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31  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? on: September 14, 2017, 01:12:49 PM
Something does not sound right... you have a bunch of locos that run fine all the time, no matter what controller.

You have a loco that basically won't run slow on the USAT controller but works fine on the other one.

I think you need to test one of the "good" locos again on the USAT controller...  I think it's the problem.

32  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Bachmann Brass Track on: September 05, 2017, 04:35:12 PM
Bob, have you found a secret cache of Hillmans? My understanding is they have been out of business for quite some time.

33  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Heisler motors on: September 01, 2017, 10:16:28 PM
You really cannot use the static resistance of a motor to determine it's running current. A motor is a complex situation of inductance and resistance and load.

Test the current draw when running light (on rollers) and actually moving itself, and then with a load.

34  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: E-Z Command 5 Amp Power Booster on: July 05, 2017, 09:20:38 PM
I believe you want to use a straight DC power supply to the rails, as input to the coach lights and the decoder in the loco.

You would not want DCC of any form to be the input, but you could rectify the DCC output to reasonable DC simply.

It's douibtful the booster would output anything unless given an input signal, but if you already have this unit you can measure the output. If you don't already have one, don't buy it, and just get an inexpensive fixed voltage DC supply, they are cheap, like under $20.

35  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: To the Bachmann -Development of engines on: January 21, 2017, 01:55:21 AM
No tooling costs, Kader has the Aristo molds, make some locos.

36  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Eggliners on: November 22, 2016, 12:22:37 PM
Then, how about just making a few extra couplers and motor blocks during eggliner production?

That would be easy, and profitable.

37  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Aristo replacement parts from Bachmann? on: November 22, 2016, 12:21:21 PM
Yes, but they are producing Aristo couplers and motor blocks with the Eggliner.  Grin

Also, I'm not sure Bachmann appreciates the size of the market they could tap easily.

In any case I think more people will come forwards with these requests, and this seems to be the only place for consumers to put ideas forth.

38  Discussion Boards / Large / Aristo replacement parts from Bachmann? on: November 21, 2016, 01:04:15 PM
Now that Bachmann will sell the eggliner, perhaps it could see the way clear to make a few extra Aristo-style couplers and also motor blocks?

I believe there is a large market out there for spare/replacement parts. The "guts" of the Eggliner motor block will service thousands of existing Aristo 2 axle diesels.

Couplers wear, and being able to purchase replacements is another unique market Bachmann can have, since the Aristo-style couplers have unique characteristics to keep from uncoupling, and a LARGE installed base of users.

39  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Bachmann Locos with Skates on: May 08, 2015, 10:35:18 AM
I suggest those interested read this thread and see pictures with proof of skates, where the recesses molded into the gearbox are shown clearly.

40  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Large Scale Peter Witt Streetcar DCC interface on: August 05, 2014, 11:47:59 PM
Actually, the rear light should function as a brake light, so it's a little advanced as compared to the normal rear headlight function (as it should be).

The MOROP standard is a bit hard to follow, as for some reason, no "official" English translation is available, and the NMRA is really no help here, as they have had this standard "under review" since 2012.

I'm compiling the information myself, tracing out the connections.

Regards, Greg
41  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: What can be used to keep the rail from oxidation? on: August 05, 2014, 11:42:50 PM
I don't usually recommend anything left on the rails, but in this case, a light wipe with some kerosene or some other light solvent that does not evaporate quickly may help.

42  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Large Scale Peter Witt Streetcar DCC interface on: August 03, 2014, 08:58:33 PM
Can you please give a link where this standard is?

I want the "version" of the standard that matches the Peter Witt streetcar.

Alternatively, please give the definitions of all 21 pins of the decoder, including those not connected.


Greg Elmassian
43  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Large Scale Peter Witt Streetcar DCC interface on: July 30, 2013, 01:51:30 AM
Thanks! I'm the question raiser  Grin
44  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: New 1:20.3 Climax on: November 17, 2010, 06:22:54 PM
Jack, I looked at the pictures, I count 11 pins on one connector and 12 on the other.

Is that correct?

Thanks, Greg
45  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Bachmann 2-6-6-2 Mallet QSI Aristo Help !!!! on: November 30, 2009, 08:17:19 PM
Tony and Stan maintain that Bachmann is right and Aristo is wrong, and Stan entreated me to call Tony Parisi at QSI (like I don't already talk to him once a week!)

QSI says Bachmann is wired differently from Aristo:

All I have said is that Aristo created and used the socket long ago. Finding an old scrap of paper that is different does not remove the fact that there are tens of thousands of Aristo sockets wired a particular way. That is the de-facto standard. If you were to make a product to work in the socket, would you pick thousands or tens of thousands.

But, I'll still do the youtube video... just have not had time...

(this is really silly if you think about it).

Regards, Greg
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