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by muggins
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby open day
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Hornby open day

Bigmet wrote:... a cheery sign reading 'Welcome to Kent. The Garden of England'.


Sadly, the "You're" preface that somebody very neatly added to it a few years ago was soon removed. I remember how very pleased I was when I first saw it that it wasn't "Your" ...
by muggins
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Lubrication
Replies: 10
Views: 191

Re: Lubrication

...my little pot of the trick PTFE grease I used to use on my electric aeroplanes... Seen this highly recommended, but never tried it. Do you have a maker's name? I do indeed, thanks to The Lady Wife finding mine yesterday in her sewing room of all places, and I'm very glad to be able to help you o...
by muggins
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Lubrication
Replies: 10
Views: 191

Re: Lubrication

There's probably somebody out there who's been using peanut butter on the workings of his trains since the 60's and swears by it, but personally I don't take that as any kind of recommendation :)
by muggins
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Lubrication
Replies: 10
Views: 191

Re: Lubrication

Cheers Pete. I did have some Peco Electrolube somewhere, but it's gone down the rabbit hole. But yeah, why bother with Mrs M's sewing machine oil when that ultra-light stuff of Woodland Scenics isn't mega-expensive when you consider that one tube of it will more than see me out ...
by muggins
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Lubrication
Replies: 10
Views: 191

Re: Lubrication

Cheers Bigmet. I didn't realise that motor bearings tend to be sintered bronze nowadays. Anyhow, I asked because my pen-type applicator of "PTFE 25" has run out, and I've lost my little pot of the trick PTFE grease I used to use on my electric aeroplanes. So, Labelle 106 apparently being a...
by muggins
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Lubrication
Replies: 10
Views: 191

Lubrication

What's currently reckoned to be the best lubricant(s) for routine use on current/recent Bachmann and Hornby locos?
by muggins
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 44
Views: 851

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

... these trends that destabilise a once fairly uniform scene have been developing some time, and they are not going to go away, but rather accelerate. Resistance is futile... Well I for one wouldn't want to go back to the "Good Old Days" when the trade was apparently run by gentlemen in ...
by muggins
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: B1 Mayflower at Chertsey
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: B1 Mayflower at Chertsey

D'oh! Of course - the Mayflower I remember was 613 79 , which I'm (pretty) certain was based at Immingham (40B). So this one's 61306 with Mayflower's plates on then. Wonder why, if they wanted to put Mayflower's plates on a working B1, they didn't simply renumber it 61379? Whatever, it certainly loo...
by muggins
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: B1 Mayflower at Chertsey
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: B1 Mayflower at Chertsey

If that's actually the original 61306, I'm very much impressed by the state it's in nowadays. It was a regular round the Grimsby area in the late 1950s, either on a fish train from the docks or a passenger train terminating at Cleethorpes, and it certainly looked a lot different then!
by muggins
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Could somebody explain the difference between couplings?
Replies: 13
Views: 405

Re: Could somebody explain the difference between couplings?

Brilliant stuff Bigmet, so thank you yet again.

Seeing as how there's so much really useful stuff in this thread, which must be of interest sooner or later to just about everybody with a 00 railway, can it perhaps be made a sticky, or the key posts be incorporated as a website article somehow?
by muggins
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Could somebody explain the difference between couplings?
Replies: 13
Views: 405

Re: Could somebody explain the difference between couplings?

... Between coaches with close coupling mechanisms a mix of original Roco and Hornby long shank Roco couplers (fully compatible coupler heads) because the rigid linkage these create means that the gangways are in contact on straight or nearly so track for excellent appearance, and the mechanisms th...
by muggins
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: What is this wagon?
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: What is this wagon?

Thank you, BIgmet. That's very handy information :)
by muggins
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: What is this wagon?
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: What is this wagon?

Thank you, kind sir. Problem solved!

PS What took you so long?

:)
by muggins
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: What is this wagon?
Replies: 7
Views: 147

What is this wagon?

I have a Bachmann wagon that I'm after a couple more of, but I'm not sure what this one is. It's a steel-bodied 13T open wagon with wooden floor and steel doors. Sides are 3ft high, it's 10ft wheelbase, it's fitted, and this one's in BR bauxite with running number E281227. What's the Bachmann part n...
by muggins
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Back to backs
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: Back to backs

... It doesn't matter what any of us suggest about careful methods of adjustment, some people will always stick a screwdriver behind a loco driving wheel and use it as a lever... Perhaps one of those people will be the fencer I watched yesterday using a 2 metre long spirit level as a lever to nudge...

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