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by Mountain
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Another Old Newbie
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: Another Old Newbie

Usually vibration on the motor due to dry bearings BUT, be very careful not to overoil if you get the oil out. Only takes the tinyest drip applied by a pin. Sewing machine oil is suitable. But check the motor is relatively clean. Go gentle and take it easy with motors.
by Mountain
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Might Be Daft
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: Might Be Daft

If the select can do 60 odd loco addresses, keep it. I was thinking it can do more then 10. Backmann DCC trainset controllers were limited to 10 (9 DCC and one DC).
by Mountain
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 337
Views: 25919

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Thanks both. Colours... My nephew has already decided. He wants black and red. I did advize him on where the red will look good, and one area he wanted red will almost give it an interesting continental feel. The other places he wanted red on his otherwize all black design will likely make it look i...
by Mountain
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Might Be Daft
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: Might Be Daft

If you want to keep things simple and yet want to have more loco addresses, try to see if you can find a secondhand Lenz Compact, as I have seen them at bargain prices. The earlier ones have 100 loco addresses (99 and one DC address) and later ones had 127 loco addresses. They are nice and simple an...
by Mountain
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Two questions, Ringfiels motors and traction tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 111

Re: Two questions, Ringfiels motors and traction tyres

0-6-0 centre wheels have never touched the Rails since they gave up on the steam roller tyres. The very first version was flange less but rested on the rails. They occasionally caught on the edge of the rail head, so they took a half thou off the rims. When they introduced the spoked wheels the cen...
by Mountain
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 337
Views: 25919

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Thanks PNP. An update. Both cabs are now assembled. The cab roofs are not glued down at the moment so we can paint the inside. They are on standard Hornby chassis (Slightly modified as per kit instructions) but both locomotives use home made piston rods which I may need to adjust a bit if they rub o...
by Mountain
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Evening Star issues
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Evening Star issues

Only once owned a 9F loco and I never took it apart as a friend bought it off me, so I can't answer how it comes apart. (Though if I had one in front of me I am used to knowing what to look for in how to remove the body. If it has a DCC decoder, then all the programming will be done via the DCC cont...
by Mountain
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 337
Views: 25919

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

I had my nephew take some photos of two Smallbrook Studio Thor kits which my nephew and I are making. He is only 15 and has only recently started in the hobby. He wanted to make waggons like mine. He gave it a go but struggled on the chasis design (I was encouraging him to come up with his own ideas...
by Mountain
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Clarence Dock, Leeds
Replies: 14
Views: 288

Re: Clarence Dock, Leeds

Nice. What is wrong with the backscene? The style of the newest houses on it... If they were built down here they were made around the 1940's. Are you modelling before that date?
by Mountain
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: A use for 1/100 semi painted people
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: A use for 1/100 semi painted people

Brillient Chops. They look cool.
by Mountain
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench
Replies: 231
Views: 19074

Re: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench

Excellent. They look real.
by Mountain
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Are these semaphore signals right?
Replies: 14
Views: 1228

Re: Are these semaphore signals right?

White disc with yellow stripe is still in use as far as I am aware.
by Mountain
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: My new layout design, any thoughts?
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: My new layout design, any thoughts?

Other then the need for a reverse loop module and the purchase of the track (If you don't already have it), the plan looks good. Yes, if I really thought about it I may alter tiny bits here and there but to be honest, your track plan looks workable in providing nice sized train runs with a little ex...
by Mountain
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: We need to talk about costs
Replies: 55
Views: 1421

Re: We need to talk about costs

I can see that the hobby is completely inaccessible for kids of lower income families whereas it probably wasn't a couple of decades back. 20 years ago you probably could pick up some playworn but useable stuff from the local free ads paper if you were lower income. If stuff was broken, quite a lot...
by Mountain
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: We need to talk about costs
Replies: 55
Views: 1421

Re: We need to talk about costs

I did a rough calc on pay and prices. Seems that when Triang first released a set with Nellie, a couple of wagons and a circle of track it cost the same proportion of the average weekly wage as a basic set costs today. Except of course that the current basic 0-4-0 doesn't have an X03 motor grinding...

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