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by Kentish steam man
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: FGW Coaches
Replies: 7
Views: 1339

Re: FGW Coaches

Its cheaper to paint it all one colour. The power cars are now all blue except the yellow panel at the front. Much different than the "barbie" livery.
by Kentish steam man
Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby spade connectors
Replies: 5
Views: 1116

Re: Hornby spade connectors

Try these:-http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Red-Female-Lucar-2-8x0-8mm-Uninsulated-Terminals-QTY-50-/150840180566?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item231ec67f56 I cut the red insulator & the crimp section off and solder the wire to the end. You may need to pinch the actual connector a little with a smal...
by Kentish steam man
Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Railroad HST/class 43
Replies: 13
Views: 2102

Re: Hornby Railroad HST/class 43

DonnyRailMan wrote:TMC Model center have the 125 HST R2702 for sale £ 125.00 .

R2702 is a super detail train pack, not Railroad.
by Kentish steam man
Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Railroad HST/class 43
Replies: 13
Views: 2102

Re: Hornby Railroad HST/class 43

Many of the RR HST parts, like motor bogies , bogie frames and underframes were available from East Kent Models and Abbiegails. But no service sheet has yet been published.
by Kentish steam man
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby VEP
Replies: 5
Views: 1056

Re: Hornby VEP

Swap the two end cars around - the unit really does need to be assembled with the correct vehicles in the correct places. Having had the same problem as the OP when I first got mine, I painted numbers under the frames for future reference. I did try swapping the two end cars around , but it did not...
by Kentish steam man
Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Question About Hornby Clas 43 (New Models)
Replies: 16
Views: 1883

Re: Question About Hornby Clas 43 (New Models)

Yes I have noticed this. You have the HST's in various liveries but no coaches to go with them! The reason why, is that Hornby only have so much capacity in the Kadar factory. With all the various models and their requirements , means that it cannot be planned to produce power cars and a full set o...
by Kentish steam man
Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Question About Hornby Clas 43 (New Models)
Replies: 16
Views: 1883

Re: Question About Hornby Clas 43 (New Models)

The problem with Hornby HST's is that the power cars are not produced in a close time frame to the coaches . So you have got to be patient and keep looking out for them. With the FGW current "dynamic lines livery", you will have problem. They have just not made enough of them and they are ...
by Kentish steam man
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Flying Scotsman problems
Replies: 7
Views: 2204

Re: Hornby Flying Scotsman problems

The easiest way to stop any anaerobic adhesive getting into the phosphor bronze bearing is to put some oil onto the bearing as soon as the pinion gear is located in position. This will act as a barrier to the adhesive. The best anaerobic engineering adhesive to use is a Loctite thread or stud lock.....
by Kentish steam man
Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Branchlines
Replies: 7
Views: 4832

Branchlines

Branchlines was a very active retail outlet until Andrew McMullens from Exeter sold it to someone in Westbury in 2008. Does anyone know if they are still trading ? As their website appears to be as it was in 2008.
by Kentish steam man
Wed May 30, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Help with upgrading early hornby diesels/electrics.
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Re: Help with upgrading early hornby diesels/electrics.

Hornby have recently released the class 90 with a non ringfield chassis. These are R3077, R3053 and R 3053A. These are of the same design as the ex Lima diesel loco's that they have released . It is my belief that that are doing away with the ringfield drive as it is cheaper to use a motor which is ...
by Kentish steam man
Fri May 18, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Duchess Judder
Replies: 10
Views: 1666

Re: Hornby Duchess Judder

I am assuming that this is a super detail loco drive model. If it has done a lot of running, then wear could be present on the first gear bearings. The bearings are actually the mazac chassis. I have had a load of trouble with super detail loco drives and the poor material which supports the gear sh...
by Kentish steam man
Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: South Devon railway...reviews
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Re: South Devon railway...reviews

Don't forget that there is also locomotive, Lee Moor No2. Which is housed in its own shed on site at Buckfastleigh. This used to haul china clay wagons along the upper section of the Lee Moor tramway on the southern slopes of Dartmoor. Dartmoor tramways had a unique gauge of 4feet 6 inches, known lo...
by Kentish steam man
Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Antics Worcester,closing?
Replies: 10
Views: 3976

Re: Antics Worcester,closing?

The Worcester Antics shop will be closing in May or June. Not the whole chain of shops. The reason is that they share the premises and rent for the building. The other shop, which is a photographic one has ceased trading and Antics cannot afford the whole rent. So its closing.
by Kentish steam man
Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Peter's Spares- Wortha a look
Replies: 16
Views: 3052

Re: Peter's Spares- Wortha a look

I did inform them of the problem . In fact I sent a very detailed letter advising them of the poor quality of the gears. They just gave me my money back and they are still selling the oversize hole gears . If you use these with power on you will damage the other gears in the motor. Thus negating the...
by Kentish steam man
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Peter's Spares- Wortha a look
Replies: 16
Views: 3052

Re: Peter's Spares- Wortha a look

I bought some ringfield gears from Peters spares. These were quoted as being good used. When I tried to fit them to the Hornby ringfield motor, they were as a good a fit as you do not want to see. The centre hole varied from 1mm to 3mm oversize. So beware of used parts from them.

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