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by Hornchurch
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Are These Axle/Wheelset' Suitable for Merchant Navy class ?
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: Are These Axle/Wheelset' Suitable for Merchant Navy class ?

' ...In an ideal-world, I'd be able to swap just one-axle out, as ONE of the rearmost drive-wheels on my 'M.N' class seems out of true. ... In delving the 'net briefly, I notice one or two folk talking about a 'Merchant Navy class wobble' W.T.F is all that about then ? Does it have ANY direct beari...
by Hornchurch
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Are These Axle/Wheelset' Suitable for Merchant Navy class ?
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Are These Axle/Wheelset' Suitable for Merchant Navy class ?

' As per title, this..... Don't laugh - some of you might say...." How can he ask such a clueless question ?" Well, sorry, my exceedingly limited railway & model-railway 'lack of knowledge' prompts me to ask.... These ARE the candidates..... 1,) = X9124 Hornby Spare LOCO WHEEL/AXLE SET...
by Hornchurch
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: '60009' Trundling to M.N.R, Norfolk - Some Advice Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: '60009' Trundling to M.N.R, Norfolk - Some Advice Needed

The Railway Magazine publishes the schedules for steam and diesel specials about a month ahead. You can get timings from the organizers sites usually a couple of weeks in advance, but always keep checking, NR can change their minds about timings and routings, sometimes with only 24hrs notice. If yo...
by Hornchurch
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: '60009' Trundling to M.N.R, Norfolk - Some Advice Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 574

'60009' Trundling to M.N.R, Norfolk - Some Advice Needed

' I only got back into railways & engines & such as recently as summer 2016, so please bear with me, explaining this. (my railway knowledge is still scant) The A.4 "Mallard" type engine, number '60009', "Union of South Africa" is due to appear next weekend, near me. I've ...
by Hornchurch
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Requesting Help To Accurately Date WW.1 Era Carriages (G.E.R) Used As Homes
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Requesting Help To Accurately Date WW.1 Era Carriages (G.E.R) Used As Homes

Could we have a location please? Should be fairly easy to track down once that's known. ' Sure = "Was" King's Lynn (Northern End of), from 1919 until July 2019. Given we've lost TWO signal-boxes (Wootton, 1-mile from these carriages, plus Snettisham) & they traveled MILES away.... ......
by Hornchurch
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Requesting Help To Accurately Date WW.1 Era Carriages (G.E.R) Used As Homes
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Requesting Help To Accurately Date WW.1 Era Carriages (G.E.R) Used As Homes

' Having just seen one of our elderly (centenarian?), 'Landmarks' rather tragically disappear, it set me wondering.... Exactly just "how old" is this carriage ? - (actually, carriages, pair-of = G.E.R stock, we're told...) Given the intense heat (some 10-12 days ago, now), I wasn't paying ...
by Hornchurch
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 387
Views: 147995

Re: BARGAINS!

I think the suggestion was to remove the first few pages which are no longer relevant as is done from time to time. Black friday offers from 2016 aren't much use any more! Up to the mods if it's bothering them, doesn't make much difference to most of us really, I'm sure we all just go straight to u...
by Hornchurch
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: I'm assuming THIS is totally unfeasible, realistically ?
Replies: 1
Views: 466

I'm assuming THIS is totally unfeasible, realistically ?

' As per title, the attached You Tube video, below...... (given my scant poor knowledge) https://youtu.be/eYutaKSI62w I'm guessing the Blue/Grey (Mk.1) carriages to be circa 1967-1982ish ? - (am assuming they came in circa 1965 ?) (I'll presume that's also a Mk.2 of some sort, up front, with two Mk....
by Hornchurch
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Adapting Hornby's R.8211 "Rolling Road" Without Carving It Up For Diesels
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: Adapting Hornby's R.8211 "Rolling Road" Without Carving It Up For Diesels

Dave wrote:
Hornchurch wrote:
Maybe it ...




Not maybe... it is appreciated by some members, thanks for posting 8)


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Cheers Dave, thanks mate = Glad someone understands the reasoning.....



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by Hornchurch
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Adapting Hornby's R.8211 "Rolling Road" Without Carving It Up For Diesels
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: Adapting Hornby's R.8211 "Rolling Road" Without Carving It Up For Diesels

Oh dear. Maybe it has gold plated little wheels? ' Maybe it HAS a notably better build quality than that cheaper DCC $hite , with plastic centres ? Maybe it'll still be here (being ALL metal), in 15 years time ? Maybe I just didn't fancy going down the cheapskate/broke-a$$/brassick route ? Maybe I ...
by Hornchurch
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Problem with Mainline Patriot
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: Problem with Mainline Patriot

Having just casually read thru this thread, it set me wondering two things.... 1,) Given what you've said (& I've highlighted), does this mean it's a "split-chassis" Locomotive ? 2,) Given my (admittedly, pathetic), lack of knowledge on Locomotive types, does the O.P's engine have any...
by Hornchurch
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Price of a Hobby
Replies: 60
Views: 2870

Re: Price of a Hobby

Looking at a Hattons advert for Nov 2007 Bachmann 47's were £55 - £56. Various other months during 2018 show the same prices. ' That's informative for a very late 'returnee' like myself, who only drifted-back into this hobby as late as summer 2016** ( ** & can pretty much honestly, genuinely sa...
by Hornchurch
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Problem with Mainline Patriot
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: Problem with Mainline Patriot

Unfortunately I'm unsure how I could test as you suggest , ie where to take my power leads on the chassis/motor to vet the circuit... ' The chassis is made of two castings held parallel by insulating assemblies, . Hi again BigMet. Having just casually read thru this thread, it set me wondering two ...
by Hornchurch
Sun May 26, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Adapting Hornby's R.8211 "Rolling Road" Without Carving It Up For Diesels
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Adapting Hornby's R.8211 "Rolling Road" Without Carving It Up For Diesels

' About 10 weeks ago I pondered buying Hornby's R.8211 Rolling Road for steam (engines), whilst bemoaning it's limitations for diesels Noticing that the 'affixed' section of track would clearly foul-up any twin-axle Diesel of length, I posted in the F.A.Q section. I did contemplate buying the DCC-Co...
by Hornchurch
Sun May 26, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 1954 British Film Institute screening A.4 "Silver Fox" film Elizabethan Express
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: 1954 British Film Institute screening A.4 "Silver Fox" film Elizabethan Express

I've seen this movie several times on YouTube and on DVD. The footage is very impressive , but some of the commentary is corny. Yeah Geoff, I already had figured that a few of you lads had probably already seen it - (Plus I'd not gone looking for it, over on You-Tube) However, in the last 18-moths,...

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