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by GWR_fan
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby Decoders not to NRMA standards?
Replies: 9
Views: 63

Re: Hornby Decoders not to NRMA standards?

TheLMSmodeller wrote:GWR_fan, I have heard these locos were brand new hattons ones that didn't work on TTS


Perhaps you could explain as I was not aware that Hattons made a DCC system, only their own inhouse branded decoders which have not been without their issues. The TTS is a decoder not a DCC system.
by GWR_fan
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby Decoders not to NRMA standards?
Replies: 9
Views: 63

Re: Hornby Decoders not to NRMA standards?

I believe that the R8215 may not have been compliant, but have no issues with the R8249 when used on an NCE system. I also have not had an issue with older TTS decoders from several years ago on my NCE with multiple locomotives tested. Unfortunately, some get a bee in their bonnet using their bias a...
by GWR_fan
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 1205
Views: 127422

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

whufcfan wrote:You laugh at him, but he's selling them, look at his feedback!


Yes, he is selling them but most are best price offer accepted. Like a major model railway retailer with an eBay outlet, the listing price is inflated expecting the buyer to make an offer.
by GWR_fan
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 1205
Views: 127422

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Why don't this idiots buy of meeeeeeeeeeee! I never seem to sell anything when I put stuff on ebay for sillllllly money. I learned long ago that items sell on eBay if they are either as cheap as chips or not available elsewhere. Generally the item will need to be a bargain before the punters lay do...
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: 74

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: 74

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: 103

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: 848

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: 103

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: 25
Views: 308

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: 103

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: 103

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: 233

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: 4974

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: 79
Views: 3559

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...

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