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by D605Eagle
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Motorised Carriage
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Motorised Carriage

Acres of glazing and what appear to be see through interiors throughout, with a very large open central saloon. There are few - two? - partitions for simple full height internal bracing of the model's body. Partially glazed clerestory. For sure it is an excellent DIY project. Design effort will be ...
by D605Eagle
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Motorised Carriage
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Motorised Carriage

Drawings I have, took just one Google image search. They are copyright but available for private use. With that many windows, starting with a perspex box would probably the way to do it. Yes you can get "matchboard" plasticard, I can even produce my own using the Cameo Cutter. Now just st...
by D605Eagle
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Motorised Carriage
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Motorised Carriage

Can you get plasticard sheeting embossed with planks? If so the sides should be relatively easy to make overlaying an existing coach
by D605Eagle
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.
Replies: 63
Views: 687

Re: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.

I've done it with a ringfield fitted Hornby diesel using non polarised electrolytic capacitors. It did actually help the loco get over frogs where it used to stutter, but there's no way it would work like in that video. It wouldn't fit in an 0-4-0 either as you need lots of room for the capacitors. ...
by D605Eagle
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: "Previously Owned" via certain big on-line shop
Replies: 16
Views: 264

Re: "Previously Owned" via certain big on-line shop

Thank you all for very helpful and quick replies. Very happy with a couple Hornby very low priced (see their sale of the century) Adderley Halls to be sound-fitted with USA "soundtrax "Econami" UK steam chips. Looking at the older Bachmann Kinlet or Sketty Halls. Any comments on thes...
by D605Eagle
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Motorised Carriage
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Motorised Carriage

How do you fancy a motorised carriage, with windows at the end? Heljan and Rails are making a model of an NER Petrol Electric Railcar. £200 they are 'avin a larf! The advert says pre book is highly recommended. Yeah, like they are really going to sell out fast at that price. If they make more than 5...
by D605Eagle
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Documentary
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Hornby Documentary

It could be really good. The companies fortunes have gone up and down like a whore's draws in the last 50 years! :o :lol: :lol:
by D605Eagle
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hattons Plasser 12t crane
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Hattons Plasser 12t crane

Interesting announcement from Hattons. These cranes are extremely complicated with lots of little detailing features. I must say I was quite surprised at the price. £69. Makes you wonder how £100 more can be justified for a loco that's far less complicated.
by D605Eagle
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.
Replies: 63
Views: 687

Re: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.

I know this is an interloper, but I love this model and it is without doubt the best running 0-4-0 I have ever come across. Where can I find more details on this model and are there other liveries available please D605Eagle? Thanks End2end Its a Dapol B4, available in many liveries, and also two ca...
by D605Eagle
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.
Replies: 63
Views: 687

Re: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.

Mountain wrote:Second was similar but with square axles. (The only real design that I was less enthusiastic about. They worked but...)

Square axles??? have you got a picture of one of these?
by D605Eagle
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.
Replies: 63
Views: 687

Re: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.

Those Romford wheels. Who makes them today? I would imagine the price would be too expensive to consider. The much extended Romford wheels range is available from Markits and yes they are expensive. Four wheels plus axles will cost you more than a second hand basic Hornby 0-4-0. It's not a full eCo...
by D605Eagle
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Ringfield conversion 2.0
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Ringfield conversion 2.0

I would have thought you should be able to put a chip between the track and the converter input. However there would be no motor feedback. I don't know a thing about DCC, would that be a problem? The motor I'm looking at, the coils are fixed, and the magnets in the outer case rotate, so it should ha...
by D605Eagle
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Ringfield conversion 2.0
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Ringfield conversion 2.0

I know this might be totally OTT, but I've been thinking about making a conversion kit for lima/hornby ringfield drive conversions using a 16 pole 3 phase rare earth motor. I've got a circuit diagram for converting DC into 3 phase AC with a control circuit too. A mate who has custom circuits made in...
by D605Eagle
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.
Replies: 63
Views: 687

Re: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.

@DO605Eagle It was actually my uncle who moved there from the South East that got me interested in model trains with his blue and grey Intercity train set all those years ago! Everytime I visited I pestered him to get the set out and funny enough he did and stilll does work on the railways there. :...
by D605Eagle
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.
Replies: 63
Views: 687

Re: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.

I luuuuuve these! http://i64.tinypic.com/14vie13.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/21qxqg.jpg This rarer green version of Nellie has been modified with Romford wheels. Runs exceptionally well http://i65.tinypic.com/2czpwts.jpg And finally, I know this is an interloper, but I love this model and it is witho...

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