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Title: Bachmann Big Hauler 90-0100 R/C Battery operated
Post by: pck254 on December 08, 2011, 11:57:24 PM
I have a used 90-0100 R/C that I cannot get to run. I have inserted new batteries both in the engine and a 9 volt in the tender. The R/C transmitter LED is showing red, however, the engine does not run nor does the sound work. Help! and thanks.


Title: Re: Bachmann Big Hauler 90-0100 R/C Battery operated
Post by: Jim Banner on December 09, 2011, 02:33:15 PM
The chuff chuff sound works only when the locomotive is moving.  So the problem comes down to "why is the locomotive not moving?"

Some of the things to check:
- are all the batteries in the proper way around?
- are the battery contacts clean (both inside the boiler and on the metal piece on the backhead?)
- are the receiver and the transmitter the same frequency?  There were two different frequencies used.  They were originally marked on the transmitters and on the undersides of the locomotives.
- does the transmitter still have its telescoping antenna?

If the answers to all of the above questions are "yes," then there is probably a problem with either the transmitter or the receiver.

Jim