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 on: Today at 12:08:56 AM 
Started by RkyGriz - Last post by Greg Elmassian
Keep lubing them! The alternative to the intensive maintenance is they will fail.

I use ball bearing wheelsets when I want power pickup for cars, but of course the expense is too high for your coaches.

Greg

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 on: November 19, 2017, 09:02:46 PM 
Started by Flare - Last post by Flare
Maybe it needs a bit of lubrication?


Not a bad idea, but the gear covers on the underside don't want to come off.

How do I get at them without breaking something?

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 on: November 19, 2017, 08:08:11 PM 
Started by TRAINUT - Last post by TRAINUT
Help! I finally have a layout to run them on, so when I unboxed by 15-year-old Spectrum 8-40CWs in the Conrail paint scheme, I noticed I have to apply the handrails separately, which is no big deal until I discovered that the small tabs at the bottom of the stanchions would not fit into the matching holes on the side sills. Am I doing something wrong? I tried widening one of the holes slightly Cry with an X-acto knife, but then figured out width was not my problem, depth was. Is there a trick to this I can't figure out? I would like to get these up and running soon.

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 on: November 19, 2017, 08:01:43 PM 
Started by Flare - Last post by dutchbuilder
I have several 2-6-6-2's , no problems at all.
Maybe it needs a bit of lubrication?
Might do the trick.

Ton

 5 
 on: November 19, 2017, 07:45:19 PM 
Started by mpop - Last post by mpop
the atlas snap relay worked but the power supply I had was to small to run the switch and the relay at the same time will try a larger unit and let you know

 6 
 on: November 19, 2017, 05:17:53 PM 
Started by douglas - Last post by angelob6660
I wrote to Bachmann a few months ago about the availability of Skarloey and Rheneas. They will arriving around December 25th.

I don't know if their delivery schedule was changed or not.

 7 
 on: November 19, 2017, 04:01:24 PM 
Started by r.nichols - Last post by Len
It can be really hard to make real tight radius curves with flex track and not create kinks. If you want tight curves for a temporary layout, I would suggest using Kato 216mm (8.5") radius Uni-Track instead. Unfortunately, Bachmann doesn't make an N-scale curve that tight.

Len

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 on: November 19, 2017, 03:03:30 PM 
Started by Flare - Last post by Flare
Well I've tried swapping the decoder with a 44915 2-function from one of my rail trucks, but it's still not letting me adjust the starting voltage.

I've even tried reprogramming CV 2 directly, and that's not helping either:  It still doesn't budge until the 8th speed step.


Is this a limitation of the loco or am I missing something?

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 on: November 19, 2017, 12:53:23 PM 
Started by rbryce1 - Last post by jbrock27
If one was to go that route, getting a thin sheet of styrene would be the way to go.  Drill a hole to accommodate the bolster, then use a hole punch to punch a disc out around that center hole, like Jim Banner would do from time to time.

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 on: November 19, 2017, 11:07:34 AM 
Started by rbryce1 - Last post by Terry Toenges
Can you just cut one out of a piece of plastic like a water bottle? I know some of those water bottles are pretty thin but I don't know the measurement. Maybe a piece from plastic that so many thing are packaged in now.

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