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by Mountain
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.
Replies: 90
Views: 2265

Re: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.

There is one Smokey Joe type at £35 and the other offering is Smokey Joe at £40. (Approximate prices). The rest have different bodies at £35.
by Mountain
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 4mt shorting out
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: Hornby 4mt shorting out

Tracing faults is where I prefer DC to DCC. If the loco has a DCC plug and socket, undo the decoder and start by testing from there. It can be easier to trace a short by doing this.
by Mountain
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: B12 spares
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: B12 spares

Regarding the track... Take a look at the Peco Streamline range. One would need to cut some flexible track to make it all fit correctly. Don't forget that you will need code 100 track to be compatable with Hornby. The B12. A phonecall to Peters Spares may yield results. (They usually have all sorts ...
by Mountain
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.
Replies: 90
Views: 2265

Re: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.

Looking at the new 2019 Hornby range I am glad to see a few versions of the conventional 0-4-0's. Most of them have a RRP price of around £35 with Smokey Joe being around £40. I don't see what the difference is, but nevertheless it is great to see them continue for another year. Lets hope they will ...
by Mountain
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Latest Arrival!
Replies: 13
Views: 313

Re: Latest Arrival!

I have a Hornby Toby and it runs fine. :)
by Mountain
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: I need help...
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: I need help...

I prefer loco drive myself too. Tender drive does have its place, especially with the few locos where loco drives would not be practical.
by Mountain
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: I need help...
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: I need help...

The one you would like to date. I assume it is "Seagull" or "Mallard"? when you said tender drive. Well, "Mallard" came out as a new introduction in B.R. green during the1979 catalogue. Seagull came out in L.N.E.R. blue about the year after I believe as it was the secon...
by Mountain
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins
Replies: 30
Views: 1480

Re: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins

My locomotives have no issues with the track, they just don't work very well in general. Alexander. When I tried N gauge I found I tended to be spending ages cleaning track and wheels. I also found this with H0e despite the high quality chassis. I found 00 gauge to be better, but surprizingly, sinc...
by Mountain
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Siddington Junction Locomotive, Carriage & Wagon Works
Replies: 23
Views: 1416

Re: Siddington Junction Locomotive, Carriage & Wagon Works

Were the the old Shredded Wheat coaches?
by Mountain
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Big disappointment!
Replies: 14
Views: 299

Re: Big disappointment!

I would not say to avoid them as many of their products are underated. It tends to be the finescale steam locos and potentially, the close coupled coachds which give the issues, though to be fair the issues I had with close coupled coaches were actually Bachmann coaches. I only put this as Hornby us...
by Mountain
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins
Replies: 30
Views: 1480

Re: Tonglington Abbey - Kato N Gauge Unitrack in 4ft by 16ins

Very nice. How do you find how Kato track performs? I like the way you have ballasted around it.
by Mountain
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Siddington Junction Locomotive, Carriage & Wagon Works
Replies: 23
Views: 1416

Re: Siddington Junction Locomotive, Carriage & Wagon Works

I would be tempted to paint the roofs black. Nice though.
by Mountain
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Big disappointment!
Replies: 14
Views: 299

Re: Big disappointment!

Sad to hear of the issues with the locomotive you ordered. Unfortunately, I have heard of quite a few issues with quite a few modern models like this. Most models purchased will work well or no one would attempt to buy them except for collectors who never get to run them. I tend to prefer the older ...
by Mountain
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 289
Views: 22153

Re: Lumsdonia

Not sure if I should start a separate thread for this, but I guess as it is a module for my layout, it should stay in here. So, first of all, you need to understand my love of bridges, second the layout was always designed to be two levels to allow for as many bridge/tunnels as possible. Having see...
by Mountain
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: How To Build A Baseboard.
Replies: 0
Views: 60

How To Build A Baseboard.

The thread to share hints and tips on how to go about making a baseboard for ones layout. Framework, top surface etc.

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