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by [qifop]
Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Addleston Models
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Addleston Models

Right sick of reading people moaning on here, thought would add my local shop - Addleston Models (around 15mins from Heathrow). Fantastic Service Prices are about average, though usually just less than RRP but clearly cant match internet box shifters. Website http://www.addlestone-models.co.uk/ Not ...
by [qifop]
Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Hobbycraft Stock Model Railways
Replies: 3
Views: 1514

Re: Hobbycraft Stock Model Railways

Hobbycraft Greenford also have a large selection. Yes slightly more expensive but you pay for the convenience of shopping until 8pm weekdays and being open Sunday.

They don't keep any N so not much use to me but when I was modelling 00 it was handy. Still useful for the odd scenic.
by [qifop]
Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Hattons
Replies: 488
Views: 59384

Re: Hattons

Only guessing but assume they have some computer gremlins, as i have also not received the normal email updates in a timely fashion, but the orders always turn up on time. I had some problems logging in to my account so perhaps the computers are "up the swanny". Ordered some bits, first cl...
by [qifop]
Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dapol Class 66 (new tooling version)
Replies: 45
Views: 5207

Re: Dapol Class 66 (new tooling version)

Where can i find details of this show, not been to any railway shows since i was a teenager, and never seem to find any near here (heathrow).

Cheers
by [qifop]
Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dapol Class 66 (new tooling version)
Replies: 45
Views: 5207

Re: Dapol Class 66 (new tooling version)

I did think about removing it, do they just unclip like wagons do. Never done it on a loco always worried about breaking something. If its going back to the shop for refund I would rather not risk breaking anything. Will check the rails though. As my original thread, to me the questionable wheel doe...
by [qifop]
Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: "not quite perfect" dummy 66
Replies: 14
Views: 1541

Re: "not quite perfect" dummy 66

2nd class 2.99
by [qifop]
Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dapols new HST DCC sound fitted
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Re: Dapols new HST DCC sound fitted

Found this, http://nigelburkin.wordpress.com/2011/03/25/dapol-hst/ Wasnt aware that the virgin livery is being released with one power car with the buffers...? I note these are different running numbers to whats being listed on hattons so perhaps just a pre release one off? Just need them to release...
by [qifop]
Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dapol Class 66 (new tooling version)
Replies: 45
Views: 5207

Re: Dapol Class 66 (new tooling version)

Hi yes, I read that article. My question is though why one wheel on one loco has the problem when no others do. I assume the wheels are just a broader width and not a fault but by design. I have ordered a dummy 66 for a scenic area so if this has conductive wheels will be interesting to see if this ...
by [qifop]
Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dapol Class 66 (new tooling version)
Replies: 45
Views: 5207

Re: Dapol Class 66 (new tooling version)

The model shop assured me they checked this and its correct..... If you look at the pic below that I aquired from google images, in the pink box, the wheel when running straight through is overhanging the rail to the degree it shorts with the left hand rail of the turn out route. http://www.wiringfo...
by [qifop]
Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dapol Class 66 (new tooling version)
Replies: 45
Views: 5207

Re: Dapol Class 66 (new tooling version)

Hi, all 7 sets of points. When running straight through. If they are set to another route (turn off) its ok. It is always the same axel in the same boogie. I know its this as if you run the train over a set of points, as the wheel in question meets the frog you see the spark come off the bottom of t...
by [qifop]
Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: "not quite perfect" dummy 66
Replies: 14
Views: 1541

Re: "not quite perfect" dummy 66

Perfect, just snapped one up. I have a siding with some wagons that i've been looking for a cheap non runner to sit in, this will be just the job!
by [qifop]
Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dapol Class 66 (new tooling version)
Replies: 45
Views: 5207

Re: Dapol Class 66 (new tooling version)

Sorry, I mean, if the train is running straight through the points (not turning off) then it shorts on the one (same) axel. If its turning off the track using the points it does not short. There is no wiring issue. On the basis of that fact its when running straight through the points and not when i...
by [qifop]
Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dapol Class 66 (new tooling version)
Replies: 45
Views: 5207

Re: Dapol Class 66 (new tooling version)

If I buy something I expect it to work to my purpose. Though very valid I do not think relaying the layout due to one loco not running (when all the others work fine) is the answer. Let's remember the radius of the points is not relevant as it shorts when they are not set. If the points are set it a...
by [qifop]
Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dapol Class 66 (new tooling version)
Replies: 45
Views: 5207

Re: Dapol Class 66 (new tooling version)

Arrgh. Exactly the same, if not worse. Now it stalls on bends (4th Radius / ST19 Setrack). It also now struggles to pull 5x mk3 coaches and a DVT more than a couple of inches. Just wheel spins. I have 2x Dapol 153's, 1 Farish 57, 1 Farish 91, 1 Dapol 67. 1 Farish 220, 5x mk3 coaches (have lights so ...
by [qifop]
Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dapol Class 66 (new tooling version)
Replies: 45
Views: 5207

Re: Dapol Class 66 (new tooling version)

Got the loco back from Hattons today, they found no fault with it....

Will test later and let you know the results.......

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