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1  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Problem with 4-4-0 - #52704 on: October 02, 2018, 01:05:53 PM
Thanks. I'll take a peek.
2  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / PCC Trolley Question on: October 02, 2018, 09:58:02 AM
Bachmann doesn't offer a new (DCC) HO scale PCC trolley in Boston MTA livery.

Since I have an older (non-DCC) Boston trolley, I'm wondering if the shell could be used on one of the newer cars. From the pics of the older and newer products, the body looks the same.

Does anyone know?

Thanks.
3  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Problem with 4-4-0 - #52704 on: October 01, 2018, 06:02:10 PM
I'm happy to report that the repaired (or replaced) loco has been returned. While it still wobbles a bit (as Trainman indicated above) it seems to negotiate all my switches just fine. Although it shakes a bit going over them, I didn't have one derailment in about 20 minutes of testing.

Thanks again for everyone's feedback. And thanks to Bachmann for a simple repair process.

4  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Problem with 4-4-0 - #52704 on: September 20, 2018, 12:21:22 PM
Wobble, wobble, wobble, wobble, crash.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/davisinla/29869212317/in/album-72157674545728446/

Already got the RO number to send it back.

Thanks all for the feedback.
5  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Problem with 4-4-0 - #52704 on: September 20, 2018, 10:32:26 AM
Thanks.

This is actually the second new product I had to return within the last month. I recently received a new switch that didn't work. They were quick and the replacement works fine.

(It's a good thing I get a decent discount from Hobbylinc - kind of makes up for the postage when I have to send stuff back.  Wink)

6  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Problem with 4-4-0 - #52704 on: September 20, 2018, 09:38:57 AM
After trying different switches with unsuccessful results, it's pretty much unusable on my layout.  I think I will take your advice.

Thanks.
7  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Problem with 4-4-0 - #52704 on: September 19, 2018, 06:07:37 PM
Good suggestion. I could try switching the switch Wink with another on the layout and see what happens.

Thanks.
8  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Problem with 4-4-0 - #52704 on: September 19, 2018, 05:27:23 PM
Thanks for that great explanation. I can see exactly what you are referring to.

How do your 4-4-0s handle turnouts? I can live with the wobble, but do you think there is any way to improve the loco's performance on the switches?
9  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Problem with 4-4-0 - #52704 on: September 19, 2018, 12:52:52 PM
I just received my first steam loco and I'm having a couple of little problems. It's a bit frustrating as my two other (diesel) locomotives have run almost flawlessly for a year.

The first is a "wobble" while the train is running. The front of the locomotive shakes from side to side (as if it's shaking his head "no"). Is that normal for a steam loco?

The second problem - and slightly more annoying - is that the locomotive has a difficult time with switches, derailing almost every time it tries to take a siding.

Perhaps these problems are related?

Any feedback would be appreciated.
10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Problem with DCC Turnout on: August 26, 2018, 03:27:01 PM
Thanks, Len. Much appreciated info.

Everything looked connected properly in there - still not working upon reassembly.


11  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Problem with DCC Turnout on: August 26, 2018, 02:29:11 PM
I finally received my E-Z Command DCC Turnout (44131) that had been on back order. Unfortunately it appears to be defective.

I am able to program it, but when it switches, although I can hear something click under the track, is doesn't switch the rails.

I'm wondering if there is anything I can do to address that issue  - perhaps something got loose during shipping. Or does it need to be returned to Bachmann?

Thanks.
12  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / EZ Command Right Turnout Sold Out on: July 07, 2018, 06:15:36 PM
Ive been unsuccessful in locating an EZ Command DCC Right Turnout (HO, nickel silver), part number 44131. The Bachmann web site indicates that this item is sold out and the dealers I've checked have none in stock (although the left turnout is available).

I sent an email to Bachmann but did not receive a reply. Does anyone know when (or if) it will be available, or if there is a direct substitute?

Thanks
13  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: DC on a DCC Layout on: February 12, 2018, 01:01:58 PM
Thanks for that info, Jeffery.
14  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: DC on a DCC Layout on: February 09, 2018, 01:33:08 PM
...I prefer not to have any power going to a segment that's supposed to be turned off.
That makes sense.
15  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: DC on a DCC Layout on: February 09, 2018, 11:13:28 AM
If I leave one line connected to the other side of the "split", can I use an SPST on the other lead, or is there some reason I should use the DPDT to both?
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