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by LittleReggie
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Kato Eurostar power cars uncoupling
Replies: 2
Views: 995

Re: Kato Eurostar power cars uncoupling

Hi.

Probably a bit late now, but this normally happens when the pegs aren't engaged properly in the first place. It's very easy to do this. When they are engaged properly they don't come apart without tilting the coaches.
by LittleReggie
Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Fitted Loco
Replies: 5
Views: 725

Re: DCC Fitted Loco

Thanks for the advice. The reason I asked was that Hattons were doing Dapol N scale DCC fitted Britannias significantly cheaper than doing it yourself. Dapol are usually quite particular about decoders for their models, so presumably they would be fitted with something they recommend. As it happens,...
by LittleReggie
Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Fitted Loco
Replies: 5
Views: 725

DCC Fitted Loco

Hi,

Apologies if this is a stupid question, but if a model comes "DCC Fitted" by the manufacturer, does it mean the decoder will have been programmed for optimum performance for that particular model, or does it mean they have literally just fitted a chip?

Thanks.
by LittleReggie
Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Topslots 'n' Trains
Replies: 0
Views: 898

Topslots 'n' Trains

http://www.topslotsntrains.com/topslotsntrains/index.asp I had a good experience with this store. I suppose you'd class them as a "box shifter", but they had Kato Unitrack items I wanted that no other UK supplier had in stock (they also sell other manufacturers like Hornby, Gaugemaster etc...
by LittleReggie
Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wheel cleaner
Replies: 8
Views: 1261

Re: Wheel cleaner

Having used abrasive cleaners, like the Peco wire brush, for many years, I have now stopped using them on plated wheels. Prolonged use of these cleaners seemed to scratch/remove the nickel plating. I wondered about this myself but rather hoped they wouldn't sell something that could potentially rem...
by LittleReggie
Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wheel cleaner
Replies: 8
Views: 1261

Re: Wheel cleaner

I am not sure if this is helpful but I also model in N and use the peco brush etc but only for moving the wheels on, for cleaning I use a cotton bud dipped in IPA, then move the wheels on and repeat. The loco is upside down in a home made cradle of MDF attached to the side of the baseboard and line...
by LittleReggie
Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Real Time Tracking
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

Re: Real Time Tracking

It might be some sort of DNS issue as the link still works for me. However, there does seem to be something going on with the site - the trains keep freezing and disappearing completely for me at the moment. Having spent some time watching train movements (sad, I know) trains do have a habit of jump...
by LittleReggie
Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wheel cleaner
Replies: 8
Views: 1261

Re: Wheel cleaner

I'd like to know too. I almost bought one of these a few weeks ago, but as I have some models with traction tyres I wanted something that would work for everything, so I ended up getting a Peco brush and scraper set. I model in N and to be honest I find the implements too large and the whole thing t...
by LittleReggie
Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: New Kato Eurostar Imminent?
Replies: 12
Views: 1995

Re: New Kato Eurostar Imminent?

I managed to get some spare pantographs from a Japanese model shop - very easily in fact. My Eurostar is now complete and running beautifully. I'm still tempted to get another one, although all my other stuff is DCC. I know they can be converted, but they're not exactly plug and play.

Cheers.
by LittleReggie
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: How to open a Farish coach to install lighting?
Replies: 9
Views: 2036

Re: How to open a Farish coach to install lighting?

I've packed it all away now, but I'm pretty sure electrical contact is through the axles. The issue in my case was poor contact between wheels and track. I applied a miniscule amount of power-lube to one coach's wheel treads as per the instructions, and this seems to have worked wonders. I shall hav...
by LittleReggie
Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: How to open a Farish coach to install lighting?
Replies: 9
Views: 2036

Re: How to open a Farish coach to install lighting?

I've just taken my extended Dapol HST set out of hibernation for a quick experiment. All coaches are fitted with Dapol light bars, and I noticed very quickly that the lights in the coaches that came with the original set were flickering very badly, but the two add-on coaches were virtually flicker-f...
by LittleReggie
Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Graham Farish 6-car Pullman Boxed Set
Replies: 6
Views: 1063

Re: Graham Farish 6-car Pullman Boxed Set

Yes, there appear to be plenty retailers with stock of the yellow ended version, at a far cheaper price. Unfortunately, like you, I much prefer the look of the blue ends. I have found one retailer with stock (maybe only one left) of the original blue ended version at around £275. This is still much ...
by LittleReggie
Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Sets - Plain DCC or E-Link?
Replies: 16
Views: 2564

Re: Hornby Sets - Plain DCC or E-Link?

The Hornby R1184 Western Express set at £125 from the Liverpool shop seems like an absolute bargain to me. My local model shop is selling this set for £299, and most other retailers for £200 plus. I'm very tempted to get one myself, just to play around with.
by LittleReggie
Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Graham Farish 6-car Pullman Boxed Set
Replies: 6
Views: 1063

Re: Graham Farish 6-car Pullman Boxed Set

Is this the Midland Pullman (Collectors Edition) with the blue ends? Been looking at this myself - very tempting, but expensive...
by LittleReggie
Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: day out
Replies: 8
Views: 1044

Re: day out

of to swindon outlet tommorow for wife and for me hornby hobbies plus museum of gwr if i can Just done exactly the same! I was quite impressed with the museum - for instance, I've never had the opportunity of walking full length underneath a steam train before. The train simulator and signal box ar...

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