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by GeraldH
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: It's Arrived
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: It's Arrived

Looks very nice and you've done a cracking job on the Lima one too :)
by GeraldH
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Tank loco motor wizzing no traction.
Replies: 19
Views: 256

Re: Tank loco motor wizzing no traction.

The worm wheel has worn out and is not longer meshing correctly with the worm. New Railway Modellers Shop doesn't currently have the part[?], but the parts below should fix it - check with Peter's Spares first. It might be best to replace the worm as well. You will have to remove one of the centre ...
by GeraldH
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Tank loco motor wizzing no traction.
Replies: 19
Views: 256

Re: Tank loco motor wizzing no traction.

The worm wheel has worn out and is not longer meshing correctly with the worm. New Railway Modellers Shop doesn't currently have the part[?], but the parts below should fix it - check with Peter's Spares first. It might be best to replace the worm as well. You will have to remove one of the centre w...
by GeraldH
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Magnifng Light
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Re: Magnifng Light

I have an illuminated magnifying glass on a bendy arm that clamps to the desk, so it's hands free. I think it came from Maplins originally. It's probably the most useful tool I have ever bought. It gets used for all kinds of things including non railway tasks, e.g. removing splinters, replacing watc...
by GeraldH
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Another Triang Clerestory conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Another Triang Clerestory conversion

Impressive work. I love the Triang Clerestories. I just wish that Hornby would make a matching all third and some interiors. Making some non-clerestory roofs would be nice too. Ideal for the Railroad range.
by GeraldH
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 459
Views: 90641

Re: The BNR (another way)

The Pewsley coaling stage is now complete and in operation. The landscaping team have also been busy and have recently taken delivery of some additional vegetation. The signal box still needs glazing and fitting out.

PewsleyDepot.JPG
by GeraldH
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 459
Views: 90641

Re: The BNR (another way)

The new level crossing has been causing a few issues The gates are fine when set against the road, but one pair overlap when the road is open. Workmen have been carefully filing the gate suppports to try and resolve the issue. Fortunately there is not a lot of motor traffic on the road :) . LC.JPG
by GeraldH
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 459
Views: 90641

Re: The BNR (another way)

Now that most of the trackwork on the Pewsley extension is complete, the track gang have been able to sort out some long standing issues at the junction. After the earthquake improvements were made in the goods yard, but the modified track was never ballasted. A stock of ballast had been built up in...
by GeraldH
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Fixing old(ish) Hornby couplers back onto wagon
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Fixing old(ish) Hornby couplers back onto wagon

If it's the rivet that secures the coupling to the chassis that 's gone awol, then fill the hole in the chassis where the rivet was with Milliput or some other filler. When the filler has set, drill a small pilot hole through the filler with a pin vice and then use an appropriate sized self tapping...
by GeraldH
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clackwick Circa 1955
Replies: 116
Views: 12049

Re: Clackwick Circa 1955

Lovely layout and you have created a realistic spacious feel. How big is it?
by GeraldH
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 459
Views: 90641

Re: The BNR (another way)

There has been quite a burst of activity on the BNR of late. The Emporer has decreed that something needs to be done to tackle air quality and has suggested that the magnolia colour of the sky at Globble Island and over the Pewsley extension indicates a serious issue. Local scientists have discovere...
by GeraldH
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan class 17 motor
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: Heljan class 17 motor

D605Eagle wrote:
GeraldH wrote: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? :)
by GeraldH
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Fixing old(ish) Hornby couplers back onto wagon
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Fixing old(ish) Hornby couplers back onto wagon

If it's the rivet that secures the coupling to the chassis that 's gone awol, then fill the hole in the chassis where the rivet was with Milliput or some other filler. When the filler has set, drill a small pilot hole through the filler with a pin vice and then use an appropriate sized self tapping ...
by GeraldH
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Changing gear ratio
Replies: 8
Views: 526

Re: Changing gear ratio

Those gears might be useful for building some industrial scenes or even making a crane? The more recent Hornby 0-4-0s have been tamed, so you could pick up one of the new ones for the chassis and sell the new body with your old chassis. Just be open about it when you sell it, someone will buy it if ...
by GeraldH
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan class 17 motor
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: Heljan class 17 motor

https://www.oliviastrains.com/trains/mt ... nt-motors/

Removal of the flywheel is reputedly extremely difficult and so it might be worth paying the extra to have the retailer do it.

Gaugemaster might also have them, although navigating their Heljan Spares website requires a PhD :) .

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