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by heda
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 51
Views: 2901

Re: A 1944 themed layout

A few more pictures of my progress, the army depot walls are glued down although they still need capping, tunnel entrances to the back in place, the one by the army base was half scratchbuilt as I couldn't get anything to fit due to the R1 curve and lack of space. There will be a barrier at the road...
by heda
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Weathering Removal.
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Weathering Removal.

It might be worth selling the weathered body on and buying a replacement rather than risk ruining it.
Dave
by heda
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: A permanent 00 layout at last?!
Replies: 10
Views: 521

Re: A permanent 00 layout at last?!

It's always a compromise, trying to squeeze as much as possible into the limited space that most of us have, how about keeping the four tracks on the right hand side where you can have a big station and park trains but going into just two tracks on the left hand side which will give you space for sc...
by heda
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 51
Views: 2901

Re: A 1944 themed layout

Thanks Josh, I appreciate your kind comments, not a lot of progres of late, I was laid up with a stomach bug for a week then spent a week in the (not so) sunny English Riviera. But back now and hoping to catch up a little on the 'what to do next list'. Yes it's quite surprising how you can spend age...
by heda
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Hornby 0-4-0 gears. The next step
Replies: 21
Views: 2873

Re: Hornby 0-4-0 gears. The next step

Yes that's a good point.in my case it's not a problem as my loco is an old hornby with cast metal chassis and will only be shunting half a dozen wagons, not sure if the new lightweight 0-4-0's will pull any better, but I've ordered a couple of gears and will try to get some sort of comparison in due...
by heda
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Hornby 0-4-0 gears. The next step
Replies: 21
Views: 2873

Re: Hornby 0-4-0 gears. The next step

Yes, experementing, for me at least, is part of the fun. In theory the gears I have ordered should make the loco more controlabe at low speeds as well as reducing top speed and increasing pulling power. Changing down from 20 teeth to 26 teeth is quite a difference. They will take a little while to a...
by heda
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Cheap Flock
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: Cheap Flock

If you want to make your own there is another way, it's not new and it's even cheaper than cat litter. Sawdust, a friend of mine does a lot of wood craft and produces loads of the stuff. Mixed some with acrylic, left it in the airing cupboard to dry then gave it a good shake, job done. I've got an i...
by heda
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: sticking wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: sticking wheels

If the loco wheels are sticking it's worth checking the quartering. That is to say the connecting rods on either side should be at 90 degrees to each other, when the rods one side are in the horizontal position the other side should be vertical. Not sure if that makes sense if not you can Google it....
by heda
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Ideas on second hand coach stock
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: Ideas on second hand coach stock

I would say second hand used not pristine, but not to knocked about. My reasoning is that most things are only pristine when they leave the factory/showroom, once used they will show some wear and tear, dirt, whatever. But to 'knocked about' means neglected, uncared for, not well maintained. Just my...
by heda
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Scenic items on ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Scenic items on ebay

Interesting thought, you Linka modellers could offer items on here, as you say rcover the cost of the moulds. The ones I've ordered are resin, is that as easy to mould as the plaster you use, in may case I'm thinking it is less liable to get broken with the layout been moved and Grandsons little fin...
by heda
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Hornby 0-4-0 gears. The next step
Replies: 21
Views: 2873

Re: Hornby 0-4-0 gears. The next step

I have found the S8042 gears at a good price too. As Bufferstop says in the original post they are the same diameter as the existing gear on my old 0-4-0 but with 26 teeth rather than 20. I've ordsered some. Link below. Dave https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TRIANG-S8042-WORM-GEAR-BLACK-DIAM-11-5MM-26-TEET...
by heda
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Hornby 0-4-0 gears. The next step
Replies: 21
Views: 2873

Re: Hornby 0-4-0 gears. The next step

Aah, that's the snag, I thought it was to easy the gear on the 0-4-0 (R255) is only 11.4mm so around 5mm difference, might work if the motor could be shimmed up 2.5mm but not quite as straightforward as I'd hoped.
Back to the proverbial drawing board for the time been.
Dave
by heda
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Hornby 0-4-0 gears. The next step
Replies: 21
Views: 2873

Re: Hornby 0-4-0 gears. The next step

One of my current projects is to get an old Hornby 0-4-0 running at a controlable shunting speed without going digital. To keep the motor turning at a decent speed without the loco racing off the only way I can see is to change the gearing. So as 0-6-0's don't seem to suffer the same speed problem I...
by heda
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Scenic items on ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Scenic items on ebay

Browsing to see what I could spend my money on, came across this seller, I've ordered some stone walling and wooden packing cases. I won't know the quality until they arrive but they do seem excellent value, and they seller was very helpful, messaged me to confirm the order would be dispatched tomor...
by heda
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Derelict signal box
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Derelict signal box

Son in law wants a derelict signal box on his layout so he bought the Fordhampton kit and gave it to me to assemble and paint. I had to build a complete interior although haven't gone into great detail as it can't really be seen anyway. I intend to add a broken downpipe and rusty water stains. Once ...

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