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Hi everyone. I'm planning on building some new locos but I'm having problems. I want to build them using the bachmann junior 0-6-0 or 0-4-0 chassis, but I cant find any pictures or diagrams of the chassis's to design from.

If anyone knows where I can find pics or diagrams of these locos I would be very grateful.
 

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QUOTE (steamrailuk @ 16 Jul 2008, 12:02) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi everyone. I'm planning on building some new locos but I'm having problems. I want to build them using the bachmann junior 0-6-0 or 0-4-0 chassis, but I cant find any pictures or diagrams of the chassis's to design from.

If anyone knows where I can find pics or diagrams of these locos I would be very grateful.

Hi steamrailuk,

After a bit of searching i have found the following links

http://home.powertech.no/jr/engtune.htm
http://www.tcsdcc.com/decoderpics/Bachman%...Saddle_Tank.htm

The first link it may be as well to drop them a mail as they seem to scratch or modify chassis's to ask if anyone has a diagram, the second link although DCC fitting may provide some reference.
I have another source you may be interested in look in your PM's will send you details.
Hope it helps.
 

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[quote name='upnick' date='16 Jul 2008, 12:36' post='57349']
Hi steamrailuk,

After a bit of searching i have found the following links

http://home.powertech.no/jr/engtune.htm

The first link it may be as well to drop them a mail as they seem to scratch or modify chassis's to ask if anyone has a diagram

This first link is a find and some very useful info on engine tuning etc. Very good tips.

I didn't read the second very much as I haven't had a chance to set up my dcc yet and am still tinkering with engines (with the layout resigned to the box).

Basil
 

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QUOTE (steamrailuk @ 16 Jul 2008, 13:16) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>thanks for the links but they aint the locos i'm looking. the locos i'm looking for are HO/OO gauge bachmann junior 0-6-0 or 0-4-0/ thomas or percy



Hi, I seem to recall when these locos first arrived in this country (they are based on 'Thomas' HO for the USA) that the 7mm Narrow Gauge Modellers reviewed them with a view to using the chassis but found them unsuitable. I can't remember the details but I think it may have been that the body acts as an integral part of the chassis in some way.
This might just jog someone elses memory, my little grey cells don't function as well as they used to!
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David Y
 

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QUOTE (Dinwiddy @ 19 Jul 2008, 22:04) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi, I seem to recall when these locos first arrived in this country (they are based on 'Thomas' HO for the USA) that the 7mm Narrow Gauge Modellers reviewed them with a view to using the chassis but found them unsuitable. I can't remember the details but I think it may have been that the body acts as an integral part of the chassis in some way.
This might just jog someone elses memory, my little grey cells don't function as well as they used to!
Regards
David Y
hi there dinwiddy after reading your comment i finally came across a pics of bachmann thomas.
http://www.trainbuddy.com/Reference/Decodi...ines/thomas.htm
Unfortunatly it looks like you were correct about the body being integrated with the chassis
. I may still attemp to use it but may need a lot of careful planning to make it work.

I'm hopeful that the bachmann junior 0-4-0/ percy doesn't have the same chassis setup though
 

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QUOTE (steamrailuk @ 20 Jul 2008, 16:54) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>hi there dinwiddy after reading your comment i finally came across a pics of bachmann thomas.
http://www.trainbuddy.com/Reference/Decodi...ines/thomas.htm
Unfortunatly it looks like you were correct about the body being integrated with the chassis
. I may still attemp to use it but may need a lot of careful planning to make it work.

I'm hopeful that the bachmann junior 0-4-0/ percy doesn't have the same chassis setup though

Hi steamrailuk.

I have looked at thomas and it doesnt seem to bad the thing to be sure of is the wires are long enough to go through the components and not cut too short .... the authors comment "Nothing bigger than a 15 watt iron and around 6 and no more than 10 seconds applying heat." i wouldnt reccomend such a long time with an iron especially on motor brush hoods as it melts the housings .. i tin the wire then apply flux to both the wire and motor contact touching it with the iron for 2 sec if that as soon as it hisses usually the solder has melted suffieciently to join the parts .
I am not sure of the dimensions fo the digitrax DH121 but a good decoder to go for is the TCS M1 (£16.50) small two function easy to use and economical and ideal for OO the TCS site shows a T1 decoder (£11.50) fitted using a 9 pin socket which makes it even easier to convert , and several other thomas related engines on this link ... in the bachmann section.

http://www.tcsdcc.com/Installation_list_by_Manufacter.htm
 

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QUOTE (upnick @ 20 Jul 2008, 18:31) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi steamrailuk.

I have looked at thomas and it doesnt seem to bad the thing to be sure of is the wires are long enough to go through the components and not cut too short .... the authors comment "Nothing bigger than a 15 watt iron and around 6 and no more than 10 seconds applying heat." i wouldnt reccomend such a long time with an iron especially on motor brush hoods as it melts the housings .. i tin the wire then apply flux to both the wire and motor contact touching it with the iron for 2 sec if that as soon as it hisses usually the solder has melted suffieciently to join the parts .
thank you for the advice thats really good to know, but I just needed to find out the design of the chassis and motor on thomas to see if it was possible to use as a donor chassis for a new engine. unfortunatly it seems to be very difficult to modify as the body appears to be needed to force the motor down onto the chassis gears when the its all bolted together.

I'm still hopeful that the bachmann junior 0-4-0/ Percy is of a different design and can be used as a donor chassis
 

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I am not sure of the dimensions fo the digitrax DH121 but a good decoder to go for is the TCS M1 (£16.50) small two function easy to use and economical and ideal for OO the TCS site shows a T1 decoder (£11.50) fitted using a 9 pin socket which makes it even easier to convert , and several other thomas related engines on this link ... in the bachmann section.

http://www.tcsdcc.com/Installation_list_by_Manufacter.htm

I edited post 10 of this posting after finding out possibly more useful information on decoders hope it helps.
 

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QUOTE (upnick @ 20 Jul 2008, 21:55) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I am not sure of the dimensions fo the digitrax DH121 but a good decoder to go for is the TCS M1 (£16.50) small two function easy to use and economical and ideal for OO the TCS site shows a T1 decoder (£11.50) fitted using a 9 pin socket which makes it even easier to convert , and several other thomas related engines on this link ... in the bachmann section.

http://www.tcsdcc.com/Installation_list_by_Manufacter.htm

I edited post 10 of this posting after finding out possibly more useful information on decoders hope it helps.
thanks for the link, got a good view of percy, but I still need to see the way the motor is mounted onto the chassis though
 
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