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1  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Jonathan's Layout #3 on: April 09, 2020, 08:24:55 AM
Very nice Layout is all your rolling stock Bachmann & Loco's we should exchange #'s my layout is 17ft long by 6ft wide I have a 2 track main  3 track interchange up to the main tracks & a 9 track storage track. if interested in exchanging #'s send me a PM oh & I got you beat on the switches MY SWITCHES are AIR Powered That's right I said air powered
2  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Bachmann PRR 2-8-2 Loud Noise In Reverse on: April 01, 2020, 08:34:17 PM
Before sending in I would pop off the shell & look for the problem a lot of Loco's have plastic gears you might have broken gears. If there metal gears & seem to be OK a little dab of gear lube should stop the noise if your mechanically inclined you should be able to repair the issue yourself. You could save yourself a lot of waiting time if you repair it yourself just order the parts you need & from your manual that came with the Loco you should be OK. I try to repair all my Locos myself because for some reason it takes longer to get the Loco back if I let my LHS do the work or send it into Bachmann.
3  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: ACELLA on: January 26, 2020, 10:53:29 PM
Mostly what you hear when the Acela goes by is, "Whoosh".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui9ewPP2KJo

Len

DAMM LEN that's CRAZY OMG that Thing was moving & WHOOSH is right LMAO Great Footage
4  Discussion Boards / HO / ACELLA on: January 26, 2020, 11:05:15 AM
Hi Everyone...

Need a bit of Help hear I have an ACELLA Set with 1 Powered LOCO & A Dummy LOCO on the other end. I had the Powered Loco converted into a DCC Decoder with Sound @ my local Hobby shop. Well when I got the Engine Back 1 week after NEW YEARS I Dropped off the LOCO before Thanksgiving. The LOCO sounds like CRAP / Runs Crappy too & YES my Track is Clean LOL. I Popped off the Shell & it looks like the Train TECH put in a Frankenstin'ed Decoder & looked used & was in a different LOCO before the wires did not look new. I called the Hobby Shop Up to find out the Hobby shop owner Had to FIRE the Train TECH & give him a lifetime BAND to the hobby shop  Turns out this guy was taking Money for Repairs & pocketing the Money & putting Used Equipment in Clients Locos & once not working well got MORE Money & making other HACK Repairs & Taking that money as well from clients. This was a 3 year Scam going on under the owners knowledge. But I was still out the $175.00 I myself & the other 10 owners that got the shaft from this guy. Now the LAW is looking into his Action's & everything is pending so who knows what's going to happen to the guy.


MY Question... Is there a DCC Decoder with sound designed for this LOCO I can get & what brand & price. Thanks 

ANYWAY my main Reason for the POST
5  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Couplers too high on: January 26, 2020, 10:28:36 AM
I'd say just get Wheel Spacers to bring up the rolling stock to same level of your engine.
6  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Prairie 2-6-2 using Railpower 1370 on: October 20, 2019, 08:38:02 PM
Is it a factory Decoder or another manufacture brand
7  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: DCC ? on: October 07, 2019, 05:24:12 PM
Go with Digitraxx
8  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Stop & Go on: February 19, 2017, 09:03:50 AM
It could be the Decoder inside the engine LOST is PROGRAM OR is going BAD... I had an issue with a Non-Bachmann Loco A PA-1 A unit I have... Sort of the same issue you have but only my Loco would start up no problems & than start moving in a jerking / twitching motion & stop. Cleaned my Loco wheels & track to still have the same issues Took the Loco to my HS Train Tech he originally thought the Decoder LOST it's Programming So he re-programmed the Loco & brought it back home Loco Ran Good for 2 days than the same problem came back. I call the HS up & spoke to the Train Tech He said the Decoder WENT BAD thankfully the Loco was still under factory warrenty I sent loco in for repair.... The Factory sent me a New PA-1 A unit in the mail I had it 3 days later... I had NO Problems with the Loco since than....
9  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Bachmann Acella on: February 12, 2017, 10:56:37 AM
Thanks for the tip's & suggestions... The Acella Train Set run's nicely on my layout I did find I must use the outer track on my layout I have a 2 track main where I can run 2 trains different directions... I found out with the Acella on my inside track the passenger cars body's just swing out just a little too far on my turns & clip the other train's rolling stock causing a derailment. I tried to slow down the train's to in prove the distance but both trains would meet up again... So I switched the Acella to the outside track Problem Solved...  

The Draw Bar couplers on my Acella don't seem to be a issue since the Train will be coupled up most of the time I have a Tunnel siding track ( Just for storage it's a powered DEAD END Track section Good for about 20 extra rolling stock cars ) & that's pretty much where my Acella will be parked when not in use... I will be checking the Bachmann parts section for spare draw bars hopefully they are still available
10  Discussion Boards / HO / Bachmann Acella on: February 11, 2017, 10:32:11 AM




I have an ACELLA set it came with 2 Locos 1 powered & 1 non-powered & the Locos are NOT the HHP Locos does anyone know the history on this set JUST pulled this car out of 1 of my train storage bins under my Layout.... I Remember I got This as an extra car I got from a Train Shop over 2 hours away that closed up I went there cause of the good deal's & it was the only car they had so I picked it up as an extra car BOX is a little damaged but the CAR is in perfect shape...
11  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Unreconized Loco Brand & Make "Can anyone help me" on: February 11, 2017, 09:02:16 AM
Here is the Shelby Brown. We've ridden the tourist train a few times in Jackson MO.





WOW I would of loved to ride in the Loco or see it in action for myself....

FYI... The Loco does run I hooked up a DC transformer to a section of spare track I had. Engine Growl's to life wheels seem to be tight though I put a dab of lube on them loco ran a little better. Ran good on low speeds does not like higher speeds though... This Loco might turn into my Christmas time under the tree Loco (Yes I still do that).....
12  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Repainted and modified 85' full-dome on: February 11, 2017, 08:55:39 AM
Very nice craftsmanship... Just out of thought why the nurse's station
13  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Unreconized Loco Brand & Make "Can anyone help me" on: February 09, 2017, 06:05:14 PM
I hate to say this about any model locomotive, but there's not much you can do with it.  It's not a runner.  No prototype that I know of. I wouldn't want to tinker with it.  Doesn't have any useful parts that I can see.  If you had the complete set and the box it came with...

Regards,

Jonathan

Thanks Jonathan & everyone else that helped figure out it was an Older Lionel from the 60's pretty neat though... I have decided to clean the Loco up & display it on one of my Shelf's I have by my Layout as a conversation piece.
 
14  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Unreconized Loco Brand & Make "Can anyone help me" on: February 09, 2017, 02:47:10 PM
WOW thanks guys I knew posting the pictures on hear someone would know...
Now the Million Dollar Question is it worth keeping & Rehabbing the loco. I am still not sure what to do with it
15  Discussion Boards / HO / Unreconized Loco Brand & Make "Can anyone help me" on: February 09, 2017, 08:55:55 AM











I got this Loco from a Neighbor / Friend 2 doors up from me that was cleaning up the basement @ his Mothers House & gave it to me.
It has no Box or brand markings on it. I just know it's a DC Loco My questions are is it worth keeping or refurbishing it & how much would this Loco be worth Cleaned up & resold..

Any help would be great Thanks.....
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