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1  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: can I start a Williams in reverse on: September 30, 2013, 02:34:00 PM
You could also just flip the wires at the solder lugs on the motor as well.
2  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Old Williams C628 ALCO issue on: January 31, 2013, 05:18:41 PM
Well I'l be a suck egg mule. Dude said it's a Williams, it's a e-bag item. I pulled the cab off and there's no markings as to the maker, but the trucks, and power pick ups sure look like Williams. Are parts interchangable?
3  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Old Williams C628 ALCO issue on: January 29, 2013, 11:45:16 AM
671- Im leanin in that direction as my thinking is the same. Just wanted to get opinions before jumpin in.
4  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Old Williams C628 ALCO issue on: January 28, 2013, 11:22:30 AM
Have you tried reversing the motor wire plug-ins at the circuit board? That should change the starting direction of the motors or swap the shell around on the C628 Alco.

Lee F.
No, and even if I do I'm sure it will start in N, I don't want that!
5  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Old Williams C628 ALCO issue on: January 27, 2013, 03:53:21 PM
Like mentioned in subject, the previous owner has done some things to it that I like and don't like. When I apply power, it starts in Neutral, pressing the direction button puts it into Reverse. I have to go throught the whole cycle to go Forward. What do I need to do to change this to start in forward as it should? Thanks
6  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: One Way Williams won't work! on: November 21, 2012, 07:47:59 PM
Nope, 2 motors. I'll make note of that as I have a steamer 681. Thanks anyway
7  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / One Way Williams won't work! on: November 21, 2012, 01:01:20 PM
I'm guessing that my E-unit has finally taken a dump as for the past couple years it would only work one way. When that happened I looked and there were no broken wires. I was running it last night when all of a sudden it stopped, triggering the direction button does nothing. The lights and the sound board are the only thing working. Ideas or thought's? Thanks
8  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Old Williams Info needed on: May 08, 2012, 02:47:14 PM
I don't know why it won't let me load pics, there smaller than what the board requires them to be? Go fig?
9  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Old Williams Info needed on: May 08, 2012, 02:43:57 PM
I scored a old Alco C628 #6701 a couple months ago that appears to have very little run time on it. With giving it a lube job it runs like a Williams should! Not knowing how many hands this has gone through, someone put a beacon on top of the cab. I think it's cool looking! But what I really want to know is what year/s did Williams produce this loco? Maybe 3 Rail can dig into the archives for me?? Here's a pic. Thanks
10  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Do I have a bad E-unit? on: April 07, 2012, 11:26:24 AM
JB Jeff- If your looking for a more powerful transformer without spending a bunch. I have a Lionel TW that's a 175 watt that I'll let go for a good price.
11  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Williams by Bachmann Part? on: March 02, 2012, 12:18:22 PM
I have throw my 2 cents on this as well.  I have purchased 3 dummy upgrade kits in the past for kitbashed projects and have had to get the side bolsters, couplers, etc.  to complete them. I told them what I wanted and got the parts no problem. With my latest project last year, I was told that they don't sell those and that I would have to by the whole truck assembly just to get the parts I needed. Now I have a extra set of trucks that I really don't need. When I questioned them on this I was told that it's always been this way, I said B.S. and what I have ordered in the past with no problems. I was told that they shouldn't have done this as it's not policy, I beg your pardon?
I sure hope that I never break a bolster or need a coupler for a loco, as this is just totally wrong! You might have better luck dealing with the Service Dept rather than Discustomer Service as they seem to be clueless about anything related to trains.
As a side note, I was told by upper Management that they have had problems with Customer Service that they are trying to fix. This was 3 years ago, don't know if anything has changed since then but from last years escapades, I'd have to say they haven't, JMHO.
12  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: E unit Troubles on: February 03, 2012, 11:59:32 AM
No, it's toast! Even if I do what 3rail says flipping wires at the motor I still have to cycle the unit twice to get it to go, and with the wires flipped it goes forward instead of backwards. I either live with it or get a new E-unit. I have enough other stuff to do and this isn't that critical, was mostly looking for intell. Thanks all.
13  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: E unit Troubles on: January 28, 2012, 12:45:47 PM
It goes through the cycles fine, just won't go in the forward position but the lights light. I haven't messed with any of the wiring and inspection of wires, everything checks fine.  It worked fine last winter when I last had it out.
14  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / E unit Troubles on: January 25, 2012, 08:51:49 PM
This is a dual motored unit, it will only run in reverse and will not run forward. Doing the sequence it goes thru the motions but won't power but the lights lite so I know there power there. Hope I don't need a new E-unit. Any ideas? Thanks
15  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Dummy Upgrade Motor Problem on: January 24, 2012, 01:17:07 PM
I'll keep that in mind, thanks.
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