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Superk

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« on: October 16, 2019, 06:25:02 PM »

I just acquired a bachmann diesel engine and I'm trying to find out what exactly IO have.   Is there a place I can go to find out about it?  It's a Union Pacific engine that has a number 9202 under the window.  It also has a card decoder inside tagged "N860X-P02B.  I'm pretty new at this and I know just enough to know what I don't know.  Any help would be appreciated.  I did not get a box with it.
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Ken
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Superk

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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2019, 07:21:30 PM »

Also wanted to ad that it has Spectrum written on the bottom.
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Terry Toenges


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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2019, 07:22:35 PM »

This should be it. N Scale Bachmann Spectrum Union Pacific GE Dash-8 40C UP 9202. It looks like it was released in 2003.
http://tycotrain.tripod.com/bachmann-nscale-locomotives/id208.html
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Feel like a Mogul.
Superk

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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2019, 08:35:55 PM »

Thx terry.  That does look like it.  Now if I can just figure out what the card inside is, Iíll be in business. 
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Len

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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2019, 02:04:51 AM »

The 'card' is a PC Board with the pick-up, lights, and motor connections on it. This loco is Backmann item #85052, and is "DCC Ready". Which means there should be a 'dummy plug' installed on the PCB. Remove the 'dummy plug' and you can plug in the decoder of your choice for DCC operation. There may also be 8 solder pads, numbered 1 - 8, on the board for hard wiring a decoder in. If so, the color wire that goes to each pad can be found at the bottom of this diagram:
https://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/dwg/dwgs/N850X-IS001_2.PDF

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

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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2019, 06:22:32 PM »

Thx Len for the info.  The engine sort of runs, but I think it needs some cleaning and a little work   I only gave $5 dollars for it so I figure I can use it for a learning experience if nothing else.  At least now I know what I have.

Ken
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