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by mahoganydog
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 161
Views: 11404

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Alexander Court wrote: Why do they keep changing it though?


It's what happens when you employ the village idiot to write the schedule. History tells us NOT to do this because it can kill off a series especially if they clash it with something that is more popular.

Maybe there isn't going to be a third series?
by mahoganydog
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Old Wrenn loco
Replies: 18
Views: 385

Re: Old Wrenn loco

Exactly as I said, the oil has dried up. Re-lubrication will solve the problem! Sorry for such a basic question, but where exactly is it I need to re-lubricate? All driven axles and motor top and bottom bearings. If it's still sluggish the next step is to adjust the armature end float. You should j...
by mahoganydog
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 31
Views: 673

Re: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches

I notice that the blurb says six wheelers will have a sliding centre axle Oh god no, this didn't work on the Stove made by Hornby Magazine! All these "things" do is derail all the time. The 1980s six wheel van made by Hornby works but is a cheap, nasty way of doing it. Seeing the whole ax...
by mahoganydog
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 31
Views: 673

Re: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches

...and right away they miss out the full brakes/luggage vans.

Liking the LNWR versions though.
by mahoganydog
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Old Wrenn loco
Replies: 18
Views: 385

Re: Old Wrenn loco

Exactly as I said, the oil has dried up. Re-lubrication will solve the problem!
by mahoganydog
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Old Wrenn loco
Replies: 18
Views: 385

Re: Old Wrenn loco

It probably needs a good service. The hobby oils sold by Expo etc have a tendency to dry up.

The worst case is that the armature has a winding not working something I've had before, it needed help to start and sounded like a tractor.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: 48DS first impressions
Replies: 16
Views: 343

Re: 48DS first impressions

Bufferstop wrote:
and has a hook which is on the long side.


That's the Hornby standard hook, they just had to make it different to everyone else's


*Cough* Oxford Rail *cough* Dapol. Equally as awful as Hornby!
by mahoganydog
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Latest model conversion from my workbench.
Replies: 31
Views: 1047

Re: Latest model conversion from my workbench.

Peco do all the parts for 3rd rail adition to their track. I think it has been used a lot for the Southern Railway moddellers mostly but there is no reason at all why you can't put it in the centre. But would it not be better to convert 3 rail locos to 2 rail pick ups. They don't make the parts to ...
by mahoganydog
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Latest model conversion from my workbench.
Replies: 31
Views: 1047

Re: Latest model conversion from my workbench.

Mountain wrote: somewhere on a forum that 3 rail is being made again?


I hope they make track to modern code 100 standards, desperately needed.
by mahoganydog
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 161
Views: 11404

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

Thanks, maybe I missed it in the programme. I don’t hear much of it as the kids are asking endless questions all the way through. Record it,,,,,,,,,,, or turn the kids off :P :P ..................................John That is with recording it, I watch it once with the kids so they can see what peop...
by mahoganydog
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: x9623 coupling on class 67 loco
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: x9623 coupling on class 67 loco

Hi Galliford,

It should just pull out. As it is a straight NEM coupling I personally would replace it with a Bachmann 36-061 (they come with a NEM pocket fitted) which are shorter and allow for closer coupling. All my stock that takes a straight NEM coupling that isn't Bachmann has these fitted.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Making coupling rods/valvegear
Replies: 16
Views: 402

Re: Making coupling rods/valvegear

Hello Captain, One huge word of warning, the holes on the rods must be exactly the same distance apart on each side or you will get binding or jamming. The best (big) tool for doing this is a milling machine fitted with digital readout though there are many benchtop versions that would suffice. A sm...
by mahoganydog
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann B1 'Mayflower'
Replies: 12
Views: 290

Re: Bachmann B1 'Mayflower'

That’s a good question, and I’ll be honest, I don’t know! It’s a so called ‘limited edition’, though it was limited to 2000, and came in a nice wooden box. How can I tell if it is the split chassis? I can’t see any sign of any splits along the bottom. I’ve got some photos of that’ll help. At a glan...
by mahoganydog
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 161
Views: 11404

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

RailwayRobbo wrote:Please not Tim Shaw again. That guy is annoying beyond belief.


Seconded, thirded and fourthed. He's annoying as hell in every program he's in. He seems to have based his whole career on being irritating and ignorant!

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