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by GWR_fan
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby A1, A3, A4 replacement motor
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: Hornby A1, A3, A4 replacement motor

This is the Hornby motor listing the locomotives it is suited for. Perhaps the inexpensive motor above may also suit these models as well.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Hornby-X402 ... SwmtJXa76y
by GWR_fan
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby A1, A3, A4 replacement motor
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Hornby A1, A3, A4 replacement motor

While searching for a suitable replacement motor for my King class I stumbled upon the following motor. It is a high torque five-pole with dimensions that seem to match the motor on the A1 - A4 chassis. I have not checked the Princess/Coronation type but it may also fit these. For the price it is bu...
by GWR_fan
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby King class motor circa-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Hornby King class motor circa-2005

I decided to do a little experimentation and purchased two each of the first and third items linked to in the previous post. The second motor linked to would have been better however the shaft extension is too short. The four motors purchased cost me a total of $10.00 Aud including GST. The first mo...
by GWR_fan
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Hattons new Website Oh Dear.....
Replies: 25
Views: 838

Re: Hattons new Website Oh Dear.....

It might be linked to thier new website, but Hattons look to be more active on eBay as well: https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/ehattons I have a few alerts set up, one of which is for P class locos and its gone nuts recently with new listings - turns out they are all from Hattons :roll: Looking at their s...
by GWR_fan
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby King class motor circa-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Hornby King class motor circa-2005

Unfortunately, the motor is shorter than most of the typical types seen which are around 35 mm in length and also has the commutator at the pinion/worm end of the motor. The King motor is only 25 mm long. I am hoping that the dimensions of the later release King motor will have not changed. Edit: lo...
by GWR_fan
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: Garden Railway Woes
Replies: 23
Views: 256

Re: Garden Railway Woes

My relatively extensive outdoor railway (Gscalenut on You-tube) was raised approximately 600 mm. It keeps the track clear of the vegetation, however, a downside is stepping over it. Not so bad with a single track but dual rail would perhaps need a sort of stile arrangement. I lost count of the numbe...
by GWR_fan
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby King class motor circa-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Hornby King class motor circa-2005

It would seem that I have two options, firstly the motor from the latest release King class, X7011 (assuming that motor dimensions are unchanged) and secondly, a Mashima 1624 motor. To fit the Mashima motor then the base on the chassis will need to have an approximate 2 mm spacer plus the motor bear...
by GWR_fan
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby King class motor circa-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Hornby King class motor circa-2005

I need to replace the motor on a King Class R2234. The replacement motor is X9108, however this seems to be unavailable. The replacement motor for the latest release King class is X7011 and it does appear similar to the motor that I need. I know that many replaced the original three pole P2 motor wi...
by GWR_fan
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Railroad range
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Railroad range

You get what you pay for. Do not expect too much or you will be disappointed. This not only refers to the Gresley coaches but most of the range. Basically, most of the range is simply the tooling from the early days of Hornby, Lima, Airfix/Dapol (and Tri-ang and possibly Hornby Dublo as well). The G...
by GWR_fan
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Mainline - Cheap for a reason?
Replies: 42
Views: 4930

Re: Mainline - Cheap for a reason?

No idea but then the originals lasted a long time and in many cases I do wonder if the wrong lubricant had been used - find it weird how the only locos I suffered the problem on where ones I let someone borrow. Given that many unused/mint models suffer from split gears and insulating muffs, then on...
by GWR_fan
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 71
Views: 3345

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

I am not attempting to be controversial, but exactly how does this show promote the hobby? Other than a link seen on another forum depicting a First World War theme layout I cannot view the series as I am outside the British Isles, from what I have seen the layouts depicted are little more than what...
by GWR_fan
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Rails website issue
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Rails website issue

Many thanks gentlemen, alas, I only use Google as a web browser. No loss if unable to enter the site as I cannot make sense of their search programme. From memory about a year ago I had a similar issue with the site not providing a secure connection. It connected a few days later. Maybe the site has...
by GWR_fan
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Rails website issue
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Rails website issue

Last Sunday portions of Australia went to daylight saving time. Now with five days having elapsed and no issues entering the Rails website, the site is telling me this morning that my computer clock and date are incorrect. The website "clock" has my computer time as one hour ahead of what ...
by GWR_fan
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Preowned windfalls
Replies: 85
Views: 5980

Re: Preowned windfalls

I decided to tempt fate further with another non-runner. My expectations are not so high with this one though. Described as follows "Hornby R2580 Class N15 4-6-0 736 "Excalibur" in SR Green - Pre-owned - sold as seen- non runner- dcc fitted". The price after VAT deduction was GBP...
by GWR_fan
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Sovereign and Signature Collections
Replies: 12
Views: 308

Re: Hornby Sovereign and Signature Collections

Reminds me of the Majestic trainset with a BR early crest Peppercorn matched with a RES class 47. This is simply repackaging marketing hype to flog off a wharehouse full of stock which the CEO has refused to discount further. The recently released class 72XX in BR late crest with three private owner...

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