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 on: Today at 03:46:52 PM 
Started by plint - Last post by bbmiroku
... some of the "grasshopper"-type of production locomotives (0-4-0, vertical boiler, outside frame) like the Tom Thumb or the Atlantic.  I really enjoy the early years of railroading in America, but all you can get are the "one-off" locomotives like the DeWitt Clinton, Rocket, Best Friend of Charleston, Prussia, etc.  How about some "mass-produced" early ones?  And the type of cars that would run with them.  (A visit to the B&O Museum may be in order, Mr. Bachmann...)

Maybe for a first run, the workings could be cast plastic or resin, and later (or better quality) runs might have moving piston "arms" and such.

And available in DC as well as DCC, for those of us whom it doesn't make economical sense to switch our line of products from one to the other.

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 on: Today at 10:31:47 AM 
Started by plint - Last post by plint
A Green and Yellow Maine Central S4 or S2 DCC with Sound

 3 
 on: May 26, 2018, 11:24:37 PM 
Started by dstu09 - Last post by dstu09
Does anyone know the exact measurements of the Bachmann Thomas? Trying to get measurements for someone to make a custom version of it for shapeways

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 on: May 26, 2018, 08:27:44 PM 
Started by texianbear54 - Last post by Trainman203
http://hawkinsrails.net/shortlines/las/las.htm

Scroll down to Louisiana Southern no. 10.

 Iím in the middle of turning a 4-4-0 into one of these. Iíve got a Richmond 4-4-0 boiler shell to harvest just about everything parts wise.  The parts catalog has several pilots from different engines that are suitable.  Many old 4-4-0s were rebuilt around 1900 much like this for another 20 or more years of useful service on branchlines and short lines.

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 on: May 26, 2018, 08:06:40 PM 
Started by texianbear54 - Last post by Trainman203
Those options used to be called the ďSpectrum ď Line.  It cost extra money.  Apparently the market didnít support it, as much as serious modelers like myself wanted it. 

 6 
 on: May 26, 2018, 08:01:59 PM 
Started by Dogman01 - Last post by Trainman203
Reset cv 3 to 100 and 4 to 50 for more prototypical performance. Half of each if you want more instant control.

 7 
 on: May 26, 2018, 07:58:02 PM 
Started by Dogman01 - Last post by Hunt
Doug,
Per Bachmann HO 4-4-0 Sound Value Equipped document
 
CV 3    Baseline Acceleration Rate with factory default  6
CV 4    Baseline Deceleration Rate with factory default  5



 8 
 on: May 26, 2018, 07:54:23 PM 
Started by J70Toby - Last post by DecadesofSun
Nice Fred model, mate. Your timing's decent; I made this version just a couple months ago.






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 on: May 26, 2018, 07:10:54 PM 
Started by J70Toby - Last post by angelob6660
Thanks for that wonderful information. I'll look to see about the new stories from Christopher.

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 on: May 26, 2018, 06:54:15 PM 
Started by Terry Toenges - Last post by Terry Toenges
I won a standard On30 caboose on Ebay for $17.50 + $5.99 shipping. I will use the lighting stuff out of it for the logging caboose. By the time I would buy the stuff separately, this will probably be cheaper and easier.

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