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1  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Acquiring Locos inside Roundhouse on: March 11, 2020, 09:59:50 PM
I have a 6 stall roundhouse.  What system do you all use to know which engine, is in which stall; to acquire a loco?  The house is too far to actually see into to read the numbers.  I have decals on the fixed open doors and inbound tracts for operators to choose.
2  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Overproduced models on: December 06, 2015, 02:36:57 PM
It is nice that Athearn will be producing the Bigboy in the oil fired Excursion theme, that the UP is currently restoring.  I have several coal fired Bigboys on my layout.  A review on You tube shows the model with respect to the new tooling Athearn is using.  I will be purchasing one of these for my round house!  Now if someone would produce the excursion TENDERS SEPARATELY!!....... 
3  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Yellow Lights in DCC On Board GE 44 Ton Switcher on: April 26, 2014, 08:44:47 PM
Thanks for the replies.  Will try a direct replacement...  Or a Redhead in black fishnet.......  Grrrrrr   Wink
4  Discussion Boards / HO / Yellow Lights in DCC On Board GE 44 Ton Switcher on: April 25, 2014, 12:31:34 PM
Dear Board,
Has anyone changed the lights in one of these locos?  I want to just swap out the YELLOW LEDS for WHITE ones.  I do not know if there is a specific LED needed.  I would think I could just clip off the old and solder on new ones.  Anyone know if the PCB would support that?
5  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Baldwin Spectrum HO 4-4-0 questions on: April 19, 2014, 04:31:39 PM
I just purchased the GN version.  It HAS extra sand domes, wheel sets, and several small parts.  The other sand domes are Painted with GN on them also. 
Thanks Bachmann!!
6  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: 2012 NMRA Show on: July 17, 2012, 05:29:29 PM
Jonathan,
I think I have the same "Bug"!  I have 34 steamers..  Most Bachmann.  I live with the affliction, too!
7  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Decoder install, 80 ton three truck shay on: July 17, 2012, 05:23:30 PM
slufoot,
This subject has been discussed on  this forum before.  I site search will give you the answers you are looking for.   Happy Railroading!
8  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Brand New Prarie 2-6-2 Smokestack Melts Falls Over on: December 27, 2011, 10:37:22 AM
Amen.  (And the mess it causes too!!)
9  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Beginning of the end for DCC? on: December 26, 2011, 09:36:46 AM
It seems that a lot of the "foot daggers" have made the move to DCC.  It took me a long time to make the JUMP.  Now that I have installed decoders for DCC in all my locos, I for one will not look for , or need any other type control system.  Call me silly if you want to, but as I get closer to retirement, I do not want another "Learning curve".  DCC has opened a whole new world for me, and as it continues to develop, I will be using it.  "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is a motto I live by!!
10  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Bachmann should issue an Allegheny along the lines of the 2-8-8-4 on: December 17, 2011, 11:16:41 AM
I would get the H-7 as soon as it came out.   And YES I do have the 'Challenger (Lionel x2), Bigboy (RR), Northern (RR x2)!   Grin

PS.  Yes UP NUT!!
11  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Absense of Painted Unlettered is mystifying on: October 22, 2011, 09:42:29 AM
Is it possible for the Bachmann to bring back the TENDERS!!  That would solve a lot of problems.  I think that  not finding them available on the web shows that they sold "out" and therefore were profitable...

Hint, Hint!!
12  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Bachmann Gp 40 shell compatability on: September 28, 2011, 11:39:13 AM
Don,
That would be a great option, except that the "Motor" is a single power truck.  The rear truck is for power pick-up only.  Just like the shell / paint scheme on this loco.
Will just keep my eyes peeled for a deal on a DCC-ON-Board one!
13  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Bachmann Gp 40 shell compatability on: September 27, 2011, 11:52:08 AM
Mr. Bachmann can you ask around and see if the shells are interchangeable? 
Thanks
14  Discussion Boards / HO / Bachmann Gp 40 shell compatability on: September 21, 2011, 11:00:51 AM
I have been given a OLD Bachmann gp40 that runs great.  I run DCC exclusively on my pike, and will need to convert it so.  It is not a good puller, and has the truck type horn hook couplers that all need replaced.  The problem is it is the single power truck type from 1980... something.  It had not been run, but and does work well.  I would like to just put the shell on a new DCC installed one, but need to know if it will work, before purchasing a undecorated one.  the loco has no number on the box.  No road number either.  (So cannot reference it!)  It is a "GOLD"  UP EMD GP-40.  It was part of a set that also was not used. 

I was not aware that the UP ever had any engines that were NOT painted in the Armour yellow. 
15  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Oregon Lumber Co. on: July 03, 2011, 01:13:14 PM
Check out this site for more info.

http://loggingmallets.railfan.net/oregon/oregon.htm
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