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by Mike Parkes
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shoddy Cheap Way Gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Shoddy Cheap Way Gauge

Why not contact Peco
Does it look like this https://peco-uk.com/products/6ft-way-gauge - they are usually around 50p
by Mike Parkes
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Peco Curved Small Radius Unifrog Points!
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: Peco Curved Small Radius Unifrog Points!

Whatever the setrack curved point is overdo a redesign; as Model Rail pointed out in one issue a while back the gauge actually narrows which what causes the problem as wheels try to pass through it. If they sort that out it should be a good seller.
by Mike Parkes
Mon May 18, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: OO Terrier from Rails of Sheffield
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: OO Terrier from Rails of Sheffield

New photo has emerged on another forum showing it does actually have wiper pick ups - the brass bushes are actually bearings and they do not have a split chassis.
by Mike Parkes
Sun May 17, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: OO Terrier from Rails of Sheffield
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: OO Terrier from Rails of Sheffield

Also whether the split axles are reliable (i.e. as used in the old Triang / Hornby Rocket) or less so (Kader production for Mainline, Replica and Bachmann)
by Mike Parkes
Sun May 10, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What? No mention of the Hornby class 66 "Captain Tom Moore ".
Replies: 14
Views: 547

Re: What? No mention of the Hornby class 66 "Captain Tom Moore ".

the Hornby site has a 404 statement on the link for more than a week so I can only assume that they have sold out. :( :( This has just worked for me https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/gbrf-class-66-captain-tom-moore-a-true-british-inspiration.html Would suspect a number of pre orders will get cancelled -...
by Mike Parkes
Mon May 04, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Unusual part number for Hornby
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: Unusual part number for Hornby

Its one of four Oxford Structures in the Hornby 2020 catalogue which the accompanying text says "This range of stunning buildings from Oxford Rail..." so Hornby are not passing them off as there own - if any retailer is listing them as Hornby that is their error. The others are St Catherin...
by Mike Parkes
Sat May 02, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Heljan 00 Class 33 bits sought
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Heljan 00 Class 33 bits sought

Gaugemaster are Heljans spares supplier although it seems to less than simple to navigate the relevant bit of their web site
https://www.gaugemasterretail.com/magen ... ?scale=433
by Mike Parkes
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby or Bachmann model.
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Hornby or Bachmann model.

Where their are straight duplications if the model is going to be handled a lot (fiddle yard, used on an exhibition layout etc) Bachmann models IME are less likely to get damaged or loose parts - too many Hornby models use a very brittle plastic and have far too many small details in plastic when ot...
by Mike Parkes
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCCing Bachmann K3 - problem
Replies: 15
Views: 512

Re: DCCing Bachmann K3 - problem

Are you sure the decoder wasn't damaged originally by the K3 hence the fault reappearing on the other loco. Suggest you need to be 100% certain their are no shorts before trying another decoder.

K3 dcc fitting http://www.bromsgrovemodels.co.uk/bachm ... cinstr.htm
by Mike Parkes
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCCing Bachmann K3 - problem
Replies: 15
Views: 512

Re: DCCing Bachmann K3 - problem

Alternatively and quite easy with 8 pin decoder sockets use a multimeter to check no shorts exist.
by Mike Parkes
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCCing Bachmann K3 - problem
Replies: 15
Views: 512

Re: DCCing Bachmann K3 - problem

A multimeter with a short circuit buzzer in it is invaluable in tracing faults. Difficult to say if its the same issue but I had a pickup to motor direct connection on Standard 4 2-6-0. Turned out both the pick ups and motor connections ran very close to each other in the depths of the chassis as me...
by Mike Parkes
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dismantling a 1438
Replies: 9
Views: 590

Re: Dismantling a 1438

Dapol provided the 14xx with a new chassis which all models of 1438 had so the Hornby service sheet not the Airfix one should be relevant https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/servicesheets/index/download/id/131/ Looks like two screws to remove from the base plate and at a guess if it does not drop off it be...
by Mike Parkes
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Definitions of (G)WR Van terms?
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Re: Definitions of (G)WR Van terms?

And at the end of the day what was available would have to be used so I would take that description as being the minimum sizes of stock to be used.
by Mike Parkes
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Frog Juicers - Light Loco Problem
Replies: 30
Views: 981

Re: Frog Juicers - Light Loco Problem

First thing to check is that those locos have their pick upscorrectly aligned,
by Mike Parkes
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 98
Views: 152891

Re: BARGAINS!

End2end wrote:I searched for a good 2 hours the other night to find the cheapest Peco ST-240 and 241 points.
This was the cheapest seller by far at only £9.45 each. Everywhere else was over £12 upto over £15 each.

£9.50 seems quite common, Rails, Track Shack etc

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