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by RAF
Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Help! HM200+ Controller - Controlled Circuit....
Replies: 10
Views: 897

Re: Help! HM200+ Controller - Controlled Circuit....

Mine has been working fine for about 6 years. Maybe Hornby are using cheaper components in newer models of this item since they still have it for sale.
by RAF
Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: storage boxes
Replies: 21
Views: 4724

Re: storage boxes

geofffo3 that is ingenious... I've been wondering of a solution for this for a while... many thanks, I will be definitely be investing in some of these...
by RAF
Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:32 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Railroad; false economy?
Replies: 39
Views: 10338

Re: Railroad; false economy?

Given the running quality of their Railroad steam models (the larger ones) such as flying scotsman, I'm happy to sacrifice detail that I will probably end up breaking or not seeing whilst the trains are running. The diesels really need updating to all wheel pickup though I believe.
by RAF
Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Just aquired my first Bachmann loco
Replies: 8
Views: 1171

Re: Just aquired my first Bachmann loco

The steam models that came out between 2000 and 2007 really do have to be carefully adjusted to avoid a rod screw up. Likewise, I've had to do the same with most of mine with outside valve gear.But with Bachmann locos always make sure you give them plenty of running-in, with gradual increase in spe...
by RAF
Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Just aquired my first Bachmann loco
Replies: 8
Views: 1171

Just aquired my first Bachmann loco

...and was very impressed with the detail and running.

It's a GWR Pannier. It's not been run in yet, but I gave it a little test and was surprised with how well such a small loco coped with Hornby standard points. :) Very impressed.
by RAF
Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Night Mail Carriage (with accessories) query
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Re: Night Mail Carriage (with accessories) query

thebritfarmer wrote:Seems like a missed opportunity to me :(


agreed.
by RAF
Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Night Mail Carriage (with accessories) query
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Re: Night Mail Carriage (with accessories) query

It's available in the railroad range from Hornby for £19.99

Not sure if it comes with all the other bits though like the bag and holder though, the site doesn't say...

http://www.hornby.com/search/?q=mail

You could always email Hornby and ask them.
by RAF
Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Class 52 spares...
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: Class 52 spares...

Anyone else know where I can get these spares? I haven't had a reply from 'Mike and Helen' since Wednesday.
by RAF
Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Class 52 spares...
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: Class 52 spares...

[sorry for double post... no edit button]

...or is there a suitable replacement new motor that would fit this model that anyone has experience of fitting?
by RAF
Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:18 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Class 52 spares...
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Class 52 spares...

Anyone know where I might acquire spare parts for a Hornby class 52. Ideally I am after a new motor housing/ motor bogie. parts seem to be very rare on ebay.
by RAF
Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: Web Site Articles - Help contribute to the site
Topic: REVIEW- Hornby Railroad County
Replies: 60
Views: 17393

Re: REVIEW- Hornby Railroad County

I've got an older version of this before it was part of the railroad range. Mine is County of Caernarfon.

Now that one does have the lining of the back of the tender and the brass lining around the window.
by RAF
Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Whats on your Layout? Locos, Rolling stock etc
Replies: 39
Views: 5536

Re: Whats on your Layout? Locos, Rolling stock etc

Very poor layout here: Locos: Class 47 Lima - not working atm Class 52 old hornby - not working atm County class steam loco - working. 4 I think 0-4-0 locos that stall all the time. Carriages: 4 pullmans from a set. 4 Maroon Mk1's split from a Harry Potter set. 2 old triang coaches that wobble (plas...
by RAF
Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:19 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: What a lucky bike ride!
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: What a lucky bike ride!

well the driver said it would pull 600 ton on a flat at 75 mph! :shock:
by RAF
Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Why No Hornby Tornado?.
Replies: 32
Views: 2927

Re: Why No Hornby Tornado?.

I totally agree Bigmet Hornby need to get some flagship new items going before the competition does and sort out where they are going. Lack of spare bodies and spares is an issue that needs addressing too by both manufacturers. Hornby seem to have periods where they have a small floush of new and n...
by RAF
Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: What disgusting creatures these two are!!
Replies: 36
Views: 2301

Re: What disgusting creatures these two are!!

Put them on the front line in Afganistan. They have forfitted their human rights by their actions. If they get blown up or shot so what. It would save the lives of our decent people fighting out there as we could bring them home, having replaced them with the problem members of our society. The UK ...

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