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1  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Spectrum D8-40c n scale DCC ready on: February 14, 2014, 01:04:06 AM
install thread,7064.0.html
2  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Decoder for the new Bachmann Spectrum Dash 8 40cw on: February 14, 2014, 01:02:56 AM
3  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: "Bachmann's Commemorative HO & N UP Big Boy 4014" on: August 20, 2013, 10:31:37 PM

Here's a business thought that you folks are probably already discussing, but here goes anyway:

I've not read the thread(s) here about the UP's restoration of their 4014 Big Boy, but it occurred to me that if a UP-approved (sponsored?) manufacturer had superb models of this loco in HO and N gauges for release at the time of 4014's operational debut - well, the international sales could and probably would be "off the charts."

In the four? years' time it will take the UP to refurbish the 4014 the models (and with your successful experience with your EM-1s) could be thoroughly tested and re-tested until they all ran like Swiss watches, and then mass-produced.

I wonder what the world-wide sales volume would be?  And I bet many rail fans around the world would buy one just to have (i.e. not for running but to commemorate the event and display the loco.)

[I also just wondered about a 1:22.3 (large scale) model without a motor but with about 3' of track - both all plastic - for display purposes only.  This thought occurred to me because I have one of your 1:22.3 D&RGW K27s (with motor) on display in our living room - and believe it or not my wife actually LIKES it there!]

Watcha think?


With major manufacturers already producing high quality big boy models in N, HO, O, and G Scales, the chances that
Bachmann would enter the big boy market are slim to none.
4  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: LOCO 4 Locos on: August 13, 2013, 04:56:17 PM
guess no one else has any pics to share,
so here's some Bachmann locos on Bachmann's layouts

5  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: LOCO 4 Locos on: August 11, 2013, 01:51:52 AM
those are some great shots, and I see a N EM-1 in my future!
6  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / LOCO 4 Locos on: August 10, 2013, 03:21:38 AM
let's see your Favorite Bachmann loco workin' on your layout.
be it steam, electric, or diesel, any scale!

Here's mine
HO UP 2-8-0 with vandy tender


 N 2-6-6-2 vandy tender

so, that's mine, now let's see yours!!!
7  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: 4-8-4 class J #83903 Spectrum will not pull cars on DCC on: April 14, 2013, 09:35:08 PM
go to this thread,13847.msg111503.html#msg111503
8  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Spectrum HO J 4-8-4 on: January 26, 2013, 01:22:31 AM
I purchased one with sound a few years ago,loco#606,item#83902.It looks and sounds great,but is very,very weak,did not even have enough power to slip the drivers.Sent the J to Bachmann serv. dept. with note saying motor too weak.They replaced it with another one but it had the same problem as well.Of the twenty Bachmann steamers I have,the J with sound is the only one with this problem.  
the problem is not the loco, but the settings in the tsunami decoder for BEMF and torque compensation, which are way off.
If you search the archives here, you should be able to find the thread(s).
i looked one up for you,13847.0.html
9  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Bachmann Spectrum NW J class 603 on: January 13, 2013, 01:06:03 AM
1) Did you take the packing foam out of the locos pilot and trailing trucks?
the foam is almost the same exact color as the loco and up under the cab,
and very easy to miss

2) is the dwawbar not seated properly, or otherwise holding up the front end of the tender even a little bit? if it is the front truck will not have solid contact with the rails and float off on the curves.
the drawbar is designed to extend in curves, and retract on straight track to improve appearances
10  Discussion Boards / N / Re: World's Greatest Hobby on Tour on: January 07, 2013, 01:30:23 AM
our club will be set up at the st. louis show next weekend.
we are debuting our new T-TRAK layout.
11  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Union Pacific RR set on: January 07, 2013, 01:25:38 AM
no real collectors value, stock set, just with different packaging, which you sayis in poor shape, so set it up and enjoy it.
12  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Hogwarts Express on: January 07, 2013, 01:19:47 AM
the platform was just a stone arch with a 9 3/4 sign, and the "flying" car only came in the second run of hobby sets.
Unless you locate a sealed set, you're probaly out of luck there.
the track can be purchased from your LHS, or many online retailers
13  Discussion Boards / N / Re: 611 Class J (Excursion Scervie) on: June 10, 2012, 01:39:59 AM
look at this thread,1182.msg10347.html#msg10347
14  Discussion Boards / N / Re: amfleet couplers on: November 10, 2011, 02:39:42 AM
see page 2 of this thread,8419.15.html
15  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: End of Pick-Up Device on: October 24, 2011, 06:30:49 PM
I've had one on the back of my car for about 5 years now, along with dummy valve/airline/connector that I got from a 1-1/2 scale builder.  and for the record, I have banged up my calves on it at least a dozen times, but the conversations that have resulted, makes it all worthwhile.
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