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 on: Today at 01:27:04 PM 
Started by RRnuts - Last post by Piyer
Trestles can have a bit of design flexibility - much like the framing of a wooden house. A heavy horizontal beam can transfer the weight of several bents to stone pillars on the banks of the creek. Alternatively, a wooden truss bridge could span the water and only the approaches on the shore consist of bents. I believe that the NMRA reference sheets, and Kalmbach Publishing (MR) and White River / nee Carstens (RMC) have books on the subject.

In addition, any bents that go into water are probably going to sit on stone or concrete bases to preserve the wood and protect it from flood water damage.

 on: Today at 11:22:44 AM 
Started by AA4LB - Last post by Trainman203
Those EZ track switches are REALLY sharply curved.  Almost like streetcar trackage.  They are bound to pick at wheels with the slightest molecular rail issue.  I got rid of mine and went to No. 5 and 6 switches.  The real railroads do the same thing, utilize as gently curvatured track as possible.

 on: October 17, 2021, 10:44:40 PM 
Started by Mike - Last post by Fr.Fred
When it comes to the history of Bachmann Large Scale; a fellow that used to be at Bachmann,
"Bob Murray" would have been a great help.
  Does anyone  know if he is still alive, or has he passed on. He ended up in the Shipping Department, the last I knew. He may just be retired.

 on: October 17, 2021, 08:42:03 PM 
Started by bdock - Last post by James in FL
Be sure the contact wipers are seated properly on the axles (all three) and that the top loop part is in contact with the bottom of the frame (all 4).

Good luck

 on: October 17, 2021, 12:10:49 PM 
Started by AA4LB - Last post by crosswire
Check the alignment of the rails connected to the frog. I have several EZ-Track turnouts where the rail was out of alignment with the plastic frog and wheel flanges would hit the rail and derail. A little work with a pair of pliers bent the rail so that there was a smooth transition.

 on: October 17, 2021, 11:49:01 AM 
Started by Mike - Last post by Greg Elmassian
That sucks Bill.  Cry

I clearly have not amassed the wealth of information you have, but email me any time if you need some information, I might have it, I've been following the "George Schreyer" method, archiving information that is not easy to find.

Regards, Greg

 on: October 17, 2021, 11:45:16 AM 
Started by John Meixel - Last post by Greg Elmassian
That is an issue, I don't think that Bachmann puts all the manuals online... and reading reviews, it's clear that a manual exists.

Maybe an owner will scan his for you. Also check MLS or LSC forums?


 on: October 16, 2021, 12:57:05 PM 
Started by Edward5 - Last post by Edward5
Not to complain or anything but since Peter Sam is in the works for Bachmann and that Rhenas is finished and on market then I think that the next SKR engine (minus yellow rhenas) is going to maybe be Sir Handel and/or Smuger (note I am not saying that these are going to be the next characters for the SKR this is just my opinion and my prediction)

 on: October 16, 2021, 12:40:55 PM 
Started by bdock - Last post by bdock
I replaced the trucks on my Spectrum Dash 8-40.  Th Motor runs fine with test wire but wheels do not seem to be picking up electric power,  I have cleaned them and the contacts, but I get little or no power

 on: October 16, 2021, 10:31:07 AM 
Started by cact25 - Last post by Len
I don't see those legends on the PCB. I have pics of the PCB but too large for the forum. I can send them if anybod is interested.


To post pics you need to upload them to a hosting site like FLickr, PhotoBucket, or similar. Then put the link to the pic between [i m g] [/i m g] tags here.

That Attach: button under "Additional Options" is a relic of another time, and should have been removed long ago. There are general instructions for posting pics in the General Questions FAQ towards the bottom of the main forum page.


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