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by mahoganydog
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hatton's "Trunk" service
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Hatton's "Trunk" service

Muggins, I think you've missed the most useful part of the service. Postage is not cheap and if you want to buy a single secondhand item it can be a problem BUT imagine building an order of bits and pieces over a month or so which takes you into the free postage bracket. I think it's a superb idea a...
by mahoganydog
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Tools needed
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: Tools needed

Mitre saw and a circular/plunge saw with guide rail. Do NOT get a jigsaw, these are the deranged shopping trolley of the power tool world and wander like mad ruining the material you're trying to cut.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: So, who else noticed the error on the new Hornby catalogue?
Replies: 3
Views: 363

So, who else noticed the error on the new Hornby catalogue?

Look carefully at the front driving wheels of Rocket.... the driving wheels are not sitting in the same position on the track one is before the rail chair the other is after it.

Could this mean a recall???? :lol:
by mahoganydog
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Which turntable would you choose for DCC
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Which turntable would you choose for DCC

What about the (very long in the tooth) Airfix model? No idea what it's based on though.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Mystery CCT
Replies: 8
Views: 622

Re: Mystery CCT

The couplings hint at it being Hornby O gauge and the fact it's LNWR would make it pre 1925 or there abouts.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Early 1960s Mineral flows along the Thames Valley
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Early 1960s Mineral flows along the Thames Valley

There were extensive iron ore workings in the Banbury area. There is Ivo Peters film of some of these lines in action but I don't know if any of the resulting traffic went on the route you mention.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Standard class 2 78xxx
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Standard class 2 78xxx

Bigmet wrote:working on the lightest branches up to appearing at major mainline locations.


...and on occasion caught on camera stuck in snow drifts....
by mahoganydog
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Assistance
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: DCC Assistance

If it's broadcasting and you are able to connect to it (without internet) then it is working as an offline network. A mobile should be able to connect to it but how you go about setting up so the mobile can talk to the controller I can't advise, the book of confusing words (also known as the instruc...
by mahoganydog
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Assistance
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: DCC Assistance

TP-LINK_14F8 This is the device's broadcast identity not it's model number. The reason it will come up with "not connected to internet" is because it isn't connecting/connected to the main router. You don't need it to be for what you are trying to do but trying to access other devices to ...
by mahoganydog
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby-Dublo 8F, real ringfield drive
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: Hornby-Dublo 8F, real ringfield drive

One interesting thing to note is that the three rail iron wagon wheelsets run with far less friction that the plastic ones do!
by mahoganydog
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench
Replies: 240
Views: 21525

Re: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench

Sorry, I'm in to bikes and the history that goes with them! Absolutely no need to apologise for anything - it's interesting stuff :-) I am planning my little layout to have one (farmer's) land rover, one motorcycle and one bicycle 8) Sounds about right. I think the bike could be a Sunbeam Model 9; ...
by mahoganydog
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench
Replies: 240
Views: 21525

Re: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench

Hi PNP, Sorry, I'm in to bikes and the history that goes with them! In rural areas the prime transport was walking or, if you had a little money to spare, a bicycle. Some, probably a farmer's son, would save up and get a secondhand motorcycle and it would either be old or, if newer, small capacity. ...
by mahoganydog
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench
Replies: 240
Views: 21525

Re: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench

Hi PNP, Your choice of number plate is from Wigan CBC in 1936 (the sequence started later in 1934). The design of the bike looks like it is mid thirties but it's all but impossible to say what make it's meant to represent. There were few companies that used red Triumph, Ariel and Rudge spring to min...
by mahoganydog
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Stephenson Rocket
Replies: 8
Views: 673

Re: New Stephenson Rocket

I very much doubt that it will be taller than a 9F for example. If you have a hunt around there is a picture of L&M Lion buffered up to a 9F and though Lion's funnel was very tall the 9F was taller again.

I cannot see it being a problem getting through tunnels or under bridges.

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