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by snakeman4968
Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Intercity125 / HST / Class 43 - Motor Bogie??
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

Hornby Intercity125 / HST / Class 43 - Motor Bogie??

Hi All, Hope someone can help.......I have a Hornby Inter-city 125 / HST / Class 43 that has the rear retaining clip broken off from the bogie frame, consequently the bogie wont't stay attached to the chassis. Can anybody please tell me, is it possible to 'simply' remove the motor as a complete asse...
by snakeman4968
Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dapol / Airfix / Mainline - Same Company ?
Replies: 29
Views: 7390

Re: Dapol / Airfix / Mainline - Same Company ?

Hi all, Just wanted to say a big thanks for all the advice on this one....i guess my original question wasn't quite as simple as i'd first thought!!! I've decided to list the Dapol Steam loco that started off this thread on that well known auction site, complete with what i would consider to be an h...
by snakeman4968
Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dapol / Airfix / Mainline - Same Company ?
Replies: 29
Views: 7390

Re: Dapol / Airfix / Mainline - Same Company ?

3-in-One oil is not good for models. Be best to clean it off before selling it. Oops...that said, it seems to have sorted out all my other stuff to be fair...what should i be using for lubrication then? In short, when i was first looking into this sort of thing a few weeks back I read a Hornby serv...
by snakeman4968
Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dapol / Airfix / Mainline - Same Company ?
Replies: 29
Views: 7390

Re: Dapol / Airfix / Mainline - Same Company ?

That will be split gears. Very common airfix afliction. Yeah, i thought it had to be a gear/drive problem but i don't have the neccesary know how or experience to fix it. To be honest it looks as if the model has never been run, just bought and stored for years...either that or somebody has messed ...
by snakeman4968
Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dapol / Airfix / Mainline - Same Company ?
Replies: 29
Views: 7390

Re: Dapol / Airfix / Mainline - Same Company ?

Hi,

Yes you are right, mine is a Dapol D27 'Royal Scot' and it is tender drive model...or at least it would be if it ran.
Makes all the right noises but just won't go sadly.

Thanks again for all the info on this one.

Dave
by snakeman4968
Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dapol / Airfix / Mainline - Same Company ?
Replies: 29
Views: 7390

Re: Dapol / Airfix / Mainline - Same Company ?

Hi All, Blimey!! thanks for the replies, it's somewhat clearer now. I think i'll just sell mine as a 'Dapo'l as per the box it's in, i guess those in the know will realise exactly what it is and whether or not they want it. The most annoying thing for me is that the model i have, from a cosmetic poi...
by snakeman4968
Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:14 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dapol / Airfix / Mainline - Same Company ?
Replies: 29
Views: 7390

Dapol / Airfix / Mainline - Same Company ?

Hi All, Apologies if this has come up before, but i'm a bit new to this railway modelling stuff and a have only had experience a long time ago of Hornby and Lima. Can somebody tell me if Dapol, Airfix and Mainline are all actually the same company, or do they just make very similar products? Basical...
by snakeman4968
Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Quick Qustion About DCC Ready Engines ??
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: Quick Qustion About DCC Ready Engines ??

Hi,
OK Thanks for that, it's much clearer now.....i'll expand my searches for engines to include DCC ready from now on.
Dave
by snakeman4968
Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Quick Qustion About DCC Ready Engines ??
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Quick Qustion About DCC Ready Engines ??

Hi All, I've read through the FAQ on DCC and just wanted a bit of clarification as it didn't quite anwser the question i have. I have a basic DC layout and wondered if it was ok to run a 'DCC Ready' or 'DCC optional' engine on it? I see from the FAQ that it says 'Absolutely' but then goes on to ment...
by snakeman4968
Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Eurostar...Train Extension ??
Replies: 3
Views: 1836

Re: Hornby Eurostar...Train Extension ??

Hornby have previously released two coach sets for extending the Eurostar (in both Eurostar and GNER livery), but if you want a prototypical rake (do you have the room?) Hurst models do conversion kits for the other coaches, it is a lot of work though. Hi, With regard to having the room, i believe ...
by snakeman4968
Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:50 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Eurostar...Train Extension ??
Replies: 3
Views: 1836

Hornby Eurostar...Train Extension ??

Hi All, Just a quick question....is it possible to add extra coaches to the Hornby Eurostar set? All the ones i've seen for sale have the power and dummy cars, plus 2 coaches, but they don't appear to couple like the good old mk3 style on the HST train for example. From what i can see, one coach see...
by snakeman4968
Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Inter-City 125 Servicing/Lubrication ??
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

Re: Inter-City 125 Servicing/Lubrication ??

Hi, Thanks for the link to the service sheet. Shortly after posting this i stumbled accross the hornbyguide website....what a great site that is. I've already managed to establish that my 125 power car is from circa 1980-1983...which is nice, as that's the era when i could only dream about owning on...
by snakeman4968
Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Inter-City 125 Servicing/Lubrication ??
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

Inter-City 125 Servicing/Lubrication ??

Hi all, Can anybody give me any advice on tow to service/lubricate an Intercity 125 power car? I don't know how old my one is (blue and yellow BR type), but i ran it yesterday for the first time...initially it was a bit reluctant to go and sometimes needed a little push, then it seemed to free up an...

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