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FREE E-Z APP® LOCO GIVE AWAY

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EZAppPromo_Consisting_ThumbnailBachmann is sponsoring a FREE E-Z APP® LOCO GIVE AWAY to celebrate the release of consisting and speed-matching in our iOS E-Z App®.

To enter: Like this post and leave a positive Comment (something like “I love consisting”). In addition, if you create a video of yourself using the consist feature and post the video on the Bachmann Facebook page, you can win the E-Z App®-equipped loco PLUS a $50 coupon to use for any products in our web store. One winner who Likes and Comments but doesn’t post a video will be selected at random on June 1, 2017, and will receive a free E-Z App®-equipped loco of his or her choice. One winner who Likes, Comments, AND posts a video will be selected at random on June 1, 2017, and will receive a free E-Z App®-equipped loco of his or her choice PLUS a $50 web store coupon. Please feel free to share.


All_Locos_TextTo enter, do one of the following:

  • Like this post and leave a positive Comment.
  • Like this post, leave a positive Comment, AND post a video of you using E-Z App®-equipped locos in consist on the Bachmann Facebook page – the more interesting the video, the better.

Entries must be posted on the Bachmann Facebook page by May 28, 2017 12PM EDT. The winners will be selected at random on June 1, 2017 and will receive a free E-Z App® loco or a free E-Z App® loco PLUS a $50 web store coupon.



Offer open to residents of the continental U.S. only. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By entering a video in this competition, you agree that your video may be displayed on the Bachmann Trains Facebook page or used in other Bachmann social media or marketing.


The Bachmann E-Z App’s consisting and speed-matching feature which has been recently added to the iOS app let’s you run multiple locos together as a single consist. Face them either direction and position them where ever you want within the train. With Bachmann’s easy to use speed matching your locos will always travel at the right speed.


Now it’s your turn. Put together your E-Z App locos and show us how you can run a consist.


Louisville & Nashville #549 ALCO 2-6-0 – E-Z App

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Union Pacific® #41 ALCO 2-6-0 – E-Z App

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ATSF #9447 Alco 2-6-0 E-Z App

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Pennsylvania RR #3236 Alco 2-6-0 E-Z App

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New York Central #1910 Alco 2-6-0 E-Z App

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ENTER TO WIN

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Enter To WinBachmann’s popular smartphone controlled E-Z App® Trains will be available in steam locomotives this fall, and can now be operated by Android or iOS devices. To celebrate we are giving away a FREE HO Alco 2-6-0 Locomotive with E-Z App® Train control. To enter, reply to our post with either the word “iOS” or “Android”. You’ll have lots of fun running these steam locos from your favorite phone or tablet using our free app. E-Z App® Trains are available at BachmannTrains.com and at a hobby store or online retailer near you.

This offer is open to those 18+ only, living in the continental U.S. The promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.  Winner will be randomly selected by December 1, 2016.

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Controlling E-Z App® Trains with Android

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E-Z App® Trains can now be controlled with Android devices using our free Android app available in the Google Play store. Your Android device must be running Android 4.3 or newer to operate E-Z App® Trains.

It is important that your Android is updated to the latest Android software to operate E-Z App® Trains.

The general method for updating your Android software is:

Settings >> General (scroll down) >> About Device >> Software Update

Most devices provide a back-up method (which is recommended prior to performing updates).

CLICK HERE for more information about updating your specific device.


The vast majority of Android devices that meet the minimum requirements and can download the free E-Z App® app will support all aspects of E-Z App®. However, due to the huge number of different Android models and manufacturing standards, issues may be encountered on some devices.

Android 6 (Marshmallow) is compatible with E-Z App®. However, due to changes in Bluetooth permissions with Android 6, the app may not be able to detect the E-Z App® trains properly. To resolve this issue, go to Settings in the OS–> Location and turn on location services. Your E-Z App® trains will now be detected properly in the app. This may require a wi-fi or cellular connection on certain devices.

 

Help us make E-Z® App better

You can help us make E-Z App® better. There are over 5000 Android devices running many different versions of Android. We have tested our control software on as many variations we could get our hands on. Occasionally there may be an issue on a variation we haven’t tested. Fortunately Android has a built in “Crash Report” feature that can help us solve the problem quickly. If you ever experience a “crash” while running the E-Z App® software, you are generally given two options: “Close” and “Report”. Please choose “Report” and add a sentence or two in the space provided to tell us what led up to the crash. This report is sent immediately to us and gives us valuable insight on what caused the crash, and allows us to fix the problem in the next app update. With your help we can quickly solve the problem and make E-Z App® better. Thank you for your help with this.


 

 

 

Please use the links provided below to learn more about updating your specific device:

 

Updates from Wireless Providers:

Verizon Wireless Software Updates
ATT Wireless Device Support
Sprint Device Support
T-Mobile Software Updates

Updates By Manufacturer:

Apple
BlackBerry
Google (Nexus)
HTC
Kyocera
LG
Motorola
Nokia (Microsoft)
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Samsung
Sony



Bluetooth Trains in 2016

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Do you like high tech toys?

 

As one of the world’s oldest and largest model train companies, Bachmann has delighted generations with a classic traditional toy. Now in 2016 Bachmann has teamed up with high-tech game startup BlueRail Trains to release the world’s first bluetooth smart controlled trains. These trains connect directly with bluetooth smart phones and tablets using bluetooth low energy and a free downloadable app. This pairing of a traditional toy (like trains) with high-tech touch devices makes trains accessible again to young and old, and creates a new platform for games and user experiences that work in conjunction with model trains. MadCatz MFI ControllerThe iOS app is compatible with MFI approved game controllers. The bluetooth trains support wireless firmware updates, can be controlled from over 100 ft (33 m), and require no special equipment to operate (other than power and a smart device). The bluetooth low energy modules were designed by Rigado of Salem, OR based on the Nordic nRF51822 SoC which (it turns out) is the perfect platform for wireless train control. 2016 will be the year bluetooth model trains move to the forefront. Look for E-Z App™ trains and related products at BachmannTrains.com, E-ZAppTrainControl.com, BlueRailTrains.com, online train retailers, and a hobby store near you.

You can watch videos from BlueRail trains of bluetooth in action at this link.


Canadian National #4000 – GP35 E-Z App

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