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?
October 25, 2020, 04:25:16 AM
Home Help Search Login Register
News: Please read the Forum Code of Conduct   >>Click Here <<
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 12
16  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Season 17 on: October 13, 2013, 02:40:41 PM
I'm pretty sure they will, I think they were only painted blue for that episode.
17  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Name That Quote! on: October 12, 2013, 11:01:47 PM
That's a classic! Whistles & Sneezes

"Hello, Thomas! What are you doing?"
18  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Season 17 on: October 12, 2013, 10:52:08 PM
The return of these two, besides Duck is what really got me hyped....




They look incredible in blue!
19  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Percy on: September 16, 2013, 05:55:24 PM
There should be a diagram that came with your Percy, use that if you still have it.
20  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Name That Quote! on: August 15, 2013, 10:13:13 PM
Cows.


"The harbor! The seaside! Children! That will be lovely!"
21  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Look Who's Arrived! on: July 03, 2013, 01:12:26 PM
He looks incredible! I have to get one  Cheesy
22  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Layout Thread on: July 01, 2013, 07:53:15 PM
*Silly questions alert* when the track has been soldered, will it provide power to the entire layout? Or only a certain part of the layout? how many transformers would you reccomend for a layout of this size? Again sorry for the sort-of silly questions, this is my first time building an ACTUAL layout. Thank you jward and ThomasFan247 for the info. ThomasFan247 your layout is fantastic by the way, and yes I live in the U.S so atlas is my best bet for now.
Yes the whole layout will be powered, but you will choose when each part is powered. I don't think me explaining it will do you justice, so here's a diagram:



Using the Atlas selector, you can either use one or two transformers. The diagram shows that two are used, but I only use one for each main line, at least for now. For your layout, I'd suggest using one unless you want to operate multiple locos independently at the same time.

Thank you very much for the comments! There are no silly questions here, and we're happy to help you out Smiley
Thank you so much ThomasFan247, you've been a great help! I really appreciate it, I'll be sure to use this when construction starts.
23  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Layout Thread on: July 01, 2013, 07:47:20 PM
One thing I noticed about your plan is that even though it is in an 'L' shape, it's only 4'x6'. I would advise that you make the layout larger than that. The reason being that since in some areas you'll be looking at some severely sharp corners. This isn't too much of a problem if you're running small tank engines and 4-wheeled stock, but if you plan on running big engines like Gordon, you'll need to make each "leg" of the layout 4ft wide at least

Here's a more revised version of the layout, thanks for pointing that out. I'm still revising it.
24  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Layout Thread on: July 01, 2013, 10:26:54 AM

This is how it's looking so far, it's roughly 4x6. *Silly questions alert* when the track has been soldered, will it provide power to the entire layout? Or only a certain part of the layout? how many transformers would you reccomend for a layout of this size? Again sorry for the sort-of silly questions, this is my first time building an ACTUAL layout. Thank you jward and ThomasFan247 for the info. ThomasFan247 your layout is fantastic by the way, and yes I live in the U.S so atlas is my best bet for now.
25  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Layout Thread on: June 29, 2013, 05:27:09 PM
Thanks Tanner, I look forward to more tips and info.
26  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Layout Thread on: June 29, 2013, 03:55:22 PM
Hey guys I plan on building a new layout resembling Thomas's branchline. Design or scenery is not an issue, it's power and track. What do you think is the best way to power an entire layout with AC/DC control I heard that soldering works preaty well, but I'm not sure how to do that. How do you guys power your layouts? Also what track brands would you recommend? Simierski from YouTube recommends PECO Code 100, what are your thoughts? And finally what are your oppinions on DCC, is it worth it? Are there any good tutorials to convert your locos to DCC? Any specific benifets from DCC?
27  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Help Thread on: June 27, 2013, 05:09:52 PM
How exactly do you plan to restore it?
28  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Chuggington and Thomas on: June 27, 2013, 05:08:44 PM
Nice Yardmaster.
29  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends in 2014 on: June 22, 2013, 12:20:29 AM
I wouldn't mind Charlie being made, SkarloeyFan01 made him out of a Hornby LBSCR Class A1 Terrier, it turned out preaty good.
30  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The Layout Thread on: June 22, 2013, 12:07:45 AM
The both of of you have fantastic looking layouts, how big are they?
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 12
Powered by SMF | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!