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by muggins
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Gaugemaster Uncoupler ref TLU
Replies: 0
Views: 58

Gaugemaster Uncoupler ref TLU

The good news is that for £9, the Gaugemaster solenoid-operated uncoupler has given me remote uncoupling in my furtherst-away siding. The bad news is that this being model railways, getting this thing working properly wasn't straightforward. Basically it's a solenoid which you mount under the basebo...
by muggins
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Four-wheel parcels vans (or whatever!)
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: Four-wheel parcels vans (or whatever!)

Thank you once again, gentlemen.
by muggins
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Four-wheel parcels vans (or whatever!)
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: Four-wheel parcels vans (or whatever!)

Thanks gents. So other than a carriage that needed covering, what would typically be carried in a CCT?
by muggins
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Four-wheel parcels vans (or whatever!)
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Four-wheel parcels vans (or whatever!)

I seem to remember that in the late 1950s I used to see fairly regularly 4-wheel parcels vans or whatever they were either at the front or back of a passenger train, or sometimes in a freight train. But I never knew what they were called, so now when I'm wondering about getting one for my railway, I...
by muggins
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: 48DS first impressions
Replies: 16
Views: 354

Re: 48DS first impressions

And in case it's of any interest to anyone to know, I'm now running the Ruston without the match truck and performance is still exemplary. It's definitely a better, more reliable runner than my ModelRail/Dapol Sentinel was.
by muggins
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: 48DS first impressions
Replies: 16
Views: 354

Re: 48DS first impressions

That's the Hornby standard hook, they just had to make it different to everyone else's Indeed. Anyhow, my brain is addled on account of the chap next door still drilling through a 18" ironstone wall with what sounds like a totally shot core drill and we're now into the third hour, so I must as...
by muggins
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: 48DS first impressions
Replies: 16
Views: 354

Re: 48DS first impressions

It's rare to find someone familiar with lead sheet ... And I suppose it's rare nowadays to find somebody else who doesn't wear gloves and a face mask to go near the stuff lest it kill you or send you daft. But be that as it may, I've solved the ballast problem, such as it was. All it needed was a b...
by muggins
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: 48DS first impressions
Replies: 16
Views: 354

Re: 48DS first impressions

Having now established that all it needs is one square inch of Code 4 lead, the idea's forming of casting that into an irregular low shape which I can transform into a collection of miscellaneous clutter (re-railing tackle, spare coupling and whatnot) covered with a tarpaulin ...
by muggins
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: 48DS first impressions
Replies: 16
Views: 354

Re: 48DS first impressions

Good idea for a modded conflat, Bigmet. I like that. Further running reveals only that, as expected, it gets better still as it's being run in. If I had to fault any aspect of it, it'd be the naff coupling on the business end of the truck - it droops a bit, is free to pivot horizontally as the fancy...
by muggins
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: 48DS first impressions
Replies: 16
Views: 354

48DS first impressions

This thing is indeed quite amazing. Mine arrived barely half an hour ago, and I'm well impressed. My railway's Peco Code 75 with electrofrogs and a Morley Vector Zero Two, and on that it runs beautifully straight out of the box. Certainly better than the ModelRail Sentinel I had did, and that was re...
by muggins
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Songs about trains.
Replies: 42
Views: 707

Re: Songs about trains.

Freight Train - Nancy Whisky and Chas McDevitt
Runaway Train - Roseanne Cash
Runaway Train - Soul Asylum
Little Black Train - Freakwater

and that's about it from me - unless I resort to the internets for a complete list. There's bound to be one.
by muggins
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Question
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: DCC Question

FWIW what stopped me going to DCC when I got back into railway modelling three years ago was just one thing - the cost. And by that I mean the extra cost of the controller and whatever modules may be needed for point operation, frog switching and whatnot, to say nothing of the cost of the gubbins I'...
by muggins
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby make attempt at World Domination
Replies: 21
Views: 1545

Re: Hornby make attempt at World Domination

By the time the postie gets here on Monday I'll have done my chores and given the track a good clean, so hopefully I'll post a verdict tomorrow.

That assumes, of course, that Royal Mail favours us with a delivery ...
by muggins
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby make attempt at World Domination
Replies: 21
Views: 1545

Re: Hornby make attempt at World Domination

b308 wrote:£72 seems to be the going rate, and that includes the pick-up shunter's wagon as well, so I'd say that's not a bad price.


Having now watched a few videos of the Rustons running, they look to me like a bargain at £72. Mine's due here on Monday ...
by muggins
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Revell Contacta Professional
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: Revell Contacta Professional

I'll give that a go next time it bungs up :)

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