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1  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: A question about 90033 and fitting “Annie” Chassis on: September 17, 2019, 11:29:25 PM
Thank you Bill!

Am digesting your pm and will reply. While I have a great interest in all G scale, I only model 1:29, so the only Bachmann I have is a couple of 1st or second gen Big Haulers... I sold my Annie and shay some time ago.

Maybe someone will take the bottom cover off their gen 6 and shoot a picture some time.

Much appreciated!

Greg
2  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Sound on a 2-6-6-2 Mallet tank loco 1:20.3 on: September 17, 2019, 11:40:01 AM
Stan, looking at the documentation, it appears these are an IR transmitter LED and an IR photodiode/phototransistor.

So the on/off resistance of the phototransistor works just fine with the reed switch input?

(I know that is what you just said, but confirming)


Greg
3  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: A question about 90033 and fitting “Annie” Chassis on: September 17, 2019, 11:38:05 AM
Thanks Bill, yes a great reference page you wrote there!

Yes, I talk to TOC several times a week, and we are just about done with my "big hauler" page:

https://elmassian.com/index.php/large-scale-train-main-page/motive-power-mods-aamp-tips/bachmann-motive-power/big-hauler

And now we are documenting all the BBT conversion information we can get, since it's not anywhere else on the net.

I may have to buy a new Annie just to get a picture ha ha!

Greg
4  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Sound on a 2-6-6-2 Mallet tank loco 1:20.3 on: September 13, 2019, 12:56:43 PM
If you want to exactly sync the rate and position, you will have to work with the IR sensors, actually just one, since the Mallet exhaust is only heard from the final set of cylinders.

The exploded parts diagram has the wiring diagram too:

https://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/dwg/dwgs/82894.pdf

You should be able to get recommendations on wiring from Phoenix.

Greg
5  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: A question about 90033 and fitting “Annie” Chassis on: September 12, 2019, 10:21:49 PM
Thanks Bill, TOC does not have any version 6 chassis....

Thanks for the response, keep an eye out if you will.

Greg
6  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Connie Outside frame current draw on: September 11, 2019, 03:39:33 PM
Any progress on this issue?
7  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: A question about 90033 and fitting “Annie” Chassis on: September 11, 2019, 12:14:55 PM
bill, do you have a picture somewhere of the version 6 gearbox?

I've been working with TOC on compiling a history of the gearboxes and versions 1-6 and would sincerely appreciate you taking a look at this page for mistakes:

https://elmassian.com/index.php/large-scale-train-main-page/motive-power-mods-aamp-tips/bachmann-motive-power/big-hauler

Thanks,

Greg
8  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: SSpectrum 4-4-0 different gear problem on: August 25, 2019, 04:19:18 PM
He's talking about 2 different things at the same time:

1. the damaged "dual" worm gear, that contacts the worm on the motor (usually caused by the motor mounting screws loosening or excessive bearing wear in the motor.

2. and some discussion about the axle gear having a D shaped cutout, which seems different from the old style, and apparently NOT the cause of THIS failure.

There was also some confusion about not understanding that the worm gear tooth angle makes it unique from all the other gears in the gearbox, and also some other talk about bypassing some of the gear train.

greg
9  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: SSpectrum 4-4-0 different gear problem on: August 24, 2019, 11:31:41 PM
Check the NWSL web site, they announced the business has been sold to an employee, and he will continue, moving the business a few towns away.

So after he is settled, him him up for one of these gears. (and keep your motor screws tight so the gear does not come out of mesh again  Wink

Greg
10  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: SSpectrum 4-4-0 different gear problem on: August 21, 2019, 11:11:17 PM
If you know Dave Goodson, he might be a source.

Greg
11  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Battery Cover Replacement on: August 21, 2019, 06:22:38 PM
To supplement Loco Bill: it's not just enough to see that the tender has the cover, you need to explicitly ask if the cover is damaged at all and has it's two "hinges" operational.

Don't ask me how I know this is important to ask, other than receiving broken ones and lids glued in place.  Roll Eyes

Greg
12  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: SSpectrum 4-4-0 different gear problem on: August 21, 2019, 06:20:47 PM
It would probably be best to determine what caused the problem in the first place.

And that gear that engages the worm is different from ALL the rest of your gears, notice the angled teeth to match the angle of the worm?

You need the correct replacement. Isn't it on the parts list, or have you already determined that the gearbox is only sold as a unit.


Greg
13  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: 2019 4-6-0 on: August 19, 2019, 08:42:35 PM
[crickets]  Cry
14  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Battery Cover Replacement on: August 19, 2019, 08:40:31 PM
Unfortunately, the first thing broken on the tender, and has been out of stock at Bachmann as long as I remember.
15  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: blinking lights in bachmann two truck shay on: June 21, 2019, 04:41:21 PM
Just having fun Joe!   Grin
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