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by D605Eagle
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: D1 oiling.
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: D1 oiling.

Peterm, Some of the later Bachmann locos you need to remove the covers at each end of the motor to actually get to the bearings. One in particular is the blue pullman which you think you've got to the necessary part only to find you need to delve deeper. Considering the way Bachmann often lather the...
by D605Eagle
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Bulleid Leader proposed by KR Models for EOI
Replies: 12
Views: 892

Re: Bulleid Leader proposed by KR Models for EOI

Bigmet wrote:
D605Eagle wrote:His turfburner proved the design could work successfully...

That's a very generous assessment

The design as in a twin cabbed enclosed locomotive, not the use of those particular methods of arriving at such loco.
by D605Eagle
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Bulleid Leader proposed by KR Models for EOI
Replies: 12
Views: 892

Re: Bulleid Leader proposed by KR Models for EOI

His turfburner proved the design could work successfully. It's worth reading the book about the loco. That explains why it suffered so many reliability issues and the fact that most of them were addressed in the second one which was still born. I would have thought a shay would have been the closest...
by D605Eagle
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan class 17 motor
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: Heljan class 17 motor

https://www.oliviastrains.com/trains/mt/heljan-replacement-motors/ Some massive profiteering going on by somebody in the supply chain there! Perhaps someone can discover the origin of these motors and save us all some money? :) Having looked quite extensively into Chinese motor manufacturers I expe...
by D605Eagle
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan class 17 motor
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: Heljan class 17 motor

GeraldH wrote:https://www.oliviastrains.com/trains/mt/heljan-replacement-motors/


Some massive profiteering going on by somebody in the supply chain there!
by D605Eagle
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan class 17 motor
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: Heljan class 17 motor

I have a good quality gear puller, but saying that I think one of the flywheel's might be partially responsible for the balance issues. I was looking at some rather nice very small 5 pole skew wound motors. I was toying with the idea of buying a couple and powering each bogie individually. Might wor...
by D605Eagle
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan class 17 motor
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: Heljan class 17 motor

Simplest is potentially to contact Gaugemaster, as they are now Heljan's agents for parts supply. Be interesting to know if they have them available. Not had to have one of these out yet for replacement, so don't even know the dimensions... I think it's the same motor that in the class 15s and 16s....
by D605Eagle
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann V2
Replies: 19
Views: 3067

Re: Bachmann V2

£230 for a V2? I said no, don't think so! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by D605Eagle
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A Christmas present to myself
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: A Christmas present to myself

My only experience with wavey davey models is an Austerity tank, which runs like a 3 legged dog after a skinful. I've tried pulling it apart to try and find why but there was nothing obvious to see. Ran just as bad after reassembly.
by D605Eagle
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan class 17 motor
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Heljan class 17 motor

I've just bought a new old stock class 17 from the first production run. I knew about the issues the first run had with their motors so expected it to have problems. However it actually runs well except the motor is very loud. I've took the motor out and the problem is its wildly out of balance. Doe...
by D605Eagle
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: RMWeb forum joining???
Replies: 34
Views: 1470

Re: RMWeb forum joining???

It's a bit incestious - as they are actually linked to Bachm*** - try criticising the big B and wait for the storm that will follow - from the admin. Recommend not joining - just rip off any ideas you like - as most potentially useful posts - are rapidly de-generated into armchair modellers spats, ...
by D605Eagle
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Midland, LMS, LMR 1P 0-4-4T
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Re: Bachmann Midland, LMS, LMR 1P 0-4-4T

Bachmann have done a very sensible thing on the traction front: the model has a user exchangeable traction tyred wheelset in the box, so there is a choice available on the traction issue. I am struggling to recall any previous example of a swap-in traction tyred wheelset option provided in RTR OO. ...
by D605Eagle
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby R3839 Standard 2MT 2-6-0 78000
Replies: 17
Views: 1197

Re: Hornby R3839 Standard 2MT 2-6-0 78000

It's so similar to a Bachmann 2mt I think I'll give it a miss. I've too many locos anyway. Saying that I give Hornby a wide birth as a rule anyway with their appalling track record of disintegrating models, p*** poor build quality and even worse customer service.
by D605Eagle
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan class 02
Replies: 5
Views: 845

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: 845

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...

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