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 on: February 15, 2020, 06:00:19 PM 
Started by Terry Toenges - Last post by Terry Toenges
I'll see about putting something over the speaker itself before I screw the pcb board down and see what that does. This has been educational for me regarding sound things.

 on: February 15, 2020, 05:38:17 PM 
Started by TerencetheTractor525 - Last post by JLK2707
HO Scale:

Black James
Explosives Van
TAR tanker reintroduction CGI version
CGI milk tanker
CGI fuel tanker

Narrow Gauge:

Sir Handel
Green coaches

Large Scale:

Red branchline coach
Red branchline brake coach

N Scale

Brake Van
Tar Tanker
Milk Tanker

 on: February 15, 2020, 05:23:21 PM 
Started by crash - Last post by crash
Thanks all for the info. Just to add. I have a 9 x 12 layout using all Bachmann EZ track and run some Bachmann loco's. That's why I use the Bachmann forum.

 on: February 15, 2020, 04:46:06 PM 
Started by KBG - Last post by Trainman203
These trains are not antiques.,21665.0.html

eBay is probably the best place to sell.  All your trains have been there already.  Youíll quickly find what they are, or are not, worth.

 on: February 15, 2020, 03:26:46 PM 
Started by TerencetheTractor525 - Last post by TrainFan97
I'm just hoping Daisy, Peter Sam, or any other product announced at last year's NMRA makes the display at the Toy Fair next weekend. If not, they may not get shown until this year's NMRA. At least maybe sometime this summer. We should definitely see the first N Scale models there.

Speaking of Bachmann's first N Scale Thomas models, they should definitely have their final images posted soon.

 on: February 15, 2020, 03:17:57 PM 
Started by TerencetheTractor525 - Last post by Chaz
The freight cars are a different story. They might add the tank car, ventilation van, or mail car. Down the line with the express coaches. I don't know if Bachmann will take the advantage of making the first brake van in N Scale.

The fuel, oil, and water tankers got announced this year with James in the N scale range.

 on: February 15, 2020, 03:15:40 PM 
Started by Falcon the 2nd - Last post by Chaz
Iím glad that Diesel is making a comeback to the large scale line, even though I personally would have preferred to see Mavis be introduced instead of bringing Diesel back, I still think bringing Diesel back was a safe move on Bachmannís part considering the backlash behind him getting cancelled.  As I said earlier though the only thing that does concern me is how much cheaper Diesel is compared to the other engines in the range.  Normally, I would be happy a model is a lot cheaper (considering Mattelís marketing antics), it does make me wonder if they are going to take the simple route with Diesel and give him molded details and a more basic chassis than the HO model like what Lionel and Hornby did.  Guess we will have to wait and see once the model itself is finished.

I would like to get into large scale eventually but I donít have the funds or space at this time.  I would definitely buy Thomas Percy James and Toby and possibly Diesel but no more than that engine wise as well as some of the rolling stock choices.  Besides Mavis, I would really like to see the large scale range expand their lineup of coaches by introducing the red coaches and Henrietta.  I hope they will get around to them someday but if not fans might need to make their own at this point but I would love to be proven wrong.

 on: February 15, 2020, 03:14:04 PM 
Started by bbj3645 - Last post by Hunt
An aside for those interested, willing to make time and put forth the effort.

 Caveat -  Reading comprehension and retention is required.

Not all DCC systems have the option to program a CV by its bits. Even those that do,  the preferred practice the majority of the time is to determine the CV value and use it.  That way you know what to expect when a value is entered into the CV.
SoundTraxx has one of the better CV Programming Tutorial repeated in each of its decoder Userís Guide.

Example, Click Here for SoundTraxx Tsunami2 Digital Sound Decoder Steam Userís Guide. The CV Programming Tutorial starts on page 11

The SoundTraxx decoder Technical Reference contains the CV description and its Bit information.

 on: February 15, 2020, 03:07:57 PM 
Started by Terry Toenges - Last post by graywolf
After responding to Terry's posting I remembered that I had a Sound Value Bachmann GP38-2 that had a weak sounding horn. I decided to see how well the body formed a sealed sound enclosure. I removed the body which looked pretty well sealed and decided to put the engine on the track minus the body. When activating the horn you could hardly hear it. I then cupped my hand over the bare chassis trying to enclose the speaker. The sound change was amazing ---it got a lot louder. I then used some blue painters tape to seal off the area around the speaker and put the body back on. The result was a much louder horn and bell and even the normal engine sounds. Hope this inspires others to experiment.

 on: February 15, 2020, 01:36:18 PM 
Started by KBG - Last post by rich1998

Scroll down to the General Questions forum. You need a photo hosting site to post photos.
New people here never seem to look over the forums or the site.
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