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by Kindling
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 371
Views: 68526

Re: The BNR (another way)

Hope the work goes well. Looking forward to further news and resumption of services.
by Kindling
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Stephenson Rocket
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: New Stephenson Rocket

Hornby sell a system, the implication of which is general compatability 'any with any' . Perhaps not! Unless they have changed recently, the Hornby curved points have a dead section of about 31mm at the frog. The Peckett W4 has a wheelbase of 22mm. If travelling at reasonable speed without stay ali...
by Kindling
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 371
Views: 68526

Re: The BNR (another way)

SUBSCRIBED!!

(I might even have been first. :) )
by Kindling
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads
Replies: 1191
Views: 249165

Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

Seasons Greetings to you and yours too, Mike. Thank you for the great services you have done for railway modelling this year. However, re. you last post, the word "failed" has no place here. Your services to modellers is excellent and all for free! Do not pressure yourself with self-impose...
by Kindling
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: PDH Drawings
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: PDH Drawings

There is a drawing in Railway Modeller January 1965.
by Kindling
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2020 Speculation Thread - 100 years of Hornby
Replies: 29
Views: 1638

Re: Hornby 2020 Speculation Thread - 100 years of Hornby

Mountain wrote:How about Hornby coming out with a basic repair kit for modellers including a few common spares?



:lol: :lol: :lol:

( er, Sorry!).
by Kindling
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: British Railways in 1948
Replies: 18
Views: 564

Re: British Railways in 1948

Bufferstop wrote:..... joined in with by the various factories which had their own hooters (something akin to the type used on ships) for summoning their workforce.


Bulls!
by Kindling
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2020 Speculation Thread - 100 years of Hornby
Replies: 29
Views: 1638

Re: Hornby 2020 Speculation Thread - 100 years of Hornby

They could give a nod to the real history of the present day company, and update the Jinty. Take the latest version, make the smokebox and front end more realistic, 18.5mm driving wheels, better coupling rods, unlined livery, and put it out at a very low price in the Railroad range as catalogue numb...
by Kindling
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Hornby 0-4-0 gears. The next step
Replies: 21
Views: 3779

Re: Hornby 0-4-0 gears. The next step

There may be a problem. The gear wheel of the two X8199 gear sets I have is 16.58mm diameter, but I also have older gear wheels which are 16.8mm. My only modern 0-4-0, a GKN with darkened wheels, has a wheel diameter of 16.78mm, so you may just about get away with it using a new X8199. However, I ha...
by Kindling
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Question about Chinese steam locos
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: Question about Chinese steam locos

21C1 wrote:Could enclose a spark arrester, with all that coal about they won't want a spark to set it alight.


Looking at 2:10 et seq, I don't there is much spark arresting going on!
by Kindling
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Everything comes to he who...............
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Everything comes to he who...............

Bufferstop wrote:They announced it on Tuesday, on Wednesday it was not in stock, so I ticked the notify me box. I got an email to say it was in, and ordered it Thursday, arrived This Morning (Saturday).


Tell us what happened on Monday and Friday, and you've got a Craig David song!
by Kindling
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The BNR (another way)
Replies: 371
Views: 68526

Re: The BNR (another way)

There may be another solution. Firstly, I have to emphasise that I have never seen these chassis in the metal, but if you study Hornby Service Sheets 250 (Toby) and 265 (Bill and Ben), you will see that the main chassis blocks (i.e. the only part not given a part number) are common to both. It there...
by Kindling
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Wrenn locomotive issue
Replies: 11
Views: 953

Re: Wrenn locomotive issue

The Ronald Dodd remagnetiser is an excellent piece of kit if you have a sufficient number of old locos to justify the purchase. If not, Ronald provides an alternative answer which seems to be Lysander's something in between. This is to use an undersized neo-magnet, and put packing pieces between the...
by Kindling
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hornby replacement wheels
Replies: 20
Views: 1034

Re: Hornby replacement wheels

Have you considered H0 scale? These are nice. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kadee-No-522-36-Diameter-Smooth-Back-Code-110-Standard-Wheel-sets-HO-Scale/282727418784?hash=item41d3de0ba0:g:C9EAAOSwySlaBGik Point to point on the axle is about 25.75mm, diameter is about 10.4mm. If you need to go even smalle...
by Kindling
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 37
Views: 2589

Re: Track cleaning

To me, this has the appearance of a graphite stick. I would be very happy to be corrected.

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