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11 minutes ago, truffy said:

For shame, Ian. Living in France and using a Mac, "voilà" shouldn't be beyond you! ;)

I refuse to be shamed by my appalling French. I did my A Level in 1966, and hardly used the language until 2004. 

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DC-Kits 2-HAP (unpowered) in front, Bachmann 2-HAP behind. (2-EPB's and MLV behind them).

 

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I have a Replica Railways powered chassis to go under the the DC-Kits model but I'm not sure i'll bother now.

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On 01/12/2020 at 08:00, JSpencer said:

 

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Very interesting shots. The epb has a little more finesse all round for me: little things like the strips along the top of the side door drop lights, the top of the drivers cab window in yellow, the printed details on the plate on the cab front.

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3 hours ago, Hal Nail said:

Very interesting shots. The epb has a little more finesse all round for me: little things like the strips along the top of the side door drop lights, the top of the drivers cab window in yellow, the printed details on the plate on the cab front.

 

The livery points you note for the HAP seem to match the preserved and recently cosmetically restored prototype, but do not reflect how it would have run in service.

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Finally tested and inspected my NSE 2 Hap. The bodies are new mouldings but the cab fronts are less finely moulded but are not noticeable except the shed socket missing  the bottom cover on the driving trailer front. It is painted instead of moulded! The anti flash painted plate (under the shed socket), shoebeams and fuse boxes are all painted a far too light shade of grey as all of Bachmann EMUs before. The speedo cable etc are a nice touch on the motorcoach.

The coach lighting shows the DCC socket nicely in the motorcoach, but the driving trailer lighting is much dimmer! Doesn't bother me as I don't do lighting and DCC.

Overall ok, not up to the standard of their recent DMUs, and over priced in my view.

Cheers.

 

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Anyone had a problem with the lighting on their unit? The lights and headcode work fine on the motor coach but I cannot get them to work on the trailer. There are switches on the underside to turn these on/off manually but neither lights work regardless of position. I've tried coupling one of my 2EPB trailers to the 2HAP motor coach and its lights work fine and with the same physical coupling. I can only assume there's a fault with the trailer coach.

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I have a Blue/Grey version and am very pleased with it. No problem with removing the bodywork to fit the DCC chip and speaker. Runs very well, although top speed seems a little low.

 

I shall certainly buy another one when the price comes down.

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On 03/01/2021 at 16:06, RFS said:

Anyone had a problem with the lighting on their unit? The lights and headcode work fine on the motor coach but I cannot get them to work on the trailer. There are switches on the underside to turn these on/off manually but neither lights work regardless of position. I've tried coupling one of my 2EPB trailers to the 2HAP motor coach and its lights work fine and with the same physical coupling. I can only assume there's a fault with the trailer coach.

I had a problem with the lighting in the trailer coach. Headcode worked fine but the interior lights did not work. I had a NSE one and a blue/grey one. The NSE one was fine, it was the blue/grey one I had the problem with. I returned it for an exchange.     

 

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On 06/01/2021 at 21:26, Mark201 said:

I had a problem with the lighting in the trailer coach. Headcode worked fine but the interior lights did not work. I had a NSE one and a blue/grey one. The NSE one was fine, it was the blue/grey one I had the problem with. I returned it for an exchange.     

 

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Thanks - glad I'm not alone. Have sent mine back for a replacement too.

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On 07/01/2021 at 23:46, RFS said:

 

Thanks - glad I'm not alone. Have sent mine back for a replacement too.

 

I had a lighting problem on an EPB once. A pair of copper spikes were not quite touching the contact stripes in the roof.

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1 hour ago, JSpencer said:

 

I had a lighting problem on an EPB once. A pair of copper spikes were not quite touching the contact stripes in the roof.


I had the same problem on a 205. Easy to test with the body off and a couple of patch leads. 

 

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The replacement arrived today and all is well with the new one.

 

Now I have another problem - couple of 2-EPBs where the lights in the trailer coach only come on in one direction. Had forgotten about the first unit as it runs on a schedule where it doesn't reverse, but the second one is a new issue. I've tried changing the conductive couplings to no avail. However the trailer from a 3rd 2-EPB works fine in both motor coaches, so it's not a problem with the coupling or the motor coach.

 

And if I replace the coupling with a piece of copper clad sleeper strip so that both connections are bridged, then the lights work correctly in both directions. 

 

Any ideas?

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38 minutes ago, RFS said:

The replacement arrived today and all is well with the new one.

 

Now I have another problem - couple of 2-EPBs where the lights in the trailer coach only come on in one direction. Had forgotten about the first unit as it runs on a schedule where it doesn't reverse, but the second one is a new issue. I've tried changing the conductive couplings to no avail. However the trailer from a 3rd 2-EPB works fine in both motor coaches, so it's not a problem with the coupling or the motor coach.

 

And if I replace the coupling with a piece of copper clad sleeper strip so that both connections are bridged, then the lights work correctly in both directions. 

 

Any ideas?

 

I have the same problem with one of my 2-EPBs.

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2 hours ago, tender said:

 

I have the same problem with one of my 2-EPBs.

 

I've contacted Bachmann with the issue and will report back what they say.

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On 12/01/2021 at 18:10, tender said:

 

I have the same problem with one of my 2-EPBs.

 

I got a quick reply from Bachmann but not of much help. Just suggested I return the units for repair at £26 + parts  (per unit) + cost of sending. As I mentioned earlier, coupling the coaches with a short piece of copper-clad strip, whereby the two connections are electrically joined, solves the problem. What I've done temporarily is wedge a thin piece of phosphor-bronze strip in the coupling pocket of the trailer coach and then connected up with the usual conductive coupling. Bit of a lash-up but it works for now. 

 

I don't really understand the wiring of the 2-EPB. With the 4-CEP there's one wire for the head codes (F0) and one wire for the interior lighting (F1). Still two wires with the 2-EPB but F0 works both. If tilt the trailer coach of a working model so that only the wheels on one side are making electrical rail contact, then the lights dim. But with the unit with my lash-up fix, the lights go out. I suspect it's the PCB that has the fault but I'll live with it for now. 

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