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  1. Re-motoring Bachmann Spectrum steam loco's

    Is there anyone or a company that can reliably re-motor Bachmann Spectrum steam loco's. Bachmann only replaces stuff if there is a current run. Oddly they do few repairs. I've tried. I have a J Class...
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    Cold solder joint, wire to wiper plate. Removed...

    Cold solder joint, wire to wiper plate. Removed insulation and wire fell off. Re-soldered and back to work pulling lighted 10 car Pennsy consist (Kato) with 170 passengers and crew. However, it...
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    Found intermittent wire connection @ left rear...

    Found intermittent wire connection @ left rear truck wiper plate with my multi-meter. Visually looked good. Thanks. Will dig out my tiny tip solder iron and re-solder.
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    Have looked there already but will reexamine all...

    Have looked there already but will reexamine all wiring again. Thanks.
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    Broadway Limited Power pickup problem

    I continue to have intermittent power pickup problems with my Broadway Limited 4-8-2 Mountain since it was new (3 years). It was a Fed Ex traveler until Nov. 2017 when they replaced tender and...
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    Thanks everyone. This is a small layout with 4...

    Thanks everyone. This is a small layout with 4 sidings about 12" to 15" in length. Minimal scenery so no build up will happen. The plan was to rasp cork roadbed to make the taper. I like the idea of...
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    track transition from roadbed to base

    When transitioning from cork roadbed to no roadbed for an industrial siding how far should that ramp be in length for that transition. And what per cent grade is too much. Not very good at math and...
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    Thanks everyone! I ordered 3 sets for the two...

    Thanks everyone! I ordered 3 sets for the two waiting in the roundhouse and a third for whenever. These I ordered from Trainworld, so thanks, John.
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    Mikado traction driver sets

    Does anyone know where to get traction driver sets for Kato's Mikado? Semi-recent rumor had it that Kato had released more driver sets. I have two waiting to pull trains. I've gotten fairly good with...
  10. I would settle for something that would pull a...

    I would settle for something that would pull a decent train right out of the box (like Kato). Something you don't have to pack weight into every nok and cranny. P.S. Thank goodness for BullFrog Snot.
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    Should BEMF be on or off. And I will look up the...

    Should BEMF be on or off. And I will look up the coeffecient CV's and find what they do and try that. My system is a Digitrax Zepher with a track voltage around 13 volts. Interestingly, I got a...
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    Soundtraxx and Kato Mikado

    I want to ask others success rate with Kato Mikado locos and Soundtraxx micro-tsunami decoders. My issue is with the chuff rate and drive speed. With a start cv2 at 0, accelerate cv3 at 125 and the...
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