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by 6C
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann B1 'Mayflower'
Replies: 8
Views: 110

Re: Bachmann B1 'Mayflower'

Tis a split chassis - ref 31-705 - see:

https://www.hattons.co.uk/11991/bachman ... etail.aspx
by 6C
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dapol coach kits
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Dapol coach kits

Yes - built quite a few Staniers as BR liveried jobs.

They go together well - my only gripe is the plastic wheels - but they are very easily replaced with Hornby 14.1 equivalent steel wheelsets...

Also the pre-coloured coach end should be black and they are not - for my time period
by 6C
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Replacement chassis for Replica Railways 57xx
Replies: 12
Views: 167

Re: Replacement chassis for Replica Railways 57xx

Definitely worth repairing - much superior to the mainline and early Bachmann split chassis IMO - as I have versions of all 3 - with the replica being noisy (from day one) - but mine has survived without major surgery - which is more than I can say about the others..
by 6C
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Lubrication
Replies: 10
Views: 200

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: 128

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: 875

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: 10
Views: 200

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: 492

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: 276

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: 276

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: 291

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: 291

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: 291

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: 499

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)

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