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1  Discussion Boards / N / Alco S4 on: August 01, 2012, 10:30:41 PM
I just saw the announcement on -- Alco S4 switcher by Bachmann!

Sounds great -- I was wondering when someone would come out with the great Alco switcher line! I'm looking foward to it.

2  Discussion Boards / N / Re: GE 44t switcher couplers on: June 19, 2012, 10:04:55 AM
How about Microtrains Z scale couplers? They would definitely look better on these little engines.
3  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Help finding snowy/winter ballest. on: May 09, 2011, 03:39:40 PM
the spray snow I have used is fine for a month or so then it starts to yellow and breaks down

Just don't eat the yellow snow.
4  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Photos for the Gallery of the 2-6-6-2? on: November 04, 2009, 12:38:39 PM
Are there any pictures of these locomotives next to current Bachmann Products? Maybe the 2-8-0 or 2-6-0?

I would love to order one of these through my LHS, but it may be too big for my layout.
5  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Whether to weather or not on: September 02, 2009, 12:15:50 PM
Does any body else have trouble taking the leap to weather their new locos, I have no problem doing it to rolling stock or a bashed loco from used loco's but it hurts me to dirty up a beautiful new little loco.


No problem weathering. I usually keep the "road engines" cleaner, but it always makes it look nicer to add some sand and road grit on the lowers of the locomotive. It also makes the details pop!

My Porter, though, looks like it has been used and abused.
6  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Bachmann 44 Tonner N scale on: June 10, 2009, 12:22:11 PM
"Has Bachpersonn considered using this mechanism, or a slightly modified version of it, for the Brill trolley?"

Or could you use this mechanism for a GE 70 Tonner? That would be a nice addition, too.
7  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Bachmann 44 Tonner N scale on: May 04, 2009, 10:31:52 PM
Okay, okay -- let's not get crazy here -- you can't tell me that once you see one of those cute little things you won't be snapping them up. Come on, how could you resist? Your heart will melt when you first see these little guys pulling a freight car or two.  Wink

They are six months late -- I want to see them, too. But, fortunately they are unlike the Decapod -- at least they are not cancelled.

Sometime this Century, I hope. I have already cancelled my pre-ordered ones.  Angry
This is almost like a repeat of the Russian Decapod and Ten-Wheeler fiasco....
8  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Sound Decoders Available? on: April 21, 2009, 08:02:55 AM

    Suggest that you try the Loksound  0-6-0 and/or 4-4-0.


      The 2-6-0 does not have an 8 pin socket so must be 'hardwired'.

     Eric UK

I actually wanted to add sound to the outside frame 4-4-0 and possibly my 2-8-0.

Thanks for the replies, everyone.

9  Discussion Boards / On30 / Sound Decoders Available? on: April 20, 2009, 01:00:40 PM
I recently have discovered the joy of sound in On30 locomotives. I have purchased the MRC Blackbox, which allows me to hear sound in my locomotives (The only sound loco I have is the PSM Goose).

I currently have tons of Bachmann On30 locomotives that are painted and weathered. I want to upgrade some of those to sound (not all). Does Bachmann sell the plug and play Tsunami decoders for their On30 locomotives? If it can be helped, I was trying to avoid having to solder connectors on the decoders in order to get sound in the locos.

I see that the Pacific Coast Air Line Railway website mentions that he got a decoder from an HO Bachmann 2-8-0. Are those sold separately through Bachmann?

10  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Backdating the Mogul's Domes on: February 18, 2009, 01:17:31 PM
Wiseman Model Services sells loco detail parts. He has old time stacks. His link is

Here is the link to the loco parts:

11  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 2-4-0 on: February 03, 2009, 10:49:08 AM

Actually, you can easily make this nice looking loco from the current inside frame 4-4-0. It would be a fun project, so long as you can get past chopping up an expensive and perfectly fine engine.  Grin
12  Discussion Boards / N / Re: roadbed or not roadbed?? on: January 07, 2009, 12:05:21 AM
roadbed or not roadbed??..that is the question!!I was wondering how necessary is the roadbed

what could be the problem if i dont use a cork or similar roadbed?
what are the benefits.
what about partially roadbed?

ooohh i should mention that i'm using atlas flex track
thanks guys!! Grin

I use cork roadbed for my N scale layout, as it represents a mainline railroad. I don't use roadbed on my On30 layout, because it is supposed to represent a backwoods cheaply made railroad.

To answer your question, it depends on what kind of railroad you want to model. Hope this helps.

13  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: scale vehicles, what size mixes well with 1/48 on: March 19, 2008, 11:43:42 AM
As for your shorting shay, you may want to check to see if the T-boiler bottom is touching the railheads at all. I know I had a few mismatched railheads and the T-boiler got hung up on them. They don't have to be that much off, as the clearance isn't that much.

Just a thought.

14  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: on30 and 0 guage on: March 04, 2008, 03:58:11 PM
For my O scale standard gauge interchange siding, I purposely bought an Atlas  2 rail reefer car for a more realistic look.
15  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: on30 and 0 guage on: March 04, 2008, 12:12:34 AM
Yep, that is about it. On30 is O scale, 30 inches between the rails (standard gauge is 56.5 inches between the rails).

I have an On30 layout in the works and I put a siding with a regular O gauge 40 foot reefer to represent a narrow gauge to standard gauge interchange. I was amazed at how big that reefer was in relation to the narrow gauge equipment.

Neat stuff, this On30.  Smiley
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