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by VonkeyVong
Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Have 'The Modeler' and 'Modelfair' shut shop for good?
Replies: 6
Views: 1223

Have 'The Modeler' and 'Modelfair' shut shop for good?

As the post title says, both their websites dont appear to be operating anymore.
by VonkeyVong
Thu May 01, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: would you consider this misleading
Replies: 11
Views: 1734

Re: would you consider this misleading

Not sure why you would pay £21 for something that is only £13 each new???

http://www.conrad-electronic.co.uk/ce/en/brand/SEUTHE
by VonkeyVong
Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Newbury Model Railway Club Show, 8th February 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1470

Re: Newbury Model Railway Club Show, 8th February 2014

Enjoyed the show today, had a great time helping to run the club layout.

Look forward to next year.

Matt.
by VonkeyVong
Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Advice on buying a vice - Try Aldi
Replies: 17
Views: 2409

Re: Advice on buying a vice

You'd still have to hold it in the press, so the same problem as with a vice. But a little press is a very useful bit of kit to have, I often wish I had one. Pete Yes but the press is vertical so you can rest one piece on the base holding the other to locate it while you operate the press handle wi...
by VonkeyVong
Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Latest spec class 56 problem
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Re: Latest spec class 56 problem

Problem solved!!

I put a little bit of silicone rubber in the telescopic drive shafts to take out any slop in them, this improved things a little, so I then dismantled the bogies, completely degreased them and re lubricated them.

Now running very nice and smooth.
by VonkeyVong
Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Latest spec class 56 problem
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Re: Latest spec class 56 problem

No, belt removed as with all the hornby models I own which have this feature.
by VonkeyVong
Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Latest spec class 56 problem
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Latest spec class 56 problem

I have a class 56 problem. I have one of the more recent models but it is a right rattler, I can only describe it as being like when you get a slightly worn bearing and it vibrates and squeals intermittently. Is the 56 model known for this problem? I have striped it down and run the motor on the ben...
by VonkeyVong
Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Advice on buying a vice - Try Aldi
Replies: 17
Views: 2409

Re: Advice on buying a vice

If it were me doing it I'd be using an Arbor press I second that, much better than a vice for pressing items together as you will not need to try and hold the items in place at the same time as operating the vice which often ends up in items being pressed together out of square or trapping your fin...
by VonkeyVong
Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Treason
Replies: 11
Views: 2012

Re: Treason

Bachman and Heljan diesels are generally great out of the box sometimes needing a little tweaking to achieve perfect running. Hornby make some stunning diesels but they do sneak revised Lima and old Hornby models into the range which are now quite inferior. I do have a couple of the older Hornby die...
by VonkeyVong
Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Duke of Gloucester
Replies: 67
Views: 10648

Re: Duke of Gloucester

..., believe brush strokes add character to the model,... Good grief, I missed that one. Each to his own, but I wouldn't expect visible brush strokes on a job I was paying for. Duke of Gloucester thread... didn't see Jinty in the title :wink: Best let the moderators make a judgment then, eh. Consid...
by VonkeyVong
Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Stalling & Shorting on Turnouts
Replies: 7
Views: 1874

Re: Stalling & Shorting on Turnouts

A problem that I have had to overcome with stalling/shorting on Peco Insulfrog points is down to their attempt to minimise the length of the dead section. The clearance between the edge of the tyre tread on various loco wheels and the opposing V rail is critically small. If the back to back dimensi...
by VonkeyVong
Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Duke of Gloucester
Replies: 67
Views: 10648

Re: Duke of Gloucester

Paints were thinned, I don't have an air brush and don't want one either, believe brush strokes add character to the model, plus it's not practical to use an Airbrush on just one model it's better for batches, especially with all the cleaning prep ect, but people seem to have seen enough of an impr...
by VonkeyVong
Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: DCC on DC?? Computer Control on DC!
Replies: 7
Views: 1223

Re: DCC on DC?? Computer Control on DC!

I suppose its ok for a train set but why bother when you can pick up a second hand hornby select for as little as £25 and actually have basic DCC control.
by VonkeyVong
Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Class 31 woes
Replies: 29
Views: 3073

Re: Class 31 woes

Is it standrd as supplied by hornby or has it been reblown?
by VonkeyVong
Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 8 Pin DCC Decoder
Replies: 26
Views: 2916

Re: Hornby 8 Pin DCC Decoder

I have a mixture of hattons, bachmann, lenz standard and gaugemaster. They all work with varying degrees of success in different locos. The ones I have least success with are hattons and gaugemaster. On some locos they have a strange power surge when slowing down at about 70% throttle and then slow...

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