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by SRman
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby 6 pin decoder problems
Replies: 10
Views: 154

Re: Hornby 6 pin decoder problems

The newest Bachmann 6-pin decoders are from Zimo, I believe, and are very good. CT Elektronic offer a few variations on the 6-pin theme, including both direct plug in and wired (like the Hornby but much, much, much smaller!). Lenz Silver are very good but a little on the dear side. Zimo are also ver...
by SRman
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby 6 pin decoder problems
Replies: 10
Views: 154

Re: Hornby 6 pin decoder problems

Hornby announced the 6-pin decoders for 2019 to go with the upcoming Ruston 0-4-0 diesel and Peckett 0-6-ST locomotives. If/when I purchase both of those locos, I will be fitting other brands of 6-pin decoders, but at least Hornby have stopped using their annoying proprietary 4-pin interface for new...
by SRman
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Motor Vehicles & Bicycles ETC.
Replies: 16
Views: 220

Re: Motor Vehicles.

I did a quick search but the only model I can find is the one in your posted image.

You could ask a Cornish shop like Kernow Model Railways if they know of anything like it, though.
by SRman
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Motor Vehicles & Bicycles ETC.
Replies: 16
Views: 220

Re: Motor Vehicles.

The Bedford 'O' series isn't available ready to go in OO, as far as I know. there were some similarly styled Austin K2s and Ford Thames ET6s available from the Pocketbond Classix series that may still be available, although not manufactured any more. Otherwise, you'll have to go for kits of the Bedf...
by SRman
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: Hattons P class bluebell
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Hattons P class bluebell

Rails of Sheffield also stock the Hatton's P class, but Bluebell is listed as "On Order".
by SRman
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Motor Vehicles & Bicycles ETC.
Replies: 16
Views: 220

Re: Motor Vehicles.

I hope you don't mind me correcting you, Mountain, but Triang/Hornby never had a Triumph 1300; they did have a Triumph 2000, a much larger vehicle that also pre-dated the 1300. There were many other cars in the Minix range that respond well to a bit of painting and detailing, most of which were used...
by SRman
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Carriage etc colour scemes
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Carriage etc colour scemes

As Crimson, and crimson and cream, were standard liveries for coaching stock from around 1950 (or possibly slightly earlier) until 1956, and persisted in service until approximately 1963 for the last stragglers, the parcels car would certainly have run alongside such stock. There could also have bee...
by SRman
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Old Triang Princess Royal
Replies: 11
Views: 214

Re: Old Triang Princess Royal

I definitely have some of those wheels (I never throw anything out!), but I am in Australia, so postage may cost a bit more. Let me know if no one else is able to help. Hopefully glencairn's ones will do the trick.
by SRman
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Brake Tender For Diesel Locomotives
Replies: 8
Views: 304

Re: Brake Tender For Diesel Locomotives

There are resin models of these out there somewhere, too. Tony Also white metal kits from Genesis Models, with a couple of different designs. This one is basically the same design as the magazine one, but I also have one of the girder-based type to build. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4332/3594057...
by SRman
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Autofrog
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: DCC Autofrog

I am using the Gaugemaster ones, which have worked well for me, apart from initial problems with two - one I hadn't connected one of the feed wires properly from the DCC bus, the other actually turned out to be a faulty unit, and would only switch one polarity (i.e. one side of the point). I bought ...
by SRman
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Autofrog
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: DCC Autofrog

Answering the original question: yes, you would require two autofrog switchers, one for each frog. While Peterm is correct about the momentary shorting, it is so quick it does not upset the DCC system itself.
by SRman
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Nickel silver track?
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Nickel silver track?

All of the nickel-silver track I know of is solid through.
by SRman
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Fordhampton Nursery
Replies: 13
Views: 361

Re: Fordhampton Nursery

It does look very promising, and I can see where it is going.

It is nice to see the kit 'in the flesh' rather than just as a box illustration, which doesn't really show us how good (or bad) the kit is.
by SRman
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Class 40 Conversion - Lima/Hornby Railroad
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Class 40 Conversion - Lima/Hornby Railroad

I second what Bigmet has suggested. The newer Hornby Railroad chassis/motor will certainly give smoother running, but will need a fair bit of weight added to give decent traction, whereas the older Bachmann chassis will also give smooth running but has more chance of pulling the walls down! :D
by SRman
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Ready made roads?
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: Ready made roads?

allan wrote:https://www.eurorailhobbies.com/products.asp?mn=13&ca=40&sc=HO

Gottabe careful of the continental stuff - the roads are a bit narrower than British, and the cars are always on the wrong side..,



I dunno; is it possible to have narrower roads than British ones? ;) :evil:

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