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by 6C
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Lubrication
Replies: 10
Views: 173

Re: Lubrication

I wouldn't recommend dabbling with anything other than recommended electrical oils - such as those mentioned - the risk of damage makes it just not worth it. Many of the motors I have repaired have had problems due to the wrong lubrication - too much lubrication - too thick a lubrication (lacks visc...
by 6C
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: R2768 parcels van
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: R2768 parcels van

Ah the flying banana parcels van - the early ex-Lima class 20's use a similar arrangement too - foxed me for 20 minutes.. :wink:
by 6C
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 44
Views: 761

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

I just see many people using this as an excuse to bash Bachmann (at least that's the way a lot of the posts read) when in fact it was Hatton's antics that have caused it. Not in a modelling sense - just a business-sense and they probably deserve that on the basis of this move :roll: Hattons in my v...
by 6C
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Buxom barmaid / Pub Landlord needed
Replies: 8
Views: 138

Re: Buxom barmaid / Pub Landlord needed

Preiser - seem to have developed a niche for the shall we say more amusing figures - including nudes and couples en flagrante!!! (at it - that is..) :lol:
by 6C
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: First time model loco buyer, any tips/advice please.
Replies: 17
Views: 481

Re: First time model loco buyer, any tips/advice please.

Hornby's latest Black 5 is the only RTR choice and is excellent - try R2321 r3303 etc

DCC is another matter - many of them are DCC-Ready (DCC socket but no DCC chip).
by 6C
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Carmel Quarry & Turlough.
Replies: 14
Views: 275

Re: Carmel Quarry & Turlough.

Of course... Number 1 rule...leave it as you found it... I doubt there's anybody planning on taking a walk like yours who isn't fully on board with that. The comment arises from conversation yesterday evening with a somewhat irritated old friend, who bears a share in the responsibility for some sig...
by 6C
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Carmel Quarry & Turlough.
Replies: 14
Views: 275

Re: Carmel Quarry & Turlough.

Brilliant - thanks Mountain

North Wales re-invented the turlough in June - they were everywhere !!!!
by 6C
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: How were Old Oak Common's allocation of Standard 2-6-4 tanks used?
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: How were Old Oak Common's allocation of Standard 2-6-4 tanks used?

The WR drivers alledgedly did not even like the St3 2-6-2T - which was deliberately designed partly along the lines of the Prairies of both types - almost as an appeasment..?
by 6C
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: How were Old Oak Common's allocation of Standard 2-6-4 tanks used?
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: How were Old Oak Common's allocation of Standard 2-6-4 tanks used?

I'd be interested if anyone can provide specific confirmation as to their use, as I didn't know that OOC had had them. There were some at other WR sheds in the '60s though, certainly Leamington had the now preserved 80072 and it does seem to have been regarded as a Prairie equivalent. As far as I k...
by 6C
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: How were Old Oak Common's allocation of Standard 2-6-4 tanks used?
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: How were Old Oak Common's allocation of Standard 2-6-4 tanks used?

The possibly disappointing answer is that the ex-LTS standard 4's weren't used by OOC - just stored prior to onward dispersal to other WR sheds - notably in central Wales. Many of the LTS engines ended up at Barry - e.g. 80072. "Barry Scrapyard - the preservation miracle" is an excellent r...
by 6C
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan OO Class 45 release
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: Heljan OO Class 45 release

Excellent - fond memories of these in the late 70's on Liverpool-Newcastle trains and a little later with Mk2 aircon stock on the North Wales Main Line.

Love the blog too 8)
by 6C
Sun May 19, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Small double O layout
Replies: 9
Views: 473

Re: Small double O layout

Agree this can be a fun plan.

I would be tempted to keep adding wagons - so that the last one is just clearing the crossing as the engine at the front arrives :lol:
by 6C
Sun May 05, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Welshpool and Llanfair in 1976.
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Welshpool and Llanfair in 1976.

It's a great place to visit, especially if you are staying locally - as you have the 'bright lights' of Welshpool at one end (well pubs and shops!) and a more relaxed vibe in Llanfair C - with only a couple of excellent pubs and an excellent chippy!!. Llanfair C station itself is worth a visit too -...
by 6C
Sat May 04, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Welshpool and Llanfair in 1976.
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Welshpool and Llanfair in 1976.

Thanks - will be spending a week in Caerinion in the summer - whetted my appetite !!

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