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by D605Eagle
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford Rail N7
Replies: 41
Views: 2698

Re: Oxford Rail N7

Think they are last to be released due to different firebox. I would have thought the sensible thing would have been to do them first.
by D605Eagle
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Ashover Light Railway
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: The Ashover Light Railway

I walked that route as a kid with my dad in the late 70s. There was a surprising amount of stuff left lying around back then, a lot of rails, some of it still in situ. It must have made a very big impression on me because I can remember it so well.
by D605Eagle
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford Rail N7
Replies: 41
Views: 2698

Re: Oxford Rail N7

Circular cross section is how to build a locomotive fire tube boiler. The Belpaire was a silly and expensive aberration away from rationality. Humungous great locos of far greater power output than anything operated in the UK had sensible round top boilers, and the overall count will reveal that gl...
by D605Eagle
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann split chasis A4 body swap
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Bachmann split chasis A4 body swap

Doesn't the dcc ready Bachmann A4 body have built in Cartazzi rear wheel frames instead of the old split chassis one that is a separate item?
by D605Eagle
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?
Replies: 15
Views: 340

Re: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?

Because of the ride height, although the correct replacement wheels are 14.1mm, you need to use 12.5mm ones to stop the coaches riding too high. You can lower the coach onto the bogies to compensate if you want, but it involves a lot of work. The early 70s triang coaches were used up until a few yea...
by D605Eagle
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford Rail N7
Replies: 41
Views: 2698

Re: Oxford Rail N7

Proper? You've lost me lol
by D605Eagle
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford Rail N7
Replies: 41
Views: 2698

Re: Oxford Rail N7

N7 now available in photo grey livery. Odd one to get out first.
by D605Eagle
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford Rail N7
Replies: 41
Views: 2698

Re: Oxford Rail N7

I have 4 OR locos and about 2 dozen wagons. I've not had any issues at all with any of them, the locos in particular are very sweet running. I suspect that the issues that have been seen have been overblown somewhat. Hornby for example, I would guess only about 50% of what I buy from them doesn't ne...
by D605Eagle
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Voltage divider
Replies: 14
Views: 292

Re: Voltage divider

They are CD style motors put in an old ringfield chassis. They run absolutely fine, just are a bit over sensitive especially running slowly. In a couple of diesels I've twin engined them and wired them in series. They behave so well I was just trying to emulate it with a single motor. The total cost...
by D605Eagle
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford Rail N7
Replies: 41
Views: 2698

Re: Oxford Rail N7

I think I might play the waiting game with these, see if they get discounted in 6 - 12 months time.
by D605Eagle
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Class 71
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Class 71

I ended up buying a hornby version of E5001. At £75 for a brand new model, I couldn't say no. It's way better in the flesh than any pictures I've seen, I absolutely love it! Thanks for all your tips and hints, I think I've made the right choice.
by D605Eagle
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2019 Bachmann Speculation Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: 2019 Bachmann Speculation Thread

ooooh let me see.......a class 90? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by D605Eagle
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Adams A12, Jubilee
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Adams A12, Jubilee

I bought on ebay some years ago a Nu cast kit of the above Loco, A12 Jubilee, I thought its about time I finished it, would have liked to have painted it in Malachite but as I live in Spain the easy option was Black, I have googled for pictures of the loco they show the word Southern with the runni...
by D605Eagle
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Hornby Ruston - any alternatives?
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: New Hornby Ruston - any alternatives?

Bachmann class 04 would take you back to the beginning of the 50s, they are available in plain BR black which would be easy to convert to a non BR style. I know they are old and have a split chassis, but they don't seem to suffer the issues that the bigger split chassis kettles suffered from. Howeve...
by D605Eagle
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 1449

Re: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread

Some oddities there. Mk2Fs? Surely most people who wanted them have bought the definitive Bachmann model? Large prairie? Yet another duplication, and of an existing model already? That, as has been shown with every duplicate in the past, has never ended well. It will be interesting to see how well a...

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