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406  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Which HO Engines work with Bachmann Analog Controllers? on: December 24, 2015, 11:00:55 PM
It should work with any HO/OO analog controller.
407  Discussion Boards / N / Re: New train. The locomotive will not run? on: December 24, 2015, 01:54:57 PM
Did you accidentally connect the track to the AC terminals instead of DC?

Have you checked power output with a multimeter?

Does the locomotive run when the track leads are touched directly to the wheels?



408  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Missing piece in brand new kit on: December 23, 2015, 12:45:45 AM
One missing joiner shouldn't be an issue, unless the train derails.


Have you tried connecting touching the speed controller's leads directly to the locomotive's wheels?
409  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: DCC EZ-command not working with new rs-3 on: December 22, 2015, 08:53:09 PM
Thanks for the response, is there any other ways to do it? There arent any hobby shops close to me in Los Angeles

You could put an ad on Craigslist requesting the use of a local's DCC controller that supports resetting decoders.
410  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Autoreverse Unit on: December 22, 2015, 05:11:03 PM
Might you be referring to the E-Z Track Reversing System:  http://shop.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=879_604_782_783&products_id=2511

Or the E-Z Command DCC Automatic Reverse Loop Module?  http://shop.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=264_274&products_id=1824
411  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: new to hear old school on: December 20, 2015, 07:13:16 PM
At the basic level, the only changes in the last 30 years have been knuckle couplers and Digital Command Control (DCC).


Knuckle couplers look more realistic and can be magnetically operated.

Digital Command Control basically allows multiple trains to be operated from a single controller.  It's not required for modern equipment, analog controllers are still available and DCC-equipped locomotives are compatible with analog layouts.

If you do decide to use DCC, watch out for the term "DCC ready", it means that the locomotive has a NMRA compliant socket for a DCC decoder, but a decoder was not supplied from the factory and thus the locomotive is analog.


You can read more from the National Model Railroad Association:  http://www.nmra.org/beginners-guide-command-control-and-dcc

412  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: coupler problems on: December 19, 2015, 09:53:51 PM
Which car are you having trouble with?  Perhaps it's not designed for the curve radius of the track you're using.

Does it come uncoupled in the same spot each time?  Maybe a rail is riding on top of a joiner creating a bump.


If all else fails you might need to replace the coupler(s).
413  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: A question about lubing. on: December 19, 2015, 04:36:35 PM
I thought that as well at first, but Bachmann advises using it on the gears in their HO instructional video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtW8Gx_WxL4
414  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Recommendation for new Locomotive on: December 18, 2015, 06:42:36 PM
How about the question on the DPDT switch?  Was that was you meant by not wanting to build your own relay?

Yes, I'm not electronically versed nor good with a soldering iron, so a pre-made module that does the same thing while allowing me to operate other trains on sidings was very appealing.
415  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Recommendation for new Locomotive on: December 18, 2015, 06:40:23 PM
So then why'd you say this following saying that:


Sometimes DCC might even be the ideal control mode for small layouts. Have only one siding? You can control two trains, park one on a siding and switch 'em around without having to remove and replace, or set up power blocks.

I say the opposite.  If that is the case (small layout/1 siding) no reason to spend the extra $$ on DCC, unless you really love, need to have, sound.  Bc you can accomplish the same thing, controlling 2 trains with Common Rail DC wiring and blocks and 2 power packs/controllers.

I'm 'siding' with Mdaskalos on this one.

I spent the extra money for DCC because I wanted a double reverse loop layout without having to build my own relays.

The fact that I can park extra trains on a siding without needing separate controls to activate them is a bonus.

 Huh?

Because DC is the less expensive option when only running one train on a simple oval of track.
416  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Recommendation for new Locomotive on: December 18, 2015, 06:05:22 PM
I spent the extra money for DCC because I wanted a double reverse loop layout without having to build my own relays.

The fact that I can park extra trains on a siding without needing separate controls to activate them is a bonus.

FlareGun, you changing your opinion here, bc here is what you first said here:


...DCC is expensive and meant for simplifying control of multiple trains on a large layout.  Unless you plan to upgrade your tree loop to something complex, DCC equipment is unnecessary.

...I'm confused Huh? Huh?

No, my opinion stands.  DCC decoders and controllers are more expensive than their DC counterparts, and completely unnecessary for a loop layout that only runs one train.
417  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Recommendation for new Locomotive on: December 18, 2015, 04:59:26 PM

Sometimes DCC might even be the ideal control mode for small layouts. Have only one siding? You can control two trains, park one on a siding and switch 'em around without having to remove and replace, or set up power blocks.

I say the opposite.  If that is the case (small layout/1 siding) no reason to spend the extra $$ on DCC, unless you really love, need to have, sound.  Bc you can accomplish the same thing, controlling 2 trains with Common Rail DC wiring and blocks and 2 power packs/controllers.

I'm 'siding' with Mdaskalos on this one.

I spent the extra money for DCC because I wanted a double reverse loop layout without having to build my own relays.

The fact that I can park extra trains on a siding without needing separate controls to activate them is a bonus.
418  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Bridges with E-Z Track on: December 17, 2015, 06:37:40 PM
I've seen supplies for HO bridges with sides online, but I haven't used them personally.


That set is designed to be used in a figure eight with an HO train passing underneath it with over three inches of clearance.  Bachmann also has an expansion set of all tall piers to make it longer in addition to a taller set of graduated piers that's almost 4 inches tall.

http://shop.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=258_366_368&products_id=2530
http://shop.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=258_366_368&products_id=2543
419  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Bridges with E-Z Track on: December 17, 2015, 06:20:35 PM
Do you mean the graduated piers Bachmann sells?

http://shop.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=258_366_368&products_id=2529
420  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Recommendation for new Locomotive on: December 16, 2015, 04:57:27 PM
train around the Christmas tree; I love it!
I am somewhat new to rr modeling myself.....but one thought I had was to buy a locomotive that is DCC ready where you could add a DCC decoder later when you are ready to move to DCC and buy a DCC controller.
Bill

Seconded;  DCC is expensive and meant for simplifying control of multiple trains on a large layout.  Unless you plan to upgrade your tree loop to something complex, DCC equipment is unnecessary.


I would put the money toward a smoking model instead.
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