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181  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Locomotive for Polar Express on: December 31, 2012, 09:43:58 AM
I found it, however there is no top switch??  What does that mean.  There is only the on/off smoke switch.

I have a 4-6-0 without the top switch too. The slot was put there for a direction switch.  All it means is that it our locos were manufactured before Bachmann started to install the direction switch but after the mold for the smokebox front was modified. I installed an on/off switch in that slot.
182  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Large Outside Frame Consolidation. on: December 25, 2012, 11:31:05 PM
Your drive gear has broken. You need to replace the gear.
183  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Large=G?? on: December 24, 2012, 05:25:14 PM
The Big Hauler trains are 1:22.5 scale which represents narrow gauge in G gauge. Notice I said G gauge and not scale? That's because there are several scales that run on the same track (45mm).
184  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Smoke on North Star Express on: December 21, 2012, 06:30:14 PM
You already have tested your smoke unit. Oil in, run engine. No smoke=bad smoke unit. Pretty simple,eh? On a serious note;make sure the smoke switch behind the smoke box door is in the ON position.
185  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Emmett Kelly Jr Ringmaster Tracks? on: December 20, 2012, 03:45:34 PM
You will need 12 # 94501 curved tracks and 4 #94511 straight tracks.

New Bachmann is pricey. Try E-bay for a better deal.  Wink
186  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Porter IPB on: December 20, 2012, 02:08:32 PM
You have these drawings right here in this site: http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/dwg/dwgs/G825X.pdf

Later

Joe

Joe,

I should have stated that my Porter is the 1:22.5 Big Hauler version. It's a little different. What I really needed to know was how the rear drivers are attached. Judging by this drawing, they appear to be pressed onto the axle.

Thanks for the link, I think it will be helpful.
187  Discussion Boards / Large / Porter IPB on: December 19, 2012, 11:01:04 PM
I'm looking for an exploded view of the Bachmann Porter. Anyone have a file they can send me?  Huh?
188  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Older Side tank locomotive gears - very old on: December 11, 2012, 12:46:38 PM
Barry,

Have you got a link for 'Stock Drive'?
189  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: volume on 4-6-0 Mogul on: December 10, 2012, 10:23:25 PM
First off, the 4-6-0 is a ten wheeler. A mogul is a 2-6-0.

Some tenders have a volume control on the bottom of the tender. If yours does, rotate it clockwise for maximum sound.

Re: "Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, 2-6-0 represents the wheel arrangement of two leading wheels on one axle, usually in a leading truck, six powered and coupled driving wheels on three axles, and no trailing wheels. This arrangement is commonly called a Mogul"
190  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Upgraded gears for Spectrum Mogul and American locos on: November 19, 2012, 09:09:50 AM
Here is Barry's contact info....

Barry Olsen
6822 W Villa St, Phoenix, AZ 85043
(623) 936-6088
191  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Bachmann Manual Turnouts on: October 25, 2012, 07:10:26 PM
94351 and 94352
192  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Bachmann Manual Turnouts on: October 25, 2012, 02:03:08 AM
btt
193  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Are Bachmann New Oncard Wheels Insulated? on: October 22, 2012, 08:48:28 AM
The Bachmann metal wheels are insulated from each other by a plastic axle.  Wink
194  Discussion Boards / Large / Bachmann Manual Turnouts on: October 19, 2012, 03:26:06 PM
Can my exiting manual Bachmann turnouts be used outside mated to brass track? I know my hollow steel rail B'mann track will rust, but my turnouts use what appears to be stainless rail (non-magnetic). What say the experts?  Huh?
195  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: power supply help on: October 19, 2012, 03:14:57 PM
You won't go wrong with a USA Trains Train Power 10. I recently purchased on and I am well pleased with it's performance. It has enough amperage to run all four of my  B'mann 4-6-0 locos simultaneously. It has variable momentum and a braking feature, along with a wired walk around remote throttle.
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