follow these directions it will always work.  If you don't  and they get out of sync, completely power off for 20-30 seconds and the boards will reset.


23  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Yard Master: A Question about the newly announced 44 ton switcher on: June 12, 2014, 05:11:15 PM

We are still in the sampling phase of development, but we will test the final product to operate and pull cars on O-27.  The couplers are designed differently than the Beep and pivot much closer to the opening.  I personally have some O-27 cars that will not work in the front of the train no matter what loco I use because they are too light.  However, when weighted it fixes the problem. So, in some cases the cars may be the problem not the loco.


24  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Williams By Bachmann Operating Cars on: May 21, 2014, 08:52:22 PM

The K-Line remote only works with the K-Line cars and the Williams remote only works with Williams cars.  Requirements to pass FCC testing did not allow us to make the remote work with the older K-Line cars.


25  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Williams Station Sounds on: March 06, 2014, 10:57:39 PM
We were developing a board for passenger cars and pre-wired the baggage car with a socket.  There was a label on the bottom of the cars identifying them. We cancelled the project before announcing it and the passenger cars were already produced.

However, there were cars made in the 1990's that did have a board installed. Check with the seller to make sure before you bid.


26  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Prime Mover Sound Question on: March 06, 2014, 10:47:13 AM

All that is required to install either of these diesel boards is power (two wires), and the physical space to install them.  They come with a plug installed that will go into any of our reverse boards that have sockets.  For older installations, you must cut the plug off and hard wire.


27  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Prime Mover Sound Question on: March 04, 2014, 02:57:23 PM
I will summarize all the features.

1.  The True Blast Plus sound board cannot turn off prime mover sound.   All of the feedback that we were getting was that people wanted the sounds.  Now you want to turn them off!  Roll Eyes  The Prime mover sound varies with track voltage. You can adjust the master volume on the board, if you take off the shell.

2.  The board is polyphonic.  Meaning that all sounds can play at the same time.  True Blast II was monophonic only one sound at a time.

3.  Sounds are prototypical to loco type.  True Blast II was a generic sound set.

4.  You can control the length of the horn blast on the True Blast Plus board. The True Blast II was a pre-programmed grade crossing.

Yes you can use the True Blast II board in place of True Blast Plus.  Both use the same power plug that connects to the reverse board, so it is an easy swap. 



28  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: New GP30 Roadnames on: March 03, 2014, 02:33:36 PM
Hi Steve,

We don't have artwork sheets or prototypes yet, but here are links to the real thing!

Click to see Burlington 974

Click to see C&O 3003


29  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Spam posts on: January 20, 2014, 07:07:44 PM
Hi Chuck,

Yes it helps to report the SPAM. We are not online 24/7 so when a post is reported all if the moderators get an email.

30  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Bell and Yoke for Williams Brass Big Boy on: January 01, 2014, 10:45:52 PM
Hi Ed,

Unfortunately parts for all of the brass locomotives have been used up many years ago. However, since these are scale locomotives, you should be able to use brass detail parts from any company.  I did not look at their catalog in detail, but you may find what you need at


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