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by D605Eagle
Sat May 30, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Crowd funded proposal for EE Gas Turbine 3 in OO
Replies: 26
Views: 2678

Re: Crowd funded proposal for EE Gas Turbine 3 in OO

First painted running example here in the UK now. I must say it looks mighty impressive. It has sound too if you like that sort of thing.
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by D605Eagle
Fri May 01, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Covid Rip Off or Bargains
Replies: 16
Views: 732

Re: Covid Rip Off or Bargains

I do have to say despite lacking the level of detail and even a cab interior, the Lima 31 is a much better shape than the hornby offering, it just looks more convincing. One thing I do enjoy is bringing Lima locos up to a higher standard of detail, and refining their mechanisms to make them smoother...
by D605Eagle
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Covid Rip Off or Bargains
Replies: 16
Views: 732

Re: Covid Rip Off or Bargains

Makes me laugh the prices some people and shops ask for Lima locos especially. What makes me laugh even more is when people pay the silly prices asked for them. Lima are fine, but only at cheap prices!
by D605Eagle
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Oxford Rail - Adams Radial.
Replies: 16
Views: 787

Re: Oxford Rail - Adams Radial.

The Dapol Terrier should be arriving fairly soon as there has been approved painted examples for quite some time now, however with whats going on, that might affect things somewhat. You never can tell with manufacturers anyway, the Hornby class 91 for example, when announced they were making claims ...
by D605Eagle
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby or Bachmann model.
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Hornby or Bachmann model.

B1, Hornby is the best, same with A4, but the hornby ones are badly built, 4-6-0 4mt and class 08s it's debatable, class 66, Bachmann all day. Can't comment on the hattons one, I've not seen one. . I can't think of any others going head to head without including railroad range which isn't meant to c...
by D605Eagle
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Lima class 40 motor upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Lima class 40 motor upgrade

I had a good long hard think about this. I came up with the idea of using the more powerful 12.5mm 9v CD motor with a 11 tooth gear on it. I cut the rear bearing completely off the motor bogie leaving a hole large enough for the gear wheel to go through. The top of the hole I just filed with a small...
by D605Eagle
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Cheltenham and Gloucester Tramroad
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: The Cheltenham and Gloucester Tramroad

That's a really interesting article, thanks for posting.
by D605Eagle
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Lima class 40 motor upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Lima class 40 motor upgrade

I've been keeping my eye out for a pooped Bachmann version, but so far nothing at the right money. I'll have a think about the dummy wheel as an alternative.
by D605Eagle
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Lima class 40 motor upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Lima class 40 motor upgrade

Its not struggling to provide traction, just Lima motors are so noisy and crude. From what I've read Lima CD motor upgrades only are really any use when its a 4 wheeled power bogie due to the motor hitting the center wheel. You can get super slim motors but they are very feeble. I need to take anoth...
by D605Eagle
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Lima class 40 motor upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Lima class 40 motor upgrade

Hi, has anybody ever upgraded the motor in a Lima class 40, and if so, how did you do it? I have a Limby one which is great, but the cost of getting a powered chassis for my Lima ones is prohibitive.
by D605Eagle
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby-Dublo 8F, real ringfield drive
Replies: 12
Views: 959

Re: Hornby-Dublo 8F, real ringfield drive

I have an earlier version of the Dublo 8F with the motor that looks like a Triang XO4. No idea what the Dublo name is for it. Pulls really well but needs to be driven as it runs away on down grades. The only thing I don't like about it is the centre drivers being flangless. Not easy to change them e...
by D605Eagle
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Diode voltage dropper
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Diode voltage dropper

Hi D605Eagle, what do you mean by "4 pairs in opposite directions"? Do you mean to run the motor in either direction? Technically the voltage across will be the same. Is this in a locomotive running on DC though? 2 diodes soldered together in parallel in opposite directions so the current...
by D605Eagle
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Diode voltage dropper
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Diode voltage dropper

Suzie wrote:It would make no difference as long as they remain in inverse pairs.

Thanks. That's what I thought would be the case. I was just not 100% sure.
by D605Eagle
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Diode voltage dropper
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Diode voltage dropper

Quick question.... I have fitted 8 diodes to drop the voltage to a CD motor (4 pairs in opposite directions). Would it make any difference if I had all of them on one side of the motor compared to half on one side and the other half on the other?
by D605Eagle
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Ivatt 4MT
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Ivatt 4MT

Yeah a 5 pole screw wound would be ideal. Not a huge fan of these tiny bachmann 3 pole motors, but if I can bushes then I would fit them. Ebay threw a blank so probably not available.

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