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by mjb1961
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 1205
Views: 127342

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

I've just come across the first Dynamometer Car for sale on eBay ,,@£200 inc post ,for those who don't know about these ,they were made by Rapido for Rails of Sheffied ( exclusive model ) and cost £125 ,,I didn't think it would take long before they appear ,,,mjb
by mjb1961
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Why do my locos keep falling apart?
Replies: 29
Views: 184

Re: Why do my locos keep falling apart?

Hi ,,,,,I had this problem years ago when I returned to the hobby ,,,I quickly learnt how to handle them,the main thing that I helped to fall off were the little peices of plastic that is fitted to the side of the cabs ,,,generally the conrods ( valve gear ) come loose and fall off I find is through...
by mjb1961
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Fixing track to cellotex insulation
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Fixing track to cellotex insulation

Thank you Harry,,,I'll have a look at that later ,,,,mjb
by mjb1961
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Fixing track to cellotex insulation
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Fixing track to cellotex insulation

Just a thought ,,,,I've been thinking of re-building my layout and I have some 100mm cellotex insulation,,was wondering if I were to use this around the edge of my layout to lay track onto and it would be good to cut away peices at the front to create rock face etc ,,but what would be the best metho...
by mjb1961
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Royal Hudson ,,by Rapido
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Royal Hudson ,,by Rapido

If any members are interested in Canadian/American railways ,go to Rails of Sheffields site where you will find them advertising the Royal Hudson from Rapido ,,,there is also a video of it running on some guys awesome layout ,,,,the sound version are £540 :D :D :D
by mjb1961
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 73
Views: 3453

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Just looked in the TVs mag for next week and it shows that ,,Rameses,Moses and murder is on at 7pm for 2 hours ,,,,I'm hoping it's a misprint in the magazine ,,,,,,can anyone confirm anything??
by mjb1961
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Setting up a new layout
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: Setting up a new layout

Hi Diane ,,,I used black Tarmac scatter ,,probably made by Javis or Woodland Senics,,I firstly painted the road black and then when dry I applied pva and then sprinkled on the scatter ,,just another option for you ,,,,mjb
by mjb1961
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: DAPOL 121 BUBBLE CAR
Replies: 9
Views: 401

Re: DAPOL 121 BUBBLE CAR

Hi again ,,,,I had a play but no difference,,,I've now removed the zimo decoder and replaced it with a simple HORNBY r8249 decoder via a 21 to 8 pin adapter,,,, Im running it with directional lights only so I might as well keep the zimo for something else ,,thanks for the idea anyway ,,,mjb
by mjb1961
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: DAPOL 121 BUBBLE CAR
Replies: 9
Views: 401

Re: DAPOL 121 BUBBLE CAR

Hi ,,,I'll investigate,,,,,let you know the out come ,,,mjb
by mjb1961
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Dapol
Topic: DAPOL 121 BUBBLE CAR
Replies: 9
Views: 401

Re: DAPOL 121 BUBBLE CAR

It should be noted that the current (blue pcb) Bachmann 36-557, 6 function decoder will work the front and rear directional lights and the individual cab lights but the interior lights will remain on constantly whilst the unit is on powered track. For some reason the interior lights will not switch...
by mjb1961
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 73
Views: 3453

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Thanks ,,,,must watch ,,I'll set the virgin box to record :D :D
by mjb1961
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol Black Label Locos
Replies: 34
Views: 1810

Re: Dapol Black Label Locos

Hi Bigmet and End2End,,,,,,,leave it with me and I'll try my best to video them running ,probably at the weekend ,,,,I might have to send the video to one of you guys and hopefully you could upload it to the forum ,,,,,,catch you later ,,mjb
by mjb1961
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol Black Label Locos
Replies: 34
Views: 1810

Re: Dapol Black Label Locos

How silver is the paint? From pics I've seen it looks very light grey, not silver at all. Yes ,,,it's more a light grey and a darker grey at the bottom ,,,but I think they always have been ,HORNBY,Bachmann etc ,,it might just be the names they are given ,silver fox ,quicksilver ,,makes you think th...
by mjb1961
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol Black Label Locos
Replies: 34
Views: 1810

Re: Dapol Black Label Locos

Well not far away from a year since the last post on this thread,,anyway ,since getting the mallard I've gone on to get the golden eagle and the silver fox ,got the silver fox today ,that was one of the reasons for selling off the two live steams I had ,,at least these black labels are getting used ...
by mjb1961
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Trainsets.
Replies: 11
Views: 231

Re: Trainsets.

I would be tempted to buy a 1.76 narrow gauge just to collect such as the Welsh highland and the festinog railway,,,I seen them in the shop at the railway station in Porthmadog ,,,very nice ,and the price ,,,I wouldn't change scale altogether,my wife would kill me ,,I've spent far to much on oo scal...

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