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by Bigmet
Thu May 13, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol Class A1/ A1X Terrier 0-6-0T
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Dapol Class A1/ A1X Terrier 0-6-0T

My sole personal experience is in OO, and just one recent purchase of a traction model from Dapol: all around very good. Whether the same now applies in their N product I don't know. There's no alternative for a RTR N Terrier, so if it is a Terrier you want then the question is 'what's the risk?'. F...
by Bigmet
Thu May 13, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: US or Euro DCC Controller for a British-themed layout in Florida
Replies: 22
Views: 1354

Re: US or Euro DCC Controller for a British-themed layout in Florida

No activity from RBTK for just over a year. You might want to try a private message to obtain a response.
by Bigmet
Thu May 13, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Detailing
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Detailing

I suggest what you do is start with a term like '4mm scale class 45 bufferbeam detailing kit' in your favoured search engine. May need a little tinkering with the terms to home in on the right stuff. I suspect that with current product now having nearly all the practical detail that's possible in RT...
by Bigmet
Wed May 12, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann DMU, Cravens / class 105
Replies: 29
Views: 6707

Re: Bachmann DMU, Cravens / class 105

That's good fun if the option is there, but my layout scenario terminates in 1962, so no mixing of DMU's; the KX suburban service DMU stock was Cravens (105), and nothing else to speak of. The only deviation has been putting a couple of the unpowered trailers one each side of an N7 to make a push-pu...
by Bigmet
Wed May 12, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: reinvented
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: reinvented

I knew there was a thread on another site which showed the potential the L1 model offers, and I hope Ron doesn't mind me gatecrashing the thread with this link.
https://www.modelrailforum.com/forums/i ... 53585&st=0
by Bigmet
Wed May 12, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: BBC NEWS WEBSITE
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: BBC NEWS WEBSITE

Keep cutting back until it doesn't work then add a tiny bit and keep yer fingers crossed. That was De Havilland's technique in wooden airframe construction, make it too weak (for lightness) and then test it for the design load and upgrade where it fails as required. Back in the day of inadequate en...
by Bigmet
Wed May 12, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann DMU, Cravens / class 105
Replies: 29
Views: 6707

Re: Bachmann DMU, Cravens / class 105

What with being a fast worker (ho ho ho) I have just got around to completing the motor block removal programme for the unpowering and through wiring of the required sets for the scheduled services. I had a 'flash of insight' while this was underway, and realised that I only needed six sets rather t...
by Bigmet
Tue May 11, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: vintage controllers VS modern locomotives
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: vintage controllers VS modern locomotives

The Duettes were pretty basic controllers, a 14-16V AC transformer, a rheostat and reversing switch. The only additions being a half wave/full wave selector, and a hi/lo resistance switch on some versions... ...and a customer specifiable selection of resistance mats. The influence of the club in en...
by Bigmet
Mon May 10, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: BBC NEWS WEBSITE
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: BBC NEWS WEBSITE

:o I think you forgot no spares currently available. :wink:
by Bigmet
Mon May 10, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Henley: Moving Goods and Brits
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: Henley: Moving Goods and Brits

... Found a quick and easy solution by putting a drop of Super Glue on each wheel tread, and that created a thin layer of insulation that allows it to roll perfectly. Finding replacement Electrotren wheel sets pretty dang hard... Worth trying with the super glue spread around the axle covering the ...
by Bigmet
Mon May 10, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: reinvented
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: reinvented

The T-H L1 was always a well liked model, because whatever minor dimensional deviations were present the loco still 'had it' as a representation of Maunsell's very neat design (or perhaps that should be redesign). Good choice for the upgrade you describe, as Hornby have shown no signs of an all new ...
by Bigmet
Sun May 09, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Brakeman Controller modification
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Brakeman Controller modification

...What I am thinking is a 12V battery (unlimited amps) or a 12V laptop charger (8amps) as a power source... THERE WILL BE NO OVERCURRENT PROTECTION IN THE EVENT OF A SHORT CIRCUIT, AND AS YOU SEEM AWARE A 12v BATTERY CAN PUSH OUT ENOUGH CURRENT TO START A FIRE VERY RAPIDLY, AND THE 8A SUPPLY WON'T...
by Bigmet
Sun May 09, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: vintage controllers VS modern locomotives
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: vintage controllers VS modern locomotives

Cannot tell you anything very useful from the information provided. Do you know that the controller is functioning as it should? What exactly burnt out on the model? Does the motor run normally if given a 12V DC supply from another source? In principle a 12V DC controller will operate a loco with a ...
by Bigmet
Sun May 09, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: How to test a Hornby-Dublo 3 rail loco
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: How to test a Hornby-Dublo 3 rail loco

... A friend was given some trains and asked (as he knows I use the forum) ... how to test to see if they work ... My best advice would be, don't, if the intention is to sell them. I am not 'precious' about model railway items, and he is completely free to do whatever he wants; but I have lost coun...
by Bigmet
Sat May 08, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: BBC NEWS WEBSITE
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: BBC NEWS WEBSITE

The national trainset also getting significant coverage. Not such good news.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-57036247

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