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by GeraldH
Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Troublesome Jinty/ J83 chassis
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: Troublesome Jinty/ J83 chassis

I take it these are the same two pegs that were cast into the rear of the chassis block, which located in two apertures in the rear of the bunker on the Jinty moulding? If so sawing this piece off an old worn out chassis casting would be one way to go. The new version of the pegs have to flex to ge...
by GeraldH
Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bachmann Austerity Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 175

Re: Bachmann Austerity Problems

I should add that there have been reports of motors burning out on these due to the coagulated grease. Mine was a very stiff runner and the motor got quite hot before I sorted out the grease. If I'd had a continuous run, I'd probably have fried the motor. Some of my Heljan diesels have had the same ...
by GeraldH
Sat Jul 30, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bachmann Austerity Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 175

Re: Bachmann Austerity Problems

Mine suffered from coagulated grease in the gears and axles which meant that the wheels did not slide across as freely as they should. You may find that removing the old grease and re-lubricating helps.
by GeraldH
Fri Jul 29, 2022 9:14 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Black 5
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: Black 5

I did have a Railroad Black 5 and now have the super detailed version, although I believe that there is a super super detailed new Hornby version coming out soon'ish? As an operator I prefer basic robust models although the Railroad Black 5 was a bit basic even for me. It also suffered from having m...
by GeraldH
Sun Jul 24, 2022 8:50 am
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol electric signals
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Dapol electric signals

I think the box is just a representation of the baseboard, but they could have made it a bit clearer. I don't have any myself so perhaps someone else has better information?
by GeraldH
Sat Jul 23, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 517
Views: 122050

Re: The BNR (another way)

To assist drivers of the ore train a new marker post has been installed at Pewsley so that they know exactly where to position the first ore wagon to leave them enough space to run round before passing over the unloading bridge. IMG_3007_sml.jpg A trial service was operated today with the BNR's flag...
by GeraldH
Thu Jul 14, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Peco Streamline 3-way turnout
Replies: 21
Views: 377

Re: Peco Streamline 3-way turnout

I have one on the BNR and there are one or two locos and items of rolling stock that derail on the left arm exit. When going left the right hand switch rail butts up against another switch rail rather than the stock rail so it makes a less robust connection. I can't remember which items have the iss...
by GeraldH
Sun Jul 03, 2022 9:28 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Have Hornby Abandoned Railroad
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Re: Have Hornby Abandoned Railroad

The latest Railroad prices are rather eye watering, but then prices of most model railway items and everything else are getting that way too :( . At least the collectors fairs are back on: there are some good deals to be had there and there's no high postage charges to contend with :) . It was shame...
by GeraldH
Fri Jul 01, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Troublesome Jinty/ J83 chassis
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: Troublesome Jinty/ J83 chassis

I may have spotted the problem. I have been playing with these chassis for years :) . There are several different versions of these chassis which have evolved and improved over the years. The latest ones have fully flanged wheels and 6 wheel pickup. Earlier ones had flangeless traction tyred wheels ...
by GeraldH
Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Question regarding replacing older wheels with new.
Replies: 18
Views: 488

Re: Question regarding replacing older wheels with new.

The Hornby wheels with square axles are shocking and can jump and/or derail through modern points. I've found the modern Hornby replacements very good, a bit better than the Bachmann ones in my experience. I have had difficulties with Dapol's replacement wheels. Peter's Spares also do good replaceme...
by GeraldH
Sun Jun 12, 2022 9:39 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.
Replies: 333
Views: 46953

Re: Diesels at Crown Point and Sovereign St.

I do like the atmosphere of this layout and the regular appearance of older locos and rolling stock. I'm trying to work out how the various scenes fit together. Is there a layout plan, or an overall photo showing more of the layout?
by GeraldH
Sun Jun 12, 2022 9:32 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 517
Views: 122050

Re: The BNR (another way)

Fascinating and charming. What is that DMU unit, with the silver warning bell up front? .. Thank you. It's a Triang suburban brake coach converted to push-pull with driver's side windows, an interior and a warning gong on the front (as used on the Airfix autocoach). It has also been re-wheeled and ...
by GeraldH
Sat Jun 11, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 517
Views: 122050

Re: The BNR (another way)

The official photographer has recently been granted access to the other side of the lines leading out of the junction station providing some different views. The newest of the three preserved Class 16 diesels can be seen taking a mixed BR/BNR freight train down to Brundlewick for marshalling, The BR...
by GeraldH
Fri Apr 15, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby E2 0-6-0T
Replies: 10
Views: 548

Re: Hornby E2 0-6-0T

It's been de-Thomased as far as the livery and smokebox door are concerned, but it looks like the altered cab, safety valve and redundant splashers are still there. Shame they can't alter the tooling back, but I guess that would increase the price. As others have said it's better to get one of the p...
by GeraldH
Sat Apr 09, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Heljan Locos - Are they any good?
Replies: 26
Views: 1028

Re: Heljan Locos - Are they any good?

I have Classes 14, 15, 16 x3, 23, 33 x2. All look very nice and after some tweaks are impressive runners, especially the Class 33s. Class 14 I had to reconstruct coupling mounts - wrong height as I recall? Side rods not fitted correctly and jackshaft flopping around too much causing erratic running....

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