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by martin_l_jones
Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Class 68 - coming soon
Replies: 44
Views: 6542

Re: Class 68 - coming soon

Dapol have confirmed they will manufacture the Class 68 in OO and N scale.

No dates given...
by martin_l_jones
Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby class 153
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Hornby class 153

There are many ways:-

A PECO PL40 Wheel cleaning Brush & Scraper set (you can also use it to see if the wheel is transferring current to the motor)

A TRIX 66602 Loco Wheel Cleaner which just sits on the tracks and you position the loco wheels onto it.

or

A cotton bud dipped in IPA..
by martin_l_jones
Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: GB Railfreight-more 66's
Replies: 1
Views: 475

Re: GB Railfreight-more 66's

Really good news for British freight trains and rail enthusiasts alike..
by martin_l_jones
Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Class 68 - coming soon
Replies: 44
Views: 6542

Re: Class 68 - coming soon

I understand the need for progress, and it looks a nice, very modern looking locomotive. :)

The sad thing is it will probably see the demise of Class 37's and 20's running the nuclear flask trains....DOH !!!
by martin_l_jones
Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dave Jones departing Dapol
Replies: 13
Views: 3848

Re: Dave Jones departing Dapol

Will be missed, Dapol have certainly raised their profile in OO scale with all the modern image wagons, and locos and especially the western, etc etc...

Perhaps he's been poached and one of the big boys will benefit from a very enthusiastic and competent individual.. :)
by martin_l_jones
Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby clas 67
Replies: 17
Views: 2842

Re: Hornby clas 67

Andrew, I had two Wrexham & Shropshire and two DB Shenker locos before I got a decent one, both came from Rail Express, Jamie checked them before they were shipped. I told her I hope she didn't feel I was being pedantic but I reminded her of how much they were. To be honest if your not happy lik...
by martin_l_jones
Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby clas 67
Replies: 17
Views: 2842

Re: Hornby clas 67

Have a look on the Rail Exclusive web site to see the issues that go back a few months now..

Cosmetics being one of the significant issues...

http://www.railexclusive.com/index.php?category=132
by martin_l_jones
Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Class 70 snowplough problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Re: Class 70 snowplough problem

There should be loads of clearance for the hook to swing in. http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l133/martin_l_jones/DSCF5310_zps912bc444.jpg Is the coupling hook pushed into the seat all the way, is it fouling the top or bottom of the snowplough ? http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l133/martin_l_jones...
by martin_l_jones
Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Class 70 snowplough problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Re: Class 70 snowplough problem

Try the other snow plough as a matter of interest.

I will take some photo's of my 70's tonight and the snowploughs just to see if there is an issue..
by martin_l_jones
Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Class 70 snowplough problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Re: Class 70 snowplough problem

I suggest you remove the plough and try the loco without it.

Just to see if it is definitely the plough.

Or pull the coupling hook from the NEM pocket.

Something a miss on the second picture, the bogie doesn't look parallel to the body.

Does the bogie swing freely on a flat surface ?
by martin_l_jones
Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Class 70 snowplough problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Re: Class 70 snowplough problem

Sit the loco on a flat surface and swing the bogie from side to side to see where it is catching. If you can't see anything, turn it over and whilst keeping the bogie level to the body, do the same. Is the snowplough sat correctly on the chassis, there are some bosses I think that it sits over ? Are...
by martin_l_jones
Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Calling All Lima Experts!
Replies: 6
Views: 1193

Re: Calling All Lima Experts!

Lots of short run production from Lima, so we would be guessing blind at what you had. Scouring e-bay and other second hand sources is your best bet if it has to be the very item your Da once gave you. There was a collector's society, but it 'disappeared' a couple of years after Lima went under, by...
by martin_l_jones
Tue May 14, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: DCC Concepts customer service
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: DCC Concepts customer service

Phone is the best way..
by martin_l_jones
Sat May 04, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: bachmann class 158 dmu question
Replies: 5
Views: 1693

Re: bachmann class 158 dmu question

class142 wrote:The 158 I am after is red and grey has a M for metro on it lol. So do the older bachmann 158 have lights already for dc running??


It's the same conversion for all Class 158's,,,
by martin_l_jones
Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann class 66. Different versions?
Replies: 3
Views: 1221

Re: Bachmann class 66. Different versions?

I'm sure this discussion has taken place already on here... However, the early models, 8 pin as you say had a day / night running switch whereas the later models now have a tail light on / off switch which is much better when running with a rake of wagons. Not sure exactly which model but cab lights...

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