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by Bigmet
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann class 37
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: Bachmann class 37

...I've read a few stories where bachmann just sent it back to you saying it's running fine I don't think there customer service is very good... Don't be put off by such accounts. Your contract is with the retailer in any case: just tell them in your opinion it is not of merchantable quality becaus...
by Bigmet
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Big Delivery
Replies: 12
Views: 180

Re: Big Delivery

[ Having different size boxes cost the Company more than if they used one size only. I'm perhaps sounding a bit thick but how is that the case? We are talking a company that sends out large numbers of all sorts of different sized goods then surely they'd have the muscle to even the cost of the boxe...
by Bigmet
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Droppers
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Droppers

... is it necessary to put droppers on the points and each siding. Are there any particular advantages to this?... In addition to the comments already made in support. What you won't see is the occasional failure to start, or slight hesitations while running very slowly (which is 'siding speed') wh...
by Bigmet
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Price of a Hobby
Replies: 61
Views: 1398

Re: Price of a Hobby

I am very lucky where I live in that we have a model shop that usually has a good range of second-hand stock at very reasonable prices, and also a permanent antiques/collectors market (one of those where traders rent a space/display case in the building) which has a S/H model railway dealer, again ...
by Bigmet
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford Rail N7
Replies: 50
Views: 3718

Re: Oxford Rail N7

Lovely spot, I envy you having one of the best preservation lines so nearby. I am in a 'dead spot' for good preserved railways, a two hour drive from the Bluebell, NNR and GCR...
by Bigmet
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: In Praise of 'N'!
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: In Praise of 'N'!

Real difficulty with UK N is that it doesn't have sufficient commercial support, and 'ready to run' (RTR) is pretty much essential in my opinion. I can confidently build and work on 4mm mechanisms, but not 2mm, to make the all essential variety of 0-6-0 types for a steam railway model. Of course the...
by Bigmet
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford Rail N7
Replies: 50
Views: 3718

Re: Oxford Rail N7

Route restriction was a reality, so having to restrict a loco from a location is a nod to that, and a chance to introduce some operational complexity. I would think that all of the J50, L1 and N2 from Hornby and the V1/V3 in current form from Bachmann would have no trouble on the gradient (jointed r...
by Bigmet
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Would like some help identifying Ks johnson 0-4-0? Peco wagons
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Would like some help identifying Ks johnson 0-4-0? Peco wagons

The loco is a real score. Neatly assembled and well finished. Hope it runs as well as it looks. There won't be many here with that model on their layout. The wagon's were standard items in Peco's 'Wonderful Wagons' range. If not already aware the body sides are printed cardboard. So, protect from da...
by Bigmet
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford Rail N7
Replies: 50
Views: 3718

Re: Oxford Rail N7

Welcome aboard. On my grand experience of one (1) purchase of an N7 so far, and use on the 1 in 80 straight line gradients of my layout, I haven't experienced the problem described. It pulls well enough thanks to the weight. (It took some hours of running to completely quiet the gear whine when runn...
by Bigmet
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: OO Triang Hornby Stephenson's Rocket
Replies: 20
Views: 425

Re: OO Triang Hornby Stephenson's Rocket

...Would think its surely time that someone (NRM / Locomotion ?) comes up with a new rtr model. I should have thought so too, but the definitive format establishing standard gauge bogie single - the GNR Stirling single - struggled to get the order volume required for the tender that it had for most...
by Bigmet
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: flickering LEDs
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: flickering LEDs

The wedding 'event' organisations have tons of this good stuff, judging by the last few I have been to. Picked up handfuls of 'strings' of miniature LEDs with an intent for coach lighting last year, had the resistor in the battery pack of 3xAA. It was all going in the bin! Do I believe the hotel wou...
by Bigmet
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Problem with Mainline Patriot
Replies: 9
Views: 312

Re: Problem with Mainline Patriot

... "when" Mainline as a manufacturer chucked-in the towel ?... I'd seen a few of their coaches (coaching-stock), for sale, secondhand, over on E-bay, but never knew where they sat, in terms of quality. Some irony, as, since my initial 2016 return to this hobby, I've bought mostly 'Bachma...
by Bigmet
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Overall roofs on a through station?
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: Overall roofs on a through station?

Hi all, just musing something over for a new layout of mine - is there/has there ever been a through station with an overall roof on it? If so, what was its name so I can research it more? As already mentioned, the runaway winner for overall roofs on through stations small enough to be readily mode...
by Bigmet
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Price of a Hobby
Replies: 61
Views: 1398

Re: Price of a Hobby

...Bachmann had been producing models at a lower price than Hornby up until 5 years ago , around the 25th anniversary of Bachmann. I think it was significant that Mr Kenneth Ting , President of Kader made a visit then. There seemed to be a change of strategy then with three years of large increases...
by Bigmet
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Problem with Mainline Patriot
Replies: 9
Views: 312

Re: Problem with Mainline Patriot

Having just casually read thru this thread, it set me wondering two things.... 1,) Given what you've said (& I've highlighted), does this mean it's a "split-chassis" Locomotive ? 2,) Given my (admittedly, pathetic), lack of knowledge on Locomotive types, does the O.P's engine have any...

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