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91  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / NS Exec Train in Action on: September 27, 2013, 10:01:12 PM
Here is my WBB NS Exec engines than my friend Jim D detailed for me. Great job he did.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl01S5btHDQ&feature=youtu.be

Here are some pictures of his work.








92  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: GP 9 Southern detail in Black on: September 25, 2013, 04:21:35 PM
raider thanks and yes that does make the hand rails look like wire. I like the way he does that and looks great to me.
93  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / GP 9 Southern detail in Black on: September 23, 2013, 09:46:07 PM
Here is a WBB GP 9 New Jersey Central changed to a Southern in Black/White with detail.
94  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: New GP30's on: September 21, 2013, 12:38:08 PM
here is a pictures of would I love to see made.  Smiley

http://southern.railfan.net/images/archive/southern/gp30/sou2601.html
95  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: New GP30's on: September 20, 2013, 08:31:42 PM
Fred I second that as well what NS said.
96  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Connector Plugs for Reversing Board on: August 29, 2013, 10:36:10 PM
Joe good call on checking the color code and locations on the plug. I put one in a Lionel RS3 tonight because I like the boards from WBB. I moved the pins around to match but going forward I just have to remember the white wire is really the black wire for ground and that way I do not have to move them around. Thanks again for all your help Joe.
97  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: My thoughts on the hobby. on: August 29, 2013, 10:30:36 PM
Fred
It is a Flashing Rear End Device.(F.R.E.D.) its the light on the end car of the train instead of the Caboose. The ones I have seen most of them do not flash and sometimes do not work.
98  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Connector Plugs for Reversing Board on: August 27, 2013, 07:17:30 PM
Joe
Update on my plugs. I got them today and a perfect fit. All is good now so I have some spares. Grin
99  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: My thoughts on the hobby. on: August 26, 2013, 09:48:28 AM
One thing we have done is that all 4 CW 80 have been fixed with a rheostat on the back that we can adjust the volt swing on the handle because we know young people push it full throttle. also we have changed the internal fuse to be a fuse cap on the housing so if it blows we change change it on the spot. The children love the setup at all the places we take. Then we pass out catalogs to the parents and card to the local hobby shops.


Forgot to mention I like the wmwalker set up above I can see how it attracts all kinds of folks.
Somehow we need to capitalize on all the skills and learning that can be had with this hobby.


100  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: My thoughts on the hobby. on: August 26, 2013, 09:42:11 AM
Please keep this thread alive for awhile as there are bits of truth in all of what everyone is saying.

From my own experience with my kids, it didn't take very long to transition from the Thomas wood stuff to wanting the "Real Electric Trains" The steamers were very impressive to little ones because they smoke, whistle, and ring bells.

I have been impressed with Bachmann O-Gauge as it is not delicate and seems to handle the little ones "pawing" at it. Yea we had a few mis-haps but Bachmann as a great repair service as well as a near by local hobby shop. Point is you gotta let the Little ones handle and "RUN" the trains!!! Put the controls in their hands and they are hooked.

They "control" a world in miniature and their imaginations do the rest. BUT we elders and "keepers of the train flame" have to do our part to keep them encouraged and supportive. The kids need to respect the hobby and the "stuff" of others but we can't have too many grumpies chasing them away.

Today I ran into a 20 something who consults with The Big "L" folks and rubs elbows with some of the corporate connected folks. It seems that all the O-Gauge companies know that it's all this electronic gizmology that is going to attract and keep the youngins comin around until the youngins get old enough to introduce their ideas and bring the hobby to a different level like Neil Young and all the others did.

I truly believe this hobby has a future only limited by the imagination of those who carry the torch for it. There are lots of challenges ahead. What helps this hobby and keeps it going is the Love and Passion people have for it. Some how the wiser corporate types will offset the corporate types who only look for big profit for the shareholders. The paradox is we need each other and more and more ALL of us have to be in this!!!!!!

Very nicely stated Fred.  Smiley
101  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: My thoughts on the hobby. on: August 24, 2013, 11:07:04 PM
stationmaster12
I some ways I would say it might be slowing up but like r0gruth said the dealers are have trains with diesels and Amtrak track.

Here is a picture from a train show here in Atlanta that my club always put up a children layout so they can run trains.




102  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / GP 9 NS Detailed on: August 24, 2013, 10:38:05 PM
Here is one of my two GP 9 NS that my friend detailed for me. Look at the grab rings, antenna, shads, etc. Really makes it look nice. He also changed the 9 to 0 in the number so it would different from my other WBB GP 9.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-19DKX_vxZTYWxTanJMLUwwdzg/edit?usp=sharing
103  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: My NW 2 Switcher on: August 24, 2013, 10:31:46 PM
stationmaster12
You will not be sorry with your WBB engines. I am up to 12 now and counting. Just good scale engines and really stump pullers. Just good plain simple engines.

Srcjo
Thanks
104  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / My NW 2 Switcher on: August 24, 2013, 03:25:41 PM
Here is a link to a short video of my WBB NW 2 switch NYC which has been changed to Southern and detailed by a good friend of mine. I have completely moved over to Williams engines now. Great running engines and scale which I like very much. Please keep up the great work WBB.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-19DKX_vxZTSkc2OFdiQ2o4cTA/edit?usp=sharing
105  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: New NS HeritigebSD90's on: August 22, 2013, 10:34:42 AM
3Rail
Very nice and I guess I am off to my LHS to place a pre-order. Thanks  Wink
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