Search found 571 matches

by mahoganydog
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Fading motor...
Replies: 21
Views: 1150

Re: Fading motor...

Thanks everyone for your help with this. I bought a Gaugemaster Combi which seemed to solve the problem. But then, our of the blue, a puff of smoke from the motor and now nothing. Looks like it's burnt out...? Not sure if that's likely with this combination of controller and motor? If it has burnt ...
by mahoganydog
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Sandown Park Toy Collectors Fair Saturday 16th Nov 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Sandown Park Toy Collectors Fair Saturday 16th Nov 2019

Don't forget that there are stands up in the sports bar, they get overlooked by most people who go.
by mahoganydog
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2020 Speculation Thread - 100 years of Hornby
Replies: 18
Views: 740

Re: Hornby 2020 Speculation Thread - 100 years of Hornby

I think I'm being optimistic.... Retools; 2P Black 5 8F Austerity/J94 New Tool; LMS wagons and vans 1924 stock LMS panelled coaches (Bachmann do some horribly inaccurate versions) industrial of some kind preferably inside cylinder 0-6-0ST/T LNWR Crewe Special/DX goods. I have a feeling that Hardwick...
by mahoganydog
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 42
Views: 1325

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

Test Run????

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BACHMANN-OO- ... SwteRdyuIU

There is no way it runs! Note the position of the rods...….
by mahoganydog
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: An Interesting discovery
Replies: 9
Views: 433

Re: An Interesting discovery

My advice is get yourself a digital Vernier and not a micrometer which can have reliability issues. When I was making parts for a project I was chasing 5 microns accuracy; that's 0.05mm for interference fit parts or close. Anything more than this was too tight. I suspect your measuring device is rou...
by mahoganydog
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: An odd repackaging ???
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: An odd repackaging ???

Suspect it's actually kit C36 with a different chassis to make it an RCH version.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Westdale, West Lothian
Replies: 41
Views: 5648

Re: Westdale, West Lothian

Well been a long time but since the demise of the first layout, lots of mess and ages ferrying in down out the loft and onto the bin, the scenery that is. A new beginning in a garden shed. Hopefully a rather large garden shed. Well I'm planning on a huge garden shed. My first thought was how to ins...
by mahoganydog
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Which glue? Lineside fencing
Replies: 16
Views: 514

Re: Which glue? Lineside fencing

Try Humbrol Poly Cement. I find it goes off very quickly.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 42
Views: 1325

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

Now this really is WHY?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bachmann-Bra ... SwY75dtIUd

Why would I PAY for something I could go and read/download for free?????
by mahoganydog
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby Dublo - 3 Rail Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 673

Re: Hornby Dublo - 3 Rail Advice

Hi Kenny, Another three railer here though mine is all packed away. The only weak point as others have said is the magnets. I've only ever had a few that wouldn't go. In the main they refuse to give up and die no matter how abused and believe me I've had some that were very, very abused. Not forgett...
by mahoganydog
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Are these semaphore signals right?
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: Are these semaphore signals right?

Another thing to consider, maybe, is who controls what. In my mind the station/signal box at B would be closest and controlling the junction with A some distance UP the line and colliery someone round the corner DOWN the line. Think i'll do some reading maybe buy a few signals and see how they look...
by mahoganydog
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 161
Views: 12703

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: 832

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...

Go to advanced search