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1  Discussion Boards / N / Re: DD40AX Model Stopped, would not run, lights work, on: October 27, 2017, 01:53:04 AM
I have a few N Scale DD40AX Locos that did the same thing, it's taken me some time to get to dealing with it, with mine the rear motor seams to have poor connection which stops the front motor because the decoder goes into a protection mode because it senses that the rear motor has shorted out so the lights work but that's it.  I was able to spin the motor and it came back to life.

Hope this helps
2  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: E-Z Command Smart Interface !!! on: February 19, 2016, 04:56:38 PM
The Smart Interface is in the catalog now for 2016 however no one has it listed for sale yet, not even Bachmann.  Undecided
3  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: E-Z Command Smart Interface !!! on: January 21, 2016, 10:19:59 PM
I am also waiting for the Smart Interface, can some one at Bachmann let us know when to look for it??

Most people I have talked to had no idea that Bachmann even had this...
4  Discussion Boards / N / Re: DN135D Install Dash 8-40C on: March 29, 2013, 06:07:10 PM
Yep, I did Kiss
5  Discussion Boards / N / DN135D Install Dash 8-40C on: March 29, 2013, 06:11:52 AM
I installed a Digitrax DN135D DCC Decoder into a Bachmann Dash 8-40C N scale, here are some pictures... Grin
6  Discussion Boards / N / Re: N SERIES DCC SYSTEM... on: March 29, 2013, 06:05:19 AM

I have looked into DCC, it has many advantages to DC.  Here are some thoughts, make sure that the locomotive will make the turns that you have or will purchase, if you purchase the EZ-Command system know that it is limited, for example if you want to use more than one locomotive to pull a train you have to set them up as one locomotive so, lights on is for both and so on.  Bachmann has the Dynamis system for only $15 more, its hands free and not as limited.
7  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Converted DC GP40 to DCC on: March 29, 2013, 05:45:21 AM

I have been converting my DC Locomotives to DCC, like you I have some GP40's, GP50's and some F9's.  It would be great if you could take off the shells and take some pics.

8  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: DCC Install F9 on: March 17, 2013, 06:05:00 AM
Hi, jbrock27

Thanks for asking, I used 3mm LEDs.

3200 mcd-3mm white LED
3.2Vf@20mA-viewing angle-25
9  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: DCC Install F9 on: March 16, 2013, 12:58:41 PM
Hi Steve Turner

The locomotive on the left is the modified one the right one is stock...  The LED is white to the eye, the camera adds the tint.  I wanted it to be as bright as possible, this LED can range from 1.5 volts to 3 volts, brightness is adjustable by which resistor is used, the higher it's value the dimmer it will be, for instance the resistors I used were 648 ohms if you use a 1k ohm resistor it would be much dimmer.  I also installed this LED into my B-23 with the Bachmann decoder, this decoder combination yielded 1.75 volts on low and 2.02 volts on high, much dimmer but bright enough that I don't have to cup my hands around it to see if the lights are on.  This install is on here as well.

Thanks for the input
10  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: DCC Install F9 on: March 16, 2013, 12:30:27 PM
Hi Jerrys HO

It is really that bright, about the same as a mini mag flash light... Grin  The locomotive on the right is the standard unit at it's full brightness..
11  Discussion Boards / HO / DCC Install F9 on: March 14, 2013, 05:45:17 AM
This is the F9 Locomotive from the Red Rock train set, it is the same locomotive used for the Royal Gorge F7A and F7B.  In this video I am installing the DN135D DCC decoder from Digitrax.  The next video is installing a LED head light (very bright).  The resistors I used tested at 324 ohms each, the result was 2.99 volts, these are 3 volt LEDs.  I used 2 because I had them laying around.  I have two functions from the decoder left any Ideas?

DCC decoder:

LED Light:
12  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: AC or DC on: March 09, 2013, 05:17:38 PM
Interesting, I never looked into it.  Don't the new DCC decoders have this or a similar kind of diode protection?
13  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: AC or DC on: March 07, 2013, 05:28:00 AM

I have a thought, my rule is, when in doubt error on the side of caution!!  If you have a newer home it most likley has a GFI outlet close by, I would use that one.  If not they are easy to install, any Home Depot can set you up.  I to was into trains a very long time ago, lots of memories, I was able to get almost all of them working again.  I baught a lot of new ones to, almost fifty now and growing.

Live you're dreams because no one will do it for you.... Cool
14  Discussion Boards / N / Re: EZ Command use with analog 44212 power pack? on: March 06, 2013, 07:55:59 PM

I am confused about this whole plug a DC controller into the DCC EZ Command thing??  I plugged a DC  controller into  the EZ Command and it doesn't seem to do anything, nothing, ZIP???  The instructions don't show how it is supposed to be used?  Or what it is supposed to do?

Ok, I figured out that the EZ Command needs to be unplugged from it's power supply.  Power is to be supplied by the DC controller only, then the DC locomotive is controlled with the DC controller and the DCC locomotives will be controlled with EZ Command.  Hooking it up this way does give you a good on off switch... Smiley
15  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: DCC install B-23 on: February 28, 2013, 04:13:03 AM
I had a similar idea, thanks for the info.  I put differant LEDs in, so much brighter  Smiley , the stock ones are so week.

I put the pictures up on youtube HERE:
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