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16  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Ready Made Toys "Beep" (Geep) Diesel loco wiring issue on: March 26, 2016, 04:10:35 PM
JP, of Acton MA, USA wirtes:
Hi Len.
It was a Union Pacific 'Beep' loco. From the first production run of the RMT 'Beep' locos.
17  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Ready Made Toys "Beep" (Geep) Diesel loco wiring issue on: March 25, 2016, 07:02:16 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes:

I have a Ready Made Toys (similar to the old Kusan & Williams) "Beep" (Geep) diesel loco chassis. I can include pics in a separate post, if needed.
One day, a small wire came disconnected from a motor terminal, and a board terminal. I know which motor terminal to reattach the wire to, but I don't know which board terminal to reattach the wire to.
If anyone on here has a Ready Made Toys Geep, or the Kusan, or Williams version, and could help indicate where on the board, the wire reattaches to, that would be most helpful.
Pics or diagrams would also be helpful.

18  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Williams Peter Witt trolley wiring on: February 26, 2016, 04:15:09 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes:

Karl R.,
When I discovered the disconnected wires, there were other wires still connected to the trucks. those other wires were connected to the center rail rollers, as well as a jumper wires which jump power from an axle contact on one side of the trucks, to the other axle contact on the other side of the trucks.

Anyway, after much trials and errors, I determined that the disconnected wires connected to an axle contact on each truck. I have since re-connected the wires, and the trolley runs as it should.

Thanks for the reply.
19  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Williams Peter Witt trolley wiring on: February 24, 2016, 05:03:03 PM
(The following message goes out to all owners of the Williams by Bachmann Peter Witt trolleys.
Folks who Don't own Peter Witt trolleys, Don't bother with this topic.)

JP, of Acton MA, USA writes

I have a Williams Peter Witt trolley.

I have a question about the wiring.

On the chassis, on the left side, next to the motor, there is a single solder point with 2 wires connected to that point. One wire connects to the front truck, the other wire connects to the rear truck.

These wires recently came disconnected (probably from too much truck rotation movement)

I was wondering where, on the trucks, these wires need to be re connected to.

Any help, such as a wiring diagram, or description of where the wires connect to, would be very appreciated.

Owners of the Peter Witt trolley - please remove the chassis from the shell, and let me know where the wires that I mentioned, connect to.


Sincerely: John Petillo
(Replies can either be sent directly to me, via the included address, or via the Williams by Bachmann forums

(If this post Does Not receive any replies by next week, it Will Be Removed. No one replies to the 'ish' I post, anyway. -ed)
20  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Operating Billboards on: February 05, 2016, 07:43:57 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes:

Lionel makes a similar (but not identical) operating billboard. Perhaps the 'little man' from the Lionel billboard, could be used on the Williams / Bachmann billboard.
The other option would be to try to fix the original Williams / Bachmann 'little man'
Hope this helps.

2-15-16 update: Correction - No one makes any similar operating billboards, sorry to say. So you are Out Of Luck.
Best advice would be to try fixing the original Williams / Bachmann 'little man'.
21  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Metroliner on: April 20, 2015, 09:16:32 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes: Interestingly, Williams produced an early version of the Metroliners in the 1990s.
I have a 4 car set of 1990s era Amfleet cars. These cars use the same shell as the Metroliners, but don't have cab ends, decorative horns and pantographs. The roof of the Amfleet cars have studs plugging the mounting holes for the decorative horns and pantographs.
Perhaps someone on E-Bay might be selling the 1990s Metroliners.
It would be interesting if WBB produced the Metroliners.
22  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: E Z street on: January 19, 2015, 02:49:08 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes:
My only advice about using the super streets barricades for trolley bumpers, is that they would need to be strengthened, and braced to take the force of the bumpers on the trolley. The barricades are thin, and not made to take the force of a trolley, even at slower speeds. I have the barricades, and when I tried to use them as bumpers, they broke very easily. I had to superglue them together again, and did not use them for trolley operation.

What I would recommend, is to use transition tracks to go from the street track to O gauge track, where an O gauge bumper can be installed.
23  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: Question about O54 track on: October 08, 2014, 11:05:54 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes,

Since this is a Williams by Bachmann forum, and topics usually revolve around (mostly) Williams by Bachmann products / services, I would suggest contacting Atlas O, about your question, regarding sectional type track with brass rails, meant for indoor use.
On another note, the only track that Williams by Bachmann produces, is traditional tubular track, and EZ Streets roadway track.
Hope this helps.
24  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: looking for a scale model of the toronto CLRV streetcar on: September 18, 2014, 10:52:09 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes:
To my knowledge, the only streetcar that Williams by Bachmann makes, is the Peter Witt Streetcar, and there is one painted in the Toronto colors.
The only other company that made (non-powered) Toronto CLRVs and ALRVs is the St. Petersbrug Tram Collection company. However, the SPTC Toronto CLRVs and ALRVs are currently out of production. Hope this helps. You might be able to find a (non-powered) SPTC Toronto CLRV on EBay, but you would have to find appropriate powered trucks and motors for it. -JP
25  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / "Generic" Wishlist for 2015 on: November 08, 2013, 06:54:04 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes,

To all O Scale modelers -

This is the "Generic" Wishlist for 2014 / 2015.
Here, you can post anything you want, including suggestions for Bachmann / WBB, regarding products that you want to see produced.
"The sky is the limit" with this wish list. Keep in mind that I am not an employee of the Bachmann / WBB company, and I am not associated in any way with the Bachmann / WBB company, so comments and suggestions should be directed to "3 Rail" or "The Bachmann"
26  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: JP's Wishlist for 2014 on: November 08, 2013, 06:39:15 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes,

Attn PhillyReading & Chessie1971 -

At the end of my Wishlist for 2014, I stated that I myself do not work for Bachmann / WBB, nor am I affiliated with Bachmann / WBB in any way
And also, comments or suggestions of new products (not related to trolley/transit) should go in a "generic wishlist"

HammishK - If you read through my wishlist, you will see that I in-fact did put a birney safety car in my list. I know that Bachmann did produce an HO birney, so it would be nice to see WBB produce O scale versions

27  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: JP's Wishlist for 2014 on: November 03, 2013, 09:45:35 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes,

I'm actually glad to see that people are reading and replying to my post, but I would like to point out to those who posted a reply regarding (a) steam / diesel locos and (b) scales other than O, should have reserved their non- trolley/transit comments for "general wishlist" posts.

Interestingly, the latest trolley that Bachmann (not WBB) has produced, is a Peter Witt for the G Scale line. I understand that they are exactly the same as the Peter Witts for O scale, but the only difference is that the G Scale Witts do not have the electronic bell sound (or any sound at all)

28  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / JP's Wishlist for 2015 on: August 20, 2013, 08:06:58 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes,

Here are some ideas for possible products that could be produced by WBB:

For those like me who are into Transit/Trolley/Rapid Transit/Light Rail trains, my ideas for future WBB products are as follows: (yes, I know WBB produced Peter Witt trolleys, but here are more ideas)

-PCC Railbus - this was basically a de-electrified PCC and fitted with a gas or diesel engine for running without overhead wires. The New Haven RR used one long ago
-double end 2 truck j.g. brill trolleys - open and enclosed versions
-Steeple-cab electric locos
-PCCs - both double and single end
-Breda/Kinki-Sharyo/Boeing-Vertol Light Rail Vehicles - As currently used by the Mass Bay Transit Authority (Boston MBTA)
-Subway cars - NYCTA (New York City) and MBTA (Boston MA)
-Metro North M 2/4/6/8, M 1/3/5/7/9 commuter cars
-Metro North Bombardier "push/pull" commuter cars
-Long Island M 2/4/6/8, M 1/3/5/7/9 commuter cars
-Long Island Bombardier "push/pull" commuter cars
-Boston MBTA Bombardier "push/pull" commuter cars
-single truck double end birney safety trolleys
-Perley-Thomas New Orleans trolleys - both the original green "Streetcar named Desire" ones and the later red "Riverfront" ones that were destroyed in Hurricane Katrina
-San Fransisco cable cars
-Ex Philadelphia SEPTA, now San Fransisco "F" Line PCCs as reconditioned/restored by Brookville Equipment Company of Pennsylvania, and painted to represent various cities that once ran PCCs
-Amtrak (or other road name) Metroliner EMU cars - these cars have similar body shape as Amfleet passenger cars, but include pantographs, control cabs at one or both ends, and traction motor equipped trucks
-Budd SPV 2000 EMU rapid transit cars featuring roadnames of railroads that ran them such as Amtrak and Connecticut's Metro North Railroad
-Budd B.U.R.T. Rapid Transit EMU Commuter Cars
-New Jersey Transit DMU Light Rail Rapid Transit Cars
-Philadelphia SEPTA Bullet rapid transit cars
-Philadelphia SEPTA LRV's - both sinlge and double end
-Chicago North Shore Line/Philadelphia Red Arrow Electroliners
-Chicago, North Shore, and Milwaukee high speed Interurban cars - including the famous 'Silverliners'
-US DOT "State of the Art" Cars (SoAc) - Only 2 were built as experimental replacements for older subway cars and were tested in city subways in Boston, New York City, Chicago, and Philadelphia. The 2 cars were not accepted by any of the city subway systems in which they were tested, and ultimately became static exhibit cars at the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport Maine. See this link:
-"Sprinter" DMU Light Rail rapid transit cars
-"Pay As You Enter" (P.A.Y.E.) Trolley Cars
- Type S-70 Light Rail Transit cars
- Toronto TTC CLRV's / ALRV's
- Montreal Tramways "Golden Chariot" Open topped, Tiered seat Observation trolley - Only 4 of these truly unique trolleys exist, and all 4 are preserved, restored, and operate at various museums: Seashore Trolley Museum (Kennebunkport Maine) Montreal Tramways #2, Warehouse Point Trolley Museum (East Windsor Connecticut) Montreal Tramways #4, and Expo Rail (Canada) Montreal Tramways #'s 1 & 3

Anyone reading this post is more than welcome to post replies, comments or other ideas specifically relating to Transit/Trolley/Rapid Transit/Light Rail/Interurban trains, here in the forums. The WBB guys would love to read your input as well. Please be aware that I myself do not work for WBB, nor am I affiliated with WBB in any way.

Sincerely: JP

Anyone wishing to reply to my post directly, may do so using the following E-Mail address:

Otherwise, just post your replies here in the forums.

Note 1: replies, comments, or other ideas should be related to transit, Transit/Trolley/Rapid Transit/Light Rail/Interurban trains only.

Note 2: replies, comments, or other ideas not related to the above in "Note 1" should be posted in a generic "Wish List for 2015"
29  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: New Williams Locos Wanted on: August 20, 2013, 07:18:13 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes,

WBB should do Plymouth Switchers, and Porter 0-4-0s, just like the ones that K-Line by Lionel produced

30  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: New to the board on: February 21, 2013, 12:05:17 PM
JP of Acton MA, USA writes:

Lets not forget about

Peter Witt streetcars
EZ Streets
motorized vehicles

Along with steam locos like


and a wide variety of passenger and freight cars

hope this helps

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