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by bob hughes60
Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Replacing Ringfield Cog - Hornby Mallard (1990's)
Replies: 32
Views: 3649

Re: Replacing Ringfield Cog - Hornby Mallard (1990's)

Since the cog has to move down the shaft I can see how a vice would press the cog on the shaft initially so it is flush. But how does the cog get pressed further along the shaft (I may be thick) just using the vice?? The cog needs to go very close to the armature bearing in the motor unit, not just ...
by bob hughes60
Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Replacing Ringfield Cog - Hornby Mallard (1990's)
Replies: 32
Views: 3649

Re: Replacing Ringfield Cog - Hornby Mallard (1990's)

The internal diameter of the brass cog is a tapered bore, It will go further down the shaft on one side and hardly at all on the other. Just use your fingers and pushing to work out the loose side to begin with. I use a 4 oz pein hammer to drift it on across the flats of a no. 4 ring spanner;light t...
by bob hughes60
Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Replacing wheels on triang bogies.
Replies: 2
Views: 754

Replacing wheels on triang bogies.

Can anybody recommend a source /supplier of pinpoint axles to insert into older triang bogies
so that I can insert some modern hornby metal axles and wheels?
This triang bogie is the type where you push the wheel out from one side and has inordinately thick plastic flanges.
TIA
Bob Hughes
by bob hughes60
Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Old hornby 101 DMU trailer
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Old hornby 101 DMU trailer

To re-wheel a trailer car I have found that the hornby 12.6mm pinpoint axle wheels fit fine.
However to be prototypically correct should I use solid or 3 hole wheels??
TIA
Bob Hughes
by bob hughes60
Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: LED headlights on Hornby R.157 diesel car
Replies: 4
Views: 652

LED headlights on Hornby R.157 diesel car

I wanted to fit headlights i.e. red/yellow bicolour leds on this car from a decoder. However there are three headlights moulded on the front of the power and trailer cars. When I googled class 101s the centre light of the 3 looks diffrent to the two outer. So is it correct to change the outer 2 to r...
by bob hughes60
Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: A cuckoo in the nest
Replies: 6
Views: 1338

Re: A cuckoo in the nest

To guide you further it would be useful to know if the screws holding the brush holders (chrome in your model) are:- 1) the same size 2). One usually the LH one is longer and goes into the chassis This makes a slight diffrence to how to DCC it. Same size screws I merely use plastic washers so that t...
by bob hughes60
Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby three-pole ringfield issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1397

Re: Hornby three-pole ringfield issue

I suggest you try bowlerscroft on ebay he produces very good purpose buit neodymium magnets which do improve the running of hornby ringfield drives.
Have fitted them in patriots,black 5s, britannia, 8F, 9F etc.
Cheers
Bob Hughes
by bob hughes60
Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Bufferstops June 2015 attempts
Replies: 36
Views: 4621

Re: Bufferstops June 2015 attempts

Have you considered that english heritage may declare your "ruin" an ancient monument? In which case you will need to add carpark,toilets,gift shop,tea shop etc. and you won't be able to alter the original. I do have some english heritage stickers for that added touch of realism we modelle...
by bob hughes60
Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shed security.
Replies: 26
Views: 3522

Re: Shed security.

Nobody seems to have mentioned contacting their (local) crime prevention officer.
A judiciously placed PIR lamp or two so anybody going to the shed is illuminated??
This would also be useful for legititimate users ??
Just ideas.
Cheers
Bob Hughes
by bob hughes60
Thu May 07, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Servicing Evening Star 2-10-0
Replies: 2
Views: 525

Re: Servicing Evening Star 2-10-0

Not as difficult as you think to convert to DCC. Assuming from your description that you have screw on brush holders and not the fold over type (which make DCCing a doddle) There are two methods:- 1). You can isolate the brush holder screws from the brush holders by using plastic washers. I use M2 n...
by bob hughes60
Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Fitting an X04 Magnet
Replies: 2
Views: 866

Re: Fitting an X04 Magnet

Yes and no. Yes = Reverse the magnetic field and you reverse the direction of travel. So forward on your DC controller sees the loco shoot off in reverse. If you want to continue "triang standard" check the red wire goes the RH brush/brush connector. The orientation of the magnet then need...
by bob hughes60
Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby loco randomly stops
Replies: 28
Views: 3866

Re: Hornby loco randomly stops

I have several versions of the margate stanier tank working under DCC via an NCE powercab. I made the switch a couple of years ago and was aware that the X04/X03 needs DCC chips which are rated 1 amp or more. To run under DC I use a gaugemaster twin controller and had no problems. Lifetime warranty ...
by bob hughes60
Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby Hall Chassis (Got one on the bay) closed
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Re: Hornby Hall Chassis

Perhaps don't disregard the the old big flanged hall chassi. I have re-wheeled several recently using finer hall wheels, axles and axle bushes from East Kent Models.
Have then renumbered and renamed Albert as Elmdon Hall.
Bob Hughes60
by bob hughes60
Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Class 08 diesel shunter in R2669 train pack
Replies: 3
Views: 1176

Class 08 diesel shunter in R2669 train pack

Could any knowledgeable person tell me which service sheet applies to this class 08? A freind and I are mystified; if it is on Hornby.com service sheets we've missed it. A clue may be that Ehattons says it has a non-standard ringfield? I am therefore wondering if it is of Lima or Dapol parentage?? G...
by bob hughes60
Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Track-shack.com
Replies: 3
Views: 725

Re: Track-shack.com

I have ordered accessories from them, excellent price, free rapid delivery.
What does the fact their in the Isle of Man have to do with it?
They aren't flogging finance deals!
Bob hughes

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