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1  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Bachmann C-19 Height on: January 30, 2021, 02:32:18 PM
There's a youtube video from LSOL.com that shows the C-19 to be 8-1/2 inches high... the specs are 45 seconds into the video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IsXaR2kAqI

Hope that helps!
Jay
2  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: K27 Loco on: December 16, 2020, 07:57:34 PM
Hi Don,

The only thing I've found on this is via this link on Bachmann's website... hope it helps!
See page 4.

Good luck,
Jay

https://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/dwg/dwgs/83093.pdf
3  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Axle Gear for Spectrum 4-4-0 and 2-6-0, New Part on: September 02, 2019, 03:12:52 PM
Hi Dave,

In answer to your last question, I'm guessing that the nylon gear material has NOT been updated, because I think it doesn't need to be based on the new mounting method.
My degrees are not in engineering or physics, but I'm thinking that the reason Bachmann had so many problems for so many years with their nylon drive gears is because they took the easy way out and press-fit them to the axles.  That may work long enough for a kid to tear up his toy, but long-term, the press-fit solution places a radial tension on the entire gear, and over time the nylon material is bound to fail.  The "D" shape to key the gear to the axle places no such stress on the gear material, and is a much more elegant (and reliable) solution, albeit probably more expensive to produce.  A metal gear from NWSL could be made to work, but it would require a blob of solder or epoxy in the round hole, and then filed out to match the "D" shape of the axle.

Looking forward to hearing how that new worm gear combination works!
Jay
4  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: 2019 4-6-0 on: May 15, 2019, 02:11:00 AM
I'm guessing that Bachmann has figured out that nobody wants to pay 25% more for the 4-6-0 just because it's coming out of China.  I can wait...  Smiley
Jay
5  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
6  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
7  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
8  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
9  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
10  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
11  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
12  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
13  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
14  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
15  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

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