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by Bigmet
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 98
Views: 9787

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

... Rails not paying one bit of attention to what has been re-tooled... Ooh, got to act quickly to shift it before most realise there is something much superior on sale. Then again the doors open on the old one, so think of it as only £6.21 per opening door feature? They are so sharp, one day they ...
by Bigmet
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Henley
Replies: 164
Views: 18937

Re: Henley

Yes, that would be good. I am sure the DoD will have something suitable, but of course we ordinary mortals cannot have it... Just had the first Hornet of the season on the layout, and put paid to it with a handily available spray of acetone. This works like alcohol in humans, administers a mighty pu...
by Bigmet
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Diesel advice required
Replies: 12
Views: 336

Re: Diesel advice required

[Deviation] The Lima BR class 20 was also not bad, but sort of a half-way house for the mechanism. It had the central can motor and flywheel, but only drove one bogie,.. But the mechanism set up was dire. It was wholly dependent on traction tyres on all the driven wheels to move itself, because the ...
by Bigmet
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Diesel advice required
Replies: 12
Views: 336

Re: Diesel advice required

...Lima class 67 EWS livered for £40. nice runner with lights Good price, for a centre motor with drive to both bogies model, the only one that Lima/Riko produced for the UK market. If spares are ever required, Hornby took on production of this model practically unchanged, because it had a modern d...
by Bigmet
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Southern fans start drooling now....
Replies: 6
Views: 1537

Southern drooling Wainwright D class 4-4-0.

First specimens of these indecently good looking 4-4-0's are arriving with those that have placed orders. They look lovely, and apparently will pull a train too.
by Bigmet
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Class 69 model
Replies: 0
Views: 28

Class 69 model

Apparently Bachmann have engaged with GBRF to produce a model of the class 69 (class 56 re-engined) in both OO and N.
by Bigmet
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Peco - yes Peco! - better OO track
Replies: 27
Views: 4787

Re: Peco - yes Peco! - better OO track

Finally got around to buying a box of the new Peco bullhead track before the weekend, and it fully lives up to it's promise. Easier to use and ballast neatly than the SMP bullhead I had planned to use, because it forms curves more easily than any previous flexi I have tried, and the deeper sleeper b...
by Bigmet
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Prototypical CV's
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Prototypical CV's

Do you have a circuit of track (of known length) would be my first question. If you do, or can create one temporarily, then it all becomes much easier. For speed setting because you can time the loco over a decent distance, and for seeing the effect of acceleration and deceleration rate. By one of t...
by Bigmet
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Mainline locos
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: Mainline locos

...There is a quartering jig on ebay, if you specify 5mm for mainline the seller will send it, as I have just received mine so going to test it soon. That's new information. Should you have a J72, the axle stub will need sleeving to bring it up to 5mm, as it is nominal 4mm diameter. I have no idea ...
by Bigmet
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Rivet Embossing Tool
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Rivet Embossing Tool

That's welcome news. Plenty of specialist kits and model making gear from these two outfits.
by Bigmet
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Hamdden Railway Co. 00 7'x6'
Replies: 30
Views: 1300

Re: Hamdden Railway Co. 00 7'x6'

...Some not magnetic but most is, mixture of Hornby, Peco and unbranded ... Use the 'non-magnetic' track where it will be most difficult to reach as the layout becomes more complete. Which is another way of saying that unless your layout room is dryer than the Kalahari, most of the plated steel rai...
by Bigmet
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby K1 2-6-0
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Hornby K1 2-6-0

It's a little curious that Hornby don't copy* Bachmann's way superior loco to tender drawbar arrangement, seen on all their newly tooled tender loco introductions these last ten years or thereabouts. For those that haven't seen it, the drawbar is hinged on the loco, and engages a pin on a screw lock...
by Bigmet
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Peco summer 2021 update
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Peco summer 2021 update

https://www.kernowmodelrailcentre.com/p ... ummer-2021

Useful summary of what Peco are about, as they get back on track following their diversion into making Covid related equipment.
by Bigmet
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What is the RPM range of OO/HO wheels?
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: What is the RPM range of OO/HO wheels?

If you scale speed linearly (and not all modellers choose this approach) then in OO the model travels 1/76 of the distance the real one does, in the same time. The rpm of the wheels is exactly the same, model and prototype, provided the model is accurate. In the 120+ mph/ 200+ kph range that was top...
by Bigmet
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: DC Motor help
Replies: 7
Views: 122

Re: DC Motor help

Mustang wrote:...Not to worried about the shaft dia as I can adjust the plastic drum that will drive the belt later.

I was thinking about the small Tramfabriek motor fitted to the gearbox you have, as that should make a quiet combination.

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