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by Sails
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Renumbering, The First Attempt
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Renumbering, The First Attempt

Thanks, wasn't too sure if it was too harsh on the body work. I done a transfer test on an old coach to practice that too. For sealing the transfer I used a Matt varnish but when it dried I didn't like the look of it and so I thin k I'll buy a gloss varnish to test that. This particular Loco once re...
by Sails
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Renumbering, The First Attempt
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Renumbering, The First Attempt

As the subject says, my intention is to change 37401 Mary Queen... into 37558 Avro Vulcan... Following advice online I was using the cocktail stick and nail remover method, I have removed the tampo's and my first attempt photos are shown. I think it need a bit of tidying up but I do feel it looks pa...
by Sails
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: BACHMANN 31-127 30xx 2-8-0 ROD
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Re: BACHMANN 31-127 30xx 2-8-0 ROD

I have BACHMANN 31-128, running number 3036, the weathered version, it wasn't dirty enough so I had it weathered properly. Great runner and really like this model.
by Sails
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Trying Out A GoPro
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Trying Out A GoPro

The wife got a GoPro and I have been messing around with it setting it up, I can see it would be good for filming real locos. For now I have been fooling around with the test track. Here's a first attempt with a 33 taking the lead on traction for this parcels formation. Mark https://youtu.be/-AoVxjj...
by Sails
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bizarre Shortcircuit
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Bizarre Shortcircuit

Problem Solved, luckily it wasn't anything too technical in the end. When I finally had a chance to get back to this a good inspection of the bogies found that two pickups had been bent through almost 180 degrees (one on each bogie). I unscrewed the cab insides from the chassis and was able to get a...
by Sails
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Class 122 DMU Hauling Coaches
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: Class 122 DMU Hauling Coaches

An interesting film showing a class 101 being coupled/uncoupled to a Derby Lightweight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WlOOwbiw9M
by Sails
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Class 122 DMU Hauling Coaches
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: Class 122 DMU Hauling Coaches

Plenty of great additional information coming from you guys, just goes to show that there are always plenty of things you can do on your layout in lieu of a standard train formation.
by Sails
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Class 122 DMU Hauling Coaches
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Class 122 DMU Hauling Coaches

All, This afternoon while taking the 122 out of a siding it inadvertently had been coupled up to a couple of wagons that were on the same siding. This got me thinking, why even have couplers on the 122? Then I thought. well did they ever haul other rolling stock? A quick google and up came https://w...
by Sails
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bizarre Shortcircuit
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Bizarre Shortcircuit

Thanks guys, will continue the detective work later this evening. Edit, I should be able to narrow down which bogie to concentrate on easily enough, last night I put the loco on my Gaugemaster wheel cleaning brushes, it shorted then, so I'll repeat move the bogie around and then identify the bogie. ...
by Sails
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bizarre Shortcircuit
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Bizarre Shortcircuit

I'm running in a Heljan 128 today, the van gets half way round and then I get the short circuit flashing up on my Lenz controller. Reset try again and shorts out in exact same place. Reset, reverse then on a different corner its shorts out. Put on programming track to check for short circuit and not...
by Sails
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Just saying hello
Replies: 13
Views: 536

Re: Just saying hello

Welcome Tim,

Plenty of friendly and helpful chaps here,

Mark
by Sails
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Which sound/speakers for Heljan DP2
Replies: 9
Views: 482

Re: Which sound/speakers for Heljan DP2

One other point to consider when choosing the sound provider is the interactive driving of the loco that the chip allows. In particular Paul Chetter's DIgitrains projects on Zimo are a prime example and Mr Soundguy also I would include.
by Sails
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hello from France !
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Re: Hello from France !

Hi Chris, looking forward to seeing your posts here,
by Sails
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: New class 07 model
Replies: 10
Views: 1445

Re: New class 07 model

I did see a good video review this week and it does look impressive, added to the wishlist for now.
by Sails
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: New class 07 model
Replies: 10
Views: 1445

Re: New class 07 model

Has anyone taken delivery of one yet?

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