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by SRman
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: loco class??
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: loco class??

Class 30. They became class 31 when re-engined with English Electric prime movers, although all were re-engined before they could carry the class 30 numbers under TOPS. As built, they had Mirrlees engines of various horsepowers fitted, mostly in the type 2 power range, a few in the type 3 range, and...
by SRman
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Heljan '00' 05 Lighting
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: Heljan '00' 05 Lighting

With my Heljan 05 and 07 diesel shunters, I have altered the lighting to show permanently at both ends. Both locos have one red and one white light at each end, but when shunting in real life, they would show both lights at both ends at the same time (the drivers don't want to be constantly changing...
by SRman
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Push-pull sets
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Push-pull sets

I didn't give examples before, but some sets have motorised vehcles at each end, but also have fairly rigid coupling arrangements so there is no overriding of couplings or buffer locking (where fitted): I have a Bachmann/LT Museum S Stock train of six cars with motored driving vehicles at each end. ...
by SRman
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Push-pull sets
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Push-pull sets

Deleted - accidental duplicate post. :)
by SRman
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Push-pull sets
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Push-pull sets

That can work, but it depends on a few other factors besides having matching locomotives. Carriage weights and coupling types can affect such operations as well, and curve radii also. The prototypes tended to operate with a Driving Van Trailer (DVT) at the other end from the locomotive. Would that b...
by SRman
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Very odd running behaviour from a new EMU
Replies: 14
Views: 373

Re: Very odd running behaviour from a new EMU

Mike Parkes wrote:I would think i would be very unlikely only to have 4 wheel pick up and will have pick up from unpowered bogie as well in common with other Bachmann MUs


I referred to the number of axles, not wheels: that means 4-axle pickup, i.e. from all eight wheels of the powered car.
by SRman
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Very odd running behaviour from a new EMU
Replies: 14
Views: 373

Re: Very odd running behaviour from a new EMU

I think what you will find is that it isn't actually picking up motor power from all 16 axles, and that only the four on the motored car are supplying the power to the motor. The rest are returning power from the lighting to the track, which is how they can have two functions on DCC with only two co...
by SRman
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A little figure 8 layout
Replies: 18
Views: 770

Re: A little figure 8 layout

You have a very good helper. :lol: :lol: :lol: image_2021-01-11_142645.png Our late Toby was actually very good with the trains and genuinely did try to help. When testing that layout out with a larger locomotive (Hogwarts Castle), he sat and watched it going around, but when it derailed he tried t...
by SRman
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A little figure 8 layout
Replies: 18
Views: 770

Re: A little figure 8 layout

Raboliot wrote:I found this figure 8 layout plan:

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I like the look of that plan. When I was designing my 'new' layout, I considered something like this but on a more ambitious scale, but rejected it in the end because I am not confident of doing gradients properly.
by SRman
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: A little figure 8 layout
Replies: 18
Views: 770

Re: A little figure 8 layout

The figure 8 gives you the maximum length of running for the given space, a folded figure 8 even more so. Where space is limited, it is an ideal solution for a continuous run, as opposed to an end-to-end layout. I had some fun a few years back resurrecting an old fibreglass folded figure 8 layout fo...
by SRman
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Hornby Stephenson's Rocket
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: New Hornby Stephenson's Rocket

I am thinking of buying the new Hornby 'R3956 L&MR, Stephenson's Rocket Royal Mail Train Pack due out in September. I missed out on the last one. I'm not up on Spephenson's Rocket variations. What is 'Era 1. Era 2 etc? Based on previous models is it possible to add a digital decoder? Will they ...
by SRman
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Swap cabs
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: Swap cabs

Another possibility would be to swap the whole body if you are after a steam outline loco. Several of Hornby's steam locos shared that chassis - the Jinty and Southern E2 come to mind.
by SRman
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Hornby Third Class Carriages
Replies: 4
Views: 1168

Re: Hornby Third Class Carriages

Peterm wrote:
Wadda ya mean "at present." :lol:



:lol: :lol: :lol:
by SRman
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Hornby Third Class Carriages
Replies: 4
Views: 1168

Re: Hornby Third Class Carriages

After Rails cancelled my pre-order for two of these coaches (due to Hornby refusing to supply), I had to shop around to find any retailers who had not sold out on pre-orders. I found Hampshire Models and Harburn Hobbies had them available, but wasn't convinced that Hampshire Models could supply as t...

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