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by Mike Parkes
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol 2P tender drive
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Dapol 2P tender drive

The 2P originated with Mainline and none of the commentaries on Airfix GMR I have read make any reference to a 2P. Airfix had planned a 4P Compound but dropped that because of Hornby releasing their own. Other LMS locos Airfix planned to make were a Crab, Black 5 and 8F. Source Ramsay's British Mode...
by Mike Parkes
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann V2
Replies: 10
Views: 1065

Re: Bachmann V2

Bachmann are listing the availability of the J72s as "Check with your retailer" !
by Mike Parkes
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann V2
Replies: 10
Views: 1065

Re: Bachmann V2

Judging by the predicted dates of release for a number of items now showing on Bachmann web site that run through to next Sept they will not appear until October 2020 at the earliest. New tooling's with a released date are - Dec 2019 Breakdown Crane - Jan 2020 24/1 and 158 - Feb 2020 159 - Apr 2020 ...
by Mike Parkes
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Cobalt Point Motors
Replies: 9
Views: 306

Re: Cobalt Point Motors

The Model Centre has a 12 pack Cobalt IPs on ebay equivalent to around £21 each
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DCP-CB12DIP- ... Swq~tZUPZ8
but on their own web site its £18.21 cheaper and pre-order only
by Mike Parkes
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Could somebody explain the difference between couplings?
Replies: 16
Views: 903

Re: Could somebody explain the difference between couplings?

Many overheight Bachmnn NEM mounts on wagons can be lowered by sliding the mount slightly out of its support - a bit of plastic card atop stops its sliding back too high.
by Mike Parkes
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2019 Collectors Club Model
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: Hornby 2019 Collectors Club Model

Its loosely based on a Bagnall loco like 3027 on the Foxfield Railway
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dc-7c/6274647949
I have one of the earlier releases awaiting a narrower running plate and chopping up the body to make it something more OO like than S scale narrow gauge.
by Mike Parkes
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: coupling problem
Replies: 12
Views: 688

Re: coupling problem

The small Airfix coupling did work with metal Triang-Hornby / Hornby tension locks provided only the Airfix hook made the link. The Airfix Volvo bumber Hornby type coupling was quickly replaced by Palitoy once they had acquired Airfix by a smaller coupling akin to those provided by Kader for the res...
by Mike Parkes
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Revell Contacta Professional
Replies: 9
Views: 422

Re: Revell Contacta Professional

Usually I find a length of piano wire of the appropriate size pushed out the tube will clear the blockage. If that does not work the metal tube can usually be pulled off the plastic body. Never tried it but once off the body it should be possible to soak it in a suitable fluid to clear out the block...
by Mike Parkes
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: coupling problem
Replies: 12
Views: 688

Re: coupling problem

I have read somewhere, that Backman-Branchline and Dapol will couple up to Honby wagons without any mod. Please can you confirm, as I am thinking of buying these kits. Ba ch man n make ready to run models not kits, Dapol make both ready to run and kits. There are various other ready to run wagon ma...
by Mike Parkes
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: 4 pin decoders?
Replies: 15
Views: 742

Re: 4 pin decoders?

Hornby at their most luddite. Really this loco should be update with a 6 pin socket now Hornby have accepted they exist even if their own attempt is largely, like their 4 pin decoder, their basic decoder fitted with a different plug
by Mike Parkes
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby J36 Class R 3622 fitting TTS decoder
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: Hornby J36 Class R 3622 fitting TTS decoder

The speaker in Maude was simply held in place by the plastic moulding - I would suspect the clip and screws is something that gets included if used on a different model. The photo in the rmweb posting of the speaker revealed I would take shows the correct orientation of it.
by Mike Parkes
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby J36 Class R 3622 fitting TTS decoder
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: Hornby J36 Class R 3622 fitting TTS decoder

Bob There is a posting on rmweb showing how to remove the decoder from Maude which I followed as I have no other sound locos and the TTS decoder did not give the fine control I prefer. Following it in reverse should do the trick https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/129880-hornby-announ...
by Mike Parkes
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Where's the Hornby R3615 Peckett gone?
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: Where's the Hornby R3615 Peckett gone?

Retailers earlier this year were heavily discounting that loco so I would imagine there are still some to found albeit probably not at those low prices, Model Railways Direct and Rails being two of the hefty discounters who have now sold out. Gaugemaster, Hattons and Hereford for example, all have s...
by Mike Parkes
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How to replace horrible couplings?
Replies: 19
Views: 727

Re: How to replace horrible couplings?

At least buckeye coupling can be found on the real railway (ie coaching stock) whereas tension locks are pure model railway items. I suppose its simply a fact that UK OO models as sold have tension locks so anything else looks odd. The old Triang-Hornby / Hornby metal tension locks were IMO the best...
by Mike Parkes
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How to replace horrible couplings?
Replies: 19
Views: 727

Re: How to replace horrible couplings?

If the original coupler is held by a central screw, the wagon will be a design from the "Mainline" range which found its way to Hornby via Dapol, More a case of Hornby changing how the couplings were fitted; they use to rivet them in place when the couplings were metal but not so clever w...

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