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by rejrob
Tue May 29, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: updating, deleting and confusion???
Replies: 1
Views: 692

updating, deleting and confusion???

Hi and a happy modelling day to all.As I have mentioned elsewhere i have just started building my very very long awaited hastings 6L thumper but until I can clarify whether photo bucket will allow forwarding to the forum I am afraid no picci,s.Not being overly small ,crawling under the layout to ret...
by rejrob
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann quality
Replies: 17
Views: 2119

Re: Bachmann quality

Hi all,thank god the snow has gone from its overnight smattering.Both bachmann and hornby have good/bad points depending on what you want.The first loco,s I believe I bought(Memory is a funny thing) were 4 bachmann N class which although all have a noisy motor or gearing still go after nearly 30 yea...
by rejrob
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: A NEW DIMENSION???
Replies: 3
Views: 778

Re: A NEW DIMENSION???

Hi Geoff and thanks for the good wishes for our Trudi I do not fully understand the modern methods (PCB,s etc) but to make things better I removed the boards in the tender and the loco joining the correct wires together on the correct side of the motor polarity and bingo.The other 2 (30914/20) were ...
by rejrob
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: A NEW DIMENSION???
Replies: 3
Views: 778

A NEW DIMENSION???

Hi all form a weary ron,Just when you thought it was safe to go in the loft what happens ,chaos??? but not as you know it.Having nearly exhausted the Bulleid fleet in its entirety the Hornby schools class offered itself up for increasing its size.That is other than 34085 spam-can which is being conv...
by rejrob
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: H class (SECR etc)
Replies: 21
Views: 3463

Re: H class (SECR etc)

happy new modellers year to all fellow enthusiasts,I know its a bit late in the discussion but I am the very proud owner of2 of the H class (BR) which are now 31162 and 31239.Both of these numbers were on 2 I built from SE kits which ran very well BUT when operating with my P/P units always derailed...
by rejrob
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: H class (SECR etc)
Replies: 21
Views: 3463

Re: H class (SECR etc)

Hi all and here,s to a happy christmas for all.Just received today 2 hornby H class 31518 which have now become 31162 and 31239 replacing the 2 SE finecast I built some time ago They are now *Withdrawn* in the shed area.The trouble being the two former SE,s came off in a tunnel at the back of my lay...
by rejrob
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: mashie/black beetle
Replies: 4
Views: 527

mashie/black beetle

Hi all,Maybe others have already had a similar experience but recently read and also informed that Mashima motors are to be no more,Calamity.Also a couple of days ago contacted DC kits man to order 2 black beetle motors,both to replace very old(60 years) approx ex dock shunt motor in my 2 NOL set(18...
by rejrob
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Where have they gone?
Replies: 44
Views: 4438

Re: Where have they gone?

Hi, I must admit to buying quite a few models I particularly wanted from them over the years,both new and 2nd hand.It does seem lately ,that their prices are higher than need be to make a decent profit,on some items.The one thing that gets me is when looking for a particular item their name comes up...
by rejrob
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shortest loco
Replies: 15
Views: 1447

Re: Shortest loco

Hi there,One of the loco,s I have built is the SE Finecast *P* class SR steamers,possibly the smallest Mashima motor ever squeezed inside the boiler.Lovely loco and worth look,if you like modellingLOL All the best Ron
by rejrob
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Unrebuilt bulleid poor haulage ability
Replies: 17
Views: 2243

Re: Unrebuilt bulleid poor haulage ability

Hi all,being like so many other modellers ,a SR enthuse,and loving everything Bulleid,I think at the last count there were 14 Spam cans and 6 rebuilt light pacific on the layout.Bearing in mind the locos by and large were those in the Kent an sussex area and mostly shedded at the 73/74/75 codes the ...
by rejrob
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: schools class rewheeling a rewheel
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Re: schools class rewheeling a rewheel

Thanks for the message it seems I will stick to rubber wheelsLOL The other problem has been *Fixed,took the beauty apart and re greased and oiled ,checked and tightened all screws and bingo we have a moving Blundells.all the best Ron
by rejrob
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 35-075 Class E4
Replies: 3
Views: 920

Re: 35-075 Class E4

hi, I bought the BR version which as normal ,i altered to a *Brick* shaded loco and it is about to haul a set of the new red birdcage coaches although in truth it probably never did.Modellers license and all that hehe all the best Ron
by rejrob
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: schools class rewheeling a rewheel
Replies: 2
Views: 487

schools class rewheeling a rewheel

Hi every one.I saw some time ago a youtube piece where the rubber tired wheels on a schools class had been n replaced by metal tired wheels,SO, having 5 schools loco,s on the layout and having had rubber tyres come off the wheel,I decided to change mine.After trawling every spares shop in the UK ,I ...
by rejrob
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: class S15 loco
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: class S15 loco

Hi all,Thankyou for your comments,very helpful.Must say these 2 of mine were the first issue but cannot remember where they came from ,age don,t you know?????.They both run fine as a solo unit ,BUT put a load on ,even small and stop.I think maybe a weight issue but motors fine .Anyway will tinker la...
by rejrob
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: bachmann Thumper
Replies: 4
Views: 734

bachmann Thumper

Hi ,just starting up again after a 2 year layoff.With most layout the word (License) comes to mind and as such my p/p units are now doubling up with thumpers 1119 and 1122 which were in Kent at their start of ops.Both bough 2nd hand from Rails and identities altered including the conduit runs on the...

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