ONLINE
STORE
"ASK THE BACH MAN"
FORUM
PARTS, SERVICE,
& INFORMATION
CATALOGS AND
BROCHURES

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
September 22, 2020, 02:40:30 PM
Home Help Search Login Register
News: Please read the Forum Code of Conduct   >>Click Here <<
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 [2]
16  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Bachmann 2-6-2 pickup issues and new tender on: September 15, 2012, 09:48:13 AM
Oh well, I tried to register on the spookshow forum but it wouldn't accept my email provider. I'll just have to wait until my NTRAK addendum 11 comes in to make the 2-6-2 tender modifications

Jim
17  Discussion Boards / N / Re: train stutters and stops on: September 15, 2012, 09:32:04 AM
Thanks Mark. I ordered one and it is on the way. I also ordered Addendum 2011 from NTrak which has an article on how to hook up the new tender to ensure that both truck pickups are utilized effectively by the loco.

As I mentioned earlier, last week I called Bachmann just to confirm the pickup issue, and they didn't know and couldn't help me. Maybe I asked the wrong question.

Oh well, I sure do appreciate all of the assistance I receive on this Forum. You folks are great! Thanks,

Jim
18  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Bachmann 2-6-2 pickup issues and new tender on: September 12, 2012, 05:13:25 PM
Thanks, I have sent them an email asking for the proper addendum.
19  Discussion Boards / N / Bachmann 2-6-2 pickup issues and new tender on: September 12, 2012, 12:31:34 PM
I have had pickup issues with my 2-6-2, moving over a Kato unitrack 15 deg. crossing. After reading many posts both here and at another forum, I decided to order a short tender with all-wheel pickup. Is this plug n' play? or do I have to modify the drawbar to ensure that both tender trucks are feeding power to the motor?

Thanks,

Jim
20  Discussion Boards / N / Re: train stutters and stops - 2-6-2 pickup on: September 11, 2012, 09:57:19 AM
I just spoke with Bachmann Parts Dept who spoke with the technicians regarding the 2-6-2 tender and inadequate pickup. They advised that this was the design and it should be sufficient to have the tender pick up current from the front truck alone. So, as we know, this is not always the case.

He also advised that the slope back tender has the same design and only has pickup from the front truck.

After reading a number of posts on the subject, I'm not sure about my next step.

1) Is there a way to enhance the eectrical pickup of the 2-6-2 and Medium tender as is?
2) What can I do to ensure that the drawbar is correctly picking up the electricity from the front tender truck? It appears from a previous post in the forum, that there is a solder joint on the drawbar - I see that. This join is on the top of the drawbar and the whiskers are on the bottom.

Sorry if these questions have been answered before - I'm not knowledgeable about locomotives and pickups, etc.

Thanks,

Jim
21  Discussion Boards / N / Re: train stutters and stops on: September 11, 2012, 09:24:59 AM
I understand from other posts that the slope-back tender would fit the 2-6-2 and has pick-up on both trucks? Are there any modifications needed to fit this tender to the 2-6-2?
22  Discussion Boards / N / Re: train stutters and stops on: September 10, 2012, 02:15:17 PM
I also have a Bachmann 2-6-2, and run it on Kato unitrack. It stalls on the 15 degree crossing. At the suggestion of a power user on the Whistle Post website forum, I added track feeders to all arms of the crossing. My Atlas GP30 crosses over without hesitation, but my 2-6-2 stalls every time. I don't understand the suggestions above, regarding enhancing the pickup ability of the locomotive. As info, my locomotive was bought new, in its original box, item no.51551, UP #1836.
Thanks,
Jim
23  Discussion Boards / N / N Scale 4-8-4 Front Trucks keep derailing on: January 26, 2012, 01:10:47 PM
I have a Bachmann 4-8-4 running on Kato Unitrack R381-30 degrees curved track and the front Pilot Truck wheels keep derailing. I have not modified the truck, in other words, I have not changed out the wheels or anything else. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Jim
24  Discussion Boards / N / Re: EZ Track Wiring - Adding extra power drops on: June 23, 2010, 06:22:06 PM
Thanks - any easy way to determine which wire goes to which rail?
25  Discussion Boards / N / EZ Track Wiring - Adding extra power drops on: June 23, 2010, 07:19:17 AM
I'm trying to stick with Bachmann EZ Track wiring and power supplies. How do I add extra power drops, given the connectors that EZ Track uses, and using the standard Bachmann power supply?
26  Discussion Boards / N / Re: EZ Track 16-piece Pier Set - What is incline? on: June 21, 2010, 08:53:39 PM
Thanks. Using the 16 pieces at each joint - would that be 2%?
27  Discussion Boards / N / EZ Track 16-piece Pier Set - What is incline? on: June 21, 2010, 08:11:13 PM
I bought the 16-piece EZ Track Pier Set - what is the % incline?

Thanks,

Jim
28  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: rubbing alcohol used for the wheels? on: June 14, 2010, 07:32:30 AM
I use Wahl Clipper Oil - it works just fine.
29  Discussion Boards / N / Re: E-Z TRACK LAYOUTS FOR N GAUGE on: October 10, 2007, 07:08:52 AM
Me too.

Jim
Pages: 1 [2]
Powered by SMF | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!