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by Bigmet
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Railroad 'Southern' coaches
Replies: 21
Views: 419

Re: Railroad 'Southern' coaches

...There are several items in the Railroad range which are 'bashable', so to speak, into other items... If one applies Comet sides and Keen bogies to the Pullmans, one can create far prettier steel K type cars than the source model. ... I'm a student. I plead poverty... You cannot be that impoveris...
by Bigmet
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby tender handbrake & water scoop columns
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Hornby tender handbrake & water scoop columns

Generally the fireman's principal controls are going to be the other side of the footplate from the driver's side (though I bet there are many exceptions). This because each man is then generally maintained in position for lookout, one each side of the footplate. With GWR locos being RH drive, the t...
by Bigmet
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: DJM J94 on sale
Replies: 64
Views: 2640

Re: DJM J94 on sale

I can offer you endless entertainment of this variety:

Construct a sentence correctly employing the term 'monopsony' (monopsonist or monopsonistic would be acceptable alternatives).
by Bigmet
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: DJM J94 on sale
Replies: 64
Views: 2640

Re: DJM J94 on sale

I can well believe it is the very same individual, because of the characteristic malapropism reported in the article.
by Bigmet
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Loco with a mind of its own - Short Circuit?
Replies: 23
Views: 324

Re: Loco with a mind of its own - Short Circuit?

... I can see why some advice i was given (from the local model shop) was stay away from dcc... Model shop with a death wish? DCC is a very good control system, but the implementation in starter equipment like the Select is weak; you get none of the main benefits beyond independent control of locos...
by Bigmet
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Catalogue issue date.
Replies: 17
Views: 236

Re: Catalogue issue date.

I doubt they know the exact dates themselves, based on the precedent of the last few years! Bachmann's announcements have always been something of a movable feast, and then the print catalogue comes after. As for Hornby they dropped the catalogue for a while and the year's programme announcement dat...
by Bigmet
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Loco with a mind of its own - Short Circuit?
Replies: 23
Views: 324

Re: Loco with a mind of its own - Short Circuit?

...If using the Hornby decoder, am i going to have this issue again any time i use them, surely this can't be a common issue? I'm loathe to spend more on different ones as the moment as I have another 3 new Hornby decoders sitting in their packets still. The approach I use might help. What I do wit...
by Bigmet
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: W&U Tramway coach, using 3D Printing and the Cameo cutter
Replies: 22
Views: 298

Re: W&U Tramway coach, using 3D Printing and the Cameo cutter

Provided the bogie frame is stiff, fairly easy when it is so short; then with practically no sideplay the wheel coning will do the work of steering the bogie properly. How to get the wheels into close fitting bearings in what is already a fairly stiff bogie? Drill the holes to take flangeless bearin...
by Bigmet
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Railroad 'Southern' coaches
Replies: 21
Views: 419

Re: Railroad 'Southern' coaches

Just a thought - has anyone at Hornby thought of tweaking the Railroad 'Maunsells' to give them more of a Southern look'? ...The resulting coach might not be an accurate representation of any actual prototype but it would at least have something of the 'feel' of the railway to which it is supposed ...
by Bigmet
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: General Maintenance of Loco's
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: General Maintenance of Loco's

There was a good model shop in Chelt'nm (hope it still is) and they might demonstrate, especially if you pop in for a chat during a quiet day. (There's probably a club in the area too, if you are a 'joiner'.) We are much better off for lubricants now, Labelle and Woodland Scenics offer a nice range ...
by Bigmet
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Class 37 dcc problems
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Class 37 dcc problems

Do you have an information sheet with the decoder that tells you what the strobing lights indicate? (As already posted it does suggest the decoder protecting itself against a problem.) If it isn't clear what this means, contact Bachmann service and ask the question. You should include all the detail...
by Bigmet
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Additions for inclusion in the Other manufacturers list
Replies: 11
Views: 542

Re: Additions for inclusion in the Other manufacturers list

Keep it to businesses currently active, selling model railway product, was what I suggested. But the moderators must decide...
by Bigmet
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Additions for inclusion in the Other manufacturers list
Replies: 11
Views: 542

Re: Additions for inclusion in the Other manufacturers list

Another new entrant proposing UK product in OO

Accurascale ... Range of wagons initially.

(Their first products were the very well received Irish Railways ballast hoppers and cement 'bubbles'.)
by Bigmet
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Railroad 14XX
Replies: 30
Views: 836

Re: Hornby Railroad 14XX

Could be. Materials choices for correct function are key in any design. An 'equivalent substitute' needs to be tested in the application, and not taken on the manufacturer's word. Because their characterisation and test may not cover some vital property on which your design is dependent. (I once fin...
by Bigmet
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Railroad 14XX
Replies: 30
Views: 836

Re: Hornby Railroad 14XX

I think it's the old ex Dapol, ex Mainline, ex Airfix chassis with the mods introduced by Dapol. I haven't seen one of the new Railroad 14xx, but have read enough of what other purchasers have written to believe it's a new mechanism design of 'cost down'' type, fewer and simpler parts, less assembl...

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