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by GeraldH
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Removing decals from a Hornby 0-4-0 steam loco
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: Removing decals from a Hornby 0-4-0 steam loco

People have suggested T Cut on a cotton bud in the past, although it can leave a slightly shiny surface.
by GeraldH
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: Beamish Museum
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: Beamish Museum

Great place. I've been a couple of times, well worth a visit.
by GeraldH
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Diesel Trains to Glenburnie Station
Replies: 65
Views: 2447

Re: Diesel Trains to Glenburnie Station

Love the vegetation and the wildlife. Keep up the good work :) .
by GeraldH
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Do the increasing prices of model railways effect how much you spend?
Replies: 32
Views: 908

Re: Do the increasing prices of model railways effect how much you spend?

The increasing cost, complexity and fragility of new models, along with my desire to recycle, reuse and reduce waste means that it is now very rare that I buy brand new rolling stock. I also enjoy fixing and restoring pre-used items :) . Some the the design practices on new models also put me off in...
by GeraldH
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 339
Views: 55869

Re: The BNR (another way)

The workshops have been quieter than usual this winter due to a hand injury to a key member of staff. The window frames of a recently re-wheeled short bogie coach have however been painted black, which greatly improves the appearance. Windows.JPG The line has a surplus of motive power, in part due t...
by GeraldH
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons Pre-owned - whats your experience?
Replies: 19
Views: 983

Re: Hattons Pre-owned - whats your experience?

I have a few gooduns from Hattons in the last year or so. My last one, a Mainline 43XX, had mazak rot, but they sorted it out including return postage without any issue. I'd certainly recommend them, but study the photos in detail as the descriptions occasionally omit damage that is obvious in the p...
by GeraldH
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street
Replies: 83
Views: 3060

Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Great work, you have created a very atmospheric layout. One can imagine being 76 times smaller and wandering around :) .
by GeraldH
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Any hints and tips when using flexi-track?
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: Any hints and tips when using flexi-track?

For significant and tight curves I tend to use Set-track. Now that there are four radii available, Set-track covers most eventualities. You can test it out using a model railway CAD program. When I do have to use flexi-track, I hold it in place and then mark where the cut is required with a fine tip...
by GeraldH
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?

Thanks for all the comments. I'm probably pushing my luck now, but is it possible to do similar for older Hornby DMU's? I have an immaculate (boxed) DMU set that also struggles over points, I was going to sell it but if it's possible to do this (including driven wheels) on it I'd certainly be inter...
by GeraldH
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?

Once the original wheels have been removed, new bearings can be made by glueing matchsticks into the axle-boxes with the new wheels in place. It works best if you drill a small hole into the inside end of each matchstick for the pin point of the axle. Once the glue has dried, the excess can be cut o...
by GeraldH
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Uncoupling Hornby wagons
Replies: 25
Views: 999

Re: Uncoupling Hornby wagons

Made from an old felt tip pen, SIM card packaging, a bit of right angled sprue and some filler. Just push the wagons together to unlock the couplings and slide this underneath.

Uncoupler.JPG
by GeraldH
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: class T9 chassis rot
Replies: 149
Views: 13167

Re: class T9 chassis rot

I have a Hornby Toby. It shows no signs of chassis rot whatsoever. It is about 10 years old and in immaculate condition. I am planning on using the chassis for 7mm narrow gauge use. I didn't know that people have found chassis rot in this loco. Would the chassis be safe to use (As it is like new an...
by GeraldH
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 339
Views: 55869

Re: The BNR (another way)

Santa was obviously having reindeer problems and was hoping to sneak onto a service to the North Pole, via the BNR, to get ready for Xmas. He was unfortunately spotted by two young residents who were concerned that the lack of a chimney in their residence might prevent him from dropping in later :) ...
by GeraldH
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 2239

Re: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread

Probably more of a wish than a guess... :) Railroad Ex Lima 09 with new chassis. Railroad ex Lima 94XX with new chassis. Railroad ex Lima parcels coaches (BR GUV, Ex LMS short bogie one, Ex GWR Siphon, CCT with brakes in line with wheels). Platform lamps & other accessories that plug into the sq...
by GeraldH
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How to Dispose of Used Modelling Blades?
Replies: 7
Views: 307

How to Dispose of Used Modelling Blades?

Does anyone have any suggestions for safely disposing of used modelling blades? As they are made of metal you would think they could be recycled, but I'm not sure that putting them in the recycling bin would be great for workers in recycling plants?

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