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by robb1
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Shuttle service
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Shuttle service

Thanks go to Flashbang, Bufferstop, Mountain & heda for all your ideas, suggestions and advice,
Good Health everyone.
Rob
by robb1
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Shuttle service
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Shuttle service

I'd like to create a small railway diorama in OO for a shop window display. It is to compise an engine and single wagon shuttling from one end of a metre of track to the other end, with a long pause at each end. Can someone give me details of exactly how this can be achieved and what equipment I nee...
by robb1
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Parkside shock-absorbing wagon
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Parkside shock-absorbing wagon

Come the new year I fully intend to assemble my OO Parkside Dundas shock-absorbing open wagon kit. I want to replace the plastic tarpaulin bar with something more substantial. Should I use brass rod and, if so, what diameter would be appropriate?

Thanks in anticipation.
Robb1
by robb1
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Parkside shock-absorbing open wagon kit.
Replies: 3
Views: 616

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: 616

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: 1944

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: 1944

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: 1944

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: 1944

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: 930

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: 930

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: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Hornby Minitrix Spitfire (brushes)
Replies: 4
Views: 1062

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: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Hornby Minitrix Spitfire (brushes)
Replies: 4
Views: 1062

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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