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by GWR_fan
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Preowned windfalls
Replies: 51
Views: 3519

Re: Preowned windfalls

I have not posted here in a while as I decided not to buy post-1948 models, however, this non-runner appealed to me. It was a Hornby class 87 "King Arthur" in INTERCITY livery mint body fitted to a Lima chassis. Described as a non-runner I thought why not give it a go. Cost me all of $40.0...
by GWR_fan
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Bluetooth DC Control.
Replies: 20
Views: 163

Re: Bluetooth DC Control.

by GWR_fan
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: HST - chips and sound
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: HST - chips and sound

Could you not simply change the address of the unpowered car and then run as a consist after engine start, giving individual control of each engine start. Many decoders (possibly not TTS) have the facility to individually control functions via the main address even when running in consist, I believe.
by GWR_fan
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Brothers, please forgive me for I have sinned by speculating.
Replies: 11
Views: 331

Re: Brothers, please forgive me for I have sinned by speculating.

The problem today is that the internet artificially inflates prices. A seller will have say item "X" to list. He will check the usual online suspects to determine a value and based on that store's value he will list his item believing it is actually worth something. He then wonders why the...
by GWR_fan
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Oxford MK3 build quality/assembly
Replies: 15
Views: 320

Re: Oxford MK3 build quality/assembly

This first release Mk3 product was made to sell at an unrealistically low price and perhaps assembly quality reflects in the low pricing. The next release will be at least GBP10.00 more expensive per car I would imagine and hopefully quality will be better as well. I would be surprised if the manufa...
by GWR_fan
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: Going Garden Crazy
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Going Garden Crazy

OP seems to have gone AWOL
by GWR_fan
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2018 Range
Replies: 41
Views: 4376

Re: Hornby 2018 Range

In largescale, R1 (four foot diameter) was the rule with the main protagonist, LGB/Marklin, still strictly adhering to the rule. In essence expensive models are compromised to run on these ridiculously tight curves as the main consumer, Europe, still seems to enjoy the space saving achieved with tig...
by GWR_fan
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2018 Range
Replies: 41
Views: 4376

Re: Hornby 2018 Range

Cross off the Bluebell locomotives already made and then pick one of the remainder (apparently a popular one). Most likely a small loco given the quirky demand for these things.
by GWR_fan
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 14
Views: 483

Re: Advice needed

Refer this thread - https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=52493 The Hornby tool is different but obviously will do the same job. This is the tool from Peters spares - http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/78032-Hex-Head-Nut-Bolt-Spinner-for-Hornby-screws/321799247755?ssPageName=S...
by GWR_fan
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 14
Views: 483

Re: Advice needed

Hello, ..... it keeps juddering so I stop to inspect it, only to find a conrod is bent outwards? No idea how this happened. As typically happens with new Hornby locomotives the eccentric crank securing screw on the middle driving wheel has loosened off allowing the crank to move out of position. Th...
by GWR_fan
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: BR "blue" is it popular anymore
Replies: 12
Views: 263

Re: BR "blue" is it popular anymore

.......................... which to me suggests a diminishing interest in post-steam traction relative to the steam era as a whole. Oddly, the inexpensive but mint as new BR blue rolling stock was ignored and yet expensive Pullman coaches and steam locomotive packs were purchased, supporting your s...
by GWR_fan
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: BR "blue" is it popular anymore
Replies: 12
Views: 263

BR "blue" is it popular anymore

I notice that Hattons is having a BR blue sale. Recently, to take advantage of an eBay zero dollar sales offer I listed numerous BR blue locomotives and rolling stock in as new/mint condition at very low prices (far lower than UK stores and eBay.uk). Several locomotives sold, however, not one BR blu...
by GWR_fan
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: gwr coaches
Replies: 10
Views: 172

Re: gwr coaches

I assume that your Lima coaches are 'chocolate and cream' Mk1 with "Great Western" on the sides. GWR was nationalised in 1948 so coaches from 1951 would not be appropriate for GWR. Also the WR Mk1 coaches did not get their ex-GWR livery colour scheme (chocolate and cream) until 1957 and th...
by GWR_fan
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: New WiFi Android DCC System
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: New WiFi Android DCC System

How is this any different to a wireless handset for digital control? I cannot see the point of it (unless it also makes and receives phonecalls).
by GWR_fan
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Blue Pullman retooled
Replies: 40
Views: 756

Re: Blue Pullman retooled

I would have thought the original Pullman release the more popular and hence higher price due demand, although the reverse livery is the WR version. Is there that much demand for a WR version that it could command such a price hike? No doubt, like the 45 ton crane, there will be customers, however, ...

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