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by Metadyneman
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2020 Speculation Thread - 100 years of Hornby
Replies: 16
Views: 644

Re: Hornby 2020 Speculation Thread - 100 years of Hornby

As I've said for several years... an electrostar EMU would be nice.. as long as it isn't as dreadfully engineered as the VEP!
by Metadyneman
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann 32-525ds deltic ticking sound when turned off
Replies: 10
Views: 575

Re: Bachmann 32-525ds deltic ticking sound when turned off

Definitely the sound of the spirax valve. My Deltic makes the same noise when shutting down. The original sound enabled Deltics used a loksound version 3.5 decoder which had the spirax valve as a "dying" noise when the loco was shut down. More up to date sound files have the spirax valve a...
by Metadyneman
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Kernow D600 Warship
Replies: 93
Views: 13826

Re: Kernow D600 Warship

Judging by the problems you have encountered with your model and the fact that I haven't come across anyone else with the same problems (yet), I would perhaps suggest that you have been unlucky in receiving one that would appear to have been faulty from the word go. My model has worked faultlessly e...
by Metadyneman
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Kernow D600 Warship
Replies: 93
Views: 13826

Re: Kernow D600 Warship

Graham, Sympathetic to the fact that you are half the world away from the retailer, in your shoes I would be inclined to think that the 'polyswitch' on your model is an oversensitive example. The easiest courses of action seem to me: to take it out of circuit and rely on your own common sense to pr...
by Metadyneman
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 57XX body removal
Replies: 14
Views: 1266

Re: 57XX body removal

I know this thread is a bit old now but I recently purchased a Bachmann 57xx and was pleased to find out how to remove the body. I'm also pleased to report that it relinquished the chassis with ease after removing the screws and I was even more delighted when I found I could fit a Bachmann 36-553 de...
by Metadyneman
Sun May 12, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Kernow D600 Warship
Replies: 93
Views: 13826

Re: Kernow D600 Warship

I can confirm what Bigmet and SRman have said about the cause of this problem and I can put a few more bits of meat on the bone to clarify what it is. It was I and another two contributors to the "other forum" who actually discovered exactly what the problem was. We spent one afternoon aft...
by Metadyneman
Wed May 08, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Kernow D600 Warship
Replies: 93
Views: 13826

Re: Kernow D600 Warship

My D600 has arrived but I've encountered severe problems with it on DCC. There are reports in the "other" forum of problems with the loco grinding to a halt after a short while running under load on DCC and mine is no exception. Kernow are recommending the use of the Dapol Imperium 1 decod...
by Metadyneman
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Kernow D600 Warship
Replies: 93
Views: 13826

Re: Kernow D600 Warship

The second batch have now arrived at Kernow Model Centre and are being dispatched on a "date order was paid" basis. Hopefully my D600 in BR blue will be winging its way to my railway soon.
by Metadyneman
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Kernow D600 Warship
Replies: 93
Views: 13826

Re: Kernow D600 Warship

Seems like I may have dodged a bullet by ordering the head code box version! No fiddly discs. Looking forward to it now.
by Metadyneman
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: Jules's garden Railway "Bambrough Town" Update
Replies: 18
Views: 3875

Re: Jules's garden Railway "Bambrough Town" Update

Do you get any problems with wind blowing things off the track? Also, do you solder bridge wires to ensure power reaches the far flung areas of the railway? What do you use to clean the track? The railway is actually quite sheltered from direct wind, the only exposed part is the removable section w...
by Metadyneman
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Cl 47
Replies: 16
Views: 2534

Re: Bachmann Cl 47

Being old enough to remember head codes in full use (when everything in life was in monochrome lol) I am aware the second character is a letter but in practice (as seen in the attached picture). It looked like a row of zeros hence my original comment :-)
by Metadyneman
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 3910

Re: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread

Nothing in it for me this year. My wallet can now cool off for a year having purchased a rake of 8 Bachmann superb Mk2fs with DCC lighting!!
by Metadyneman
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Kernow D600 Warship
Replies: 93
Views: 13826

Re: Kernow-Dapol D600 Warship

Sounds interesting. I must say I've never had an issue with Bachmann Peaks or 40's which have effectively the same bogies. No neither have I and they are good runners too. However Bigmet is correct in the description of the Kernow "floating" bogie in so much as the long 1Co-Co1 bogie on t...
by Metadyneman
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann LBSCR H2 Atlantic release
Replies: 17
Views: 2074

Re: Bachmann LBSCR H2 Atlantic release

For anyone panicking about finding a 12-pin decoder, Metadyneman has typed it dyslexically, and it is, in fact, a 21-pin interface (no criticism intended here). Oops... now corrected! How the eyes do fool you. I read it as 21 in the first place and had to skip back to convince myself. :roll: My mis...
by Metadyneman
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: New Bachmann Mk2f Inter-city coaches
Replies: 0
Views: 364

New Bachmann Mk2f Inter-city coaches

I have taken the plunge and ordered 8 of these fine beasts. Inter City executive livery DCC fitted with full lighting. 2x FO 5x TSO and 1 x BSO. Not cheap and just over £500 for the lot and I have since put the credit card in the freezer to cool off. However, I will be putting some videos up on YouT...

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