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1  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: DCC chip for Bachmann Alco S4 DCC ready engine on: August 27, 2018, 10:10:48 PM
I use a mrc prodigy advance square 2 and it works fine. I also have a nce power cab starter control and it works fine with it. maybe Bachmann ez command doesn't work with digitrax chips. just a thought.
2  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: DCC chip for Bachmann Alco S4 DCC ready engine on: August 04, 2018, 11:41:55 PM
I put a dh165ip from digitrax  into my S4 CP and it runs beautifully.  I plan on using this decoder in other engines I own because of it size makes it easy for clearances.
 
3  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: 4-6-2 dcc connectors on: July 18, 2018, 10:54:39 PM
I was able to find new connectors with wire for this engine from JST. after about 5 mins of work and soldering two connections the loco is running fine
4  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Alco S4 decoder on: June 21, 2018, 11:13:40 PM
glad I could help
5  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Alco S4 decoder on: June 18, 2018, 10:29:18 PM
due to clearance problems with any decoder with a wiring harness I used a digitrax  dh165 IP. granted its not a sound decoder but it will fit and run you units.  I am looking for a sound decoder that will fit my s4 some day
6  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Split Gear Syndrome on: June 11, 2018, 11:32:21 AM
thanks for the part number, rogertra
7  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Bachmann 4-6-2 driver contact wiper information requested on: May 13, 2018, 11:25:41 PM
I would be glad to send you a photo but I am now traveling and all engines are at home. I bought a used 4-6-2 k4 . the contact wipers on a couple of the wheels is bent but it hasn't caused any problems running. hope this helps
8  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Metal wheel swap? on: May 01, 2018, 06:49:44 PM
I went to harbor freight and got their inexpensive digital caliper. I then measured each plastic wheel then got the same size metal wheel. quick and simple. it works for me
9  Discussion Boards / HO / bachmann 45 ton loco on: March 29, 2018, 01:44:28 AM
this question is for anyone who has this engine or the Bachmann guy.  I purchased this loco a couple weeks ago. I lubed it and while test running it , I keep hearing a clicking sound like those moving side bars or the counter balance they are connected too. could they be hitting the track or Huh??   has anyone else had to this problem. if so what was your cure.


Bachmann man, how long is the warranty on new engines?? 
10  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: recommended 8 pin decoder for s2/s4 dcc ready locomotives on: March 18, 2018, 12:19:42 AM
I used a dh165IP in my S4. the next I am going to try to install sound.  the clearance between the shell and the frame is pretty tight so it take some work figuring which one to use
11  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: coupler replacement on freight cars on: February 25, 2018, 12:56:58 AM
thanks, john2 and jonathan.  just purchased a coupler gauge and shims. have glue for those without screws. next will be the screws and tap.   again, guys thanks
12  Discussion Boards / HO / coupler replacement on freight cars on: February 24, 2018, 01:01:12 AM
I am getting ready to replace all of my freight cars couplers from horn hooks to kadees. can anyone tell me the size and the thread count of the screws that are normally used on them. they are some from tyco, lifelike, and other manufactures. thanks 
13  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: body removal on: February 18, 2018, 11:36:03 PM
thanks, len
14  Discussion Boards / HO / body removal on: February 17, 2018, 12:56:25 AM
I have purchased a Bachmann sd40-2 dcc on board. milw #133  does anyone know how to open the driver wheels so that they can be lubed?
15  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: steamer letter removal on: February 17, 2018, 12:49:48 AM
flare,, where did you purchase the "testor's easy lift off for lettering?
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