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Discussion Boards / HO / Re: American 440 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.



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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.



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Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: EZ Track OverUnder 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.  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 »



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Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: EZ Track OverUnder 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 5921 (3/4") +5922 (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.



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Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: EZ Track OverUnder 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.



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Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: EZ Track OverUnder 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.



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Discussion Boards / General Discussion / EZ 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 EZ 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 EZ TRACK PIECES BACHMANN EZ TRACK PIECES
Bachmann EZ 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 autoreverse.............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 15) 445921...................Ύ................................19.05....................3 ties 445922...................1.................................25.4......................4 ties 445923...................1 Ό.............................31.75....................5 ties 445924...................1 ½.............................38.1......................6 ties 445925...................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 EZ 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 autoreverse...............................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 EZ 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 18rad cur......9 long..................33 ties str 44562......................right stndrd/w 18rad 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 18rad cur.....9 long..................33 ties str 44462......................right stndrd/w 18rad cur...9 long .................33 ties str Bachmann EZ 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 EZ 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 18radius curve ...............................................................1 left manual turnout ...............................................................1 right manual turnout ...............................................................2 Hayes bumpers 44547..........Reversing System ...............................................................4p 9 straight reversing ...............................................................4p 18radius 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 18radius curve ...............................................................1p 18 curve rerailer ...............................................................30 degree crossing 44475..........OverUnder Fig 8 Track Pack  78 x 36 ...............................................................19p 18radius curve ...............................................................1p 18 curve rerailer ...............................................................4p 9 straight ...............................................................14p graduated pier set ...............................................................power wire 44494..........Expander set ...............................................................4p 9 straight ...............................................................4 18radius 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)



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Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: EZ Track OverUnder 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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