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by rejrob
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Gear problem on keith park R2586
Replies: 17
Views: 1385

Re: Gear problem on keith park R2586

Hi there,Oh wo and lack aday???With the current prices of Bulleids I have purchased 2nd hand from several well known firms and on 2 occasions plus another 2 of my own purchased new ,the uneven motion of the locos or just just motor turning and no motion entailed the stripping down.lo and behold in e...
by rejrob
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Q1
Replies: 18
Views: 1802

Re: Hornby Q1

Hi all,fraid only just seen this thread.My over indulgence with locos is I think known, much to the chagrin of my missus.I have 4 of them,3 with the oil pump drive and one without as per the real one The only thing i changed was the pivot on the oil pump ,a metal edge continually rubbing on plastic ...
by rejrob
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: when will she return???
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: when will she return???

Thanks for the info on the old girl,I just wonder if its worth while contacting where she is and enquiring.It surely will not be left in a corner to rust away
by rejrob
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How Did You Start In Model Railways.
Replies: 32
Views: 1500

Re: How Did You Start In Model Railways.

If only my memory went back that far??? Where i lived in Sidcup our parents with my 2 sisters lived downstairs whilst my grandmother and i were upstairs.THe kitchen downstairs housed a New world range,coke boiler in an alcove ,stone sink with a wooden slatted draining board and on the side counter w...
by rejrob
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: when will she return???
Replies: 9
Views: 638

when will she return???

Hi to all with a happy new year to everyone(Despite the bXXXXX)weather.I have tried various websites without any success so can anyone tell met the current state of my favourite loco ever,34067 Tangmere(73A) This was the first loco I ever cabbed, from Victoria back to Stewarts Lane curtesy of the dr...
by rejrob
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: colour of SR class L1 locos in 1958
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: colour of SR class L1 locos in 1958

Hi all,Well the L1 is travelling round well but slower than 900mph,considerably???? Having got the 2 late smokebox plates aBR Bachmann C class 31227,is now 31253 at 73C September will see a further H class on the layout 31177 which just happens to be the one being produced but etched numbers being a...
by rejrob
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: colour of SR class L1 locos in 1958
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: colour of SR class L1 locos in 1958

Thankyou both for your replies.Glad to see someone still listens to me (given up on the Guvnor???)Black it is going to be.The motor is in good nick but I've changed the brushes as a matter of course.I think I've added all the extras I need to, still deciding on whether to fit the cab end of the boil...
by rejrob
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: colour of SR class L1 locos in 1958
Replies: 4
Views: 420

colour of SR class L1 locos in 1958

Hi to all and firstly a very happy and healthy new year.Back when my hair was a trifle darker than now I purchased a triangle L1 31757 with,wait for it,Magnahesion and smoke ???? good eh It still works.having changed to Marits wheels all round.My kids still call it The Fasty. as it travels at a mini...
by rejrob
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Q1
Replies: 18
Views: 1802

Re: Hornby Q1

Hi all,I know its late in the day but I have 4 *Uglies*?? on my layout which are used pretty often.The only problem i got round was the flimsy drive on the oil pump.It involved replacing the plastic pin with a Markits coupling rod pin with the threaded part removed.they all work.I didn,t fancy the i...
by rejrob
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: the final leg ???
Replies: 6
Views: 835

Re: the final leg ???

Hi all and firstly can I say thank you for the invites to move to Scotland.It is a lovely country and truly back in the 1600,s my ancestors came from Caithness (Clan Gunn) then worked their way down through Yorkshire to London and kent.Not many of them had lofts???hehe.Carrying on with the Bulleid t...
by rejrob
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: yet another Bulleid
Replies: 1
Views: 443

yet another Bulleid

Hi all,still sweltering but a 30 second climb into the loft,the reason,having just finished the hastings 6L I felt there was a gap in my Bulleid,s rebuilt that is,used in the south east until the demise of steam there.The rebuilds are I think a bit overpriced but silly old buggers like me still buy ...
by rejrob
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: the final leg ???
Replies: 6
Views: 835

Re: the final leg ???

Hi all,and oh for the rain.Strange but we moan when it rains and now when it does,nt.Proves one thing,nature is the guvnor?? :.Well the 6L is completely finished albeit I had 3 different couplings before the right one??Started off with bachmann short NEM,s,thenkaydee and finally thin brass strip 3 m...
by rejrob
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: the final leg ???
Replies: 6
Views: 835

the final leg ???

Hi all,is it me???or do I get the impression its blxxxy hot,either way its too hot to enter the loft layout.At long last the hastings 6L is mechanically finished and just the numbering to do.First things first is to thank all those who supplied the parts necessary to complete a very long standing wi...
by rejrob
Tue May 29, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: updating, deleting and confusion???
Replies: 1
Views: 430

updating, deleting and confusion???

Hi and a happy modelling day to all.As I have mentioned elsewhere i have just started building my very very long awaited hastings 6L thumper but until I can clarify whether photo bucket will allow forwarding to the forum I am afraid no picci,s.Not being overly small ,crawling under the layout to ret...
by rejrob
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann quality
Replies: 17
Views: 1342

Re: Bachmann quality

Hi all,thank god the snow has gone from its overnight smattering.Both bachmann and hornby have good/bad points depending on what you want.The first loco,s I believe I bought(Memory is a funny thing) were 4 bachmann N class which although all have a noisy motor or gearing still go after nearly 30 yea...

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