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Re: Bachmann 44 tonner - making it better
« Reply #60 on: May 28, 2021, 06:27:15 PM »
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I'm still interested  :)

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Re: Bachmann 44 tonner - making it better
« Reply #61 on: May 28, 2021, 07:40:24 PM »
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To be fair, I'll go through this thread and also check my PMs to compile a list of interested members.  If any are left, I'll let you all know here.
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Re: Bachmann 44 tonner - making it better
« Reply #62 on: June 03, 2021, 09:49:29 AM »
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Does anyone offer an etched or printed replacement cab that fixes the window issue?  And can you lower these any?  The gap between truck and sidesill is pretty noticeable, IMO.
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Re: Bachmann 44 tonner - making it better
« Reply #63 on: June 03, 2021, 11:07:54 AM »
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I wish someone would print new hoods so that you can do the other phase of 44t. It seems like most of the 44t that SP had also had the radiator grills on the side of the hood, not the front (I didn't say all, just the ones I need to model)
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Re: Bachmann 44 tonner - making it better
« Reply #64 on: June 03, 2021, 03:01:44 PM »
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I wish someone would print new hoods so that you can do the other phase of 44t. It seems like most of the 44t that SP had also had the radiator grills on the side of the hood, not the front (I didn't say all, just the ones I need to model)

I've always thought the early phase hoods would be a great 3D printing project.

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Re: Bachmann 44 tonner - making it better
« Reply #65 on: June 03, 2021, 07:01:23 PM »
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The earlier phase is the one the CB&Q had....id be in for a couple decent prints.
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Re: Bachmann 44 tonner - making it better
« Reply #66 on: June 03, 2021, 08:20:25 PM »
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hey Pete...just found this thread...and wow, very fine work!


if by chance you have any circuit boards left, after fulfilling those prior requests
i would be interested in one.


thanks for sharing


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Re: Bachmann 44 tonner - making it better
« Reply #67 on: June 03, 2021, 11:14:45 PM »
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The earlier phase is the one the CB&Q had....id be in for a couple decent prints.
Charlie Vlk


Maybe we should bring this up to Briggs?  The earlier phase body and a replacement cab with better proportioned windows.
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Re: Bachmann 44 tonner - making it better
« Reply #68 on: June 04, 2021, 01:39:42 AM »
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Maybe we should bring this up to Briggs?  The earlier phase body and a replacement cab with better proportioned windows.

Better cab would be most welcome.  If not Briggs, how about @Lemosteam ?
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Re: Bachmann 44 tonner - making it better
« Reply #69 on: Today at 02:26:30 AM »
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I looked through this thread and compiled a list of all the interested members (in chronological order).

@reinhardtjh
@dnhouston
@JMaurer1
@wm3798 
@towl1996
central.vermont (already delivered)
@u18b
@chicken45
@dariaphoebe
@glakedylan

I just have enough boards to cover those requests.

The cost will be $15 for the PC board populated with the warm white LEDs and resistors, and the actual shipping cost (USPS Priority Mail).

If you don't feel up to soldering the decoder yourself (it is a rather delicate board, and I don't have any spares)  I can install the decoder for you.  The decoder will be one of the small 6-pin NEM651 decoders available at https://store.sbs4dcc.com/NEM651-NMRA6-pin.aspx
Not all decoders listed there will work (some are too large).  I know that decoders from Digitrax, ZIMO, ESU will work, but Soundtraxx and TCS might be slightly too large. Also keep in mind that the "blue" positive signal from the decoder will will need to be soldered to the PC board. It is not included in the 6-pin interface.





I will PM each one of you to work out the details, but please keep in mind that this might take some time (few more weeks).  I just wanted to give a status update to all interested parties. Once I have a complete list of decoders needed, I'll purchase them from SBS.  Payment will be collected when the assemblies are ready for shipping.
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Re: Bachmann 44 tonner - making it better
« Reply #70 on: Today at 05:28:16 AM »
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I looked through this thread and compiled a list of all the interested members (in chronological order).

@reinhardtjh

@peteski  You can give my spot to the next person in line.  I kind of have the hankering to do it myself one of these days (I'll be wanting to see if a ESU Nano will fit. ;) ). And if I do, I'll probably have 2-3 that I want to do since the A&A has had 2 44-t, a 65-t and now an 80-t over the years.

Thanks for thinking of me though. I appreciate it.
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Re: Bachmann 44 tonner - making it better
« Reply #71 on: Today at 09:21:55 AM »
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Awesome, @peteski ! I'll ask you to install a decoder. I will await your PM (no hurry!).
Thank you for doing this for everyone!
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Re: Bachmann 44 tonner - making it better
« Reply #72 on: Today at 12:14:44 PM »
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I'm still in...probably for two.
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Re: Bachmann 44 tonner - making it better
« Reply #73 on: Today at 02:54:06 PM »
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I'm still in...probably for two.

Ok, since John gave up his, I have 2 available for you.

Also, the circuit board I used on the install documented in this thread was hand-drawn.  The PC board I'll be using for all ya-all will look like this.

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Re: Bachmann 44 tonner - making it better
« Reply #74 on: Today at 05:12:00 PM »
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thanks Pete
i appreciate it and await your email
sincerely
Gary
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