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 on: Today at 03:07:23 PM 
Started by InsideTrack - Last post by InsideTrack
Check out the shots of our upcoming Thomas & Friends™ HO scale items on the way for later this year!

 on: Today at 01:56:23 PM 
Started by doug hayden - Last post by rich1998
I will see if I can remove the plastic bottom. I cannot run the loco anyway.
I Have a Dremel with proper bits but cannot hold it steady. Those days are gone. I could have grinded the peened over part of the rivet off.


 on: Today at 01:42:39 PM 
Started by doug hayden - Last post by rich1998
Not on mine. I just looked with an Optivisor. It is attached with a rivet to the plastic bottom of the loco  A screw to the tender.


 on: Today at 01:10:04 PM 
Started by TerencetheTractor525 - Last post by ilovetrains323
Since everyone else was doing it I thought I'd pop in and drop my list. Now for mine I'm listing mostly what I think they're  likely to do rather then what I want them to do. I'll do a separate one for my wish list at the bottom.

What I see as most likely:

Sidney (with moving eyes)
Flatbed (with Oil Drums)

Narrow Gauge
Sir Handel
Brown Brake-van (I say Brown but I mean more of the Talyllyn livery to go with the Talyllyn coach)

N Scale
Milk Tanker

Large Scale
Philip (with moving eyes)

What I would like to see:

Ryan (with moving eyes)
TT#7 (A White Vent-Van with a Small face like the current CGI Series)
Red Express Coaches

Narrow Gauge
Sir Handel
Blue Mountain Quarry Trucks

N Scale
Express Coaches

Large Scale
Edward (with moving eyes)

 on: Today at 11:58:20 AM 
Started by jimdavis88 - Last post by jward
On DC you only need one DPDT switch wired into the reverse loop circuit. You can use the direction switch on your power pack for the other. You have to flip both direction switches at the same time though.

There are a couple of other ways to wire this on DC. The easiest is to wire a bridge rectifier rated for at least 3 amps where you would put the DPDT switch. Wire the DC side to the track, and the AC side to the power pack. The rectifier will keep the train running the same direction regardless of which way the direction switch on the power pack is thrown. So you just change the direction switch while the train is in the loop and when it exits it will continue on as usual. The only drawback to this method is that your reversing loop effectively becomes a one way track, as the rectifier will prevent you from running the other direction through the loop.

Another method, which works on both DC and DCC, is to use a relay wired in parallel with the switch motor to change the polarity in the loop. This works best if you enter and exit the loop through the same switch. It is also great for stub ended tail tracks on a wye. The relay contacts are wired in place of the DPDT switch, in the same configuration. This method automates the loop, as the simple act of throwing the track switch changes the polarity of the loop. Thus you can never enter the loop the "wrong way" and short everything out. Once again, you will need to flip the direction switch on the power -ack while your train is in the loop.

 on: Today at 11:50:57 AM 
Started by thomasj219 - Last post by ÅngloketThomas
i think the face Chaz, Griffin and TerencetheTractor525 suggest may be the best choise.

 on: Today at 10:16:56 AM 
Started by GeneralPatton1000 - Last post by Maletrain
If you want help, you need to start answering the actual questions that I am asking.  I could probably solve your problem in a couple of minutes if I were there, but I am not there.  So, I need you to be my eyes and hands to see and do the things that I would do if I were there and then clearly communicate the results to me.

So, at least tell me if you have only one track power feed wire going to all of your track.  If you have more than one, please tell me where they are connected.

 on: Today at 10:15:11 AM 
Started by robertlynn - Last post by Trainman203
Especially since it’s currently available and can be exactly replaced.

 on: Today at 10:00:50 AM 
Started by AnAverageThomasFan - Last post by Sodor Engineer
I think what you should do is(if your ok with taking Henry apart)is near the back of his face there is a peg that sticks out of the moving eyes that is to go on to a holder so make shore that they are connected then i would say put a little bit of oil in the joints and i think it should be if not idk ps the same thing happened to my James.

 on: Today at 08:23:18 AM 
Started by robertlynn - Last post by graywolf
I think it best that you send it back to Bachmann. You start taking it apart you can forget about the warranty.

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