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by D605Eagle
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan class 02
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Heljan class 02

Mountain wrote:DJH used to do a class 02 beginners kit in 00 gauge if I remember correctly? I think I have the right make.

digging deep here.....but wasn't it marketed as their "starter" kit for getting into kit building?
by D605Eagle
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan class 02
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Heljan class 02

Heljan have announced OO and O gauge models of a YEC class 02 shunter. One of my favorite shunters that ran on BR. I've actually been on the lookout for a gauge 12" to the foot for some time LOL nothing yet though. Rails are taking preorders for the O gauge version at £288.15. No word on OO gau...
by D605Eagle
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2020 range EFE J94
Replies: 30
Views: 1078

Re: 2020 range EFE J94

I've two class 41s and both run exceptionally well. Powerful and quiet. The motor is far from garbage.
by D605Eagle
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Railroad 9F fail
Replies: 10
Views: 1442

Re: Railroad 9F fail

Somewhat later... how did you do on it? Sorry I forgot to update this. I came across the front of a 9F being sold very cheap as the chassis block was rotting away and would no longer run, so I swapped the crosshead and connecting rod on that side. Still running fine now with no sign of premature we...
by D605Eagle
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan class 25/3
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Heljan class 25/3

All I can add to that is when Heljan asked to measure up D5705 we dragged it out and their guys climbed all over it with a ruler and notepads. The CoBo is one of their better efforts despite the rather crude approach to the job. Maybe they were the A team? :lol:
by D605Eagle
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan class 25/3
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Heljan class 25/3

After a big fanfair of Heljan doing a "better" class 25/3 than Bachmanns, effort, the first pictures of a factory painted example have been released. Underwhelmed would be the best way to describe it TBH. Something is very wrong with the shape of it. I can't be sure but the cab looks too f...
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: 3074

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: 922

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: 922

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: 1089

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: 419

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: 516

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: 443

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: 516

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: 516

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...

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