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by mahoganydog
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: What would you use?
Replies: 19
Views: 634

Re: What would you use?

Hi Buelligan, Wickes will deliver and their prices are close. No idea what their delivery charges are though but this at least would allow you to cut it at home. Jigsaws... I've said it before, they are the shopping trolley of the powertool world and I wouldn't use one again after the blade in mine ...
by mahoganydog
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: What would you use?
Replies: 19
Views: 634

Re: What would you use?

Hi Buelligan, If you want to cut ply the best tool there is is a rail saw. Quick, accurate and perfect result every time but not cheap. Mine is also a plunge saw so I can depth set the blade quickly. Remember that clamps are optional with some and not made for others and you do need them when doing ...
by mahoganydog
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 1734

Re: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread

We've all seen the new Terrier that will eventually hit the shelves but I wonder if Hornby will do a GER brake van to go with it? Confused and wondering what this has to do with a Terrier? Look up the Edge Hill Light Railway! Jim Did the Edge Hill Light Railway actually get as far as running a trai...
by mahoganydog
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 1734

Re: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread

We've all seen the new Terrier that will eventually hit the shelves but I wonder if Hornby will do a GER brake van to go with it?

Confused and wondering what this has to do with a Terrier? Look up the Edge Hill Light Railway!

Jim
by mahoganydog
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Traverser Automatic Track Switching?
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Traverser Automatic Track Switching?

I've read that twice and I'm still not sure. Are you talking about a vertical traverser? It will be both. I simply don't have the space to create a large enough fiddle yard with points but a traverser on it's own wouldn't have the capacity so having something that is both horizontal and vertical is...
by mahoganydog
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Traverser Automatic Track Switching?
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Traverser Automatic Track Switching?

Hi Bufferstop, At the moment it's 100% in my head. Alignment will be by eye though each level will be laid out so every track is in the same position. I've spent quite some time researching different methods of moving it and keep coming back the ballscrews which will hold position as well as not flo...
by mahoganydog
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Traverser Automatic Track Switching?
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Traverser Automatic Track Switching?

Hi all, Really looking for ideas on how this could be done. I've discounted microswitches because this will be a multi-level design and I don't know enough about electronics to make something that would do the job. Pretty much certain there's nothing on the market to do it unless someone knows other...
by mahoganydog
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons Pre-owned - whats your experience?
Replies: 16
Views: 580

Re: Hattons Pre-owned - whats your experience?

They aren't good at using their eyes. I bought a MK1 off them and the bogies were hacked around. This is the only secondhand item from that that had a problem, I've had duds from them new including damaged in box items. The only thing I don't like is they will only refund you £4 in postage on return...
by mahoganydog
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Gresley 2-6-2-T connecting rod problem
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: Bachmann Gresley 2-6-2-T connecting rod problem

Hi GaryB,

That isn't just a connecting rod issue. It looks very like the plastic axles have broken, a very common fault. Replacements are available from Peter's spares.

If you have a look on Bachmann's site there should be a service sheet for this loco.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Everything comes to he who...............
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: Everything comes to he who...............

Is it a good idea to post your address on an open forum Bufferstop?

Jim
by mahoganydog
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Hornby Ruston - any alternatives?
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: New Hornby Ruston - any alternatives?

Hi Muggins,

There is nothing else unless you fancy building a kit of one. Not as evil as you might think, small models often use an RTR motor bogie (Black Beetle/Spud used to be popular choices). There is a Sentinel made for Model Rail mag which is also small though steam.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2019 Bachmann Speculation Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 334

2019 Bachmann Speculation Thread

So, what models are they going to announce and take years to get round to doing?

BUT this does assume they are going to add new things....
by mahoganydog
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 1734

Re: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread

An awful lot of interest to me I'm happy to say. Six couple Peckett is a nice choice but also the tiny Ruston. Some coaches and a small number of wagons of interest too. One thing I noticed right away about the Terrier is that it seems to have NEM pockets...are Hornby doing a retool????? The same fo...
by mahoganydog
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Collett coaches
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: Hornby Collett coaches

It is the tail end coach but it’s not due to couplings, if roll the coach on its own slowly round curves both bogies will lift off the rails and the coach derails, I have an identical coach that’s has no issues and neither do any others, I’ve dismantled it, checked the wheel spacing, everything I c...
by mahoganydog
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Collett coaches
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: Hornby Collett coaches

Hi Michaelaface, Let me guess, it's the tail end coach? The close coupling mechanism on my Staniers causes the buffers to snag each other on tight curves not helped by me changing the couplings to Bachmann short type. When within the rake the same coach will behave because the weight of the rake cau...

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