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by GeraldH
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hornby replacement wheels
Replies: 20
Views: 241

Re: Hornby replacement wheels

Peter's Spares do some excellent blackened metal 10mm wheels which are drop in replacements for the Hornby Lowmac, Container Wagon, Bogie Bolster and probably the old Triang Track Cleaning Car. Although they claim to be only 10mm in diameter, they fit fine and the couplings seem to remain at the cor...
by GeraldH
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann 43XX split chassis issues
Replies: 43
Views: 4091

Re: Bachmann 43XX split chassis issues

Mainline 43xx Chassis Replacement The only practical chassis is the Airfix/GMR Prairie chassis, with one traction tyre and a 5 pole motor, but they were very noisy, even when new. The Airfix/GMR Prairie at 220g is lighter than the Hornby at 326g, but both will pull a good load.... In conclusion:- ...
by GeraldH
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: 2721 Class:- Chassis Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: 2721 Class:- Chassis Replacement

I slightly modified one that had the sspp Chinese era chassis design by fitting wheels with no traction tyres. Amusingly hornby set the quartering the opposite direction on the non traction tyred wheelsets compared to the sspp ones. I also added pickups on the centre wheel set and some lead in the ...
by GeraldH
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: 00 Points choice..?
Replies: 23
Views: 675

Re: 00 Points choice..?

... I have got a load of SetTrack insulfrog points and crossovers which I was going to use and cost me a lot of money. Black mark for Peco for continuing to produce and actively market a trash product. Any ideas what I can do with them?... SetTrack insulfrog points are obviously not as good as Elec...
by GeraldH
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 302
Views: 49452

Re: The BNR (another way)

No third rail planned, the 73 is running on diesel which might also explain its limited haulage :) . An extension might be on the cards in the next year or two though...
by GeraldH
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: If you were a model railway manufacturer, what would you make?
Replies: 61
Views: 1062

Re: If you were a model railway manufacturer, what would you make?

Cast metal lamps similar to the green Hornby canopy uprights that would plug into Hornby's plastic platform sections. A detectable plug-in base could also be produced to allow the lamps to be used in other areas. Imagine how many Hornby platform sections are in use on layouts around the world with t...
by GeraldH
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 302
Views: 49452

Re: The BNR (another way)

The British Rail services, which run through the tunnel from the UK to Ballybongle, tend to take a lower profile on the island and only run on the mainline unless there is a special event. BR Stock changes are rare, as vehicles have to be converted to island's 4 foot 1.5 inch gauge. It was recently ...
by GeraldH
Fri May 25, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Shunting ideas.
Replies: 21
Views: 622

Re: Shunting ideas.

Sounds great go for it!
by GeraldH
Fri May 25, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: 0-4-0 quick makeover
Replies: 16
Views: 560

Re: 0-4-0 quick makeover

Nice work, all you need now is a driver leaning out of the cab.
by GeraldH
Fri May 25, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 302
Views: 49452

Re: The BNR (another way)

Workshop staff have finally got around the painting the benches in the BNR's corporate colour of Humbrol 14 French Blue. Passengers were brought in for final bench testing :-) . BenchBarrow.JPG Workshop staff also found two broken wheel barrows in the stores. The over enthusiastic track gang had bro...
by GeraldH
Tue May 15, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Traing R.344 track cleaning car. Any good?
Replies: 16
Views: 533

Re: Traing R.344 track cleaning car. Any good?

.... Does Peter's Spares do replacement wheels for Lima as they used them everywhere (being standard wheels from the H0 range. Yes they do with the different Lima axle length. "Peters Spares PS34 Lima Replacement 12mm Wagon & Coach Wheels (x1 Pair)". https://www.petersspares.com/peter...
by GeraldH
Sat May 12, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Traing R.344 track cleaning car. Any good?
Replies: 16
Views: 533

Re: Traing R.344 track cleaning car. Any good?

Can I just check something please.... These are the actual wheels in comparison to a Hornby 12.6mm R8096 Metal Disk wheel (on the right) TriangTrackCleaner7.JPG I'm not really sure how to measure them properly so I measured the inner wheel giving roughly 10.6mm TriangTrackCleaner8.JPG And the outer...
by GeraldH
Sat May 12, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Traing R.344 track cleaning car. Any good?
Replies: 16
Views: 533

Re: Traing R.344 track cleaning car. Any good?

You wouldn't have a direct link to the item by any chance would you please GeraldH? Thanks End2end Search on Ebay for "Peters Spares PS33 Hornby Replacement Container Lomac 10mm Plain Wagon Wheels" or go to his website at https://www.petersspares.com/peters-spares-ps33-hornby-replacement-...
by GeraldH
Sat May 12, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Traing R.344 track cleaning car. Any good?
Replies: 16
Views: 533

Re: Traing R.344 track cleaning car - An Improvement!!

The only other change I would like is to lose those horrilbe plastic wheels but they are no where near the same diameter as regular Hornby / Bachmann / Peco wheels so not an easy replacement.End2end Peter's Spares do replacement 10.5mm metal wheels which are excellent. I've used them on my Hornby c...
by GeraldH
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 00 Station lamps, seats, running in boards and whatnot
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: 00 Station lamps, seats, running in boards and whatnot

You can make benches from coffee stirrers. By chance I've just been working and this and added it to my layout thread.

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