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by 6C
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Recent changes to RMWeb
Replies: 26
Views: 525

Re: Recent changes to RMWeb

Unlike this site topics veer off topic within 3 comments usually - so I'll not rejoin - especially as one 'moderator' offered to come up north and "sort me out" - I said fine, but felt I should mention that I was ex-Forces and rejected by the Para's because ~I was too tall and big - funnil...
by 6C
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons Pre-owned - whats your experience?
Replies: 16
Views: 580

Re: Hattons Pre-owned - whats your experience?

Recently had a pre-owned ROD 2-8-0 - described as 'as new' - it is and looks to be unrun - so accurate description certainly. I am also awaiting for spares - 'Class 9F 2-10-0 92166 in BR Black - Pre-owned - noisy runner - worn lining on smoke deflectors - imperfect box' - so will comment on this one...
by 6C
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?
Replies: 15
Views: 460

Re: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?

Some of the Triang and Triang-derived from the 1970's stock had incredibly coarse wheel profiles - such that it was too wide (the wheel profile) to pass through the frog/vee of the points - I remember this particularly on the locos e.g triang hornby Hymek, but also on the stock. Good new you can lik...
by 6C
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: A tender for Smokey Joe
Replies: 20
Views: 672

Re: A tender for Smokey Joe

I used a Hornby Clee Hill - to have the early underframe (wooden) and the shorter wheelbase required - but not 7ft wheelbase as on the drawing plan...!

Then got busy with the razor saw....
by 6C
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Western numbering
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Western numbering

Even (Hush in case RMWEB are spying) Bachmann got a Pannier wrong a few year ago numbering a pannier in the 77xx series (non vacuum braked, round-window) - which sported a 'square windowed' later cab....
by 6C
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Sarah's Workshop....
Replies: 100
Views: 9628

Re: Sarah's Workshop....

ah - the lovely Dean Goods - I have the intermediate Hornby version (renumbered as the last one at Chester) - Oxford's job for me - has the tender as the immediate improvement..
by 6C
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Finally Some Good News RE Coopercraft
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: Finally Some Good News RE Coopercraft

Interesting indeed....
Thanks for the info! 8)
by 6C
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Model stripping
Replies: 14
Views: 626

Re: Model stripping

Tony[/quote] Be very careful with that stuff. I once de-coked a motorcycle exhaust using caustic soda in my mum's garden. It killed a patch of grass which didn't grow back for years - she was not impressed![/quote] Love it - I had a similar reaction when I had serviced and replaced a leaking gearbox...
by 6C
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Quick questions about Ratio re-wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Quick questions about Ratio re-wheels

Thanks again all..

I am inclined to keep it original spec in terms of bogies, but have got in the spares box some Ratio plate bogies that these wagons received late in life. Whatever the decision will take on board all advice - just googling TVR wagons now !
by 6C
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Quick questions about Ratio re-wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Quick questions about Ratio re-wheels

Cheers everyone.....thanks for the steers..
by 6C
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Quick questions about Ratio re-wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Quick questions about Ratio re-wheels

Quick question whilst away from home and workbench.

I have a Ratio 562/5602 TVR-derived bogie bolster - complete with it's plastic wheels.

Do any RTR wheels fit the bogies without modification?

I have spare Dapol and Hornby spoked wheels at home, so I am hoping for a cheap fix!
by 6C
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 979
Views: 51039

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

That kit is a real survivor Geoff, I have one but I think I will buy some more. It is weird that the Dapol 16T mineral was built to the wrong wheelbase when they inherited the old Airfix kit with the correct proportions. Yeh weird indeed, Airfix GMR RTR did have a dodgy 10ft open wagon too - as P13...
by 6C
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Tron's Workbench
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: Tron's Workbench

Good luck - had a ride on the 3-car version - up in Yorkshire Metro land from Wombwell near Barnsley last week - characterful little loud units !
by 6C
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann LBSCR H2 Atlantic release
Replies: 17
Views: 1271

Re: Bachmann LBSCR H2 Atlantic release

GNR C1 Atlantic - also being brought back by Bachmann..
by 6C
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: DIESEL CLASS 20 HEADLIGHT CODES
Replies: 12
Views: 249

Re: DIESEL CLASS 20 HEADLIGHT CODES

Looking at the front of the leading loco - it would be a single lamp on the left-hand side of the buffer-beam - with a diesel with discs the same positioning applies:
J |.__| Mineral or empty wagon train. - the J stands for Class J.

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