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1  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: water pumps on: April 24, 2018, 11:31:52 PM
You might try Trackside Details... their part number TD-152 is about halfway down their webpage.

http://www.tracksidedetails.com/

Good luck!
Jay
2  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Blue Comet set on: December 28, 2017, 05:58:19 PM
Hi GreyOwl,

It's my understanding that the Blue Comet set was introduced in 1997 and was available through 1999.
Regarding the chassis replacement recommendation... what Bob said, times two!

Good luck,
Jay
3  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: E-Z Command 5 Amp Power Booster on: June 30, 2017, 03:48:35 PM
The owner's manual (http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/dwg/dwgs/449105-AMPInstructions.pdf) implies that the Power Booster must be controlled by an outside source, e.g. E-Z Command Control Center or some other DCC input.

Hope this helps!
Jay
4  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Climax fuel bunker on: June 06, 2017, 08:49:54 PM
Hi Nymark,

According to the Bachmann schematic (http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/dwg/dwgs/G850X_IS004_1.pdf) the fan for the oil bunker has the same part number as for the coal version; however, the 4 screws that are used to hold the fan in place in the oil bunker have different part numbers than the screws for the coal bunker.  In the diagram, the screws for the oil bunker fan look longer.

Perhaps this might be the source of the poor fit?

Good luck,
Jay
5  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Rail Truck help on: February 07, 2017, 12:09:31 AM
Again, looking at that same photo under "Surging," you can see on the far left side of the picture that the cowcatcher is held in place from underneath the front crossmember by two small screws.
Good luck,
Jay
6  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Rail Truck help on: February 05, 2017, 07:29:33 PM
Hi Alan,

At the following link, you'll find all kinds of information on the Bachmann rail truck, including a decent photo of the front truck under the paragraph entitled "Surging" about a third of the way down the web page.  It looks like the truck is held in place by a single screw, but even the author admits that removing the front truck is a complicated process.

http://www.girr.org/girr/tips/tips8/bachmann_railtruck_tips.html

Hope this helps!
Jay
7  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Annie pilot trucks on: October 25, 2016, 11:20:04 PM
Hi Mike,

For photos, if not a complete "how-to," check out George Schreyer's website (link below) for details about mounting the front truck in the "new" fashion.  Just scroll down to the section entitled "Derailments."

http://www.girr.org/girr/tips/tips1/big_hauler_tips.html#derailments

All the best,
Jay
8  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: PCB Wiring Help on: December 15, 2015, 01:45:34 AM
You're right Bill... after looking again, I'm thinking the $95 price I saw on page 5 must have been in reference to the shell that appears just below that last V6 chassis.  All the other shells are $95, so that would make sense.  Good catch!

Jay
9  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: PCB Wiring Help on: December 14, 2015, 02:02:00 AM
Well, according to that link that Andrew provided, the Bachmann store is now providing the Version Six BH chassis, complete with the metal gears and the new pilot truck mounting.  Page 5 of their on-line Large Scale parts catalog under the 4-6-0 Anniversary heading shows 7 of the new chassis being offered, including an unlettered version for $95.

Jay
10  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Need to upgrade track on: December 10, 2015, 07:58:03 PM
Times two (three?) on placing some sort of substrate between the track and the carpet.  We wound up finding a vinyl-faced round Christmas tablecloth on sale and adapted it as a Christmas tree skirt... cut a hole in the center for the tree trunk, and a slit from the edge to make it easy to get around the tree.  That's worked great for us for a number of years now.  Makes a great surface for the track, and hides the wiring for the Christmas tree lights.

Good luck!
Jay
11  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: EnterTRAINment Junction in West Chester, OH on: September 17, 2015, 12:50:29 AM
Hi CRB,

I just got back from Taltree Arboretum & Gardens near Valpariaso, and that would certainly be worth the trip!  Their outdoor layout is large, but surrounded by a walkway so you can see everything close-up.  It's built into sections that include vignettes of different locations in America on a progressive timeline, showing the impact the railroad had on that particular point in American history.  Pretty impressive!  I took so many pictures, my camera's memory card ran out of memory near the end.  Plan to spend a couple of hours there... you'll love it!

All the best,
Jay

12  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: traction tires on: August 16, 2015, 08:12:55 PM
You might try "X" rings or "D" rings; the "X" rings are plenty common in the diving equipment industry because they offer a more reliable sealing surface than the traditional "O" ring.  You can check them out at a supplier like I've linked here, and there's a good chance they'll just sample some of them to you for free.

http://www.prepol.com/product-range/x-rings-d-rings

Good luck,
Jay
13  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Big Boy 4004 on: July 10, 2015, 08:19:53 PM
Anyone passing through Dallas can see Big Boy #4018 on static display at the Museum of the American Railroad in Frisco, just north of Dallas.
For a list of their other exhibits, check here:
http://www.museumoftheamericanrailroad.org/Home.aspx

All the best,
Jay
14  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Ticking Scratching Sound on: June 14, 2015, 06:43:45 PM
Hi Punkin,

From your excellent photo, it appears that the brass bushing is intentionally knurled to prevent the OD of the bushing from spinning in the chassis, thereby defaulting to the axle spinning in the bearing instead.  Obviously there is too much friction between the metal axle and the brass bushing, or the brass bushing would not be spinning in the chassis (which is chewing up the plastic chassis slot).  The fix would appear to be to lubricate the axle/bearing interface, and then try to secure the bearing in the chassis with a drop of CA glue.  I don't have an Annie in my fleet of Big Haulers, nor have I encountered the problem you seem to be having, but based on your photo, that's what I would do if I were seeing what you're seeing.

Good luck, and let us know how you make out.
Jay
15  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Large train pain... on: June 08, 2015, 11:32:14 PM
Hi Keith,

Check out the 5th topic on this web page... it addresses the original Bachmann Big Hauler 4-6-0, which was battery powered.  If nothing else, it will be a great education in what was the first iteration of an iconic product line!

Good luck,
Jay

http://www.girr.org/girr/tips/tips1/big_hauler_tips.html#rc
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