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by Wolseley
Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Resurrecting a "non-runner"
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Re: Resurrecting a "non-runner"

I presume these are both the vertical armature type with curved pole pieces and a block magnet. Yes, they are. The magnets appear to be OK, so I'm hoping that nothing needs done in that regard. There's a shop near here that should stock IPA, so I'll check them out. The Duchess's tender did derail a...
by Wolseley
Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyone know what book this is?
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: Anyone know what book this is?

No. It was not a Hornby publication. I am thinking that it might have been E F Carter's The Boys' Book of Model Railways.
by Wolseley
Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 1027
Views: 91513

Re: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)

OK then, here we have an unidentified Z19 Locomotive (possibly 1952) that I photographed at Darling Harbour in 1971. The Z19s were built between 1877 and 1881, mostly by Beyer, Peacock & Co. (although a few were built locally by Henry Vale and Company) and a handful of them survived up until the...
by Wolseley
Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Resurrecting a "non-runner"
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Resurrecting a "non-runner"

I recently purchased a couple of Hornby Dublo locomotives off eBay. One was an N2 0-6-2T (BR with the early logo) and the other was an LMS Duchess of Atholl. Both are 3 rail and were described as "non-runners". The body of the N2 is in pretty good condition but there are quite a few bits o...
by Wolseley
Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Dublo 3 Rail Fishplates
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Re: Dublo 3 Rail Fishplates

Failing both those you can run old HD perfectly well on Peco code 100 just add a third rail. Doing this opens up the possibility of larger radii but the longest point the pickups will span is the small radius SL-91/92 but *NOT* electrofrog versions or the pickups cause a short. Slips and three way ...
by Wolseley
Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 1027
Views: 91513

Re: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)

A photograph taken on the Richmond line a few months before electrification in 1991:

Image

Next: Broken Glass.
by Wolseley
Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.
Replies: 1855
Views: 224148

Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.

glencairn wrote:South Esk Viaduct, Montrose?

Glencairn


Well, that one didn't last long, did it? Yes, it is the South Esk Viaduct from Montrose to Rossie Island.

Next question please?
by Wolseley
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.
Replies: 1855
Views: 224148

Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.

I am Thomas Bouch's last bridge. Although I was supposed to be straight, when completed I was found to have a distinct curve. After a day and a half of testing using dead and rolling loads I became seriously distorted and eight of my piers were declared unsafe. I was demolished and replaced without ...
by Wolseley
Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyone know what book this is?
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: Anyone know what book this is?

Browsing eBay came across by coincidence really a listing for 2 HORNBY dublo books ,no3 and no3a ,,probably not the one you are asking about ,if you want to have a look ,,,search ,,,HORNBY dublo no3 in eBay,,,,,mjb I have tried eBay and Abebooks without success. You're right, what you saw on eBay i...
by Wolseley
Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: SCARM - Simple Computer Aided Railway Modeller
Replies: 305
Views: 61687

Re: SCARM - Simple Computer Aided Railway Modeller

Well, SCARM is for Windows only, but there is an option for running it also on Mac platform without spending a cent. See about that here: Running SCARM on Apple Mac Thanks for that. I'll check it out later. I had a look at a number of ways of running Windows programs on a Mac, but didn't really wan...
by Wolseley
Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Dublo 3 Rail Fishplates
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Dublo 3 Rail Fishplates

I have a number of items of Hornby Dublo 3 rail track that have damaged fishplates and a couple that have missing fishplates. Does anyone know if one of the currently available makes would be a suitable replacement?
by Wolseley
Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.
Replies: 1855
Views: 224148

Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.

Taff Vale Railway?
by Wolseley
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Don't dismis three rails
Replies: 10
Views: 2400

Re: Don't dismiss three rails

Wolseley wrote:One more now. I just bought an A4 Sir Nigel Gresley in LNER garter blue. I suppose that now I need to get some LNER carriages.....


An update: two N2 tank engines are being added to the roster, one LNER green, the other early BR lined black. They should arrive next week.
by Wolseley
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Hornby Dublo 3 Rail plans
Replies: 9
Views: 4592

Re: Hornby Dublo 3 Rail plans

For the time being all I am doing is assembling some track on the dining room table for when our grandson comes over. He's only 16 months old, so something fairly simple will interest him for some time yet. I settled on plan number 4 for now, partly because it fits nicely on the table and partly bec...
by Wolseley
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyone know what book this is?
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Anyone know what book this is?

When I started high school, in 1966, there was a book in the school library on model railways. It was a British book, copiously illustrated for its time, with a number of colour illustrations. Most of the illustrations, if I recall correctly, featured 3 rail Hornby Dublo, so the book was probably ab...

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