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by SRman
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anither question
Replies: 20
Views: 300

Re: Anither question

Good moaning! Hornby themselves improved the Hymek detailing in recent years, including the provision of separate horns instead of moulded lumps on the cab roofs. The latest ones also have their very smooth running 5-pole motor bogie. I detailed an ancient Triang one a few years ago, including separ...
by SRman
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re numbering locos OO gauge
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Re numbering locos OO gauge

ModelMaster Decals, Fox transfers for starters. They do complete renumbering sets too.

There are others as well, one does 3D transfers (for things like smokebox plates and nameplates - but I can't remember their name at present), or Narrow Planet can do etched smokebox number plates.
by SRman
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Converting Hornby tank engines
Replies: 18
Views: 307

Re: Converting Hornby tank engines

Saddle tank can be sprayed black, lettered LMS and given an appropriate number, crew and lamps, etc.. 'Thomas' was originally a Hornby E2, a Billinton designed 0-6-0 for the LB&SCR. It can be improved but will never be a great looker alas. Get shot of that awful face and replace it with a more ...
by SRman
Thu May 31, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: New class 07 model
Replies: 10
Views: 1017

Re: New class 07 model

£105 pre-order price at Rails of Sheffield.
by SRman
Fri May 18, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Triang/Hornby Vintage R.152 Diesel Shunter
Replies: 12
Views: 466

Re: Triang/Hornby Vintage R.152 Diesel Shunter

I did as suggested and also tested on program track where it read ok but as soon as I put it on the track to run the rfailmaster controller started to flash which looks like a short somewhere. It could be the decoder may be strong enough.Iam usingnthe Hornby 8249 I would definitely ditch the Hornby...
by SRman
Thu May 17, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Triang/Hornby Vintage R.152 Diesel Shunter
Replies: 12
Views: 466

Re: Triang/Hornby Vintage R.152 Diesel Shunter

I agree with everything Bigmet has said ... very sound advice.

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by SRman
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Australian Hobby Shops.
Replies: 15
Views: 664

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: 15
Views: 664

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: 239

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: 239

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: 274

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: 388

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: 274

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: 388

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: 569

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...

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