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by markS&D
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish A2, tender wheels
Replies: 19
Views: 1721

Re: Farish A2, tender wheels

In case you were thinking of trying Dapol... I stopped buying them early on after having a lot of trouble with one in particular. I have always bought Farish since then, though to be honest I think I have had just as much trouble with them out of the box. The one I had was their peculiar system wit...
by markS&D
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 96
Views: 14992

Re: Seaton Junction

Very interesting reading, it appears that express trains through "Seaton Junction" were allowed to go as fast as they liked, although I did see an ex SR steam driver on a program about "Clan Line" say that 90mph was the official maximum. the line was a constant descent down to a...
by markS&D
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish A2, tender wheels
Replies: 19
Views: 1721

Re: Farish A2, tender wheels

Unfortunately though, this only solved the problem with the A2, my father also has: Farish Black 5 - Which will only haul 4 coaches on the gradients Farish 4MT 2-6-0 - Which will only haul 3 coaches on the gradients Farish J39 - which will only haul 13 + 1 guards van, 16 ton mineral wagons on the gr...
by markS&D
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish A2, tender wheels
Replies: 19
Views: 1721

Re: Farish A2, tender wheels

I ordered 4 traction tyred wheelsets, which I was very specific about when I rang Bachmann spares, however when the package arrived yesterday, they had sent 2 wheelsets with traction tyres, and 2 plain wheelsets without! The upshot of this meant that the A2, would have to manage with 3 traction tyre...
by markS&D
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish A2, tender wheels
Replies: 19
Views: 1721

Re: Farish A2, tender wheels

Sorry, yes we did have a look, he is considering it, but initially he just wants to see if the extra traction tyres work, before he disturbs all the track that he has laid on the gradients.

It is an interesting concept, similar to the "magnadeshion" from Triang/Hornby.
by markS&D
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish A2, tender wheels
Replies: 19
Views: 1721

Re: Farish A2, tender wheels

I contacted Bachmann spares on my father's behalf, they are sending us 4 tender axles with traction tyred wheels fitted, £5 each. Hopefully, the loco will do what he wants.

if not, he might have to alter the entire layout :cry:
by markS&D
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish A2, tender wheels
Replies: 19
Views: 1721

Re: Farish A2, tender wheels

OK, thank you for the reply. My father has spent a lot of time planning this layout, he wanted to run scale length expresses, this has thrown a spanner in the works, he has got an original Minitrix Brittania, and it hauls the same train easily. Don't think the tender drive is a particularly good ide...
by markS&D
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Railroad 'Southern' coaches
Replies: 23
Views: 1730

Re: Railroad 'Southern' coaches

This thread fits in nicely with one that I raised a while back, about Dapol Stanier coaches. In an age where some modeller's such as myself are on a tight budget, I simply cannot justify spending £30+ for one coach, just because it has flush glazing or table lamps that light up. I make use of a lot ...
by markS&D
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Farish A2, tender wheels
Replies: 19
Views: 1721

Farish A2, tender wheels

Hi all. My father is in the process of building an N scale layout based on Lner practice, he recently bought a farish A2 pacific, but due to the fact he wants to run 10 coach trains, and his layout has gradients, of 1:40, the A2 slips to a stand. This model only has traction tyres on the rear tender...
by markS&D
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Unrebuilt bulleid poor haulage ability
Replies: 17
Views: 1788

Re: Unrebuilt bulleid poor haulage ability

It is a good method, and with kit built loco's, that use an etched gearbox, vertical compensation can be employed on the center axle even if the center axle is motor driven. I did used to own a Bachmann Jinty, and found it was a superb runner, even on insulfrog points, with its sprung center axle. I...
by markS&D
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Unrebuilt bulleid poor haulage ability
Replies: 17
Views: 1788

Re: Unrebuilt bulleid poor haulage ability

Best to make the rear driven axle fixed in my experience. I agree with this, or even better, have the front and rear drivers fixed, have the motor drive the front driving axle, and mounted with its body in the loco's smokebox, there is then room to put plenty of weight over the driving wheels, and ...
by markS&D
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: class S15 loco
Replies: 8
Views: 679

Re: class S15 loco

I may have an idea what your problem could be, inside the loco body, there is a double flywheel motor, at the rear of the loco this is connected to a gear tower, on top of the gear tower is a plastic cover that is only held on by a clip on each side, it might be worth your while checking if the cove...
by markS&D
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 96
Views: 14992

Seaton Junction locomotives cont

'35028 Clan Line', basically the same mods as '35026' 35028.jpg '35002 Union Castle' all the same enhancements that have been applied to the other 'MN's', this model started life as 'United States Lines', the 5100 gallon series 2 tender has been modified to a 5000 gallon series 1. 350021.jpg 350022....
by markS&D
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 96
Views: 14992

Seaton Junction Locomotives cont:

'S15 class 30830' full detail added, including appropriate headcode discs, locomotive weathered S151.JPG S152.JPG 'M7 class 42' basically straight out of the box. 42.jpg '35026 Lamport & Holt Line', loco has had several enhancements, the loco body height has been corrected, the loco and tender h...
by markS&D
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 96
Views: 14992

Seaton Junction Locomotives

'92 Squadron' in 1948 condition complete with close coupled tender, loco body height corrected, RT models cylinder drain pipes added, loco to tender weather screen added, rear trailing truck modified with ashpans glued to lower section of loco body, plasticard inserts added behind the cylinders and ...

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