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by Mike Parkes
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Kato unitrack
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Kato unitrack

The screw settings are shown on the card packing.
Re the second question yes - you can alternatively chop off the Kato connectors and wire the points to any suitable switch.
by Mike Parkes
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 329
Views: 129058

Re: BARGAINS!

Not seen much mention if any of Topcashback here - works on the web site referral system the same as adverts and you get a percentage back of your purchase from any web site, subject to certain limitations such as a maximum on the monies refunded and use of discount codes on the web site, linked thr...
by Mike Parkes
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: DCC Sound Deltic
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: DCC Sound Deltic

Whilst Bachmann announced its addition to their range this year it is not currently listed amongst the models being actually being released by them this year on their current availability list (which are largely models announced in the last 3 years) and which currently extends to models scheduled to...
by Mike Parkes
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Suction Vice
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Suction Vice

had no problem with mine - presumably depends on the smoothness of the surface, did find its best to move the lever approximately half way
by Mike Parkes
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Recent changes to RMWeb
Replies: 26
Views: 525

Re: Recent changes to RMWeb

I was hoping they would split topics up - threads on specific loco types are enormous and could be broken up to sub threads Announcement Speculation The prototype Reviews DCC issues Is usually the last two topics that I am interested it - is the model decent and what issues are their fitting a dcc d...
by Mike Parkes
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Lima GWR Parcels Railcar
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: Lima GWR Parcels Railcar

I believe the serial number is L204913. I have tried (and am still trying) to find a technical sheet online but so far without any success. Doubt any existed, after all the majority of UK Lima bogie motive power was pretty much the same mechanically - a motor bogie clipped into the chassis with a w...
by Mike Parkes
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Any hints and tips when using flexi-track?
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: Any hints and tips when using flexi-track?

If using a set of Xuron track cutters its best to cut fractionally overside IME as their is often a burr on the end of the rail that needs filing down. If using a cutting disc in a drill watch that the chuck is not touching the rail otherwise you will get a slight depression created in the rail. An ...
by Mike Parkes
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2019 Catalogue Errors
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Hornby 2019 Catalogue Errors

Something obviously wrong on page 70 - the B17s cannot all be the same length given the different tenders involved. There is also supposed to a NEM symbol next to models with NEM coupling sockets but it only appears for wagons. On the other hand they have used two symbols (old and new versions) next...
by Mike Parkes
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2019 Catalogue Announcement
Replies: 26
Views: 783

Re: 2019 Catalogue Announcement

With the new SECR C class on its way there has been an influx onto eBay of people trying to cash in on the high going rate :lol: Bachmann have released a list of expected release dates this year and the C does not feature, neither do any of the new tooling multiple units (possibly be made this year...
by Mike Parkes
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Gresley 2-6-2-T connecting rod problem
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: Bachmann Gresley 2-6-2-T connecting rod problem

Replacement centre axles may be available from Bachmann (and probably cheaper than Peters Spares). To get to the wheels undo the centre two screws on the underside - if the plastic base plate remains fixed in place it undo the next two screws which hold the pony trucks to the base plate - keep a not...
by Mike Parkes
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2019 Catalogue Announcement
Replies: 26
Views: 783

Re: 2019 Catalogue Announcement

Excellent, how did I miss those? Quite easily, Bachmnn never announce what they are going to make in the next x months, they announce what they are adding to the range which may get produced in the next x months but may not; consequently what actually turns up from them each year is a mixture of mo...
by Mike Parkes
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford Rail N7
Replies: 42
Views: 2891

Re: Oxford Rail N7

Think they are last to be released due to different firebox. I would have thought the sensible thing would have been to do them first. Not necessarily as its probably going to the more popular model - release the GER Grey one first and it get bought by those who must have the new release first rega...
by Mike Parkes
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2019 Catalogue Announcement
Replies: 26
Views: 783

Re: 2019 Catalogue Announcement

The next three locos after the new releases in 2019, see my posting earlier in the thread, (ie for release probably in 2020 ) will presumably be the MR 0-4-4T, 94xx and Class 20/3 on which they are expecting be engineering prototypes by March in the case of the two steam locos and a by summer for th...
by Mike Parkes
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2019 Catalogue Announcement
Replies: 26
Views: 783

Re: 2019 Catalogue Announcement

Hmm. The OO for 2019 is all reliveries of existing models, nothing from newly introduced tooling unless I am very much mistaken. And the 2019 catalogue tends toward reliveries of older tooling too. Where are the quite recent Stanier 'porthole' and Thompson gangwayed coaches in BR maroon? Bachmanns ...
by Mike Parkes
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Dcc switch points
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: Dcc switch points

You either need a point motor with a dcc decoder built into it http://www.gaugemaster.com/item_details.asp?code=GMC-PM20D or a normal point motor connected to an accessory module (numerous on the market including Hornby R8247 https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/accessory-decoder.html) Which normal point mo...

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