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by heda
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 0-4-0 body swap
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Hornby 0-4-0 body swap

I decided to go for the GWR class 101, as its the same chassis as the two trains I already have but I prefer the look of the body for my shunter. Browsing ebay someone is selling the Santa Express train, which is the same as the 101 but in different livery brand new for £15.75 including postage. Pre...
by heda
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Selling/Trading in surplus rolling stock with the likes of Hattons and Rails.
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Selling/Trading in surplus rolling stock with the likes of Hattons and Rails.

I agree a retailer will give you rock bottom price, after all they are a business and out to make a profit. Offer them on here first, no selling fees, then Ebay.
Dave
by heda
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 63
Views: 4847

Re: A 1944 themed layout

Well E2E, looking at your inn what you have inside is superior to me ! Anyway I don't have any actual links but if you do a search in Google images using different phrases, 1940's shop interiors, shop fronts, shop displays etc you will come up with loads of stuff. For the shop walls and floorboards ...
by heda
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 63
Views: 4847

Re: A 1944 themed layout

A couple more pictures of the shop interior, not very good quality as they were taken very close up but might show better how I did it. Everything was downloaded, resized and printed. After cropping the pictures to cut out what I don't want I past them on to a word document, they can then be resized...
by heda
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 63
Views: 4847

Re: A 1944 themed layout

Thanks Mountain, I like to add detailing to buildings, as well as putting figures in trains, I think it adds a lot to the realism especially with buildings at the front of the layout. The shop detail is just downloaded pictures of an old grocery shop resized and stuck to mounting card very easy to d...
by heda
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 63
Views: 4847

Re: A 1944 themed layout

Spent some time running trains today, sorting out the best runners. One of the best is an old Mainline collet, I wasn't sure whether to buy it given there bad reputation but after a service and new brushes it turned out to be a lovely runner, I will add a couple of figures. The SR 0-6-0 suits the ol...
by heda
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 0-4-0 body swap
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Hornby 0-4-0 body swap

Thank you, all good advice as allways. The sacks of coal is interesting, it makes the FR ready to go, will just need a respray. Likely that will be my first shunter which gives me time to play around building something else which is a pleasurable part of the hobby for me.
Dave
by heda
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby 0-4-0 body swap
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Hornby 0-4-0 body swap

Trying to get an analogue 0-4-0 steam train to run well at slow speed to use a shunter, I have been tinkering with an old Hornby R353, but not impressed with the pick up reliability despite fitting new wheels and pick ups. I was thinking of fitting a geared motor to slow it down but that wouldn't ov...
by heda
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A 1944 themed layout
Replies: 63
Views: 4847

Re: A 1944 themed layout

I haven't had a lot of modelling time for the past couple of months but at last I've got the man cave back for a while and intending to get some more work done. While I haven't had time for any significant work I have managed to get a few things done, all the wagons and the SR 0-6-0 now have Kadee's...
by heda
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: You won't believe, Home brew motor bogie.
Replies: 13
Views: 405

Re: You won't believe

Thanks Bufferstop, I've managed to find the size and it's near enough the same as a Johnson motor so fitting should be OK. Gearing will be another issue but something I can play with. I'll post when (if) I get it to work.
Dave
by heda
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: You won't believe, Home brew motor bogie.
Replies: 13
Views: 405

Re: You won't believe

Could you measure the length of the motor and gearbox please, I intend to use it to replace a Johnson motor. It might be to slow going down from 20,000 rpm to 2,000 rpm but worth trying as there so cheap..
Dave
by heda
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: You won't believe, Home brew motor bogie.
Replies: 13
Views: 405

Re: You won't believe

Very interesting, I've got an 0-4-0 sitting on my 'work in progress' shelf that I'm planning to gear down to use as a slow speed shunter. If I can fit one of the geared motors to give a top scale speed of say 10 mph it would be ideal.
Dave
by heda
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How Tall (yard lighting)
Replies: 18
Views: 629

Re: How Tall (yard lighting)

I think the height in that last picture looks about right, my thinking is that making them higher than the telegraph poles, height difference, makes more of a feature. Making them nearer the same height would look to uniform.
But as others have said it's what looks right to you.
Dave
by heda
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Changing old Triang wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 365

Re: Changing old Triang wheels

A slight change of plan, I picked up a Triang car carrier (R342) in poor condition but with the newer bogies for £5. So I hope to be able to use the bogies, complete with couplings from that. Plan B will be to make the car transporter into something suitable. I have kept a note of how to change the ...
by heda
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Changing old Triang wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 365

Re: Changing old Triang wheels

I've just measured them and they are as you say 10mm. I've got four axles with wheels measruring just over 11mm so might get away with them, they will only raise the wagon by 0.5mm. If not I'll buy some 10mm wheels.
Dave

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