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by Dugie Diesel
Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2nd radius and modern models?
Replies: 7
Views: 1323

Re: 2nd radius and modern models?

I had a proper look at it over xmas and Bigmet was right, there wasn't enough side to side movement on the rear wheels, fine one way but definitely binding on the other side. I had the body off and the wheel was grinding against the the casting inside the splashes on the body (think thats the right ...
by Dugie Diesel
Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: new member first post
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: new member first post

Personally i prefer peco points to hornby as well, if you want to try and save money on track second hand stuff can be a bargain, im mainly using it on my new layout, some salvaged from my previous one and others ive sourced from model shops and toy and train fairs, 2nd hand points can sometimes be ...
by Dugie Diesel
Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2nd radius and modern models?
Replies: 7
Views: 1323

Re: 2nd radius and modern models?

I had the drawbar set on the widest setting. Ive also ran it without the tender and the problem still persists, i very carefully bent the con rods out because they were fouling on the wheels which helped a little. Im hoping it wont need to go back to the shop because its 80mls away :cry: Ill try mai...
by Dugie Diesel
Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2nd radius and modern models?
Replies: 7
Views: 1323

2nd radius and modern models?

Hi all, i bought my Dad a Class 4900 Hall 5960 "Saint Edmund Hall" for xmas but it wont run comfortably on his 2nd radius curves, it "binds up" and goes noticeably slower than when on the straights and it rocks slightly as well as tho its trying to climb out the tracks, i was und...
by Dugie Diesel
Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Polystyrene insulation on baseboards? Which adhesive?
Replies: 17
Views: 3886

Re: Polystyrene insulation on baseboards? Which adhesive?

Thanks for the replies all :) Which adhesive is best, i know you can use pva but im wondering if polystyrene coving adhesive is worth a shot or i even have quite a bit of rapid tile adhesive left after doing the kitchen, its quick drying and im pretty sure its non solvent as well, anybody tried it?
by Dugie Diesel
Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Polystyrene insulation on baseboards? Which adhesive?
Replies: 17
Views: 3886

Re: Polystyrene insulation on baseboards?

I thought id read an article in a magazine about using plaster as well so that sounds like a good plan. Possibly a silly question but which plaster is best, normal finishing plaster (skim coat) or browning/bonding (undercoat) ? I can also insulate underneath with rockwool or similar if it proves noi...
by Dugie Diesel
Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: Polystyrene insulation on baseboards? Which adhesive?
Replies: 17
Views: 3886

Polystyrene insulation on baseboards? Which adhesive?

At the moment im working on a new layout and ive got the baseboards built so far. Id like to have the surrounding scenery much more natural looking (my first layout was just flat boards with scatter etc) Im thinking of using 50mm thick polystyrene slabs over the entire baseboards and then carving an...
by Dugie Diesel
Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Preserved railway terminus
Replies: 5
Views: 1844

Preserved railway terminus

Hi all, at the moment im working on my new layout, its a 10x10 approx continuous modern image run. Along one wall tho id like a preserved railway terminus with a small station but with lots of area for stored loco's and stock, it will be raised above the main boards so i can use the area underneath ...
by Dugie Diesel
Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Good Film
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Re: Good Film

Thanks for that :) interesting to see what the different alarms and bells mean.
by Dugie Diesel
Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: running in locos
Replies: 16
Views: 768

Re: running in locos

Possibly build a test track board with some 2nd radius curves and a couple of short straights, if its none scenic it only needs to be an inch or so thick, 18mm mdf would be fine and could be just laid on the floor when needed. It would be easier to store being thin as well. It could also be in 2 pie...
by Dugie Diesel
Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Minimum radius required for 4-6-2 and 2-10-0 locos
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: Minimum radius required for 4-6-2 and 2-10-0 locos

Hornby Railroad 9F 2-10-0 will go round Hornby 1st radius curves, they are 371mm, its happier on 2nd radius tho, 438mm. After a short while on my Fathers track the tender connecting wires broke, not that much of an issue because it still runs fine with the loco pickups (later loco drive model) Of co...
by Dugie Diesel
Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: So where do you shop and why?
Replies: 48
Views: 2777

Re: So where do you shop and why?

Online:
Ehattons
Modelzone
Ebay

Local:
Malcs Models (Ilkeston)
Gee Dee (Notts)
Local toy and train fairs (Donnington, Mansfield, Alfreton)

And when im in the area:
Arcadia (Oldham)
Transport Models (Preston)
by Dugie Diesel
Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: HORNBY 2013 RANGE RELEASED
Replies: 53
Views: 3960

Re: HORNBY 2013 RANGE RELEASED

I'll be having a NCB Sentinel for sure, would love a large logo 56 but think it will be beyond my budget :(
by Dugie Diesel
Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Problem! what to do ? 00 Gauge or N Gauge ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2274

Re: Problem! what to do ? 00 Gauge or N Gauge ?

Ive had an oo layout for about 3 yrs but it had to be broken up due to an house move which left me without a layout for just over a year. I had a little space available so i thought id try N on a board approx 40x28 to see if i could get on with it, also as a trial because the possibility of having a...
by Dugie Diesel
Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Odd noises from Class 57
Replies: 6
Views: 1699

Re: Odd noises from Class 57

Thanks Bigmet, advice was spot on, it was the bearing on the motor that was the problem so had to strip it right down. I took it out and run it on the bench with the power leads straight to the track, at first it behaved itself for a while and i was a little confused until i picked it up and tilted ...

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