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 41 
 on: October 14, 2018, 03:18:09 PM 
Started by Rickenbacker 325 - Last post by Hunt
One LED for 759 Berkshire headlight per parts diagram.

 42 
 on: October 14, 2018, 02:41:55 PM 
Started by Rickenbacker 325 - Last post by Rickenbacker 325
I was watching a video of one of the new Daylights being upgraded to sound, as he took the loco shell off to see which wire the mars light would lead to, he found just one LED lighting both regular headlight and mars light. My question however, is this the same for the berks? I wanted to get 759 with the mars light and was going to upgrade the DCC model to TCS Wow sound just like my 765. I want to have a Mars light effect.
Thanks.

 43 
 on: October 14, 2018, 01:42:24 PM 
Started by WoundedBear - Last post by Warflight
I'm watching this with baited breath (no.. not breath that smells like bait... okay... maybe a little like bait)

Anyway... I just recently bought my first ever wood laser cut model (and then bought three more) from BTS.... they are car kits, that will be riding behind my Bachmann Spectrum "Richmond" 4-4-0.

(seen here)



The kits I'm planning to build are these:





So watching what you're doing is going to help me out a LOT! I am determined to build these...

I even started on the trucks I plan to use (all metal, for the extra weight)



This is a great thread so far!

Oh, and as far as the importance of the town saloon... I believe it was Benjamin Franklin who once said that it was important for a town to build it's tavern first, bef0ore the church, as there are meetings of a political nature that wouldn't be polite to have in the church, but church services can always be held at the tavern.


 44 
 on: October 14, 2018, 12:43:54 PM 
Started by bbmiroku - Last post by Warflight
I think a UNIT train, with a TARDIS prop would be cool...

Oh, and I do believe that Bachmann DOES make a Star Trek, and Star Wars train that's marketed through The Bradford Exchange.

They might even make On30 ones as well (I know there are quite a few On30 Bachmann trains that the Bradford Exchange makes through their Hawthorne Village series)

I mean, they do a Ninja Turtles train, so I would imagine asking them if they would consider a Jurassic Park train in On30 would be a fun idea... worse they can do is say "no".

https://www.bradfordexchange.com/products/917921_teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-train-collection.html


This is one of their On30 trains:

https://www.bradfordexchange.com/products/918098_horror-express-electric-train-collection.html

(sorry, I couldn't link the photos, because they are in PNG format)

 45 
 on: October 14, 2018, 12:30:09 PM 
Started by bbmiroku - Last post by Warflight
As for Harry Potter...

I was given a Harry Potter loco by a friend I met on this forum, and simply HAD to convert it to DCC and sound... I may model the head light it has in a few of the movies, but, right now, the only light is coming from the firebox in the cab (which has a nice flicker... I'm using a Digitrax 8 bit decoder with a "Power Xtender"... I normally use 16 bit, but I wasn't sure if I could do it, so I always go cheap when I'm not 100% sure) It made for a nice effect, and you can almost FEEL the heat in that cab by looking at it!




 46 
 on: October 14, 2018, 12:23:30 PM 
Started by bbmiroku - Last post by Warflight
I LOVE Doctor Who...



This little TARDIS ends up in some of the strangest of locations on my layout (all EZ track, BTW... it's amazing what you can do with EZ track... shameless plug)

Here it is hidden behind a new building on the layout:


 47 
 on: October 14, 2018, 11:44:24 AM 
Started by DaveGard - Last post by DaveGard
Thanks for your reply... I assumed that the track L and track R power was carried from the chassis to the tender entirely by the drawbar contact wires (which connect the two sides of the chassis to the pickups on the first tender truck). There are five insulated wires in the harness in addition...

I will open it up and look at some point... just trying to put that off as long as possible. I am just in the planning and acquisition phase of my tender replacement project, and likely won't actually start until after the holidays. Fitting the decoder and speaker into such a small space is going to be a challenge...

 48 
 on: October 14, 2018, 11:20:52 AM 
Started by GEverestB - Last post by Terry Toenges
You might find this helpful. The E-Z Track list with the dimensions of the different pieces.
https://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,34133.0.html

 49 
 on: October 14, 2018, 10:10:23 AM 
Started by DaveGard - Last post by Mike C
 Previous tenders have always had the board at the plug marked . Look at the board ans see if you see M+ M- L and R markings , I think the other wire will be the light + wire ......Mike

 50 
 on: October 14, 2018, 09:13:22 AM 
Started by BakerJohn - Last post by Loco Bill Canelos
The Bach-man or Yardmaster can clarify this.   It is my understanding that the "Lil Big Haulers"  are being discontinued, but the Thomas items are being continued.   My understanding may be wrong.   Some Thomas rolling stock may not be rerun when stocks run out, depending on popularity.

We must wait for an official up to date response.

Bill

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