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by RuffnutThorston
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Pannier crew
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Pannier crew

There are some loco crew figures in the Dapol, (ex Airfix) C002 Railway Workmen set. https://www.dapol.co.uk/shop/model-accessories/self-assembly-oo-kits/c002-railway-workmen-set-of-38-504 This is one figure in one of our Bachmann Panniers... https://i.postimg.cc/QCWvCPMd/DCP15237.jpg
by RuffnutThorston
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Carriages derailing
Replies: 24
Views: 972

Re: Carriages derailing

Yes there are definitely square axel ones that came from China. Are the plastic on metal axle ones old Hornby Dublo ex Wrenn bought back by Hornby from Dapol. What cam from where and where it visited on the way seems to get a little muddled at times. I can remember Dapol issuing a full page article...
by RuffnutThorston
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Carriages derailing
Replies: 24
Views: 972

Re: Carriages derailing

Let's establish just how old these coaches are, the very oldest would be from the days before Triang took over the Hornby range. Each wheelset is a pair of plastic wheels each with half of a hollow axle which slides about on a central metal pin. You definitely need to replace these with new Hornby ...
by RuffnutThorston
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: carbon Black
Replies: 19
Views: 893

Re: carbon Black

There used to be a large plant by the Shropshire Union Canal near Ellesmere Port, in Cheshire. It was Cabot Carbon. Basically, the plant burned oil, and collected the soot, which was Carbon Black. The plant gave off a large amount of heat, some of the pipe work glowed red, and there was a blue haze ...
by RuffnutThorston
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Mystery clockwork loco, help with I.D
Replies: 13
Views: 833

Re: Mystery clockwork loco, help with I.D

That is the first photo of the set that I have seen as well.

There must have been thousands made...but how many survive?
by RuffnutThorston
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Mystery clockwork loco, help with I.D
Replies: 13
Views: 833

Re: Mystery clockwork loco, help with I.D

No, not Playcraft....which was the Jouef model anyway... We had one of these a while ago now, and if I remember correctly, it was a Wells Brimtoy loco... https://www.hornby.com/us-en/forum/mystery-clockwork-loco/?p=1 https://picclick.com/Wells-Brimtoy-Welsotoys-00-Gauge-Clockwork-Train-Set-142709820...
by RuffnutThorston
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: The Big Three is now the Big Four
Replies: 17
Views: 1505

Re: The Big Three is now the Big Four

That’s good to know.

It can be tricky finding some parts like handrails.
by RuffnutThorston
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: The Big Three is now the Big Four
Replies: 17
Views: 1505

Re: The Big Three is now the Big Four

Hi.

You know that the Class 5 is missing the handrail, at least on the pictured side?

These Class 5 locos were usually painted black, and got the name Black 5.

Hornby released this model in a version of LMS “maroon”....
by RuffnutThorston
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Airfix\Dapol Turntable
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Re: Airfix\Dapol Turntable

It is possible to connect the rails on the rotating bridge to the inlet track... The clever bit is making the connexion in such a way as when the turntable bridge is rotated 180 degrees, a short circuit is avoided. Also if wires are used, they can get twisted. Some RTR turntables, such as the older ...
by RuffnutThorston
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Crazy Prices
Replies: 17
Views: 1574

Re: Crazy Prices

A brilliant analogy....Pizza and Frisbee...

I agree... :)

If the package price had been £4.60, it would have been sold, and come home with me instead of watiting for another mug....ooops, I mean customer of course!. ;)
by RuffnutThorston
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Pushing Your Luck on a 1960's/2000's Triang/Hornby Product
Replies: 5
Views: 832

Dapol and Model Land kits...

Hi. I’ve just looked at the earlier thread started by Hornchurch... I thought that it would be better putting this here, rather than resurrecting the older thread... Dapol did acquire some of the Model Land tooling. For a time, they sold some kits under the “Dapol land” name. These kits used pre col...
by RuffnutThorston
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Crazy Prices
Replies: 17
Views: 1574

Re: Model Rail bundle...

Hi all. I posted this elsewhere....7th August... We have just got back from a shopping trip to Sainsbury's. There was a very tempting offer in the magazines section. Model Rail magazine, in a bag with a copy of Britain's Model Trains. The Model Rail magazine is in the front, with a banner on the bag...
by RuffnutThorston
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2020 range EFE J94
Replies: 30
Views: 2374

Re: 2020 range EFE J94

Yes, it seems that the Tri-ang Railways “Rocket“, introduced in 1963, was the first commercial Use of a split chassis design.


http://www.hornbyguide.com/service_sheet_details.asp?sheetid=319
by RuffnutThorston
Sun May 05, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Sarah's Workshop....
Replies: 103
Views: 18705

Re: Sarah's Workshop....

Thanks In fact I have not done much to this loco. Apart from fitting the DCC decoder, changing the couplings, fitting the crew, and the minor colour correction of the reverser, regulator handle, and gauge glasses, the loco is as it came out of the box. I like it, despite knowing that some details ar...

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