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    • August 13, 2019 12:37 PM EDT
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      WTB Bachman Shay Metal trucks Pickup set

      I recently Purchased a Shay from a gentleman . Come to find out all the pickups were removed from both trucks? These are the most modern metal trucks so the pickups from the plastic trucks wont work . Any way if any one has a couple extra sets I need enough to do both trucks 

       

       

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    • August 13, 2019 2:35 PM EDT
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      John said:

      I recently Purchased a Shay from a gentleman . Come to find out all the pickups were removed from both trucks? These are the most modern metal trucks so the pickups from the plastic trucks wont work . Any way if any one has a couple extra sets I need enough to do both trucks 

      Thank you Love this forum 

       

       

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    • August 13, 2019 2:38 PM EDT
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      Thank you Joe .   Could not get the pic to show 

    • August 13, 2019 7:43 PM EDT
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      Welcome John

    • August 15, 2019 9:57 AM EDT
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      Welcome John,

      The pickups were most likely removed as part of a Battery conversion. With on board power, the rails could cause a power drain. Removing them isolated the loco.

       

       

      edited to make sense, 1st time for everything eh?

      This post was edited by John Caughey at August 15, 2019 12:31 PM EDT
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    • August 15, 2019 8:59 PM EDT
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      Welcome John.  If you can wait a few months; I will be doing a battery conversion on a new 3 truck Shay. I will be isolating and hard-wiring the trucks and will have no use for the pick-ups.  It's tentatively on the schedule to go into the electric shop in late October; after yard clean-up is done.

       

      -OR- You could put battery-r/c in it and come over to the dark side.

       

       

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    • August 16, 2019 8:17 AM EDT
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        Is there instructions anywhere on the battery conversion . I bought this shay to flip it I got it for cheap and it is in good shape .

    • August 16, 2019 11:38 AM EDT
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      Each unit/company had it's own instruction, mine were done years ago and the basic instruction was to remove the boards, smoke unit and lights; all electron thieves. 

      Wire batteries to the ESC and then to the motor.

      Lithium's allowed more accessories, so I converted.

      Put away the track cleaner and just sweep the rails clean.

       

      PS; the trucks on one tender were wired opposite of each other, so it was a good thing to pull the pickups.

      This post was edited by John Caughey at August 16, 2019 11:59 AM EDT
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    • August 16, 2019 3:39 PM EDT
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      Unless I read the op wrong, he wants to undo the battery conversion, and replace the pickups to restore track power operation.

       

      "I bought this shay to flip it I got it for cheap and it is in good shape ."

       

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    • August 16, 2019 5:02 PM EDT
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      John said:

        Is there instructions anywhere on the battery conversion . I bought this shay to flip it I got it for cheap and it is in good shape .

      That can be risky. I tried that few times with rolling stock, and I ended up just recouping my investment.

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    • August 16, 2019 6:52 PM EDT
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      I have had good luck fixing these up and reselling them . I guess at this point I would like to do the battery conversion if I can to play with it . Thanks for all the help guys .

      I have my own shay 2 truck . I also have the climax by bachman . I have a Accucraft Heisler west side number 3  and I just picked up a mich cal accucraft number 2 

    • August 16, 2019 7:26 PM EDT
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      2 cents

      "  Is there instructions anywhere on the battery conversion (?)"

      I gave the quick thumbnail.

       

      Take the week end off.

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    • August 16, 2019 8:32 PM EDT
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      John said:

      I have had good luck fixing these up and reselling them . I guess at this point I would like to do the battery conversion if I can to play with it . Thanks for all the help guys .

      I have my own shay 2 truck . I also have the climax by bachman . I have a Accucraft Heisler west side number 3  and I just picked up a mich cal accucraft number 2 

      So are you asking advice for profit or for something that you are going to enjoy on your RR with pictures of your enjoyment?

       

      Once again welcome John

    • August 17, 2019 8:04 AM EDT
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      Nope not asking for advice for profit . At this point I want to learn new things and see what I can do . I have not built a railroad yet at this point collecting equipment for the future . I never considered battery so now I am curios . 

       

      I am sorry if my post has offended anyone that is not my intention with this post just looking for parts . 

    • August 17, 2019 9:07 AM EDT
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      John said:

       I never considered battery so now I am curios . 

       

       

      It's a slippery slope !! There are tons of options !!

    • August 17, 2019 9:44 AM EDT
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       Yes I have bought engines in the past at cheap prices to fix them up so I can make a few dollars to be able to afford engines or rolling stock I am looking for. I recently bought the accucraft Mich cal shay #2 with a bunch of cars I did not want or need . So I sold those so I could afford other things that I want for my future layout . I never have advertised anything that is not truthful so I just wanted to clear that up .  

       

      I am not saying anyone accused me pf anything . I am just letting all the great people on this post what I am about . I live on a limited budget as I support my household so I do what I can to have a hobby that keeps me busy . 

       

      Thank you 

      This post was edited by John at August 19, 2019 6:13 PM EDT
    • August 17, 2019 10:01 AM EDT
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      John said:

      I have had good luck fixing these up and reselling them . I guess at this point I would like to do the battery conversion if I can to play with it . Thanks for all the help guys .

      I have my own shay 2 truck . I also have the climax by bachman . I have a Accucraft Heisler west side number 3  and I just picked up a mich cal accucraft number 2 

      Below is my choice for R/C.

      http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/DelTapparo/gscalegraphics_3_011.htm

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    • August 17, 2019 10:38 AM EDT
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      Thank you John   I will check them out ! 

    • August 17, 2019 12:39 PM EDT
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      You are welcome.

      Don't let the name fool you, he set up the graphic side for his wife ….

       

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