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Chinapig

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Bachmann 2-10-2 "Additional Bits"
« on: September 28, 2021, 03:39:37 PM »
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Hi,
I've just "won" a 2-10-2 on the famous auction site and along with a small plastic bag containing some Rapido coupling conversions, there's another bag with two small brass bits in.



Excuse the photo as I've not undone the bag as I don't want to lose them.  They're about 4 or 5mm long.  I thought maybe they're to shim a pair of drivers to gain extra traction but I really don't know.  I have no instructions and a web search gives no answers.  Has anyone an idea what they are for?

Thanks in advance, Ted
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Re: Bachmann 2-10-2 "Additional Bits"
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2021, 03:54:18 PM »
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They look like needle point axle cups for inside the tender trucks but I do not see the wiper tip that normally projects upward from the middle
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Re: Bachmann 2-10-2 "Additional Bits"
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2021, 03:55:59 PM »
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Those clip onto the circuit board.

Probably to isolate the motor when converting to DCC.

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Re: Bachmann 2-10-2 "Additional Bits"
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2021, 04:04:28 PM »
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Those are used when the decoder is removed and the loco is converted to DC only.  There are some corresponding spots on the PC board in the tender where they clip on.

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Re: Bachmann 2-10-2 "Additional Bits"
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2021, 03:53:08 AM »
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Got you.  Seems obvious now but I had no idea or any documentation :oops:
Thanks, Ted
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