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by Loftrail
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Fitting tender pick ups
Replies: 10
Views: 2298

Re: Fitting tender pick ups

Hello to all. Thanks to all that responded to my request for info. I have been away from home for a while so I have not been able to reply. I think that the trackwork is the problem but as the layout is large and my other small 6-coupled locos run without a fuss I have decided to part company with t...
by Loftrail
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Fitting tender pick ups
Replies: 10
Views: 2298

Re: Fitting tender pick ups

Thanks for the reply Peterm. The wheels are insulated as you said. U tube has a video showing how to do this and the man is using a kit, but he doesn't mention the make or anything about it. After trawling the internet I can't get any other info re available kit / parts so for now I'm stuck ! Thanks...
by Loftrail
Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Fitting tender pick ups
Replies: 10
Views: 2298

Fitting tender pick ups

Hello. I need to fit tender pick ups to a Bachmann 3F to cure stuttering problems. I have seen DCC Concepts have pick up springs but I'm sure that I will need other parts. Are there any kits available or do I have to buy bits and try to sort it myself ? Can anyone help. Thanks, Loftrail PS excuse in...
by Loftrail
Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Britannia incident at Weybourne.
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

Re: Britannia incident at Weybourne.

Thanks for the replies. The main thing is that no one was injured, if so we would no doubt heard more about it in the press. From my own experience working for Britsh Rail all the NNR staff involved will be receiving a " please explain form " and in time the public will be told just enough...
by Loftrail
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Britannia incident at Weybourne.
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

Britannia incident at Weybourne.

Hello all,

Doe's anyone know what happened to Britannia at Weybourne on the North Norfolk Railway and is it a problem that can be sorted out readily ?

From what I understand a collision occured but information seems to be sparce.

Loftrail.
by Loftrail
Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: TCS Keep Alive.
Replies: 1
Views: 1468

TCS Keep Alive.

Hello all. I have been reading about the keep alive units that are available to use to improve poor running locos on layouts. I have a Bachmann jinty that is a delight but is notorious for stalling on points despite all the usual adjustments and track cleaning. Not much room inside a small loco when...
by Loftrail
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Which to purchase, D49 or B1 ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2957

Re: Which to purchase, D49 or B1 ?

Hello to all. Is there a service sheet available for the Hornby B1? I have R2999 and I'm having problems with the loco bogie, it derails on points and on inspection I noticed that there is no spring fitted on the screw that connects the pony to its bracket under the front of the loco, so it jumps th...
by Loftrail
Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:14 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Loco stutters and jerks when stopping
Replies: 3
Views: 909

Re: Loco stutters and jerks when stopping

Hi RJ & Bigmet. I reduced CV 55 from 63 down to 60 and the problem was solved ! - smooth stopping no jerking and the loco running beautifully. Using speed step 128 the control over starting and stopping is very good. I am learning all the time about the mysteries of DCC, not sure that I understa...
by Loftrail
Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Loco stutters and jerks when stopping
Replies: 3
Views: 909

Loco stutters and jerks when stopping

Hello. I have a problem with a Bachmann Standard class 5 32-504. The loco runs normaly - smooth acceleration and responsive to commands but on stopping jerks in the direction of travel, just an inch or two but quite fast. She is fitted with a Bachmann 36-553 chip and my contol is a Guagemaster Prodi...
by Loftrail
Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Fitting chip to Bach Jinty or Hornby J94
Replies: 5
Views: 1223

Re: Fitting chip to Bach Jinty or Hornby J94

Thanks for the feedback.

I'm off to a swap/meet on Sunday to see what I can pick up and get this project moving.

Regards, Loftrail
by Loftrail
Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Fitting chip to Bach Jinty or Hornby J94
Replies: 5
Views: 1223

Fitting chip to Bach Jinty or Hornby J94

Hello all. I need a steam 0-6-0 to shunt a yard and I am undecided between a Bach Jinty or a Hornby J94. I once had a factory fitted Bach Jinty that never ran smoothly ( I'm not sure the type of chip fitted but adjustments did not improve running ) but I see that Jinty 32-231 is available with an 8 ...
by Loftrail
Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: A couple of questions with Hornby locos
Replies: 3
Views: 959

Re: A couple of questions with Hornby locos

Hello memyselfandI. I have a Hornby A4 Sparrow Hawk and I am happy with the loco. I have had it from new and fitted a Bach 3 function chip and she runs well. One of the better features of the Hornby range is the fitting of tender pick-ups that ensure smooth running over junctions etc at slow speed. ...
by Loftrail
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Evening Stars train working duties
Replies: 18
Views: 2099

Re: Evening Stars train working duties

Thanks to all who replied to this post. I am trying to establish train types for Evening Star so I can run the loco on my layout with trains that she would have hauled in her BR days. Bike2steams reference to Acton yard with goods is interesting, can you recall the type of wagons etc ? I agree with ...
by Loftrail
Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Evening Stars train working duties
Replies: 18
Views: 2099

Evening Stars train working duties

Hello all.

Can anyone recal the types of trains Evening Star worked during her brief working days when she was a BR loco ?

I know that she worked the S&D on the Pines etc, but was she ever used on frieght or parcel trains or was she only seen on passenger workings.

Loftrail.
by Loftrail
Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:14 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Mini heat shrink gun
Replies: 8
Views: 1929

Re: Mini heat shrink gun

Thanks for the replies,

I have used the soldering iron but I have also seen ads for pocket sized butane powered heat guns and wondered if any of you had tried one and what you thought.

Loftrail.

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