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by Bigmet
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann C class
Replies: 17
Views: 378

Re: Bachmann C class

Most current Bachmann steamers are low on traction out of the box, but improve significantly with running as the driving wheel tyres polish up. I have a C class that makes the trip to my 'Ferme Park' on a cross London transfer freight, and it's good for 30 wagons on the 1 in 80 ruling gradient of my...
by Bigmet
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Lord Nelson(s) for Basingstoke.
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: New Lord Nelson(s) for Basingstoke.

Useful review of operational considerations and the 'how I fixed it' summary. It would be good to see more of these from owners who plan to operate the model doing real work. ...One possible problem did strike me however, and that was that the locomotive felt very light as I took it carefully out of...
by Bigmet
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Kaboom! Rail mounted gun from Oxford Rail
Replies: 16
Views: 705

Re: Kaboom! Rail mounted gun from Oxford Rail

For those wanting to open hostilities with any other layouts within a quarter mile or so radius, the opportunity now presents.
by Bigmet
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Lubrication
Replies: 10
Views: 177

Re: Lubrication

The ptfe grease information much appreciated, thanks.
by Bigmet
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Lubrication
Replies: 10
Views: 177

Re: Lubrication

...my little pot of the trick PTFE grease I used to use on my electric aeroplanes... Seen this highly recommended, but never tried it. Do you have a maker's name? I like the white grease inside, as it shows when it needs replacement by going grey with the fines in it. The moly grease is excellent o...
by Bigmet
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Gaps in track
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: Gaps in track

"It's the melty way kid!" Don't think I have ever seen that technique before. The trackbase gives off horrible acrid fumes if the soldering iron bit touches it, which happens often enough when having to revise or repair wiring after tracklaying. Think I will stick to slicing the chairs off...
by Bigmet
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: I need a little help please
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: I need a little help please

...Are Bachmann and Hornby compatible, meaning, will they look ok all mixed in, as I think Bachmann do the Pullman, an RU and the FK, but all the others are Hornby... You want the latest Hornby mk1s with NEM coupler pockets to match well to Bachmann. The Bachmann range has the advantage of offering...
by Bigmet
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Lubrication
Replies: 10
Views: 177

Re: Lubrication

I use plastic compatible light grease inside (Woodland Scenics, Labelle, both excellent) on gears, shafts, axle bearings, and on slide bars. A tiny wipe stays put, does the job for years. A light oil for crankpins and other external moving parts, applied on a regular rotation, in tiny quantity (same...
by Bigmet
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Gaps in track
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: Gaps in track

Usually because the layout has been created from flexitrack, and where the railjoiners go on the rail ends, instead of slicing the chairs off the tops of the end sleepers to provide clearance for the railjoiners, instead the sleepers are completely removed as a simpler solution. Looks ugly but funct...
by Bigmet
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: I need a little help please
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: I need a little help please

Seems this will be a lot more difficult than I first thought. I can't seem to find any Mk2's in red, and can't seem to find the right Mk1's either, with no sign at all of a kitchen car. May just have to go for an approximation, 9 maroon Mk1's, and 1 Pullman, which I should be able to get if I keep ...
by Bigmet
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol OO Gauge GWR Large Prairie & GWR Mogul.
Replies: 24
Views: 1652

Re: Dapol OO Gauge GWR Large Prairie & GWR Mogul.

That's Dapol once again playing the 'wait and see' card they last used on their announced DP2 model, when Heljan beat them to the punch. What happened? Even though the Heljan DP2 model was visibly afflicted with a body shape error, Dapol didn't proceed (or perhaps 'haven't yet proceeded'?). I would ...
by Bigmet
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Farish 08 only runs one way!
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: Farish 08 only runs one way!

This is reading more and more like a decoder or decoder interface problem. If this were my model I would do 2 things now. Unplug and restore the decoder a couple of times just to clear any slight loss of conduction between decoder pins and the socket. Earth yourself first before handling the decoder...
by Bigmet
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: I need a little help please
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: I need a little help please

...The only coach I think I've tracked down (though its out of stock at the moment so will have to look out for a 2nd hand one), is the Pullman coach that we were on. But even then, it was car No.348, which I've found Bachmann made, but when we went on it, it was named 'Topaz'... The practise of th...
by Bigmet
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Farish 08 only runs one way!
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: Farish 08 only runs one way!

That's typically electrical, but nothing needs to be loose. Something as simple as one poor soldered joint on the decoder socket will do it. Is the decoder live, as in can you read it on programme track and change its address? With the decoder removed, is there a circuit between the two motor feeds ...
by Bigmet
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: eHattons re pricing on enquiry?
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: eHattons re pricing on enquiry?

...OK, six quid isnt a lot in the scheme of things but it is still six quid and I think it is underhand to re price an item when it is the subject of an enquiry. I don't believe their system is that well integrated that it can lock a price while an enquiry is underway. You have nothing to lose by a...

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