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1  Discussion Boards / N / Re: 4-6-0 Tweeks and Tips (revised) on: May 02, 2012, 02:48:16 PM
Dear Skip,

thanks for the quick response.

My transformer is a DC Bachmann set and , as I said, other DC and DCC locos are running perfectly, so the problem IS is the  4-6-0.

I  intend to use this and other Bachmann , Kato  and Atlas DCC locos in the future, once my grandfather is bringing from Germany a Fleishmann DCC transformer.

Externally I don't see any broken wire, and I am afraid to open the engine to see inside.

I think I could test the engine in a hobby shop here in São Paulo and see what is going on.

Do you think if  I  re-program the DCC values it could work, as you say in your "second step" rules Huh?

Thanks a lot,


2  Discussion Boards / N / Re: 4-6-0 Tweeks and Tips (revised) on: May 01, 2012, 10:27:16 PM
Dear friends,

I finnaly got my 4-6-0 , it arrived yesterday here in São Paulo - Brazil .

A little jewel  !!!!

But, to my "surprise" ( or not... )  the locomotive does NOT move, although the lights are on...

Tested other locomotives  in my DC track, all of them are moving...

I don't know if it will move in a DCC track , but I imagine it should work in a ... simple DC track !

Contacted " The Favorite Spot " , where I bought the engine, and they promptly answered that  I have two options :

- contact Bachmann ( to probably  send - at my expense -  the engine to be fixed by them )

- send the engine ( my expense...  ) to The Favorite Spot to be refunded

A third option is to try to fix the problem here in Brazil ( it will cost about 25 U$ ), just a little more expensive than the mail costs to send the  loco to USA  (  Bachmann or TFS ) .

Any comment Huh?

Thanks !!!
3  Discussion Boards / N / Re: 4-6-0 Tweeks and Tips (revised) on: January 03, 2012, 01:40:11 PM
Hi everybody,

Anyone knows if the "new" batch of 4-6-0 ( if there is a new one ... ) are coming from the factory without the listed problems or they are still "problematic" ... Huh?

A happy 2012 !!!
4  Discussion Boards / N / Re: 4-6-0 Tweeks and Tips (revised) on: January 30, 2011, 07:59:31 PM
Hello everybody !

I have four  2-8-0 ;  three of them runned nicelly at their very first time, but the other one barely moved; I had to send it to a shop , and some days later it was perfectly running - I don't know what  was done in the shop , but they did it right !

4-6-0 were , as were the 2-8-0, very used in Brazil , and I  re-painted my 2-8-0 in  Brazilian old companies.

As I am just starting in this hobby, I do not know how to go through the changes that you very kindly  posted here.

Shoud l I wait for some months to buy the "re-builded" 4-6-0 Huh?
5  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Going to New York - any good store ? on: January 04, 2011, 07:02:38 PM
Returning from the storm, New York Christmas 2010.

store 1 - Manhattan - The Red Caboose

the store is a mess and it is actually impossible to find what you are searching for by yourself - it's absolutelly necessary to ask "Do you have...Where do I find ... How much "...
Prices very high , priced always after a look in the Walthers catalog ...

store 2 - Brooklyn - Trainworld
45 minutes by metro

the store is very large,  products much more organized than the first store, prices much lower than the first, too ; accepted my traveller checks... but ... I noticed that there were just 2 people for the "real public" and 8 people engaged in the virtual ,internet business !

Bought some nice products from the 2 stores ... but my 2-6-0 wasn't there ... !
6  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Going to New York - any good store ? on: December 13, 2010, 08:03:20 AM
Thank you so much guys,

when I visit the two stores I''ll remember you two "with love" !

Merry Cristhmas !!!
7  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Going to New York - any good store ? on: December 01, 2010, 09:28:44 AM

Nobody Huh?  Roll Eyes
8  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Going to New York - any good store ? on: November 24, 2010, 05:31:38 PM
New York city, 111 east 48 th street - close to 5th avenue !
9  Discussion Boards / N / Going to New York - any good store ? on: November 24, 2010, 04:41:08 PM
Hello !

I'm going to New York, december 20.

Any good store there ? ( not an "internet store !!!"  ) .

I intend to buy some Atlas flex tracks , some Woodland Scenics material , DPM buildings and ...the new Bachmann 4-6-0 !!! ( hope Santa Klaus can  bring them before 24/12 ... )


10  Discussion Boards / N / Re: New Dcc Locopmotives in Nov on: October 26, 2010, 08:39:22 AM
... ansiously waiting for the ten-wheeler,  used in Brazil ...!
11  Discussion Boards / N / Re: roundhouse x turntable - what combines with what ??? on: September 16, 2010, 04:13:51 PM

Thanks guys.

I found that both  Faller roudhouse and  Atlas turntable have the same 15 degree...!!! So I could use them together !

I was thinking that the Atlas turntable can be motorized too... and I imagine that it must be far cheaper than the Walters ... or am I wrong ?
12  Discussion Boards / N / roundhouse x turntable - what combines with what ??? on: September 15, 2010, 02:53:16 PM
Hello friends !

I am just starting with my second N layout and I intend to install  an automatic  turntable ( probably an Atlas ) , that  I still didn't buy.

I got two beautiful Faller roudhouses, 2 bay shed each one , that will be builted together.

So... I found that there are several brands of roundhouses & turntables , and maybe they don't have the same track spaces ...

Could you help me ?

An Atlas turntable will play well with a Faller roudhouse ? Or should I go through an Heljan, Arnold , Peco ...  Shocked  Roll Eyes

Thanks a lot for the opportunity,


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