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by SRman
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll
Replies: 10
Views: 170

Re: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll

I'd love a C2X myself. Put your votes into the poll - if these are already listed then tick them, if not, add them at the end where there is room for requests.
by SRman
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll
Replies: 10
Views: 170

Re: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll

sparkhill wrote:I have my own wishlist which is I wish I had the money to buy what others wish for. :lol:



You and me, both, sparkhill!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by SRman
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll
Replies: 10
Views: 170

Re: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll

Firefly16 wrote:What was the result of last year's poll, please?


Results are in this RMweb thread: https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/139197-results-the-wishlist-poll-2018/ - links to PDF files are in the second post.
by SRman
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 2019 Annual Wishlist Poll
Replies: 10
Views: 170

2019 Annual Wishlist Poll

The 00 Wishlist Poll 2019 The 00 Wishlist Poll runs from 14 October to 2 November at: http://www.rmweb.co.uk The Poll provides railway modellers and collectors with an easy and informed way of indicating to makers and commissioners of 00 ready-to-run models which models they would realistically buy...
by SRman
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 28
Views: 486

Re: Hattons Announces 4 and 6 wheel coaches

I find 6-wheelers run fine if there is sufficient float in the centre axles - sideways and up/down. The oft-mentioned Dapol Stove R has given me no trouble once I Blu-Tacked the end axles into place - there is sufficient resilience in the Blu-Tack to allow a little movement while restricting the tur...
by SRman
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: A couple of questions Re. track
Replies: 19
Views: 502

Re: A couple of questions Re. track

You can have working catch points but as you said earlier, it would really be for show - you don't really want to deliberately derail your stock! On my previous layout I had a dummy catch point, which was simply made up from a few sleeper extensions and a piece of rail filed to blend in to plain tra...
by SRman
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: 4 pin decoders?
Replies: 15
Views: 341

Re: 4 pin decoders?

The metal 'pins' in the blanking plug are retained by small plastic tabs that can be lifted slightly to release the pin -simply pull on the wire loop that's in it already, then de-solder the wire and attach the appropriate decoder wire, then re-insert the pin. the plastic tab should automatically cl...
by SRman
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: 4 pin decoders?
Replies: 15
Views: 341

Re: 4 pin decoders?

Yes, that was me! I used a TCS M1 but I also hooked it into the Hornby 4-pin 'blanking plug' so it could be removed or changed at some time in the future (possibly for sound). Hornby are the only manufacturer doing the 4-pin decoder, but it is still the same decoder they use for the 8-pin installati...
by SRman
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Where's the Hornby R3615 Peckett gone?
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Where's the Hornby R3615 Peckett gone?

A quick search on Google took me to Hornby's website which had this to say: "Sorry the Peckett Works Livery No.560/1893 0-4-0ST - Era 2 is no longer available... We're sorry, the website has sold out of this item and we're not expecting any more stock." See for yourselves at https://www.ho...
by SRman
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: REPLICA RAILWAYS "Low line" powered chassis details & pics.
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: REPLICA RAILWAYS "Low line" powered chassis details & pics.

These have been around for quite a few years. I have used several in kit-built EMUs, including a DC Kits 4 EPB and several Bratchell Models EMUS (2 x class 455 and a 319/1). All of mine have been the 64' length but with different sized wheels to suit the application (14 mm for the EPB, 12 mm for the...
by SRman
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Improving low speed running for shunting
Replies: 16
Views: 382

Re: Improving low speed running for shunting

If you are using DCC, that too can tame a fast running motor right down to an inching crawl. As Minipix said, it will still rely on keeping wheels and pickups clean, and track as flat as possible, whether on DC or DCC.
by SRman
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: ESU loksound 8 pin v4
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: ESU loksound 8 pin v4

Check the speaker wires; it may be playing sounds but you can't hear them because the speaker is not connected.

Failing that, could you try another speaker temporarily attached to the decoder? Are you able to try the decoder and speaker in another locomotive?
by SRman
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: Brake Vans
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Brake Vans

The bogie 'Queen Mary' van is still available from Bachmann in OO, albeit that is a fairly old moulding nowadays. The other van looks like a standard BR 20T van (or maybe an LNER one, as it has shorter footboards) but has had extra panels added as balconies: could that be a modification for the pres...
by SRman
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: UK or Bust 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 1093

Re: UK or Bust 2020

The Britrailpass can be expensive, but there is a big advantage in that you don't have to pay attention to who operates the train you wish to travel on. On my recent trip to England, we got England-only passes as we weren't planning to go into Wales or Scotland, and had (if I remember correctly) 8 s...
by SRman
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 43
Views: 1613

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

It will most probably apply to all of the Bachmann lines, including Branchline (OO), Farish (N), and EFE vehicles in OO and N.

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