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by sarah
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Sarah's Workshop....
Replies: 97
Views: 9020

Re: Sarah's Workshop....

I managed to get hold of two Oxford Dean Goods chassis, from someone who was going to use the other parts to make something else! The plan was to use one under the Mainline body, and sort out ether a modification to the original tender, or possibly another model (The Tri-ang Lord Of The Isles Tender...
by sarah
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Sarah's Workshop....
Replies: 97
Views: 9020

Dean Goods Comparissons...Mainline and Oxford Models.

The Mainline Railways (Palitoy) "Dean Goods" (1982-1985) compared to the current Oxford Rail "Dean Goods"... The Mainline model has had new, narrow, tension lock couplings fitted in place of the Mainline pattern originals. [url="https://postimg.cc/w12926HT"] https://i....
by sarah
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Oxford Rail Adams Radial Decoder Problem
Replies: 19
Views: 796

Re: Oxford Rail Adams Radial Decoder Problem

Hi Mike.

Thanks....

I do remember it has a small purple wire, like the Gaugemaster (but in theory most if not all ofthe decoders should have a purple wire!)

It is not wrapped, so unless any wrap was removed before it came to me....

I will have to dig it out sometime, and take a piccy! ;)
by sarah
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Oxford Rail Adams Radial Decoder Problem
Replies: 19
Views: 796

Re: Oxford Rail Adams Radial Decoder Problem

A "flat" direct 8 pin just fits....I think mine is a Bachmann issue....but not checked! Bachmann have not sold a direct fit decoder. Thanks for that.... It looks like a Bachmann decoder, in colour, etc... So, it will be another make....but my system doesn't read back CVs, so no use lookin...
by sarah
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Oxford Rail Adams Radial Decoder Problem
Replies: 19
Views: 796

Re: Oxford Rail Adams Radial Decoder Problem

Hornby Magazine December issue has an article on fitting a DCC sound decoder with stay alive to the Oxford Radial Tank... Some useful info in that article, whichever decoder you may end up fitting. I tried a DCC Zen Direct (with remote stay alive) but the decoder was too tall / thick to go in the b...
by sarah
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Hornby Dublo Crane Jacks.
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Hornby Dublo Crane Jacks.

Someone has produced some jacks.... They are possibly 3D Prints, made from some type of resin/ plastic with 'allen key' type socket head screws... Not too bad a price....but look carefully on the listings of the seller, as the same stuff can be offered at different prices or P&P varies! https://...
by sarah
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Sarah's Workshop....
Replies: 97
Views: 9020

Re: Sarah's Workshop....

Thanks....

I have now put up all the photos of 'THOR'.....so far! ;)
by sarah
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Sarah's Workshop....
Replies: 97
Views: 9020

Brush Type 4 Co-Co (Class 47) D1677 'THOR'...

Something I have been working towards for some time now... A model of the Brush Type 4 Co-Co (Class 47) D1677 named 'THOR'... This was actually the second '47' to receive the nameplates August 29th 1966), as the first, D1671 (September 1965), was scrapped after being involved in a fatal accident on ...
by sarah
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Sarah's Workshop....
Replies: 97
Views: 9020

Oxford Rail 6 Wheel 'Toad' Later Plated Version...Modified.

Oxford Rail 6 Wheel 'Toad' Later Plated Version...Modified The Later 'Plated' versions of the Oxford Rail GWR 'Toad' Brakevans have a few small problems.... The plating does not extend to the ends.... The 'rear' window is wrong. (Being apparently based on a preserved Toad with modifications!) There...
by sarah
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Ffrwd Locks. OO WR in North Wales (Wrexham) C1952-1953
Replies: 186
Views: 38641

Re: Ffrwd Locks. OO WR in North Wales (Wrexham) C1952-1953

Hi Geoff. The newer Hornby 0-6-0 chassis with flanged centre drivers, and no traction tyres, has better pick-ups, but they still can require fettling, so that they maintain contact with the wheels as the axles move back and to, especially on curves! The newer chassis has also done away with the spru...
by sarah
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Ffrwd Locks. OO WR in North Wales (Wrexham) C1952-1953
Replies: 186
Views: 38641

Re: Ffrwd Locks. OO WR in North Wales (Wrexham) C1952-1953

I have received a question on why so many Brake Vans....;) Well, there are a few gradients around Ffrwd.... But I intend to run a barke van special as well! ;) There is also quite a large collection of Iron Ore Hoppers....for the Ironworks supply. Bogie Bolsters for steel girders, outwards.... Miner...
by sarah
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Ffrwd Locks. OO WR in North Wales (Wrexham) C1952-1953
Replies: 186
Views: 38641

Re: Ffrwd Locks. OO WR in North Wales (Wrexham) C1952-1953

I found it interesting that the "recent" Hornby "Railroad" GWR Class 2721 0-6-0 PT is much better detailed than the original Hornby Railways issue.... The 2 models. The original issue has been re-painted, etc.... http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/gallery/album_2885/gallery...
by sarah
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Ffrwd Locks. OO WR in North Wales (Wrexham) C1952-1953
Replies: 186
Views: 38641

Re: Ffrwd Locks. OO WR in North Wales (Wrexham) C1952-1953

At last the photos are back!

It has taken ages, partly because one photo hosting site changed the links, so I had to re-re do them!
by sarah
Wed May 30, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Turntable mod
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: Turntable mod

Nice turntable.... I have modified the old Hornby Turntable, using the Dapol (Ex Airfix) GWR type Turntable kit. Funnily enough, those same PECO Girder Bridge Sides can laso be used on the Hornby Turntable....but don't need cutting down in length! ;) Some details here...quite a few posts tell the st...
by sarah
Thu May 17, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Sarah's Workshop....
Replies: 97
Views: 9020

Re: Sarah's Workshop....

Interesting that...

I would really like one of the MR models....but cannot justify the cost so far! :(

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