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by bob hughes60
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Redcar Central Station
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Redcar Central Station

For old maps and especially high detail OS maps I use

https://maps.nls.uk/os/25inch-england-and-wales/

these are zoomable then printable and for a fee you can download a zoomable jpeg version to look at on your laptop/desktop etc.

Bob Hughes
by bob hughes60
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Lenz and Zimo decoder -where to buy?
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: Lenz and Zimo decoder -where to buy?

I would strongly recommend https://www.coastaldcc.co.uk
for both.You get good advice, excellent service and I have had sound decoders fitted by them as well.
Bob Hughes
by bob hughes60
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann new announcements for 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1405

Re: Bachmann new announcements for 2018

"This is purely a question from a legal point of view but if Rails are taking deposits on the Caley how are they planning to protect these in the event they go out of business?" Always pay by credit card when over £100, credit card company is then jointly liable if firm goes bust and no go...
by bob hughes60
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Loksound V4 Dead
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Loksound V4 Dead

You bought it off Hattons ? depending when you bought it under the Consumer Act 2015:- Refund: You can get a refund up to 30 days from when you bought the product, if it was from a UK seller. You can also get a repair or replacement if you prefer. Repair or replacement: You can get your product repa...
by bob hughes60
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby tender handbrake & water scoop columns
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Hornby tender handbrake & water scoop columns

Thanks for the suggestions, now to get a water scoop column of correct height from Markits.
Cheers
Bob Hughes
by bob hughes60
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby tender handbrake & water scoop columns
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Hornby tender handbrake & water scoop columns

So looking at a hornby (ex dapol) castle tender from the engine cab i.e. you have your back to the negine and facing front of tender is the waterscoop on the left and handbrake on the right??
I need to replace one from the Markits range.
Many thanks
Bob Hughes
by bob hughes60
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Hymek class 35 R074/R7678
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Hornby Hymek class 35 R074/R7678

Thanks for the Markits suggestion have ordered some.
Cheers
Bob Hughes
by bob hughes60
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Hymek class 35 R074/R7678
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Hornby Hymek class 35 R074/R7678

I have been resurrecting one of these with a green body.
Unfortunately one of the moulded horns at one cab end has been broken off.
Does anybody know if suitable diesel horns are availble as replacements plastic/castings.
TIA
Bob Hughes
by bob hughes60
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: General Maintenance of Loco's
Replies: 9
Views: 415

Re: General Maintenance of Loco's

Chriscav there is a lot of experience to tap into on this group. However to get specific answers listing the models and makes should get you fuller answers rather than general ones. With Hornby models there is an R number whichis useful as an identifier. This means we should be able to tell you wher...
by bob hughes60
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Castle TTS chip
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Hornby Castle TTS chip

I bought 3 of these and retrofitted into 2 Hornby castles no problems. I then tried fitting a third into an older Hornby Dapol castle- Winchester castle to be precise. With the 8 pin plug attached I found there was insufficient room in the tender so I cut off the plug and soldered extension leads to...
by bob hughes60
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: PayPal
Replies: 23
Views: 1029

Re: PayPal

Although you will have trouble finding any reference to it via Paypal as Paypal is a financial organisation they do fall under the jurisdiction of the Financial ombudsperson/ (hope somebody can confirm this)?? I would be very tempted to pursue this with the above simply because it costs Paypal real ...
by bob hughes60
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How do tender driven engines run?
Replies: 20
Views: 1222

Re: How do tender driven engines run?

I agree with mountain's comments on this. The hornby tender drive went through various re-incarnations from the original margate 3 pole to china3 and 5 pole and additional pick ups to improve running. I have quite a few of these and they run well. All loco+tender wheels and pickups should be clean I...
by bob hughes60
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The best motors for Bachmann and Hornby locos
Replies: 13
Views: 1737

Re: The best motors for Bachmann and Hornby locos

Bufferstop gave an excellent overview of motors thanks. It is perfectly possible to fit a brass sheath around the 5 pole armature and then replace it in a 3 pole ringfield assembly. 3 pole armature shafts are approx 2.36/2.37mm diameter. 5 pole shaft armature shafts are 1.96 so you need to make up a...
by bob hughes60
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Screws and bolts for old Hornby engines
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Screws and bolts for old Hornby engines

if you are quick phone East Kent models on 07854 094640. I say be quick because they are closing down. Given the age of models these may be your best bet. To help yourself you need to find the service sheet for you model. This has the parts number for the screws and bolts you are after. It is then m...
by bob hughes60
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Platform tops? GWR what were they made of and how to model?
Replies: 15
Views: 795

Re: Platform tops? GWR what were they made of and how to mod

As far as I know Tettenhall station GWR was one of the last built stations on the Oxley-Kingswinsford branch immediately prior to and finished after the first world war. Its platform is paved imperial size flags 2' 6" x 4' all the way along. Platform width is 24'. Facing is blue engineering bri...

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