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16  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: product reference street car on: December 09, 2017, 12:53:05 AM
My guess is that the motor does not draw a lot of current. The HO decoders are pretty darn small lately.

Greg
17  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: product reference street car on: December 08, 2017, 12:51:13 AM
Too bad, was hoping to help, and I added that part since Bachmann called the street car and trolley different names, but I realized there might be a closed end trolley, so I added that qualifying sentence after posting.

Yeah, never saw anything on the trolleys.

Greg
18  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: product reference street car on: December 07, 2017, 10:34:09 PM
You need to keep scrolling, there's several sections, and a ton of drawings, here is one:

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/dwg/dwgs/LS_Peter_Witt_Streetcar_(Power_Truck_Disassembly).pdf

There's a couple of sections that have LS in it...

(sorry when you say closed end car, I assume it is the Peter Witt Street car (the only street car they have made), as opposed to the Trolleys)

Greg
19  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Old Transformer on: December 07, 2017, 10:28:24 PM
Just posted the picture to confirm which 2 terminals go to the track.

Greg
20  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Old Transformer on: December 06, 2017, 03:08:39 PM
21  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: To: The Yardmaster Subject:Large Scale Parts Availibility on: November 22, 2017, 11:20:33 PM
Unfortunately, selling parts is not as profitable as selling trains. In their last years Aristo Craft owned up to the fact that usually they only made parts at the same time they ran the locomotives. (wheels and couplers excluded).

Kader made Aristo as Kader makes Bachmann. Not saying this is a conspiracy, but if Kader makes it uneconomical to make parts, then we are SOL. Bachmann can't alter the economics of Kader unless they start selling a lot more locos.

And they aren't so far.


Greg
22  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: My North Star Express Has its' Tender But My Track Powered JS Cars Squeak on: November 20, 2017, 12:08:56 AM
Keep lubing them! The alternative to the intensive maintenance is they will fail.

I use ball bearing wheelsets when I want power pickup for cars, but of course the expense is too high for your coaches.

Greg
23  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Battling the tarry build up. The fight is real.. on: November 13, 2017, 11:52:32 PM
This is not a normal rate of buildup.

You say this does not happen when the track is off.... so does this mean that battery powered trains don't do this?


Can you replicate this with the loco alone? Some locos have terrible metal wheels that arc like crazy and make a greasy black buildup... please indicate the loco you are using and how clean the wheels are and if they clean up shiny or sort of mottled.

Greg
24  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: aristocraft type motor block on: October 25, 2017, 10:59:16 PM
Remember that Bachmann is owned by Kader, and Kader made Aristo, and clearly has some of the molds too.
25  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Question on the C-19 on: October 11, 2017, 11:56:09 PM
Actually you could use gobs of dielectric grease and it would not interfere with the electricity, but there's no need but for just enough to lubricate it.

Greg
26  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Question on the C-19 on: October 06, 2017, 12:32:57 PM
Lube the connectors with a little silicone dielectric grease... that will make it less likely to pull the wires out.

Do what Kevin suggested first.

Can't tell you the number of people who have damaged this connector.

connect the wires before you connect the drawbar, and hook up the longest wire first.

Greg
27  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Large scale Diesel on: September 21, 2017, 10:49:29 PM
Clearly that was not meant to be denial, he probably just forgot.

Greg
28  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Idea for a new shay on: September 21, 2017, 10:48:02 PM
no is stated he wanted 1:20.3 standard gauge.

45mm track in 1:20.3 is narrow gauge.

So the loco would probably be as long, but for sure the trucks wider, and I'm no expert on the actual prototype dimensions.

BIG

Greg
29  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Idea for a new shay on: September 20, 2017, 06:04:55 PM
Not everyone would run a 1:32 loco "along side" a 1:20.3 narrow gauge loco...

On the same tracks I get, but alongside, that would really look bad...

So, if he wants a massive "F" scale standard gauge loco, I can understand that, and it would look significantly different from the NG one.

Realize I am reacting to "along side", taking your words literally.



30  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Large scale Diesel on: September 20, 2017, 05:59:19 PM
and the scale is 1:20.3?
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