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by Buelligan
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What size spanner?
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: What size spanner?

Thanks, I knew someone here would know! I didn't give Hornby a thought for tools, and I've saved the other link too for future. Hopefully get it fixed soon, as he's been pestering me for nearly 2 weeks now.
by Buelligan
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What size spanner?
Replies: 8
Views: 184

What size spanner?

Hoping someone here can help. I need a spanner for the bolt that holds the connecting rods onto a Hornby James. 1 of the bolts fell out and the rod came off last time my son used it. I’ve bought the smallest set of spanner’s that I can find (smallest in the set is 3mm) but it’s still not small enoug...
by Buelligan
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Exihibition at Gaydon
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Exihibition at Gaydon

No, this is the first year I've been to any railway exhibitions since I was about 8, so that's around 22 years.
I didn't think the little rooms really worked for layouts, too small in the rooms and too congested in the corridor, but the rest was good.
by Buelligan
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great British Model Railway Show 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Re: The Great British Model Railway Show 2019

I went, took the kids and met my Dad there. He left from Bristol, I left from Corby, and I was 5 cars behind him in the queue to get in! Never been there before for an exhibition, but thought it was good. As you say, a little crowded in the smaller rooms down the 1 end. The room with the layout that...
by Buelligan
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Exihibition at Gaydon
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Exihibition at Gaydon

Just returned from the Motor Museum, the replacement for "The Great Electric Train show" is on today and tomorrow. Certainly not the scrum of previous years "they've learned not to put the keynote layout" at the top of the Escalators! Some of the medium sized layouts have been p...
by Buelligan
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What would be in the ground floor of a signal box?
Replies: 20
Views: 489

Re: What would be in the ground floor of a signal box?

The signal box I've been in had the interlocking mechanisms along 1 side, and along the other was a large amount of batteries, individual lead acid cells, and a lot of wiring and switchboards. Unfortunately I never thought to take my camera with me, and I don't go there anymore. This was a box on a ...
by Buelligan
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Upgrades for an old Class 43 HST?
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Re: Upgrades for an old Class 43 HST?

And finally, one of the coaches is missing the strip of black that surrounds the windows on 1 side, does anyone know of a source of spares? Sorry I forgot to add on my last post.... ebay or your local toy / train fairs. https://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/events/swapmeets Another upgrade worth consideri...
by Buelligan
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Upgrades for an old Class 43 HST?
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Re: Upgrades for an old Class 43 HST?

...Is there a class 43 with the centre drive motor... Hornby's current item, see description. https://www.hattons.co.uk/365555/hornby_r3685_pair_of_class_43_hst_power_cars_43041_meningitis_trust_support_for_life_and_4300/stockdetail.aspx Wow, I don’t think there’s any engine I like that much (£)! B...
by Buelligan
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Upgrades for an old Class 43 HST?
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Re: Upgrades for an old Class 43 HST?

Have you seen the Black Cat light boards for HST's? This will give you white light front and red light rear of the train. https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=51555&start=60#p654234 Thanks End2end Thanks, I hadn't but having googled it I've just found them on eB...
by Buelligan
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Upgrades for an old Class 43 HST?
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Re: Upgrades for an old Class 43 HST?

There's no need to reverse anything in the dummy car for running on DC, simply turning it around is enough. You could certainly put a ringfield motor bogie in there, the body is the same for both motor and dummy cars. I've run them like that, in fact there's a retired set in my display cabinet that...
by Buelligan
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Upgrades for an old Class 43 HST?
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Upgrades for an old Class 43 HST?

Hi all, got a bit of a plan for an old Hornby class 43 HST, it's from a set that I think is from the early '90s, like this one... http://www.hornbyguide.com/item_year_details.asp?itemyearid=5228 First thing, this set has headlights in the power car, and also in the dummy car. They're wired so in for...
by Buelligan
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Possible Shed/Garden Railway
Replies: 11
Views: 1209

Re: Possible Shed/Garden Railway

Gradients need to be as small as you can make them, and as well profiled to a constant gradient as you can achieve. Outdoors there are factors like damp on the rails and wind to contend with, and a loco regularly losing traction because of bumps and hollows in the track will struggle. (Forget tract...
by Buelligan
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: *Newbie help needed* Custom names and numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: *Newbie help needed* Custom names and numbers

Hi, welcome to the forum! I’ve never had it done myself, but I’d have thought if you find a company that offers weathering of engines, they may well offer a renaming/numbering service too. A quick google search came up with this company, https://sawyermodels.co.uk/?page_id=13882 Or perhaps there’s a...
by Buelligan
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Possible Shed/Garden Railway
Replies: 11
Views: 1209

Re: Possible Shed/Garden Railway

Thanks, the plan in my head was for simple crossings, but on closer inspection I had put single slips in there, so would’ve ended up buying the wrong parts. I was planning on using my old Hornby HM2000, with various places to connect it so I can control from within the shed, or from different places...
by Buelligan
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Possible Shed/Garden Railway
Replies: 11
Views: 1209

Re: Possible Shed/Garden Railway

You don’t say if its DC or DCC but you need to be aware of a possible reverse loop in the form of that Y junction in the first plan, which would require X-over switching, either manual or auto-matic, but maybe the wiring aspects can be addressed after the plan is set. Roving Tortoise point motor. N...

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