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1  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: 2-4-2 Lyn needing batteries. on: March 18, 2018, 03:07:24 AM
Hello David.
The original way I did it was with custom made 6 x cell ENELOOP hybrid AA batteries supplied by Master Instruments in Melbourne.
The latest version use one 4s Li-Ion pack using 18500 1.7 ampere hour cells.
Being Li-Ion, only 4 x cells are necessary and the pack fits easily in one tank.  The weights are left in the other side for balance.
However, compared to the more common 18650 cells the smaller sizes are a bit more expensive.
If you make the packs yourself make sure you fit a protection pcb in the pack.
2  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: 4-6-0 Pilot truck on: January 22, 2018, 05:05:14 PM
So spin the pilot truck 180. The arrow should face forwards.
3  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Heisler motors on: September 02, 2017, 06:39:58 PM
As happened around the time the Heisler was made Bachmann, were using an early method of motor "noise" suppression with 47 mfd electrolytic caps.  Occasionally they were incorrectly applied to the pcb.  The loco would run correctly in one direction but not in the other direction.
It would be beneficial to remove the pcb's from each truck.  Not an easy task, but does solve the problems.
Other locos affected that I know of include:
The Spectrum 4-4-0, 2-6-0 and Connie.
Later locos had a different, very successful method of suppression using RF chokes and 3 x .1 mfd non polarised monolith caps.
4  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Pilot rail installation on: July 03, 2017, 06:01:43 AM
So that kit is called a Pilot Rail set.
I thought they were called smokebox stays.
You live and learn.
5  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: the Bach-man Has a Question on: February 25, 2017, 12:19:07 AM
Sorry Bachman.
No luck.  I have copies of just about all the small run and now defunct English and USA Large Scale mags, but not that Journal.
I moved about 5 years ago and thought I still had everything.

Might I suggest you make a posting at MLS, LSC and Freerails for assistance.
6  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: the Bach-man Has a Question on: February 24, 2017, 03:46:14 AM
Kev is correct and I had copies of all issues published.
The trick is finding them.  I don't usually chuck anything out, especially magazines, so perhaps they are here somewhere.
I will have a poke around over the weekend.  Fingers are crossed.
7  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Gen 2 climax dcc factory sound!ANY SUGGESTIONS! ! on: January 05, 2017, 01:42:38 AM
Hello Peter.
Li-Ion 4s 1.7 a/hr pack split in two so two cells sit either side of the roof hatch.

Installed up under the roof.  They are invisible from the top and sides.
8  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Upcoming 2-6-0s on: January 23, 2016, 01:06:38 AM
One lives in hope Bachmann will get with it and make some modernised versions.
9  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: controlling volume with a phoenix PB11 system on: September 26, 2015, 07:04:41 PM
Press and hold the volume switch one way or the other until the volume changes.  Release switch when desired volume level is reached.
10  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Upcoming 2-6-0s on: September 20, 2015, 03:11:12 AM
I need a new demo loco so these will be of interest.
My only wish is they have at least one modernised version.  Road name does not matter.
As nice as the old timers are, they do not interest me at all.
11  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Track is driving me crazy on: January 07, 2015, 04:59:25 AM
dzldan
Nowhere have I seen anyone ask what sort of loco it is we are we discussing.
Please let us know. It could be the loco.
12  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: G scale 2-4-2T Lyn on: November 16, 2014, 05:04:20 PM
Agreed it is a way superior model to the first one.
To my eye the main boiler and cab mouldings are the same, but with added details.
In other words it is essentially still 1:22.5 scale, just like the original.

I have converted quite a few now to battery R/C.  They run superbly.
13  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: G scale 2-4-2T Lyn on: November 15, 2014, 02:28:07 AM
hi Tac.
I doubt they are different scales.
I believe the boiler mouldings are the same.  The current model still has the internal mouldings to mount the original motor block.
Have you actually sat them side by side to check for size difference and done a thorough measurement comparison?
14  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: What's the future of Bachmann 1:20.3 scale? on: August 20, 2014, 06:08:43 PM
Terry.
The GST free threshold for mail items into Australia is A$1,000 so the assessment from 95.00 to A$500 +, should have made no difference to the cost of importing the parcel.
Customs Duty may be payable but should never be more than 71/2 %.  So, if ever sending model RR related items via the mail always quote the TC #9503.00.00, then no import duty is payable.
15  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: c19 & Dallee Sound on: August 11, 2014, 03:51:03 PM
Both sound systems require a two wire connection for the chuff to work.
One of the wires from the sound is hot (logic high) and is taken to ground to complete the circuit.
Therefore at some point the Phoenix must also be connected to the loco ground (-).

Use a multi meter to determine which is the ground connection of the Dallee sound and connect it to the loco ground (-).
The other Dallee chuff wire goes to the C 19 chuff sensor.
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