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16  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: parts ordering on: October 24, 2016, 01:53:56 PM
Thank you.  Cool Seems like the internet problem was very widespread! Saw the news over the weekend and now understand it was an internet problem.

FYI; ordered again today with no problems.  Cool

Lee F.
17  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / parts ordering on: October 22, 2016, 10:38:39 AM
I got an email with the offer of 20% off on parts. I get to check out and everything is fine until I give my credit card info, after clicking to pay with credit card it comes up with "cant' do Paypal." I have not even tried to use Paypal as I don't have an account with Paypal.
The guy on the phone said he was referring this to the IT department for investigation as it did the same thing for him.

I would like to be able to buy some parts with the discount.

Lee F.
18  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: sound activation on: September 21, 2016, 11:34:28 AM
I own 2 Williams engines and would like to power them with a postwar Lionel ZW transformer. How  do I activate bell and whistle? Would Lionel sound activation button,part number 610-5906-001 work?
                  Thanks,
                           
                              H. James

The Lionel sound activation button should work. If it don't work wired in the correct way for the bell sound wire it in reverse, but always have it wired to the positive terminal of the transformer.

Lee F.
19  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: SP F7 Has Arrived on: August 06, 2016, 01:13:35 PM
Wyatt, you have more engines in Williams then I do. I have about 12 Williams engines and 2 WBB engines. The Williams engines run great, have not had the WBB engines long enough to give an honest answer.
I have 2 of the newer E Z Street vehicles and they run good.

Lee F.
20  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: SP F7 Has Arrived on: August 04, 2016, 11:33:57 AM
They look very nice Wyatt. Are both A units powered?

I bought a set of Williams F-7's ABA a while back and only one engine was powered. So I bought the power up-grade kit for the second A unit F-7, there was a speed difference in the way the 2 powered engines ran, so I swapped shells with another older F-7 that was powered and solved the issue that way.

Lee F.
21  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Williams Santa Fe Diesel locomotive won't respond to controller on: July 28, 2016, 09:43:26 AM
It is an AC Williams 0-18VAC
 The transformer is putting out the correct amount of voltage. It was working just fine, then suddenly had the overload light illuminated and won't run.

Just curious, did you ever solve the problem? Are you able to post a photo of the transformer?
The Bachmann site don't show the transformers listed for sale and numbers don't mean a thing if Bachmann has no information on them.

Lee F.
22  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Williams 1401 Brass Just Detailed on: July 27, 2016, 08:56:53 AM
Looks very good, Wyatt.  Smiley

Lee f.

23  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: WBB E7 With 2 DC Motors? on: July 27, 2016, 08:54:34 AM
Have you used a digital volt or amp meter to find out?
Usually most Williams engines have a 6 amp circuit board installed, if that helps you.

Lee F.
24  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: GP-9 Grinding noise on: June 26, 2016, 04:22:28 PM
If your SD-90 is still under warranty call Bachmann by phone! Don't email them, call and talk to somebody.
I would let them fix it before I attempt any repair.

Lee F.
25  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Williams Santa Fe Diesel locomotive won't respond to controller on: June 23, 2016, 10:28:06 AM
E 11 5800 Williams by Bachmann

I am not able to find any transformer information on the Bachmann website. Can you please give the wattage rating of the transformer?

Or maybe you can use the transformer with an engine that you that works and see what happens.

Lee F.
26  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Williams Santa Fe Diesel locomotive won't respond to controller on: June 23, 2016, 10:03:59 AM
It is an AC Williams 0-18VAC
 The transformer is putting out the correct amount of voltage. It was working just fine, then suddenly had the overload light illuminated and won't run.

Can you test your track? Take all train items off the track and see what happens. If good add one item at a time(engine,  freight car, or passenger car) and test with the transformer to see what happens.
You might have something shorting out, even track can short out if the spacers are not good or the center ties touch the center rail.

Lee F.
27  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Williams Santa Fe Diesel locomotive won't respond to controller on: June 22, 2016, 09:53:30 AM
Is that an E Z Streets transformer? If so it does not have enough power for more then 2 E Z Streets cars, and won't power a Williams engine! Try using a transformer with 80 watts of power like the Williams or Atlas transformers.

Lee F.
28  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: GP30 needs more recent schemes on: June 22, 2016, 09:50:24 AM
I agree that there is a limited paint scheme or roadnames in the GP-30's. How about some railroads from Pennsylvania? Names like; Reading Lines, Reading & Northern, Pennsylvania.

Lee F.
29  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Williams steam engine on: May 20, 2016, 09:38:42 AM
Check the wires at the pins, you may have a loose wire in one of the pins. I am not sure where to buy a new 4 wire harness.
FYI; I have bought a couple of 2 wire harnesses at a model airplane hobby shop to use with my diesel engines for continuous power supply when using 2 powered engines together. The wire harnesses can be rated for 5 amps as usually you won't need that much power under normal running.

Lee F.
30  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: O scale Trains and O Scale Cars, Trucks & People on: May 15, 2016, 11:28:45 AM
A lot of stuff has been trial and error. Lionel's trucks are all over the spectrum as far as size goes.
Try www.diecastdirect.com for 1/43 scale items.
Plasticville is underscale for O gauge trains, but mainly all the same is size.

Lee F.
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