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1  Discussion Boards / Large / servicing a G scale locomotive on: November 26, 2017, 01:07:36 AM
We have a Bachmann 2-6-0 steam loco at our club, used for our train show.  Can anyone point me in the direction of some instructions on cleaning/lubing the engine?
Thanks
2  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / AR-1 (reversing unit) for point to point trolley on: December 13, 2016, 08:12:19 PM
Has anyone used an AR-1 for a simple point-to-point trolley operation?  I have opto-sensors on order to put at each end and wire according to the instructions.
I would also like the trolley to pause at each end for a few seconds.  Would I need to add relays for that?  Thanks for any help and I would prefer not to have a lot of other ideas shared with me.
John
3  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: EZ command quits after a couple of years on: October 01, 2015, 04:26:29 PM
Thanks Rich.   I asked Mr. Bachmann and we tried several reset functions but none cleared the problem.  I'm okay with the couple of years of EZ command.  It worked very well on my 4' x 11' foot switching pike.  I'm building a 12' X 16' layout now with reversing loops, so the Digitrax will work better for that anyway.
4  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / EZ command quits after a couple of years on: October 01, 2015, 02:10:01 PM
I really enjoyed my EZ command for a couple of years, but then, one day it just quit working.  The lights come on, but as soon as I assign any of the 1-10 buttons, it shuts down.  I've invested in a Digitrax system now.  I guess the couple of hundred bucks I spent on the EZ command controller and walkaround add on Throttle were worth it, just not sure.
5  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: EZ command walkaround throttle problems on: February 27, 2013, 01:06:49 PM
I've tried several cables and they all present the same problem, so I'm ruling that out. I removed all the locomotives. Re-programmed each one to the same address as before. All functioning normally with ez command controller. plugged the walkaround throttle back in (as per instructions) and had same result. It will run 3 of the 9 locomotives. functions (lights, horns, bells) working okay on the 3. forward direction light still doesn't come on. and the other addresses don't light up (six locos). very strange. I don't try to run more than 3-4 locomotives at a time. tried every combination of cabling. same result. straight from controller to throttle (bypassing new companion port), same result.
any more ideas? I may try reprogramming locos to different addresses next.
thanks for your help.
6  Discussion Boards / HO / EZ command walkaround throttle problems on: February 25, 2013, 11:52:34 PM
I have been using EZ command with success for 3 years.  Recently, I added a walk around companion throttle.  It worked flawlessly when connected directly to the controller.  I wanted to operate from another location on the layout so I purchased the remote connector panel (with cable).  I installed it according to directions (although quite simple) and plugged in across the layout.  Some of the locomotives worked, but the forward direction light did not light any longer (locos still run) and several of locos didn't light up or run.  I tried plugging the companion back into the controller directly and still have problems as described above.  I tried powering everything off, unplugging and plugging, etc.  I also tried the second port for the IO connection.  No luck.
Is there a reset for the controller or companion.  The controller still works fine by itself.
Thanks for any help you may provide.
John
from the Oregon River and Beaver Junction Railroad (based on the MRR beer line from 2009)
7  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: length of cable on bachmann 44907 ez command walk around on: January 30, 2013, 03:54:53 PM
thanks!
8  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: What is the difference among two controllers? on: January 30, 2013, 03:54:06 PM
how long is the cable connecting the controller and walkaround 44907, please?
9  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: DCC Sound Problem on: January 30, 2013, 12:55:48 PM
I bought a new Bachmann 2-6-0 Alco with sound and the speaker went out in about 5 months.  Had it replaced by a club guy.  Works fine now.
10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / length of cable on bachmann 44907 ez command walk around on: January 30, 2013, 12:17:50 PM
Howdy,
How long is the connector cable on these units?
Thanks
John
11  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / DCC question on: September 28, 2009, 03:22:30 PM
I'm new and was wondering about the E-Z Command system.  Does the hand held controller also power the track, or do you need a separate dedicated power supply?
Thanks
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