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User Guide 948 William Steam Locomotive

Started by jackcrowley, November 27, 2023, 05:03:39 PM

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I recently came into ownership of a Bacnmann 948 William Vanderbuilt Steam Locomotive and Tender plus 2 cars.  Where could I find a user manual that would tell me what it can do and what to add to make steam.

Loco Bill Canelos

Hello Jack,

I am assuming you have one of the older Big Hauler Large Scale Sets. If so go to this link for a complete instruction booklet for your set:,18832.0.html
Scroll down to the link under the Big Hauler Instructions. Scroll down to the smoke section for the official insrructions

Basically add 3 or 4 drops of smoke fluid in the smoke stack open the boiler front to expose the smoke switch and turn it to the on position. 

If you find the smoke switch is already in the on position the smoke unit could be burnt out. Running the locomotive with the smoke switch on and no smoke fluid in the stack usually burns out the unit.

Take care and enjoy your new find!!!

Loco Bill

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