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by SRman
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: By Passing DCC
Replies: 4
Views: 48

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: 117

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: 116

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: 116

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: 117

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: 116

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: 26
Views: 3201

Re: oo revival

Yes, they are not the Airfix/Dapol kit. They do resemble some Pola buildings Hornby marketed a long time ago.
by SRman
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: What does the term rebuilt mean
Replies: 19
Views: 319

Re: What does the term rebuilt mean

All drivers have their own favourites, which vary from driver to driver and whilst some may say "everyone in the depot hates the things", there will always be some that like 'em (note the word "have", not "had" as its the same with modern drivers!), so I wouldn't take ...
by SRman
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Hoop top fencing quandry
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Hoop top fencing quandry

If the fencing doesn't have any longer 'legs' to stick into the ground, you can always solder or glue some pins or brass wire at intervals to insert into pre-drilled holes in the ground.
by SRman
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Q1
Replies: 9
Views: 193

Re: Hornby Q1

The lubricator mechanism and linkage is available as a spare from Peter's Spares. However, when one of mine dropped off the pin on the lubricator 'box', I drilled a 0.5mm hole and superglued a piece of brass wire in, slipped the end of the linkage over the wire then bent the end of the wire to retai...
by SRman
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Peckett
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Hornby Peckett

I have had to replace the fragile whistles on two of mine; one got a piece of brass wire turned in a drill chuck using a file, the other got a Markits turned brass item. The Peckett mechanisms seem quite robust and well engineered. They are certainly very smooth and controllable. I refused to be tie...
by SRman
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Rails pricing anomaly on Hornby restaurant coaches
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: Rails pricing anomaly on Hornby restaurant coaches

The £36.50 price was for pre-orders. Fortunately for me, I got my order in a day or two before the price went up.
by SRman
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Pocketbond Classix
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Pocketbond Classix

As a generalisation, I prefer the Pocketbond cars over Oxford Diecast ones, as they mostly exhibit greater finesse, particularly where one can compare similar car models like the Morris Minors in both ranges. The Pocketbond ones used to be around twice the price of Oxfords but many are now reduced a...
by SRman
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anither question
Replies: 20
Views: 355

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: 172

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.

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