Category Archives: 1. Getting Started

4. Running your Train

After touching the name of your train (displayed on the E-Z App® home screen), you will automatically navigate to the Train Control screen. On this screen you will see familiar touch controls that will allow you to control the train:

Start Button

start button

Use this button to start up your train. When your train is running, this becomes a “shut down” button that powers your train off.



Slide the throttle up and down to make your train go faster or slower.

Loco Stop

stop button

Push this button to stop your train. The lights and sounds will stay powered.

Direction (Fwd/Rev)

direction button

This button controls the direction of your train. Your train must be stopped to change directions.

Long Horn

horn button - long

Plays a long horn sound.

Short Horn

horn button - short

Plays a short horn sound


bell button

Plays a continuous bell sound. The bell sound will continue playing till you hit this button again.


light button

Toggles headlight on and off.

Stop All

Stop All

This will stop all the E-Z App®-equipped trains you are connected to on your layout.


Other buttons on the Train Control screen will be described in the Customizing and Advanced Features section.

3. Connecting to your Train

Once you have downloaded the E-Z App® to your smart device, you are ready to run your train. Be sure Bluetooth® is enabled on your smart device and launch E-Z App®.

Non-DCC users: Place your locomotive on the rails and power up the track. If your track is powered by a Bachmann DC Speed Controller/HO Transformer, turn the power all the way up. If you are using a non-Bachmann power supply, please do not exceed 16 to 18 volts of power to the track.

DCC users: The E-Z App® locos default to DC-Mode until connected to the smartphone app. Please launch the app on your smart device prior to setting your loco on a powered DCC-layout for the first time. This will prevent the loco from rolling the moment you set it on powered track.

E-Z App® Trains have not been thoroughly tested on “pulse power” transformers.

Within 3-10 seconds after launching the app and powering the locomotive, your Bachmann E-Z App® train will appear on your device screen. You can now operate your train by selecting it on the main screen. NOTE: At any time you can customize the train’s description by going to “Settings” (the Gear icon) on the Train Control screen.

2. Download the E-Z App®

Tap “App Store” on your Bluetooth 4-supported Apple smart device (or “Play Store” on your Android running Android 4.3 or newer) and then search for “Bachmann E-Z App” to download the free Bachmann E-Z App® to your smart device.

1. Introduction

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Congratulations on the purchase of your Bachmann E-Z App™-equipped train. This will let you enjoy all the ease of touch-screen control through your smart device and the benefits of Bluetooth® 4 wireless technology.