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by GWR_fan
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Cornish?
Replies: 9
Views: 96

Re: Cornish?

Looks more "corny" than Cornish!
by GWR_fan
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Preowned windfalls
Replies: 71
Views: 5010

Re: Preowned windfalls

Keiron, this is actually the second ESU sound decoder received in a cheap non-runner. The other was in a late release Castle class. I have received several other lesser well known sound decoders in non-runners that the store was not aware of. The store's "inability" to investigate non-runn...
by GWR_fan
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Decoders
Replies: 4
Views: 84

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: 52

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: 52

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: 10376

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: 71
Views: 5010

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: 62

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: 62

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: 84

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: 5
Views: 191

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: 84

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: 84

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: 146

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: 84

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.

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