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by martin_l_jones
Sat May 26, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Lima Traction Tyres ?????
Replies: 2
Views: 1204

Re: Lima Traction Tyres ?????

The Lima Deltic wheels are quite small, I should ask here:-

http://www.diesel-trains.co.uk/lima_spares.html
by martin_l_jones
Thu May 17, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Sapphire 21 pin in Bachmann Loco
Replies: 7
Views: 1253

Re: Hornby Sapphire 21 pin in Bachmann Loco

I was surprised to read that you can actually put the decoder upside down. Looking at the decoder there are only twenty one holes ? It doesn't seem possible unless you bent a pin ? http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l133/martin_l_jones/Sapphire.png It is possible to put the decoder in upside down, i...
by martin_l_jones
Thu May 17, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Using Hornby SELECT to control a Bachmann model DCC problem
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Using Hornby SELECT to control a Bachmann model DCC prob

martin_l_jones wrote:If its new then I would send it back for replacement.

If its an out of stock or older item, you could try your local model shop and ask them to test it ?


Damn no edit function....

I presume the decoder is correctly fitted, sitting flat and in the correct orientation ?
by martin_l_jones
Thu May 17, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Using Hornby SELECT to control a Bachmann model DCC problem
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Using Hornby SELECT to control a Bachmann model DCC prob

If its new then I would send it back for replacement.

If its an out of stock or older item, you could try your local model shop and ask them to test it ?
by martin_l_jones
Wed May 16, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan Class 86
Replies: 91
Views: 25103

Re: Heljan Class 86

I will be watching the site for the Freightliner one for renumbering, already have one, but want to double head as per prototype

Heritage one looks the business for hauling Virgin WC Trains...
by martin_l_jones
Wed May 16, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan Class 86
Replies: 91
Views: 25103

Re: Heljan Class 86

Interestingly a famous outlet in Liverpool has slashed its prices on the Virgin, BR Blue Heritage and Anglia versions...
by martin_l_jones
Mon May 14, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Wrexham & Shropshire MkIII's
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Re: Wrexham & Shropshire MkIII's

martin_l_jones wrote:Does anyone know if the TFO got released this year, GHornby code is R4469 ?

I've not seen them anywhere or I have completely missed them !

Lots of web sites say they are obsolete.

Thanks


Answered it myself, they were made in a short number and then made obsolete.

Not used in the formation...
by martin_l_jones
Mon May 14, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Wrexham & Shropshire MkIII's
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Wrexham & Shropshire MkIII's

Does anyone know if the TFO got released this year, GHornby code is R4469 ?

I've not seen them anywhere or I have completely missed them !

Lots of web sites say they are obsolete.

Thanks
by martin_l_jones
Wed May 09, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan Class 86
Replies: 91
Views: 25103

Re: Heljan Class 86

Presume there must be some remodelling going on.

Nothing at all about the Class 86's at all.

No new liveries or anything..

I was really hoping for a Freightliber Grey or new Freightliner liveried one this year so i could double head my Liners... :cry:
by martin_l_jones
Wed May 09, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: bachmann voyager
Replies: 18
Views: 2099

Re: bachmann voyager

The strip board is used to keep things tidy thats all and sits in place of the original pcb that is disgarded. You have two black and two red wires from the track pick ups (both bogies) to solder to one black and one red to the decoder. As per previous postings the orange and grey go to the red and ...
by martin_l_jones
Wed May 02, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Sapphire 21 pin in Bachmann Loco
Replies: 7
Views: 1253

Re: Hornby Sapphire 21 pin in Bachmann Loco

I was surprised to read that you can actually put the decoder upside down.

Looking at the decoder there are only twenty one holes ?

It doesn't seem possible unless you bent a pin ?

Image
by martin_l_jones
Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Loco running speeds
Replies: 18
Views: 2091

Re: Loco running speeds

I have all of them except the EMT set.

Half od them are DCC onboard the others fitted with standard Bachmann decoders.

I have not noticed any running speed differences between them.
by martin_l_jones
Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Class 350 and Hornby Select Controller
Replies: 18
Views: 4835

Re: Bachmann Class 350 and Hornby Select Controller

I'm really pleased as the Hornby Saphire Decoder has sorted two problems. My MPV now runs and responds to DCC on my layout, previously did not with a Bachmann, TCS or Lenz deocoder !! And now my 350 is up and running. Only issue I find is the speed changes are not good compared to a Bachmann decoder...
by martin_l_jones
Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Class 350 and Hornby Select Controller
Replies: 18
Views: 4835

Re: Bachmann Class 350 and Hornby Select Controller

Guess what, I have bought a 350 and it does not respond to my Dynamis set or the more simple EZ control..

A Saphire decoder is on order !!
by martin_l_jones
Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Model and Hobby Show 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Re: Model and Hobby Show 2012

Dad-1 wrote:I have no idea.
I shall be there on the Tuesday (Press Day) for the first time ...... I'll then know for next year !!!

Geoff T.


Did you go Geoff ??

Was it worthwhile ??

Having read the release document in the morning sadly I couldn't be bothered..

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