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Re: [HOsteam] (unknown)

Larry Blanchard
 

On 06/05/2013 12:54 PM, barfy barfy wrote:

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Spam similar to this has been posted to several groups today.


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barfy barfy
 


Re: [HOsteam] Micro Engineering frogs

Ken Clark
 

Sandy,
Do you have an NMRA standards Gauge? It will show if the flanges are too deep, if the flangeways are too shallow, if the wheels are too narrow or wide, if the track is out of gauge.


All are possibilities to investigate first.


Kenneth R. Clark
P.O. Box 212454
Chula Vista, CA 91921

-----Original Message-----
From: Sandy <smb@sc.rr.com>
To: HOsteam <HOsteam@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Mon, Apr 8, 2013 4:43 pm
Subject: [HOsteam] Micro Engineering frogs





I have installed ME Code 70 turnouts and I have just started running test trains. I started with a Bachmann Spectrum ten-wheeler, stock. The engine visibly seems to lift whenever it goes through the frogs. It's not one turnout but all of them.

Did I get a bad batch? Has anyone had to file down the flange way in the ME turnouts? How can that be done?

Sandy Bridges


Micro Engineering frogs

Sandy Bridges
 

I have installed ME Code 70 turnouts and I have just started running test trains. I started with a Bachmann Spectrum ten-wheeler, stock. The engine visibly seems to lift whenever it goes through the frogs. It's not one turnout but all of them.

Did I get a bad batch? Has anyone had to file down the flange way in the ME turnouts? How can that be done?

Sandy Bridges


Possible motor manufacturer

Ken Clark
 

List,
I guess my motor testing efforts got me some notoriety. I received this unsolicited e-mail yesterday.
I know nothing about the company, but the prospects are intriguing. Something to consider.


ken




Subject:
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Date:
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To:
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Kenneth R. Clark
P.O. Box 212454
Chula Vista, CA 91921


Re: [HOsteam] Re: NYC 0-4-0

Victor Bitleris
 

Why, I think you are right. I started and stopped it and went back and forth a bunch of times and eventually, I did see that it is an 0-6-0. I must have seen this twenty times. The first driver is pretty much hidden by the crosshead. Thanks for pointing this out. At least an 0-6-0 makes a bit more sense. The way it is filmed, it looks like there is only one car.Regards,
Vic Bitleris
Raleigh, NC

To: HOsteam@yahoogroups.com
From: rrdeffinger@msn.com
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2013 20:26:07 +0000
Subject: [HOsteam] Re: NYC 0-4-0


























Looks like a 0-6-0 to me.



--- In HOsteam@yahoogroups.com, "George William &#92;(Bill&#92;) Newport" <gwnewport2@...> wrote:

your small local shortlines have an express baggage with passenger seats and it is usually only one car so we are not talking about a dinky pulling a cross country passenger train with baggage car, coaches, diner, head end power car, mail car and sleepers,
the South Carolina Railroad Action Museum has an 0-4-0T come in once a year,
with one of the die-sels they pull it to the top of the hill a couple of miles away,
with three passenger coaches,
they cut it loose and it steams into the station with its passenger train
G
Life consists of:
What you want.
What you need.
What you deserve.
What you end up with.
What you do with what you get.
In Ghod We Trust.
From: "bitlerisvj@..." <bitlerisvj@...
Hi folks,I just saw this posting and am thinking this is actually a good copy of the prototype. http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-HO-NEW-YORK-CENTRAL-RR-OLD-TIME-0/-4-0-STEAM-LOCOMOTIVE-/370759902004?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item56530323\;34
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-HO-NEW-YORK-CENTRAL-RR-OLD-TIME-0-4-0-STEA/M-LOCOMOTIVE-/370759902004?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item5653032334
The model is an AHM 0-4-0 NYC switcher. I never thought much of these, but then I recently saw the 1931 movie, Possessed with Clark Gable and Joan Crawford. It was a really good movie, but that is not what I am writing about. Take a look at the YouTube clip below and tell me if you think that is the same exact engine.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfB822QBNzo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfB822QBNzo
I could not believe an 0-4-0 pulling a passenger train, but then mentioned it to an old-timer (even older then I) and he confirmed that on some short runs in Pennsylvani and New York, the did indeed use these types of 0-4-0's for passenger trains. In any case, I think you will find it a cool video, at least the train part. Regards, Vic Bitleris
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Re: NYC 0-4-0

Robert Deffinger
 

Looks like a 0-6-0 to me.

--- In HOsteam@yahoogroups.com, "George William &#92;(Bill&#92;) Newport" <gwnewport2@...> wrote:

your small local shortlines have an express baggage with passenger seats and it is usually only one car so we are not talking about a dinky pulling a cross country passenger train with baggage car, coaches, diner, head end power car, mail car and sleepers,
the South Carolina Railroad Action Museum has an 0-4-0T come in once a year,
with one of the die-sels they pull it to the top of the hill a couple of miles away,
with three passenger coaches,
they cut it loose and it steams into the station with its passenger train
G

Life consists of:
What you want.
What you need.
What you deserve.
What you end up with.
What you do with what you get.
In Ghod We Trust.
 From: "bitlerisvj@..." <bitlerisvj@...
Hi folks,I just saw this posting and am thinking this is actually a good copy of the prototype. http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-HO-NEW-YORK-CENTRAL-RR-OLD-TIME-0/-4-0-STEAM-LOCOMOTIVE-/370759902004?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item56530323\;34
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-HO-NEW-YORK-CENTRAL-RR-OLD-TIME-0-4-0-STEA/M-LOCOMOTIVE-/370759902004?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item5653032334
The model is an AHM 0-4-0 NYC switcher. I never thought much of these, but then I recently saw the 1931 movie, Possessed with Clark Gable and Joan Crawford.  It was a really good movie, but that is not what I am writing about.  Take a look at the YouTube clip below and tell me if you think that is the same exact engine.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfB822QBNzo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfB822QBNzo
I could not believe an 0-4-0 pulling a passenger train, but then mentioned it to an old-timer (even older then I) and he confirmed that on some short runs in Pennsylvani and New York, the did indeed use these types of 0-4-0's for passenger trains. In any case, I think you will find it a cool video, at least the train part. Regards, Vic Bitleris

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Re: [HOsteam] American Flyer in H0

Ken Clark
 

I've got two HO AF Hudsons; standard piston and smoke unit in the boiler like the big S scale ones form the fifties.
Standard AF wiring is tender pickup, so the smoke unit should work with just the tender on the track.
Should be two wires to the smoke unit, the smoke elements do burn out and can be replaced.

Smoke in the tender must make this an early model, vintage 1946 maybe?

As far as AC, AC motors will run on DC, but still need a reversing unit (E-Unit?) to change directions.
If changing the polarity of the DC changes the engine direction, it is DC.






Kenneth R. Clark
P.O. Box 212454
Chula Vista, CA 91921

-----Original Message-----
From: mikenguy9 <mikenguy9@yahoo.com>
To: HOsteam <HOsteam@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 11:11 am
Subject: [HOsteam] American Flyer in H0





Any one have an engine with the smoke unit in the tender?

I have one and not sure what to do to get it to function (run, blow smoke).

bought it on ebay ( mistake #1)

seller said it ran on DC. the engine worked but not the smoke unit.
it is in the tender.

some steam engins are AC. I know I had one. ever try to replace the coupler? easier to buy another engine, so I thought.









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American Flyer in H0

mike rosz
 

Any one have an engine with the smoke unit in the tender?

I have one and not sure what to do to get it to function (run, blow smoke).

bought it on ebay ( mistake #1)

seller said it ran on DC. the engine worked but not the smoke unit.
it is in the tender.

some steam engins are AC. I know I had one. ever try to replace the coupler? easier to buy another engine, so I thought.


NYC 0-4-0

George William \(Bill\) Newport <gwnewport2@...>
 

your small local shortlines have an express baggage with passenger seats and it is usually only one car so we are not talking about a dinky pulling a cross country passenger train with baggage car, coaches, diner, head end power car, mail car and sleepers,
the South Carolina Railroad Action Museum has an 0-4-0T come in once a year,
with one of the die-sels they pull it to the top of the hill a couple of miles away,
with three passenger coaches,
they cut it loose and it steams into the station with its passenger train
G

Life consists of:
What you want.
What you need.
What you deserve.
What you end up with.
What you do with what you get.
In Ghod We Trust.
 From: "bitlerisvj@hotmail.com" <bitlerisvj@hotmail.com
Hi folks,I just saw this posting and am thinking this is actually a good copy of the prototype. http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-HO-NEW-YORK-CENTRAL-RR-OLD-TIME-0/-4-0-STEAM-LOCOMOTIVE-/370759902004?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item56530323\;34
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-HO-NEW-YORK-CENTRAL-RR-OLD-TIME-0-4-0-STEA/M-LOCOMOTIVE-/370759902004?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item5653032334
The model is an AHM 0-4-0 NYC switcher. I never thought much of these, but then I recently saw the 1931 movie, Possessed with Clark Gable and Joan Crawford.  It was a really good movie, but that is not what I am writing about.  Take a look at the YouTube clip below and tell me if you think that is the same exact engine.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfB822QBNzo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfB822QBNzo
I could not believe an 0-4-0 pulling a passenger train, but then mentioned it to an old-timer (even older then I) and he confirmed that on some short runs in Pennsylvani and New York, the did indeed use these types of 0-4-0's for passenger trains. In any case, I think you will find it a cool video, at least the train part. Regards, Vic Bitleris

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Prior post on the NYC 0-4-0

Victor Bitleris
 

Sorry folks, I don't know how I messed up the first post so bad. I could not edit it, so I made a new one. The moderator can delete my original post and this one to clean things up. The second post looks better and should work ok, but looks like it doubled up on the URLs?
Sorry, and regards, Vic Bitleris


Re: NYC 0-4-0

Victor Bitleris
 

Hi folks,I just saw this posting and am thinking this is actually a good
copy of the prototype.
<http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-HO-NEW-YORK-CENTRAL-RR-OLD-TIME-0-4-0-STEA\;
M-LOCOMOTIVE-/370759902004?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item5653032334>
<http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-HO-NEW-YORK-CENTRAL-RR-OLD-TIME-0-4-0-STEA\;
&#92; M-LOCOMOTIVE-/370759902004?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item5653032334>
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-HO-NEW-YORK-CENTRAL-RR-OLD-TIME-0-4-0-STEA\;
M-LOCOMOTIVE-/370759902004?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item5653032334
<http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-HO-NEW-YORK-CENTRAL-RR-OLD-TIME-0-4-0-STEA\;
M-LOCOMOTIVE-/370759902004?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item5653032334>
The model is an AHM 0-4-0 NYC switcher. I never thought much of these,
but
then I recently saw the 1931 movie, Possessed with Clark Gable and Joan
Crawford. It was a really good movie, but that is not what I am writing
about. Take a look at the YouTube clip below and tell me if you think
that is the same exact engine.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfB822QBNzo
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfB822QBNzo>
I could not believe an 0-4-0 pulling a passenger train, but then
mentioned it to an old-timer
(even older then I) and he confirmed that on some short runs in
Pennsylvani and New York, the did indeed use these types of 0-4-0's for
passenger trains.In any case, I think you will find it a cool video, at
least the train part.Regards, Vic Bitleris


NYC 0-4-0

Victor Bitleris
 

Hi folks,I just saw this posting and am thinking this is actually a good
copy of the
prototype.http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-HO-NEW-YORK-CENTRAL-RR-OLD-TIME-0\;
-4-0-STEAM-LOCOMOTIVE-/370759902004?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item56530323&#92;
34
<http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-HO-NEW-YORK-CENTRAL-RR-OLD-TIME-0-4-0-STEA\;
M-LOCOMOTIVE-/370759902004?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item5653032334> The
model is an AHM 0-4-0 NYC switcher. I never thought much of these, but
then I recently saw the 1931 movie, Possessed with Clark Gable and Joan
Crawford. It was a really good movie, but that is not what I am writing
about. Take a look at the YouTube clip below and tell me if you think
that is the same exact engine.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfB822QBNzo
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfB822QBNzo> I could not believe an
0-4-0 pulling a passenger train, but then mentioned it to an old-timer
(even older then I) and he confirmed that on some short runs in
Pennsylvani and New York, the did indeed use these types of 0-4-0's for
passenger trains.In any case, I think you will find it a cool video, at
least the train part.Regards, Vic Bitleris


Re: [HOsteam] Repowering Guide - Motor RPM Table

Ken Clark
 

Larry,
I created it using MS Web Expressions; I used to use Front Page 97; I'm still learning :)

For me the madding aspect is that the Table looks different on Firefox, Chrome, and IE than it did on Web Expressions.

Fortunately I plan on updating the table with new motors and suggestions in the near future. I still have another 20 motors I could test,

but some of them are hard to get; why tempt the unwashed masses? The list of 26 motors I hope provides a useful cross section.

For version 2, I may propose some new motors and solicit comments. There can be an information overload.






Kenneth R. Clark
P.O. Box 212454
Chula Vista, CA 91921

-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Blanchard <labl02@aol.com>
To: HOsteam <HOsteam@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sat, Mar 2, 2013 10:04 am
Subject: Re: [HOsteam] Repowering Guide - Motor RPM Table





On 03/01/2013 11:30 PM, Kenneth Clark wrote:
For the last week I have been testing 26 motors that I have used in a
variety of engines from HOn3 to O scale, recording motor RPMs at two
volt increments up to 12 volts. Originally I posted an Excel file in
the RepowerandRegear file section;
but my intent was to create a web page that could be easily accessed.
The Table is incorporated in my newest Repowering Guide at
Excellent! Thanks much.

One suggestion. The page does not automatically resize to fit the
display. Perhaps it will when linked to your main page. If so, ignore
the suggestion.









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Re: [HOsteam] Repowering Guide - Motor RPM Table

Larry Blanchard
 

On 03/01/2013 11:30 PM, Kenneth Clark wrote:
For the last week I have been testing 26 motors that I have used in a variety of engines from HOn3 to O scale, recording motor RPMs at two volt increments up to 12 volts. Originally I posted an Excel file in the RepowerandRegear file section;
but my intent was to create a web page that could be easily accessed. The Table is incorporated in my newest Repowering Guide at
Excellent! Thanks much.

One suggestion. The page does not automatically resize to fit the display. Perhaps it will when linked to your main page. If so, ignore the suggestion.


Repowering Guide - Motor RPM Table

Ken Clark
 

For the last week I have been testing 26 motors that I have used in a variety of engines from HOn3 to O scale, recording motor RPMs at two volt increments up to 12 volts. Originally I posted an Excel file in the RepowerandRegear file section;
but my intent was to create a web page that could be easily accessed. The Table is incorporated in my newest Repowering Guide at

http://shastasprings.com/repower/Motor_RPM_Table-2013.htm

Soon it will also be linked to my main web page, until then use this link.

Enjoy, I hope it is of interest.




Kenneth R. Clark
P.O. Box 212454
Chula Vista, CA 91921


Anyone in the Easton, PA area getting cabin fever?

Larry
 

ROMEOs Your Table is waiting
(An informal group for Retired Old Men Eating Out)

The next ROMEOs-LV (Retired Old Men Eating Out) luncheon is slated for 1 p.m. Feb. 20 at Breakfast Nook Cafe, 25th St., at Freemansberg Ave., Easton, Pa.
Are you a retired guy in his mid-50s or older who is looking for something to do and/or friends to associate with? The ROMEOs are Retired Old Men Eating Out that like to meet and socialize. No rules, dues, or commitment, just fun.
Topics for discussion can include current news, sports, hobbies, fishing, virtually anything of interest to two or more men seated together.


Re: [HOsteam] Bachman 0-6-0 drivers

Roger T
 

interesting information John. I've been to the Bachman web site (http://www.bachmanntrains.com) but am not finding a parts catalogue or selection. Any tips?
Top left hand corner of the website. "Online Product Catalog."

Cheers..

Roger Traviss


Photos of the late HO scale GER: -

http://www.greateasternrailway.com

For more photos not in the above album and kitbashes etc..:-
http://s94.photobucket.com/albums/l99/rogertra/Great_Eastern/


Re: [HOsteam] Bachman 0-6-0 drivers

John Hagen
 

Okay, that does not work the best. For some reason the link I posted turned
into two links. The top link doesn't work and the bottom is on two lines
which have to be put together to make it complete.



Or use this link from tinyurl.com



http://tinyurl.com/bfdrdj9



You will have to copy and paste it into your browser but it get you to the
driver set.



John Hagen



From: HOsteam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:HOsteam@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
John Hagen
Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2013 10:23 PM
To: HOsteam@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [HOsteam] Bachman 0-6-0 drivers





From the home page, select "Parts, Service & Information" then clock on
"order Parts." That will bring up a list on the left. Click "HO Parts" then
select what engine you want to order parts for. For 0-6-0 tender engine you
will for the drive wheel assy. listed for $12.00. That includes the three
axles with wheels, side and main roads and the crosshead.

http://estore.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info
http://estore.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info
<http://estore.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=66_
&cPath=66_
68_155&products_id=859> &cPath=66_68_155&products_id=859

John Hagen

From: HOsteam@yahoogroups.com <mailto:HOsteam%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:HOsteam@yahoogroups.com <mailto:HOsteam%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
Behalf Of
Rob Kirkham
Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2013 2:36 PM
To: HOsteam@yahoogroups.com <mailto:HOsteam%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [HOsteam] Bachman 0-6-0 drivers

interesting information John. I've been to the Bachman web site
(http://www.bachmanntrains.com) but am not finding a parts catalogue or
selection. Any tips?

Rob

From: John Hagen
Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2013 12:13 PM
To: HOsteam@yahoogroups.com <mailto:HOsteam%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: RE: [HOsteam] Bachman 0-6-0 drivers

Go to the Bachmann website. They do list available parts there for various
locos. If the driver are available they come As a set. So if you are looking
for drivers for a three axle loco and the Bachmann only has them for a four
axle loco you have to buy the four axle set. No big deal as their prices are
very low; the last set I looked up was for a four axle loco and the cost was
about that of one axle set from Greenway.

And if the part isn't listed as available you can still put in a call to
their parts line. However I believe you must be persistent as the one time I
did so, they were "busy" and Calvin the computer took a message and my phone
number, which they never used. So I never got my answer but I did not pursue
the matter as I came up with a different method of doing what I was trying
to do.

Vic, I never noticed any Mantua drivers being splined. That said I never
removed the insulated driver from it's axle. Anytime I need to remove a
driver I always choose the un-insulated side.

John Hagen

From: HOsteam@yahoogroups.com <mailto:HOsteam%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:HOsteam@yahoogroups.com <mailto:HOsteam%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
Behalf Of
Victor Bitleris
Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2013 12:36 PM
To: hosteam@yahoogroups.com <mailto:hosteam%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: RE: [HOsteam] Bachman 0-6-0 drivers

That depends. I would think that the Bachmann Spectrum would be nice
drivers, but not the older non-Spectrum stuff. I am not sure how easy it is
to get the Bachmann Spectrum drivers, They do look really good.
Regards,
Vic Bitleris
Raleigh, NC

To: hosteam@yahoogroups.com <mailto:hosteam%40yahoogroups.com>
From: rdkirkham@live.ca <mailto:rdkirkham%40live.ca>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 07:01:44 -0800
Subject: Re: [HOsteam] Bachman 0-6-0 drivers

Thanks Vic - I have a couple of those locos around too - with good
drivers.
Are you saying the Bachman drivers are probably not worth the effort?

Rob

--------------------------------------------------
From: "Victor Bitleris" bitlerisvj@hotmail.com
<mailto:bitlerisvj%40hotmail.com>


Sent: Friday, January 25, 2013 6:54 AM
To: hosteam@yahoogroups.com <mailto:hosteam%40yahoogroups.com> >
Subject: RE: [HOsteam] Bachman 0-6-0 drivers


Hmm, I would look for a junker Mantua 0-6-0 of some sort. The die cast
versions have some decent 51" drivers that may work. If you need all
flanged drivers, ie. no blind ones, look for a couple of 0-4-0's. Just
make sure they are the die cast versions without the rubber tires. In
fact some Hobby Shops may still have these in stock at decent prices.
Dan
at Yardbird Trains also probably has some. Do a Google search on
Yardbird
Trains or look in eBay form Mantua 0-6-0.
Regards,
Vic Bitleris
Raleigh, NC

To: HOsteam@yahoogroups.com <mailto:HOsteam%40yahoogroups.com>
From: rdkirkham@live.ca <mailto:rdkirkham%40live.ca>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 06:46:24 +0000
Subject: [HOsteam] Bachman 0-6-0 drivers


























Hi there - I normally lurk here, but am getting into a project
involving 52" drivers and need some help. Hopefully someone on the list
has worked with the Bachman 0-6-0 and taken apart the drivers/axles. I
obtained a junk Bachman drive gear and if the drivers are easy enough to
use, may obtain another junk model (I'm modelling an 0-8-0). But when I
look at the drivers on the model, it lookslike the valve gear is all
revited - no obvious screws or nuts. So - does anyone have experience
taking these apart and have any advice on how I should go at it?



Thanks in advance,



Rob Kirkham






















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Re: [HOsteam] Bachman 0-6-0 drivers

John Hagen
 

From the home page, select "Parts, Service & Information" then clock on
"order Parts." That will bring up a list on the left. Click "HO Parts" then
select what engine you want to order parts for. For 0-6-0 tender engine you
will for the drive wheel assy. listed for $12.00. That includes the three
axles with wheels, side and main roads and the crosshead.



http://estore.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info
<http://estore.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=66_
68_155&products_id=859> &cPath=66_68_155&products_id=859



John Hagen



From: HOsteam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:HOsteam@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Rob Kirkham
Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2013 2:36 PM
To: HOsteam@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [HOsteam] Bachman 0-6-0 drivers





interesting information John. I've been to the Bachman web site
(http://www.bachmanntrains.com) but am not finding a parts catalogue or
selection. Any tips?

Rob

From: John Hagen
Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2013 12:13 PM
To: HOsteam@yahoogroups.com <mailto:HOsteam%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: RE: [HOsteam] Bachman 0-6-0 drivers

Go to the Bachmann website. They do list available parts there for various
locos. If the driver are available they come As a set. So if you are looking
for drivers for a three axle loco and the Bachmann only has them for a four
axle loco you have to buy the four axle set. No big deal as their prices are
very low; the last set I looked up was for a four axle loco and the cost was
about that of one axle set from Greenway.

And if the part isn't listed as available you can still put in a call to
their parts line. However I believe you must be persistent as the one time I
did so, they were "busy" and Calvin the computer took a message and my phone
number, which they never used. So I never got my answer but I did not pursue
the matter as I came up with a different method of doing what I was trying
to do.

Vic, I never noticed any Mantua drivers being splined. That said I never
removed the insulated driver from it's axle. Anytime I need to remove a
driver I always choose the un-insulated side.

John Hagen

From: HOsteam@yahoogroups.com <mailto:HOsteam%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:HOsteam@yahoogroups.com <mailto:HOsteam%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
Behalf Of
Victor Bitleris
Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2013 12:36 PM
To: hosteam@yahoogroups.com <mailto:hosteam%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: RE: [HOsteam] Bachman 0-6-0 drivers

That depends. I would think that the Bachmann Spectrum would be nice
drivers, but not the older non-Spectrum stuff. I am not sure how easy it is
to get the Bachmann Spectrum drivers, They do look really good.
Regards,
Vic Bitleris
Raleigh, NC

To: hosteam@yahoogroups.com <mailto:hosteam%40yahoogroups.com>
From: rdkirkham@live.ca <mailto:rdkirkham%40live.ca>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 07:01:44 -0800
Subject: Re: [HOsteam] Bachman 0-6-0 drivers

Thanks Vic - I have a couple of those locos around too - with good
drivers.
Are you saying the Bachman drivers are probably not worth the effort?

Rob

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From: "Victor Bitleris" bitlerisvj@hotmail.com
<mailto:bitlerisvj%40hotmail.com>

Sent: Friday, January 25, 2013 6:54 AM
To: hosteam@yahoogroups.com <mailto:hosteam%40yahoogroups.com> >
Subject: RE: [HOsteam] Bachman 0-6-0 drivers


Hmm, I would look for a junker Mantua 0-6-0 of some sort. The die cast
versions have some decent 51" drivers that may work. If you need all
flanged drivers, ie. no blind ones, look for a couple of 0-4-0's. Just
make sure they are the die cast versions without the rubber tires. In
fact some Hobby Shops may still have these in stock at decent prices.
Dan
at Yardbird Trains also probably has some. Do a Google search on
Yardbird
Trains or look in eBay form Mantua 0-6-0.
Regards,
Vic Bitleris
Raleigh, NC

To: HOsteam@yahoogroups.com <mailto:HOsteam%40yahoogroups.com>
From: rdkirkham@live.ca <mailto:rdkirkham%40live.ca>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 06:46:24 +0000
Subject: [HOsteam] Bachman 0-6-0 drivers


























Hi there - I normally lurk here, but am getting into a project
involving 52" drivers and need some help. Hopefully someone on the list
has worked with the Bachman 0-6-0 and taken apart the drivers/axles. I
obtained a junk Bachman drive gear and if the drivers are easy enough to
use, may obtain another junk model (I'm modelling an 0-8-0). But when I
look at the drivers on the model, it lookslike the valve gear is all
revited - no obvious screws or nuts. So - does anyone have experience
taking these apart and have any advice on how I should go at it?



Thanks in advance,



Rob Kirkham






















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