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?
December 14, 2019, 05:29:53 PM
Home Help Search Login Register
News: Check out the photo gallery link above or >click here< to see photos of recently announced products!
+  Bachmann Message Board
|-+  Discussion Boards
| |-+  General Discussion
| | |-+  O-Gauge Forum
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: O-Gauge Forum  (Read 1690 times)
Len

View Profile
« on: October 16, 2007, 02:30:50 PM »

Now that Bachmann's purchase of Williams Electric Trains is official, when can we expect to see an O-Gauge forum?

Len
Logged

If at first you don't succeed, throw it in the spare parts box.
ebtnut

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2007, 05:37:53 PM »

I know I probably shouldn't be quite the noodge, but here goes.  I would like to see an O SCALE forum, one that also wraps in the On30 forum.  I've always been just a bit bugged that this board lists it as On30 Scale.  It is not a scale--it is O scale modeling at 30 inch track gauge.  I know that folks can be a bit lazy in their language usage--calling thing HO scale or N scale, when it is really HO or N GAUGE.  It wasn't quite so bad back in the Neolithic era when we essentially had O, S, and HO.  But these days, when folks are using a lot of different track gauges in one scale (or several different scales on the same track--see Large/G gauge), things can get muddled.  OK, rant over.
Logged
Woody Elmore

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2007, 06:50:21 PM »

Aren't Williams trains tinplate? That is, not to scale to match Lionel Trains. I assume Bachmann will start a Williams board.
Logged
Woody Elmore

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2007, 06:59:59 PM »

I just looked at the Williams on line catalog and it sure looks like a Lionel clone to me! Makes me wish I had a basement big enough. I always wanted a LIonel CNJ switcher and I see Williams has one. They also have a Katy red and white diesel. If memory serves Lionel had one also.

I would call the  Williams board O gauge - that way you can do O scale and Williams three rail.

I'm glad to see Bachmann expanding!



Logged
airferber

View Profile
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2007, 08:33:53 PM »

Mr. Bach-Man, Please take my suggestions into consideration.

Suggestions:

Once you have the williams O-Gauge trains listed on the site, there should be a current type requirement ("AC" or "DC" ) for conventional operation included in the specs of each locomotive in every scale, since all Bachmann trains in HO, N, ON30, and G run on direct current (DC) or DCC only.  Most O gauge 3-rail trains today run on alternating current (AC) or Lionel's TMCC and MTH DCS, which are not exactly the same as DCC.  All of your power packs with speed controllers are for DC operation.  If the Williams 3-rail O gauge trains require AC Power, It would be recommended to include Power Packs with a variable AC output in the O-gauge section of the catolog, since DC power packs may damage the sound units on 3-rail O gauge locomotives that have speakers.

Thanks

-Aaron Ferber

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