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by mahoganydog
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Rapido new products
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Rapido new products

Oh great, more locos I'd like.

Wonder in the Metrovic will be more reliable than the real thing?
by mahoganydog
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Help for a clueless partner
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Help for a clueless partner

I advise not buying Lima, they are mostly ancient models with minor mods made by Hornby when they bought them out like better motors in those that they chose to extend the "life" of the model but essentially they're still upwards of forty year old designs and extremely dated by today's sta...
by mahoganydog
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Birdcage question
Replies: 8
Views: 91

Re: Birdcage question

Probably for installing lighting if the user so desires.
by mahoganydog
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Which Hornby controller
Replies: 23
Views: 251

Re: Which Hornby controller

Gaugemaster first time every time. British made with a lifetime warranty. You only get one year with Hornby!
by mahoganydog
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bachmann tension lock couplings
Replies: 18
Views: 297

Re: Bachmann tension lock couplings

You want 36-061 which are the shortest they do. Most Hornby models are straight NEM couplings (I've never seen cranked ones) and are an easy swap but beware, some of the newer gen coaches can lock buffers when fitted with the short Bachmann couplers even on 4th radius. If you want cranked couplings ...
by mahoganydog
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Peco Track still in Short Supply
Replies: 13
Views: 637

Re: Peco Track still in Short Supply

Dad-1 wrote:
perhaps someone may point you in the right direction.



That's a terrible pun.
by mahoganydog
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: RAILS of Sheffield and Hornby
Replies: 25
Views: 2642

Re: RAILS of Sheffield and Hornby

Perhaps it might have something to do with Rails holding back LTD ed models and selling them for inflated prices.....

I can't imagine Hornby being happy about that.
by mahoganydog
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: LNER Articulated coach sets
Replies: 21
Views: 794

Re: LNER Articulated coach sets

@ Mahoganydog, My understanding of the Cooper Craft problem isn't that he lacks the tooling, but rather a functioning machine in which to use it, and is overly optimistic of getting one. In the meantime we can only hope that if there is any value in the tools he holds there might be a company who w...
by mahoganydog
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: LNER Articulated coach sets
Replies: 21
Views: 794

Re: LNER Articulated coach sets

I'm sure I found a website before that offered them in kit form, though from memory they were expensive, and having never made a kit before, I'm not sure I'd be able to make them to a satisfactory standard. For my layout I think I'd manage at most 4 coaches, so 2 articulated sets. I'm hoping to hav...
by mahoganydog
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2020 range EFE J94
Replies: 30
Views: 1486

Re: 2020 range EFE J94

Sorry but that motor is junk. Some may get lucky with one that is alright but I had a J94 that only ran half speed one way while sounding like a cement mixer with gravel in it. Sent back, replaced and while this one ran the same speed in both directions it also sounded the same. This was on DC too....
by mahoganydog
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: DC Controller - second hand or new?
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: DC Controller - second hand or new?

AndyRen wrote:Would be prepared to invest in the Gaugemaster if second hand would be a false economy.


The lifetime warranty is still valid even if it's secondhand.

Personally I'd save up and get one new but ultimately that would be your choice.
by mahoganydog
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2020 range EFE J94
Replies: 30
Views: 1486

Re: 2020 range EFE J94

If it doesn't have wiper pickups I'm OUT.
by mahoganydog
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2020 range EFE J94
Replies: 30
Views: 1486

Re: 2020 range EFE J94

If this is ex DJM it'd better not have the same b***** awful chassis. As Bachmann are involved they know that split chassis don't work....will they tool it properly?
by mahoganydog
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: DC Controller
Replies: 13
Views: 566

Re: DC Controller

Gaugemaster first time every time.

Hornby only have a one year warranty so they don't stand by their quality!

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