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captain Bill

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« on: August 27, 2018, 08:19:50 AM »

I am new to G scale and I want to convert my Bachman B&O Blue line engine made in 1997 to DCC.  What are your recommendations so that I can control the engine power, engine sound, and lights?  I think I can do the conversion but I don't know what is compatible with your Bachman engines. I have a PIKO 55040 DCC smart controller. Thanks Bill
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2018, 10:31:14 PM »

Dear Cap'n,
Before you spend that kind of money on a loco that old, I'd certainly replace the old chassis with the latest ones available from the service department!
Have fun!
the Bach-man
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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2018, 01:24:46 PM »

Hi!

The Bach-man is right. Chassis replacement is a great way to go.  I would recommend an /anniversary edition 4-6-0 chassis.  You will get a reliable version 5 chassis in either the Big Hauler 4-6-0 or the Anniversary 4-6-0.

For complete info go to this link and scroll down to repair tips for chassis identification info and replacement tips:

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,18832.0.html

Good luck with your project!

Loco Bill

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