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31  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: 2014 club on: December 05, 2013, 06:05:58 PM
Guys,

That is EXACTLY why we have made both.  Feedback has shown that both are liked.

Regards,

3rail
32  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: 2014 club on: December 04, 2013, 03:04:54 PM
Hi Rodger,

It is typically done mid April at he TCA Eastern Division show.  If it is sooner, we will announce it here, in addition to emails that we send to members.

Regards,

3rail
33  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: E60 and Metroliners on: November 20, 2013, 11:41:00 PM
Shurlock,

We have already made them.  They were not full scale length.

There are a few on eBay for reference.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Williams-Burlington-Northern-E60-Diesel-Engine-Cab-960-E60-05-NIB-/231099700728?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item35ce9d95f8

http://www.ebay.com/itm/O-WILLIAMS-MET-1000-AMTRAK-METROLINER-DUMMY-851-PASSENGER-CAR-LN-OB-/301022599379?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item46165858d3

Regards,

3rail

34  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: williams NW 2 on: November 20, 2013, 11:35:00 PM
Joe,

We were originally going to make an electronic version of the 622/6220 bell ringer. Then we got the single sound board design from OTT machine services and it sounded better than what we were working on, so we decided to use it.  It was an extremely tight fit, but we made it work.

Regards,

3rail
35  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: williams NW 2 on: November 20, 2013, 02:09:47 PM
Dear ajminco,

The first production run of NW-2s were equipped with True Blast I and they only had a bell.  If you have the original box, the label should indicate with Digital Bell, or with Digital Horn & Bell if it is the newer version (True Blast II).  Another way to tell is if the bell rings for 8-10 seconds and then stops, then you have the original version.

Regards,

3rail
36  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: "Generic" Wishlist for 2014 on: November 17, 2013, 12:04:03 PM
Just because we have not made your favorite paint scheme does not mean we do not listen. We have made many items suggested by customers. There are thousands of items to model aan we can  only make a handful each year. If we hear the suggestion from multiple sources it is more likely to be produced.

Lee is correct about undecorated versions, but not about fancy paint schemes; we have produced many fancy paint schemes.

Regards,

3rail
37  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: ez street vehicles on: November 17, 2013, 11:51:51 AM
There have been several designs on the SuperStreet Vehicles. The E-Z Street vans that we have made require that you remove the front pick-up roller to get to the front mounting screw. The rear mounting screws are straight forward.

Regards,

3rail
38  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Golden Memories Scale Hudson 773 on: November 17, 2013, 11:45:03 AM
Guys,

Only the older brass locos and the new 4-6-0s have an on/off switch for smoke output.

Regards,

3rail
39  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: bachman spectrum magnum controller on: November 17, 2013, 11:39:45 AM
Yes Jbrock,

Wiring to the output is an easier solution. I just wanted to add an illustrated link.

Regards,

3rail
40  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: bachman spectrum magnum controller on: November 16, 2013, 08:52:23 PM
Steve,

If the power pack works otherwise, you can add a polarity switch to the output. You will need a double pole double throw switch (aka DPDT). this link shows how to wire it. http://m.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO%3A-Wire-a-DPDT-rocker-switch-for-reversing-po/

Regards,

3rail
41  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Williams Locos operating on 031 track on: October 28, 2013, 09:41:40 AM
Dear All,

When we say that an item will navigate a curve size, it is the minimum recommended size.  The SD90 WILL NOT run on O-27 curves without modification.

As a general rule if a locomotive is 14 inches or shorther, it will run on O-27 track.  Larger than 14 inches requires at least O-31.  The SD90 is almost 18 inches long.

Regards,

3rail
42  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: UNION PACIFIC 4014 BIG BOY Saw her today Union pacific crew making progress on: September 24, 2013, 10:49:17 PM
Fred and Lee,

Williams already made the Big Boy locomotive TWICE.  Once in 1987 and once in 1995 (with sound). Other manufacturers have made them as well. These models are frequently sold on eBay for a fraction of their original price.  The MSRP was 1299.95 on the first production and $1499.95 on the second.  I just did a completed auction search and several of them sold for $600 and lower.

This model is 36" long and has a very limited market in O Scale, so there will be no plans to make any in the foreseeable future. 72" curves are a minimum and they still have a huge overhang.   


Regards,

3rail
43  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: New GP30's on: September 18, 2013, 10:09:17 AM
Guys,

We typically make new roadname announcements in the catalog, which comes out in mid February.  New Product Announcements are made in April at the TCA show.  Feel free to make suggestions, but be aware we look at past sales history and other factors for roadname selection, so your favorite may not be always be a viable option.


Regards,

3rail
44  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: EZ STREETS STARTER SETS? on: September 02, 2013, 11:29:20 PM
Guys,

Sets may be a possibility.

Lee,
Any power supply 8-18 volts will work AC or DC.  The vehicles are equipped with a bridge rectifier so they will always run forward.

Regards,

3rail
45  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: New NS HeritigebSD90's on: August 22, 2013, 10:30:57 AM
Stationmaster12,

Our current production schedule shows them being delivered in October. We just received the final painted samples. Enjoy!






Regards,

3rail
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