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by Ken Shabby
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Pocketbond Classix
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Pocketbond Classix

I've got a few of them and have to say I really like them. The Austin A40 and Mk1 Consul & Zephyr are my favourites.
I don't think they've released any new models since the Triumph Herald/Vitesse , which must be nearly 5 years ago.

Ken
by Ken Shabby
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: If you were a model railway manufacturer, what would you make?
Replies: 61
Views: 1090

Re: If you were a model railway manufacturer, what would you make?

A reasonably priced generic tank engine with a 0-6-0 chassis, which would be cheap and robust enough. for a child to play with and have small enough wheels so that It could. be modified and. detailed into a convincing industrial loco or actual prototype of a small loco. Also. some matching . pregrou...
by Ken Shabby
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Lima can motor locos
Replies: 13
Views: 904

Re: Lima can motor locos

The Class 20 was the only Lima loco I've owned which I had real trouble with. I bought a boxed and never used example about 5 years back and It ran very poorly, however I know now It probably only needed lubrication as It had sat in it's box for over 15 years. I sold it in bits for a fair price and ...
by Ken Shabby
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Ken's workbench Triang Hornby Mk1s
Replies: 8
Views: 1528

Re: Ken's workbench Triang Hornby Mk1s

Hi Kev, Sorry I've only just read your post . I have cut up some Clerestory coaches in the past, although not to lengthen them. instead I did quite a common conversion and cut windows in the end to produce a pre grouping Southern push pull set. To do this I very carefully cut the coach end out so I ...
by Ken Shabby
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern Railway loco question
Replies: 15
Views: 404

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 pul...
by Ken Shabby
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Lord Nelson, 31-409 brakerods
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Bachmann Lord Nelson, 31-409 brakerods

I know the Bachmann Lord Nelson has a split chassis and there's currently no plans for Bachmann to release it with a new chassis, but I quite fancy getting one. Are they more robust than the old Mainline split chassis locos ? I recall Bachmann selling replacement chassis's a few year back, so I gues...
by Ken Shabby
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Tender drive A4 problems
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Tender drive A4 problems

Gentlemen, thank you. It was indeed being caused by too much lubricant and gunge in the axle cut outs. It was a 5 minute job to remove the plastic plate off the bottom of the loco chassis and clean them out with a cotton bud and some lighter fluid. She's now running very smoothly indeed. This was th...
by Ken Shabby
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Tender drive A4 problems
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Tender drive A4 problems

A few weeks back I bought a cheap tender drive Mallard in B.R livery. This was the loco I really wanted back in 1980 , and now I finally have one. At first the loco ran poorly with the loco wheels locking up and being pushed along by the ringfield in the tender, but this was easily put right by lubr...
by Ken Shabby
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Easy fix for Lima diesels with loose body shells
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Easy fix for Lima diesels with loose body shells

I have 3 Lima locos where the body shells were loose which made them difficult to handle. One was a Class 37 with a very smart green Triang body shell, the other 2 were both Class 33 chassis from the spares box , one with a later Lima body and the other with a Hornby Railroad body. Annoyingly Lima h...
by Ken Shabby
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Peco wagons
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Peco wagons

Thanks Jim, I'll give those Parkside mounts a go.
Ken
by Ken Shabby
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Peco wagons
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Peco wagons

I recently bought a 2nd hand Peco 3 plank wagon in B.R bauxite livery, It's a really nice model but It has no couplings. I've tried fitting some Lima couplings from the scrap box with little success, does anyone know of a tension lock that will fit Peco wagons ?. Most of the 2nd hand Peco wagons I'v...
by Ken Shabby
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Secondhand Prices..
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Secondhand Prices..

The price of 2nd hand stock has gone up a fair bit over the last few years. When I built my son's layout just over four years ago, I bought him a early 80s Hornby Class 37 in mint unboxed condition, Buy it now £15. At the same time I bought him a lot of 3 Hornby Mk2s for £11. These weren't the cheap...
by Ken Shabby
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: BR "blue" is it popular anymore
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: BR "blue" is it popular anymore

I run stock from the early 50's up until the late 80's. The idea being just to change / increase the cars in the station car park and when running the blue stock and try to ignore the enamel signs on the station. "Get that Mk2 Cortina off the forecourt, there's a Schools class in the platform&q...
by Ken Shabby
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyone used the junctionbox.net
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Anyone used the junctionbox.net

I've used them once, about 6 months back when I bought a NSE livery Class 117 which cost about £45.
The unit arrived quickly and runs very well and I'd be happy to buy from them again.

Ken
by Ken Shabby
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Carriage prices are nuts!
Replies: 40
Views: 1038

Re: Carriage prices are nuts!

In the last couple of months I've bought 2 of the Maunsell LSWR coaches and the Bachmann Birdcage set. I mainly model the Southern so these were 'must haves' for me. Having said that they were expensive and although these are models that I could only of dreamt of in my teens when I used to try and c...

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