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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: 214

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: 358

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: 208

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: 358

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: 341

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: 194

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: 194

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: 403

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: 449

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: 449

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...
by Mike Parkes
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Sorry, but ... another Bachmann wagon question
Replies: 10
Views: 553

Re: Sorry, but ... another Bachmann wagon question

The only way to tell is to look at the model - if pictures are unclear ask the seller for more details / pictures. Box inserts can change boxes and wheels and couplings can be changed.
by Mike Parkes
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann B1 'Mayflower'
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: Bachmann B1 'Mayflower'

The service sheet for the split chassis B1 is on Lendons of Cardiff's web site, a useful resource of different makers service sheets etc http://www.lendonsmodelshop.co.uk/?button=button2&servicesheets=none The B1 sheet is http://www.lendonsmodelshop.co.uk/pdf/Bachmann%20OO%20Service%20Sheets/Cla...
by Mike Parkes
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Replacement chassis for Replica Railways 57xx
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Re: Replacement chassis for Replica Railways 57xx

The Bachmann branded split chassis models had a flywheel fitted can motor, but the basics of the chassis remained unaltered. The PetersSpares axles are described as being for the Mainline model Including The Bachmann Pannier so with the batch Kader made for Replica coming between each of those it wo...
by Mike Parkes
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Replacement chassis for Replica Railways 57xx
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Re: Replacement chassis for Replica Railways 57xx

The Replica 57xx used exactly the same tooling as the original Mainline 57xx and the first Bachmann 57xx's
by Mike Parkes
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Replacement chassis for Replica Railways 57xx
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Re: Replacement chassis for Replica Railways 57xx

If its a case of a split axle then Bachmann I understand had, and may well still have, axle centres for you do a DIY repair. http://www.bachmann.co.uk/general-enquiry/ Alternatively you can buy them from Peters Spares https://www.petersspares.com/peters-spares-ps28-mainline-replacement-axle-set-03-p...

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