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 on: Today at 06:18:26 AM 
Started by DAVISinGP - Last post by Hunt
. . .

The first is a "wobble" while the train is running. The front of the locomotive shakes from side to side (as if it's shaking his head "no"). Is that normal for a steam loco?

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The Bachmann HO 4-4-0 Item # 52704 should not run with the "wobble" you describe. Here is a Bachmann short video of the locomotive, note no wobble.

Contact Bachmann Service Dept.

 on: September 19, 2018, 11:38:31 PM 
Started by InsideTrack - Last post by JLK2707
Have they fixed the factory error on the original bachmann diesel models?

 on: September 19, 2018, 11:08:54 PM 
Started by Milrat - Last post by Terry Toenges
What if you made a jig like a miter box and used a razor saw? Figure out just what angle you need to make the cut and cut a triangle piece. Butt it up againt the side and glue or screw it. Make two angled cuts in the opposing side and remove the material between those cuts so the gap is big enough to slide a piece of E-Z Track in. Then you need the two slots for the saw. This way you could use any length straight you wanted to cut. It the sides were close enough together and if you have allowed for some wiggle room, you could cut curved pieces, too. If you are keeping the connectors, you could cut through the triangle piece and the side there so that the connector would fit through the hole.
I would put the saw in the middle of the "miter box" and make it so you could insert a piece of track from either so you could cut on either side of it.
As for myself, I usually just use a pair of pliers to snap the vertical piece off the corner underneath, then break the angled piece off. It's not very pretty or exact but I figure I can file it smooth or scenic it to hide the break.

 on: September 19, 2018, 09:23:45 PM 
Started by the Bach-man - Last post by JLK2707
Also, has anybody just noticed how there are now TAR tanker wagons in CGI?

 on: September 19, 2018, 08:47:28 PM 
Started by bbmiroku - Last post by the Bach-man
Dar BB,
We have no such plans at this time.
the Bach-man

 on: September 19, 2018, 08:37:12 PM 
Started by infamouselijah - Last post by WoundedBear
I'm using a Prairie 2-6-2, and I've noticed that it runs slower when I also have my lighted coaches on the track, and at low speeds the locomotive will stop moving and the coaches will use the power instead. Is there a way to fix this or to maybe add more power? I'm using the dc power pack from the challenger set.

What brand are the coaches? Are they lit with bulbs or LEDs? It may be possible that your required amperage is more than a toy train set power pack can produce.

Do things run better when you don't add the draw of the coach lamps?

If yes, then my suggestion is an upgrade of your controller.


 on: September 19, 2018, 06:55:57 PM 
Started by Milrat - Last post by Len
The roadbed of the short straight that comes with the #5 turnout is scribed underneath to show where to cut to make it fit. You may need something like that for some of the crossings, but the descriptions in the Bachmann e-store don't say if any sections are scribed or not.


 on: September 19, 2018, 06:40:05 PM 
Started by infamouselijah - Last post by Flare
Thanks. Do I need an accessory terminal or something? My power pack only comes with one output plug.

Accessory terminals are for AC accessories such as trackside lights or powered turnouts, not the trains.

All you need to wire up is the DC output to the rails.

 on: September 19, 2018, 06:30:07 PM 
Started by infamouselijah - Last post by rich1998
This might be useful in the future. I have used meters for many years including this one now. I have used more expensive ones but his one does the job just fine.
Most of the time you will use the 20 DC volt scale for your layout.
Works for car trouble shooting and house voltage. Some do not like messing with house voltage though.

Big Box stores sell inexpensive ones also.


 on: September 19, 2018, 06:23:16 PM 
Started by lirrman - Last post by rogertra
Speaking of phonics, as we are going off topic, what's an "Erb"?  I hear it used in cooking a lot and wondered what it was.  "Erb"?

It's like commercials on TV and radio, everything is "two times" never "twice".   



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