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1  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Sound Systems for Bachman G Scale steam train sets on: November 08, 2017, 10:13:59 PM
What do you consider 'too expensive'?

Nathan
2  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: bachmann g scale freight/passenger car kits on: October 07, 2017, 06:51:25 PM
I enjoyed building them at train shows.  Even had q couple of young girls, 10 and 12, build flat cars at one train show.

A great way to get people interested in the hobby.

Nathan
3  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Shelf Layouts on: October 06, 2017, 01:19:15 PM
The one out of 101 Track Plans that I have built in two different scales is #8, Port Ogden & Northern.  I modified it both times.

In HO I built it in three eight foot sections for a total of twenty four feet.  I built it one foot by sixteen in N Scale with larger radius that worked great.

Take the time to read what Linn Westcott says about building model railroads, good advice.

Nathan
4  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Cass Scenic Railroad on: September 11, 2017, 07:35:31 AM
I have been going to Cass since the late 1970's.  Do not make it as often as I used to but every trip had been enjoyable.

While you are in the area if you have you family with you also take them to Green Bank Observatory.

Nathan
5  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Switching Things Around on: August 23, 2017, 07:06:50 PM
You could buy the LGB16040 and 16140 Manual turnouts or change the 16050 and 16150 to manual using the LGB 12060.

Nathan
6  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: DCC multi train train running question. on: May 06, 2017, 06:21:55 PM
One EZ-Command will run multiple trains.  The same for other low cost systems.

You might read a little about DCC, a good place to start is:

http://www.dccwiki.com/Main_Page

Nathan
7  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Woodland Scenics ModURail System on: May 04, 2017, 05:10:17 PM
There are several options.  You might look at:

Sievers: http://sieversbenchwork.com/

Model Railroad Benchwork: http://www.modelrailroadbenchwork.com/

Kam Konnict: http://www.kamkonnect.com/

They all have their good points including Woodland Scenics.

Nathan
8  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Another DCC question... (hopefully my last?) on: April 21, 2017, 05:10:16 PM
One more good place to look:

http://www.dccwiki.com/Main_Page

Nathan
9  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Why do we collect Trains. on: March 14, 2017, 05:07:53 PM
Just remember the old saying:

He who dies with the most trains wins!

Nathan
10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: dcc reverse loops on: March 10, 2017, 06:25:48 PM
You many want to start here:

http://www.dccwiki.com/Reverse_loop

Nathan
11  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Programming Lockout on: February 03, 2017, 10:15:40 PM
Phil,

Does anyone near you have a different brand of DCC system you could try?  If someone has and NCE Power Cab that would be the one to try first.

Nathan
12  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Adding Power Pick-Ups to Big Hauler Tender on: January 26, 2017, 10:10:43 PM
Jim,

Yes the fit.  There are two axles per.  There is no problem getting one set now and the other some time in the future when money allows.

Nathan
13  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Adding Power Pick-Ups to Big Hauler Tender on: January 25, 2017, 06:12:05 PM
Jim,

I have used the LGB #67403 Wheel Sets with built in power pickups on several Big Hauler tenders over the years.  They easy to install and reliable. Yes they are on the upper end price wise.

Nathan
14  Discussion Boards / Large / Little Big Hauler Locomotives on: December 22, 2016, 10:20:01 PM
I would like the people at Bachmann to have a chance to answer this before the rest of the world chimes in.

Is there room in the Little Big Hauler Locomotives for a DCC Decoder?
What is the stall current so a person can pick a proper decoder?

I have a friend that his young daughter is enjoying visiting the various train shows and clubs in our area and we would like to get her started with a Little Big Hauler set.  She had been learning a little about DCC and would probably like her locomotive to run with the others we run at the museum I volunteer at.

Once more, please let the people at Bachmann have a chance to answer, thanks,

Nathan
15  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: G Scale Thomas DCC Conversion on: November 10, 2016, 02:13:27 PM
Bob,

When it comes to DCC systems everyone has their favorite.  Many are happy with the Bachmann systems.  I am happy with NCE.  Many use Digitrax.  Visit with some local people in your area that use DCC and try out the various systems.  Choose the one the you feel meets your needs, not someone elses.

Nathan
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