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by Dad-1
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford Rail offer the J27 NER/LNER/BR 0-6-0
Replies: 44
Views: 3971

Re: Oxford Rail offer the J27 NER/LNER/BR 0-6-0

Hi Bigmet, You can't rely on any wagon tracking with it's coupling on the centre-line ! In particular kit built wagons, discrepancies can easily occur. It's something I'm always checking because if you use Kadees in NEM pockets small miss-alignments cause havoc with the delicate balances of springs ...
by Dad-1
Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford Rail offer the J27 NER/LNER/BR 0-6-0
Replies: 44
Views: 3971

Re: Oxford Rail offer the J27 NER/LNER/BR 0-6-0

Ahh the incline ! With a curve, always a sticking point (to motion) I may get away with higher numbers because of my hatred of over ballasting wagons. A simple policy of not adding weight for the sake of it, but adding where needed. I have quite a few wagons that weigh in at under 20 grams, although...
by Dad-1
Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford Rail offer the J27 NER/LNER/BR 0-6-0
Replies: 44
Views: 3971

Re: Oxford Rail offer the J27 NER/LNER/BR 0-6-0

Hi D605Eagle,

How much were you planning to haul ?
I've tended towards longer trains, but wouldn't perhaps expect more than 50
without some additional weight.
Mine pulls 18 - 20 wagons without difficulty, which with my existing fixed layout
is more than enough.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4
Replies: 1476
Views: 291659

Re: Birmingham New Street and Brettell Road in P4

I do like a good pile of clutter.
Must get back and add some more here - A single ply of toilet paper
as sheets of wind blown paper stuck down with varnish to yellow it.
A little envious of you having a friend who's good with a 3D printer !!

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: GWR City Class Killarney - horrible "surging" - Chip recommendations?
Replies: 13
Views: 576

Re: GWR City Class Killarney - horrible "surging" - Chip recommendations?

It's all fixed now, but I recall having a Bachmann 21 pin decoder in a small Bachmann steam loco and it just jerked about, couldn't get it to run. It required two of the BEMF setting changed and If I remember correctly the suggested values were on the Bachmann website - somewhere. I do tend to use Z...
by Dad-1
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Urgent Need for DG Couplers Electro magnet
Replies: 0
Views: 20

Urgent Need for DG Couplers Electro magnet

DG couplers have been around for a while and I
didn't expect any 'supply' problem.

It seems one component part is no longer available so there will be no more
of their electro-magnets being made.
I need one to finish an advanced layout.
Can anyone help ??

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Kytes lights
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Kytes lights

I don't think so Mountain.
Our man lives on the I.O.W. Across the water it may be, but at least you
can see across the Solent (on a good day).

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Kytes lights
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Kytes lights

As an ex-customer I had a note saying he's been rather poorly.
I don't know what it is, or if he'll be back, but wish him well
and hope things get back to normal.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: FALLER ROADWAY - FINALLY WORKING AFTER 4 YEARS
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: FALLER ROADWAY - FINALLY WORKING AFTER 4 YEARS

Hi TEAMYAKIMA,

Very good, moving vehicles a bonus, but linking in with the crossing brilliant.
I think I'll leave this to others. It takes all my concentration to just run the railway.
Then the logistics of more stuff to carry and get working when taking to an exhibition.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sat Sep 11, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Ashbrooke Renewal Project by Whoshotjimmi
Replies: 57
Views: 10476

Re: The Ashbrooke Renewal Project by Whoshotjimmi

OH MY !!
James that is one hell of a development from, errr, 5 years ago !
Do we have to wait another 5 years before we hear/see more ??
Anyway well done, The sheer amount of work there is impressive.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sat Sep 11, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford Rail offer the J27 NER/LNER/BR 0-6-0
Replies: 44
Views: 3971

Re: Oxford Rail offer the J27 NER/LNER/BR 0-6-0

As I'm learning what to do !!

https://youtu.be/3TMgVF5szUA

This MUST be the most economical way to try sound.
It's not easy to drive either, many switches to move
and I often hit the wrong one.

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Sat Sep 11, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford Rail offer the J27 NER/LNER/BR 0-6-0
Replies: 44
Views: 3971

Re: Oxford Rail offer the J27 NER/LNER/BR 0-6-0

Hope you enjoyed Cambridgeshire and the J27 ran well. My two identified problems are :- The soft brass drawbar was deformed where it's very thin around the hole into which the cable tidy snaps. I couldn't seem to undo the screw fully, but was able to move from the close coupling to the long setting....
by Dad-1
Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1262
Views: 151218

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

Weathered, not quite what I was hoping for, but these are still
clean when compared to Paul Bartlett's photographs.

Image

Image

I wonder when the 8 on back order will arrive ?

Geoff T.
by Dad-1
Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford Rail offer the J27 NER/LNER/BR 0-6-0
Replies: 44
Views: 3971

Re: Oxford Rail offer the J27 NER/LNER/BR 0-6-0

Too impatient to do even a visual check before running. Here we have a start from my garage layout station. I have noticed a 'fault' that I'll have to look at carefully. The tender is held up in the air by the draw-bar. Only the last pair of wheels are constantly turning with the middle pair touchin...
by Dad-1
Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford Rail offer the J27 NER/LNER/BR 0-6-0
Replies: 44
Views: 3971

Re: Oxford Rail offer the J27 NER/LNER/BR 0-6-0

Hi Bigmet, Shame I live on the other side of a world - In Dorset. Some of my 500+ could do a few miles on your layout. If I need care they never take your railway stock as part of your savings value, so I may as well spend it now. The PC90 makes up to a nice model, a bit light (Understatement) at 11...

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