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by SRman
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: TTS speakers
Replies: 3
Views: 51

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: 14
Views: 226

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: 242

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: 242

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: 109

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: 103

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: 8
Views: 391

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: 103

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.
by SRman
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 35-075 Class E4
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: 35-075 Class E4

Ron: the Reading - Redhill - Tonbridge line had all sorts of odd combinations at times. Because of its SECR origins and the fact that it crossed the territories of the LBSC and LSWR, in BR days you could find SECR coaches such as birdcage stock being hauled by locos with origins from the other railw...
by SRman
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Help needed - "Dad can we have bridges and tunnels?" UppyDownyRoundyRoundy Railway
Replies: 21
Views: 433

Re: Help needed - "Dad can we have bridges and tunnels?" UppyDownyRoundyRoundy Railway

That last diagram clarifies things considerably. where there is now a red line coming out from under a purple one, previously it looked like it was a point on the same level (with both tracks having been coloured in green). It all makes sense to me now. :)
by SRman
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Help needed - "Dad can we have bridges and tunnels?" UppyDownyRoundyRoundy Railway
Replies: 21
Views: 433

Re: Help needed - "Dad can we have bridges and tunnels?" UppyDownyRoundyRoundy Railway

The track plan looks interesting, but I can't work out what happens to the low level (yellow ) inner track at the upper right, where the low level and high levels cross over. If the low level one joins the high level track there, the gradient to carry the high level over the next track would be impo...
by SRman
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sound - where does it go?
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Sound - where does it go?

Sound is always a bit subjective, but I have found that the best sounds I have all come from those locos which have the speakers mounted in the fuel tanks between the bogies, or at the top of the bogie towers pointing down through to the track. There are many other factors at play, though, with spea...
by SRman
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sorting Through 00 Gauge Models.
Replies: 30
Views: 479

Re: Sorting Through 00 Gauge Models.

I also use Excel for my stock lists (still working on the rolling stock, but most locomotives are documented). I also include what decoders are installed and how many pins they are (or HW for hard-wired). The next stage is to add values for insurance purposes; fine for current models, but not so eas...
by SRman
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Updating Hornby M7 0-4-4 tank
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Updating Hornby M7 0-4-4 tank

Add to Alexandra's list: False chassis frames over the rear bogie to hide the daylight (I used very thin plastic card on mine, years ago - this could flex a bit when rounding tight curves). Extra coal rails for most of their later lives - easy with plastic sheet and microstrip. There are probably ot...
by SRman
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: class S15 loco
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: class S15 loco

Thanks Bigmet. I haven't opened up the S15s at all, yet, only the tenders to fit DCC decoders (and sound in that first one).

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