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1  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: American 4-4-0 Steam Locomotive on: November 17, 2017, 05:54:06 PM
Don't let the price on the Bachmann page scare you off. You can get them for a little over $60 if you do some Googling. "Thefavoritespot.com" has them for $61.36 or check EBay. There are some on EBay.
Like Flare said, you have to be aware of what type of coupler you have/want. The locos with the knuckle couplers are the newer ones. The knuckle couplers have little curved pieces hanging down, open and close, and they are generally brown. The horn hooks are the old style. They are one piece couplers and usually black.
2  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: EZ Track quick reference list on: November 17, 2017, 01:26:26 AM
I went back over some old posts about turnouts from a few years ago and between Hunt and Joe Satnik, I was able to get the rest of turnout lengths and put them in the list.
3  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: EZ Track quick reference list on: November 16, 2017, 08:44:30 PM
Thank you Hunt. I've made the changes.
4  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: EZ Track quick reference list on: November 16, 2017, 12:39:26 PM
If someone has the long crossover and the other numbered turnouts and wants to measure them, I can put an accurate measurement up there and get rid of the "*".
5  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: EZ Track quick reference list on: November 14, 2017, 08:35:20 PM
That's better. I straightened it out. I just added the tie count for the curve pieces, too.
6  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: EZ Track quick reference list on: November 14, 2017, 07:18:45 PM
Thanks Len. Maybe I'll try that.
7  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: EZ Track quick reference list on: November 13, 2017, 10:18:47 PM
You're welcome John. It makes it easier for me.
8  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: EZ Track quick reference list on: November 13, 2017, 10:17:18 PM
I added the number of ties for the things with straight pieces since it's sometimes hard to track down dimensions of EZ Track pieces. This way, I can get a rough idea of how long something is by the number of ties it has. It's not rocket science but it will be close.
Some websites have inaccurate dimensions for some EZ Track pieces. Tower Hobbies is one that I'm aware of that has some.
In the preview, everything is lined up. When I post it, the numbers are all out of whack.
9  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: E-Z Track Over-Under Figure 8 Track Pack - HO Scale on: November 13, 2017, 08:56:51 PM
Hmmm... Joe Satnik said 11 15/16". Your measurement has 11 1/4". I counted the ties on the 30 - 41 ties. A 9" straight has 33 ties. 3" has 10 ties. 2 1/4" has 9 ties. 2" has 8 ties. i was trying to figure it out that way.
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I found this from Jeff (Jward)back in 2011 regarding Figure 8's.
 "Re: figure 8
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2011, 05:42:51 PM »    Reply with quote
using a 30 degree crossing gives the most compact figure 8 you can build with available components. if you don't have room for that one, you won't be able to build any of the others....
dimensions taken from the book "atlas HO layouts for every space".......since the standard atlas and ez track straights and 18" radius curves have the same geometry, these dimensions should apply to ez track as well.....
30 degree crossing......42" x 78"....22 curves, 1 30 degree crossing
60 degree crossing......42" x 84"....20 curves, 4 9" straights, 1 60 degree crossing
90 degree crossing......42" x 90"....18 curves, 4 9" straights, 4 6" straights, 1 90 degree crossing
« Last Edit: February 06, 2011, 09:06:43 AM by jward »    
10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: E-Z Track Over-Under Figure 8 Track Pack - HO Scale on: November 13, 2017, 06:16:34 PM
Interesting that you had to add fitters and smaller pieces. The pic Bachmann uses looks like it crosses at 60 degrees.
Do you know how long the crossing is? I don't have any dimensions on Bachmann crossings.
On the 60, with the fitters, you added 10 1/2" more in straight track - 512 (3") + 513 (2 1/4") X 2.
On the ends it look like 592-1 (3/4") +592-2 (1") for 1 3/4".
On the 30 curves it's the equivalent of 11 curved pieces on each end plus the small fitter. (I found an old post from Joe Satnik. He says the 30 crossing is 11 15/16" long)
According to the information in Bachmann's catalog, you just need the 22 pieces of curve and the crossing. Is Bachmann fudging it?
Just think - Some people sit around and ponder the mysteries of the universe. I can sit around around and ponder the mysteries of EZ Track.
11  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: E-Z Track Over-Under Figure 8 Track Pack - HO Scale on: November 13, 2017, 01:52:36 PM
I just did it in Anyrail and 18 curves and 8 straights comes out right like you showed for a 90 degree crossover. The Bachmann pic isn't showing 90 degree though so I'm still perplexed about that.
I'm going to be getting my track out to start setting up for Christmas in a couple of weeks so maybe I'll try to physically lay it out. I don't know if I have 20 18" radius pieces. I gave a bunch of that away. I have mostly 15" now for Christmas stuff.
I've had my permanent layout on hold while I work on Dinosaurland and haven't started on it yet but I've got pretty much all the stuff I need now with motive power and track power and pieces.
12  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: E-Z Track Over-Under Figure 8 Track Pack - HO Scale on: November 12, 2017, 07:24:03 PM
Len - How do you explain the picture that shows 10 curves on each end and 6 straights? Why do they include 20 curves if it only takes 18?
I must be doing something wrong in figuring this.
I was hoping maybe Bachmann folks would enlighten us.
13  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: E-Z Track Over-Under Figure 8 Track Pack - HO Scale on: November 12, 2017, 07:18:33 PM
Hunt - I know he could have made it work on the other one without exact pieces. I didn't want to start a newbie off on the wrong foot by telling him to cheat a little. I didn't think he had easy access to hobby shops so that he  could run down and get more pieces or different pieces if he needed. Once he gets some running time, he'll want to change it around and then he can start experimenting.
14  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / E-Z Track quick reference list on: November 12, 2017, 02:30:46 PM
In working with Anyrail, I found that I could use a list of all the E-Z track HO pieces and their product numbers without looking at them piece by piece since Anyrail just lists the product numbers on the side panel. I compiled this so it would be easier for me.
BACHMANN HO/On30 E-Z TRACK PIECES
BACHMANN E-Z TRACK PIECES

Bachmann E-Z Track straight pieces
Nickel Silver with gray roadbed
                                             Ties are 1/4" on center
*The tie numbers are believed to be accurate but I counted ties in pictures of some of the pieces. If the picture wasn't accurate, the tie number might not be accurate.
Part #         Length inches         Length millimeters     *Number of ties
44510......................9” rerail power...............228.6....................33 ties
44511......................9”................................228.6....................33 ties
44512......................3”..................................76.2....................10 ties
44513......................2 Ό...............................57.15....................9 ties
44514......................4 ½”............................114.3....................18 ties
44528......................9” rerail no power..........228.6....................33 ties
44548......................9” auto-reverse.............228.6....................33 ties
44579......................2”.................................50.8......................8 ties
44581......................9” bulk 50 pieces..........228.6....................33 ties
44584.....................36” bulk 25 pieces.........914.4
44591......................2 Ύ”   Hayes bumper......69.9......................9 ties
44592......................Assortment (592 1-5)
44592-1...................Ύ”................................19.05....................3 ties
44592-2...................1”.................................25.4......................4 ties
44592-3...................1 Ό”.............................31.75....................5 ties
44592-4...................1 ½”.............................38.1......................6 ties
44592-5...................2”.................................50.8......................8 ties
44597......................9” power insulated gap..228.6....................33 ties
Steel with black roadbed
Part #         Length inches         Length millimeters     Number of ties
44410......................9” rerail power...............228.6....................33 ties
44411......................9”................................228.6....................33 ties
44412......................3”..................................76.2....................10 ties
44428......................9” rerail no power..........228.6....................33 ties
44481......................9” bulk 50 pieces...........228.6....................33 ties
44486.....................36” bulk 25 pieces..........914.4
44491......................2 Ύ”   Hayes bumper.......69.9......................9 ties

Bachmann E-Z Track curved pieces
Nickel Silver with gray roadbed

Part #         Radius inches         Radius millimeters       Number of ties
44505......................15” (12 pieces for circle)....................381........31 ties
44501......................18" (12 pieces for circle)....................457.2.....34 ties
44580......................18" bulk 50 pieces.............................457.2.....34 ties
44549......................18” auto-reverse...............................457.2.....34 ties
44529......................18” rerail no power............................457.2.....34 ties
44502......................18” rerail power.................................457.2.....34 ties
44503......................22” (16 pieces for circle).....................558.8....30 ties
44583......................22" bulk 50 pieces..............................558.8....30 ties
44519......................26” (20 pieces for circle).....................660.4.....33 ties
44506......................28” 18 deg (20 pieces for circle)..........711.2.....35 ties
44509......................33.25” 12 deg (30 pieces for circle)......844.55...28 ties
44504......................33.25” 18 deg (20 pieces for circle)......844.55...42 ties
44508......................33.25” 6 deg (60 pieces for circle)........844.55...14 ties
44507......................35.50” 18 deg (20 pieces for circle)......901.7.....45 ties
44532......................½ 22” (32 pieces for circle).................558.8.....17 ties
44531......................½ 18" (24 pieces for circle)   ..............457.2.....17 ties
44530......................1/3 18" (36 pieces for circle)...............457.2.....11 ties
Steel with black roadbed
Part #         Radius inches         Radius milimeters
44401......................18" (12 pieces for circle).....................457.2...34 ties
44480......................18" bulk 50 pieces..............................457.2...34 ties
44429......................18” rerail no power.............................457.2...34 ties
44402......................18” rerail power................................. 457.2...34 ties
44403......................22” (16 pieces for circle).....................558.8...30 ties
44483......................22" bulk 50 pieces..............................558.8...30 ties

Bachmann E-Z Track turnouts (Some folks call them "switches" but Bachmann's correct name is "turnout".)
Nickel Silver with gray roadbed

Numbered turnouts diverge one part per number in their name. A #4 turnout diverges 1 part for every 4 parts in run.
Part #         Size                Straight Length        Number of ties
44557......................left #4   with 2 Ό” str........10" long.................41 ties str.
44558......................right #4  with 2 Ό” str.......10" long.................41 ties str.
44561......................left stndrd/w 18”rad cur......9” long..................33 ties str    
44562......................right stndrd/w 18”rad cur....9” long .................33 ties str
44565......................left #5............................11 1/2” long............47 ties str. 46 ties div.
44566......................right #5..........................11 1/2” long............47 ties str. 46 ties div.
44569......................wye #5 w 2 Ό” str............11 3/8" long.............45 ties   
44559......................left #6............................15 1/2"...................62 ties
44560......................right #6..........................15 1/2"...................62 ties
*44575.....................left crossover #6.............21 1/4” long ...........85 ties
*44576.....................right crossover #6...........21 1/4” long ...........85 ties
44139......................left #4 DCC.....................10" long..................41 ties str.
44140......................right #4 DCC...................10" long..................41 ties str.
44132......................left #5 DCC.....................11 1/2” long............47 ties str. 46 ties div.
44133......................right #5 DCC...................11 1/2” long............47 ties str. 46 ties div.
44134......................wye #5 DCC....................11 3/8" long.............45 ties
44135......................left #6 DCC.....................15 1/2" long............62 ties
44136......................right #6 DCC...................15 1/2" long............62 ties
*44137.....................left crossover #6 DCC......21 1/4” long............85 ties
*44138.....................right crossover #6 DCC....21 1/4” long............85 ties
*#6 Crossovers are 2 3/8" between track center lines.

Steel with black roadbed
Part #         Size                                                         Number of ties
44461......................left stndrd/w 18”rad cur.....9” long..................33 ties str
44462......................right stndrd/w 18”rad cur...9” long .................33 ties str
       
Bachmann E-Z Track crossings
Nickel Silver with gray roadbed

Part #         Size                                                         Number of ties
44540.........................30 deg. Crossing long...........11 59/64”..........41 ties
44543.........................45 deg. Crossing short...................................8 + 3 ctr.ties
*44542.......................60 deg. Crossing short.................................12 ties
*44542.......................60 deg. Crossing long (old)..........................41 ties
*44541.......................90 deg. Crossing short 2” with 4p 2” straights..8 ties
*44541.......................90 deg. Crossing long (old)..........................23 ties (?)
*Long and short 60 and 90 crossings are both being sold under their same respective part numbers.
Steel with black roadbed
Part #         Size                                                         Number of ties
44440........................30 deg. Crossing long 11 15/16” or 11 Ό”......41 ties
44441........................90 deg. Crossing short 2” with 4p 2” straights..8 ties

Bachmann E-Z Track special packs
Nickel Silver with gray roadbed

Part #         Package            Pieces
44596..........First Railroad Track Pack - World's Greatest Hobby
...............................................................Building Your First Model Railroad DVD
...............................................................9p 9" straights
...............................................................1p 9" rerailer power
...............................................................1p 9" rerailer no power  
...............................................................20p 18" radius curves
...............................................................2p 3" straights
...............................................................2p standard turnout - left
...............................................................2p standard turnout - right
...............................................................2p Hayes bumpers
...............................................................4p switch wires (green)
...............................................................1p terminal wire (red)
                                                                            
44594..........Expander set            
...............................................................4p 9” straight
...............................................................4p 18”radius curve
...............................................................1 left manual turnout
...............................................................1 right manual turnout
...............................................................2 Hayes bumpers
                                                                            
44547..........Reversing System         
...............................................................4p 9” straight reversing
...............................................................4p 18”radius curve reversing
...............................................................2p 9” straight
...............................................................2 Hayes bumpers
...............................................................Power pack and variable speed controller
...............................................................Illustrated instructions
                                                                                  
Steel  with black roadbed
Part #         Package            Pieces
44487..........Figure 8 Track Pack - 76” x 39”   
...............................................................21p 18”radius curve
...............................................................1p 18” curve rerailer
...............................................................30 degree crossing
                                                                            
44475..........Over-Under Fig 8 Track Pack - 78” x 36”   
...............................................................19p 18”radius curve
...............................................................1p 18” curve rerailer
...............................................................4p 9” straight
...............................................................14p graduated pier set
...............................................................power wire
                                       
44494..........Expander set            
...............................................................4p 9” straight
...............................................................4 18”radius curve
...............................................................1 left manual turnout
...............................................................1 right manual turnout
...............................................................2 Hayes bumpers
                                       
44597..........First Railroad Track Pack - World's Greatest Hobby
...............................................................Building Your First Model Railroad DVD
...............................................................9p 9" straights
...............................................................1p 9" rerailer power
...............................................................1p 9" rerailer no power  
...............................................................20p 18" radius curves
...............................................................2p 3" straights
...............................................................2 standard turnout - left
...............................................................2 standard turnout - right
...............................................................2 Hayes bumpers
...............................................................4p switch wires (green)
...............................................................1p terminal wire (red)
15  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: E-Z Track Over-Under Figure 8 Track Pack - HO Scale on: November 12, 2017, 02:12:48 PM
In the picture of the full layout, you can count the 10 curved pieces on the right side of it. It has me befuddled now.
With 6 straights, it should look like the bottom Anyrail diagram I did and there would be a lot of fudging to get that to line up. I don't know how they did it.
I even tried adding combinations of 4.5", 3", 2.25", and 2" pieces and I couldn't get it to line up perfect in Anyrail.
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