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Title: Bachmann standard B30-7 diesel loco
Post by: Albert in N on April 04, 2013, 09:50:11 PM
My Missouri Pacific and Santa Fe Bachmann GE locos look good and run even better.  However, the headlights are too dim.  I have the factory light board and run them on analog DC (not into DCC).  Has anyone changed to a brighter LED?  If so, which one works? 

Also, the dummy couplers are in a box attached to the body by twin screws.  The couplers have a hole on one end and are not T-shanks.  Has anyone upgraded one of these locos to Micro-Trains couplers?   Bachmann now makes working knuckle couplers, but I have only seen T-shank versions which would not fit this loco.


Title: Re: Bachmann standard B30-7 diesel loco
Post by: Desertdweller on April 04, 2013, 10:42:12 PM
Micro-Trains makes a coupler that will work in that application, but I don't remember the part number.  The coupler shank has a hole in it for the screw to pass through, and the spring fits into the back end of the shank behind the screw.

They come with their own coupler boxes.

Les