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by trooper
Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Type 5 Ringfield Tender Motor Removal
Replies: 12
Views: 3445

Re: Type 5 Ringfield Tender Motor Removal

Leave well alone . The tender is NOT designed to run separately from the loco ie by itself. If it runs ok DO NOT TOUCH it. Why do people always want to fiddle with things ???
by trooper
Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Class 47 Noise when pulling away
Replies: 12
Views: 1570

Re: Hornby Class 47 Noise when pulling away

It is likely that the pinion gear on the armature shaft is slipping. Some of those used were manufactured in aluminium, which not a suitable material for a force fit on a plain shaft. If you are able to change the gear, which will require some degree of engineering expertise , then I can supply you...
by trooper
Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Class 47 Noise when pulling away
Replies: 12
Views: 1570

Re: Hornby Class 47 Noise when pulling away

It's getting worse. :( I can't see any damage to the central gear. Now the sound has gone to a more high pitched whine. Please help. I only bought this loco today and I don't know what the stall I bought it from was called as they gave me no receipt. :( I spent a whole week delivering papers to pay...
by trooper
Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Colas Rail Freight Class 66
Replies: 3
Views: 1283

Re: Colas Rail Freight Class 66

I have just taken delivery of my Cola Rail 66 and noticed it has a Buckeye Coupler fitted on the driver end, having looked at the prototype this is incorrect. This has happened on the last two Class 66 releases, the GBRf Europort 66 being incorrectly fitted with one as well.... Anybody got a spare ...
by trooper
Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Model & Hobby Show
Replies: 25
Views: 4207

Re: Model & Hobby Show

The whole idea of the show is that it is a TRADE show for retailers to see some of the new products and place orders. The Collectors have not got a god given right to go and should be thankful for a FREE chance to go. As for the catalogues it would a logistical nightmare to givwe them to the people ...
by trooper
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Backman or Barkman ?
Replies: 27
Views: 4429

Re: Backman or Barkman ?

georgehgv wrote:
40f wrote:BACHMANN


Well aware how it is spelt thanks. The thread was about pronounciation. :roll:



I was emphasising the correct wy to pronounce it actually prounounce it BACH MANN

I still say it matters not
by trooper
Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Backman or Barkman ?
Replies: 27
Views: 4429

Re: Backman or Barkman ?

Does it matter ???
by trooper
Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Old Castle Class Oiling Points
Replies: 9
Views: 1224

Re: Old Castle Class Oiling Points

Thanks for that advice 6C, that seems a much more sensible way to do it. Why do Hornby tell you to remove the motor if you can do it that way? I use some oil from Model Craft(?) which is designed for this kind of job and has a fine applicator.[/quote] Hornby don`t tell you to remove the motor but us...
by trooper
Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: All I ask for is a decent site
Replies: 24
Views: 4854

Re: All I ask for is a decent site

a particularly bad example is the Branch lines blog http://branchlines.blogspot.co.uk/ last updated in 08! i had to email them to request a list of products and prices - a simple information based content management system website that would let them update it themselves would only cost a few £100 ...
by trooper
Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Freightliner class 90
Replies: 6
Views: 904

Re: Freightliner class 90

If you are running DCC you do not need the pantograph as you can not pick up off of the overhead. As stated bypass the change over switch.
by trooper
Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: R794 Hornby APT
Replies: 16
Views: 3141

Re: R794 Hornby APT

At £85.00 I would have thought it is a steal
by trooper
Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: new 14xx DCC Ready or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 2518

Re: new 14xx DCC Ready or not?

Writing from the USA. The UK on-line hobby shop "topslotsntrains" notes that the new Hornby 14xx is DCC Ready. "Hornby GWR 14XX Class 0-4-2T Steam Locomotive 4819. Hornby Trains 00 gauge model railway. The Hornby R3117 GWR 0-4-2T 14XX Class Locomotive No 4819 has GWR Livery, The GWR ...
by trooper
Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: princess lizzy sparks like a good un
Replies: 5
Views: 860

Re: princess lizzy sparks like a good un

A sure sign that there is either some muck still on the armature or brushes. Either that or the motor is on the way out. Seriously I would not bother to much about it as those older motors do tend to spark rather a lot.
by trooper
Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: The Signal Box - WARNING
Replies: 18
Views: 5180

Re: The Signal Box - WARNING

Sorry but although I agree with you about being taken to the cleaners by some credit cards scum, I would be greatfull to both the bank and the Signal Box staff. How many companies take the effort to inform you that they are even suspicious that they might have been scammed and that you as a custome...
by trooper
Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby service sheets
Replies: 11
Views: 2191

Re: Hornby service sheets

Trooper, thankyou, but if you read my posting I stated that yes, service sheets are available, but on tender driven heritage lines the sheets show both a loco driven chassis and a tender driven chassis on the same service sheet. How is one supposed to know what is what when looking at a set type ne...

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