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by Mike Parkes
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Gresley 2-6-2. Help.
Replies: 12
Views: 156

Re: Gresley 2-6-2. Help.

The model was introduced by "I think Palitoy" under the name "Mainline" it may well have been produced by the same people who produced it for Bachman. The Gresley 2-6-2T was first released in 1992 in the Bachmann range and was significant in being Bachmanns first UK loco that ha...
by Mike Parkes
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Bachmann Deltic Headcodes
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: Bachmann Deltic Headcodes

If Bachmann cannot supply you could use these instead
http://www.precisionlabels.com/l41.html
by Mike Parkes
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Rapido new products
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Rapido new products

Ones to wait and see what they look like - not particularly impressed with the bunker joints they have on the Modelrail 16xx
http://www.modelrailoffers.co.uk/p/6553 ... umber-1609
by Mike Parkes
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: loco class??
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: loco class??

The new engines were fitted 1964-1969 so a number of 31s ran in green and over a third had been re-engined before the first rail blue 31 appeared and even then a large number were re-engined without being repainted - the principal visual change being that the exhaust ports on the roof were rotated n...
by Mike Parkes
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby Class 20`s
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Hornby Class 20`s

The Class 20 is a Lima model rather than a Margate designed model.
by Mike Parkes
Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan OO Class 25
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Re: Heljan OO Class 25

The thing that made the Heljan 47 look very wide is the fact the Lima (now Hornby 47) is too narrow. Put against one of the correct width the Heljan one is less over wide and I discovered on mine that could be visbly reduced by shaving flash off the sides of the metal chassis block and reducing the ...
by Mike Parkes
Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan OO Class 25
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Re: Heljan OO Class 25

The lack of the bodywork framing angled across the largest grilles is making me think the forthcoming SLW one is worth waiting for/ the extra £. Its a bit odd given they have included it on the smaller grilles
by Mike Parkes
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Are Hattons buying 'pre owned' off EBay to re sell?
Replies: 31
Views: 1064

Re: Are Hattons buying 'pre owned' off EBay to re sell?

I made a low offer on a Bachmann 9F on ebay with the seller pointing to Hattons price for the equivalent; a couple of week later with the item still unsold at the Hattonish price he was asking for it he came back to me with an offer that was exactly that which I had offered. Hattons are certainly no...
by Mike Parkes
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 136
Views: 160360

Re: BARGAINS!

Bachmann 39-580 OO gauge GWR Hawksworth Auto-Trailer BR Chocolate and Cream Only £44.98 from Derails including free shipping. https://www.derails.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&filter_name=39-580&product_id=2523 Cheapest I've found in stock and only 2 left. Model Railways Direct curr...
by Mike Parkes
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: bachmann J72 (new) issue
Replies: 15
Views: 562

Re: bachmann J72 (new) issue

If its okay on dc then its a decoder issue. Suggest you try a different decoder in it.
by Mike Parkes
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What’s the best starter pack to get
Replies: 25
Views: 626

Re: What’s the best starter pack to get

The comment about two levels might work with the kebangs plans above if the continuous run link is removed, refererncing the last one, the ST240 and ST241 points connected by a ST221 (respectively R613, R612 and R605 in Hornbyese) towards the bottom right which would then give a fair length to gain ...
by Mike Parkes
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Soldering Iron
Replies: 21
Views: 747

Re: Soldering Iron

Would recommend Antex rather than Weller IME
by Mike Parkes
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Coronation class DCC plug.
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Hornby Coronation class DCC plug.

Maintenance sheets, and service sheets, are available on Hornbys web site https://support.hornby.com/hc/en-gb/sections/360004631339-Locomotive-Maintenance-Sheets https://support.hornby.com/hc/en-gb/sections/360004144540-Hornby while most if not all sheets can be found at http://www.lendonsmodelshop....
by Mike Parkes
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Class 08 Spare Parts
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: Class 08 Spare Parts

Certainly try Bachmann first https://www.bachmann.co.uk/page/service-request, while you may find the part at Peters the price is invariably a lot higher; same goes for Hornby spares and a visit to Lendons http://www.lendonsmodelshop.co.uk/ or AC https://acmodelseastleigh.co.uk/ will probably result ...
by Mike Parkes
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Rapido/Model rail 16XX 0-6-0PT sound decoders
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: Rapido/Model rail 16XX 0-6-0PT sound decoders

MIght be worth waiting; Chris Leigh of Model Rai has commented on RMweb that future versions will have the overly prominent tooling joint on the rear of the bunker improved on,

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