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1  Discussion Boards / HO / Replace Atlas 835 on: August 29, 2019, 06:38:16 PM
Is there an equivalent EZ track to match Atlas 835 ?
2  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Bachmann controller no. 6605 on: March 07, 2018, 08:54:35 PM
Found an old Bachmann controller which I need a pdf or instruction manual.  Something that will give be info on it.
It is no. 6605
3  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Expanding “The General” on: February 21, 2018, 07:44:32 PM
I am a newbie as I think I said earlier.  Your suggestions and ideas have been most helpful.  I took a look at the suggestion for weighting the front four wheels on The General, will try that. Will take a good look at slope.  Use some alcohol on the track & wheels also.
Again thanks for the information, much appreciated.
4  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Expanding “The General” on: February 21, 2018, 11:12:40 AM
I am using the HO scale 14 Piece EZ track Bachmann graduated Pier Set. Not sure what grade that give me. But the train really struggles.
Of the four large wheels, the two rear are rubber traction wheels.
I am adding twice as much track.  Do I need more powerful engine?
5  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Expanding “The General” on: February 20, 2018, 06:47:23 PM
Received The General Civil war train for Christmas. Trying to expand layout but finding out that the engine is really struggling on ramp. Added more track to initial layout also is taxing the engine. The four front wheels of the engine seem to derail a lot.  Has anyone else experienced these issues?
I will probably go to a more robust engine.
The General is just a starter set.
6  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / F series engine on: February 17, 2018, 07:56:14 PM
What is an “F series” model engine mean or designate?
7  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / “Frog” in turnout on: February 17, 2018, 03:59:02 PM
What is considered the FROG in a turnout.  And why is it called a “frog”?
8  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Couplers on: February 17, 2018, 03:56:31 PM
Can a Bachmann coupler be fitted onto another brands car?  I am a newbie at this.
9  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / angle of turnout on: February 15, 2018, 03:16:25 PM
Dear Bachmann,
Can you tell me how many degrees of turnout on the 18" radius part number 44562 has?
Thank you for information
10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Adding to “the general” kit, cont responding to Jonathan on: February 14, 2018, 06:55:06 PM
Thank you,
That is a very good idea! Thanks for the hyperlink also.

Bill/billyb
11  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Adding to “the general” kit, cont responding to Jonathan on: February 14, 2018, 05:00:25 PM
Thanks for your reply about adding more power connections.  The only question I have is, if I add another railer with jack for power tab, on the other end of the connector line there is only one jack in the speed controller.  How do I “hook up” this additional line onto the speed controller?
I appreciate the help.
12  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Adding to "The General" train set on: February 14, 2018, 09:48:15 AM
I received The General train set for Christmas.  Want to expand and build a larger layout with turnouts, ramps etc.
Will I need a new controller? I have been told by some yes and someone told me no you are fine.  My layout will be about 54" x 120" (4 1/2 ft. x 10 ft).  Was told that the more track, slower train would go. 
I appreciate any help, I am newbie on this.
13  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Adding onto The General starter set on: February 05, 2018, 07:39:36 PM
When I start adding onto the starter set, such as adding turnoffs, other items. Will I need a new controller? I notice the standard speed controller has only two accessory terminals.  Suggestions are appreciated.
14  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Modyfing The General train set for figure eight over and under on: January 25, 2018, 09:35:04 AM
What additional pieces do I need to buy to convert "The General" train set to a figure eight over and under set up?
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