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by Bigmet
Thu May 23, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dapol Wagons
Replies: 23
Views: 205

Re: Dapol Wagons

The one tenth of a mm question. In a different context/forum a contributor claimed "the correct back-to-back dimension for Hornby and all recent RTR wheels is 14.4mm, not 14.5mm -- see: http://www.doubleogauge.com/standards/commercialwheels.htm And went on to add that a "14.5mm back-to-ba...
by Bigmet
Wed May 22, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dapol Wagons
Replies: 23
Views: 205

Re: Dapol Wagons

Check the wheelset form as well. Dapol have history in using an unsuitable wagon wheel profile, Instantly recognisable by the taper on the back of the flange and a 'knife edge' on the flange circumference.
by Bigmet
Sun May 19, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Mainline locos
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Mainline locos

Brief answer is that there is no hobbyist tool specifically designed to set quartering of the Mainline/Bachmann split chassis wheelsets which have a round pin* into the plastic insulating mu f f. Personally I have repaired these things by eye, when using Araldite to cure the inevitable fall apart sy...
by Bigmet
Sat May 18, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Matching Factory Finish
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: Matching Factory Finish

I would look at the Phoenix precision paints range. No clue which of the Southern greens it might be from your post because what I know about the Southern is very limited, but this business will have it. Of course, their's being accurate may not match Hornby's paint, but that is another story...
by Bigmet
Fri May 17, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Class 30 D8000
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: Class 30 D8000

... The Decoder problem I looked at and i got max 0.5A run and 0.79A stall. A 1.0 or 1.5A might suit... Good to see you are making progress. With those readings definitely a decoder with a 1A+ continuous rating, and I would prefer roughly double the stall current, so 1.5A continuous. I woud suggest...
by Bigmet
Wed May 15, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Laying track in warm weather
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Laying track in warm weather

Indoors or outside should be added as a consideration. Direct solar heating can raise the temperature well above ambient, so if laying outdoors in warm weather I would still leave a 1mm gap for the blazing hot day. (UK blazing hot, local knowledge required for those who live in a furnace heat locati...
by Bigmet
Tue May 14, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Converting older Fleischmann loco to DCC
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: Converting older Fleischmann loco to DCC

The German manufacturers are way ahead on DCC, and I would suggest one way forward is first identifying and then contacting whatever UK dealer/agency has been appointed for Fleischmann product support in the UK to see what is available. (Fleischmann have a good site in English translation.) I don't ...
by Bigmet
Fri May 10, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Kernow D600 Warship
Replies: 83
Views: 9899

Re: Kernow D600 Warship

Further to which, that there is a difference between the first group of releases - no such trouble reported - and the second group where this 'cutting out under sustained load' problem is observed, is helpful. (That's experience from owners of both who can make the comparison.) Hopefully that will g...
by Bigmet
Fri May 10, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How Many Brake, or Brake Composites Should I Have ?
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: How Many Brake, or Brake Composites Should I Have ?

Interesting discussion. Now I had always assumed that in the era of steam, second/third class coaches were marshaled close to the locomotive and first class coaches were towards the rear. Point was to spare the rich cinders & soot pre air conditioning... The services to Scotland out of Kings Cr...
by Bigmet
Thu May 09, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Kernow D600 Warship
Replies: 83
Views: 9899

Re: Kernow D600 Warship

Ths shut down problem is nothing to do with DCC, but with some kind of overload protection that is installed on the model. This kicks in only when the loco is asked to pull a significant load for something like ten minutes or more (so many owners will never see the problem!). It seems this problem d...
by Bigmet
Tue May 07, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Admira(b)l(e) Maunsell LN 4-6-0
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Admira(b)l(e) Maunsell LN 4-6-0

Got a look and play with one of Hornby's more recent productions over the long weekend, their Lord Nelson. Neat model, ran well, I would assume decently accurate as it looks the part, but I don't have any drawings to check with. Not really perceived much raving about this release. Could this be the ...
by Bigmet
Tue May 07, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: 4014 on the move!
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: 4014 on the move!

There are some moments about halfway through where the outside mirror is in shot. It's definitely been shot from the driver's seat. Even if it is the largest operating steam engine in the world, is it worth risking life and limb (not to mention other people's lives and limbs) for?. It is quite poss...
by Bigmet
Tue May 07, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How Many Brake, or Brake Composites Should I Have ?
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: How Many Brake, or Brake Composites Should I Have ?

There has to be a guard's brake vehicle in every train. It should be positioned in the train with no more than eight axles behind it. That means that in a five coach train, it can be the centre vehicle, and the train can then be reversed 'as is' from a terminating destination once the loco has run r...
by Bigmet
Sun May 05, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dj models announcement
Replies: 39
Views: 970

Re: Dj models announcement

There are still some eternal optimists who think he can turn it around by focus on getting the work done to enable some models to be completed and released. However, my guess is what underlies all this is no remaining working relationships with the factory/factories he has used.
by Bigmet
Fri May 03, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dj models announcement
Replies: 39
Views: 970

Re: Dj models announcement

... it works in N where there is far less weight and therefore load on the mechanism; and the customer expectation is that three years regular operation and then fit only to go on a display shelf is well established. I must tell my hundred or so 30 yr old n gauge locos this. They all work too. You ...

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