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General Discussion / Re: Found Train Set
June 13, 2024, 01:09:12 PM
Hi LSBMan,

Checking our records, your set is one of Bachmann's very first HO train sets.

It was first shown in our catalog in 1970, the first year we catalogued HO scale trains, and stayed in the catalog for the next two years.

While we can't give an appraisal of its value, it's definitely a classic!
Hi WiriliBL,

I believe both headlights being on by default is specific to this prototype. You can adjust the behavior using Audio Assist or CV settings.
N / Re: Round House
June 07, 2024, 10:43:38 AM
Bachmann doesn't have a Roundhouse designed to fit our N scale turntable, but you may be able to adapt another manufacturer's building.
Donald and Douglas are currently out of stock, so we deactivated the web store listing. However, they are not discontinued and should be back later this year.

EDIT: We've reactivated the listing for reference (they are out of stock)
Hi Cessna,

Since this is a Bachmann Europe item, for best results, we recommend you contact Bachmann Europe customer support directly. Please note that this forum is administrated by Bachmann Trains USA. While there may be a member able to assist you, Bachmann Trains USA as a company does not provide support for Bachmann Europe products.
HO / Re: Steam engine boiler material and
May 28, 2024, 04:30:59 PM
Hi trainman,

Both of these locomotives have plastic boilers.
N / Re: N scale Siemens ALC-42 locomotives
April 15, 2024, 09:42:00 AM
Hi Ntrainfan6,

The N scale ALC-42 is wrapping up production and will be shipping from the factory very soon. Expect them to ship to dealers in a few weeks. And yes, it will be fully equipped with all the same sound and lighting features out of the box as the N scale SC-44. Thanks for your patience!
N / Re: Magnetic Uncoupler
April 15, 2024, 09:35:20 AM
Hi Dave,

Yes, the 78998 magnetic coupler is designed to be used with E-Z Track. All you have to do is place it under the roadbed on a straight section of track.
General Discussion / Re: EZ track over under
April 01, 2024, 09:28:11 AM
Hi Jim,

If you follow the track layout as shown with the pieces included, and place the piers where each piece of track connects, so that they support the pieces evenly, it should be able to stay standing.

Hi nscalesoundfan,

Please contact our service department and they can help you with troubleshooting, and repair or replace your Charger if necessary. Thanks!
HO / Re: HO Pacific Express
March 15, 2024, 08:59:51 AM
Hi HR,

While we don't have any record of a Bachmann set named "Pacific Express", I have a photo of this set "Empire Builder" that matches your description:

This set was in the Bachmann catalog from 1989 to 1993. The Union Pacific GP18 seems to have been included in a few uncatalogued sets from this time period. It was not originally a Bachmann product; it was manufactured by Mehano and first imported by AHM, then by Bachmann after AHM went out of business.
Hi nscalesoundfan,

The headlight staying on after the locomotive is removed from the track is normal, because of the Keep Alive device installed. Since it is designed to keep the engine moving even if power is interrupted due to dirty track and other conditions, the headlight will stay on until the electric charge stored in the Keep Alive is spent.

As for the headlight staying on, are you having any other issues such as other lights not turning on or off, sound not functioning, etc.? Also, have you tried configuring in Light Mode?
General Discussion / Re: HO figure 8
March 12, 2024, 09:13:46 AM
Hi gruberd,

The dimensions of our E-Z Track Figure 8 Track Pack (item no. 44487), with 18" radius curves, is 39" x 76". So it will be a very tight fit inside your O-27 oval, but it is possible.
Large / Re: animated reindeer transport
February 28, 2024, 02:15:19 PM
Hi Jack,

You can check out Bachmann's Large Scale Animated Stock Car video here:

General Discussion / Re: E Z command
February 26, 2024, 10:14:33 AM
Hola Roberto,

(No hablo español, así que estoy usando Google Translate. Espero que lo entiendas).

¿Está utilizando el E-Z Command original o el E-Z Command Plus? La producción inicial del E-Z Command utiliza una fuente de alimentación de AC, pero la producción posterior y el Plus utilizan únicamente alimentación de DC. Mire el puerto de conexión del E-Z Command para determinar qué fuente de alimentación debe utilizar.