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1  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Banta Silver Bull Saloon. An HO scale build thread. on: October 26, 2018, 06:26:38 PM
Amazing work!

This gives me confidence to do some of my own B.T.S. kits... Thanks for sharing! You RAWKK!
2  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Doctor Bachmann on: October 20, 2018, 11:20:21 AM
I think there is only one way to solve this... somebody buy it, and send it to me, and I will be happy to give accurate measurements in both Imperial, as well as metric!

It's a tough job, but, I'm willing to take one for the team here! It's the the nice kinda guy I am!


MWA-HAHAHAHAHA!!!!


(Oh... wait... ignore the maniacal laughter...)
3  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Doctor Bachmann on: October 20, 2018, 02:08:26 AM
I just got in from Who Con (heading back early tomorrow to put on a panel) and I brought this up there... a LOT of folks LOVE the idea, and would totally buy a Doctor Who themed train set (and they too talked of making a UNIT train)
4  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Doctor Bachmann on: October 17, 2018, 10:00:43 PM
Yeah... I would be hesitant to buy from a company that has no idea what they are selling. It would be better to find it on eBay.
5  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Doctor Bachmann on: October 17, 2018, 04:37:10 PM
You wouldn't really need a mirror image one... just reverse it... maybe do a bit of sanding on each end to make it flush.
6  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Doctor Bachmann on: October 15, 2018, 01:24:14 PM
That bridge is amazing! I have absolutely ZERO place to put it, and I was still considering if I wanted it when I get paid!

I also like their fancy display cases.
7  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Doctor Bachmann on: October 15, 2018, 12:02:33 AM
Ready to have your mind blown?

It's not their ONLY Halloween train!

And yes, they are On30...

https://www.bradfordexchange.com/products/917833_journey-of-doom-express-train-collection.html

https://www.bradfordexchange.com/products/917982_kiss-rock-n-roll-electric-train.html

(the USMC trains is HO, and not On30)

Oh, and there is also their commemorative USMC train!

https://www.bradfordexchange.com/products/49207_marine-train.html


All are made by Bachmann, according to the Bradford Exchange.



8  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Banta Silver Bull Saloon. An HO scale build thread. on: October 14, 2018, 01:42:24 PM
I'm watching this with baited breath (no.. not breath that smells like bait... okay... maybe a little like bait)

Anyway... I just recently bought my first ever wood laser cut model (and then bought three more) from BTS.... they are car kits, that will be riding behind my Bachmann Spectrum "Richmond" 4-4-0.

(seen here)



The kits I'm planning to build are these:





So watching what you're doing is going to help me out a LOT! I am determined to build these...

I even started on the trucks I plan to use (all metal, for the extra weight)



This is a great thread so far!

Oh, and as far as the importance of the town saloon... I believe it was Benjamin Franklin who once said that it was important for a town to build it's tavern first, bef0ore the church, as there are meetings of a political nature that wouldn't be polite to have in the church, but church services can always be held at the tavern.

9  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Doctor Bachmann on: October 14, 2018, 12:43:54 PM
I think a UNIT train, with a TARDIS prop would be cool...

Oh, and I do believe that Bachmann DOES make a Star Trek, and Star Wars train that's marketed through The Bradford Exchange.

They might even make On30 ones as well (I know there are quite a few On30 Bachmann trains that the Bradford Exchange makes through their Hawthorne Village series)

I mean, they do a Ninja Turtles train, so I would imagine asking them if they would consider a Jurassic Park train in On30 would be a fun idea... worse they can do is say "no".

https://www.bradfordexchange.com/products/917921_teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-train-collection.html


This is one of their On30 trains:

https://www.bradfordexchange.com/products/918098_horror-express-electric-train-collection.html

(sorry, I couldn't link the photos, because they are in PNG format)
10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Doctor Bachmann on: October 14, 2018, 12:30:09 PM
As for Harry Potter...

I was given a Harry Potter loco by a friend I met on this forum, and simply HAD to convert it to DCC and sound... I may model the head light it has in a few of the movies, but, right now, the only light is coming from the firebox in the cab (which has a nice flicker... I'm using a Digitrax 8 bit decoder with a "Power Xtender"... I normally use 16 bit, but I wasn't sure if I could do it, so I always go cheap when I'm not 100% sure) It made for a nice effect, and you can almost FEEL the heat in that cab by looking at it!



11  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Doctor Bachmann on: October 14, 2018, 12:23:30 PM
I LOVE Doctor Who...



This little TARDIS ends up in some of the strangest of locations on my layout (all EZ track, BTW... it's amazing what you can do with EZ track... shameless plug)

Here it is hidden behind a new building on the layout:

12  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Pegasus motor... on: May 06, 2018, 10:08:43 AM
w00t!


As for the Pegasus... here she is so far!

13  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Pegasus motor... on: May 06, 2018, 12:34:31 AM
GOOD NEWS EVERYBODY!!!!

I got the motor today from Bachmann (I'm in San Diego, and I only ordered it on the 3rd, and it's here today! Dang, Bachmann is FAST!)

The great news? IT'S PERFECT!

So, for anyone who needs to re-motor a Bachmann 4-2-0 "Norris" engine... the Gandy Dancer motors are the exact same motors, just with a slightly different worm gear. Just put your old worm gear onto the new motor!

Also, on another front (same engine) I also got the Digitrax SDN136PS 8 bit sound decoder today as well, that I plan to install into the tender of the Pegasus (I chose Digitrax, because I need to be able to put Norris sounds into the decoder, and I have a PS3Xtra) Anyway... for anyone planning to put DCC and sound into a Norris engine... this decoder FITS! It not only fits perfectly, but, with room to spare (it's a tiny little thing) so I'll be able to put an 8 pin plug in, saving me some headache with hard wiring.
14  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Pegasus motor... on: April 28, 2018, 06:27:06 PM
Quite the life sever there, indeed! I didn't even realize I had it until I was going through the tool box, looking for something else! It made my day, to be sure.
15  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Pegasus motor... on: April 28, 2018, 07:08:51 AM
It's off! It was just on really tight, and I was using the wrong tool for the job originally. I thought I was using a gear puller for model trains, but I was using a gear puller for a Victrola. (which doesn't use the pins)

Repairing old Victrolas is my other hobby.

Once I found the right tool for the job (found it completely by accident... it's going in with the regular tools now) it worked.

Now, I can buy a new motor from Bachmann (the Gandy Dancer uses the exact same motor... I checked it against one of my Gandy Dancers, and then checked on the site) and easy peasy.

Unfortunately I have to wait until payday. I have $16 in my account, and the motors are $11, but after shipping and tax, it's $20. But, payday is only next week, so, I'll be set then!

I think what I'm going to do, is run wires from the motor the second I get it, and separate wires from the wipers on the driver, so that when it's all together, I can have thoose four wires going to the tender, and be ready for DCC on it.
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