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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: 110

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: 327

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: 251

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: 136
Views: 9956

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!
by mahoganydog
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Kaboom! Rail mounted gun from Oxford Rail
Replies: 16
Views: 829

Re: Kaboom! Rail mounted gun from Oxford Rail

Halsted wrote:Yep. Fire at will ! :mrgreen:


Wait, what did Will do to deserve that???
by mahoganydog
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: R2768 parcels van
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: R2768 parcels van

Bigmet, Sorry, completely wrong! You're thinking way too modern. This is little more than a re-motored Lima model. Step one; remove the two mid sized cross headed screws underneath. These are between the bogie and middle section of the chassis. Step two; remove the buffers carefully from the model. ...
by mahoganydog
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 44
Views: 1248

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

Well, they won't be supplying the Peco shop nor Gaugemaster any more then!

What a dim-witted clause! Whoever wrote it has utterly zero business sense.
by mahoganydog
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Industries along branch lines?
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: Industries along branch lines?

What about something really out of the ordinary like a tweed mill?

There was one that had a siding but it was a long way from Scotland....
by mahoganydog
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Big Delivery
Replies: 12
Views: 391

Re: Big Delivery

Looks like Hattons given what looks like one of their catalogues still in the bubble wrap....

Overpacking doesn't hurt but that is overkill. My experience of RM includes a parcel with a vehicle tyre mark on it......
by mahoganydog
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Theft at GC Model Event
Replies: 9
Views: 563

Re: Theft at GC Model Event

One of the old tricks used at some shows was for the thief or thieves to hide somewhere and wait for everyone to have left before going through the "list" of high value things they had seen through the day before retiring to their hiding place and waiting for the public to come in and leav...
by mahoganydog
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 14XX axle box/springs
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: 14XX axle box/springs

Hi 61xx,

Try Wizard models. They do chassis etches for the 14xx so might have the parts you need.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 38
Views: 460

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

Fools of the week awards go to....

What are these people on?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ks-OO-GWR-K1 ... 1438.l2649

Actual value around £20 to £25 and they do appear quite often.
by mahoganydog
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Problem with Mainline Patriot
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: Problem with Mainline Patriot

Hi Raymondo,

Try putting power to the chassis half's directly. If it still doesn't respond that means one or both terminals of the motor aren't making electrical contact with the chassis. If it does respond the problem is between the axles and chassis.

Hope this helps.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Fri May 24, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Preserving 'lost causes'?
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Preserving 'lost causes'?

There is nothing that can't be fixed it's just how much of it you have to replace. Anyone who has restored something will know it can take years to track down the right parts. It took me nearly ten years of looking to find a rear mudguard for one of my bikes (one year only part)....might be "on...
by mahoganydog
Sat May 18, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 90
Views: 3629

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

Corporal punishment needs to be brought back URGENTLY. The law as it is is a joke and is nothing remotely like a real punishment.

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