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31  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: What exactly is the O gauge "snap-fit" track included with some starter sets? on: February 21, 2013, 11:59:28 AM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes:

It sounds like "snap-fit" tracks are those not by WBB, but by Atlas O. You would have to check out the Atlas O website to research the various components of "snap-fit" tracks.

Hope this helps.

-JP
32  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Bullfrog Snot - It actually works! on: February 18, 2013, 01:30:54 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes

If musicians used BF Snot on their fingers, wouldn't it get all over the instruments?

-JP
33  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Regarding EZ Street tracks... on: February 18, 2013, 01:24:23 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes,

Hi Joe,

Thank you for replying. For some reason, I thought that both the 5in and the 10in sections had the power connectors on the underside. The curves only have power connectors for the running rails, and not the center rail, a bit unusual if you ask me.

-JP
34  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: E-Z Street on: February 17, 2013, 08:15:23 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes:

EZ Street vehicles do run on AC, but for whatever reason a DC power supply was included in the starter sets. The vehicles or trolley would run forward only, regardless of whether the knob DC power supply was set to the forward or reverse setting. The K-Line vans featured an electronic e-unit for directon control. The trolleys featured bumpers to control direction.

Hope this helps

-JP
35  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Bullfrog Snot - It actually works! on: February 17, 2013, 08:08:06 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes,

I think it is understandable that the "Snot" be applied to only the rear-most drive wheels on a steam loco.

The website shows various video clips on applying the snot.
The loco must be turned upside down, connect the power to the rollers and the frame, slowly spin the wheels ("yard speed") and use either a very fine artists paint brush, or a Q-Tip to apply the snot.

Hope this helps

-JP
36  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Regarding EZ Street tracks... on: February 17, 2013, 03:07:06 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes:

Does anyone know which sections of EZ Street tracks feature both the running rails and center rail power connection tabs on the underside?

-JP
37  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: E-Z Street on: February 17, 2013, 02:58:59 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes,

Hi Waldo,

You might be able to look on E-Bay or elsewhere, for anyone selling the KLine / KLine by Lionel Superstreets vehicle or trolley starter sets, which include a motorized vehicle or trolley, enough track to complete a loop or oval, a wire harness, and an HO style DC power sullpy.

-JP
38  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Bullfrog Snot - It actually works! on: February 17, 2013, 02:53:57 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes:

I recently saw a post on the WBB forum, regarding the "liquid traction tires" called Bullfrog Snot, but it got removed, due to lack of replies. A fellow modeler actually used this product on a Lionel postwar steam loco (no magnet traction), and said that it improved pulling performance, immensely. Anyone else who may be interested in trying this product, can check out the website http://www.bullfrogsnot.com. All it is, is a silicone rubbery gel that you apply to a loco's wheels, to improve traction.

-JP
39  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: O scale yes scale amfleet and metroliners on: January 19, 2013, 09:57:13 AM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes:

Williams / WBB already does produce a set of 3 60' Amfleet cars in either Amtrak or Notheast Regional liveries.
Check the online catalog, thay are listed under Traditional Line in the WBB catagory.

It would be cool if WBB were to produce powered Metroliner MU sets.

Hope this helps

-JP
40  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: GP30 sound volume on: January 19, 2013, 09:47:55 AM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes,

Remove the shell from your loco, and look for something that looks like a small plastic adjustment knob with a slotted head for a flat-blade screw driver. That should be the volume control. Just be careful to turn it a liitle bit at a time, untill you reach the desired volume.

Another option is to design a paper cone to fit around the speaker. Cones usually work very well for sound amplification.

Hope this helps.

-JP
41  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: How about a frequently asked question section about EZ Streets? on: December 22, 2012, 10:57:58 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes:

Lee,
I may be able to answer some of your questions about EZ Streets
"what size vehicles will fit on EZ Streets" - the MTH and similar cars by ETS VW Bugs, and VW pickup trucks, Lionel and MTH trolleys, Lionel, MTH, and KLine handcars, KLine Plymouth diesels and Porter steam locos, Industrial Rail (Now Atlas O) trolleys (D26 curves only), ETS trolleys, (possibly) MTH 0-4-0 dockside locos, Lionel postwar "Romulan" and Vulcan" 0-4-0 diesel switchers - Larger steam and diesel locos will not work on the EZ Streets

"How do you provide power to the track sections" - removal of knock-out tabs reveal the connectors for the wire harness to connect to

"How does it mount to a sheet of plywood for a more permanent layout" - Removal of decorative man hole covers reveal holes for screws, replacement of man hole covers neatly conceal the screw heads.

"Does it mate with other track systems or not" - a ramped adapter track (if available) will allow for mating with Lionel tubular tracks or Lionel FasTracks, depending on which version of adapter you buy.

Hope this helps
Sincerely: JP
42  Discussion Boards / HO / Turning Radius for Gordon the Express Engine Item #58744 on: November 09, 2012, 11:38:27 PM
JP of Acton MA USA writes:

jneuhaus3 writes wants to know: My grandson just received a Thomas the Train Gordon the Express Engine. I want to build him a layout. What is the minimum track radius for this engine?

John (jneuhaus3)

Copied from the Williams by Bachmann O scale forum

-JP
43  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Turning Radius for Gordon the Express Engine Item #58744 on: November 09, 2012, 11:34:09 PM
JP of Acton MA USA writes:
jneuhaus3,

Your question regarding Gordon the Express engine is better suited for the HO forums, as it is an HO scale product, produced by Bachmann HO, and not Williams by Bachmann O.
-JP

44  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: train shows on: November 09, 2012, 11:30:02 PM
JP of Acton MA USA writes,

The next Massachusetts area train show is the Greenberg's Great Train and Toy show in Wilmington MA at the Aleppo Shriner's Auditorium, taking place Saturday / Sunday March 23 / 24. Unfortunately, WBB does not attend this particular show, as it is mostly just dealers, model train clubs, and layout exhibitors, no manufacturers.

More info about Greenberg Train Shows can be found at http://www.greenbergshows.com
45  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: JP's Wishlist for 2013 on: October 19, 2012, 12:59:08 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes,

Dom,
I did include S-70 Light Rail trains in my list, at the bottom.

HammishK,
It would be interesting if WBB were to produce electric steeple-cab locos

I would most certainly like to see more EZ Street tracks, especially turnouts. If WBB produced O versions of the Birney car, it would be a perfect runner on the 16 and 21 inch radius EZ curves.

-JP
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