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by SRman
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Railroad 'Southern' coaches
Replies: 19
Views: 377

Re: Railroad 'Southern' coaches

I always thought those pseudo-Maunsell coaches seemed to have a passing resemblance to the older LSWR 'ironclad' stock. Again, they are wrong in just about every detail, but I thought it was sufficiently passable to repaint one into Engineering Department red to go with a breakdown train.
by SRman
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Railroad 'Southern' coaches
Replies: 19
Views: 377

Re: Railroad 'Southern' coaches

While the majority of prototype Maunsell coaches had Pullman gangways, as modelled by Hornby on the 'super detail' versions, a few of the real ones had British Standard gangways fitted at one or both ends to match up with inter-regional stock from other railways. That means that the RailRoad coaches...
by SRman
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Train tech signals
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Train tech signals

They can, and do, work without any programming, with the exception of those with 'feathers' (to indicate a route divergence). The red/green (plus yellow if appropriate) will all work automatically as the train passes. I have a few 2-aspect versions and they work fine. I also have a couple with the f...
by SRman
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Class 31 decoder ?
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Class 31 decoder ?

Yes, most Hornby non-sound and TTS locos have 8-pin sockets. The ESU LokSound-fitted locomotives have 21-pin sockets. The super-detailed class 30/31 (again, non-sound) has the 8-pin socket. My early green one has an ESU LokSound with Howes Mirrlees sounds fitted, with the large, bass reflex speaker ...
by SRman
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: OO gauge class 70
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: OO gauge class 70

Bachmann make it in OO and N, and are the only manufacturer that I know of doing class 70s. I have the OO 70 003 model and it is a work of art as a model (extremely ugly as a prototype, IMHO!), I counted something like 43 separate handrails fitted to the OO model, as well as noting the very fine etc...
by SRman
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann/Kernow 4-TC units
Replies: 16
Views: 527

Re: Bachmann/Kernow 4-TC units

The logic functions can activate a circuit with a suitable 'amplifier' - the logic function tells it to turn on and the 'amplifier' on the locomotive/unit's PCB does the rest (a bit like the principle of using a relay, I suppose, but electronically). As such, a Lenz Silver+ 21 decoder (billed as 4-f...
by SRman
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Decals for engineering Dept.
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: Decals for engineering Dept.

You might find something in Cambridge Custom Transfers range. John does quite a few Engineering Department transfers for specific wagon types, so even if there isn't something there for a crane, you may be able to combine bits of transfers to suit.
by SRman
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: TTS speakers
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: TTS speakers

All of the sugar cube speakers I have encountered are rated at 8 ohm impedance, which means they would be entirely suitable for a straight swap with the Hornby one. I intend to try a similar swap in one of my locomotives with TTS sound, when I get around to it (OK, I actually have two round tuits, b...
by SRman
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann/Kernow 4-TC units
Replies: 16
Views: 527

Re: Bachmann/Kernow 4-TC units

Oh yeah! That's the spirit: although I would be nervous of that outdoors. One little leaf that a heavy centre motor loco will brush aside will derail a coach... The same problem encountered at Polmont with the Scotrail DBT, that caused BR to add deflectors and extra ballast weight. I have found (on...
by SRman
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wobbly Bachmann Wagons
Replies: 20
Views: 415

Re: Wobbly Bachmann Wagons

Ahh Yes Mike, The Kadee magnet creep !! Not easy to overcome Geoff T. Ha ha, yes! I struck that a few times when operating an exhibition layout. Demonstrating the way the Kadees work, and trying to do so at realistic speeds, the wagons would uncouple but as soon as the loco drew away (with or witho...
by SRman
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wobbly Bachmann Wagons
Replies: 20
Views: 415

Re: Wobbly Bachmann Wagons

Disagreeing slightly with Geoff T here: if the wheels have a bit of run-out, the back to back measurements can vary as the wheel rotates, thus producing a side to side wobble, as well as potential problems at points and crossings if the run-out is too large. However, having said that, most wheel wob...
by SRman
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Perspex track support
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Perspex track support

I was thinking roughly along TimberSurf's lines, but with a T-section instead of two risers. The vertical leg of the 'T' would be centred under the tracks, below the flat strip, so should be nearly invisible.
by SRman
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Class 08 R3484 - Liveries
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Class 08 R3484 - Liveries

I have a B.R. blue liveried version. Need to sort it as from new it has suffered from motor squeel which makes the thing suddenly run slow. It is caused by vibration. Sometimes a very slight bit of lubrication sorts the issue out, but this one is going to need me to open up the motor and add a spac...
by SRman
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Web Site Articles - Help contribute to the site
Topic: WORKING TRAMS-OO/HO-Cheap!
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: WORKING TRAMS-OO/HO-Cheap!

These can be found cheaply on occasions.

I have also seen double deck conversions using the same trams, with alternate pillars cut out to give larger windows. All in all, useful little models with lots of potential for a modeller with an inventive streak.
by SRman
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Class 08 R3484 - Liveries
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Class 08 R3484 - Liveries

Until very recently, several retailers were selling off the yellow Network Rail version relatively cheaply (around £69 - £70). A quick check just now suggests they may have sold out.

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