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by Byegad
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: An Interesting discovery
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: An Interesting discovery

Brass was used in bearings for a good reason.
by Byegad
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby Dublo - 3 Rail Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 673

Re: Hornby Dublo - 3 Rail Advice

There are many HD 3 rail layouts still in use. As it was designed to be put up and taken down regularly and is made of steel you should have no problems with the track other than keeping it clean. Rolling stock was/is robust and only the brushes on the motors are subject to wear. However the magnets...
by Byegad
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 34
Views: 1655

Re: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches

My word! Now all we need is to see them in N gauge and I can die happy AND broke!
by Byegad
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Returning to N gauge
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Re: Returning to N gauge

The loco and rolling stock may not handle the very tight radii of set-track. I don't own those items so can't help. Hopefully someone will be along to advise you on that soon. As to your options B and C seem workable.
by Byegad
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Hornby 0-4-0 gears. The next step
Replies: 21
Views: 3520

Re: Hornby 0-4-0 gears. The next step

ngresley thats cruel !! I can understand Bufferstop getting so excited at the thoughts of a reasonable running Hornby 0-4-0 his spelling went to pot ...... Geoff T. Actually Geoff it's a downside to using my tablet's spell checker. - it automatically applies the Google AI checking which I suspect i...
by Byegad
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: Brake Vans
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Brake Vans

Having ridden on the balcony at locomotion I can confirm that it's a modification for that purpose.
by Byegad
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 43
Views: 2368

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

Hattons are not stupid . While they may have been caught out by Bachman’s response when they initially decided to go for the 66 and supply models wholesale they certainly have had time to consider it , since Nov 2-18 in fact . They must have come to the conclusion that they can make more money on t...
by Byegad
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 373
Views: 142833

Re: BARGAINS!

I think the whole thread should be locked!

It's costing me a ruddy fortune. :twisted:
by Byegad
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Big Delivery
Replies: 12
Views: 474

Re: Big Delivery

I got something of the same size last week. Hidden, quite successfully, in all of the packaging was a packet of 10 Dapol N gauge Easi-shunt couplings. In contrast I got a boxed Arnold n gauge DRG class 95 loco in a double wrap of cardboard which was in pristine condition.
by Byegad
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: In Praise of 'N'!
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: In Praise of 'N'!

I've been in N gauge since 1975 or 6. In my time I've stripped and rebuilt locos and other rolling stock. Made coaches and wagons either direct from kits or bashed from kits. My hands are arthritic and I get stiff from too much bending, but I still repair and service my fleet. I understand why other...
by Byegad
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Overall roofs on a through station?
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Overall roofs on a through station?

Darlington too.
by Byegad
Fri May 03, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dj models announcement
Replies: 40
Views: 2639

Re: Dj models announcement

As a side note why on earth would any manufacturer with common sense go for a split chassis anyway? ... This, and the coreless motor, and the gear coupled wheels and floating rods, and the glued together construction, are all because he is N gauge oriented. That's the mechanism technique he knows, ...
by Byegad
Thu May 02, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dj models announcement
Replies: 40
Views: 2639

Re: Dj models announcement

It's an interesting read and I too am somewhat surprised that he thinks this will work. Time will tell. Sadly the N gauge world has plenty of past 'announcements of model' followed several years later by a quiet dropping of the project. I've been caught out by several manufacturers who promise an it...
by Byegad
Wed May 01, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Model railway insurance?
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: Model railway insurance?

Yes, after I hit 150 locos I did a rough valuation, which shocked me rigid. So for less than a new loco I covered it with Magnate, who specialise in such things. I have not needed to claim so cannot recommend them, other than they covered amount at reasonable costs, and yes they cover stuff away fro...
by Byegad
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Loco speeds and cv settings?
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: Loco speeds and cv settings?

As a DC dinosaur, I'm often impressed at shows with the low speeds reliably possible on DCC. However at show after show I see mainline expresses ambling along at a scale crawl. If 60mph = 88ft/sec, which it does, and your OO scale is 1/76, then at 1ft/sec you are travelling at just over 50mph, a not...

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