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by mossdp
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Triang Class 37 non runner, testing amature
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Triang Class 37 non runner, testing amature

Make sure the washer at the tope with the extending arm is sitting on top of the contact strips and the top of the brush spring. I think it is just about in your case but do make sure. Occasionally there can be corrosion between the brush arm and the brush spring or between the brush arm and the pic...
by mossdp
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby R9926 passenger coaches
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: Hornby R9926 passenger coaches

Are you sure you do not mean a catalogue number in the R9295 - R9298 range? These are bogie coaches for the now discontinued Thomas range. Thomas range locos and rolling stock seem to have catalogue numbers in the R9xxx range.
by mossdp
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: Class 08
Replies: 18
Views: 859

Re: Class 08

You are the first person who has answered this for me in a way that makes sense. I have seen a Blackstone shunter in real life and in pictures. Somehow I just knew. Now I know what my mind must be picking up on to tell the difference. Is there more of a curve? There is more of a curve if you compar...
by mossdp
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: Class 08
Replies: 18
Views: 859

Re: Class 08

Something that really puzzled me was that visually speaking, I have always been able to tell the difference between the class 10 Blackstone shunters and the early non fitted class 08's and I have studied and studied photographs and I do not know what I am looking at. I just do not know how I can te...
by mossdp
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Castles (loco drive Dapol ones)
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: Hornby Castles (loco drive Dapol ones)

The problem with slow running of these models is usually build up of conductive carbon deposits between the armature segments. It is very common. You need to clean the armature, motor face plate, brushes, brush holders. When cleaning the armature, the most important part is the gap between the commu...
by mossdp
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby R603
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: Hornby R603

Bachmann track is made from the same tools that Hornby used to use before production moved to China. Many of the tools still have the Hornby part number on the underside!
by mossdp
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Blue Class 37's in the mid to late 80's
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: Blue Class 37's in the mid to late 80's

A few class 37s were modified to a similar end style after accident damage while in BR blue but probably only one end. There is detail of specific locomotives here https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/450-class-37-nose-ends/page/2/. In addition, your model is a refurbished class 37 and...
by mossdp
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: R2882 Body Swap
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: R2882 Body Swap

I think you mean a SDJR blue Jinty. Any other recent Jinty body should fit. They have come in LMS maroon, BR black, LMS black. The model has been similar sine 1978 but I am not sure if there have been any body modifications since then. It has had different chassis over the years but I think they all...
by mossdp
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Ivatt 4MT
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Re: Ivatt 4MT

If the brushes are small, have you considered cutting some down from another source. May not even need to be another model train. Brush from some other motor might be suitable source material
by mossdp
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Triang EMU
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: Triang EMU

The flange depth of the EMU is too deep and bumps along the chairs that hold the rails in place on the track. Later versions of Tri-ang models that used the same type of wheels had slightly less deep flanges and do not bump along the track. The final version of these wheels had smooth wheels (never ...
by mossdp
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: SERVO OPERATED GATES
Replies: 10
Views: 1144

Re: SERVO OPERATED GATES

That looks an interesting setup. Do all gates open at once I wonder. I notice you have two timers so wondered what they both operate.
by mossdp
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Miniature Wunderland - Hamburg
Replies: 27
Views: 2696

Re: Miniature Wunderland - Hamburg

I have walked there from the ship cruise dock but it may depend on the exact location your cruise ship docks. You may be able to find that the Port of Hamburg may have a website listings of which ship is docking in which berth. You can prebook tickets as it does get crowded but I found going there e...
by mossdp
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Advice on early OO Works locos
Replies: 3
Views: 813

Re: Advice on early OO Works locos

I might be interested in the L class. Sometimes these models take quite a time to sell as they are generally more unusual prototypes. It is a question of finding the right person who specifically wants a particular model.
by mossdp
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann A4 spares
Replies: 17
Views: 2351

Re: Bachmann A4 spares

The coupling between loco and tender looks like it might be adjustable by loosening the screw that holds it but if the original part is missing and you cannot get a spare, you might be able to fashion something of identical functionality from a bit of stiff wire or by bending a small paper clip.
by mossdp
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Old Triang Princess Royal
Replies: 11
Views: 1238

Re: Old Triang Princess Royal

These are the axles on sleeves. You can push them out using something suitably blunt ended a little smaller than the diameter of the hole in the end of the axle box to enable you to fit a replacement. Try and support the bogie sides as you do it so they do not bend and break. If Glencairn does not f...

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