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1  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: bachmann g scale freight/passenger car kits on: November 06, 2017, 12:08:42 PM
Bill,

I agree 100% about getting youth involved in G scale. I too bought some the kit flat cars. Great way to start out for someone 'new'.
2  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: LED headlight on: November 06, 2017, 11:58:12 AM
Connect the resistor to the cathode (short lead) on the LED.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LED_circuit
3  Discussion Boards / Large / Wiring schematic for new Spectrum Mogul on: May 28, 2017, 10:26:51 PM
Question for the Bachmann,

Is there a wiring schematic for the new Spectrum Mogul? Specifically, what is the pinout of connectors PCB06-A and PCB07-A on the tender connectors?
4  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: For those that live in the mountains on: February 23, 2017, 06:04:42 PM
Mickey,

I live at 7000 ft. elevation in the Front Range of Colorado. Our layout is 450 ft. of NS flex track that is free floating on ballast (breeze or crushed granite fines) and is DCC and battery powered. Track remains in place all year. I don't have frost heave in our area, but the track needs to be leveled and re-ballasted in areas in the spring. Debris from trees is a challenge, since there are large Austrian pines that border our layout and do shed long needles and do not present a sap problem. Snow has never been a damaging element to our layout. Hail storms that come with the monsoon rains in the summer can be damaging to structures and plant life. Living in high altitude means that the ultraviolet index is high and the effects need to be addressed. Make sure to use ties that are UV resistant (most all of them are today).

Re wildlife: mule deer and elk will cause damage to the ties and rails or any thing they step on. Unless you install a tall electric fence to keep them out, be prepared for problems. Raccoon, squirrels, rabbits, wild turkey, fox, coyote - you name it, all exist in the Rocky mountain region.

 
5  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: To the Bachmann -Development of engines on: February 21, 2017, 03:04:21 PM
One more observation I would like to share... As many know that live in the Denver area and from far and wide, there will be a GRAND REOPENING of Caboose this coming Saturday, Feb 25th. http://www.mycaboose.com/.

This says one important thing to me. There is still a demand/market for a brick & motor model railroad store. The new owner, Kevin Ruble is an intelligent successful business man that is also a model railroader himself. I'm sure Kevin did an enormous amount of market feasibility studies, before undertaking this new business venture. Soft market? I'll trust a professional's decision to move forward and reopen Caboose. Time will tell... but I'm an optimist!
6  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: To the Bachmann -Development of engines on: February 21, 2017, 12:56:25 PM
Bachmann recently released an updated Mogul at the end of last year. I purchased one and am very pleased with the locomotive. The Mogul has all of the upgraded features that were offered on the K27 and C19 ( I have one each of those locomotives also). The point is  - if Bachmann builds a locomotive that has not been produced recently or not at all, then people will but buy it; assuming it's a "reasonable cost" !!

To quote the movie Field of Dreams - "If you build it, they will come". I agree with Greg and Kevin...

Personally, I would like to see a K28 and T12 built. As I told a Bachmann rep at the 2015 NGRC in Denver - "If both engines were available today, I would buy them". The reply I heard, was the same Bachmann reply stated earlier in this thread - soft market. I don't think that is a correct statement today.
7  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Question for the Bach-man on the New 2-6-0 Mogul on: January 05, 2017, 10:04:27 PM
Paul,

I have the new Spectrum 2-6-0 Mogul, D&RG Raton and my locomotive has the same light status. The headlight operates and the firebox light flickers, but there is NO ash pan glow.

Based on the manual that came with the locomotive, on page 16 under "Smoke Box Switches". "There are two switches behind the smoke box door (figure 19) that control the following:
    >operation of the headlight, ash pan glow and firebox flicker
    >operation of the smoke generator

Mr. Bach-mann
Could you please research if there is a ash pan light flicker feature or is this a manual misprint?

Thanks,
Jerry Sahnd


8  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: New Spectrum Mogul 2-6-0 plug and play pcb on: November 13, 2016, 09:14:10 PM
Thank you Davie. I plan to use the Airwire plug-in decoder and Phoenix P8 sound board also. Your response was very helpful.  Smiley
9  Discussion Boards / Large / New Spectrum Mogul 2-6-0 plug and play pcb on: November 13, 2016, 05:56:23 PM
Did Bachmann use the same plug and play pcb on the Spectrum Mogul that is used on the Bachmann Spectrum C19 and K27?

Stated differently - Is the Airwire 900 plug-in decoder for the Spectrum C19/K27 compatible with the Spectrum 2-6-0 Mogul?
10  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: New Spectrum 1:20.3, 2-6-0 Release Date on: September 14, 2016, 05:06:47 PM
Is the delivery of the new Moguls being impacted by the Hanjin bankruptcy issue that has ships anchored off the coast?
11  Discussion Boards / Large / New Spectrum 1:20.3, 2-6-0 Release Date on: May 15, 2016, 02:22:15 PM
What is the release date for the new Spectrum 1:20.3, 2-6-0 locomotive that is listed in the 2016 catalog?
12  Discussion Boards / Large / New Spectrum release suggestions on: November 13, 2014, 01:16:46 PM
Now that Bachmann has released a new version 3 truck Shay and 2 truck Climax, is sure would be great to see an updated version of a Heisler come out.
13  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: C-19 arrival on: November 01, 2012, 06:05:16 PM
Stan,

Is there an information sheet in the box that informs people that there is no enclosed DVD and where to find the information on You Tube?
14  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Spectrum Passenger Cars on: October 01, 2012, 08:12:49 PM
Yardmaster,

I would be willing to pay ~$200 for a detailed passenger car, with metal wheels and low resistance power pickups, LED lighting (interior & exterior) and quality interior detail.
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