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'Bachmann' 42907 Track Powered Fred Device
Posted: Sat Dec 15th, 2018 06:52 pm
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Joined: Wed Jan 11th, 2012
Hi there from the UK,
I'm building an On30 single rear wheel drive rail truck,
I wish to use the Bachmann 42907 fred device as pick-up back to the DCC decoder,
this will become the front four wheeled truck,
I wish to remove the circuit board and hard wire the brass or copper left and right trucks wheel pick-ups,
hoping this will work,
thanking you Mike.
Posted: Sun Dec 16th, 2018 04:45 pm
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W C Greene
Howdy Mike and welcome to Freerails.
While I am not familiar with the Bachmann device, yes, adding pickups on the truck certainly would aid track pickup.
The more wheels picking up power is the best way.
Let us know how this works, we all love railcars and "critters".
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Posted: Thu Dec 20th, 2018 07:38 pm
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Posted: Tue Jan 15th, 2019 05:20 pm
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Joined: Wed Jan 18th, 2017
Location: Washington USA
Are you aware that Bachmann once actually produced On30 Rail Trucks based on the Rio Grand Southern Motor #1?
I occasionally see them on Ebay and at Train shows here in the United States,
but they need to have their gears replaced because the stock ones are brittle and break very easily.
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