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by GWR_fan
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann 37-452 16 ton mineral wagon
Replies: 2
Views: 27

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: 27

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: 67

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: 2
Views: 68

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: 67

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: 67

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: 125

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: 67

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: 58

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: 67

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 ...
by GWR_fan
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Tri-ang R242 55t Trestrol waggon
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Tri-ang R242 55t Trestrol waggon

I checked the original wheelsets and the diameter varied from 0.485 - 0.505". This will equate to around 12 mm so hopefully no height problems.
by GWR_fan
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford's latest Dean Goods
Replies: 23
Views: 389

Re: Oxford's latest Dean Goods

Keiron, the fully lined LMS dining car version was car #"10440". The Hornby "238" is a bland version. Dapol also released a fully lined set of 57 ft coaches to match (era 2?). Odd that the fully lined cars were not re released. I made the mistake of purchasing Hornby's first rele...
by GWR_fan
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The final day of steam
Replies: 3
Views: 53

The final day of steam

The short illustrated link on the final day of steam on the Hattons website shows how deteriorated steam engines had become as the sun set on them. It must have been extremely demoralising for those who dedicated their working lives to steam traction only to see their machines ground into the dirt.
by GWR_fan
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Tri-ang R242 55t Trestrol waggon
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Tri-ang R242 55t Trestrol waggon

Jim, the shouldered bearings need to sit with the shoulder outer face flush with the inside face of the bogie sideframe (i.e., not stand proud). A standard Hornby or Bachmann 12 mm (12.6?) will then install and spin freely. I recall sometime ago doing a google image search on the Trestrol and some o...
by GWR_fan
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Tri-ang R242 55t Trestrol waggon
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Tri-ang R242 55t Trestrol waggon

While not entirely accurate the Trestrol R242 waggon is one of my Tri-ang/Hornby favourites. When they do rarely appear the seller usually asks big money. To my surprise last week Hattons had two listed in the pre-owned section, described as having age wear. The images looked OK so I purchased them....

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