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by SRman
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Toy Or Model? Some Blend Inbetween The Two!
Replies: 16
Views: 626

Re: Toy Or Model? Some Blend Inbetween The Two!

Mountain wrote:What did I miss? :P



Nothing.

Nothing to see here! Move along.

:twisted: :twisted:
by SRman
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Peckett B2 0-6-0 Anyone got one ?
Replies: 11
Views: 548

Re: Hornby Peckett B2 0-6-0 Anyone got one ?

The Peckett's hauling power is good. I have had mine pulling a fairly heavy train of continental stock for a Christmas (in July) train. Other small locos that had no difficuty with this train were a Heljan 1366 pannier tank, and a German BR 89 0-6-0T. A Dapol B4 0-4-0T was too light and just sat spi...
by SRman
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Toy Or Model? Some Blend Inbetween The Two!
Replies: 16
Views: 626

Re: Toy Or Model? Some Blend Inbetween The Two!

The distinction can be blurred. There are highly detailed models, and there are items that are distinctly toy-like, but what happens if one details up a toy-like item to make it more model-like, or conversely, when one paints a detailed model into a fictional or toy-like livery? How do we categorise...
by SRman
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Stephenson Rocket
Replies: 34
Views: 1681

Re: New Stephenson Rocket

I was thinking along those lines. I'm not sure about dismantling it far enough to reach the wires in the locomotive itself. The tender wires are easier.

Another possibility is to add just a little bit of lead discretely underneath both loco and tender.
by SRman
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Stephenson Rocket
Replies: 34
Views: 1681

Re: New Stephenson Rocket

For anyone trying to fit a decoder into the Rocket, my initial attempt with a DCC Concepts 6-pin harnessed decoder failed because the decoder was too big (although it worked well). I tried a Bachmann 36-568 (rebadged Zimo) 6-pin direct plug-in decoder, which also worked well, but, of course, was too...
by SRman
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Trains Stationary!!
Replies: 28
Views: 603

Re: Trains Stationary!!

No. The symbols on the ends of the boxes indicate that the locos are DCC-ready, not DCC-fitted. The numbers indicate the number of pins on the required decoders - in these cases, all have 6-pin sockets. So normally are Bachmann (or GF) locos not DCC fitted? Most are not. As I said, to get ones that...
by SRman
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Trains Stationary!!
Replies: 28
Views: 603

Re: Trains Stationary!!

I would automatically assume from the packaging that all of those locos have DCC on-board. Open one up and take a photo. If the loco does not have a decoder installed it will make a very distinctive sound - a sharp 10khz singing noise. Don't worry too much about leaving a analogue loco on a DCC tra...
by SRman
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Speed and acceleration problem
Replies: 14
Views: 404

Re: Speed and acceleration problem

The gearing on both Bachmann and Hornby 08s is very low and they have heavy flywheels. Simply putting the same settings as the Jinty is not guaranteed to match the different mechanisms. Try entirely different settings, particularly in CVs 3 and 4 for the 08. If you want more rapid acceleration and d...
by SRman
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: NCE Power Cab V Gaugemaster Prodigy.
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: NCE Power Cab V Gaugemaster Prodigy.

I have no experience of the Prodigy, but it is the MRC product rebadged, so details may be more freely available if you look up the MRC product. Both NCE Power Cab and Gaugemaster Prodigy have similar 'hammerhead' shapes which are good for handling, but I think the NCE is a little better ergonomical...
by SRman
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Unidentified Hornby Electric Locomotive
Replies: 20
Views: 620

Re: Unidentified Hornby Electric Locomotive

Blood & custard and maroon coaches are entirely appropriate (the latter not so if you paint the EM2 black). The EM2s in BR service scraped into the blue and grey era too, in green as per your model, or in electric blue or BR blue. You can run mixed rakes of coaches, with blood/custard and maroon...
by SRman
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Scale confusion.
Replies: 23
Views: 509

Re: Scale confusion.

Yeah, wot 'e sed!

Looking at the cab of the crane, it matches up pretty closely in scale to the JCB tractor. I don't think the OP has made any errors as far as scale goes.

As far as the physical size goes, it may have been a misjudgement for the area available.
by SRman
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Unidentified Hornby Electric Locomotive
Replies: 20
Views: 620

Re: Unidentified Hornby Electric Locomotive

Very nice, Tony, once again demonstrating what a good starting point the Triang model is.
by SRman
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Unidentified Hornby Electric Locomotive
Replies: 20
Views: 620

Re: Unidentified Hornby Electric Locomotive

On that basis alone I would happy to make the swap, should it help you out. Certainly, I would benefit myself. Still haven't brought myself to switch it on. I shall PM you for an exchange of addresses, and thank you so much. I've been working on finishing my lock, which has come out fairly well con...
by SRman
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Noisy class 205
Replies: 15
Views: 421

Re: Noisy class 205

I have to agree with Bigmet, although that doesn't mean there isn't the odd bad or faulty mechanism out there. My experience includes Bachmann's 4 CEP (x6), 2 EPB (x5) and MLV (x5) EMUs, 2H DEMU (x3), one newer class 150 DMU (older ones have a different arrangement), two Derby 108s, and a Cravens 10...
by SRman
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Unidentified Hornby Electric Locomotive
Replies: 20
Views: 620

Re: Unidentified Hornby Electric Locomotive

I really must finish my upgrade, it only now awaits flush—glazing and lining. It’s only been waiting for about ten years! Tony I must finish ... well, read "start" instead of "finish" - my EM2 as well, after I finish the L1 project (I painted the wheels yesterday). I want to pai...

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