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by Dugie Diesel
Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Point motor pain!
Replies: 8
Views: 1941

Point motor pain!

Hi all, im trying to motorise some points on my layout (DC), ive already done 3 which are fine but im having some trouble with the rest. Im using a Hornby basic trainset controller for the 16v power with Hornby levers, im using med radius Peco points and Peco SL-70 motors, they will work fine until ...
by Dugie Diesel
Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyone want a cab ride?
Replies: 11
Views: 1487

Re: Anyone want a cab ride?

What an amazing layout, it felt very realistic travelling along, ill have a look at some of his other video's. Thanks for posting that, 57 x 13 Wow, i can only dream :)
by Dugie Diesel
Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: why the big deal about keeping boxes ??
Replies: 34
Views: 2064

Re: why the big deal about keeping boxes ??

I keep all my boxes, ive just made an house move and the only damage despite taking great care to protect items was with the unboxed stuff, i collect die-cast too. Also i tend to change direction and swap things about every now and then so i can box loco's up safe and sound and put them away for a p...
by Dugie Diesel
Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Class 150 to 150/2 conversion?
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Class 150 to 150/2 conversion?

Hi all, i have a Class 150 in central trains livery but i prefer the look of the 150/2 version with the corridor connection, after looking at a few photos it seems it would be a straight forward conversion to just make up a connection and a suitable door, is that correct or have i missed something o...
by Dugie Diesel
Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How to clean a Lima Class 47 loco?
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Re: How to clean a Lima Class 47 loco?

You might find a video guide on you tube, some very informative railway stuff on there. When i give them a clean i make sure there is no fluff etc in the motor, around gears and axles and the suchlike. I usually clean the wheels with a cotton wool bud dipped in IPA cleaner, i also make sure the bras...
by Dugie Diesel
Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: So im thinking of going DCC, enlighten me please
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: So im thinking of going DCC, enlighten me please

Sorry, i should have added that my budget for the controller will be around 100-130ish. I thought id convert 5 or 6 loco's to start with then do 2 or 3 a month and leave the others static on a siding, of course ive just realised i cant do that doh! Ill have to put some isolating sections in for them...
by Dugie Diesel
Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: So im thinking of going DCC, enlighten me please
Replies: 3
Views: 365

So im thinking of going DCC, enlighten me please

As the title suggests :) Ive got the basic trackwork laid out on my new layout and im seriously considering going dcc, its a 12x10 twin track set up with a couple of stations, a heritage line and sidings, a small TMD shed and a small brewery with sidings. Ive been looking at the Bachmann Dynamis whi...
by Dugie Diesel
Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Model Railway on TV tonight
Replies: 23
Views: 1762

Re: Model Railway on TV tonight

Just got round to watching this, recorded it on the digibox last night. I found it very enjoyable and interesting, would have liked to have seen a little bit on the more modern developments and later manufacturers such as Lima and Bachmann but still a good watch :)
by Dugie Diesel
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Model Railway on TV tonight
Replies: 23
Views: 1762

Re: Model Railway on TV tonight

Thanks for the heads up, unfortunately ive just seen this post (10.30) but im sure it will be repeated so ill keep an eye out :)
by Dugie Diesel
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Car transporter
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Car transporter

brianthesnail96 wrote:Another Retro Rides- er I see :mrgreen:


Ha ha, yep i seem to spend most of my internet time between here and there apart from day dreaming on eBay :D
by Dugie Diesel
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Car transporter
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Car transporter

Apart from model railways my other big love is classic and retro cars, whilst looking at another of my favourite sites i came across this novel way of transporting cars, perhaps not best suited to the British loading gauge tho :D http://whohasthisimagination.com/vert-a-pac-an-unusual-way-to-transpor...
by Dugie Diesel
Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Platform canopy
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Re: Platform canopy

Thanks all. Oddly enough my inspiration was taken from visiting the GCR and the ELR (bury) I fancied something different on this layout but would prefer to kit bash and scratchbuild this time as all my stuff was 'out of the box' on my last layout. Im not too rigid with my area but in my mind its on ...
by Dugie Diesel
Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Platform canopy
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Platform canopy

Im building an island platform on my new layout and im thinking of using the Hornby R514 as a canopy with a repaint and some detailing, weathering etc. Its a twin track line that passes thru a large town and im intending to have the station buildings over the tracks, just wondering what would be on ...
by Dugie Diesel
Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Your experience with buying used locos?
Replies: 51
Views: 3643

Re: Your experience with buying used locos?

Mostly positive for me. Ive bought mainly bachmann and hornby and have had a few repairs to do but i enjoy that, some of them are much better runners than the equivalent out of the box ones. Most attention needed is usually just cleaning and servicing with the odd broken wire that needed soldering o...
by Dugie Diesel
Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2nd radius and modern models?
Replies: 7
Views: 1353

Re: 2nd radius and modern models?

Well, ive had it to pieces and had a real good look now, so far ive bent the con rods out slightly as they were catching, packed up the body very slightly to stop the wheel rubbing and ive also straightened one of the wheels which was bent on the axle, ive also noticed the sliding bit (crosshead?) w...

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