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1  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Seeking These Features in an HO Steam Loco on: November 16, 2017, 11:36:56 AM
If you skip the smoke (which looks unrealistic and tends to make an oily mess on your track youíll have lots of choices
2  Discussion Boards / HO / Sound value S-4 doesnít move on: November 14, 2017, 08:47:37 AM
I have the above locomotive and while the horn bell and lights respond to my commnds the locomotive does not respond to the throttle.  Wondering if I need to reset the decoder?
3  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Bachmann ez command wireless on: October 31, 2017, 07:48:30 AM
Is the Dynamis a discontinued item ?
4  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: replacing ez command on: October 31, 2017, 07:44:29 AM
Thatís what I did I relegated the DC locomotives to the display shelf when I replaced the EZ Command with an upgraded competitors product which would not run DC Anyway.  Problem is what to fo if you have a lot of DC only locos.  I suspect that hard wiring a decoder into a locomotive not designed for DCC is challenging on one locomotive let alone a whole fleet.
5  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: GE 70 Ton on: October 25, 2017, 08:08:07 AM
That sounds about right but my 70 tonners are a few years old.  I eish they would produce them in sound value with the better SoundTraxx decoders
6  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: sd70ACE Wreck! on: October 18, 2017, 02:52:56 PM
Sometimes you can have a total loss in an accident, just like the prototype.  It might be better to give up on this one, or get another one cheap on the online auctions and swap out for your favorite shell.  You can always keep the old mechanism for parts.

I learned the hard way about  building track away from the layout edge.  You not only get a safety net, it looks a heck of a lot better with a few inches of scenery between the track and the edge of the universe.

Yes but unlike the prototype you probably arenít insured against a total loss  Cheesy

On the bright side you donít have a liability or Workers Compensation claim either.

Building away from the edges is good Insurance though.
7  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: HO Crossbucks on: October 16, 2017, 07:44:31 AM
Well if you are going to model a modern grade crossing you need to go with the overhead type signage they use nowadays.  Bachmann doesnít have this but I believe they can be found.
8  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: anorher dc or dcc on a small layouy on: October 16, 2017, 07:39:30 AM
You need to better define the kind of layout you are building and how you will run it.  In my case for example I do a lot of switching so I went DCC because it allows me to have 3 or 4 locomotives parked even though I usually operate only one at a time.
9  Discussion Boards / E-Z App / How many locomotives can be controlled by ez app on: October 04, 2017, 09:38:26 AM
How many cabs can run at the same time and how fo I toggle between them?
10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Noisy Bachman Santa Fe Engine on: October 03, 2017, 07:42:39 AM
Are you running DC or DCC ?
11  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Young Sheldon on: September 27, 2017, 07:43:27 AM
I realize this is a Bachmann board but did anyone hear happen to watch the opening sequence of this shows premier?
12  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Loud locomotive on: September 27, 2017, 07:40:51 AM
If the locomotive is DCC on Board you will hear a hum from the decoder used by Bachmann. The higher end sound value locos make much less noise when the sound is muted:
13  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: How do I make a 48Ēcircle for my Pacific Flyer set? on: September 21, 2017, 02:09:47 PM
A 22" radius curve would produce a 44" Diameter Circle  If you buy a 9" terminal re-railer and a  9" straight that would produce an oval of 44" x 53" Would that do?
14  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Riding a real train on: August 27, 2017, 07:59:33 PM
Well do I did it i an taking the train to Chicago in October from New York.  First time in 20 years on an overnight train snyhong new to expect?
15  Discussion Boards / HO / Modernizing NS 5555 on: August 16, 2017, 07:41:32 AM
I just received NS 5555 a GP 38-2. 

In looking on railpictures.net I noticed that the Bachmann version does not come close to what the picture looked like.  I think this is because the locomotive was rebuilt at some point.

Among other things The horn has been moved back, ditch lights added and something was put over the cab (A/C)? Any ideas as to where I would get parts to modernize the locomotive if I chose to.  I am not looking for functionality just appearance.
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