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by robb1
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Parkside shock-absorbing open wagon kit.
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: Parkside shock-absorbing open wagon kit.

Thanks one and all for your helpful tips.
Rob
by robb1
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Parkside shock-absorbing open wagon kit.
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Parkside shock-absorbing open wagon kit.

I picked up an old, secondhand Parkside shock-absorbing open wagon kit at an exhibition and could do with some assembly advice. It is complete except for the plastic rod for the tarpaulin bar, which is missing. I wouldn't be surprised if the original owner of the kit broke this plastic rod while try...
by robb1
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Converting Hornby tank engines
Replies: 18
Views: 1208

Re: Converting Hornby tank engines

Thanks Lysander (et al)

Rob
by robb1
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Converting Hornby tank engines
Replies: 18
Views: 1208

Re: Converting Hornby tank engines

Thanks Tony
by robb1
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Converting Hornby tank engines
Replies: 18
Views: 1208

Re: Converting Hornby tank engines

Thanks to everyone who has come up with suggestions. Please keep ‘em coming, I’m enjoying it and learning a lot from your expertise and innovative ideas. Lysander - I love your E2 conversion. Can I ask where you got your smokebox door and is the paint some form of satin black or is it matt with a sa...
by robb1
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Converting Hornby tank engines
Replies: 18
Views: 1208

Converting Hornby tank engines

Now that the children have grown up I find myself with three Hornby tank engines. I can't find any model numbers but the 0-6-0 is obviously Thomas, the GWR has the number 101 on the cab and the small blue saddle-tank is marked Powergen, Castle Donnington Power Station, I imagine these will be readil...
by robb1
Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Peco turnout radii
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Re: Peco turnout radii

Thanks Jim. Yes you assume correctly that I'd forgotten to mention it's OO.

Thanks again.
Rob
by robb1
Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Peco turnout radii
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Peco turnout radii

Can anyone tell me what the radii are for peco small, medium and large turnouts?

Thanks in anticipation
Rob
by robb1
Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Hornby Minitrix Spitfire (brushes)
Replies: 4
Views: 792

Re: Hornby Minitrix Spitfire (brushes)

My apologies, it's Graham Farish of course. It's just that I've got it in a Hornby Minitrix box
by robb1
Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Hornby Minitrix Spitfire (brushes)
Replies: 4
Views: 792

Hornby Minitrix Spitfire (brushes)

I have a Hornby Minitrix Spitfire Battle of Britain class in generally good condition. It ran but now does not run at all. Other engines run fine on the same track, so it's not a track or power supply problem. I took it apart, cleaned the pick-ups, cleaned the wheels. If I put the chassis on the tra...

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