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by Bigglesof266
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Another Triang Clerestory conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Another Triang Clerestory conversion

Bloody amazing Tony! I thought I was persevering, but tips me hat to you me 'ole china.

Nice project mate.
by Bigglesof266
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Nothing model railway available as a gift
Replies: 10
Views: 677

Re: Nothing model railway available as a gift

Peterm wrote:Just imagine you've been voted in as the new Government. Renege is so easy. :)


Thanks Pete. My truth in humour laugh for the day. :D :lol:
by Bigglesof266
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby R3839 Standard 2MT 2-6-0 78000
Replies: 17
Views: 854

Re: Hornby R3839 Standard 2MT 2-6-0 78000

Fair crack of the whip. It's a bit unfair to criticise Hornby customer service when they haven't any. :lol:
by Bigglesof266
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby R3839 Standard 2MT 2-6-0 78000
Replies: 17
Views: 854

Re: Hornby R3839 Standard 2MT 2-6-0 78000

Vietnam for a start Albeit not on the scale of China, Vietnam is churning out quality kit, and has been for more than a decade IME of guitars, RC kit etc. They just keep getting better. Another is Indonesia. I'd go with shifts to Vietnam, Indonesia, and India which still has a huge surplus of peon ...
by Bigglesof266
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby, Imperial Airways Set
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: Hornby, Imperial Airways Set

P.S. I didn't note your question re specific accessory coaches responded to elsewhere. If so, comprehension or attention oversight on my part. So to your question. Re a supplementary "Imperial Airway Pullman Coach Pack", or coaches labeled as such, packaged and sold singly specifically int...
by Bigglesof266
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby, Imperial Airways Set
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: Hornby, Imperial Airways Set

I have that train pack. The Pullman coach and T9 loco are recent moulds with NEM couplings. The baggage car, disgustingly but typically Hornby, is the ancient mould with tension locks. Hornby's way of dumping extant stock on unsuspecting customers at the time its replacement new mould baggage car ha...
by Bigglesof266
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Service Oil
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: Service Oil

There are a zillion brands of "sewing machine oil", albeit less varying in constituency. if you're going there, just make sure the one you buy is not a repackaged "3 in 1", or is mineral oil based which may gum over time. The base solvent must be safe for plastic and the acrylic ...
by Bigglesof266
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Service Oil
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: Service Oil

Inox MX3 available in a convenient 60ml needle dropper bottle (not to be confused with MX5 30ml which has PTFE added), if it's available in your country. Here it is available etail on eBay UK, but inc shipping. I've also seen it advertised on Amazon UK, but they're indication currently unavailable ...
by Bigglesof266
Wed May 27, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Mixed Traffic Train Set R1236M (which DCC Chip)
Replies: 15
Views: 1164

Re: Mixed Traffic Train Set R1236M (which DCC Chip)

These use the R7274 decoder. It's the same as the R8249 decoder but it only has a (non standard) 4 pin plug and socket. IDK why Hornby do this?!!!! It's inane. Although more than a decade ago now, I experienced the same nonsense with the Railway Class 08 and 'Jinty' from my Mixed Goods set. The dec...
by Bigglesof266
Tue May 26, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Mixed Traffic Train Set R1236M (which DCC Chip)
Replies: 15
Views: 1164

Re: Mixed Traffic Train Set R1236M (which DCC Chip)

It really is past time that Hornby stopped selling this old tat, which cannot enhance their reputation. This. Seriously, while I comprehend the perception of promise and appeal of the easily sold Mixed Goods DCC bigger pie to those who haven't tasted it -I fell for it myself years ago, Hornby reall...
by Bigglesof266
Mon May 18, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?
Replies: 31
Views: 2772

Re: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?

Thanks Pete. Your experience beats mine. :lol: I still only have a single sound decoder, and it's a Loksound v4 which came preinstalled in my Hornby R3130XS rebuilt Merchant Navy 35023 "Holland-Afrika Line". Only complaint I have had with -or that I noticed as a sound novice back when I bo...
by Bigglesof266
Sun May 17, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?
Replies: 31
Views: 2772

Re: who provides the best DCC steam sounds?

Your experience/opinion. How do Zimo sound decoders compare with Loksound v4 Peterm? I note the Loksound Select are only available from the USA undoubtedly rendering their price prohibitive here thanks to USPS or worse shipping plus GST & insane petrodollar/Swift/Fed distorted exchange rate. Als...
by Bigglesof266
Fri May 15, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Ply Or Chipboard
Replies: 39
Views: 2242

Re: Ply Or Chipboard

In a house move some years ago, we lucked into a property that had a 30 x10 ft unobstructed interior space in a brick outbuilding in the rear garden. Thanks for that comprehensive detailed reply Bigmet. I'm definitely suffering 30ft 'envy'. :lol: Offered me insight and perspective, leaving me with ...
by Bigglesof266
Fri May 15, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Ply Or Chipboard
Replies: 39
Views: 2242

Re: Ply Or Chipboard

Pins or... My first layout, I used track pins. Can't recall now whether they were Peco or Hornby, possibly even a mix. Didn't notice issues but that would have been because I used 12mm chipboard for my baseboard and pre-driled pilot holes (had to the chipboard so hard and dense). Current layout (6mm...
by Bigglesof266
Fri May 15, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Ply Or Chipboard
Replies: 39
Views: 2242

Re: Ply Or Chipboard

Thanks to those who commented on loft locations. Gained a refreshed perspective aptly summed up as seeing the previous viewpoint now being a case of being the grass always looking greener on the other side of the fence. Jury is still out on location my next layout build. Length restriction notwithst...

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