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by SRman
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Improving 'teak' finish
Replies: 21
Views: 469

Re: Improving 'teak' finish

Brilliant!

Now, if I send you mine to do ....

:evil: :lol: :lol:
by SRman
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Class 20
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: Class 20

If there simply isn't space to fit the TTS included speaker, perhaps a sugar cube speaker would fit in the tighter available space. The sound would also probably be improved with one of these. Make sure you get an 8 ohm one to suit the TTS requirements, though - I have heard that using a 4 ohm speak...
by SRman
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Rebuilt merchant navy repair
Replies: 13
Views: 220

Re: Rebuilt merchant navy repair

It's not that difficult to open up the mechanism to get at the gears. Peter's Spares have had the replacement gears and layshaft in stock (not sure if it still is right now). If you have got the body off, there is one screw to remove, holding the top cover for the gear tower, which also acts as the ...
by SRman
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Improving 'teak' finish
Replies: 21
Views: 469

Re: Improving 'teak' finish

Those have come up really nicely, Tony. I was lazy and did mine in the overall brown LT used later in their lives. I do have plans to cut out some end windows on mine, eventually, but that job is not high in my priorities. As I said originally, these Farish coaches are wrong in just about every deta...
by SRman
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Train-Tech products
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Train-Tech products

I have a buffer light, presently working off the track power (DCC), and a few of the sensor signals, which work very well, although they seem to rely on light sensing, which means use in tunnels needs some more thinking on my part - maybe add lights at the signal locations?
by SRman
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: BACHMANN 31-127 30xx 2-8-0 ROD
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: BACHMANN 31-127 30xx 2-8-0 ROD

I don't have one, but a friend does: his runs very well on DCC, smooth, quiet and powerful ... well, quiet when he hasn't turned the sound on (he fitted after-market sound in the tender). His is a figure-8 layout with tight-ish curves and gradients, so is a good test of any locomotive's capabilities...
by SRman
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Class 122 DMU Hauling Coaches
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Class 122 DMU Hauling Coaches

Another reason for retaining couplings on a class 122 is that they could work in multiple with other blue square DMUs, including others of the same class, or sets such as the class 120 mentioned above. I recall a photo of a Cornish branch with a 2-car class 120 (no centre coach) plus a bubble car (c...
by SRman
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Decoders
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: DCC Decoders

That is quite possible, Nobby. As you already know, many of the electronic components and pcbs come from the same factories and get used by several different manufacturers in their assemblies. We see this in computer components too. Even car manufacturers are doing it - several Ford and Mazda models...
by SRman
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: By Passing DCC
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: By Passing DCC

Yes, wot 'e' sed! I had to do something similar when using a Bachmann LMS 3F chassis under my Southern Q class loco with a Wills white metal body and tender. I don't have pickups in the tender so snipped the plug off the four wires, then by trial and error - all wires are black! - I worked out which...
by SRman
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern Region EMU
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Southern Region EMU

Just for fun (please, no one take this seriously), I thought I'd have a go at inserting a couple of coaches into a 2 HAL unit. Then, thinking further, I thought to myself, the last two 4 LAV units were built to the pre-war Bulleid style, with the driving motor coaches being very similar to the 2 HAL...
by SRman
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby r4871 Brighton Belle Coach Pack
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: Hornby r4871 Brighton Belle Coach Pack

Warning: I have just found out that the new coach pack (and the new, matching driving motor cars) have NEM coupling pockets and don't have the multi-pin and socket electrical connections. What this means is that to use the older pullman driving cars, you'll have to rip out the couplings and add NEM ...
by SRman
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby r4871 Brighton Belle Coach Pack
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: Hornby r4871 Brighton Belle Coach Pack

THANKYOU SRman,,,,what about the roof colour ,,I can live with mismatch of numbers etc but would prefere the colours to match ,,,,thanks again Martin ,,,, PS ,,,,,are you the SRman in Australia who bought a merchant navy class off me a couple of years ago :D :D Hi Martin, I am indeed the SRman in O...
by SRman
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern Region EMU
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Southern Region EMU

I agree with RFS: buy another BIL or HAL unit at a bargain price and you should find they run perfectly well together. For the best results, run the two motor ends coupled together, with the driving trailers at the outer ends of the pair. The 4 CEP offered by Martin is a nice unit and probably runs ...
by SRman
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby r4871 Brighton Belle Coach Pack
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: Hornby r4871 Brighton Belle Coach Pack

They aren't entirely suitable for the 1934 set, depending on how much accuracy you want. The catalogue artwork shows the smaller Pullman crest, so that is good, but the 2nd (or 3rd) class car only has "Car No 85", whereas for the 1934 set it should really have a longer panel saying "C...
by SRman
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: oo revival
Replies: 27
Views: 3372

Re: oo revival

Yes, they are not the Airfix/Dapol kit. They do resemble some Pola buildings Hornby marketed a long time ago.

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