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 11 
 on: Today at 10:37:43 AM 
Started by Courtice - Last post by Len
For O-gauge you have three basic options:

1. Get a decent AC transformer that supplies at least 16 volts to the track, preferably with both a whistle and bell operating button.

2. Get a TMCC or DCS conversion kit (the two systems are not compatible) from either Lionel or MTH, the appropriate control system, and an 18VAC power supply. Major $$$ involved with this.

3. Since it already has a can motor, remove the existing reverse unit and sound module, but keep the speaker. Install a DCC sound decoder rated for G-scale and operate using a DCC system. You'll need a DCC power supply rated 2.5 amps or better.

Len

 12 
 on: Today at 10:36:52 AM 
Started by Courtice - Last post by Yardmaster
Any 3 rail AC Transformer designed to run O Gauge trains will do the job.

 13 
 on: Today at 10:35:47 AM 
Started by Yardmaster - Last post by Yardmaster
This topic has been moved to Williams by Bachmann.

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php?topic=34618.0

 14 
 on: Today at 10:11:39 AM 
Started by sowozi4711 - Last post by sowozi4711
Hello Bill.
Thanks for idea and answer.  Prints  are not from my fingers !  The prints was on the brand new loco in the original box !.
Gerald

 15 
 on: Today at 09:59:17 AM 
Started by sowozi4711 - Last post by Loco Bill Canelos
Hello Gerald,

You are welcome here and don't worry about your english. Perhaps your fingers were a little oily when you removed it from the box. Undecided  I have successfully used cotton swabs dipped in a simple solution of water and just a little mild soap such as dish soap or hand soap Cool.

Enjoy those locomotives.

Loco Bill

 16 
 on: Today at 09:41:26 AM 
Started by Courtice - Last post by Courtice
I want to know the best way to control my Bachman trains . They are not dcc equipped . I'm using all Lionel fast track with remote controlled switches, o scale 3 rails. My engines are 2 4-6-0steam 1southern dash 9

 17 
 on: Today at 09:12:11 AM 
Started by tedtherep - Last post by Nathan
I have used the NCE 4 amp units on my Bachmann locomotives when I do not want sound.

For the ones that did not come with DCC and sound and I want sound I use the Soundtraxx TSU4400.

Nathan

 18 
 on: Today at 08:45:39 AM 
Started by wiley209 - Last post by Trainman203
A video of tangential interest , but the main reason I put it in is the multiple great overhead views of water, much like you’d see looking down on a layout .  Notice the variations in color and reflectivity as sun angle and water depth change.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wqp8R-xv8jE

 19 
 on: Today at 07:54:06 AM 
Started by bob kaplan - Last post by RAILSPLITTER
Thanks Jon.  But I am not interested in a Walthers.  My needs can easily be met with the Bachmann if I can over come this problem.
Good luck on your quest!

 20 
 on: Today at 07:38:22 AM 
Started by sowozi4711 - Last post by sowozi4711
Hello Bachmens
My name is Gerald and I am from Austria (! !). Pls. excuse my bad English.
I am  proud - owner of an 3-truck Shay and  an Climax. wonderful locos ! !
Now my question:
How I clean the plastic-housing of the Shay ? The loco is new, I took it out of the  Original - box ( ! ) and have seen, that there were much finger-prints on it  .
Many Thanks for Your help !
Greetings from Austria
Gerald
Grin

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