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by SRman
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Zoom Model Railway Talk
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Zoom Model Railway Talk

Hi xyzrus. This sounds like a good initiative, but it would help us if you could state what country you are in, so those in other countries can work out the times.
by SRman
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern Railway tender loco question
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: Southern Railway tender loco question

Cheers SR man. Am I right in assuming that the S15's a decent runner but perhaps not in the same league as the 700? And was the 700 available in SR "olive"? I don't think I've seen it in anything other than BR black! The S15 and 700 locomotives I have are all excellent runners. I saw fit ...
by SRman
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern Railway tender loco question
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: Southern Railway tender loco question

I would echo what Bigmet said. I have three C class locos and two 700s, plus a couple of Hornby's Q1s, and I would rate the 700s as being the best runners and most powerful of these models, although all are very good. I also have two of the S15s and those were supposed to be heavy goods locomotives ...
by SRman
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern Railway carriage question
Replies: 15
Views: 277

Re: Southern Railway carriage question

Yes, that's a good start. That coach was a part of a 3-set, similar to the set just out of shot in my photo above. The two coaches in the photo are to the same style but are 'loose' coaches, making a 5-coach train behind my N. You could always supplement a set of coaches with a parcels van or two, a...
by SRman
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern Railway carriage question
Replies: 15
Views: 277

Re: Southern Railway carriage question

Right, it's all changed. I've finally realised that the way forward for me is to try and put together a 5 or 6 coach train in "olive" green, starting with the R4231 Maunsell 6 compartment brake third which I alread have. But I'm out of my comfort zone here, so what 4 other coaches would m...
by SRman
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern Railway carriage question
Replies: 15
Views: 277

Re: Southern Railway carriage question

As above, Hornby's gangwayed Maunsell coaches were available in lined olive green, and looked very nice indeed (photo below with Bachmann N class in matching SR olive livery). I may well have found a source of three of these, allegedly in good condition, at a price I might be able to stretch to. I ...
by SRman
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern Railway carriage question
Replies: 15
Views: 277

Re: Southern Railway carriage question

As above, Hornby's gangwayed Maunsell coaches were available in lined olive green, and looked very nice indeed (photo below with Bachmann N class in matching SR olive livery). If you are prepared to accept generic coaches, Graham Farish had some gangwayed and non-gangwayed types in lined olive - the...
by SRman
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Suprise Move by Hornby
Replies: 17
Views: 944

Re: Suprise Move by Hornby

Have you got any more pictures from this trip? :D I have quite a few in print form, but I have to scan them into digital form. On the subject of mixing OO and HO, I am guilty of doing this when running some European models. Because the European stock is so much larger than British stock, the physic...
by SRman
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Wiring decoders to older Lima models.
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Wiring decoders to older Lima models.

Having just won two Lima European locomotives from a prominent auction house here in Melbourne, for the princely sum of $AUS129 for both, I now have the job of fitting decoders to each of them. A quick test on the programming track on analogue DC proved both locos ran very nicely (I had reservations...
by SRman
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Suprise Move by Hornby
Replies: 17
Views: 944

Re: Suprise Move by Hornby

The return trip was stirring. We had been delayed by 45 minutes southbound because of the late running northbound Brisbane Limited (was that train ever on time?). Coaling, watering and turning the two locomotives at Casino took a while and our northbound departure with both locos at the front was st...
by SRman
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Suprise Move by Hornby
Replies: 17
Views: 944

Re: Suprise Move by Hornby

I was on that trip too, Pete.

It was interesting contrasting Scotsman loping along while 3801 was cranking away to keep up! :D
by SRman
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Early Diesels and decoders
Replies: 13
Views: 803

Re: Early Diesels and decoders

I have two suggestions: 1. Remove any capacitors on the motors. This can be tricky with the Bachmann can motors as the caps can be hidden at the bottom of the motor. In my experience, there are usually three capacitors in Bachmann's diesel models. 2. Try a different brand of decoder. I have had no p...
by SRman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Wiring decoders to older Lima models.
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Wiring decoders to older Lima models.

Most of my decoders are Lenz LE103XF or LE104XF with the plugs removed, but some were made by Bachmann. I am not sure if Lenz still make them. The present Lenz Standard+ decoders are very good at a reasonable price. Probably a step up from the older types. For use with Lima motors I would strongly ...
by SRman
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Wiring decoders to older Lima models.
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Wiring decoders to older Lima models.

The actual number of pickups doesn't matter as far as wiring the decoder is concerned, as long as all track pickups are separated from the brush feeds, and they are not crossed, which would simply create a dead short. Wires from one side of the loco or unit go to eitehr red or black on the decoder, ...
by SRman
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan - Hymek - headcode boxes
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Heljan - Hymek - headcode boxes

The originals just popped out to allow the headcode prints to be inserted from the front. The easiest way was to push the headcode 'glass' out from behind with a bent paper clip or something simlar, being careful to catch it before it goes int the carpet. I doubt that they have changed to gluing the...

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