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16  Discussion Boards / N / Re: question for the YARDMASTER RE NEW STEAM POLL FROM JAPANESE MFG on: May 18, 2017, 11:00:20 PM
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17  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Durango & Silverton won't run new out of box x 2 on: May 16, 2017, 04:06:31 PM
Hi
Go to this page. You will be able to tell us which model you have.
http://spookshow.net/loco/bach262.html

remove the tender and shell. Place the loco on the track. Apply 50 to 70% throttle. Press down gently on the chassis. Prod the motor with a toothpick, or plastic stirrer. If the motor won't move (it should run, on straight track, in this condition), call Bachmann. They are great with warranty. If you get it moving, read the rest of the link I sent and join Trainboard.com. Between here and there, you can learn a ton of ways to improve this model, but first, since you bought a new model, it should at least move. After that, you can improve it.
18  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Trolley Auto Reverse Controller not working on: May 14, 2017, 01:06:44 PM
I have 2. You can have them, for the price of postage. Send me a msg, if interested.
19  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Trolley Auto Reverse Controller not working on: May 13, 2017, 10:01:45 PM
No idea, on how long they last, if it's new, Bmann is great about warranty
20  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Please use the option to silence locos, until user chooses to start sound! on: May 12, 2017, 04:14:35 PM
Mark
I have PowerCab. MRC, other Tsunami and Paragon decoders behave IMO properly. However, if I use F8 to silence the K4 and Berk, sound comes back on if power is interrupted for any reason. What I want is, if I hit F8, the sound stays off, until the next time I hit F8. Everything else, I'm good with the decoders being different. I can't have 2/4/N locos making noise because I shorted on a turnout, or decided to use the programming track.
Bachmann and Soundtraxx confirmed that this decoder behavior is normal, for these decoders. I'm parking these 2 locos, on power routes sidings. I don't intend to buy a 3rd.
If power is applied to the track, sound starts, on these locos. That doesn't happen on any other decoder I have, until I choose to use the loco.
Isn't it central to DCC, that locos sit on your layout, until you choose to use them?
21  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Please use the option to silence locos, until user chooses to start sound! on: May 12, 2017, 12:05:17 AM
Because I intend to buy the NEXT sound equipped steamer they release. If I don't mention it, there is no chance they review the decoder specs. If the sound doesn't change, I'm hoping they release them, without sound
22  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Please use the option to silence locos, until user chooses to start sound! on: May 08, 2017, 06:53:14 AM
Garhumpy
Yes... eventually I will spend half what the loco cost, to replace what could have worked, just fine, if Bachmann made a better choice. I know HOWto solve the problem. It's just rediculous, that I need to. And in general, with every wire being black, decoder replacement is tedious.
23  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Please use the option to silence locos, until user chooses to start sound! on: May 07, 2017, 01:41:05 AM
How about a toggle switch for your stalls, either all of them as a whole or an individual switch for each one.

ACY
And all with constructive suggestions. I simply would like Bachmann to continue improving DCC. They went from the 2 function decoders, to the Lenz in the EM1 and the Soundtraxx in the K4 and Berk.. The HO offerings apparently remember the sound setting. The N should as well.
The alternative is focus on new AWESOME steam (As they have been) And leave us an 8 pin socket. Replace the decoder development with lighted tenders and improve the wiring between the loco and tender. Split the price difference and folks can drop in sound or the decoder of their choice.

James
If they want to delete an honest request, from a loyal customer... I doubt they will.
24  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Please use the option to silence locos, until user chooses to start sound! on: May 06, 2017, 07:52:44 PM
Ahhh. If only F8 held in the decoder memory, like it does on MRC and other decoders. The problem is that the next time you turn on the DCC system (or even interrupt power to the main, using the programming track, they ALL come back on. That's the problem, so basically, a roundhouse full of Bachmann Steam (my goal) can't have your sound decoders. Because, every time I fire up the system I'd have to silence every engine.....

How about understanding your product, and reading my complaint, before repeating what I said, was the only poor solution?
25  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Please use the option to silence locos, until user chooses to start sound! on: May 05, 2017, 06:20:58 PM
I called Sountraxx support today. It was a Bachmann decision to not allow the decoders to be easily silenced. They do have the feature on HO models. If Bachmann makes a steamer, I buy one, or more. I hope to continue, but he idea of needing to silence 2-5-9 decoders manually.... nope

Please consider adding this functionality back to future models.
26  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Please use the option to silence locos, until user chooses to start sound! on: May 05, 2017, 03:49:14 PM
An MRC, or a full Tsunami decoder remembers the last state of the decoder. I can not find a CV for these that allows me to do what you suggest. If there is one, I'd HAPPILY adopt that solution. I'm not going to program on the main to turn sound on and off for multiple decoders, each time I cycle the power. 🙂 Which specific CV are you referencing? Anything I've found and the sound is back on, the next time DCC is applied. I'm SPECIFICALLY asking, for the solution, you imply.

Thanks
Marty
27  Discussion Boards / N / Please use the option to silence locos, until user chooses to start sound! on: May 05, 2017, 01:41:46 AM
Bachmann
The K4 and Berk are stunning models. But, already, I'm thinking, no more sound, from you. The idea that I need to cycle through every Bmann loco, on the tracks and silence them, because I interrupted power is preposterous. Save the money, leaveus a nice set of pins to put in sound, with an off switch. It's worth the extra investment.
Great steam. Really a bummer of a decision, since even the cheaper brand sound decoders have this feature.
28  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Is there a new Class J 4-8-4 with dcc and sound forthcoming? on: April 30, 2017, 04:29:49 PM
Right after my replacement motor arrives and I pi sound in mine 😝
29  Discussion Boards / N / Re: bachmann santa fe n 4-8-4 with 52 ft tender on: April 24, 2017, 10:18:26 AM
No secret. Some forums prohibit the discussion of vendors. I didn't want to step on the rules.
30  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Bach Man. Is 6.67VDC minimum output on the n scale auto reverse by design? on: April 22, 2017, 11:58:53 PM
I'm sad. The final answer is 6.67VDC, is the minimum output. This means trolleys travel WAY too fast. The Trolley on the Auto Reverse kit travels nicely at around 2VDC. I  returned my set  Sad
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