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    As for the YouTube vid, I watched it. I thought...

    As for the YouTube vid, I watched it.
    I thought it to be somewhat crass to involve oneself in another’s video, without an invitation.
    And yes, he did make a mess IMO.
    Never met the man, frankly...
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    If you’re running DCC, replace the decoder as...

    If you’re running DCC, replace the decoder as Bachmann decoders are bottom tier entry level product.
    If you’re running DC, remove the decoder altogether and wire in a LED.
    Good luck
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    @Moose2013...

    @Moose2013
    Sorry you are still struggling with decals.

    What is the exact problem(s)?
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    My Dremel is over ten years old and I think I’ve...

    My Dremel is over ten years old and I think I’ve used maybe three times hobby related. It’s corded but I have the “wand” attachment which bicknell refers to as a “snake”. Have probably 20-30...
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    Good Stuff.

    Good Stuff.
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    @Moose2013 The difficulties you’re...

    @Moose2013

    The difficulties you’re experiencing are somewhat typical of decal making for the first times.
    I’ve had the same ones when I first got into decal making.
    I now get very good results...
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    There is a recommended layout height, and that...

    There is a recommended layout height, and that height is whatever feels comfortable for you to operate.
    You state you will be sitting, 36” works when seated for me.
  8. Thread: Worm Gears

    by donzi
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    To remove a worm, I use @randgust...

    To remove a worm, I use @randgust method of a notch in a piece of plate steel and tap the motor shaft with a drift.
    To install a worm on a shaft, I usually put the worm in a cup of boiling water for...
  9. Degrease then lube.

    Degrease then lube.
  10. Thread: Remove grease

    by donzi
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    Elwood ...

    Elwood

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/CRC-QD-11-oz-Contact-Cleaner-02130-6/202262505
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    @DDavidsonFarms I have had very good results...

    @DDavidsonFarms
    I have had very good results from both the last two versions, with the addition of a Spectrum short tender.
    Manufacturing tolerances are sloppy, with the older versions.
    Somewhat...
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    @56Pontiac, Don’t know what all replies were...

    @56Pontiac,
    Don’t know what all replies were posted to your comment, but judging from the comments I can see, it appears that you pissed off Charlie’s Angles and the Groupie.
    Take advantage of the...
  13. What is amp draw at “defined and specific...

    What is amp draw at “defined and specific controller setting” for each lokie?
    Could be one thing, or could be several issues all contributing to the “cause”.
    I find with Bachmann, it’s usually the...
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    Hi TrainFreak, You state; I am assuming...

    Hi TrainFreak,

    You state;

    I am assuming this reading was under a “no load” condition? Correct?
    Was the lokie actually on the track making sounds when this reading was recorded? And at full...
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    Gunna have to say, natural disaster as well. Two...

    Gunna have to say, natural disaster as well.
    Two years ago if Irma would have passed West of me instead of East, at the same distance from the Eye, I don’t think this house would have survived....
  16. Agree with @randgust...

    Agree with @randgust
    The tighter the tolerance the more precise the mechanism.
    The looser, the more slop is introduced.
    The second is why some mechanisms need more “break in time” than others.
    A...
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    Inventory (money) sitting on the shelf for months...

    Inventory (money) sitting on the shelf for months or years, is money you don’t have access to for other things. That money earns no interest. It actually loses value.
    About 30+ years ago, someone...
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    He can't break it in, It won't run long enough, ...

    He can't break it in, It won't run long enough,
    Re-read his OP.
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    I think a wheel not firmly on the railhead may be...

    I think a wheel not firmly on the railhead may be your problem as well.
    Buy an “old school” feeler gauge from your local big box or an auto parts store.
    Place the lokie on a piece of glass (from a...
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    No need to wash or wipe anything, the degreaser...

    No need to wash or wipe anything, the degreaser evaporates off clean, but I do set the cleaned parts to dry on a paper towel.
    If you are unsure about getting everything back together properly then...
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    ...Imagine that... I read it on the internet,...

    ...Imagine that...

    I read it on the internet, therefore I know it's true.

    sheesh....

    Polar vs. non Polar ...YFKM
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    Hi AP, It’s very possible to “heavy” of an oil...

    Hi AP,

    It’s very possible to “heavy” of an oil was used to lubricate the lokie, or possibly some lubricant is passing though the bearings and settling on the commutator.
    When the oil heats up and...
  23. It’s very good. Not bashing, just trying to be...

    It’s very good.

    Not bashing, just trying to be constructive…
    I like the heavy rust on the cab and hood.
    But my eye expects to see that same level of weathering to the handrails and the...
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    IIRC, I am using an MT 2004. But that conversion...

    IIRC, I am using an MT 2004.
    But that conversion took place many years ago.
  25. Every steam locomotive Bachman has produced for...

    Every steam locomotive Bachman has produced for the last 13 years has received an A rating on the Spookshow site.
    One man’s opinion, so grain of salt and all that.
    A sample size of one or two from...
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