ONLINE
STORE
"ASK THE BACH MAN"
FORUM
PARTS, SERVICE,
& INFORMATION
CATALOGS AND
BROCHURES

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
September 19, 2020, 01:17:23 AM
Home Help Search Login Register
News: Please read the Forum Code of Conduct   >>Click Here <<
+  Bachmann Message Board
|-+  Discussion Boards
| |-+  N
| | |-+  What is the correct way to hook the drawbar to the tender? N spectrum
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: What is the correct way to hook the drawbar to the tender? N spectrum  (Read 2048 times)
jimwindley

View Profile
« on: May 22, 2010, 12:04:40 AM »

Hi
Previously, there was a discussion here on whether the spring connectors on the spectrum drawbar fit on the outside or the inside of contact pins of the tender trucks.  There didn't seem to be a definitive answer.

It seems to me that they should go on the outside of the pins.  If this is   true, is there an easy way to assemble the truck to the tender?

I'm getting frustrated trying to get the assembly made.  So, I'm going to bed and hoping that someone has the answer I need.

Thanks

Jim
Logged
skipgear


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2010, 01:09:27 AM »

The wire spring wipers on the drawbar go inside. The latest tenders from Bachmann, the VC16 and VC12 vanderbuilts have been designed so there is no longer an option.

I did this photo a while back to explain it.....



Placing the wiper wires on the outside, restricts the rotation of the truck independent of the drawbar and will cause derailments through tighter radius corners and crossovers.
Logged

Tony Hines

Modeling the B&O in Loveland, OH 1947-1950
jimwindley

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2010, 08:08:24 AM »

Skipgear
Thanks
I remember your previous picture now.  My problem was/is that the springy contacts would not touch both of the pins at the same time when they were on the inside.  The solution is now obvious to me.  I have to stretch the spring so that it will touch both pins as required.  Now, I'll finish my morning coffee and head down to the workbench.
Thanks again for your help.
Jim
PS  I'm waiting for the socket parts for tender connection, (earlier post).  I'll let you know how they work. 
Logged
taz-of-boyds

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2010, 09:46:25 PM »

Great post, thanks!!
Charles
Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  
Powered by SMF | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!