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1  Discussion Boards / E-Z App / Re: EZ app and DCC on: March 08, 2018, 08:34:31 AM
Both are in control at the same time. DCC locos will respond to DCC commands through your DCC throttle and EZ App locos will respond to the smart device they are connected to. They two systems are completely different. With EZ App the loco is only getting power from the rails. It doesn't matter if that power is from DC or DCC. It isn't reading the DCC signals, just receiving power. It will do nothing until a smart device tells it to do something.
2  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Generic Wishlist for 2018 on: January 02, 2018, 11:06:17 AM
The one item on my wishlist is EZ App bluetooth O gauge locomotives.
3  Discussion Boards / Plasticville U.S.A. / Re: Removing Paint From Old Plasticville Figures on: November 05, 2017, 08:30:00 AM
I have had good results using 91% Isopropyl Alcohol. I let the plastic parts soak overnight and use an old toothbrush to remove the paint. The trick is to leave the part in the alcohol while scrubbing it. Alcohol is cheap and non toxic though it does smell.
4  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: My GP38 CSX Arrived on: March 12, 2017, 09:06:42 AM
Nice! Looks and sounds great!
5  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Just Ordered the Dash9 Southern on: February 08, 2017, 09:11:02 AM
Thanks for the photos, Wyatt. That really is a beautiful loco. Southern green and white is very, very attractive, and I'm not a Southern fan.
6  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: GP38 Seaboards are here and some update Pictures on: October 29, 2016, 07:56:24 AM
You did a great job. Those little details add a lot to the loco.
7  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: GP38 Seaboards are here and some update Pictures on: October 21, 2016, 05:33:19 PM
Very nice work. The chain and handrails look great.
8  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Generic Wishlist for 2017 on: September 06, 2016, 09:28:39 AM
O gauge engines (northeast roads, especially NYC) with bluetooth control. Bluetooth is more important than particular road names and loco types as you will always make something I am interested in and will eventually get around to others. Bluetooth control is way, way, way more fun than conventional.
9  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: WBB E7 With 2 DC Motors NOW With BlueRail installed! on: August 29, 2016, 03:22:51 PM
Thanks Bob. I'll check out the videos.
10  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: WBB E7 With 2 DC Motors? on: August 27, 2016, 10:01:16 AM

Bachmann needs to start offering the Williams line with the bluetooth boards  Wink

BobD.



I agree 100%, Bob. I think they would be very strong sellers. I certainly would buy them.

Yes indeed Joe.  I'm having a blast running my WbB E7 with plans to install the BlueRail board in one of the new-ish WbB semi-scale 4-6-2 soon IF there's room in the tender for the battery.  I'll be checking that soon.

I think this bluetooth thing may open the door for folks of all ages to get excited about trains.  I know it has for this young train buff (I'll be 65 this month  Grin!).

BobD.

Happy Birthday Bob! I'm a little older than you (67 in January) and I know what you mean. I have 3 Lionel LionChief Plus locos (very similar to bluetooth) and love them. I'm hoping WBB will offer locos with bluetooth already installed very soon. It's so much more fun than running trains conventionally.

Was the install of the BlueRail board difficult? I'm not that good with electronics and a little wary of trying an installation myself.
11  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: WBB E7 With 2 DC Motors? on: August 11, 2016, 08:54:00 AM

Bachmann needs to start offering the Williams line with the bluetooth boards  Wink

BobD.



I agree 100%, Bob. I think they would be very strong sellers. I certainly would buy them.
12  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: SP F7 Has Arrived on: August 02, 2016, 08:39:29 PM
Congrats on the sweet looking new locomotives.
13  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Williams 1401 Brass Just Detailed on: June 15, 2016, 08:27:16 AM
Looks great Wyatt.
14  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: O scale Trains and O Scale Cars, Trucks & People on: May 15, 2016, 02:32:05 PM
I use 1/43 scale vehicles and O gauge people by Woodland Scenics and Bachmann SceneScapes. I have a 1/43 scale box truck and it looks too big to me. I will use 1/50 scale trucks and busses in the future.
15  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: November 1949 MR mag, "Sound - A New Challenge" on: February 15, 2016, 04:05:01 PM
Thanks for the excerpt from MR. Remember that Lionel had the whistle in most steam engines and I think they already had the diesel horn in the F3. Lionel also had a record with train sounds that could be played while running trains. American Flyer had the chuff sound but I don't know when they developed it. None of these were anything like the digital sounds we have today but they were a start.

I agree with Trainman203, running trains without sound is dull and lifeless.

I disagree James, IMHO sound in HO and N is quite good, and way better than silence.
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