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by Bigmet
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Card kits - which to choose?
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Card kits - which to choose?

Welcome and good choice, nothing to do with Brunel's various broad and vacuous blunderings in that part of the country. I know where Bude is, and how attractive having gone there a few times in the past thanks to relatives thenreasonably nearby, and also recall a long ago OO model which was very fin...
by Bigmet
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout...OO or N gauge
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: New layout...OO or N gauge

How ambitious are you? That's a very small space for OO, even if a fiddle yard can be added while in operation to allow a loco and stock to go off scene and return. But what intrigues is the mention of animation. There were for example confined locations in the steam period where wagons were shunted...
by Bigmet
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Are Hattons buying 'pre owned' off EBay to re sell?
Replies: 31
Views: 1008

Re: Are Hattons buying 'pre owned' off EBay to re sell?

...The problem with EBay is the scalpers who buy up new pre release orders then sell for an inflated price on the platform... But consider that this is only possible if there are customers willing and able to pay those inflated prices. These two go together like eggs and bacon... The economically i...
by Bigmet
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Small 00 carriages
Replies: 18
Views: 1435

Re: Small 00 carriages

Surprised not to see some mention of Hornby's new 'generic' pre-group liveried four and six wheel coaches here, or have I missed a thread on the subject? . (Hattons competing range to appear shortly too.)
by Bigmet
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Airfix class 31 - what size traction tyres fit it?
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Airfix class 31 - what size traction tyres fit it?

Excellent. The wheels came off a s/h purchase made about 35 years ago. I recall it as 'good as new' condition, and it was never run in my ownership on those traction tyred wheels, as they were replaced immediately with the metal wheels from the pick up bogie to make the mechanism suitable for outdoo...
by Bigmet
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New starter Layout 00 Gauge
Replies: 17
Views: 498

Re: New starter Layout 00 Gauge

...That said, 6x4 or 8x4 plans aren't generally a good option for a layout, contrary to what Hornby would have you believe. Lots of people build this sort thing for their first layout, but very few build a second and there are good reasons why... It's a rite of passage, like your first car. Got to ...
by Bigmet
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Bachmann Deltic Headcodes
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: Bachmann Deltic Headcodes

Bachmann can sometimes provide spare parts for bodies, always worth asking.
by Bigmet
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Are Hattons buying 'pre owned' off EBay to re sell?
Replies: 31
Views: 1008

Re: Are Hattons buying 'pre owned' off EBay to re sell?

You know what they say, "A fool and his money are easily parted" there are a lot of fools buying on eBay, or people who want something and will pay almost anything to get it, just because they can ... Of much the same opinion, that's pretty much what quite quickly wrecked Ebay from the pe...
by Bigmet
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: LENZ digital set 01, what's it worth
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: LENZ digital set 01, what's it worth

At the proposed price you'll get a buyer from someone that wants the most bombproof system imaginable to programme and run their DCC locos. Before putting it on sale you might want to ask A&H models (UK Lenz Agent) about the upgrade capability on this system, just in case a potential buyer asks....
by Bigmet
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: The Kampala-Bombo 2ft Narrow Gauge Railway - A Stronach-Dutton Roadrail System
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: The Kampala-Bombo 2ft Narrow Gauge Railway - A Stronach-Dutton Roadrail System

While you are clearly not short of inspiration, have you encountered Douglas Self's Loco Locomotives site? Might be a few more bizarre leads there.
http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/LOCO ... coloco.htm
by Bigmet
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: eddie stobbard dielsel locomotive
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: eddie stobart diesel locomotive

You'll need to search on 'Stobart'. Quite possible there has been more than one model as Dapol have also produced an N gauge 66. Here's a sale of a GF by Bachmann class 66 in the Stobart livery, that hopefully has an accurate catalogue number... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Graham-Farish-N-Gauge-371-3...
by Bigmet
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Crowd funded proposal for EE Gas Turbine 3 in OO
Replies: 32
Views: 4198

Re: Crowd funded proposal for EE Gas Turbine 3 in OO

... from what I saw its a simple (perhaps too simple) screw from the bogie to the frame and to work properly it has to be almost loose. too tight and bad track and the weight will pull the bogie off. Seems pretty easy to bodge a fix though. I solved a similar problem on a Hornby DMU by cutting a sq...
by Bigmet
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Sqealing Ringfield Motors
Replies: 8
Views: 2717

Re: Sqealing Ringfield Motors

Bufferstop wrote:You say the brushes are fine, how can you tell?...

Whether he knows or not, '47fan ' has been silent these past 6 years or thereabouts...
by Bigmet
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Scaling in Four (or More) Dimensions
Replies: 12
Views: 211

Re: Scaling in Four (or More) Dimensions

...Pity any pigeons who perch on your line's telegraph wires then, or are they safe away from the park?... Funny you should mention that. On moving to the present home, my first thoughts model railway were to resume the experiment of OO outdoors, which had been great fun at the previous location. B...
by Bigmet
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Scaling in Four (or More) Dimensions
Replies: 12
Views: 211

Re: Scaling in Four (or More) Dimensions

[ ...I am puzzled by your scaled down costs (1/72)^3 because mine now come out to One dollar and Two dollars respectively... Nothing to worry about. In accordance with the doctrinal position of modern maths, so long as the principles on which the calculation is based are correct, the actual result ...

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