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erichthegerman

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« on: July 19, 2007, 12:08:07 AM »

 
    ive never owned a bachmann train before and i need to know what they do and where they are located please respond even if i sound stupid
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erichthegerman

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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2007, 01:26:22 AM »

 ireally need to know please tell me , because i reall y would like to know THANX
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2007, 07:37:02 AM »

There are often 2 on the cab roof of the F40 on each side of the top of the cab that alternately flash...
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Woody Elmore

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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2007, 08:27:27 AM »

If you've ever been near a railroad line in the dark out in the country, the strobe let's you know that a train is approaching. You can see the strobe a long distance. I suppose it is visible during the day - don't know, haven't seen one.

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erichthegerman

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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2007, 11:02:09 AM »

 well thanx ... now i know Cool Grin
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Conrail Quality


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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2007, 10:54:14 PM »

As far as I know, the strobes on the Bachmann F40 a a figment of some Bachmann designer's imagination. I could be wrong, but I've never heard of any Amtrak Locomotive having strobes.
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Timothy

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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2007, 02:44:26 AM »

As far as I know, the strobes on the Bachmann F40 a a figment of some Bachmann designer's imagination. I could be wrong, but I've never heard of any Amtrak Locomotive having strobes.

Look at old pictures, and you see the two strobelights on the roof of the F40PH Smiley

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Craig

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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2007, 09:48:23 AM »

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As far as I know, the strobes on the Bachmann F40 a a figment of some Bachmann designer's imagination. I could be wrong, but I've never heard of any Amtrak Locomotive having strobes.


Here's one in service.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=559086

Here it is again out of service.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=124538

Both of these have strobes.

http://acela.i-webhosting.de/emd/f40ph.jpg
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Woody Elmore

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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2007, 10:39:15 AM »

Amtrak used strobes back in the early days - I haven't been near an Amtrak mainline in 10 years so I don't know if they still use them.
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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2007, 03:01:58 PM »

On the other hand, their newer P42's do not.

http://www.subwaynut.com/mnr/crotonharmon/crotonharmon23.jpg

http://www.hebners.net/amtrak/amtGEN42_1_10/amt3c.jpg

http://www.hebners.net/amtrak/amtGEN42_11_20/amt13b.jpg

Nor do their West-Coast P59PHI's.

http://www.hebners.net/amtrak/amtF59/Amt450d.jpg

I guess Amtrak decided the strobes were unneccessary. It makes no sense to me.
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Timothy

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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2007, 08:38:21 PM »

Well, at least now you know the model isn't based on "a figment of some Bachmann designer's imagination." The headlights flash alternately on the modern locomotives; maybe that's why strobes aren't implemented any longer.
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