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1  Discussion Boards / N / Re: 70 TON Loco w/DCC on: January 22, 2013, 01:30:50 PM
Thanks!  I have done that, but will try it once more. Cheers!
2  Discussion Boards / N / 70 TON Loco w/DCC on: January 21, 2013, 08:32:27 PM

I've had this loco for about 6 months and it doesn't want to break in. Each time I run it, I have to mother it around the track for 5 mins to get it going. Slow speed running is not very good. It's like the motor is just stiff and won't loosen up.

Any ideas?
3  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Spectrum N Scale Diesel GE Dash 8-40C DCC Ready Norfolk Southern 85055 on: December 13, 2011, 03:11:37 PM
How about ease of installation? How was that?

Thanks !
4  Discussion Boards / N / Spectrum N Scale Diesel GE Dash 8-40C DCC Ready Norfolk Southern 85055 on: December 13, 2011, 09:33:55 AM
Hey there Bach-man,

What DCC decoder works best and is easiest to install in this loco? Also, can you point me to installation instructions for installation for your suggested decoder?


5  Discussion Boards / Plasticville U.S.A. / Re: LED's to light structures on: February 15, 2011, 11:19:04 PM
Go to

Dave and his wife will provide a great product, easy to use, phone counseling on how to use their products, support after the sale, easy on the wallet prices, and quick shipping. I have their LEDs all over my layout and they never fail, and work with the transformer they provide, or track power [if you buy the right type].

I use their flashers and stock 5mm white lights on my scratch built coal tipple.
6  Discussion Boards / Plasticville U.S.A. / Re: Bachmann Plasticville O Kit, Coaling Tower, 45979 on: January 29, 2011, 12:16:31 PM
Hi Bach-man,

Here's some irony for you....
The kit I purchased at my LHS [mentioned above] had 2 C/D walls instead of 1 A/B and 1 C/D wall. I put in a request just now for Service to send me the correct wall....This kitbash has become one of my more interesting MRR sagas.



Bachmann replaced the whole kit. Great response to a small issue. It continues to reinforce why I have Plasticville models on my layout.  Thank you!
7  Discussion Boards / Plasticville U.S.A. / Re: Bachmann Plasticville O Kit, Coaling Tower, 45979 on: January 07, 2011, 10:43:55 AM
That's okay Bach-man,

Last night I went to my LHS, New York Central Toys & Trains in Mishawaka IN, and Jay & Len hooked me up with the complete kit for a great price; I'm good for now and have pieces left over for the next kitbash.

FYI...I was going to upload a picture of what I'm using the kit for, but it said the repository is full

8  Discussion Boards / Plasticville U.S.A. / Re: Bachmann Plasticville O Kit, Coaling Tower, 45979 on: January 06, 2011, 10:54:22 AM
Interesting suggestion Bach-Man,

I got this from service....

We do not sell to the public and we would not sell even at a discount a damaged item.
9  Discussion Boards / Plasticville U.S.A. / Bachmann Plasticville O Kit, Coaling Tower, 45979 on: January 05, 2011, 10:28:43 PM
Hi Bach-man,

Can I buy pieces from this kit? If so, how?
10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: rasp to form foam on: December 25, 2010, 10:41:20 PM
My best tools are a sharp serrated knife about 10 inches long, and an Ace hardware Pocket Plane.

11  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Lionel Electric Railroad Upgrades for Wiliams by Bachmann Locos on: October 22, 2010, 09:07:48 AM
With the latest round of high prices from Lionel, and the fact that I'm already running a Bachmann On30 segment on my railroad, I'm considering the possibility of using the ERR TMCC upgrades on the Williams by Bachmann SD90 engines. I model the NS and it's heritage lines and Bachmann seems to have a lot of NS stock available for purchase at reasonable prices compared to Lionel. The O scale portion of my railroad is all Lionel Legacy or TMCC at this point.

Has anyone ever installed a Electric Railroad TMCC upgrade [and railsounds] in a Bachmann O scale loco?
12  Discussion Boards / Plasticville U.S.A. / Dimensions - Bachmann Plasticville O Kit, Trestle Bridge, 45975 on: April 30, 2010, 12:49:29 PM
Hey Bach Man  ;0)

What are the dimensions of this trestle? I need to know how many to buy to get across a 48" divide.


Chief Engineer for the Michiana Southern
13  Discussion Boards / Plasticville U.S.A. / Re: blinking bridge on: February 12, 2010, 01:28:40 PM
FYI....Evans Designs sells a ton of LEDs [flashing and static]. I've put them in the water tower [slow flashing red] and the coaling tower [small flashing yellow]
14  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: New DCC Locomotive on: January 24, 2010, 08:20:04 PM
 Huh?  eBay is no deal for track; at least not for Lionel fastrack. By the time you add their freight charges you're above retail in many cases. I've found a number of better resources such as and

My local dealer gives 20% off every day on Lionel track, and I bought my On30 track from him too at a discount.  Try 'em....Google "New York Central Toys and Trains"...good guys!
15  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Glue/Glues to use? on: January 20, 2010, 01:47:24 PM
Slow set CA for nearly everything except trees and ground cover [I use matte medium concentrate from Scenic Express-diluted of course]. MicroMark has a nifty gluing jig...,7038.html
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