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1  Discussion Boards / HO / Which Bachmann HO locos have RP25 wheelsets? on: October 30, 2008, 09:13:16 AM
Doesn anyone know which Bachmann HO locos have RP25 wheelsets?

How about the 4-8-4 in the "Overland Limited" set?

2  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Overland 4-8-4. on: June 22, 2007, 03:53:14 AM
It looks like it did come separately....Here is an Overland 4-8-4 on Ebay right now...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Bachman-4-8-4-Locomotive-Tender-with-Smoke_W0QQitemZ140130313115QQihZ004QQcategoryZ19132QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

3  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: identifying trains on: May 23, 2007, 09:45:33 PM
Must be an F9. I suppose the other one is too.



4  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: I need to know the scale of a vintage track I have on: May 23, 2007, 11:02:15 AM
Here is a link to Caboose Hobbies's O-Scale 3 rail page:

http://www.caboosehobbies.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?scales_name=O+3+Rail&roadnames_name=&alpharoad=&categories_id=&inc_subcat=1&manufacturers_id=&sku=&keyword2=&maxrow=50&Reset=Reset%21&x=57&y=10

Or here is a link to just their O-Scale 3 rail locomtives:

http://www.caboosehobbies.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?scales_name=O+3+Rail&roadnames_name=&alpharoad=&categories_id=14&inc_subcat=1&manufacturers_id=&sku=&keyword2=&maxrow=300&Reset=Reset%21&x=28&y=12



5  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: I need to know the scale of a vintage track I have on: May 22, 2007, 04:00:51 PM
Assemble the curved track in a circle. Measure the circle.  If it is about 27" in diameter, then you have O-27 track.

If it is about 72", then you have O-72 track. There are some other sizes as well:

  http://www.thortrains.net/TINO1.HTM
6  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: dummy engine help on: May 15, 2007, 04:51:12 PM
Here is a Bacmann set with a dummy:

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/catalog/?function=detail&id=1545




With their crimson and silver War Bonnet paint scheme, twin locomotives move with seemingly unstoppable force as they haul freight up and over towering mountain passes you create with this set's 14-piece graduated pier set. Raising a cloud of sparkling dust in its wake, the Silver Streak races to the horizon.

This ready-to-run train set includes:

� powered EMD GP40 locomotive with operating headlight
� non-powered EMD GP40 locomotive
� single-dome tank car
� steel gondola
� wood stock car
� off-center caboose
� body-mounted E-Z Mate couplers
� 56˝ x 38˝ oval of snap-fit E-Z Track, including 12 pieces of curved track, 3 pieces of straight track, and 1 plug-in terminal rerailer
� 14-piece graduated pier set
� signal bridge
� 12 figures
� 12 telephone poles
� 24 railroad and street signs
� crossing signals and gates (12 pieces)
� power pack and speed controller
� illustrated instruction manual
MSRP: $ 160.00
7  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Opinions please on: May 08, 2007, 09:56:49 AM
I have an older IHC 2-8-2 that I modified a bit. I agree with Bob. They are good value and easy to work on.


8  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Locomotive (diesel) drags on type 100 track on: May 07, 2007, 08:44:28 AM
EZ Track IS code 100. Like Viginian said, it is not the track rails that are causing any problems. The track can be code 70 or code 250! The wheels just ride on top of the rails and nothing else should be any higher than the rails. (except maybe a Kadee uncoupler ramp.)

Is the loco dragging on straight track? curves? over turnouts? uncoupler ramps? or where?

Maybe there is a prpoblem with the loco's wheel bearings and it is sitting too low? I have seen this with Atheran's where the bronze bearing is not sitting in the slot properly.

My MDC 0-6-0 has a large axle gear that will contact any uncoupler ramps that are not perfectly installed.
9  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Your latest modeling project on: May 04, 2007, 07:52:00 AM
My last project was kitbashing an IHC 4-6-4 into a 1930's era CNR 5700.




10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Power routed switches in EZ track on: May 03, 2007, 11:15:09 AM
But if they ARE insulated route selective, then Vinny's only problem is  that he has his feeds in the wrong position. 

That would greatly simplify the solution. 

If so then he only needs to have insulators to separate the inner and outer ovals for 2 train operation.
11  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Power routed switches in EZ track on: May 03, 2007, 10:12:53 AM
Is it possible that  Bachmann N scale EZ Track turnouts are "Route Selective" but don't require special wiring considerations because they are wired like Peco Insulfrog? (which are also route selective)
12  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Power routed switches in EZ track on: May 02, 2007, 10:47:55 PM
Vinny, here is the diagram once more, but this time your inner oval feeder is removed because it was in a bad spot and required extra insulators.

By removing it you can simplify the wiring slightly. You just need feeders at 4 locations. (always feeding into the points end of the turnout)

13  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Power routed switches in EZ track on: May 02, 2007, 09:57:07 PM
Vinny, I did some research and found out that Bachmann N Scale EZ Track turnouts are indeed . "Route Selective".

You will need to add a few extra insulators and 3 extra feeders. (6 wires)

You have some flexibility in where you put these insulators and feeders but you can follow this example and it will work.

Just remember that the feeder wires must only power the points end of the turnout. If you study this diagram you will see that the electrical power will always encounter insulators so that there is no power to the diverging end of the turnouts.

14  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Power routed switches in EZ track on: May 02, 2007, 09:02:18 PM
I don't believe that Bachmann EZ Track turnouts are "Power Routed" or "Route Selective".

BUT IF THEY ARE     then you must insulate the turnouts at both the straight and diverging tracks,   and then you must add extra feeders to various parts of the track.  The rule is that you can only feed power to the end of the turnout without the diverging tracks. The other ends must always be insulated or there will be a short circuit at the frog depending on which way the turnout is selected.

You will need to become quite proficient at block wiring. And you WILL need a good book....... 

I still can't believe that Bachmann would sell EZ Track turnouts that are "Route Selective".

ROUTE SELECTIVE TURNOUTS ARE NOT FOR BEGINNERS!!!!!!!!!
15  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Power routed switches in EZ track on: May 02, 2007, 06:19:27 PM
If your train runs on either oval then what is your problem?

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