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1  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: E-Z Street Layout Design on: October 08, 2017, 10:09:27 PM
JP, of Acton MA, USA writes,
There used to be downloadable 'templates', that were essentially images of the Super Streets (currently known as E-Z Streets) tracks, that you could print out, and then cut out the images, to make a 'mock up' of your track design, before creating the actual layout. If you have E-Z Streets tracks and a color copier / printer, you could simply place sections of straight, curved, and X-over tracks on your copier / printer, and make your own photo-copied templates.

Also, there is a website: http://rrtrack.com/, that actually has downloadable track layout software. Not sure if it has the E-Z Streets, though.
Hope this helps.
Sincerely: JP 
2  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Need info on Williams #55 Mighty Mite on: July 29, 2016, 10:05:11 PM
After doing a Google search for "Williams #55, Mighty Mite", the results showed that the Mighty Mite is the same thing as the Ready Made Toys 'Beep' GP-9 locos.
Interesting to know that. The Mighty Mites go as far back as when they were originally produced by Kusan, befefore Williams acquired the tooling.
-JP
3  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Need info on Williams #55 Mighty Mite on: June 07, 2016, 07:57:01 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes,
Do you have any pics of the 'Mighty Mite' loco?
-JP
4  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Why no new Williams product this year? on: May 01, 2016, 11:25:20 AM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes:
For the time being, Lionel will start out with producing the Weaver freight cars.
Interesting to know about Lionel buying Weaver engine molds, and
Atlas buying some Weaver stuff as well.

I agree, it would be interesting to see what happens.
-JP
5  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Boston & Maine Passenger Cars on: April 25, 2016, 01:12:07 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes:

if there was a high enough percentage of folks who are looking for those particular cars, then there is a chance that WBB would produce them.
I'm sure you could find B&M cars from other manufacturers, such as Lionel and MTH, for now.

By the way, don't think you are 'talking to a wall'. Folks Are Reading Your Posts, and if they have an idea or an answer, They Will Reply.

Sometimes I feel the same way - I post something, but then no one reads or replies to it. Do I post stuff like 'Hello, Is anyone there?' No I don't, because its really not necessary.

-JP
6  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Why no new Williams product this year? on: April 24, 2016, 11:10:12 AM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes:
Lee, Here is a link to a TCA video, that mentions that Lionel will be producing Weaver products.
http://tcamembers.org/netvision/lionel.htm

Weaver actually went out of business, sometime in 2015.
-JP
7  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Why no new Williams product this year? on: April 22, 2016, 01:13:35 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes: As far as I understand, RMT will be completely out of business, by the end of April 2016.
I know that Aristo Craft (temporarily) took over the RMT production, selling trains under the RMT by Arist'O' name, but that was short lived, since Aristo Craft ended up going out of business, now under the Polk's Generation Next name.
As for Weaver, It looks like Lionel will be taking over, using Weaver tooling to create freight cars under the Lion Scale name.

-JP
8  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Why no new Williams product this year? on: April 15, 2016, 08:03:40 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes:
Perhaps, the reason why there are no new Williams products, is because takes a train load of $$$$ and resources, especially to make the molds, and the castings for new products. Its usually cheaper for WBB to simply re-hash previous products, vs. introducing new products.
Companies like Lionel and MTH continue to introduce new stuff, all the time, while WBB is more 'relaxed' and 'laid back'.
Just saying. Don't have to take my word for it.
-JP
9  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Williams front boiler cover j class? on: April 12, 2016, 08:42:41 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes:
If your Williams J Class loco is the same size and shape as a Lionel N&W J Class 4-8-4, you might be able to get a Lionel part, and repaint it into Pennsylvania colors.
There is an online parts listing for Williams products, but they only list 'certain' parts (ie. replacement trucks for the Peter Witt trolley)
Hope this helps.
-JP
10  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Ready Made Toys "Beep" (Geep) Diesel loco wiring issue on: March 31, 2016, 03:02:35 PM
Interesting to know that.
Thanks Len.
-JP
11  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Ready Made Toys "Beep" (Geep) Diesel loco wiring issue on: March 29, 2016, 08:36:21 PM
Hi Len.
Thank you so much.
This should be very helpful, as its more detailed than the diagram I got from RMT, which didn't show what I needed to see.

-JP
12  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Ready Made Toys "Beep" (Geep) Diesel loco wiring issue on: March 28, 2016, 01:42:52 PM
Ok. Thanks.
Some pics would also be helpful.
-JP
13  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Ready Made Toys "Beep" (Geep) Diesel loco wiring issue on: March 26, 2016, 04:10:35 PM
JP, of Acton MA, USA wirtes:
Hi Len.
It was a Union Pacific 'Beep' loco. From the first production run of the RMT 'Beep' locos.
-JP
14  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Ready Made Toys "Beep" (Geep) Diesel loco wiring issue on: March 25, 2016, 07:02:16 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes:

I have a Ready Made Toys (similar to the old Kusan & Williams) "Beep" (Geep) diesel loco chassis. I can include pics in a separate post, if needed.
One day, a small wire came disconnected from a motor terminal, and a board terminal. I know which motor terminal to reattach the wire to, but I don't know which board terminal to reattach the wire to.
If anyone on here has a Ready Made Toys Geep, or the Kusan, or Williams version, and could help indicate where on the board, the wire reattaches to, that would be most helpful.
Pics or diagrams would also be helpful.

Thanks.
-JP
15  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Williams Peter Witt trolley wiring on: February 26, 2016, 04:15:09 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes:

Karl R.,
When I discovered the disconnected wires, there were other wires still connected to the trucks. those other wires were connected to the center rail rollers, as well as a jumper wires which jump power from an axle contact on one side of the trucks, to the other axle contact on the other side of the trucks.

Anyway, after much trials and errors, I determined that the disconnected wires connected to an axle contact on each truck. I have since re-connected the wires, and the trolley runs as it should.

Thanks for the reply.
-JP
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