ONLINE
STORE
"ASK THE BACH MAN"
FORUM
PARTS, SERVICE,
& INFORMATION
CATALOGS AND
BROCHURES

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
November 17, 2017, 03:26:24 PM
Home Help Search Login Register
News: Please read the Forum Code of Conduct   >>Click Here <<
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 20
31  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Adding DCC To Thomas Line Of Engines on: November 20, 2014, 06:12:37 PM
I did add DCC as covered in this one, page 3:

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,10876.30.html

Nathan
32  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Is this all I need for a DCC set up?? on: November 09, 2014, 02:27:04 PM
http://www.dccwiki.com/Main_Page

http://tonystrains.com/tonystips/dccprimer/index.htm

Are two good places to start.

Nathan
33  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Running two trains on: October 20, 2014, 01:15:40 PM
In order to help we need more information.

Which locomotives do you have?  Do you plan to have an indoor or outdoor layout?  Will both trains be running on the same loop with passing tracks or most of the time on separate loops?  How much experience do you have making changes to model locomotives?

What is a reasonable amount of money for you to spend?  Do you have other Large Scale modelers in you area that might come over to run their trains?  What do they use?

Nathan
34  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Shay Couplers on: August 08, 2014, 05:11:08 PM
If you are buying one of the new 2 truck Shays, they come with the conversion couplers.

Nathan
35  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Davenport RC on: May 09, 2014, 08:51:29 PM
Bill,

Have you seen this one?

http://girr.org/girr/tips/tips10/davenport_tips.html

Nathan
36  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Bachmann large-scale Heisler problem on: March 28, 2014, 05:08:56 PM
Have you looked at this?

http://girr.org/girr/tips/tips9/heisler_tips.html

Nathan
37  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: WBB 2014 Catalog on line on: February 26, 2014, 03:06:21 PM
Two of us in the area I live have tried to get to the page both yesterday and today.  We also just tried to get to the main estore page and have not been able to get in.  We are both on the same ISP and had no problems getting to download last years catalog.

Are we the only ones having the problem?

Nathan
38  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Bachmann railtruck sound hookup on: February 18, 2014, 06:18:39 PM
You might start here:

http://girr.org/girr/tips/tips8/bachmann_railtruck_tips.html

Nathan
39  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: clarification on voltage types for large scale trains on: January 03, 2014, 10:09:36 PM
Bachmann sell Large Scale with DCC installed with and without sound.
40  Discussion Boards / N / E-Z Track / Cadrail on: December 30, 2013, 12:46:44 PM
Has anyone that uses Cadrail created a Library file for the N Scale E-Z Track?

Nathan
41  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: track cleaning car on: May 26, 2013, 09:46:41 AM
 I have been trying to help the San Antonio Zoo with a loop of 3 rail 'O' that some one talked them in to for the Depot / souvenir shop where you catch the 'train ride' they have.

We have a new transformer that has made a big difference in the running of the train.  I donated it to them.

The loop runs at about 8 ft from the floor around the inside of the building.  The loop is about 20 Ft by 50 Ft.  It is not easy to get to the track to clean it.  One of the people that works there cleans the rollers on the locomotive and tender plus checks the wheels on them and the cars at least once a week.

They need a reasonable cost reliable Track Cleaning Car the the person could put behind the train and run it around several times rather then having to get a ladder and spend time hand cleaning the track. 

These people are not model railroaders, they are shop employees.  They need a commercial track cleaning car that they can get replacement cleaning pads.  I do not wish to become a vendor.  I like being retired.

Any help would be appreciated.

Nathan
42  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Track Planning Software on: April 30, 2013, 09:37:38 PM
One of the other people in our N Scale Club uses XTrackCAD and I use CADRail.  On some published plans both are right on, some both are not, and some one is right on and one is not.

The accuracy of the track library, the settings you have set for the software, and the accuracy of the original published plan all have to  match.  The number of items that could cause the problem is endless.

Use the software and the published plans as a 'guide', there will always be some small adjustments that you will make.

Everyone has their favorite software, everyone has their favorite 'track plan book'.  You may just need time to get used to the way the program works, or you may find another program that better works for you.

Nathan
43  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: DCC with Z-Scale on: April 09, 2013, 08:20:20 AM
NCE on their Power Pro line of boosters allows you to adjust the output voltage.

Nathan
44  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: General Question on: March 08, 2013, 02:23:52 PM
Over the years I have changed my Primary Scale many times.  I started in HO.  Added and dropped TT.  At one time I had matching ore trains in HO, O and N.  Dropped the HO and N, stayed with O and played a little in S.  Started Large Scale, dropped the O and S.  Have added Z Scale while keeping Large Scale as my primary.  Have had standard gauge, narrow gauge, and some traction /trolleys over the years.

All of the scales have there strong points.  HO has at the present time the largest number of modelers and the lowest cost for the space.

I enjoy Large scale because at train shows the kids can see the trains and enjoy them without have to be lifted up.  I run them on the floor on simple loops.  The larger speaker space in Large Scale makes for great sound.

As long as your having fun with Model Railroading, that's all that counts!

Nathan
45  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: garden railroad on: March 06, 2013, 10:22:52 PM
At least 3 companies make DCC compatible wireless items that use battery power:

CVP  http://cvpusa.com/
NCE  http://ncedcc.com/
QSI   http://www.qsisolutions.com/

Tony's has several pages of information about them:  http://tonystrains.com/index.html

If you are just looking for wireless cabs and track power all the major DCC manufactures can so that.

Nathan 
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 20
Powered by SMF | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!