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by mahoganydog
Fri May 24, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Preserving 'lost causes'?
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Preserving 'lost causes'?

There is nothing that can't be fixed it's just how much of it you have to replace. Anyone who has restored something will know it can take years to track down the right parts. It took me nearly ten years of looking to find a rear mudguard for one of my bikes (one year only part)....might be "on...
by mahoganydog
Sat May 18, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 34
Views: 854

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

Corporal punishment needs to be brought back URGENTLY. The law as it is is a joke and is nothing remotely like a real punishment.
by mahoganydog
Thu May 09, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Kernow D600 Warship
Replies: 83
Views: 9900

Re: Kernow D600 Warship

Just as a mad thought; could it be the motor bearings? I've had new motors run OK but get hot. Lubricating the bearings made them not only run better but not get hot.

Naturally check the instructions first, it could damage the motor!
by mahoganydog
Tue May 07, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 741
Views: 52332

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

End2end wrote:Oh and on top of all that we also have a new kitten. :D


Beware of it going to sleep on that patch of new grass you've just glued down.....
by mahoganydog
Fri May 03, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby couplings
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Hornby couplings

Hi Chris, Define slot in because Hornby have two different kinds like this. One is NEM the other is the old Airfix/Dapol type. I advise that you look up the service sheet on Hornby's site to ensure you get the correct ones. There have been so many different Flying Scotsman's it is almost guaranteed ...
by mahoganydog
Fri May 03, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dj models announcement
Replies: 39
Views: 971

Re: Dj models announcement

As a side note why on earth would any manufacturer with common sense go for a split chassis anyway? My 14xx runs beautifully but has only had very limited use on my test track while the one a mate bought at the same time has had a great deal of use and is suffering the expected problems of erratic r...
by mahoganydog
Thu May 02, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dj models announcement
Replies: 39
Views: 971

Re: Dj models announcement

This whole thing is laughable. Let's use the J94 as an example; Hornby could so easily challenge this because they've been making it for years and in any case the IP is owned by Hunslet NOT DJM.

So Dave, your move.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Hattons Account Deleted
Replies: 16
Views: 493

Re: Hattons Account Deleted

Even with all the information correct it doesn't stop a lazy/stupid delivery driver leaving the parcel at the wrong address. In our village we have clear signs to show which road it is which didn't stop a complete moron delivery driver leaving a parcel at a neighbour's house who was away on holiday....
by mahoganydog
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Class 30 D8000
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: Class 30 D8000

You say you've chipped a few locos, have you converted any three rail to two rail. Replacing the wheels with compatible two rail ones is probably a bigger problem than sorting the wiring to the chip. Good point. There is also an issue I overlooked; early three rail D8000's have no recess for a two ...
by mahoganydog
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Class 30 D8000
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: Class 30 D8000

Hi Galliford, D8000 was actually a class 20 rather than 30! My advice is to find a two rail chassis from a Wrenn model which will have tension lock couplings already fitted. Two railing a three rail model is not for a beginner and will ruin the value of the model and to fit tension lock couplings th...
by mahoganydog
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Fitting a Turntable?
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Fitting a Turntable?

These turntables date to the seventies and have a few design flaws that Hornby haven't bothered to fix as you have found out. My advice is to sink it into the baseboard so all the entry tracks are level. This isn't a new idea, some have done it though it isn't easy to do and could get messy.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Inspiration Required For 'O' Gauge Layout Please.
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Inspiration Required For 'O' Gauge Layout Please.

I have had a thought. N gauge needs a 2ft wide board. 00 gauge needs a 4ft wide board as 00 gauge is around twice the size of N. Now 0 gauge is almost twice the size as 00 so in theory will it mean that it needs an 8ft wide board or wider? I am not sure, but for planning purposes this information w...
by mahoganydog
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Inspiration Required For 'O' Gauge Layout Please.
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Inspiration Required For 'O' Gauge Layout Please.

Hi Gavin, That is something I have been toying with for a long time. My idea was an industrial complex perhaps with some coaches used for worker transport and a pannier or Jinty occasionally appearing to collect/bring in wagons. On each side could be a different industry with one acting maybe as the...
by mahoganydog
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Advice and help plz
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: Advice and help plz

If I understood you correctly, don't touch Graham Farish from Poole or Minitrix, I'm not sure what you mean by "available s/h", but I'm to forget it? Poole era Farish was alright but the newest models are fast heading for twenty years old; the diesels I would avoid, they had awful problem...
by mahoganydog
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Soldering Iron
Replies: 18
Views: 430

Re: Soldering Iron

Hi Spike,

Strongly recommend that you go for the one with a silicone lead rather than the standard model. Having a very flexible cable makes for ease of use.

Jim

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