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by 6C
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Sorry, but ... another Bachmann wagon question
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Re: Sorry, but ... another Bachmann wagon question

Thanks once again gents. It's mainly certain PO wagons that I'm still after if I can afford them, but I guess the simplest way forward is to assume before I bid that I'll have to fork out for wheels and couplings. That way, if I don't but I still win the item, I'm quids in :) Are you bothered about...
by 6C
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Would like some help identifying Ks johnson 0-4-0? Peco wagons
Replies: 15
Views: 457

Re: Would like some help identifying Ks johnson 0-4-0? Peco wagons

That's a little belter - used around MR works, Gloucester docks and Staveley (MR) works 8)
by 6C
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Sorry, but ... another Bachmann wagon question
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Re: Sorry, but ... another Bachmann wagon question

On the colour of the inserts - the white one with dark blue box - has many inherited designs from other manufacturers - including the infamous 10ft wheelbase 16t BR minerals (should be 9ft wb) - so no, not a good reference point... :( Broadly speaking the later clear inserts with blue/red box are mu...
by 6C
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Sorry, but ... another Bachmann wagon question
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Re: Sorry, but ... another Bachmann wagon question

Yes - it is not possible to say without knowing the actual model - just ask as somebody on here will have one - or know somebody who does :D
by 6C
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Which size wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: Which size wheels

as said above the 14.1 coach wheels, in prototype form were fitted to 99% of new coach build from 1920 onwards - in solid disc form, but still braked by wooden brake shoes 12.6 wheels in solid disc form - equate (roughly) to the disc wheels used in modern coaching stock - BR Mk2 onward - which are b...
by 6C
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann B1 'Mayflower'
Replies: 12
Views: 252

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: 178

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: 232

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: 232

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: 144

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: 1260

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: 230

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: 517

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: 306

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: 306

Re: Carmel Quarry & Turlough.

Brilliant - thanks Mountain

North Wales re-invented the turlough in June - they were everywhere !!!!

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