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1  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Found dad's N scale Jupiter set, don't know how to work it on: June 29, 2019, 12:45:28 PM
The 4-4-0 has the motor in the tender; with a drive shaft connecting the tender to the back of the cab. Apparently the drive shaft has gone missing on your loco; the whirring noise you hear is the motor happily spinning away, unfortunately it is not connected to the drive wheels.
Check out Mark's website for more info: http://www.spookshow.net/loco/bach440a.html
This loco has been around forever and there have been quite a few changes to the mechanism over the years; So I really can't tell you offhand how to go about finding that part (unless it is still in the box the loco was stored in); you might try calling B'mann's Customer Service Dept on Monday.
Sorry that I can't be of more help.

Looks like Mark beat me to it... Grin
2  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Track power on: December 11, 2017, 01:37:16 PM


One thing that I like about Kato products is their "idiot proof" construction.  Many Kato products only go together one way.

There is an old saying:"Just as soon as you make something idiot proof, someone goes and makes a better idiot"... Grin
3  Discussion Boards / N / Re: N Scale DoodleBug. Lights on no power on: June 19, 2017, 08:52:09 AM
Don't let price fool you. These have been selling for pretty low prices with DCC.

You're not kidding! M.B. Klein has them for 60 Bucks right now. (MSRP being $275).
4  Discussion Boards / N / Re: #6 Single Crossover turnout on: January 09, 2016, 07:12:59 PM
Splicing??
5  Discussion Boards / N / Re: How to identify MDT Plymoth with new can motor? on: December 09, 2015, 09:10:19 PM
eBay is NOT Bachmann. When you buy  from eBay, you take you chances and more often than not, you get screwed. You need to file a claim with eBay and PayPal.
You need to buy from Bachmann directly or from a reputable Hobby Dealer.
Are you located in the US?
6  Discussion Boards / N / Re: How to identify MDT Plymoth with new can motor? on: December 09, 2015, 05:16:48 PM
Bachmann does not change model number as they update the product. So the model number for the new one would be the same as the number for the old one you have. The new (silent motor) version has been out for quite a few years now; so ANY of those 5 different numbers would be for a locomotive with the new motor
7  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Durango and Silverton passenger cars on: October 29, 2015, 03:42:31 PM

I also agree with the tweezers and if you’re going to be assembling a lot of couplers, the assembly jig is a fantastic investment.

Gauges, tweezers, and fixture all in one pack here; (IMO worth every penny)

http://www.modeltrainstuff.com/Micro-trains-N-1050-Coupler-Starter-Kit-p/mtl-98800081.htm



I second that. About 10-15 years ago I converted  ~350 cars and 125 locos to MT's;  (mostly body mount 1015's). Short but steep learning curve. After a while I could assemble a 1015 in about 2 minutes using the assembly jig. (I found a Hobby Shop -Gandy Dancer- in Chamblee, GA that was going out of business and I snapped up all their 1015 bulk packs at I think 70% off)


8  Discussion Boards / N / Re: PCC Trolleys - Can Motor on: October 17, 2015, 10:09:27 AM
As a rule, Bachmann does not change product numbers on their products after updates/improvements. For example the Santa Fe 4-8-4 Northern has had the same product number since its introduction in 1972; the current PCC trolley will have the same product number for a particular road name it had when it was first produced. Makes buying on feeBay kind of like Forest Gump's Box of Chocolates: You may get a current production or you may get a 30 year old one - same number..
9  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Bachman 4 8 4 steamer on: September 10, 2015, 01:51:58 PM
Since the 4-8-4 is still in production, it would stand to reason that they would send one of those if your old one cannot be repaired..
10  Discussion Boards / N / Re: What are you modeler's expecting BACHMANN to announce new loco at NMRA conventi on: June 28, 2015, 06:11:02 PM
I'm still hoping for the Russian Decapod; although I doubt that will happen. The HO version did not sell particularly well when it w s released a few years ago.
11  Discussion Boards / N / Re: PRAIRIE 2-6-2 ON A GRADE on: October 15, 2014, 08:53:14 AM
Bullfrog Snot IS the trade name. You can find it on Amazon
12  Discussion Boards / N / Re: layout conversion on: August 10, 2014, 04:55:44 PM
Looks like a variation of N-109 from the old Atlas Nine N-scale Model Railroads book from the early '70s without the double figure 8 on the upper level. There is one reversing loop. A friend of mine build one like it 35 years ago..
13  Discussion Boards / N / Re: any chance of bachmann new releases at nmra convention in atlanta on: July 16, 2013, 09:18:07 PM
I'm still hoping for the Russian Decapod..
14  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Newbie Track Question on: January 24, 2013, 08:07:48 PM
Here are some Spectrum 2-8-0's...

http://www.modeltrainstuff.com/N-Scale-2-8-0-s-Consolidation-s/1745.htm
15  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Early model 0-6-0 loco questions on: December 25, 2012, 09:36:51 AM
Your best bet probably would be eBay, there must be thousands of those old tenders around. You could also ask at the N-Scale Community ( http://www.nscale.org/defaulteng.htm ), the people there are very helpful...
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