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by Mountain
Sat Jan 22, 2022 12:01 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Worst Model Loco Motorised Chassis Design.
Replies: 12
Views: 109

Re: Worst Model Loco Motorised Chassis Design.

I have not tried rubber elastic band style belt drive as yet. Some narrow gauge small scale manufacturers swear by them as a practical solution to the issue of making a drive mechanism in a small space so they must be able to get them to run ok or people would not buy them. I am not keen on the idea...
by Mountain
Sat Jan 22, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Worst Model Loco Motorised Chassis Design.
Replies: 12
Views: 109

Re: Worst Model Loco Motorised Chassis Design.

Was it the axel ends where the fitted into the wheels that were square (there might be some sense in that), or was there a square shaft turning in a round bearing? Asking for it! I think I still have a bag somewhere of Triang-Hornby wagon wheels with pinpoint ends, pressed on metal tyres and axles ...
by Mountain
Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Worst Model Loco Motorised Chassis Design.
Replies: 12
Views: 109

Re: Worst Model Loco Motorised Chassis Design.

I dont remember which H0 locos I found them on but I do remember the H0e loco which being an 0-4-0 had both con rods on the wheels and worm to cog drive on each axle. Puzzling really, but even without the con rods, or with only the woem at one end (I tried both solutions to try to get it to work) it...
by Mountain
Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Worst Model Loco Motorised Chassis Design.
Replies: 12
Views: 109

Worst Model Loco Motorised Chassis Design.

What is the worst design you have come across? I can list at least two. The first was the 0-4-0 International Tank Loco by Hornby which came out around the mid 1970's. The chrome on its wheels was so thin it wore out in no time so electrical contact with the track was not that great. But worse than ...
by Mountain
Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 501
Views: 61089

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Haha thanks for enlightening us. It's definetely a quirky little loco. I suppose prototypically it was a small shunter somewhere? Cheers, Josh I assume so? I am a bit out of my depth at locos from other countries though I find them interesting. As a model it is interesting. The worm is part of the ...
by Mountain
Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Decoders for older Hornby locos?
Replies: 21
Views: 246

Re: Decoders for older Hornby locos?

Bachmann used to sell complete running chassis which would fit with no or very little modification straight into Mainline bodies as when Bachmann came into the UK market, they basically used some of the Mainline moulds and redesigned the chassis with 5 pole conventional motors but going through a sp...
by Mountain
Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 501
Views: 61089

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

joshv8 wrote:An interesting little loco. Any idea of the make?
Cheers
Josh


Kleinbahn. Made in Austria. (Had to get my glasses and magnifying glass to read that).
by Mountain
Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 501
Views: 61089

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Yes, but if I buy them they will be too perfect and show up my homemade ones that I have on the other locos. You do yourself a great injustice. You put many of us to shame with your modelling. Glencairn You are kind. My modelling is a little crude but it works for me. Consistency is key. I do like ...
by Mountain
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 501
Views: 61089

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Yes, but if I buy them they will be too perfect and show up my homemade ones that I have on the other locos.
by Mountain
Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 501
Views: 61089

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

Yes. When I upscale it. It will need to be a short name to fit when I make the nameplates for it. :D It will have to have a 7mm scale cab made as there is a motor assembly to hide. If I used another drive mechanism I could make it open cab but this would spoil its weighty character. Maybe I can make...
by Mountain
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 501
Views: 61089

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

I bought this little thing secondhand recently so I cn convert it to 7mm narrow gauge. Though it has a plastic body like the Triang shunter next to it, it is actually noticably heavier. It is designed to run on 16v DC so I had in mind to try to convert it to run on a different mechanism but when tes...
by Mountain
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: SORRY - yet another rookie electrofrog puzzle - pse help!!
Replies: 14
Views: 279

Re: SORRY - yet another rookie electrofrog puzzle - pse help!!

That seems good. I tend to drill small holes in the sleepers and pin track down using Hornby or Gaugemaster track pins, as if one does not pin too tightly, one can reposition the track if one does not like it where it is.
by Mountain
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: SORRY - yet another rookie electrofrog puzzle - pse help!!
Replies: 14
Views: 279

Re: SORRY - yet another rookie electrofrog puzzle - pse help!!

The answer is to try them as they are. Worst case senario is either ones controller overload protection will trip if there is a short, or one will have a dead track with no power... Either way you are not going to damage anything. Just means that trains wont go if things don't go to plan. Is part of...
by Mountain
Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Oh...NO...! Not another 1/32 diorama...!!!
Replies: 105
Views: 2586

Re: Oh...NO...! Not another 1/32 diorama...!!!

Mountain: I've paid euro 34.00 + post for the full set that includes two big wheels, two small ones, two curved spoked flywheels and two pulleys but it varies with scale and chosen material. Since mine are for static modelling I chose for the most detailled but also most fragile material that happe...
by Mountain
Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Oh...NO...! Not another 1/32 diorama...!!!
Replies: 105
Views: 2586

Re: Oh...NO...! Not another 1/32 diorama...!!!

Are those 3D printed wheels expensive?

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