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1  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: DCC Help on: June 12, 2008, 02:09:11 PM
Look at QSI.  It's DCC and sound together.
2  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: side tank porter on: April 04, 2008, 09:01:29 AM
should be
3  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Bachmann 2-8-0 on: April 01, 2008, 04:28:16 PM

I’m preparing to put the QSI Magnum in my Connie.  I currently have a Digitrax 583S in her.  The term DCC ready has several meanings from plug and go to the frame is not the ground.  If the frame were the ground as in much older engines, one would have to isolate the engine and such.  In the case of the Connie, the engine and other items are isolated from the OE board but that's about it.  However, after several attempts to make the 583S work with the OE board, I took the board out, read the wiring out and installed the 583S according to the manufacturer.  I did not hook up the smoke unit. 

When I go to put the QSI in her I will use the screw on terminals to connect it.  The one problem is the ash pan and smoke box lights.  There is currently no way to make them flicker with the QSI decoder.  There is supposed to be a supplemental lighting board that plugs in to the QSI board for this purpose coming soon.  The only thing to do currently is to leave them unconnected or hard wire them in. 

To give BM credit they did improve the ability to connect a decoder with each new engine.  I have the new shay and it could be wired right into the OE board and as you know the K-27 just plugs in

4  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: scale help on: March 06, 2008, 04:10:59 PM
One of the tricks the smaller scale modelers use is to place undersized building, people etc in the background to give the illusion that the scene is further in the distance then it truly is.  Why can't it work for us?   But the more important things are, does it look right and are you having fun! Grin
5  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: What decoders have been (successfully) plugged into the K? on: February 28, 2008, 05:52:50 PM

Does the QSI read the + chuff signal of the K-27 without any additional parts or modifications to the loco?

According to QSI, if the cuff needs adjustment it is done with their software.
6  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: SELSTS 2008! on: February 19, 2008, 09:26:28 AM
The Garrett was made from two Big Haulers.
7  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Next on: February 01, 2008, 03:25:40 PM

Everyone might not want something as large and expensive as the Kay.  So we are stilling waiting.   Besides,  the designers must be in work on whatever is next.

8  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Next on: February 01, 2008, 10:14:50 AM
The two stroker would be nice but BM has already produced 3 shays. 
9  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Next on: January 31, 2008, 12:19:34 PM
Mr. Bach Man,

Have we returned to the "who's name shall not be spoken" as far as future items?
10  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Connie wont drive on: January 30, 2008, 09:31:59 AM
There is a problem with the gearbox coming loose.  Has it been tightened up?  The procedure has been well documented here and on
11  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Next on: January 19, 2008, 10:48:30 AM
The C-19 would be nice.  Something in between the Connie and Kay.
12  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Next on: January 18, 2008, 01:24:48 PM
Mr. Bach-Man,

Any hints on what is planned?
13  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Next on: January 10, 2008, 02:13:18 PM
How about this 55 ton Climax...
14  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Next on: January 09, 2008, 06:21:05 PM
AristoCrft is coming out with an updated C-16 in 1:24 scale soon.  Though it would be nice in 1:20.3 to compliment the K-27, the market may not support both.

I would like to see an updated Climax or a Forney. Smiley  But with BM's policy of keeping new items a secret we may not know the next item to come out until it's almost ready. Lips Sealed
15  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Best place to buy Bachmann online? on: January 04, 2008, 02:45:55 PM
Another one to try is
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