2-6-4 Locomotive & Tender

Bachmann Industries, Inc.
1400 East Erie Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124 USA
www.bachmanntrains.com
Customer Service Telephone 800-356-3910
2-6-4 LOCOMOTIVE & TENDER INSTRUCTIONS
Thank you for purchasing a Williams by Bachmann® locomotive. This locomotive has been manufactured to provide
years of use and enjoyment. Please follow the simple instructions below.
This locomotive has been greased and tested before leaving the factory. Before operating, please lightly lubricate the
points shown in the diagram below. Do not over-lubricate and take extra care to avoid getting lubricants on the wheel
surfaces or traction tires.
1. For the axles and coupler pivot points Marked A, we recommend that you lubricate with a small amount of light
oil such as Bachmann E-Z Lube® #99984 Light Gear Oil. You may also want to put a very small amount on the
rotating points of the side rods. Do not over-lubricate.
2. For areas that require electrical flow, such as roller pick-ups Marked B, please use Bachmann E-Z Lube®
#99981 Conductive Contact Lube. Never use any Teflon® based oil on these areas because this type oil has
insulating properties.
OPERATION
After unpacking the locomotive, make sure that the uncoupling plunger is in the correct position with the pin inserted in
the knuckle (see figure 1). Failure to do so will allow the uncoupling plunger to contact the center rail and a direct short
will occur when power is applied to the track. We recommend using an AC hobby transformer with maximum voltage
output of 18 VAC and a wattage rating of at least 90 watts.
Throttle Control
The throttle control will allow you to operate your train at a wide range of speeds. Slowly turn the control knob until you
are familiar with the response of the locomotive that you are operating. Please note that our sound systems require 6 volts
or greater to operate correctly.
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Whistle Operation
To operate the horn of your locomotive, simply depress the horn /whistle button on your transformer. Our True Blast™
Whistle will play a 6 second sequence one time.
Bell Operation
To operate the bell on your locomotive, press and hold the bell button for one second. To stop the bell, press and hold the
button for one second.
Direction Control
Williams reverse units sequence FORWARD, NEUTRAL, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, and again FOWARD. To sequence
the reverse board, simply depress and hold the direction button, release the button 1 second after the train has come to a
complete stop. PLEASE NOTE: If you do not wait for your train to come to a complete stop the reverse unit may not
always sequence properly. After approximately 7 seconds without power, the reverse board will reset to FORWARD.
Smoke Unit
This locomotive is equipped with an operating smoke unit. If you wish to use this feature add 10-15 drops of the supplied
smoke fluid into the smoke stack of the locomotive. Use only Williams by Bachmann® or Bachmann® Fluid. Other
brands may be too thick and clog the unit.
Uncoupling
This locomotive is equipped with operating knuckle couplers on the rear of the tender. To uncouple, position the
uncoupling plunger over the center of electro-magnetic track uncoupling section and activate the magnet.
PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Disassembly Instructions
For periodic maintenance, you will have to remove the body shell to gain access to some of the parts that require
servicing. The body shell is attached with three screws on the bottom of the locomotive chassis. The front screw is located
under the lead truck mounting bracket. You will have to remove the lead truck to gain access to this screw. There are two
additional screws in the rear. See Figure 1 for the location of the rear mounting screws. After servicing, carefully guide
the handrails into the holes on the front pilot. Next re-attach the body shell using care not to over-tighten the screws.
Lubrication
We recommend that you lubricate as directed on page 1 every 10 hours of operation. In addition, you also should check
the motor gearbox every 25 hours. To gain access to the gearbox, remove body shell as instructed above. Next, unscrew
the screws that cover the grease box (two small Phillips-head screws in front of the motor assembly). Inspect the gears and
apply any necessary lubrication. We recommend Bachmann E-Z Lube® #99982 Grease, or equivalent. Replace the gear
box cover when complete.
Traction Tire Replacement
Our traction tires are very durable and should not need replacing very frequently. They should last hundreds of hours
under normal conditions. If they wear out prematurely, check to make sure your track joints are tight. Gaps in your track
can cause damage to the tires. To replace the traction tires, you will need to remove the side rods. There are two Hex
screws and one Phillips-head screw on each side. Note the positions of the rods and any spacers. Remove old tire if
present, clean wheel groove with any degreasing agent making sure to follow the safety and handling instructions on
the degreasing agent’s bottle. Wipe dry with paper towel or clean rag. Stretch the new traction tire over the wheel
making sure that it does not twist and seats smoothly in the wheel groove. Re-attach the side rods. Test to make sure the
rods move freely before applying power to the locomotive. Check at least one complete rotation of the wheels before
applying any power. You can manually spin the flywheel on the end of the motor to make the wheels spin,.
Light Bulb Replacement
This locomotive uses an 8 volt grain of wheat light bulb Part Number 344-02-04. It plugs into the voltage regulator board.
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Printed In China
Bachmann Industries, Inc.
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1400 East Erie Ave, Philadelphia,
PA 19124 USA
www.bachmanntrains.com
Customer Service Telephone 800-356-3910
Part Number
Description
2-6-4 LOCOMOTIVE BODY & BODY PARTS
1026-06-05
Boiler Body
1499-E003
Ornamental Bell & Bracket
1-26060DPM
Bell Mounting Screw
344-02-05N
Ornamental Whistle
433 08 02
433-08-02
Handrail
d il S
Stanchion
hi
1026-M006R4N
Handrail
1499-E001
Boiler Front - Complete
1-26100DPM
Boiler Front Mounting Screw
344-X020
Green Marker Jewel
344-X003
Headlight Lens
344-M052R4
Number Board
1-20030DFM
Screw for Number Board
g Screw - Front ((under lead truck bracket))
1-30100DPM
Boiler Mounting
1-30120DFM
Boiler Mounting Screw - Rear
CHASSIS PARTS
1499-E007
Drive Chassis w/ helical gear
1499-E009
Front Flanged Wheel
1499-E011
Center Unflanged Wheel
1499-E010
Rear Flanged Wheel w/ groove
1499-X002R1
Traction Tire for Rear Wheel
1499-M013R2N
Axle
1499-M014R2N
Axle for Helical Gear
1499-E008
Eccentric Rod Assembly (includes Left & Right)
1026-06-02
Crosshead
1026-M008
Hex Screw for Crosshead
1499-M001R1
Crosshead Rod
1026-M004
Spacer for Crosshead Rod
1499-M007R2B
Screw for Center Wheel
1499-M003R2N
Main Rod - Left
1499-M004R1N
Main Rod - Right
1026-M016R3N
Hex Screw for Main Rod
1026 E012
1026-E012
L
Lead
dT
Truck
k
1026-M022R2B
Lead Truck Mounting Screw
6-X106-18
Washer for Lead Truck
1212-M016
Spring for Lead Truck
1026-M002R2B
Lead Truck Bracket
1-26060DPM
Screw to Mount Lead Truck Bracket
1026-M017
Trailing Truck w/ drawbar
309-M011B
Trailing Truck Mounting Screw
1026-04-01
Pilot
1-35100DPM
Pilot Mounting Screw
309-M008N
Roller Pickup Assembly
1022-02-04
Roller Pickup Insulator - Top
1499-X001R2
Roller Pickup Insulator - Bottom
1-26050DPM
Roller Pickup Mounting Screw
MOTOR PARTS
1499-E002
1-26080DPM
ELECTRONICS
00247
1023-E001R1
1-35080DPM
1-3.5DNUT
344-02-04
344-02-01
Number Used
1
1
1
1
8
2
1
1
4
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
4
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
Motor Assembly w/Motor Mount
Motor Mounting Screws
1
2
R
Reverse B
Boardd (available
( il bl from
f
your dealer)
d l )
Voltage Regulator Board
Screw to mount Regulator Board
Spacer Nut for Regulator Mounting Screw
Light Bulb w/ attached plug
Smoke Unit with Plug
1
1
1
1
1
1
See Diagram on opposite side for identification. Parts shown in Italics are not illustrated.
2-6-4 Locomotive Parts List Rev 09.22.08
Printed in China
Bachmann Industries,, Inc.
1400 East Erie Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19124 USA
www.bachmanntrains.com
Customer Service Telephone 800-356-3910
Part Number
Description
Number Used
STREAMLINED TENDER BODY & BODY PARTS
1023-05-01
Tender Body Shell
1023-M026R3E
Metal Tender Floor
1-26060DPB
Body Mounting Screw
1022-02-03
Water Scoop
1
1
5
1
CHASSIS PARTS
344-M047A
312-08-01
1499-E004
S
1-20060DPS
293-E001
Front Tender Truck w/ Drawbar
Rear Tender Truck w/ Coupler
Roller Pickup Assembly
o e Pickup
c up Mounting
ou
g Screw
Sc ew
Roller
Operating Coupler Assembly
1
1
2
2
1
ELECTRONICS
00246
True Blast II - Steam Version (available from your dealer)
1
See Diagram on opposite side for identification. Parts shown in Italics are not illustrated.
Streamlined Tender Parts List Rev 09.22.08
Printed in China
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