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1  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Are free ON30 replacement gears still available? on: December 06, 2017, 04:07:35 PM
Bachman honored the FREE for a year or so but you now have to buy the gears.
2  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 2017 ON30 annual magazine on: May 06, 2017, 11:45:46 AM
Got my copy today.
I had pre-ordered in March, just before the closing date so they must be all caught up on the pre-orders.

Lot of good reading in this issue and some good ideas.
3  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Hinged entry to layout on: April 14, 2017, 04:59:56 PM
A lift-out/ drop-in is much easier to build.
Hinges do not add anything to the "bridge" and can be a real pain.
Lift outs are so much easier but do as Jonathan said....lay the tracks first and then cut them.
4  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Sound module question on: February 27, 2017, 01:15:54 PM
Sure you can.  You won't ruin the loco.
It'll just sound weird if you use a 2-6-0 and the chuffs won't match the Heisler.
5  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Excursion car on: February 15, 2017, 12:57:37 PM
Is there anyone who make makes shorter On30 passenger cars? I searched the web a lot looking for some but I guess I'm out of luck.

6  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: dissasembling a locomotive on: January 15, 2017, 12:27:18 PM
If you can get to the glue spots, try applying acetone (finger nail polish remover) to the areas which should loosen/dissolve the glue.
7  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: current status on Bachmann On30 Climax gear repairs? on: December 23, 2016, 12:07:11 PM
Call the service center on the phone and ask for the replacement gear set.
This is a known problem and they used to send out replacement gears for free but you might have to pay for the set now.
There is a tutorial on this forum on how to replace the gears.
NWSL does NOT have any gears for it.
8  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Question about SPDT Slide Switch with 3 posts on: December 23, 2016, 12:04:28 PM
Most likely, the center pin is the common (input) and the other ends are output.
9  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: ON30 coach / obsrvation railings on: September 27, 2016, 04:55:49 PM
Grandt Line makes the end railing for O scale cars.
Half way down this page:
Many dealers carry these parts or you can order direct.
10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Digitraxx Sound Decoder on: September 04, 2016, 10:48:26 AM
Tiger, speakers need a 'sound box' to prevent the sound from bouncing around in the tender and to make it one directional...out the bottom of the tender.  And yes, you definitely need the holes in the bottom of the tender.
The box can be anything that fully encloses the back of the speaker...styrene is a good choice to make your box from.
11  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: On30 2-8-0 on: August 14, 2016, 10:28:56 AM
maybe he meant 500 mAmps
12  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Paint Colors on: July 05, 2016, 03:12:00 PM
13  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: EZ Track Tack Down on: July 05, 2016, 03:08:32 PM
I prefer to use vinyl caulk.
I use the cartridge type and apply to the track bottom edge, press in place, done.
Easily removed with a putty knife if a change is needed.
14  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Current review of MRC sound decorder on: May 19, 2016, 11:22:37 AM
Look at the TCS WOW decoder.  Best reviews out there.
Why put all the effort into the installation and not use the best.
15  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Thomas Kinkade on30 by Hawthorne Village on: May 09, 2016, 03:42:15 PM
I do not have one of the new DCC 2-6-0 but I can tell you it will be more work that "taking the shell off and putting it on"

Now, most likely you can do it but it will take some work.  Bachmann locos have a lot of detail parts applied separately which would have to be removed and put back on.  The cab and the boiler are separate pieces which need to be removed and attached individually.

But I am now thinking that the DCC part may be in the new tender, not in the loco.  So that would require removing the tender shell & details, a much simpler project.
Of course you could just add a DCC decoder to the current tender and be finished.
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