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 on: Today at 04:22:02 PM 
Started by kevincasey - Last post by kevincasey
I have the Bachmann EZ Command Control Center (controller) - I use this on the EZ track -the sound is excellent, but want to have the ability to change the default values -sounds like a change from the EZ controller might be needed

 on: Today at 03:05:09 PM 
Started by efehser - Last post by railexpert

LxBxH of the tender is 5 x 2.5 x 2.5 inch or 11,5 x 6 x 6 cm

Railexpert  Wink

 on: Today at 02:37:17 PM 
Started by the Bach-man - Last post by Rodimus Supreme
The only changes Id want to make that are changes that should be made are the very ones you said not to say. Why ask a question and then tell people they cant give the obviously correct answer? If I could control it, Id have the first episode of Season 23 be another BWBA episode, but even more absurd and terrible as usual, then at the end Thomas would wake up in Tidmouth Sheds and tell Edward about this really weird and absurd dream he had. Then go from there, basically erasing BWBA from existence. Undo every unnecessary change Mattel made, and be more picky with what writers theyd get. Heck, if Mattel finally does get bought like it almost has twice now, Id prefer to see Hasbro buy them and get rid of CGI and buy up every single model and set from the Model Series as possible, and just do it with the actual models again.

The CGI Series was never as good as the Model Series, and BWBA is killing the brand, not saving it.

 on: Today at 02:21:06 PM 
Started by wiley209 - Last post by wiley209
Well, I re-positioned the wheels in the tender trucks as shown on the diagram, put the decoder back in the proper way, and NOW the engine runs like it's supposed to! My hunch was right; it had something to do with the tender wheels.

 on: Today at 02:13:33 PM 
Started by Truck5 - Last post by Truck5
As a relatively new model railroader, I bought what I thought would be a nice fit for me. DCC,  I'm not sure I care for it but that's the controller I now have..I want to wire a few turnouts that are not DCC. My EZ command controller has no accessory port for non DCC turnouts.  Question, Can I power the turnout using the rerailer? I notice it has two power ports on each side of the rerailer...I understand that DCC sends full time power to the track, is this AC or DC current?
If that is not an option what is next step to wire these turnouts if I can"t use my controller or rerailer...
Im guessing a separate power supply? Transformer? how many volts would that have to be..Recommendations appreciated..
The ends of the red wire have flat terminals the other end has the standard plug type that goes to the switch....A wall wart does not have the proper set up for this red wire

 on: Today at 02:13:08 PM 
Started by hminky - Last post by hminky
Found this idea on John Ott's old time train site.

The Tyco/Mantua Ten-Wheeler boiler can be fit to the Roundhouse old time mechanism.

Doug Tagsold used the MDC/Athearn/Roundhouse HO 2-8-0 for his Scale172 locos. The loco mechanism matches the first generation narrow gauge consolidations. 14mm Scale Link drivers give us the correct 40" driver size. A boiler from the Tyco/Mantua Ten-Wheeler gives us a boiler.

Locomotives were proportional the same setup can be used for a HO early era consolidation.

Have the mechanism running smoothly.

Here is the loco in large scale:


 on: Today at 02:08:34 PM 
Started by Trainboy100 - Last post by Streak
I guess people didn't purchase Salty as much cause they thought he'd stick around? Maybe? He is a consistently used character in the series since his inception. So when Salty was discontinued, it caught everyone off guard and they rushed to get him and/or his set before it could go up in price. That's my theory anyways. I don't have Bachmann Salty yet so if his prices on EBay and elsewhere are rising, I definitely want Bachmann to rerelease him.

Honestly, I think Salty deserves to be in the line more than Arry and Bert. While those two were prevalent in the classic series and the new series, they became so underused and worthless once the CGI series hit. Rosie at least has become more prominent in the past two seasons, Arry and Bert haven't had jack. I'd be fine with Bachmann discontinuing Arry and Bert and bringing back Salty, I would just need to get my hands on them before they do.

Also if Salty was brought back, that could lead them to release a Bachmann HO Porter, which would be really cool. There's no way they'd put Porter in without Salty.

 on: Today at 12:52:51 PM 
Started by Truck5 - Last post by Len
A 14-18V "wall-wart" power supply rated at least 1 amp will work fine. Doesn't matter if it's AC or DC. I find 16V works well.


 on: Today at 12:27:03 PM 
Started by kevincasey - Last post by Hunt

What DCC system do you have?

 on: Today at 12:07:04 PM 
Started by alexm - Last post by alexm
I got my 2nd pier set and I reduced the slope as suggested and traction improved quite a bit.
I also managed to couple the two locomotives I have together and to add to the fun I took some of the cars apart and noticed they have metal ballast (metal plates) and removed some to make them lighter. Now I have a setup with 2 locomotives, 2 tenders and 5 cars that are climbing the slope just fine!

Thanks for all the help!

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