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hobo1

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« on: December 12, 2017, 11:21:13 AM »

hello all I have a question about bachmann wiring diagrams. I see that wiring is referred to as j wire with a number. does bachmann have a color code for wire. if so it would be a big help  Thanks again
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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2017, 12:12:22 PM »

Hi again,

Unfortunately Bachmann wiring diagrams are not consistent.  The Annie and Connie wiring diagrams are not color coded which means that you must manually trace the wires which can be a pain.  On other locos the wires are color coded such as the shays and some others.  For some there is no wiring diagram at all.

As for the J wire notation, I have no idea what it might might stand for.  It may just be a reference for the folks at the factory.

Bill
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hobo1

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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2017, 02:12:16 PM »

your probably right thanks for the answer
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Greg Elmassian


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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2017, 02:01:15 PM »

"J" is traditionally used by electrical engineers on a "header", normally a line of pins (but often solder holes, screw terminals), When it was a row of pins, you could put a Jumper "J" between the pins to set certain operations.

Just a tradition from electrical engineers as long as I can remember (back to the 60's)

Greg
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