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by windcutter9f
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons Pre-owned - whats your experience?
Replies: 16
Views: 580

Re: Hattons Pre-owned - whats your experience?

I`ve had no nasty experiences with Hattons pre owned.I have bought three Wrenn Spamcans & two Wrenn Royal scots + a damaged Dublo EMU driving car with a faulty armature which i knew about as i messaged them.The only cause i had to complain about was a very expensive Spamcan sliding about in its ...
by windcutter9f
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Ballachulish Railway Line
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: The Ballachulish Railway Line

I don`t think so,it`s written by an engineer who was involved in the construction of the line.Very interesting read from his life story.Pity the line came to a sad end.

Ray.
by windcutter9f
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Ballachulish Railway Line
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: The Ballachulish Railway Line

This is a book that i have had for some time.It`s very informative on the construction of the railway. https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=the+birth+and+death+of+a+highland+railway&rh=n%3A266239%2Ck%3Athe+birth+and+death+of+a+highland+railwa...
by windcutter9f
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Goo Gone
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Goo Gone

Amazon sell it,Google it.It`s really just sticky stuff label remover,smells of oranges.

Ray.
by windcutter9f
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Trouble at 't mill
Replies: 23
Views: 1128

Re: Trouble at 't mill

Sorry about that,it`s just that i`ve rarely met anybody who`s been to Namibia. Mention Namibia & i get blank looks. Drive North from Joburg, turn left after Harare and there you are - allowing for the traversing of 'miles and miles of b l oody africa' - as first seen by me in a game lodge on a ...
by windcutter9f
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Trouble at 't mill
Replies: 23
Views: 1128

Re: Trouble at 't mill

Sorry about that,it`s just that i`ve rarely met anybody who`s been to Namibia.Mention Namibia & i get blank looks :)

Ray.
by windcutter9f
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Trouble at 't mill
Replies: 23
Views: 1128

Re: Trouble at 't mill

Africat was the other highlight for us!.
Ray.
by windcutter9f
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Trouble at 't mill
Replies: 23
Views: 1128

Re: Trouble at 't mill

Could Bachmanns' (temporary) reduction in production capacity be behind it.? { Yes it is me, sitting in a coffee shop in Okahanjia, save you looking it up it's in the middle of Namibia where the railway tracks ( rails 3'6'' apart) split to go north and west. Been here four days not spotted a train ...
by windcutter9f
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: "Previously Owned" via certain big on-line shop
Replies: 16
Views: 489

Re: "Previously Owned" via certain big on-line shop

I now model Hornby Dublo 3 rail,i find Hattons most courteous & will answer questions.I emailed them about a pre owned Dublo EMU driving car which was advertised at £75 as a non runner,on enquiring about this item,they told me that someone had removed & damaged the armature.So for the £75 &a...
by windcutter9f
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Wrenn locomotive issue
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Re: Wrenn locomotive issue

Yes,i agree with Bigmet.I run a largish Hornby Dublo 3 rail layout and also a some Wrenn locos on there.The mechanisms are basically identical to Dublo locos & in the early days of doing my own repairs & conversions,i tried a couple of neo magnets with mixed results.I eventually bought a Ron...
by windcutter9f
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Wrenn locomotive issue
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Re: Wrenn locomotive issue

Sorry about being a bit late to this topic.The problem you have is that the motor needs remagnitising.This has to be done with the armature & magnet in place.By taking the magnet out,you destroy the magnetic field as the armature & magnet are magnitised as a unit.You could try a super neo ma...
by windcutter9f
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re Hornby Dublo 3 rail track
Replies: 21
Views: 548

Re: Re Hornby Dublo 3 rail track

It was one of the easier conversions using a normal Hornby Dublo p/up assembly.I don`t know if you can see the two Wrenn spamcans in the station at the rear of the layout,i fitted them with Marklin skates because of clearance problems.


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Ray.
by windcutter9f
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re Hornby Dublo 3 rail track
Replies: 21
Views: 548

Re: Re Hornby Dublo 3 rail track

This my Hornby dublo layout with a Wrenn Royal Scot converted to 3 rail.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RjocdhhiWg

Ray.
by windcutter9f
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A question !
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: A question !

Yes,later Trix can be run on HD 3rail,Transpennine units,EM1s,Brittanias,Cl.V etc.providing they have scale or convertible wheels & with a slight mod.to the p/up shoes with a drawing pin head.Here`s one of my Transpennine units running. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHzWm2awWCY Ray.
by windcutter9f
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 329
Views: 129058

Re: BARGAINS!

Hattons selling off the Olivia's/heljan em1 and em2 at £40 off. http://www.hattons.co.uk/82266/Heljan_7602_Class_76_EM1_Woodhead_electric_E26049_in_BR_blue_Limited_Edition_for_Olivias_Tr/StockDetail.aspx I bought a Heljan EM1 from Olivias trains about two years ago when they were full price,however...

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