Tagged With "Williams"

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Can you add engineer figures to Williams scale GG-1 cab interiors?

ogaugeguy ·
I recently purchased three new Williams scale GG-1s. How can I remove their shells to place engineers inside the cabs? Is this doable? Is there enough room to place seated engineer figures inside a Williams scale GG-1 cab? If you...
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Adding a roof top strobe to a Williams U33-C diesel

pro hobby ·
Adding a roof top strobe to a Williams U33-C diesel I have added a roof top "strobe" to my Williams U33-C engine.  I used the Miniatronics HO scale roof top beacon. The kit includes an Amber Lens Cap that press fits into a 11/64...
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Adding a strobe warning light to my GS-4

Agent CAL ·
I have a Williams GS-4, and I've been wanting to do some upgrades to it.  I think I'm going to put one of Boxcar Bill's smoke units in, with a reed switch to control chuffing.  But my question is, is there a strobe light kit available...
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Bachmann E-Z Streets Switches

pennsyfan ·
In another thread ? for Allan Miller (Superstreets) a few members expressed a desire for switches to be made for the E-Z Streets line by Bachmann. Williams by Bachmann is one of the forum sponsers; perhaps they are listening. I am certainly interested...
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F S 5 ) Pennsylvania passenger cars

briansilvermustang ·
5) 14" couple to couple passenger cars, used, good condition, no boxes, think they are williams cars, no name on cars, 100.00 shipped conus , trade? check or m.o., will pack carefully email is in my profile, thanks
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For Sale or Trade: Williams Amtrak Phase 4 P42 NP with Box

Maxrailroad ·
For sale here is a Williams by Bachman Non Powered P42 in phase 4 paint. This locomotive is used, but there is no visible damage. This engine has lights. I am keeping the powered version because I had a smoke unit installed and now it catches fire when turned on. I do have the original box for this engine, and it does have some shelf wear. I will trade for ONLY the non powered version of the phase 5 painted one. If not a trade, I am asking for $100 plus shipping. Thanks for looking. 
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Horn won't sound

Husky ·
I run my Lionel trains with two different Lionel 80 watt transformers. Recently I was given a new Williams Amtrak locomotive with horn. It runs fine with these transformers. But pushing the whistle button on either of the transformers, there is no sound of the horn. None at all. I am surprised the engine runs so smoothly, but no sound comes from the engines song either of these transformers. What gives? Any suggestions or comments? Thank you.
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I now own a scale Dreyfuss and a few questions.....

AMCDave ·
I bought a Williams brass NYC Dreyfuss. I have a MTH RK that's nice....but I am kinda replacing my traditional stuff with scale when I find a deal. And without much sound or command control this one is just what I wanted. Questions...... This loco is...
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Is there a substitute frame for Williams Budd RDC?

Keystone ·
As the thread title asks, is there a Williams' engine model whose powered chasis/frame can be used to substitute for and work with one of their Budd RDC car model?  I have a new Williams RDC shell that I originally planned to kit-bash into a...
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

D500 ·
The zinc problem was effectively eliminated in Western industrialized nations decades ago; in the young, inexperienced and, ah, less "conscientious" industrialized nations of the Pacific Rim and the Indian Ocean (China, India, even Japan), the problem re-appeared here when the items showed up.
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

Gene H ·
I seen a few K-Line version with broken pilots so check it out carefully before buying. If your buying in ebay ask questions and save the e mails so you can have then for the buyer protection if you need them. I have a MTH Premiere which is a little longer than the williams version and MTH also made a shortened Rail King version.
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

breezinup ·
I have the K-Line NH EP-5 #379 (the version with TMCC and cruise). These are scale engines, and very nice. It's been said that they're probably the best EPs made to date. Some operators have reported some problems with the old K-Line cruise control, though, and changed over to ERR cruise with great results. The main downside to the engines is that some of them had the brittle metal on some parts (the zinc rot, presumably) as mentioned previously. Most of the damage which I've seen (in two of...
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

Dominic Mazoch ·
The K-line model looks like it has the Hancook type of air whistle.
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

Diok S ·
I have a Williams New Haven EP-5 powered/dummy set with Tru Sounds. As far as I can tell, it is full scale, not shortened like the old Lionel model. A beautiful set that runs flawlessly.
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

DMASSO ·
Lionel, Williams and K-line.
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

Dan Padova ·
Thanks Don. Great comparison photos. The K-Line model seems to have a bit more detail than the Williams and Lionel versions. I have been looking at some on Ebay and notice the third rail shoes are molded into the truck sides on the K-line model. It also has the small pantograph detail on the roof. I never understood what this little pantograph was for. One thing I did notice is the main pantographs is the contact shoe. It looks wimpy next to the Williams and Lionel pantograph shoes. I plan...
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

Silver Lake ·
Dan P., The K-line engine is really a beautiful model and often it is very reasonably priced. The truck mounted shoes do interfere with some track work and close clearance bridges. I ran mine on a friends layout and it did not clear an MTH truss bridge that I have never had any problems with. The small Pantagraphs were for running in GCT the track was so complex that the third raid is eliminated in some areas. If you look at the NYC S motors they had them too. I have never run with cantary...
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

j white ·
If I remember right, those third rail shoes you mentioned on the K-Line version didn't play nice with Ross switches. They would hit something on the switch (the switch machine perhaps?) and either cause a derailment or stop the train or something. Hopefully someone will chime in and refresh my memory. J White
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

DMASSO ·
The shoe hits the screw on a dz machine. I remove the screw countersink it slightly and put in a flat head screw. Unfortunately, my k-line unit has zinc rot.
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

Dan Padova ·
I thought the Zinc Rot was a thing of the past. I read somewhere that die cast metal had improved some time in the fifties or sixties.
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

Captaincog ·
Nope. The K-line GG1 I picked up has suffered from some zinc-pest on the truck side frames. I replaced them with some Lionel ones that I had to slightly modify to fit.
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Re: F S 5 ) Pennsylvania passenger cars

briansilvermustang ·
reduced price, make offer, thanks
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Re: Problem with Williams engine and 022 switches

mlavender480 ·
Check to make sure the trucks pivot freely and aren't binding in one direction. I've had engines where a wire going to one truck didn't have enough slack and would let the truck swivel fine in one direction, but not the other. Also check the gauge of your wheelsets.
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Re: Problem with Williams engine and 022 switches

Teddy ·
Thanks for the info. I think the wiring on the truck is tight like you said. The truck isn't turning enough to go around the 031 track in places. I took the cork road bed out from under the switches to lower them a little. Seems to be working better. I'll check the gauge. Thanks for the info, I think I'm going in the right direction now. Thanks to all.
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Re: Modifying the Williams by Bachmann #41807 PRR Tuscan 5-stripe Scale GG-1

rtraincollector ·
While your at it have you considered adding some form of command control my self would be TMCC but I know other would be Proto 2 or 3 I have this engine and my plans in the future is to add TMCC and then will decide on LED lights and all but time will tell thats on the back burner for now
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Re: Modifying the Williams by Bachmann #41807 PRR Tuscan 5-stripe Scale GG-1

Marty Fitzhenry ·
I am a big fan of the scale Williams GG-1. I have converted many of them to PS-2 with great success.
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Re: F S 5 ) Pennsylvania passenger cars

briansilvermustang ·
reduced again, thanks
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Re: Problem with Williams engine and 022 switches

phillyreading ·
What is the engine type(diesel GP-38, SD-45, FM Trainmaster or steam engine; 4-4-2 or 4-8-4 or a GG-1) and stock number on the engine and the number on the switch? Some people call all switches 022's and they are not 022's but modern Lionel switches like the 6-23011 in O gauge. Lee Fritz
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Re: Problem with Williams engine and 022 switches

Teddy ·
Engine is a FM Diesel Locomotive on tubular 0 gauge track with Lionel Remote Control No. 022 "0" Gauge Switches. Rear truck hits something on switches and also jumps all.
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Re: Problem with Williams engine and 022 switches

phillyreading ·
Is it a Fairbanks Morse train-master? The side of the truck assembly could be too wide; look at the step area above the wheel-set and see if it is hitting. I have not had any problems with any of my Williams engines on 022 switches. Also are you going through the straight or curved section of the switch? Is this a brand new Williams by Bachmann engine or a used Williams engine? Sometimes long engines like an SD-45 or FM Trainmaster can hit the switch housing when going through the curved...
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Re: Problem with Williams engine and 022 switches

Teddy ·
It's a new FM engine, my first Williams. Sides are not hitting. The rear truck hits hard on all switches. Runs ok in the opposite direction.
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Re: Modifying the Williams by Bachmann #41807 PRR Tuscan 5-stripe Scale GG-1

pro hobby ·
Williams GG-1 updated photos. Since the engineers cab area is not clearly visible through the cab windows a very simplified custom cab detail has been added. Not shown is the cab area lighting, the number board lighting and directional LED headlights.
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

T Prostor ·
Mayday Mayday! I have a New Haven EP-5 unit (#379 version with TMCC and Cruise) and the two of the side frames broke. Captain Cog, can you post info on what you did as I don't believe there are any replacements available. It is a beautiful engine that can't be missing them. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

phillyreading ·
Some K-Line engines(EP-5's and GG-1's) and passenger cars(heavy weight series, 3 axle trucks) suffered very much from "zinc pest" as the foreign countries didn't filter their zinc properly or were too cheap to care. You might be able to modify a Lionel part to use with the K-Line engine. Don't know about the Williams EP-5 but the Williams engines I have all run very well. Only problem is that when you buy the Williams engine or passenger cars they now belong to you for life(nobody wants to...
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

GG1 4877 ·
The K-Line version is the only scale version of the three rail ones offered. When modified to two rail and with scale pantographs, the K-Line version compares favorably to the Overland Brass model.
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

Dan Padova ·
"(nobody wants to buy a Williams)".....Lee Fritz Having not been too familiar with Williams releases, with the exception of their very early products, why is it that no one wants Williams locos ?
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

RLaHaie ·
I also have the K Line EP-5 and it runs very well. I have used it under the MTH catenary with success. The shoes are smaller than the Williams shoes but they work quite well. Rolland
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c. lee colbert ·
BACHMAN.....
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Re: Williams and K-Line EP-5

phillyreading ·
Dan, That is the feedback I get from hobby shop owners here in southeast Florida. The one owner said as soon as the customer sees the Williams box the sale stops! I have taken some Williams items to train shows and can't sell them either down here. However I have 12 Williams engines and 3 sets of Williams passenger cars. They are good quality but lack some detail at times on certain models. Lee Fritz
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Re: williams niagara for new york central

Brandy ·
We had our weekly Train Club meeting last night, and one of the members brought in a 1996 MTH 2-6-6-6 PS-1. He had just finished the change over to the MTH PS-3 Kit. This engine now has the loudest system, as well as, the best "Hooter" Whistle that I've heard. I have one of those models, as well. I'm going to get our local MTH Technician to install one of these in mine. Now, if you already have TMCC control system, you probably ought to think about ERR, as I understand that their new system...
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Re: williams niagara for new york central

D500 ·
1 - there are instructions with any ERR kit; very straightforward. 2 - the Lionel Niagara (I have it) is the only one known to have this Achilles heel of a gearbox; also, my understanding is that the builder of this loco was not their usual contractor; don't know for sure. 3 - back to #1: I have a Williams Niagara which I converted to ERR Cruise Commander and sound. Runs beautifully, and the Wms loco has sufficient detailing, if not up to current expectations. Mine has been weathered and, I...
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Re: williams niagara for new york central

Norton ·
I just did one for a friend. If you can live with Seuthe smoke its very easy because you can use the existing tether. If you want fan smoke you will need to replace the tether and fabricate a mount for the smoke unit. I drilled a hole in the coal load, laid a wire over the coal for the antenna and covered with more coal. The tender is already drilled for switches and speakers. Pete
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Re: williams niagara for new york central

Marty Fitzhenry ·
Williams has a good drive line.
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Re: Modifying the Williams by Bachmann #41807 PRR Tuscan 5-stripe Scale GG-1

pro hobby ·
More progress. The motors have been wired in series. The reverse board and the sound board have been relocated as shown. The sound board is now mounted next to the speaker. Note the differences. Wiring for the directional LED headlights has not been completed. Also the simulated cab interior and lighting plus number board lighting has not been completed. Plastic tie wraps have been used to better organize the wiring.
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Re: Modifying the Williams by Bachmann #41807 PRR Tuscan 5-stripe Scale GG-1

pro hobby ·
My preference is to only update to command control my existing collection of MTH Premier Proto 1 engines at this time. The modifications to my collection of Williams engines are mainly rewiring of the motors and the lighting system due to the small added expense. See the photos of my rewiring of the GG-1.
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Re: Bachmann E-Z Streets Switches

John23 ·
The one picture that I saw of it looked like a larger curve than that. I'd like to see a flex track too, maybe using a rubber road.
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Re: Bachmann E-Z Streets Switches

AMCDave ·
I'd love to see most of the ETS line 'copied' by WBB in EZ Streets format. (not copied but the same variety ETS has which is GREAT)
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Re: Bachmann E-Z Streets Switches

RailRide ·
Originally Posted by Allan Miller: Originally Posted by bluelinec4: This is exactly why we used ETS 2 rail trolley track on our first trolley line I have some of that track as well...picked it up at the last York Meet. Forgot all about it until you mentioned it Ben, and I may want to dig it out of storage and put it to use (I also bought one of the ETS trolleys at the same time). Is there any easy way to configure an MTH PCC (for example) to run on the 2-rail track? Originally Posted by...
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Re: Bachmann E-Z Streets Switches

WftTrains ·
Before converting an ETS streetcar switch for 3 rail operation, a very important question is which commercially available 3-rail O gauge vehicles will be able to negotiate the curved portion of those ETS switches? The radius or diameter of the curved portion of the ETS switch is not given in that link provided above by Dmasso. The ETS curved streetcar track elsewhere in that link includes the text “R170mm”. Does that mean the radius is 170 millimeters? If so, is the curved portion of the ETS...
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Re: Bachmann E-Z Streets Switches

phillyreading ·
Originally Posted by bluelinec4: This is exactly why we used ETS 2 rail trolley track on our first trolley line We needed five switches to do what we wanted with it. We used K-Line Streets on the other side but its just one giant loop that three trolleys traverse ( As long as they don't catch each other ) My question about the ETS 2 rail trolley track is this, can you convert it to Super Streets and 3 rail operation or is it very difficult to do? Lee Fritz
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