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by bob hughes60
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Castle TTS chip
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Hornby Castle TTS chip

I bought 3 of these and retrofitted into 2 Hornby castles no problems. I then tried fitting a third into an older Hornby Dapol castle- Winchester castle to be precise. With the 8 pin plug attached I found there was insufficient room in the tender so I cut off the plug and soldered extension leads to...
by bob hughes60
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: PayPal
Replies: 23
Views: 1955

Re: PayPal

Although you will have trouble finding any reference to it via Paypal as Paypal is a financial organisation they do fall under the jurisdiction of the Financial ombudsperson/ (hope somebody can confirm this)?? I would be very tempted to pursue this with the above simply because it costs Paypal real ...
by bob hughes60
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How do tender driven engines run?
Replies: 20
Views: 2885

Re: How do tender driven engines run?

I agree with mountain's comments on this. The hornby tender drive went through various re-incarnations from the original margate 3 pole to china3 and 5 pole and additional pick ups to improve running. I have quite a few of these and they run well. All loco+tender wheels and pickups should be clean I...
by bob hughes60
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The best motors for Bachmann and Hornby locos
Replies: 13
Views: 4333

Re: The best motors for Bachmann and Hornby locos

Bufferstop gave an excellent overview of motors thanks. It is perfectly possible to fit a brass sheath around the 5 pole armature and then replace it in a 3 pole ringfield assembly. 3 pole armature shafts are approx 2.36/2.37mm diameter. 5 pole shaft armature shafts are 1.96 so you need to make up a...
by bob hughes60
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Screws and bolts for old Hornby engines
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Screws and bolts for old Hornby engines

if you are quick phone East Kent models on 07854 094640. I say be quick because they are closing down. Given the age of models these may be your best bet. To help yourself you need to find the service sheet for you model. This has the parts number for the screws and bolts you are after. It is then m...
by bob hughes60
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Platform tops? GWR what were they made of and how to model?
Replies: 15
Views: 1645

Re: Platform tops? GWR what were they made of and how to mod

As far as I know Tettenhall station GWR was one of the last built stations on the Oxley-Kingswinsford branch immediately prior to and finished after the first world war. Its platform is paved imperial size flags 2' 6" x 4' all the way along. Platform width is 24'. Facing is blue engineering bri...
by bob hughes60
Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Choc blocks
Replies: 17
Views: 1964

Re: Choc blocks

roganty wrote:- Re: Choc blocks Post by roganty » Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:12 pm Just thought I'd let you know, in Asda they have strips of 5 amp choc blocks (or terminal strips) going for 38p each I have used these extensively wiring up my points on my 5m x 2m continuous and have had no problems with th...
by bob hughes60
Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 80s Hornby motor gears question
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Re: 80s Hornby motor gears question

I am only aware of the following hornby gears for 3 pole motors (excluding the 36 teeth which is on an 8F):- S8313 is the 40/10 driving/reducing gear this should have a number 1 printed on it. (GWR_fan this is not the 11teeth or 10 teeth metal pinion gear) S9633 is the 33 teeth gear which has a numb...
by bob hughes60
Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 80s Hornby motor gears question
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Re: 80s Hornby motor gears question

can you give us some more info? Class 37s have been released over a long period of time. It is possible that the ringfield motor may have changed. Unless it has been renumbered the engine number should help locate it here:- http://www.hornbyguide.com/search_item_results.asp With 3 pole ringfield mot...
by bob hughes60
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Adhesive for wet and dry paper
Replies: 9
Views: 1903

Re: Adhesive for wet and dry paper

"No More nails" adhesive spread thin with a piece of plastic.
Bob Hughes
by bob hughes60
Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Tettenhall station
Replies: 15
Views: 5275

Re: Tettenhall station

didn't the defiant when relegated from day fighter for vulnerablities discussed by Geoff T above
have a succesful career in a nightfighter role???
Remember making the airfix kit as a kid plus it was made just across the canal from me.
by bob hughes60
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Tettenhall station
Replies: 15
Views: 5275

Re: Tettenhall station

Update got a copy of plans for the original GWR station buildings from the national archive. Nice and detailed unfortunately no scale! So a trip to wolverhampton (tettenhall) to measure the booking office and platform for size to scale the rest of the buildings. I also found a couple of photos from ...
by bob hughes60
Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Which DCC controller
Replies: 10
Views: 1214

Re: Which DCC controller

Roger (RJ) " About £130 if you shop around."
I strongly recommend Coastal DCC for purchasing a Powercab.
Good advice,good follow up advice on decoders etc., low prices and good service.
Just a satisfied customer,
Bob Hughes
by bob hughes60
Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Paint removal: plastic substrate
Replies: 8
Views: 773

Re: Paint removal: plastic substrate

Lysander wrote "I've used Mr Muscle before, but not on plastic. I wondered if it attacked plastic. "

I have used Mr. Muscle on Triang plastic-DMU bodies, Hornby Margaret locos e.g. Black 5 and Patriot, no problems on these plastics.
Cheers
Bob Hughes
by bob hughes60
Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby/Triang R157 DMU Corridor Connectors
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Hornby/Triang R157 DMU Corridor Connectors

Can anyone direct me to a supplier of corridor connectors which will fit between The R157 driver and its trailer (R158) car?
reason being I am fitting headlights & coach lights and this would be an unobtrusive way of passing wires through from one coach to another.
TIA
Bob Hughes

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