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by retiredoperator
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Ken's workbench Triang Hornby Mk1s
Replies: 8
Views: 1637

Re: Ken's workbench Triang Hornby Mk1s

Hi Ken. I have been thinking about cutting and shutting some Triang GWR Clerestories to LSWR Carriages for so long now, but was put off the idea, because the “ waistband “ or whatever it’s called didn’t match, then I heard about the “ Three Foot “ rule. If I don’t have ago soon I never will. Have yo...
by retiredoperator
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: how to make a 'pickup' wagon
Replies: 58
Views: 4142

Re: how to make a 'pickup' wagon

Hi Scrat. When I said add extra weight??? What I should have said was “ After removing the weight from the wagon, add an alternative weight”. It has been suggested that metal wheels/ axles etc affect the performance of magnetic couplers. Whether this is true or not I don’t know, but whilst I was cha...
by retiredoperator
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: how to make a 'pickup' wagon
Replies: 58
Views: 4142

Re: how to make a 'pickup' wagon

Hi Modellers. I did manage to “Superglue “ Eileen’s Emporium Lead into my Bachmann shunters truck Toolbox , which seems okay. But, with my oversize version of a Toolbox on a Low fit wagon I added too much lead, silly billy? which may defeat the object, because it could be more than an 0-4-0 can hand...
by retiredoperator
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: how to make a 'pickup' wagon
Replies: 58
Views: 4142

Re: how to make a 'pickup' wagon

Hi Bufferstop and all interested parties. The material I bought was from Eileen’s emporium,
they had a stand at the “ Stevenage Model Railway exhibition “ on Saturday , it was there own brand ? and they advised me to use Superglue to avoid mishaps with PVA.
Happy New Year to you. Kev
by retiredoperator
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: how to make a 'pickup' wagon
Replies: 58
Views: 4142

Re: how to make a 'pickup' wagon

Hi Modellers Further to my need for an extra “ Pick Up” wagon I bought a Bachmann shunters truck, but, it is very light and has a toolbox which contains 2 grams of weight. I have purchased some “Liquid Lead “ or whatever it is called and Superglue , with the intent of filling? the Toolbox, the quest...
by retiredoperator
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Kadee #5 self assembly Couplings
Replies: 14
Views: 652

Re: Kadee #5 self assembly Couplings

Happy New Year Modellers. Earlier today I added a reply to this thread of Kadee #5 self assembly Couplings . At my age I cannot remember exactly what I had written ? But basically it was now that I have mastered Kadee s , I am having trouble with getting them to stay “ Uncoupled”, they uncouple ever...
by retiredoperator
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Peco code 75 or 100
Replies: 16
Views: 3122

Re: Peco code 75 or 100

Hi Modellers. Still in practice mode? I have built a second Inglenook , with a difference? to make it more interesting I have added two points and two sidings. But within the confines of a 48 x 9 inch baseboard I didn’t leave enough space on the “ Loco and Three Wagon Track for the Kadee magnet”. Th...
by retiredoperator
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: how to make a 'pickup' wagon
Replies: 58
Views: 4142

Re: how to make a 'pickup' wagon

Hi D605 eagle I hope you don’t mind? but I have been working on my version of your “ Pick up wagon “ idea . I have a similar wagon to your one, and i changed the wheels for smooth ones. The wheels are very free running, until that is, when I glue on the pick up, it is clear to me that I have to adju...
by retiredoperator
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 37
Views: 1717

Re: Track cleaning

Hi Modellers. I may have said this before? But when I first heard of IPA, my first thought was of Alcohol ( India Pale Ale ) then someone corrected me, it is excellent for track cleaning, but I use it in the Lanarkshire Model Supplies Track Cleaner . Which is more suitable to run with my 0-6-0 Locos...
by retiredoperator
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Pug Other Body's.
Replies: 29
Views: 6097

Re: Hornby Pug Other Body's.

Hi Stufiley. That is at interesting website you have there, but, some of your scenes were incorrect? It was a long time ago when I did my training and I never did work a steam Loco. I realise that two model Locos crashing would not cause injury or death, unless you crash another Modellers Loco , but...
by retiredoperator
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 979
Views: 51039

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Hi Dad 1. Thank you for your reply. Geoff T had asked me about my Pannier tanks ,in August but I never saw his reply, but incidently I have two Shunting Puzzles, for my 57xx Locos , the thread could have related to Kadees or Shunting Puzzles or the Midnight Metropolitan ex GWR Panniers ( L 94 & ...
by retiredoperator
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 979
Views: 51039

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Hi Geoff T. This is posted in the wrong thread??? I was replying to you on another thread from August when the telephone rang, whilst answering the phone my iPad went off and I couldn’t find the thread again. My ex GWR Pannier tanks 57xx one from the Midnight Metropolitan Set and another one sold se...
by retiredoperator
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: how to make a 'pickup' wagon
Replies: 58
Views: 4142

Re: how to make a 'pickup' wagon

Hi Bufferstop and D605Eagle I learned that Bachmann use cheap metal screws, which can be picked up with a magnetic screwdriver. Maybe I had better buy some liquid Gravity , the annoying thing, I went to Warley , but forgot to buy any. Happy modelling Kev
by retiredoperator
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: how to make a 'pickup' wagon
Replies: 58
Views: 4142

Re: how to make a 'pickup' wagon

Hi Modellers. Further to my project “ make a pick up wagon” and my purchase of a Bachmann shunters truck, IMHO tool light for its own good. I removed the tool box from it, straight way lost a screw, crawling about the floor, I found it. But the total weight was a mere two grams, my idea of adding li...
by retiredoperator
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: how to make a 'pickup' wagon
Replies: 58
Views: 4142

Re: how to make a 'pickup' wagon

Hi Modellers. Thank you all for the good advice. I have just purchased a Bachmann shunters truck, the first thing I noticed, how light it is IMHO too light. If pick ups are to be effective ? Okay for derailments ? but it would be suitable for realistic Shunting speeds. My first thoughts were to save...

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