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1  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Bachmann Pennsylvanian train set on: November 05, 2012, 10:33:36 PM
I'd like to ask your opinion about a website that has this train but i don't want to violate terms of conduct. Is it ok to mention another distributor of Bachmann trains. i know it says not to mention other manufacturers.
2  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Bachmann Pennsylvanian train set on: November 05, 2012, 10:00:46 PM
Thanks Hunt, Jerry,& Doneldon,
I love learning new stuff. When i woke up today, i wasn't sure this project was actually possible. Now i know it is and i look forward to moving forward with it. first step, order the train which will happen very soon.
Thanks again,
Dale
3  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Bachmann Pennsylvanian train set on: November 05, 2012, 09:23:00 PM
Thanks for all your help Hunt. how is the lower track of display connected to the upper tracks on each side of it? Do the 2 little up and down lines represent a small piece of track/ or wire or solder or some combo of these? i am cutting and pasting all your posts to a Word document so i can present it to someone up here in Connecticut when i find someone to help me. is this stuff a regular electrician would know how to do or should i try to find a model train group/club to get help from? i won't use the smoke thing, :-)
4  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Bachmann Pennsylvanian train set on: November 05, 2012, 08:57:54 PM
Hi Hunt,
You sent something thru while i was posting something and now i can't access it. i really hope i didn't lose your post as it looked like you put a lot of effort into it for me. I don't know if it deleted automatically already or if I screwed up. Do you still have very easy access to it whereby you could repost? If not, I understand.
Thanks,
Dale
5  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Bachmann Pennsylvanian train set on: November 05, 2012, 08:47:49 PM
Thanks D!
Sounds like you are saying I can disconnect one wire inside loco that makes wheels turn and there are other wires that will allow all the other stuff (lights, sound, smoke) to work, so I wouldn't even need rollers?  Am i understanding that right? Can I tell which wire it is by its color? Also, in the line sketch that Hunt did above where he talks of cutting the track and shows a portion lowered, Im a bit confused. Don't all 3 pieces of track in this scenario have to be connected? Are the 2 little vertical lines he shows representing wire so things are continuous? I have zero electrical knowledge and i truly appreciate your time with this,
Dale
6  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Bachmann Pennsylvanian train set on: November 05, 2012, 02:16:47 PM
Thanks so much guys. I get the concept. My only other question at this point, until I have the train and rollers in hand is this. I am planning to just use 5 or 6 pieces of straight track (however much is needed for the train to sit on). I am not using the whole oval track so i am not sure if i will actually have a completed circuit or whatever its called to actually power the train. Is it possible to just have train sit on straight track with display built as you suggest and get power for lights, smoke and sound to work? Also, any idea if this Pennsylvanian train can just use batteries for all this as well? i think it said one 9V battery required but not sure what it would be for.
Thanks again
Dale
7  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Bachmann Pennsylvanian train set on: November 04, 2012, 10:39:23 PM
OOps, its actually 90 inches so I think we will be ok with this train. I understand 4-6-0 means 4 small wheels at front, 2 per side, then 6 bigger wheels (3 per side) which i believe is where the electric power is? So basically 5 wheels per side on engine. Which wheels do I put rollers under if we were to number them on one side as 1 thru 5, one being the frontmost wheel? Trying to figure out how many roller sets i need to buy. is the pic you post considered "2 sets" OR is it a half set (I ask because I have seen a "set of 4 rollers" advertised, so maybe a set is 4 of those below? Sorry if I'm confusing.
thanks much, Dale
8  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Bachmann Pennsylvanian train set on: November 04, 2012, 09:34:20 PM
In case anyone wanted to leave any help but didn't want to waste their time not knowing if I would find my way back, i figured it out so help won't be in vain.
9  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Bachmann Pennsylvanian train set on: November 04, 2012, 08:41:27 PM
Hi all,
My 1st forum ever, not sure if i'm doing this right, if anyone will ever see it, or how to get back here to see if anyone responds, but I'll give it the old college try.
Does anyone know how long the Bachmann Pennsylvanian train set is including all 4 pieces (engine, tender and 2 cars. We are brand new to all this. We have a 70 inch beam between 2 walls that we want to put a G gauge train between so length is important. Also, I understand there are rollers that allow a train to be stationary but the lights, sound etc. would still work. not sure where to place rollers (under which wheels), if the rollers would make the engine car higher than the tender and 2 back cars, how to make the power work etc. Not sure if this is the place to get all the help I need but thought i'd give it a shot. Thanks for any help,
Dale
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