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by Dad-1
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: 2 x Hornby R8218 14.1mm wheel sets needed
Replies: 11
Views: 44

Re: 2 x Hornby R8218 14.1mm wheel sets needed

Hi whufcfan & E2E, Sorry I'm a bit slow in sorting through things, in the meantime my old buddy whufcfan has sorted you out, which is great. Ahh remembering the weekly trips to MKMRS - was it THAT long ago !! Hope you're well. What I'd found 'so far' is 4 x Gibson, or Romford fine scale plain di...
by Dad-1
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: 2 x Hornby R8218 14.1mm wheel sets needed
Replies: 11
Views: 44

Re: 2 x Hornby R8218 14.1mm wheel sets needed

Hi E2E,

Excuse my ignorance - it's coach stuff !!
I've had a look on-line and all are shown in packets so I can't see exactly What wheels
they are. I have some coach wheels here, No holes, and 2 Holes types.
I might be able to sort you some out.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Ex-Caledonian Railway 'Taunton Brake'
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: Ex-Caledonian Railway 'Taunton Brake'

Hi Lysander,

Imagination first, followed by determination and persistence.
It's only a few bits of plastic and metal I will not let it beat me !!

Oh I so admire your coach conversions !!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: m.levin's layout thread
Replies: 1978
Views: 259367

Re: m.levin's layout thread

Goodness Me Martin,

I'll have to read that later, this is just a flying visit for mail
So I'll have to wait to see what news is in that latest posting.
Good to see you're still fighting the plastic & steel.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: my layout and will my locos run
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: my layout and will my locos run

Hi LukeTrainsPlanes, I don't have a HST so can't confirm. All I can add is that it may have more difficulty on the points, but as you have it just try. Many locomotives that are shown as Minimum 2nd radius will run O.K, although they look a little odd on such tight turns. As to layout designs and av...
by Dad-1
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Stainsacre Lane
Replies: 47
Views: 2202

Re: Stainsacre Lane

Hi Dave

I do like small yard shunting locos, and blue suits them.
Once you would never have believed it, but doesn't that kit built grey 16 tonner look the part.
Those Bacchy ones could do with some dirt & rust on the inside, it's so noticeable that they're
spotlessly clean.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Stainsacre Lane
Replies: 47
Views: 2202

Re: Stainsacre Lane

NOW it comes to life !!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: East Cheltwell
Replies: 356
Views: 59803

Re: East Cheltwell

Nice little set there Eastern, Wheel sets can be a problem. With the 5 plank wagons using some wheel sets foul on the brake shoes and can catch the underfloor reinforcing ribs. Particularly Hornby with their deeper flanges. Couplers, WHEN we can get them again Bachmann Narrow tension-lock in Peco mo...
by Dad-1
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Brand new to this
Replies: 14
Views: 262

Re: Brand new to this

I only started in 2008 and decided then that the option of having more than one locomotive live at a time on tracks that were permanently powered was the way to start, so DCC it was. Never regretted the move. When you have no collection of legacy DC locomotives the additional cost of adding a decode...
by Dad-1
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: On The Cadge - Kadee No.20
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: On The Cadge - Kadee No.20

Shortened slightly, now glued in place and working well.
Problem solved without buying any new couplers.
IF they'd been available I'd have had a packet of #19 & #20

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: On The Cadge - Kadee No.20
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: On The Cadge - Kadee No.20

Thanks glencairn, I'm trying to find a way around without having to buy anything. This idea works, but has extended the Kadee knuckle further out than I wanted. I try to get so buffers almost touch when pushing. Easy to try again. I've drilled a 1.4 mm hole in the side of a NEM pocket. I wanted to s...
by Dad-1
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: On The Cadge - Kadee No.20
Replies: 3
Views: 122

On The Cadge - Kadee No.20

No harm in asking. Has anybody got a spare No.20 extra long NEM Kadee coupler that they can part with ? I've added a decoder to my Hatton's Andrew Barclay, but it's for use on a Kadee fitted layout. The NEM pockets are mounted well back and a No.18 is FAR too short. The shunting layout only needs lo...
by Dad-1
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1216
Views: 125139

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

Derek's 'Bullion' van being tested on St Oval my small garage located oval. https://youtu.be/gRhXJIpwbkM I was surprised the Ratio 5 plank wagons took the strain without derailing, they are VERY light. Most of this stock is kit built, with a few legacy RTR included. Even the first wagon a Ratio coke...
by Dad-1
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Carriages derailing
Replies: 24
Views: 434

Re: Carriages derailing

That sounds like the Back-to-Back setting is too narrow. Being second-hand we have no idea of just how old they may be. The current setting for a measurement between the inner faces on an pair of wheels should be 14.5 mm. You should be able to tease the wheels outwards by holding one still and with ...
by Dad-1
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: I needed a longer headshunt
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: I needed a longer headshunt

Why did you make it short ?
I would have thought you could get another 100 mm before it fouls your
display shelves. Perhaps even hooking onto the shelf edge for stability ?
That would be enough space for 'Katie'.

Trouble stirrer !!
Geoff T.

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