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by D605Eagle
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: BR blue popularity
Replies: 11
Views: 142

Re: BR blue popularity

In the preserved diesel world BR blue is very popular. Its got to the point when you get sick of seeking so many blue locos. I would put money on theres 10 blue diesels for every 1 blue and grey coach, and blue diesels look so stupid pulling blood and custard or older.
by D605Eagle
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dapol factory fitted DCC sound announcement
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Dapol factory fitted DCC sound announcement

I wonder what the % are of people who run DC, DCC and DCC sound now?
by D605Eagle
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Ivatt 2-6-2t 2MT front pony axle
Replies: 16
Views: 165

Re: Ivatt 2-6-2t 2MT front pony axle

You can't use a steel axle on these as the two halves are electrically opposed. It uses these wheels for pickup. Yes there is a new chassis version of these, but they are eye wateringly expensive for some reason.
by D605Eagle
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Ivatt 2-6-2t 2MT front pony axle
Replies: 16
Views: 165

Re: Ivatt 2-6-2t 2MT front pony axle

I think this is why the isolator splits in the first place as its super tight fit. You might want to use a vice to push one wheel into it and the again once you have put the axle assembly into the pony truck. Knowing how old Bachmann tooling has worn, the hole has probably got even smaller now so be...
by D605Eagle
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: First radius
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: First radius

I believe the Limby class 20 had only two traction tyres on the power bogie, but pickups on all 8 wheels. The Lima one had 4 traction tyres which was somewhat of an overkill, but I think they may have done it because of the heavy weight on the non powered bogie, who's pickup arrangement acted as if ...
by D605Eagle
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Roco Kameralok
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Roco Kameralok

I built a camera wagon which worked really well. The only problem is I never got round to putting an scenery on my layout at the time so it was pretty much a pointless exercise!
by D605Eagle
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Very slow Class 08
Replies: 16
Views: 248

Re: Very slow Class 08

Drags the voltage down ;)
by D605Eagle
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: First radius
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: First radius

Very strange as mine never worked from new as its pick ups were on the wheels with the traction tyres. I sold it on a month or so for half the price I paid for it showing the faults it had. The new owner was prepared to sort the issues. Was it just the one I'd bought had this? Sounds like it had be...
by D605Eagle
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: First radius
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: First radius

The Lima 20 has pickups on the bogie under the cab, and the front bogie is driven with traction tyres on all 4 wheels. There are no pick ups on it. However the gear ratios are all wrong which spoils it's characteristics.
by D605Eagle
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: First radius
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: First radius

You've 4 options. Cheapest is the Lima model, nice body but somewhat flawed temperamental mechanism, Hornby Dublo/Wrenn are a bit crude ( both of these will be very happy on 1st) Hornby railroad, effectively a Lima one with a slightly better drive mechanism, or the one to go for, Bachmann. Fortunate...
by D605Eagle
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Very slow Class 08
Replies: 16
Views: 248

Re: Very slow Class 08

Here is a picture of it naked (over 18s only!) I bought in a second hand bundle, wheels and contacts cleaned up. I can remove the motor unit but can't see how to get the plastic frame off if I was to clean the brushes. I think it's a toy version as it was with with Dinosafari set. Thanks for advice...
by D605Eagle
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: I'll be back: return of the Midland Beyer Garratt
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: I'll be back: return of the Midland Beyer Garratt

I didn't have motor issues, mine was badly built compensation and woefully inadequate valvegear disintegrating. I still haven't got round to repairing it.
by D605Eagle
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Very slow Class 08
Replies: 16
Views: 248

Re: Very slow Class 08

Its a railroad version
by D605Eagle
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Relco Track Cleaner
Replies: 14
Views: 430

Re: Relco Track Cleaner

Damp your fingers and put them across the track. If you get a sharp fizz in your fingers, its working. I honestly say that my track stayed so much cleaner when I stopped using mine. I found they just burned dirt onto the track and loco wheels, making them so much harder to clean.

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