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Title: bachmann alco s-2
Post by: indian_hills_r_r on October 30, 2017, 11:06:03 PM
I just purchased a Bachmann alco s-2 cp loco that dcc ready. but I am having a problem removing the shell so that I can install a decoder. the manuals don't tell how to remove the shell.  are there any screws that need to be removed and if so where are they located.


Title: Re: bachmann alco s-2
Post by: MilwaukeeRoadfan261 on October 31, 2017, 02:15:29 AM
I have the S-4 myself. All you need to do is remove the couplers by removing the screws that hold them in place and then you just lift the shell away from the frame.


Title: Re: bachmann alco s-2
Post by: indian_hills_r_r on October 31, 2017, 11:44:57 PM
thanks,


Title: Re: bachmann alco s-2
Post by: indian_hills_r_r on November 09, 2017, 11:32:32 PM
milwroadfan261,  thanks for the help. after doing as you explained the body came right off. I put in a decoder but now body won't go back on. I think I may have to use a n scale decoder with a long harness. 
but again thanks.
if you have any ideas of what decoder to use please tell me


Title: Re: bachmann alco s-2
Post by: bapguy on November 10, 2017, 12:13:44 AM
 Bachmann sells their sound  value decoders.   
http://estore.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=66_698&products_id=10482
 also speaker enclosure
http://estore.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=66_68_602&products_id=7121
   I installed a Tsunami and the baffle listed but had to modify the enclosure.     Joe


Title: Re: bachmann alco s-2
Post by: bapguy on November 11, 2017, 11:24:58 PM
I turn the volume on my decoders to about half to 2/3. The enclosure is  available with out speaker as well so you could use a better speaker. A sugar cube speaker might work in it's place. Soundtraxx has 2:  810154 and 810155. I may try one of these instead of the
 Bachmann enclosure.    Joe