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by Bigmet
Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby E2 0-6-0T
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Re: Hornby E2 0-6-0T

Ken Shabby wrote:...I've seen various 3D printed loco bodies on eBay which can be fitted to ready to run chassis , maybe someone will produce a E2 body...


https://www.shapeways.com/product/UST92 ... arketplace

There's likely more, this was from a quick search.
by Bigmet
Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Accurascal Class 55
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Accurascal Class 55

The problem with this compromise is that often deformations creep into the model, leading to problems for those wanting to fit scale diameter wheels for the more accurate appearance. I will wait and see on Accuracale's announced EE type 3. If that has scale bogies - the same design as used under the...
by Bigmet
Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:28 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: 1950's Triang
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: 1950's Triang

At some point the situation must have arisen that the current production wheels would not run reliably on some existing track, or was the running reliability of Triang's wheels so bad that no one noticed... It was poor, and the same applied to the major competitor, H-D, in my experience. Steam loco...
by Bigmet
Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: While Waiting For The P-Way To Get Their Fingers Out...
Replies: 18
Views: 295

Re: While Waiting For The P-Way To Get Their Fingers Out...

Handsome! I expect the late and lamented Adrian would have been pleased to know that a kit was being constructed by someone that knew them well by experience in service and prepared to get it right. He was a very demanding character and wouldn't settle for second best. Not many know this, but among ...
by Bigmet
Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: 1950's Triang
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: 1950's Triang

Caution regarding the 'back to back gauge'. For current OO wheels this will be 14.5mm. But the old Triang wheels were around 13.5mm b-t-b, because the flange is much thicker. 'Around', because the plastic wheels of wagons and coaches had one wheel free on the axle so it could move a little side to s...
by Bigmet
Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Another wild idea
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Another wild idea

'Snot the same on a screen as compared to a real trainset. In my opinion at least...

Seen many good layouts on my big screen, watch it through the operating sequence once and I am done. Whereas the same good layout in reality will keep me happy operating it 'forever'.
by Bigmet
Mon Jun 27, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: While Waiting For The P-Way To Get Their Fingers Out...
Replies: 18
Views: 295

Re: While Waiting For The P-Way To Get Their Fingers Out...

...My observations ... are based on experience as a guard... One slow speed ride in a goods brake van on a preservation line had me wondering how on earth the railway persuaded rational chaps to ride about in them to earn a living. How easily could older bogie coaches have been repurposed into brak...
by Bigmet
Mon Jun 27, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Another wild idea
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Another wild idea

Many possibilities, as it's 'scenery that moves'. The background from dawn to dusk, airport operation in the distance, ships moving on and off a dock, great smoking steelworks <substitute industry of choice> passengers arriving on a platform, train pulls in front and on departure there are the disem...
by Bigmet
Sun Jun 26, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Accurascal Class 55
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Accurascale Class 55

The pins can be tight, and not being able to grip the sides of the PCB won't help. For removal, what I would do is carefully lever up very slightly from each side at the end of the pin row, alternating a little movement one side, then the other. Patience is everything, you don't want to bend the pin...
by Bigmet
Sun Jun 26, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: 1950's Triang
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: 1950's Triang

...Would it be possible to replace the wheels with older deep flange wheels?... Unless 'someone' is producing the wheels to this pattern - it's a wider tyre as well as a deeper flange that is required - then the most likely source of wheels is from existing old chassis. The simplest path may be to ...
by Bigmet
Sat Jun 25, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: While Waiting For The P-Way To Get Their Fingers Out...
Replies: 18
Views: 295

Re: While Waiting For The P-Way To Get Their Fingers Out...

That's why a pair of rocking W irons were so popular in 4mm for P4, you could have compensation on one wheelset of a wagon, and the brake shoes and any other tackle attqached to them moved with the wheelset. The small gap to allow the movement, between the bottom of the fixed spring buckle and the t...
by Bigmet
Sat Jun 25, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Rapido OO 4-2-2 Stirling
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: Rapido OO 4-2-2 Stirling

The movement on the rails is exceptional, always so lovely to watch. Enjoy! There are good photos of these locos in action on the express work they were designed for: no suggestion of 'gliding along'! An eruption at the chimney top, immediately flattening into a long stream above the train; which ex...
by Bigmet
Fri Jun 24, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: While Waiting For The P-Way To Get Their Fingers Out...
Replies: 18
Views: 295

Re: While Waiting For The P-Way To Get Their Fingers Out...

...I've not gone for the 'compensation' option, the rod provided is that rigid it's difficult to bend with pliers let alone any movement in an axle box... The compemsation rod should act as a pivotted beam, so that as one axlebox moves the other should go in the opposite direction, such that all wh...
by Bigmet
Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:31 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Ex Milk Tank
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: Ex Milk Tank

One option is not to fix anything. Many will remember one such which was abandoned on a siding near KX, and which steadily fell to pieces over the years before removal. Sufficiently far gone that parts of the outer cladding rusted away to reveal the insulation...
by Bigmet
Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:02 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Question regarding replacing older wheels with new.
Replies: 18
Views: 380

Re: Question regarding replacing older wheels with new.

...If you have the old Hornby square axle wheels (marketed under the "silver seal" trade mark) in your rolling stock, Hornby metal replacements are a straight swap and instantly transform the coach or wagon into a lovely smooth running vehicle... Coming a little late to this topic, while ...

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