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by muggins
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2020 range EFE J94
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: 2020 range EFE J94

Ahah! Thank you for the enlightenment, Mike. If it's basically the DJM J94 with a few tweaks, any interest I might have had in one is unfortunately evaporating fast ...
by muggins
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2020 range EFE J94
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: 2020 range EFE J94

Not 'arf! And I hope they haven't put that cheapo coreless motor in it ... not that I can ever see me paying that much for one :(
by muggins
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2020 range EFE J94
Replies: 11
Views: 309

2020 range EFE J94

I know I should try harder to keep up with this stuff but ... what's an "EFE" J94? How is it different from a non-EFE J94? I won't ask why the thing is as expensive as it is, but I will ask whether Bachmann bought the mould tools off he-of-whom-we-do-not-speak ...
by muggins
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Class 08
Replies: 26
Views: 1166

Re: Bachmann Class 08

Buelligan wrote: ...Like the one here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bachmann-00- ... SwYgle7bz6


Is somebody 'aving a larf with that price, or am I just completely out of touch?
by muggins
Thu May 07, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: A question about domes
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: A question about domes

Found a couple of references last night which confirm that the item in question on the Kirtley locos is indeed a decorative housing around a safety valve that's set at a slightly higher pressure than the one(s) alongside the dome.
by muggins
Wed May 06, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: A question about domes
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: A question about domes

Yup, that makes sense to me.
by muggins
Wed May 06, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: A question about domes
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: A question about domes

Cheers Bigmet. Steam fountain definitely sounds feasible to me, but I'm now wondering why there might have been a need for a separate safety valve. There's definitely some queerthings on those old locos!
by muggins
Wed May 06, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: A question about domes
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: A question about domes

So OK ... some of the Victorian locos that have what I now know to be the Salter spring safety valve also have a brass(?) wossname on top of the boiler, just forward of the cab, which is very much like the housing round the pop valves on GWR designs. The MR Kirtley 2-4-0s have it, for example. What'...
by muggins
Tue May 05, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: A question about domes
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: A question about domes

Thanks fs123. Safeties is all I could think of, but being only familiar with the pop type, I couldn't think why these would need to be the shapes they are! Now I understand ...
by muggins
Tue May 05, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: A question about domes
Replies: 13
Views: 425

A question about domes

What exactly is the function of the bit of plumbing on pre-grouping locos which runs horizontally back from the top of the dome for a short distance then descends vertically into the top of the boiler? I'm on about the arrangement on Terriers, Pecketts and suchlike.
by muggins
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 99
Views: 153793

Re: BARGAINS!

RailwayRobbo wrote:Just ordered the K1.

Well, I paid more for mine than you'll have done and I still think it was a bargain! Awesome locomotive. To paraphrase Bigmet, it pulls like a train ...
by muggins
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Buying railway stuff during Covid-19 - help?
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Buying railway stuff during Covid-19 - help?

If the delivery services are still working and you decide not to buy your stuff online, the only difference you will make to anything at all is that a model shop somewhere won't be glad of your support. It would be different if the vans and the posties were only delivering essentials, but I can assu...
by muggins
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hatton's "Trunk" service
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Hatton's "Trunk" service

OK, point taken. But personally, whereas I'm happy paying £20 or so as a deposit on a pre-order for something I really fancy and which has a realistic anticipated delivery date, there's no way would I pay in full now for goods that won't be delivered until an unknown date in the future.
by muggins
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hatton's "Trunk" service
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Hatton's "Trunk" service

Because I used to buy stuff from them, I am favoured with Hatton's weekly email, and today it announces Hatton's "Trunk" service whereby, as I understand it, I am invited to spend my money with them to buy products which they then sit on until things get back to normal - assuming they do. ...
by muggins
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons store closure
Replies: 23
Views: 1480

Re: Hattons store closure

Well, perhaps if Hattons do shut down their mail order side for a while, some of the folk who automatically shop there because that's what they've always done or because they think Hattons will be cheapest will shop around a bit and have their eyes opened ... :)

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