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by RFS
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Noisy class 205
Replies: 15
Views: 477

Re: Noisy class 205

I would simply remove the excess - did that on one of mine and simply used a cotton wool bud to do that. You need to leave a sufficient amount in to keep the gears lubricated. The sound does seem like the gears rattling. Perhaps try using the cotton wool bud to extract the excess and smear it over t...
by RFS
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Noisy class 205
Replies: 15
Views: 477

Re: Noisy class 205

It's a while since I worked on mine, but I believe you are correct - it is a tight clip-fit.
by RFS
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Noisy class 205
Replies: 15
Views: 477

Re: Noisy class 205

OK, useful answer, almost certainly drag in the gear train that takes the drive from the worm connected directly to the motor shaft, down to the axles in the bogie. (It should coast smoothly and quietly the best part of a metre, if that part of the mechanism is OK.) Now the crunch question: have yo...
by RFS
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Where to find memory wire?
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Re: Where to find memory wire?

If you search for "memory wire" on Ebay you get nearly 800 hits ...
by RFS
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 99
Views: 153791

Re: BARGAINS!

Absolute bargain ,4 lengths of peco flexi ,brand new never used ,,bargain at £125.99 ,if you are interested then search ,,goldfishinovations,,on eBay :roll: Being as the listing shows 124 sold, I assume the seller is out of stock and hence set the price this high to deter buyers till he has more st...
by RFS
Wed May 27, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby Maunsell coaches.
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Hornby Maunsell coaches.

On the 2-BILs they're clear plastic and part of the glazing. But just looked at a Maunsell coach and they're black so not sure what they're attached to. So have a look yourself - they're fairly obvious - but do proceed with caution!
by RFS
Wed May 27, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby Maunsell coaches.
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Hornby Maunsell coaches.

There are 4 tabs at each corner. You need to carefully push these in with a small screwdriver. I've not opened one myself but if they're the same as the 2-BIL coaches then there's a tab in the centre as well. Best to slide a piece of plastic between the coach sides before pushing the tabs in.
by RFS
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Lenz Digital Plus LS150 not accepting programming
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Re: Lenz Digital Plus LS150 not accepting programming

Did the Hornby transformer supply DC power rather than AC? According to the manual this can damage it.

You can pick up SH LS150s off Ebay quite cheaply these days - around £25-30 or so.
by RFS
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dcc decoder plugs
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Dcc decoder plugs

Just slide a thin-bladed screwdriver underneath and gradually prise up. Fingers are fine - they protect the wires - but you risk bending the pins!
by RFS
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Question about BR Mk1 carriages
Replies: 20
Views: 884

Re: Question about BR Mk1 carriages

I believe they are filler pipes for the toilet water tanks.
by RFS
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Modify and combining standard points and slips
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: Modify and combining standard points and slips

Although the seller claims the unit has live frogs requiring polarity switching that's only partially true. The 3 simple turnouts are Electrofrog but the double slip and diamond crossing are both Insulfrog, so only 3 out of 7 frogs are live. I assume therefor it's Peco code 100 components rather tha...
by RFS
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann 4 road engine shed
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: Bachmann 4 road engine shed

Sounds like his track is fixed to some underlay thereby raising it up so there will most likely be a need to add some packing strips for the shed. My track is on a 5mm underlay, but it extends to the side so the shed sits on that too and I have no problems.
by RFS
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What size spanner?
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: What size spanner?

I believe what you need is the Hornby R913 Connecting Rod spanner. Alternatively, have you tried with a small pair of pliers? I've removed and replaced rods on Hornby locos when changing the wheels and found a small pair of pliers works too.

I have the Expo tool Roger mentioned above.
by RFS
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Help for a beginner - short circuit
Replies: 6
Views: 1658

Re: Help for a beginner - short circuit

In simple terms the tracks in the centre of the points need a break in them. The normal way to achieve this is with the use of insulated rail joiners. No this won't be enough. The layout is DCC so these turnouts positioned here constitute a reverse loop and hence some form of auto-reverser will be ...
by RFS
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: K1 decoder
Replies: 8
Views: 888

Re: K1 decoder

Both the Zimo and Lenz decoders have a similar wiring harness, but there should be plenty of space in the tender to accommodate it.

I believe the "working brakes" is only a feature of Zimo sound decoders.

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