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by 60007
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bachmann V Hornby Class 08
Replies: 13
Views: 2261

Re: Bachmann V Hornby Class 08

SRman wrote:
EDIT: SNAP, Andy!!! I must have been typing at the same time as you were - mine actually bounced the first time so I must have hit the 'submit' button at the same time as you. We must be connected somehow! ;)


Great minds and all that ;)
by 60007
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bachmann V Hornby Class 08
Replies: 13
Views: 2261

Re: Bachmann V Hornby Class 08

I have both models, in terms of running, both models are exactly the same (to the point where I was surprised to hear the bachmann 08 make the exact same noise as my hornby one) however, the hornby 08 details are that little bit finer, and has spring opening doors and vents on the top. Both are easy...
by 60007
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann A4 running woes
Replies: 3
Views: 1302

Re: Bachmann A4 running woes

Hi guys - turns out it was the decoder, must have bitten the dust after all those years.

Swapped the decoder for a brand new one today, and shoved the old one in a hornby pacer as the motor isn't as taxing.

Thanks for your help, Andy.
by 60007
Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: New or second hand carriages ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1194

Re: New or second hand carriages ?

There are 2 ways of looking at this: I've been modelling my entire life, and being of the younger generation, my layout has been built on a budget. A lot of (probably 95%) of my rolling stock was bought second hand. Whereas I'm not too bothered if something has wire handrails, immaculate bogie detai...
by 60007
Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann A4 running woes
Replies: 3
Views: 1302

Bachmann A4 running woes

I have a split chassis, dcc fitted A4 pacific Sir Nigel Gresley, which has run on my layout for many years now. However, she's recently developed a strange habit of stopping and then starting again, especially up gradients or when the loco is run at full speed.... Anyone know what the problem might ...
by 60007
Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Running corridor coaches with non-corridor coaches
Replies: 11
Views: 1704

Re: Running corridor coaches with non-corridor coaches

Thank you for your swift responses gents!

Guess this means I can get my one and only non corridor coach back running!

Slip coaches and practices sounds rather interesting! I wonder if anyone's modelled such operations?

~Andy
by 60007
Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Running corridor coaches with non-corridor coaches
Replies: 11
Views: 1704

Running corridor coaches with non-corridor coaches

As the title suggests... Was this ever prototypical?

Like, if they were short of coaches, just couple on few extra non corridor stock at the end of a train?

I ask because I have some BR mk1's and a Stanier br coach and a non corridor coach in br maroon

Please and thank you!

Andy
by 60007
Thu May 23, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Is money really that 'tight these days'?
Replies: 59
Views: 5122

Re: Is money really that 'tight these days'?

Models are a ridiculous price now. I'm not paying £50 for a L&Y pug that back when I bought it, was £30, and considering the tooling hasn't changed, is a complete rip off. There are a lot of nice models yes, but at the same time, they are too expensive. The Hornby railroad range, designed to be ...
by 60007
Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A4 - what's the best option?
Replies: 12
Views: 1193

Re: A4 - what's the best option?

I currently own 4 A4's: 2 Bachmann, 1 Hornby tender drive and the latest release. In my experience, the tender drive hornby is obviously the better puller of coaches, its also the fastest, but less detail and only sold second hand. The Bachmann ones are better pullers than the latest hornby release,...
by 60007
Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My DCC N gauge layout - Scenics have started!
Replies: 5
Views: 1549

Re: My DCC N gauge layout - Dapol motorized signal inside!

Page 2? I can't have that! Anyway, I've moved back to University (Bradford, studying second year Chemical Engineering) I'm now in a house with 3 other lads so its rather a bachelor pad at the minute! The layout pretty much survived the journey to uni, apart from a bit of track raising up, and a poin...
by 60007
Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My DCC N gauge layout - Scenics have started!
Replies: 5
Views: 1549

Re: My DCC N gauge layout lots of pics inside!

Well, I'm back, quite a bit has progressed since the last update. for a start, I had to send a parcel back to hattons with a dapol motorised signal and a class 03. The signal didnt work and the 03 gave jerky and erratic running. The signal works fine now but I'm not sure the 03 problem is solved... ...
by 60007
Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My DCC N gauge layout - Scenics have started!
Replies: 5
Views: 1549

Re: My DCC N gauge layout lots of pics inside!

@E2V, it's a cheap little space saver, I've managed to place a hornby power clip into the track so I can remove/change controller when the layout has to be removed. Anyway, more progress today. After coming home from work (I work in a brewery) and being highly disapointed that my parcel from Hattons...
by 60007
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: My DCC N gauge layout - Scenics have started!
Replies: 5
Views: 1549

My DCC N gauge layout - Scenics have started!

Hey guys, A few of you may remember my OO layout Gresley Bank. Well after many things getting in the way, such as GCSE's, A-Levels and Uni, I haven't had much time and being unable to stand up fully in the loft I've lost a lot of motivation for it. That, and I honestly think the layout is too big fo...
by 60007
Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point motors... is my diagram correct?
Replies: 9
Views: 1168

Re: Point motors... is my diagram correct?

thank you, I thought the name sounded familiar! I have an old gaugemasters one I found in the loft. I've wired it up and everything works! thanks guys

Andy
by 60007
Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point motors... is my diagram correct?
Replies: 9
Views: 1168

Re: Point motors... is my diagram correct?

ah ok, thank you. also, what is a cdu?

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