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by GWR_fan
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Decoders
Replies: 4
Views: 37

Re: DCC Decoders

I seem to recall that these were discussed some time ago. I believe that they are a clone (possibly copy) of a well known name brand decoder. I do not recall any problem with them other than the "morality" of purchasing "clones".
by GWR_fan
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Programming ESU sound decoders
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Re: Programming ESU sound decoders

Roger,
many thanks for the detailed explanation.
by GWR_fan
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Programming ESU sound decoders
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Programming ESU sound decoders

I have a Hornby T9 greyhound that unknown to me when purchased had an ESU sound decoder installed (a Hattons cheap windfall). I have sorted out the loco to get it running but while the sound is fine the loco moves forward in a jerky motion. It pulls away smoothly on speed step '1' on 28 step with no...
by GWR_fan
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: class T9 chassis rot
Replies: 138
Views: 10327

Re: class T9 chassis rot

Follow up on the above two purchases (mostly a copy and paste from the General forum section). Not every storm cloud has a silver lining, but there are exceptions. Purchased a Hornby R2711 Southern olive green T9 "729". Described as a non-runner, I viewed the images and could see a loose d...
by GWR_fan
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Preowned windfalls
Replies: 69
Views: 4889

Re: Preowned windfalls

Not every storm cloud has a silver lining, but there are exceptions. Purchased a Hornby R2711 Southern olive green T9 "729". Described as a non-runner, I viewed the images and could see a loose decoder blanking plate. I reasoned if the plate was loose then possibly there may be a decoder o...
by GWR_fan
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann 37-452 16 ton mineral wagon
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Bachmann 37-452 16 ton mineral wagon

Bigmet, many thanks, a lot of useful information. Quite an interesting read of the fishing industry around Fleetwood until the infamous "Cod Wars" with Iceland. I had not thought of the weight balancing act to enable the trawlers to maintain stability in the North Sea conditions.
by GWR_fan
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann 37-452 16 ton mineral wagon
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Bachmann 37-452 16 ton mineral wagon

Bachmann Branchline - 16 ton slope side mineral wagon "Boston Deep Sea Fishing, Fleetwood" I am interested in the load these mineral wagons would have carried - possibly coal for the steam boilers on the trawler fleet prior conversion to oil burning.
by GWR_fan
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Class 220 Voyager slow
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Re: Class 220 Voyager slow

Bigmet, many thanks for the tip. Removing the body and dropping the bogie is easy enough. I am fairly confident that the noise was a dry bearing in the motor as a drop of lube has cured any noises as the loco comes to a halt under flywheel momentum. This loco, "Lady Penelope", was purchase...
by GWR_fan
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann LNER teaks
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Bachmann LNER teaks

I am interested in getting a few Thompson teaks to run with the Gresley corridor teaks. I think that I may take the outlook that the LNER spurgled out on first class Thompson cars, leaving the third class Gresley teaks to suffice for the masses. I am sure that there would have been a mix of types po...
by GWR_fan
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Class 220 Voyager slow
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Re: Class 220 Voyager slow

Very odd. After posting the previous post I went back to operate the thunderbird loco with the dummy class 220 set and the loco simply wheelspun with absolutely no traction whatever. I added the "slow" powered centre car (replacing a non-powered car) and the slow power car matches the clas...
by GWR_fan
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Class 220 Voyager slow
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Re: Class 220 Voyager slow

I have achieved something at least. One of my plans was to incorporate a four car dummy class 220 hauled by a thunderbird class 57. My plans over the weekend were thwarted by firstly a loco that simply wanted to wheelspin under load and secondly the tension lock coupling that I attached to the under...
by GWR_fan
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Tri-ang R242 55t Trestrol waggon
Replies: 9
Views: 129

Re: Tri-ang R242 55t Trestrol waggon

Odd, the part number, R242, is also the number for an old tender drive Britannia class loco "Robert Burns". Until I source further brass bearing inserts I found six axles which have a slightly longer axle length, sufficient to hold in the bogie so am able to get the second light grey Trest...
by GWR_fan
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Class 220 Voyager slow
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Re: Class 220 Voyager slow

Bigmet,
when the individual power cars are run singly there is a noticeable speed differential across all three. I have a Hornby class 43 HST can motor that I may compare to the base motor to see if suitable.
by GWR_fan
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby County class, a thought unfulfilled
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Hornby County class, a thought unfulfilled

This morning I thought to replace the stock ex-Dapol ringfield motor chassis from my County of Somerset with a loco drive can motor version from the Railroad County of Cornwall. When they were inexpensive I purchased two new (several years ago) and never used them. I have a hate relationship with th...
by GWR_fan
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Class 220 Voyager slow
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Class 220 Voyager slow

This topic has come up previously, however, I have tried the "fixes" to positive effect on my other class 220 sets but I have a troublesome set that while it runs smoothly is simply much slower than the other two sets. One set is very fast with the other set fast, however, this set is not ...

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