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31  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Sound Value DD40AX another blown speaker for the Bachmann on: February 25, 2018, 08:41:53 PM
Bachmann’s niche is in entry level trains and related products, including decoders and speakers.
If you desire something more than that you will need to look elsewhere.
32  Discussion Boards / N / Re: N scale 4-4-0 on: February 25, 2018, 06:34:10 PM
Check that the Universal is seated properly on both ends.
There is something going on there, it should not raise up even if the siderods are in a bind.
33  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: “Frog” in turnout on: February 23, 2018, 10:11:20 PM
 Frog = Friggin' Rail Out of Gauge
34  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Cutting ho ns ez track on: February 20, 2018, 09:59:04 PM
There is more than one way to skin the same cat, nobody is right and nobody is wrong.
Looking at the railhead from directly on top:
Some like to cut the rail perpendicular to the length of the rail (90° angle straight down).
I like to cut at a 45° angle, straight down (/).
I don’t fill the gap.
Just my preference YMMV.
But you don’t have to cut “straight down”, the angle top to bottom does not matter.
A gap is a gap.

Good luck
35  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: F series engine on: February 17, 2018, 09:00:49 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMD_F-unit
36  Discussion Boards / N / Re: the new gp-40 and pcc trolley both with can motors on: February 08, 2018, 05:30:58 PM
Did you look to see what the spook has to say?

http://www.spookshow.net/locos.html
37  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Compatibility of Bachman Speed Controller to Foreign N Scale Engine on: February 07, 2018, 10:14:23 AM
You’re forgetting the Japanese. @ 1:150
38  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Compatibility of Bachman Speed Controller to Foreign N Scale Engine on: February 06, 2018, 06:26:31 PM
If your using the trains in North America, then no problems.
Your transformer takes care of that for you.
The power requirements remain the same across the board (globe).
It’s the mains supply that differs.

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N is a international standard, exept GB.
Not sure what is trying to be conveyed here?
Power requirement?
Gauge?
Scale?
39  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: steamer letter removal on: February 05, 2018, 08:51:34 PM
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Did some searching on youtube and a number of people have demonstrated success for letter removal from Athearn engines by using MICROSOL.  Has anyone tried this with Bachmann steams with success?  Thank you.

I have used this method on about half dozen Bachmann Steam lokies and their tenders.
It works just as you see on the Youtube videos with both the white and gold inks.
Very quick and efficient.
It has become my method of choice.

Have not tried the ELO, so can't comment on which is a superior method/product.

Good luck

 
40  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: ez track switch problem on: February 04, 2018, 07:23:40 PM
Found it;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbSmoUH1Cqk
41  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: ez track switch problem on: February 01, 2018, 11:22:45 PM
Hi ragman,

First, check both your wheelsets and the track to be sure everything is in gauge.
Then, put a straight edge over the frog in both the straight and diverging routes along the length of the top of the railhead.
Then do it again, this time crossing the width of the turnout over the frog and guard rails and wing rails.
Everything level?
It may be possible a wheel is dropping into the frog, check that too.
Get your eyes down low on it, and run slow and see what exactly is happening and where.

Good luck

42  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Condition of NIB locomotive on: January 30, 2018, 09:08:58 PM
Storage conditions make all the difference.

I don’t apply fresh lubrication without first removing all the old stuff.
My weapon of choice is CRC “QD Contact Cleaner” #02130
I blast it off using the straw.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/CRC-QD-Electronic-Parts-Cleaner/21489084

Good luck
43  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Santa Fe 4-8-4 front pilot. on: January 29, 2018, 12:19:15 AM
Balance it.
44  Discussion Boards / N / Re: N Scale EZ Track on: January 24, 2018, 02:14:27 PM
If memory serves, Bachmann does not make a single straight section 1.875 in length.
They do however, make a .750 section and a 1.125 section both available in the Assorted Short Connector Sections pack p/n 44899.

http://shop.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=265_422&products_id=2802

Good luck
45  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Converting to LED? on: January 20, 2018, 11:06:40 PM
It’s not that quick and easy at first but soon becomes so.
First, have you decided on color temperature? (Daylight, bright white, cool white, warm white, etc.).
Then, have you decided on the LED’s you are going to use?
What is rating of said LED? Forward Voltage and current (amp) draw?
Where are you pulling power from? The trucks or frame, or the board (the voltage will be different, the board already has a resistor for the light.)
The brightness (intensity) is directly related to the resistor you will need. Buy several values to try, up to 1k.

You will wire the LED and resistor in series to the anode side of the LED.

What you’ll need to accomplish this;
Time, patience.
Soldering iron and related paraphernalia.
Multi meter.
Shrink tubing or Kapton tape.

Many calculators on line to figure this out for you, here is but one;

https://www.hobby-hour.com/electronics/ledcalc.php

Good luck



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