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1  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Micro switch for turnout on: June 19, 2020, 09:18:11 PM
Thanks, Joe. Iím on it. -Mike
2  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Micro switch for turnout on: June 17, 2020, 06:36:12 AM
Thanks, Bill. Iím in large scale. While I do have 5 or 6 Aristo cars, the majority of my rolling stock and locos are Bachmann. With the no. 6 turnouts, the long frogs necessitate polarity changing frogs for slow moving small locos like my 0-4-0ís. I have one turnout that is not changing polarity at all and another that is intermittent at best. The replacement microswitch will need to have a very light touch. Iíve been a member here on the Bachmann forum for many years and hoped that one of the more-experienced regular members might have a source suggestion.  Best regards- Mike
3  Discussion Boards / Large / Micro switch for turnout on: June 16, 2020, 01:41:18 PM
Does anyone know of a good source for a replacement microswitch that goes under a number 6 turnout to switch the frog polarity? My 0-4-0 side tank keeps stalling on the turnout. I checked with a VOM and it appears the switch is not functioning.
4  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Spring for Climax track pickup plunger on: February 28, 2020, 10:59:30 AM
When I had that spring problem with my 45 ton, I went to the local hardware store and described my problem. A sharp young clerk went to her locksmith equipment and we found a couple of springs which have worked very well. And since I was using them on a model railroad engine, she refused any payment! I'll definitely go back to that store! Good luck with your loco.-MS
5  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: GE 45 Ton Center Cab Switcher manual/diagrams wanted on: February 14, 2020, 09:40:38 PM
Brian- I have the manual in pdf format. Email me and Iíll send it to you. (I donít have a Photobucket account.)
6  Discussion Boards / Large / Copyright question on: February 14, 2020, 11:24:38 AM
Is there any problem with me scanning and posting a pdf of an instruction sheet/parts breakdown of a Bachmann engine on this board? I certainly donít want to break any rules, but the parts/service department suggested that this would be a place to find the information.
7  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: GE 45 Ton Center Cab Switcher manual/diagrams wanted on: February 13, 2020, 01:11:06 PM
Brian- Did you ever find a copy of what you need? If not, I can dig out my manual and scan a copy for you.
8  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Clementine 0-4-0 tank engine on: February 13, 2020, 01:08:06 PM
Joe- Thanks for the info about the design. I pulled apart the old axle joint, grooved the smaller insert, and reattached the pieces with epoxy. The engine runs just fine now. In my experience even the old style mechanism is quite heavy duty. I have had a toddler actually hop onto the engine for a short ride. (That's how the front axle was eventually broken. It was much easier to repair!). Happily railroading , again....
9  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Clementine 0-4-0 tank engine on: February 10, 2020, 03:48:23 PM
Joe thanks for the reply. I had a front axle break on another one, but this is the first for the rear axle I see the 2 mm square hole in the drive gear,  but the axles to the wheels appear to be round are you saying the axle is square? If it is one continuous square rod, how is it insulated between wheels. Is the center of the wheel plastic? If so, could I just use a square shaft replacement?
10  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Part Identification on Flat Car on: February 10, 2020, 01:06:50 PM
On the real car there would be a short chain from the center of the bar to the top of the coupler pin. Lifting the end of the bar from a position clear of the track would allow the trainman to uncouple the car safely.
11  Discussion Boards / Large / Clementine 0-4-0 tank engine on: February 10, 2020, 12:53:12 PM
I have an old Bachman large scale tank engine that came in the Clementine mining set. It appears that the rear axle has broken. The rear drivers are free of each other. Service says no parts available. Does anyone out there have a similar engine with a stripped drive gear or a burned up motor?  I trying to piece it back together. It was always a good runner and the kids miss it. Thanks
12  Discussion Boards / Large / Snow plow wedge blade on: February 19, 2019, 08:21:10 PM
Years ago Curmudgeon posted photos of a large scale wedge snow plow he had fashioned out of pvc pipe. Does anyone have info on this or any other wedge plow ideas that could be fitted to an Annie or to a gondola or flat car?
13  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: G scale coupled spring add on on: November 15, 2018, 11:11:30 PM
Joe- Many thanks. I have used it and the reliability is quite good. But now Iím going to disassemble and remove flash, too. - Mike
14  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: G scale coupled spring add on on: November 12, 2018, 07:55:55 PM
Bill and Bob- thanks for you responses. I finally found my copy of the info to which I was referring. It had been posted on the Saskatoon Railroad Modellers web site. I downloaded and printed it in November of 2015. Unfortunately the website was abandoned within the past year. I have taken photos of the four pages and would gladly share them. (The info doesnít appear to be copyrighted, but it is clearly marked with the groupís name.) if you would like for me to post the photos here, I need a bit of instructional help. Iím not as computer savvy as Iíd like to be!
Iíll be using the coupler springs on a train display at our local botanical garden for the holidays. I find it to greatly improve the reliability of the couplers.
Thanks again, Bob and Bill...
15  Discussion Boards / Large / G scale coupled spring add on on: November 02, 2018, 02:54:36 AM
Does anyone have the link to the add on spring coupler fix for the large knuckle couplers? I seem to remember that it came from the Saskatoon group?? It has worked very well for me in the past. I just canít remember the specifics. The older I get the more I forget!!!
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