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    • May 20, 2017 7:21 AM EDT
    • When putting the firebox back together, the slide switch keeps you from reassembling.  I use a small flat screwdriver to'lift' the switch via the rectangular hole to get the firebox in place.

    • May 17, 2017 5:39 PM EDT
    • Hi Dan,  Thanks so much.  The info was just what I needed.  It's apart!

      Steve

       

    • May 17, 2017 7:33 AM EDT
    • LGB 20230 or 20232 are the 2 diagrams for the 2-4-0.

      I have taken more than 15 of these apart, make sure you disconnect the front steps .

      Motor block is very tight in the frame.

      http://www.onlytrains.com/manuals/20232p-1.pdf

      What I do...

      Remove cab first.

      Remove firebox, screws are in side cab area.  Need this done to remove boiler.

       

       

       

    • May 17, 2017 2:07 AM EDT
    • I can’t get the damm thing apart enough to rewire the head light.  I have removed every screw in sight that could hold it together.  Can’t get the boiler, frame, cab, and smokebox front apart.  Seems like it is welded together.

       

      Anyone know the secret?  Any manuals available?  Don’t know the model number but the road ID is ATSF 1217.  Came from a starter set.  Made about 2000 or later.

       

      Steve Seidensticker

       

       

       

    • May 15, 2017 5:41 AM EDT
    • This mystery was resolved today. The loco motor was not running because Bachmann's instructions were apparently ambiguous and had caused the user to remove the analogue PCB. 

      The MyLocoSound soundcard was not doing all it should because they had purchased it from a retailer who must have had it on the shelf for a while. It was a version which was more than a year old and they were trying to use it with the current instructions which they had downloaded from the web site. I am resolving this by upgrading their soundcard to the current version.

      Regards

      Peter Lucas

      MyLocoSound

    • May 12, 2017 11:02 PM EDT
    • I installed my first, My Loco Sound for a 0-4-0 it works great, and has lots of selections in the sound

      Dennis

    • May 11, 2017 8:37 AM EDT
    • John Thomas said:

      Greetings, I am a newby on this site and forum. I have been 'lurking' and reading for some time. I am assisting a friend without internet with the setting up and running of his system.

      The loco is a Bachmann 2-6-6-2 Tank version DC track powered.

      2. With the sound card wired up to the adapter board G828X#PCB05 RevA the sounds work but the loco does not start when when power is applied to the track. My guess is that there may be a need for more connections to be made between some of the extra leads on the adapter board. Again, any advice would be most welcome.

      Thanks in anticipation of some assistance.

      John Thomas

       

      John

       

      Let me try to help on the motor problem.

       

      First the easy question.  I assume the motor switch is set to on and the track battery switch is set to track.  I ask because more then once I have looked for a problem only to find I had accidentally hit a switch.

       

      With power on check the voltage between the L and R connections and then between the M+ and M-  connections on the adapter board.  The M+ and M- connection should have about 1.5 volts less.

       

      If voltage between L and R but no voltage between M+ and M- then  the problem is with the circuit on the adapter board.  

       

      The circuit is simple. The connections go for L (or R) to the outside of the large diodes on the board and then from the center two connections of the diodes to the M- (or M+)  It is possible that the solder connection on the diodes somehow broke when you wired your sound card.

       

      You might also try running the locomotive both forward and backwards to help determine which diode connection is not working.

       

      Hope that helps

       

      Stan

    • May 11, 2017 7:50 AM EDT
    • John,

      To change to US mode you use the TV remote control, press Mute, press the number 8 button until you hear two beeps, then press Mute again to restore sound. If that doesn't do it, call me on 0414 232 060.

      Regards

      Peter

    • May 10, 2017 11:57 PM EDT
    • Peter, The bit that does not work on our unit is the change to the "All Aboard" It stays as the whistle sound.

      Does anyone have a copy of the circuit diagram for the Loco board G282X#PCB04 RevB that might give a clue as to why the loco will not run.

      Note that I have edited the PCB number to "04 Rev B"  the original number  shown was my mistake.

      Regards,'John

    • May 10, 2017 8:55 PM EDT
    • John,

      Changing from European to US mode has only one immediate effect which is to change the button 3 function from the guard's whistle to "All aboard". It also has a secondary effect which is that North American sounds become the defaults in the event that you decide to reset your soundcard by holding down button 3.

      There is an excellent video of the Baldwin 2-6-6-2 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lonmaxco77Q.  The soundcard's whistle number 8 (6 chime) sounds pretty close to me.

      We don't have that particular loco here and the wiring diagram I sent you (attached) is based on experience with other Bachmann locos. Perhaps another member can suggest why these connections, assuming they were done right, would stop the loco moving.

      Regards

      Peter Lucas

      MyLocoSound

    • May 10, 2017 8:54 PM EDT
    • John,

      Changing from European to US mode has only one immediate effect which is to change the button 3 function from the guard's whistle to "All aboard". It also has a secondary effect which is that North American sounds become the defaults in the event that you decide to reset your soundcard by holding down button 3.

      There is an excellent video of the Baldwin 2-6-6-2 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lonmaxco77Q.  The soundcard's whistle number 8 (6 chime) sounds pretty close to me.

      We don't have that particular loco here and the wiring diagram I sent you

    • May 10, 2017 11:22 AM EDT
    • Since you are in Australia and Mylocosound is in Australia, why not contact them directly?

      Do you have a link to the manual?

       

      Greg

    • May 10, 2017 6:36 AM EDT
    • Greetings, I am a newby on this site and forum. I have been 'lurking' and reading for some time. I am assisting a friend without internet with the setting up and running of his system.

      The loco is a Bachmann 2-6-6-2 Tank version DC track powered.

      We have struck a problem with the installing of a MyLocoSound card. The sounds work with two problems.

      !. The card is set to Euro sound and following the instructions to change it to Nth American sounds does not make any difference. The various in the default Euro sounds in that form work OK. Any suggestions on how to fix this most welcome.

      2. With the sound card wired up to the adapter board G828X#PCB05 RevA the sounds work but the loco does not start when when power is applied to the track. My guess is that there may be a need for more connections to be made between some of the extra leads on the adapter board. Again, any advice would be most welcome.

      Thanks in anticipation of some assistance.

      John Thomas

       

    • May 14, 2017 6:09 AM EDT
    • Sean McGillicuddy said:
      david bunn said:    The good news is that my K will now test the track instead.

       

       

      Read and learn young Padawan the attachment reveals all.

       

       

       

    • May 13, 2017 11:49 AM EDT
    • Very funny Sean, pictures following shortly they will be.

      Good service deserves a mention I always think so many thanks to Bachmann , a new gear and axle delivered from the USA to my door in five days plus updates on its progress from order to shipping as well. Couldn't be better really.

    • May 8, 2017 8:12 AM EDT
    • david bunn said:    The good news is that my K will now test the track instead.

       

    • May 6, 2017 5:39 PM EDT
    • Thanks for your replies guys, it looks like the axle/gear is the way to go. The axle is out of the loco so replacement won't take long. The good news is that my K will now test the track instead.

    • May 6, 2017 5:34 PM EDT
    • David

      If you have a choice between the gear by itself or the gear mounted on a new axle. Take the latter. It will save you some trouble ad the cost is negligible.

    • May 6, 2017 4:57 PM EDT
    • david bunn said:

      Just completed main circuit on my revamped layout, nice afternoon, decided to test track with my oldest Connie which has been a faithful loco but when connecting up battery and checking transmitter etc., b'**%$s drive gear stripped !!! I know this is a common problem but my question is where to get a replacement in the UK, or do I have to order one from Bachmann in the US of A? Any advise would be welcomed.

      Regards

      David

      I ordered mine from the Bachmann Online Store it arrived (in Australia) about 10 days after the order was placed.

      New brass gear with axle assembly.

    • May 6, 2017 4:36 PM EDT
    • Just completed main circuit on my revamped layout, nice afternoon, decided to test track with my oldest Connie which has been a faithful loco but when connecting up battery and checking transmitter etc., b'**%$s drive gear stripped !!! I know this is a common problem but my question is where to get a replacement in the UK, or do I have to order one from Bachmann in the US of A? Any advise would be welcomed.

      Regards

      David