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by Ken Shabby
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: What was your first model train?
Replies: 27
Views: 663

Re: What was your first model train?

In 1976 aged 4, I had the Hornby clockwork set, with the continental style tank engine, 2 basic looking open wagons and a shell tank wagon. The track was a radius one oval which was completely made of plastic, including the rails. There was also a level crossing in red plastic and 2 Minix cars, a An...
by Ken Shabby
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2020 Speculation Thread - 100 years of Hornby
Replies: 29
Views: 1563

Re: Hornby 2020 Speculation Thread - 100 years of Hornby

I've probably suggested a few of these in previous years,
A retooled J83
BR Palvan
1938 tube stock
For the Railroad range,
Bagnall shunter in black Dock Authority livery
Ex Lima 117 DMU, flush glazed and the sides re worked so it no longer has 2 guards vans per set.

Ken
by Ken Shabby
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol 2P tender drive
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: Dapol 2P tender drive

This week I bought a cheap Airfix 4F , which came in at well under £20 including postage. After a test run it took about 20 minutes to fit the tender drive unit into the 2P tender. I fitted the tender wheels from the 2P to the repalcement drive unit, as they were in far better condition to the the o...
by Ken Shabby
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Old Triang wagons
Replies: 22
Views: 2597

Re: Old Triang wagons

I've again started buying up these early metal underframe Triang wagons after enjoying Oscar Paisley's Triang Hornby Youtube channel. In the past I used to change the wheels, and in a few cases I fitted spare Triang wagon bodies to kit built chassiss. Recently I bought some unboxed but near mint mid...
by Ken Shabby
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol 2P tender drive
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: Dapol 2P tender drive

I have 2 Airfix 4Fs and they are both reliable runners, however I do recall one of them had to have a new tender drive unit about 8 years back, because I'd taken the old one apart and had not been able to get it back together :roll: . You'd think I'd of learnt my lesson. Because of this I decided no...
by Ken Shabby
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol 2P tender drive
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Dapol 2P tender drive

I recently bought a very cheap Dapol LMS 2P , which appears to have hardly ever run. I decided to dismantle and service the tender drive motor as it made a screeching noise and I thought that maybe some lubrication was needed. The problem is I can't get to go back together. There are 2 small white c...
by Ken Shabby
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Songs about trains.
Replies: 45
Views: 1594

Re: Songs about trains.

White Room by Cream
"You said no strings could secure you at the station
Platform ticket, restless diesels, goodbye windows
I walked into such a sad time at the station"
by Ken Shabby
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Ideas on second hand coach stock
Replies: 15
Views: 959

Re: Ideas on second hand coach stock

Although the Lima Mk1s are often slated because of their deep window frames and undersize bogies, they are extremely free running. I've just bought 2 Triang Mk1 brake coaches for £3 from a local indoor antique market. I always buy them If I find them cheap (£3-£5) , because they ideal for my son's l...
by Ken Shabby
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How Did You Start In Model Railways.
Replies: 32
Views: 1636

Re: How Did You Start In Model Railways.

I had no interest until I was 8, then one day a mate brought the 1980 Hornby catalogue into school and I was hooked . The next year I received a Airfix 4F for my birthday , which was followed at Christmas by a rack of wagons , a H&M clipper controller (still in use) and a small loop of radius 1 ...
by Ken Shabby
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?
Replies: 15
Views: 1488

Re: New wheels for older Hornby/Triang coaches?

I did a very easy bodge/ fix on a rake of Triang coaches with the split axles and open axle boxes. I just eased the 2 halves of the plastic axle apart and wrapped a tiny sliver of blue tack between the 2 halves to alter the back to back measurements. A little bit of trial and error was needed , but ...
by Ken Shabby
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Impressive Locos Thread (For All Your Impressively Reliable Locos).
Replies: 21
Views: 1403

Re: Impressive Locos Thread (For All Your Impressively Reliable Locos).

A Hornby Schools class Repton , which was a Christmas present from 1984. It ran most days on my childhood layout with it's less than radius 1 curves and never missed a beat. It was put into store between 1989 and 2008, when I brought it back from my parents it ran perfectly straight from the shoe bo...
by Ken Shabby
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Pocketbond Classix
Replies: 7
Views: 675

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: 2718

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: 1488

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 ...

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