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 11 
 on: June 30, 2020, 03:06:59 PM 
Started by TrainMan2001 - Last post by Rodimus Supreme
First, you would need to decide whether you want to make them out of plastic or brass, then it's a lot of measuring and cutting. A couple of things to note: Thomas was made with his Magic Railroad-era larger wheels. However, in the classic series, he shared a wheel size with Edward and James, and because of this, Bachmann Edward and James are both slightly oversized for OO scale (they look a bit big next to Gordon and Henry). If you want to check my sources for that, search up Thomas' Christmas Party for the original and a Bachmann remake (specifically the one by ThomasNWR01). If you want to do the classic series scales, I'd suggest scaling down a 7-plank wagon first, and looking at several pictures of the engines pulling/shunting or just close to the 7-planks to help get a sense of scale. You would also need to find suitable wheels for the engines (I believe Bachmann Thomas' wheels are around 2mm larger in diameter than they were in the classic series). Good luck! I look forward to seeing what you make.
Currently I donít plan on making anything, as I have no layout, no place for one, havenít started learning how to build models, and canít afford to be buying model trains right now. I have decided that when the day comes, I can likely use Fleischmann HO Scale German train models, as the chassis from the models from the first and second seasons were made from Mšrklin Gauge 1 locomotives. Things like BR-78 (Gordon and Henry), and BR-80 (Percy and Toby) were used.

 12 
 on: June 30, 2020, 03:00:56 PM 
Started by Slomopiot - Last post by rich1998
Yes. Powered truck leading makes sense.
I thought I saw a worm above the un-powered truck is why I said look at the truck and see if any gears might have been in the truck at one time.

Bachmann says for $35.00 they will send you a replacement non DCC HO loco in return. Check the Parts, Service and Information page. You could get a DC loco, Call first. All the info is on that page. You have nothing to lose. Many miss that page.

I did that with a two motor HO 44 ton that I converted to DCC. It cracked a gear. I put all the parts back in and it still ran on DC. Sent a check and Bachmann sent a HO single motor 44 ton.

Rich


 13 
 on: June 30, 2020, 12:44:06 PM 
Started by NscaleNut - Last post by bnoem1
I know I'm a broken record and the Hudsons are a great idea.  But...  Why not a USRA Pacific?  You basically have the mechanism from the K4.  Model Power's version isn't that great and you have become the trusted provider of steam.  I have some passenger consists that are just dieing to be pulled by a P-7 or P-6 B & O 4-6-2.  I personally could guarantee at least 4 units sold.

 14 
 on: June 30, 2020, 12:27:53 PM 
Started by TrainMan2001 - Last post by TrainMan2001
First, you would need to decide whether you want to make them out of plastic or brass, then it's a lot of measuring and cutting. A couple of things to note: Thomas was made with his Magic Railroad-era larger wheels. However, in the classic series, he shared a wheel size with Edward and James, and because of this, Bachmann Edward and James are both slightly oversized for OO scale (they look a bit big next to Gordon and Henry). If you want to check my sources for that, search up Thomas' Christmas Party for the original and a Bachmann remake (specifically the one by ThomasNWR01). If you want to do the classic series scales, I'd suggest scaling down a 7-plank wagon first, and looking at several pictures of the engines pulling/shunting or just close to the 7-planks to help get a sense of scale. You would also need to find suitable wheels for the engines (I believe Bachmann Thomas' wheels are around 2mm larger in diameter than they were in the classic series). Good luck! I look forward to seeing what you make.

 15 
 on: June 30, 2020, 09:19:33 AM 
Started by Slomopiot - Last post by Slomopiot
On this locomotive are the trucks held in place by a pin that slides through a hole in both the truck and the chassis?


No; the trucks are held in place by a screw that goes through the top part of the body into a circular plastic piece that attaches with two screws to the truck body. The plastic piece is circular also and so it swivels within the body above the trucks. If I tighten the screw too much, the truck assembly is too stiff, doesn't travel/steer adequately through the curves and derails. If the screw is too loose, the rear axle of the rear (and only drive) truck kicks out to the right when both starting and stopping the loco. I cannot seem to find the 'sweet spot' adjustment.

 16 
 on: June 30, 2020, 09:13:00 AM 
Started by Slomopiot - Last post by Slomopiot
Possibly cracked gear and previous owner stripped gears out of truck. That does make sense.

Rich

I doubt it. The likely scenario was that my dad bought it and he wouldn't have even ran it much less taken the shell off. When I first took it out of the box, I looked at the wheels and there wasn't a spot on them.

Another possibility is that by virtue of it not being AWD, it's simply a defective unit via a production issue.

No, the only time it will stay on the track is if I run it in reverse with the powered truck leading . . .

 17 
 on: June 30, 2020, 09:08:34 AM 
Started by mrmel0 - Last post by Len
For reasons known only to Bachmann, they aren't listed in 'Parts'. They're listed with the cleaning cars in the 'On Line Store':
https://shop.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=265_392_396_1134&products_id=7154&zenid=lv3f63tcijk5qthrtmafqu7g66

Len

 18 
 on: June 30, 2020, 08:10:54 AM 
Started by mrmel0 - Last post by WoundedBear
Bachmann doesn't list them on the parts page that I can find, and guys like Trainworld are saying no stock until around the end of September.

Happy hunting.

Sid

 19 
 on: June 30, 2020, 07:55:47 AM 
Started by mrmel0 - Last post by Trainman203
Google burnishing track.  Try it.

 20 
 on: June 30, 2020, 01:57:19 AM 
Started by mrmel0 - Last post by mrmel0
Where might I buy the cleaning pads for Bachmannís track cleaning car? I just bought a brand new n scale track cleaning 50í plug door box car Union Pacific, and it didnít come with pads, not one.

Frustrating purchasing products that need other products to work.

Cleaning pads for my cleaner car? Where might I buy them, Mr. Bachmann?

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