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by The Ferret
Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Mainline/early Bachmann GWR locomotives
Replies: 26
Views: 5764

Re: Mainline/early Bachmann GWR locomotives

I have a Main Line GWR Mogul no.5322. It has never run well. Is it possible to get a replacement chassis to Bachmann specification? Would somebody like Peterspares have anything in stock?
by The Ferret
Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 43/53/63xx GWR Mogul
Replies: 3
Views: 936

43/53/63xx GWR Mogul

I have a 53xx 2-6-0 GWR loco that is, I believe of Main Line origin. It has never run very well and I have searched without success for a suitable chassis for this loco. I have an idea that somewhere I have seen a Bachmann version of this type of loco and wonder if I could get a complete replacement...
by The Ferret
Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Stalling & Shorting on Turnouts
Replies: 7
Views: 1124

Re: Stalling & Shorting on Turnouts

Hi vonkeyvong, your Brian Lambert URL is very interesting. It gives the best explanation I have yet seen of how to wire up a live frog point. With the exception of slips and an acute crossing to the middle of a scissors, all my turnouts are live frog. So long as there is good contact between switch ...
by The Ferret
Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Need to make a Cassette System
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Re: Need to make a Cassette System

Hi Bufferstop, Thanks very much for your ideas for cassettes. These are brilliant and I intend to adopt them. This saves the need for extensive sidings that occupy an immense amount of room. My plan is to have each cassette long enough for two coaches rather than just one and on two shelves (one abo...
by The Ferret
Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: I bought my first decent loco today....
Replies: 69
Views: 4018

Re: I bought my first decent loco today....

In reply to Luckymucklebackit and his "mere Hall" I would like to tell a story. It was in about 1962 that diesels began to appear on the GWR between Paddington, Bristol and Plymouth. The Western Region authorities cut the time allowed from Reading to Paddington non-stop from 40 minutes to ...
by The Ferret
Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: C & G Ayres, Reading P.O. Wagons
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: C & G Ayres, Reading P.O. Wagons

With the C & G Ayres wagon problem completely solved, I now have a problem with a West Wales Wagon Works (Dapol) George West Coal Merchant, Reading, wagon. This leaps off the track on curves (4 feet radius) but runs through turnouts perfectly. The wagon has small, modern tension lock couplings, ...
by The Ferret
Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:02 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: live frog Peco points
Replies: 2
Views: 354

live frog Peco points

My attic railway is laid to PECO Code 100 flexitrack and Peco live frog points. Question 1 :- Has anybody on the forum used wire in tube point operation rather than point motors? Question 2 :- In a crossover up main to down main using two turnouts, has anybody done this with one lever in the frame o...
by The Ferret
Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: OO scale vehicles
Replies: 8
Views: 786

Re: OO scale vehicles

Sorry folks, dropped a right clanger, there!! The Routemaster is six inches wider at 8ft to the 7ft 6inches of the RT. The first 8ft wide London buses were the 500 RTW class vehicles. These had similar chassis sideframes to the AEC RT but had Leyland PD2 (second post-war Titan) 9.8 litre engine driv...
by The Ferret
Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: OO scale vehicles
Replies: 8
Views: 786

Re: OO scale vehicles

Sorry to say but I think Dinky Toys and similar are not to any particular scale. Being a bus freak there is no way that I would use any Dinky product on my model railway. All vehicles earmarked for the layout are either kitbuilt, "kit-bashed" (i.e. modified to suit whatever is to be modell...
by The Ferret
Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: assembling white metal coach bogies
Replies: 3
Views: 503

assembling white metal coach bogies

Has anybody on the forum succeeded in making a foolproof jig or assembly method for soldering up white metal SRG Phoenix (once BSL) white metal coach bogies? I readily confess to struggling. What makes it worse is the fact that I have done it before without any problem whatsoever, having already mad...
by The Ferret
Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: OK. So all 0-4-0's are rubbish..
Replies: 34
Views: 2150

Re: OK. So all 0-4-0's are rubbish..

I don't know much about 0-4-0T locos on either the LMS, the LNER or the GWR. However the Southern Railway had two classes of 0-4-0T when I was 11 plus (1949). Both were intended for shunting duties in Southampton Docks. The oldest, the B4 class 0-4-0T was surprisingly powerful and could shift twenty...
by The Ferret
Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: help: modelling heritage railways
Replies: 21
Views: 1344

Re: help: modelling heritage railways

Good evening, Jack, This is something that I thought long and hard about when I was designing my loft layout. As you will already know I am a bit of a bus freak as well as being into trains. This is the very reason why I eventually discarded the heritage railway idea and went back to a layout set at...
by The Ferret
Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: double header question
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: double header question

It was normal practice on the GWR for a Castle to be in front of a King, or a Hall/Grange to lead a Castle. I was an ardent trainspotter on the GWR and the Southern from 1948 until the sixties. I never saw a more powerful loco in front on either. Double heading on the Southern was very rare. In fact...
by The Ferret
Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 1930S-1940S road transport.
Replies: 13
Views: 1487

Re: 1930S-1940S road transport.

Hi again Jack (response to Jack Shepherd's post of Weds 8th Jan at 6.22, You are very welcome! But if you are modelling a very new Western Region rather than GWR, perhaps you should be looking at motor vehicles of the fifties. For example, the 1930-32 ST and LT class London Transport buses were all ...
by The Ferret
Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Another Loco Question
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Another Loco Question

Thank you, Mahogany Dog, I have e-mailed Bachmann as you suggested but may have to wait a day or two for their reply.

Thank you, also Pete 6c for your suggestion of a Comet chassis

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