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by footplat47
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Old tender drive A4
Replies: 17
Views: 1560

Re: Old tender drive A4

Have found out it is an R2037 and indeed it was a beaties special but I cannot find out the year of release. So have not yet found the service sheet but dont think you need iut as these did not change much untill they went to china made locos.
by footplat47
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Old tender drive A4
Replies: 17
Views: 1560

Re: Old tender drive A4

Ironduke wrote:You can't use the [img] tags for videos. Just paste the address or use [url] tags.

first video

second video

third video

Thanks ironduke. Magic that works..........John
by footplat47
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Old tender drive A4
Replies: 17
Views: 1560

Re: Old tender drive A4

Having looked at vid it looks to me the first thing I would do is have the pont truck off and check the spring and clean everything. Make sure spring is in place and it is clean and oiled when replaced. Test again If that has not fixed it have look at the tow bar. If the tow bar looks iffy I would g...
by footplat47
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Old tender drive A4
Replies: 17
Views: 1560

Re: Old tender drive A4

Cant see vids sorry.......John
by footplat47
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Old tender drive A4
Replies: 17
Views: 1560

Re: Old tender drive A4

Firstly the R number would help to identifie the chassis. But here goes anyway Take off body and remove the pony truck to check if the spring is in place. I have had in th past bought an A4 from ebay or somewhere and found the springs missing. The result will be intermitent connection or no connecti...
by footplat47
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 34
Views: 2556

Re: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches

Well all that aside I am looking forward to these coaches and all being well I shall order some. Have one or two locos waiting to pull them which have to put up with cleistory bogie coaches at moment. The only 6 wheelers I have had before were Hornby 6 wheel wagons. They ran fine.
by footplat47
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: found this cheap on ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 580

found this cheap on ebay

I found this on ebay for just £36 in brand new condition box and all. She is Queen Maud.......Had to put a wire from chassis to pony to make it run propperly because the hormby design was never much good on these but it runs sweet as a nut, now.
by footplat47
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The VLBR
Replies: 13
Views: 1027

Re: The VLBR

Thats what it is all about having fun :D :D ....................John
by footplat47
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Parkside Kits - Add Weight?
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Re: Parkside Kits - Add Weight?

I make weights from old fishing weights. When I mentioned this on another forum they were not happy about it saying that lead was not PC these days. My take on that is we are grown ups now, we dont suck it or our fingers after using the stuff. ........I still use old fishing weights and I learned my...
by footplat47
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Parkside Kits - Add Weight?
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Re: Parkside Kits - Add Weight?

I have just had a trial running session of a nearly completed Parkside 'BY' Utility Van with a new Hornby Terrier and a couple of Hornby ex-LSWR Maunsell rebuilds. It ran very well without added weight. On the other hand, I didn't put it through anything more challenging than 36" radius points...
by footplat47
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 161
Views: 15621

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

I enjoyed it and the right layout was selected I think but I also think there were other near worthy efforts. Noticed the ladies did not even get a mention in the judging in fact all through the program they were hardly mensioned. I thought they made a good one as well. Just because their boat did n...
by footplat47
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Trap point, catch point, which?
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Re: Trap point, catch point, which?

Hello Flying,,,Could you say that again I am a bit deaf,,,,,,,,Not many teeth either :P
by footplat47
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Trap point, catch point, which?
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Re: Trap point, catch point, which?

Are they not both operated by means of a lever or mechical control system Bufferstop. Both are set open or closed by a lever or motor. They seem to be one of the same to me, the only difererence as far as I can see are diferent designs of diferent Railway company practices. They are mainly to protec...
by footplat47
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Power Supply
Replies: 14
Views: 959

Re: Power Supply

Sorry Bigmet about the Flywheel post I did not notice we were talking about N gauge I was thinking about OO . I make the mistake that everybody else does oo as well. :oops:
by footplat47
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: 3D Printing: Coach tops, LCDR / SECR
Replies: 163
Views: 37048

Re: 3D Printing: Coach tops, LCDR / SECR

This new process of being able to print model parts with a copying machine brings a hole new meaning scratch building.
More like kit buiding it sounds to me......John

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