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31  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / My Fathers Collection on: December 05, 2013, 06:34:53 PM
Not sure where to start.
Long story short, my father passed away recently and going through some stuff I found all kinds of trains, track, buildings, etc, etc.  I wish I had paid attention to them when he was alive and now feeling guilty I would love to do something with these.  The problem is I have no idea where to start.  I made a little circle with the track and hooked it up (correctly I hope) but not too successful at getting them running.  All together there are about 20 engines and a whole ton of cars to pull behind them.  I have been able to get maybe 4 of the engines running although very rough.  I have no idea what is wrong with them.
Most of the engines say Tyco on the bottom.  One says Bachmann.  I was told by the closest hobby shop to me (4 hours) that Tyco is no longer in business so if I need parts or service I am out of luck.  I have called Bachman several times today and left messages but can't get anyone to call me back.  I am getting very frustrated with not knowing how to proceed.
Any help here would be greatly appreciated.

David
32  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Wheel falling off on: December 05, 2013, 06:27:38 PM
Sorry the only thing I could find on the engine at all was Bachmann then on the side of it were the numbers 482.  Is there supposed to be a model # somewhere?
I heard that Bachman has a lifetime warrantee on engines, is that correct?  If so how do you get a hold of them?  I called several times today and just left messages but no one has called me back.

Ok lets try the img thing



33  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Wheel falling off on: December 05, 2013, 06:08:43 PM
a closer look
http://i322.photobucket.com/albums/nn414/dkheaton/131205_train_0128.jpg
34  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Wheel falling off on: December 05, 2013, 06:04:23 PM
ok lets try this

http://i322.photobucket.com/albums/nn414/dkheaton/131205_train_0128_01.jpg
http://i322.photobucket.com/albums/nn414/dkheaton/131205_train_0129_02.jpg

How do I get the photos to show instead of just showing a link?  Is it possible?
35  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Wheel falling off on: December 05, 2013, 03:33:21 PM
No sorry.  I tried to upload a photo so you could see.  The wheel that keeps falling off (out) is the last Drive wheel on the left side of the engine.

David


36  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Wheel falling off on: December 05, 2013, 03:28:31 PM
Does the attachment button to upload images not work?  I see images on this forum that way exceed the 123kb that says is allowed but I can not get an image to load.  I do not have a photobucket account and really do not want one.  The note that popped up said to contact the admin.  Who is the admin and how do I contact them?
37  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Wheel falling off on: December 05, 2013, 03:17:54 PM
Thank you Don I really appreciate the reply.  The PDF was great.

I tried calling the company and the voicemail picked up and said they would call me right back.  I left a message with customer service over 2 hours ago but still no call back.  I called parts and got the same message so I left a message there as well.  Still no response.


I attached a couple of photos of the engine.  If you look at the wheel there is a little pin sticking out of it.  It doesn't look like the drawings.

(EDIT)  I actually tried to post the photo but it would not let me.  The file size is 119kb and it says the largest size can be 123kb so I do not know what that is about.

Hello
I have a Bachmann 482 engine and the back wheel keeps falling off.  Can someone tell me how the wheel (axel) is supposed to stay in?  I push the axel back in but it just comes back out right away.  Is there some sort of clip or something?
38  Discussion Boards / HO / Wheel falling off on: December 05, 2013, 01:17:26 PM
Hello
I have a Bachmann 482 engine and the back wheel keeps falling off.  Can someone tell me how the wheel (axel) is supposed to stay in?  I push the axel back in but it just comes back out right away.  Is there some sort of clip or something?
39  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: EZ Track on: May 20, 2011, 05:15:03 PM
Thanks Jward for the reply.
40  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Engines making noises on: May 20, 2011, 05:13:17 PM
Thanks Jim I appreciate the reply.  I took a bran new one out of the box and it ran fine for about 3 min then started to go more slowly.  It started to run with a jerking motion.  I assume that could be from lack of use as well.  They have been in storage for about 6 years.

41  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: EZ Track on: May 20, 2011, 10:37:57 AM
Sorry for the dumb question but what is ez TRACK?  How do I know what I have?  Also I have about 7 different transformers but how do I know which ones to use.  Sorry to hijack the thread.
42  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Engines making noises on: May 20, 2011, 10:34:38 AM
I have a bunch of train stuff that my dad gave to me before he passed away.  When I run the engines they make squeeling noises.  Do they need to be oiled or anything periodically? Is there some kind of maintenance I should do on these?  They have been sitting around for awhile.  Any help or tips are appreciated.
43  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: My Fathers collection on: April 11, 2011, 06:05:10 PM
Thank you acy I appreciate your reply.  I am interested in what the value may be but I really would like to know what model they are.  For example one of the engines has a number 482 on the side.  Does that relate to some model number or just paint.  Is there a way to find out about the peices that are here short of taking photos of each one and sending it in?  When a train is ordered from Bachmann I assume there is some sort of number that goes with that train.  Is there no model numbers of any of this stuff.
I am surprised at the low cost of all that you mentioned.

Thanks again.
44  Discussion Boards / HO / My Fathers collection on: April 11, 2011, 04:54:31 PM
My father has a huge collection of trains and train stuff.  I know nothing about them.  How can I find more information about the trains and engins?  On the bottom of some of the engines it says Bachmann but no other numbers that i can find anywhere.  Any help finding out about these would be helpfull.  Thanks in advance.
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