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1  Discussion Boards / Large / New 2-6-0- Grizzly Flats steam engine G-Scale on: August 31, 2016, 03:28:57 PM
Does anybody know when the new G-Scale Steam Engine 2-6-0 Grizzly Flats Emma Nevada will be delivered?
2  Discussion Boards / Large / New G-Scale 2-6-0 engine on: August 31, 2016, 10:11:06 AM
Does anyone know when the new G-Scale 2-6-0 engine will be delivered and available for purchase at the retailers? In their advertising campaign they said it will be delivered in summer. (And soon!)
Rolf Weinmann Switzerland
3  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Which Sounddecoder for a 2-4-2 steam engine Item No. 91198? on: October 12, 2014, 02:37:00 AM
Many thanks Kevin. You are great!
Have a nice Sunday!

4  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Which Sounddecoder for a 2-4-2 steam engine Item No. 91198? on: October 09, 2014, 07:51:47 AM
Many thanks Kevin for your Support. I will now continue searching from the various manufacturers.
I wonder why Bachmann does not give a list of the Producers of such Sounddecoders which are compatible to their products.
This would save a lot of searching and time involvement for the consumer.

5  Discussion Boards / Large / Which Sounddecoder for a 2-4-2 steam engine Item No. 91198? on: October 05, 2014, 05:41:28 AM
I live in Switzerland. I run my Trains on DCC (Massoth) System. I have just purchased a Bachmann large Scale 2-4-2 engine.
Now I would like to install a DCC Sounddecoder to connect to the 8 pin socket which is already installed.
Which manufacturer offers the product which is compatible to this 8 pin socket (plug and play) and has the right Sound for this steam engine?
Personally I do like the Soundtraxx Tsunamy Sound.
Can you help me?
Many thanks in advance!
Best regards Rolf Weinmann   
6  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Tender on C-19 Large Scale on: December 09, 2013, 06:13:56 AM
Thank you Kevin and Chuck, 

This is fantastic the detailed information which you are providing me with. This makes my day and I feel I am not left alone with my problem.
Well, when I look at the Mallet picture that really makes me enviouis of the space you guys have over there.

I will re-try next spring and keep all aour advises until then.

I think that it is probably the tightness of my curves that reduces the pulling power on this engine.

With the LGB Mogul I have made the same experience and I have added weight into the engine which increased the pulling power significantly. I may do the same with the C-19 and see where it goes.
Thanks again and have a wonderful Christmas.
P.S. Kevin, are you also a retail shop? I always enjoy your articles in the Garden Railways magazine, great!

Rolf - Switzerland 
7  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Tender on C-19 Large Scale on: December 06, 2013, 11:30:01 AM
Thanks Chuck and Kevin for your detailed replies. This helped me.
I live in Switzerland and we do not have the luxury of such vast land allotments like you have in North America. Therefore, yes my layout has a lot of curves but I have flattend them out as much as I could in order to reduce the drag and also to be able to pull longer trains without derailment. My radius is approx. R3 (LGB) and I can drive the Aristo Dash 9 engines as well as the Mallet from Aristocraft. And they have no problem to pull consists of heavy goods trains of 12-14 wagons up my hills.
My calculation for the 3% incline is based on going up 3 Centimeters on a distance of 1 Meter.
What I have noticed is that on the C-19 engine the two inner axles without the wheel flanges are not always in contact with the rail underneath. Also, I understand that this engine only has one motor and the traction power works from the rear axle over the rods. Is this any good?
The consist I am trying to pull up the hill are 4  wagons of the LGB type 35800 and they are all equipped with ball bearing axles. The all roll very very easely.
My power supply is a Massoth unit with 12 AMPS output with several feed ins with thick wiring. 

Anyway I will have to check out all the other recommendations which you have made once the snow has melted. And this will be Spring 2014. Therefore, at the moment there is not much I can do. Thanks a million!
Best regards and merry X-mas. Rolf   
8  Discussion Boards / Large / Tender on C-19 Large Scale on: November 26, 2013, 07:25:56 AM
Does anyone know why the tender on the C-19 is soo heavy?
It really reduces the pulling power tremedously.
Has anyone tried to take some weight out of the tender and does it still run ok?
I have 3% gradients and it only pulls 3-4 wagons. 
Looking forward to hear. 
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