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by Bigmet
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Piko loco doesn't fit track gauge ?
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Re: Piko loco doesn't fit track gauge ?

...What's bizarre is that the back-to-backs of locomotive bogies are way too big for the track - the wheels basically sit on the outside of the rails! To be honest it looks massive compared with the other wagons/locos I have. The loco came with a German manual that definitely calls it N spur (gauge...
by Bigmet
Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 0-6-0 tender loco - which one?
Replies: 18
Views: 2534

Re: 0-6-0 tender loco - which one?

Time to update this as there are now further good options. Hornby have now released a model of the North British / LNER / BR J36. Drive refinement identical to their J15, appearance excellent. Oxford Rail have the North Eastern Railway / LNER / BR J27 at a very attractive price. Fine drive, (caveat:...
by Bigmet
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Reading a proper book....
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: Reading a proper book....

mdn7 wrote:... old english books on DCC wiring. Thanks... :wink:

Would middle English be acceptable?
Ayn litel boke of DCC. Ye knowe ek, thet inn forme of controlle is chaunge, etc. :wink:
by Bigmet
Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby class 101 DMU
Replies: 12
Views: 1454

Re: Hornby class 101 DMU

I have FOUR Triang Class 101 DMUs all of which have the same directional light-up headcode of "A7", firstly what does this signify and secondly which area of BR?... The letter/numeral headcode on pilot scheme DMU's was A = express (rather slow expresses...) B = stopping passenger (the usu...
by Bigmet
Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Class 66 Cab windows
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: Bachmann Class 66 Cab windows

There's no stupid question, and it's worth asking for other's experience when trying something for new, especially when you cannot find an example online. No idea specific to the Bach 66 cab glazing, other than the adhesive is usually brittle and with care can be broken out. Careful measurement of t...
by Bigmet
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 124
Views: 12252

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

I see the problem..... When I posted that the price was £39999.99, not what it is now. Ah, welcome to 2121... In other news: latest models of the Gresley GNR A1 pacific announced in 2098, still waiting for a container to be shipped to the UK; proposed class 120 DMU will not proceed, measurement tea...
by Bigmet
Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Trix brake van
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: Trix brake van

That's a definite Glasdon, Tilbney and Chatlington Central Junction Union Railway brake van. Ideal for allocation to a light railway, could have been acquired from anywhere.

The free rolling, Trix had that licked using a very slippery polymer for chassis mouldings while in Courtauld's ownership.
by Bigmet
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Rails/Heljan BR 18000 Gas Turbine in 4mm/OO
Replies: 12
Views: 2982

Re: Rails/Heljan BR 18000 Gas Turbine in 4mm/OO

Rails of S. hope to fulfill customer orders shortly, apparently the models have arrived in Denmark and are with Heljan. https://railsofsheffield.com/collections/18000-gas-turbine It appears 'neatly done and distinctly different' in exterior appearance, and with a drive of Heljan's usual twin bogie q...
by Bigmet
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Which point motor
Replies: 10
Views: 118

Re: Which point motor

Why use point motors at all? A rod or bowden cable arrangement to a knob or lever at the board edge will do the job, and can often be accomplished for free or nearly so. That's my preference for any yard that is to be shunted, you have to be present to control the loco(s) and manage the uncoupling a...
by Bigmet
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann V2
Replies: 22
Views: 3510

Re: Bachmann V2

I see that the V2 is now expected to turn up in November. It's going to need some work so instead of the plan to have KX's pet 60800 'Green Arrow' all shiny, I'll go for filth on one of York or Doncaster's allocation, which can conceal some 'adjustments'. Out with the rear cab side window glazing fo...
by Bigmet
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How long do you expect spares to be available?
Replies: 2
Views: 92

How long do you expect spares to be available?

A little laughter escaped recently when I read a posting 'out there' (no name, no pack drill) complaining of no mechanism spares available for a model out of production by the original manufacturer for something like forty years. Other than very standardised items (e.g. couplers, pinpoint wheelsets)...
by Bigmet
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1478
Views: 292717

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

The footbridge will look yet more wonderful when fully finished in 'urban grot'. (I still occasionally end a local train journey at Welwyn North, just to admire and walk across the GNR footbridge, which is of much the same character. Makes a slightly longer stroll home enjoying the viaduct arches ac...
by Bigmet
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 124
Views: 12252

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

I know Hornby are expensive now but WTF!!!!!! 'Where's The Finance' indeed. I think Hornby have now proven that there's sufficient demand for Hornby-Dublo style of presentation of 'big engines' with metal bodies in modest batch sizes, to keep going on this project. I would expect most of the wide f...
by Bigmet
Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Zimo MX600R
Replies: 12
Views: 193

Re: Zimo MX600R

...Peco Streamline Insulfrog points have a shorting problem that is not present on other makes of dead frog points. The Insulfrog frog design makes them unsuitable for DCC use because they cause shorting which is much more disruptive than a brief loss of power... I imagine this problem may have con...
by Bigmet
Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Autism Friendly Exhibitions.
Replies: 9
Views: 185

Re: Autism Friendly Exhibitions.

Anyone tried using noise cancelling headphones?... I gave various specimens a serious trial to enable listening to music while on the many flights my career required. No good, as they generated really unpleasant artefacts; volume 'pumping', unstable stereo image and phasiness, wolf tones, and a low...

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