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16  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: New 4-4-0 electrical wipers on: June 14, 2018, 11:19:16 AM
. . .

 Now I can separate the tender from the loco without worrying about breaking something.

Worry if you grip wires to disconnect tender from locomotive as doing so may pull  one or more wires from the connector.   

17  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: New 4-4-0 electrical wipers on: June 14, 2018, 10:49:46 AM
An aside,

Click Here for video segment  -- just in case you want to do more.  George Bogatiuk  - SoundTraxx Sales and Support Representative

18  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: New 4-4-0 electrical wipers on: June 12, 2018, 07:56:02 PM
. . .
Second question:
There is no electrical diagram for the new 4-4-0 locos.  It looks to me as though all the electrical pickups for the loco are in the tender.  It looks like wires from the tender are attached to a plug that plugs into the rear of the loco to power the motor and light.  Is that right?  It would be very helpful to separate the tender from the loco when I'm working on one of them so I hope it is a plug..
 . . .

Per exploded view diagram - there are electrical pickup wipers (part MT19 and MT20), which rub back of locomotive drivers.

It is a pin  connector in wires between tender to locomotive if your tender like this

19  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: S 4 Shell Removal on: June 11, 2018, 01:03:31 PM
*** Correction ***

S4 Shell removal very easy. Remove couplers, unfasten handrails from cab then lift shell.

20  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: How to install decoder into Decapod? on: June 10, 2018, 10:47:57 PM
Bachmann Trains is one of many places selling a DCC 8-pin plug wiring harness.

Click Here
21  Discussion Boards / HO / Bachmann turnout wiring video on: June 10, 2018, 03:47:44 PM
Wiring E-Z Track powered Remote Turnouts video
Click Here

Not shown is method to inset red power wire electrical spade connector into the Bachmann power pack push to open, release to close ACCESSORIES 16V AC terminal. What is shown is another connection method after spade connector removed and red power wire end stripped. 

Remote Turnout - Left (HO Scale) shown in video with DIRECTIONAL BOX LG. (All Scales)
Switch Box Type B. However, that turnout is sold packaged with DIRECTIONAL BOX SM.(All Scales) Switch Box Type A

Click Here for written instruction with illustrations.

22  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: S 4 Shell Removal on: June 10, 2018, 11:08:36 AM
S4 Shell removal very easy. Remove couplers, unfasten handrails from cab then lift shell.
23  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Brick & Mortar on: June 05, 2018, 05:20:46 PM
One of the top rated, year after year,  model trains only brick & mortar in USA is less than seven miles from me.  More than ten with model trains are within 15 miles.
24  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Spectrum SD40 light board on: June 02, 2018, 07:46:25 PM
Connections are marked on the light board. The markings are probably on the underside as installed.

     L+  is Light positive   perhaps is the blue wire
     L-   is Light negative  perhaps is the black wire

Bachmann does not adhere to wire color codes. You cannot depend on wire color to determine it purpose.  You will have to test.
25  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: all new 4-4-0 American on: May 31, 2018, 08:09:17 PM
Somewhat of an aside,

Click Here for video segment.

26  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Will Bachmann Big Haulers or Spectrum run on Peco code 200 track on: May 30, 2018, 06:27:06 PM
Found more notes on Peco Gauge 1 Code 200 track

 0.135" from railhead to top of rail chair and a check rail to stock rail clearance of 0.105"
27  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 2-6-0 OR&W on: May 29, 2018, 06:38:59 PM
Click Here   Note the three listed as DCC.
Search Internet for retailers with discount pricing for locomotive and add-on Sound Module required for sound.

28  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Decoder settings in new retooled 4-4-0 Americans on: May 28, 2018, 03:50:06 PM
Down load JMRI and use that to adjust CVs   . . .

Caveat - JMRI DecoderPro cannot be used with some DCC systems.  It cannot be used with Bachmann DCC system,
  E-Z Command Control Center (Item No. 44902)
  E-Z Command Dynamis (Item No. 36505)

29  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: remote turnouts on: May 28, 2018, 02:58:04 PM
Use the accessory AC terminals of a DC model train power pack to power the switch machine in the E-Z Track Turnout.
Click Here for turnout instructions. Read all the instructions do not depend only on the illustrations.

You can also use a wall wart transformer rated 12 to 16 volts output at 500 milliamps (mA) up to 1 amp in place of the DC model train power pack.  Either AC or DC output wall wart transformer will work. 

30  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Split Gear Syndrome on: May 28, 2018, 02:00:33 PM
The Bach-man,
Bachmann uses what type of plastic for gears - ABS, Nylon, ? ? ?

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