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by steviesparx
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Some people want something for nothing!
Replies: 26
Views: 1827

Re: Some people want something for nothing!

...although from the otherside of the coin, maybe they didn't think your ad description made it clear and simply asked for clarification - hardly a crime ! It was clear ,if they had lights I would have said as that would have been a selling point , It was clear to you, having placed the ad - if it ...
by steviesparx
Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Some people want something for nothing!
Replies: 26
Views: 1827

Re: Some people want something for nothing!

I've had a few items for sale on eBay ,one of the items was a set of 3 Pullman coaches from a trainset ,brand new, I advertised them for £25 buy it now plus post ,now if you saw them for sale at that price would you think they are the ones with lights / table lights ,I've had 2 people ask me that ,...
by steviesparx
Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Concrete sleepers
Replies: 11
Views: 1156

Re: Concrete sleepers

As to the original question, yes, Peco is the only ready-to-lay option. The C&L stuff is very good though, you just thread the rails through the fastenings. http://www.finescale.org.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=383 I have some of this Fleishmann concrete sleeper ballasted flexi-...
by steviesparx
Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Hornby APT driving/trailer
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: Hornby APT driving/trailer

I have PM'd you but you do not appear to have read....
by steviesparx
Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan Class 35 Hymek. Any good?
Replies: 43
Views: 8346

Re: Heljan Class 35 Hymek. Any good?

Plastic! great innit :( those early triang worm drives might not be upto todays standards but they were almost indestructable, AND not bad runners. Unlike the evil thing that came after them. That worm drive bogie was / is indeed pretty indestructable, a sturdy little bit of engineering that cost a...
by steviesparx
Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby West country / BOB Loco chassis Sorted Now
Replies: 5
Views: 814

Re: Hornby West country / BOB Loco chassis

If you check the service sheets on the Hornby website, you can compare part numbers for both examples...

http://www.hornby.com/uk-en/downloads/view/index/cat/2/

I only have unrebuilt examples so I'm unable to compare the two myself...
by steviesparx
Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Celebrity Model Railways.
Replies: 17
Views: 2067

Re: Celebrity Model Railways.

Jools Holland....

Saw him at the show in Rochester last year, flat cap on so you wouldn't have noticed him until you heard him speak - The guy at 'Kytes Lights' was chatting with him...

Don't know if that's his own layout in the opening titles of 'Later'...
by steviesparx
Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Amazon
Replies: 15
Views: 2047

Re: Amazon

Perhaps this should be in the rant section.... I ordered the A4 TTS "Gadwell" from Amazon some time ago for £67. A month or so ago, they emailed me to say "it was no longer available". I checked on their website and there it was (and still is) for £99.... I ordered a 'Gladwell' ...
by steviesparx
Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Thomas Spencer
Replies: 14
Views: 2361

Re: Hornby Thomas Spencer

Phipps wrote:Pleased to say my lad still has his (the original Hornby, not the re-release)....


Glad to hear it Phipps !
by steviesparx
Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: R1172 Majestic with e - link
Replies: 9
Views: 1337

Re: R1172 Majestic with e - link

I got a 'Majestic' set some time ago, complete with the E-link and now use this as my sole DCC controller.... However I would say it's a little 'clunky', and depending on your Grandson's age may be a bit too much for his introduction to DCC. I have found the Railmaster software a bit buggy too, alth...
by steviesparx
Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Power Problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1329

Re: Power Problem

You might want to think about this alternative if there's significant work and expenditure to do things for DC control for the layout you want. I second this, the reason i went to DCC was to remove the wiring & switches etc needed to store multiple locos on one bit of track. Wiring the track fo...
by steviesparx
Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: List prices
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: List prices

I've recounted this story before, but it's as apt here as ever... I once ( just once ) treated myself to a new car - a 1996 Golf GTi, absolutely gorgeous... When I decided what I want, I brought my mate with me to negotiate the best price - he was in sales so I figured he was the right man to bring ...
by steviesparx
Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Multi Pin sockets for control panels
Replies: 10
Views: 1402

Re: Multi Pin sockets for control panels

Also depends on how much plugging / unplugging you intend to do..... D-type are pretty robust, especially if you are competent enough to solder the connections - alternatively the ready made leads are cheap enough to cut and split, keeping the connector on one end and connecting the separate wires a...
by steviesparx
Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby or Dapol class 21 Pug?
Replies: 4
Views: 753

Re: Hornby or Dapol class 21 Pug?

I have a Hornby example, which from new ran like a dog.....consequently I haven't ever really used it and it's still boxed.

If you're feeling brave and willing to spend time on getting it running smoothly I'd be open to offers....
by steviesparx
Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: De "smoking" an ebay purchase...
Replies: 22
Views: 1980

Re: De "smoking" an ebay purchase...

http://www.hornby.com/downloads/view/download/item/41 Service sheet link attached here which may prove of help.... Chances are that tobbaco residue is predominantly on exposed surfaces: ie body and tender, which can be removed for washing and cleaning - warm soapy water would probably suffice rather...

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