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by b308
Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Identification Help, Soviet?
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: Identification Help, Soviet?

I've just sent the box lid photo to a Bulgarian friend, he says it is Russian but doesn't know who the manufacturer is, the loco appears to be based on a Piko BR55 and is at least 30 years old!
by b308
Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Identification Help, Soviet?
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: Identification Help, Soviet?

Russia certainly produced their own ranges of H0 scale models, it's also worth bearing in mind that other countries also use Russian as their language, so it could be from somewhere else, such as Ukraine or Bulgaria! Looking at the hand written address it looks like that particular part (the first o...
by b308
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Position of Load Gauges
Replies: 9
Views: 106

Re: Position of Load Gauges

It goes back to what i said earlier, it depends on what is being loaded in the various roads. If only van traffic is being loaded in the two platform roads then either A or the toe of the point to the right of the bottom "X" on that last diagram. That is the last place they will go before ...
by b308
Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:26 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Position of Load Gauges
Replies: 9
Views: 106

Re: Position of Load Gauges

Ah, you didn't say you'd already built it!! Looks nice, but my feelings still stand. I could be proved wrong, though, where in Crewe is it?
by b308
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:36 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Loco Turntables
Replies: 14
Views: 252

Re: Loco Turntables

If you're willing to build one then this may be an alternative:

https://greenwoodmodelrailwayproducts.c ... able-kits/

RMWeb discussed it (and others):

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index ... questions/
by b308
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:25 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Position of Load Gauges
Replies: 9
Views: 106

Re: Position of Load Gauges

That's a complicated yard to shunt and operate, and the one location which isn't on a road that locos must use is C. Dependent on the date of operation and location there may be a need to adjust the gauge for the destinations of the loaded vehicles, some of which adjustments might foul locos. I did...
by b308
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:18 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Position of Load Gauges
Replies: 9
Views: 106

Re: Position of Load Gauges

Difficult to say on that layout, it took me a while to sort it out. As Loading Gauges (to give them their proper name) are used to gauge if the load on a wagon is "out of gauge" - usually too high - and if open wagons will be loaded at the platforms (say with boxes) then it will be at the ...
by b308
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: DC controller not working
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: DC controller not working

Try Gaugemaster. Their Combi has a thermal cutout for when things go wrong and will give you better control than the Hornby unit. I'm puzzled by the "factory" soldered points, though, do you mean someone had modified them in some way or that they came like that from the manufacturer? Which...
by b308
Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:17 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Real Point Motor Cable Question
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Real Point Motor Cable Question

They aren't that thick, probably less than an inch. However rather than waste solder for the job why not just get some fuse wire (you can get packs which have more than one diameter), it holds it's shape and is a lot thinner.
by b308
Wed Dec 29, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Static grass applicators
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Static grass applicators

You'll get differing views on this, we had a similar thread on applicators recently. https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=56926&p=698974&hilit=static+grass#p698974 That sort will work ok. They are nowhere near as good as the professional ones which have a lar...
by b308
Wed Dec 29, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Best way to paint 009 loco?
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Best way to paint 009 loco?

Personally I've always assembled my 009/H0e locos and then sprayed with Halfords Grey Primer and then painted on the final colours carefully using a brush. Doing it in parts assumes that the various parts it can be divided into are all actually different colours, otherwise it's not worth the effort....
by b308
Sun Dec 19, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Radio control OO .
Replies: 14
Views: 351

Re: Radio control OO .

There are several people who use RC in 009 with the battery in the loco and they are a lot smaller than any 00 loco! There are a few threads on NGRM-Online (you have to join to see them) about RC and I think some on RMWeb. The issue is more the motor, 009 locos tend to draw less power so smaller ba...
by b308
Fri Dec 17, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Laying Flextrack with basic tools
Replies: 13
Views: 316

Re: Laying Flextrack with basic tools

If you do need help making sure the curve is good then get a piece of thick card and draw a curve on it using a pencil, piece of string and a drawing pin and cut out the template! Still no fancy tools!
by b308
Fri Dec 17, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Radio control OO .
Replies: 14
Views: 351

Re: Radio control OO .

IMO Batteries are going to be the problem if they are to power the locos motors. Ok in Steam outline with a tender or in multiple units - EMUs/DMUS or diesel outline locos where there is often room, but in smaller steam locos this will probably mean the batteries being located inside a truck or car...

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