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WP_LOCO


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« on: May 26, 2014, 09:39:32 AM »

I think it is a decelerator for a hump yard! Has no leads coming from it and says Bachmann Hong Kong on the Back. Who better to identify this than a Bachmann fan.  Huh?
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2014, 10:59:40 AM »

I think it is a decelerator for a hump yard! Has no leads coming from it and says Bachmann Hong Kong on the Back. Who better to identify this than a Bachmann fan.  Huh?
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Jerrys HO
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2014, 11:04:49 AM »



What is this? anyone?
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2014, 11:18:52 AM »

a derailment waiting to happen. look at the size of those gaps in the rail.
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2014, 11:24:24 AM »

a derailment waiting to happen. look at the size of those gaps in the rail.

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I think the wheel will derail it before the gap Jeff.
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WP_LOCO


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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2014, 11:23:55 PM »

Thanks richg for the lesson in photos. Does not derail the car. I put a few sections of track on both ends and ran a car by it. Just slowed the car down, the wheel moves the two knobs, but the knobs do not turn the wheel.
RJ
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jbrock27

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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2014, 06:32:06 AM »

A few years ago, there were a couple of these in with a box of brass track and turnouts I purchased.  I could not figure out what purpose they were for either.   Took it to the LHS and even the proprietor could not figure them out, so I ended up tossing them.
Did you get any other (good) stuff from the garage sale?  I'm always impressed when someone finds something decent at one as I never find any, decent train items at garage/tag/yard/estate sales.
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2014, 12:15:55 PM »

I suspect it was used to operate some kind of accessory. Did some Googling of Bachmann train accessories but have yet to find anything.
I wonder if it was with Bachmann products sold in the UK? I rarely see anything sold by Bachmann in the UK on the internet. Have to look more closely.

"decelerator for a hump yard" is an interesting thought.

Rich
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Skarloey Railway

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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2014, 02:20:31 PM »

I agree. A level-crossing (grade-crossing) or a signal is the most obvious that come to mind. One assumes that the flange pressing against the plastic makes something move but exactly what isn't clear. Also.... okay I now have a mental image of the crossing barriers leaping up and down every time a wheel flange depresses that wheel  Huh?
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WP_LOCO


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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2014, 04:50:27 PM »

Thank you for your efforts, had this posted on MRH.com and a fellow there solved the mystery. Very clever way of doing things before Decoders and such.
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER8c-zX8cHkr
Have a Great Week all. Shocked
RJ
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« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2014, 05:26:43 PM »

WP
I take it you don't have any of the accessories that went with it. Sure would have been neat to own one back in my youth. Hours of operational fun!
Although not as sophisticated as what we have now, it still looked like fun (for a little while Grin).
Thanks for sharing that with us, I had searched for awhile going through HOSEEKER to find with no luck.

Jerry
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richg
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« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2014, 05:29:11 PM »

Thank you for your efforts, had this posted on MRH.com and a fellow there solved the mystery. Very clever way of doing things before Decoders and such.
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER8c-zX8cHkr
Have a Great Week all. Shocked
RJ


Very good. That MRH site is quite a set of forums.

Rich
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jbrock27

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« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2014, 07:02:55 PM »

Great detective work WP!

(it's too bad the noise from the loco drowned out the great music playing the background...)
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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2014, 07:14:59 PM »

One downside of a Google search, you can easily get sidetracked. Sometimes find stuff you wish you did not find? lol

Rich
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« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2014, 07:18:11 PM »

Agree.  Looking up one thing leads to another and another; it gets addictive and all of a sudden, 2 hours later...
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