bachmann 32-975, freightliner class 66

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bachmann 32-975, freightliner class 66

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Post by Paul Palmer » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:39 pm

i hope im in the right topic area,i bought a Bachmann class 66,bachmann number 32-975,i bought it as a non runner,but hoping to get it going again,i have done the the 9volt battery test and sure enough,nothing,it is dc,all and I mean all wires are connected ,and none are broken,should I just send it away to get repaired or what gear would I need to test it properly?

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Post by Steve M » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:47 pm

Assuming it is DCC ready, try 9v applied directly to the motor terminals to check that bit is working. Then use a multimeter to check continuity from pickups to pub to motor to pinpoint where the failing is. And try a different blanking plate in the Dcc socket as they can fail.
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Post by Paul Palmer » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:09 pm

thanks Seve,i did do the 9 volt battery test,i put the terminals on the wheels,and nothing,so sounds like I need a multimeter,thankyou for your reply,Also Steve pickups to pub,what is the pub,probably not the ones I know about!!!! and yes it is dcc ready,21 pin type.

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Post by brian1951 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:13 pm

If you have connected the battery direct to the motor as Steve stated and its dead there lies the problem, motor will need stripping and repairing.

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Post by Paul Palmer » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:13 pm

I will try checking the motor terminals directly to the 9 volt battery Steve

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Post by RogerB » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:14 pm

Freudian slip I suspect- probably meant PCB, but let’s wait for enlightenment. R-
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Post by Rog (RJ) » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:16 pm

Pub should be PCB I think.

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Post by Brian » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:21 pm

Pub... Hick, hick... No he'sh rightsh..... Shhh. :D

But pub is PCB!
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Re: bachmann 32-975, freightliner class 66

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Post by Steve M » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:51 pm

You guessed it right - it should have been PCB.

I could blame ‘autocorrect’ but that excuse is copyrighted on the Hornby Forum (the regulars on there will know what I mean :D )

So with that excuse gone I will just have to offer incompetence. So glad that didn’t autocorrect. :lol:
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Re: bachmann 32-975, freightliner class 66

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Post by dynax » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:56 pm

Steve M wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:51 pm
You guessed it right - it should have been PCB.

So with that excuse gone I will just have to offer incompetence. So glad that didn’t autocorrect. :lol:
don't worry Steve, there's a Tena for that, :oops: :lol:
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