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 31 
 on: May 19, 2018, 01:36:56 PM 
Started by edpb - Last post by bbmiroku
It was quite funny, from a hindsight-is-20/20 point of view.  For miles and miles, Central Pacific and Union Pacific built their right of way next to each other instead of connecting, because they were being paid by the government by the mile.  So once they saw each other, it was a race to build as much right of way as possible before the government realized what was going on and stopped them.

 32 
 on: May 19, 2018, 01:32:20 PM 
Started by frank nordyke - Last post by bbmiroku
Fine details aside, HO is still part-for-part probably the cheapest train stuff out there, the most plentiful, and the easiest to pick up cheap secondhand.

 33 
 on: May 19, 2018, 01:32:18 PM 
Started by Shay5 - Last post by ACY
Your problem is fairly simple in nature:
You are utilizing an analog DC controller while locomotive is equipped with a sound decoder for digital command control and is optimized for use with a DCC system/controller.
You have three solutions as I see it.
1. Upgrade to a DCC system whether that be a Bachmann product such as the EZ-Command system, the Dynamis Ultima (more readily available in England) or any other DCC system of your preference. Note that other companies have their own proprietary systems that only have limited DCC capabilities such as MTH's DCS.
2. Remove the sound decoder and speaker and install jumpers.
3. Be content with the status quo


 34 
 on: May 19, 2018, 01:26:43 PM 
Started by Shay5 - Last post by Hunt
HO 2-8-4 Berkshire Nickel Plate Road 765  Sound Value equipped.

That is the best performance you can expect using a DC MRC Tech II Railpower 1400.
 
It is time to acquire a DCC system that can take full advantage of the capability of the Sound Value decoder factory installed in the locomotive.

 35 
 on: May 19, 2018, 12:31:12 PM 
Started by Shay5 - Last post by Shay5
I have just started to run my new Nickle Plate Road 765 with DCC Sound Value on board. I am getting the Chugging. I have only heard the whistle for one short blow. I have to have the power pack (TECHII Model Train Rail Power1400) on a very low setting for the Bell to ring maybe one time, I have had ring 2 times one time.
The Tech II power pack will be near to 1/4 of it's rotation before the locomotive may sound the bell.
I am curious if I should be using a different power source or maybe a certain type of wire. I am using the wire from the type couplers that I have cut and connected with screws on my power section.n of track with the screw connecters.
I am also curious if I should be using the re-railing piece to connect power source.

Thanks for all informations

 36 
 on: May 19, 2018, 11:44:13 AM 
Started by Surfiechris - Last post by Hunt
Chris,
Program CV 34 to 2 then the rear light is on only when reverse is selected.

 37 
 on: May 19, 2018, 10:45:19 AM 
Started by Surfiechris - Last post by Trainman203
Check the Soundtraxx web site. The manual is there.

 38 
 on: May 19, 2018, 10:32:01 AM 
Started by Rebskipper - Last post by Trainman203
I didnít have to add any weight to my engines once the cv,s were set better.  Of course, if you reset the cvís AND add weight, who knows?  Maybe you could pull 100 cars!😂

 39 
 on: May 19, 2018, 09:15:47 AM 
Started by jleight - Last post by jward
Those would be the PRR class H43 and sub classes. Sorry, I have no info on how many runs Bachmann made.

On the real ones, there was a variant of the yellow ball that I have never seen modelled. I called it "yellow donut" because the yellow ball had a black dot in the center. These were pretty common in the 1970s. I have no idea what the yellow donut signified if anything.

 40 
 on: May 19, 2018, 09:03:09 AM 
Started by JNLRET1 - Last post by Loco Bill Canelos
John,

You are correct that the 85096 does not come with sound, and yes it can be equipped with aftermarket sound.  It is DCC ready so that means you would have to add a decoder if you wanted to operate with DCC.  In any case it will function just like your other DC operated locomotives right out of the box.

Loco Bill

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