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by Metadyneman
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Class 52 Westerns OO gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 893

Re: Class 52 Westerns OO gauge

As predicted, I have just seen this thread and will add my twopenneth to the conversation. I have three Dapol Westerns and I can honestly say they are all very nice models indeed. Out of all the Western models available from various manufacturers, they are the most accurate in terms of cab shape and...
by Metadyneman
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: Jules's garden railway update
Replies: 11
Views: 1504

Re: Jules's garden railway update

Just as an update, I have since purchased another class 117 and put a Zimo decoder in it. I have successfully configured the Zimo decoder to run in tandem with the previously purchased ESU one so Zimo decoders are back on my "OK to use" list :)
by Metadyneman
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: Jules's garden railway update
Replies: 11
Views: 1504

Re: Jules's garden railway update

So Bachmann really have made some progress since the pilot scheme MU's in some respects, but have also backed away from some of the good stuff on these, like the chunky motor unit able to pull about a dozen mk1s. I would have welcomed a plug in electrical connector between vehicles: but only if the...
by Metadyneman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: Jules's garden railway update
Replies: 11
Views: 1504

Re: Jules's garden railway update

Ees good, ees look like real theeng (just yank out that tension lock!). Out of curiosity, how have you secured the ballast? I've only had the unit a couple of days so the coupling has yet to be replaced. I have another 117 on order ( the NSE version) and will need a functional coupling at one end (...
by Metadyneman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: Jules's garden railway update
Replies: 11
Views: 1504

Jules's garden railway update

The Bambrough garden line is still going strong and is now in its 18th year of existence. I have spent a lot of time working on it in the last three months (can't think why??!) and have replaced quite a few lengths of worn out track and some rotten woodwork holding it all up. I have also had a go at...
by Metadyneman
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Garden Railways
Topic: garden DC or DCC
Replies: 19
Views: 6893

Re: garden DC or DCC

I concur with Bigmet. I have had an outdoor railway now for 18 years.. 10 of which have been using DCC. The outdoor atmosphere has had precisely zero effect on all decoders fitted to my locos, some of which are also sound fitted. I have to say that "digitalising" my outdoor layout was the ...
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: 29
Views: 2609

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: 1263

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: 17485

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: 17485

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: 2125

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: 17485

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: 17485

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: 17485

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: 17485

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.

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