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by SRman
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Australian Hobby Shops.
Replies: 11
Views: 134

Re: Australian Hobby Shops.

When I lived in Melbourne 30 years ago the situation was fine Model Dockyard and Hearns Hobbies carried a decent range of model railway equipment, living in Mornington I used to buy models from Train World who I always thought were a tad expensive, going back further to the late 1960s and 70s every...
by SRman
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Australian Hobby Shops.
Replies: 11
Views: 134

Re: Australian Hobby Shops.

One of the main problems Aussie model shops have had to contend with until very recent times was the wholesalers. Bach in the UK, Hornby and Bachmann were their own wholesalers, selling directly to the retailers, whereas here in Oz, the retailers had to deal with the middle men - middle men who more...
by SRman
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 39-525A SR PLV luggage van 1061
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: 39-525A SR PLV luggage van 1061

If you haven't already done the maths, 35' 10" translates to 143mm in OO.
by SRman
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 39-525A SR PLV luggage van 1061
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: 39-525A SR PLV luggage van 1061

I measured two PMVs and a CCT from Bachmann and all were 142mm over the buffers. That also matched a Parkside kit I built.
by SRman
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Detratched wire on old Triang 0-4-0
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Detratched wire on old Triang 0-4-0

I think it was only the two locos mentioned: the 0-4-0T and 'Lord Westwood'.
by SRman
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern Railway loco question
Replies: 15
Views: 280

Re: Southern Railway loco question

Oops, I almost forgot: only unrebuilt WC/BoB locomotives should be used - rebuilt ones were just a little heavier, putting the axle loads over the limits for most of the branches.
by SRman
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Detratched wire on old Triang 0-4-0
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Detratched wire on old Triang 0-4-0

That wire should be connected directly to the pickup strips on the locomotive's baseplate. I would suggest putting a completely new length of wire in its place. Undo the two screws holding the baseplate on, then solder the new wire to the contact for the pickups, feed the wire back up through the ch...
by SRman
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern Railway loco question
Replies: 15
Views: 280

Re: Southern Railway loco question

As far as i know the P class , USA tank and the yet to arrive B4 were purely for shunting and freight work, and I think other than the Hayling island branch this goes for Terriers as well. For a S.R branch line which used push pull stock it has to be either a M7, H class or 02 tank. For non push pu...
by SRman
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: How trains run around curves
Replies: 31
Views: 425

Re: How trains run around curves

On a curve wouldn't the outside wheels have further to travel than the inside wheels? With the wheels and axle as one unit, wouldn't one of the wheels have to give as they would be travelling two different distances? ps. on cars we have a diff. The outside wheel does have further to travel, and the...
by SRman
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: How trains run around curves
Replies: 31
Views: 425

Re: How trains run around curves

Real railway rails do have a slight inward angle. Standard gauge used to be 4' 8" and broad gauge used to be dead on 7'. As speeds increased, to help trains on corners an extra half inch was needed in the gauge width, so this is where we get the odd measurement of 4'8½" from. Broad gauge ...
by SRman
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: HORNBY CLASS 60 TTS DECODER
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: HORNBY CLASS 60 TTS DECODER

Not having heard the TTS version of the class 60, I can only say that it shouldn't sound like a class 58.

I have an earlier Hornby class 60 with factory sound on an ESU LokSound decoder, and it sounds absolutely nothing like the class 58 sounds I have from Howes, also on an ESU LokSound decoder.
by SRman
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern Railway coach question
Replies: 11
Views: 225

Re: Southern Railway coach question

As referred to above, the Hornby ex-LSWR brake coach would look good but probably wouldn't have been attached to a P in reality. Having said that, that was the first coach I thought of too. A Maunsell brake composite (R4318/A/B/C) in lined olive green would be appropriate, if you can actually find o...
by SRman
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby B12/3
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Hornby B12/3

The original Triang B12/3 was my first "big" engine, many, many moons ago. This new one doesn't fit into my scheme of things at all, but I am still sorely tempted to get one. I have resisted so far. :D As for the S15, I have two, although the one I weathered and fitted with YouChoos sound ...
by SRman
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sound fitted Diesels
Replies: 18
Views: 302

Re: Sound fitted Diesels

I am into sound in a fairly big way, but I tend to only have one or two sounds running at any one time. Tickover sounds vary in quality. I have a Howes class 50 which is a little "thin" at the top end, but I could listen to the idle all day. There are others whose idel sounds would drive m...
by SRman
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby DCC fitted
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Hornby DCC fitted

While I haven't exactly had problems with Hornby decoders, apart from a couple burning out, they aren't particularly good decoders, with a limited current-handling abilities and no overload protection, plus only a limited range of CVs that can be adjusted. I have a few still in use as function-only ...

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