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HO / Is this board still active?
July 14, 2022, 08:46:27 PM
I see 2 posts from 2022.  All else is 2021 or earlier

Why can't regular EZ track attach to all 4 sides of either crossing without needing to trim the plastic ballast?
Is this a bad design?
HO / Bachmann diesels "skidding" down grade
February 11, 2021, 08:49:49 AM
I have 4 Bachmann DCC diesels that seem to want to skid to a stop coming down a 2% grade.  I thought I read somewhere that someone changed a CV to slow down something that causes this.  They run fine on level track, just coming "down the mountain" they seem to skid and it's not a fast speed, either.  Does anyone know which CV?
HO / Bachmann EZ App
November 08, 2020, 03:26:29 PM
Do these engines run on normal DCC (Digitrax Zephyr) or do they run by the app only ?  They do have sound, right?
HO / Switch Shells?
November 08, 2020, 03:24:29 PM
Can I swap out a Bachmann F7 A diesel shell onto a Bachmann FT A  and vice versa without any trouble?
HO / FT Diesel Slows Down and Stops and Goes
September 05, 2020, 01:16:08 PM
Just got this older DCC FT diesel.  It will run and then stop with a grinding noise and then go when the throttle is moved up or down and continue nicely and then stop and go again.  Track and wheels are clean.   Anybody else have this?  Any ideas?
HO / Bachmann Motors
August 31, 2020, 12:26:35 PM
Are the same motors in  the F7s as is in the GP9s and GP40s?
I ask because the GP9s seem to pull more easily up my 2% grade than the RS3s and definitely the S4s.  I'm looking at an F7 or GP40 and want to know if the motor is the same as the GP9.  I need to pull 6 Athearn passenger cars up the grade.  The GP9s do so I'm hoping the F7 or GP40  motor  is the same and will, too.
HO / Remove GP 7 Shell
August 15, 2020, 11:35:10 AM
I have a GP 7 with DCC sound and want to remove the shell.  Previous shells needed the couplers removed so I did that.  I don't see any body mounting screws, even by the speaker.  It won't budge so what am I missing?
HO / Remove Truck Covers
August 09, 2020, 05:19:55 PM
I have a Bachmann RS 3 DCC and want to remove the truck covers to lube the gears.  Do these pry off like they do in the OLD (2010) you tube video?  That engine appears different like just a DC one.  Is there a different way?  The tabs don't seem to be there.   
HO / Green B&M Doodlebug
May 15, 2020, 09:39:39 AM
Is this a stock item or was it a lettered Green undecorated one?
I have one with # 81409 on the box, marked Boston & Maine.
HO / Upload folder full message?
April 02, 2019, 02:56:19 PM
Try to post a pic and this "error" shows up.  What does this mean?
HO / Gas Electric Doodlebug
March 28, 2019, 05:55:17 PM
I have a Bachmann #81409 one of these marked Boston & Maine on the label. I know the stock car was maroon and yellow. This car is green and yellow with Boston & Maine lettering.  Was this made by Bachmann or did someone create their own?  It's rather unique and cool.

Picture at the bottom
HO / Replace Knuckle Coupler on F7 Rear end
September 08, 2018, 01:19:41 PM
The coupler is broken off and how do I open the coupler box to replace the coupler?  I don't see a screw.  It looks like I need to pry a piece off.  I don'y want to mess it up,,,,,,,,,,,,,,so any help??
HO / S 4 Shell Removal
June 10, 2018, 07:14:16 AM
Any problems?  Easy?  Screws?  Haven't got it yet but getting ready!
A Green and Yellow Maine Central S4 or S2 DCC with Sound
HO / RS 3 Shell removal
March 25, 2018, 06:20:51 PM
I want to switch shells on 2 of my RS 3s.  One is DCC sound and the other is DCC.  How do the shells come off??  I don't see any screws and my paperwork doesn't explain it either. 
HO / EZ Command Controller Buttons
February 14, 2018, 06:00:56 AM
I had to take this apart because the red Stop button was stuck closed.  6 screws in the base and 6 more for the circuit board and the buttons appear.  I loosened the button and screwed the circuit board back on and tested ALL the buttons to make sure they were OK.  I put the base on and now the 6 and 9 buttons are tight.  Loosened the circuit board screws and put back the base.  It's ok now but I can't tighten the base completely.  There's a crack where the pieces come together at the wires.  If I tighten anything too much, some buttons will stick.  I just don't like the open crack.  Anyone have this problem?  Bach man??  :)
HO / Another shim ?
January 27, 2018, 02:48:46 PM
I have a coupler box that sags.  The whole box sags, not just the coupler.  It's a Spectrum older passenger car.  The box turns with the trucks so maybe the connection of the box and truck arm inside is loose?  Anyone have this problem?  Any fixes?
HO / Repair Spectrum Passenger Car lights
January 25, 2018, 09:58:53 AM
I opened a Spectrum passenger car and the light wires were both off.  These wires are tiny and seem tough to re-solder.  Any ideas?  

HO / Best Coupler shim?
January 24, 2018, 07:58:21 AM
I added Kadees to an older Spectrum passenger car but they sag too low.  I added some paper shim and it solved the problem.  So..what is the best fix for this?  The paper won't last so I was wondering if there is a better way?