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by markS&D
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: class S15 loco
Replies: 8
Views: 679

Re: class S15 loco

I have currently got 1 example '30830 in late BR livery' it runs exceptionally smooth and quiet down to a barely discernable crawl. Runs much better than the N15 in my opinion. However, I do think the model would benefit from more weight inside the body, to bring it up to its '6F' rating, it seems a...
by markS&D
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 96
Views: 14992

Re: Seaton Junction

Thank you for the kind replies, I don't consider myself an expert at scenery, and there are many layouts on here that are far more and better detailed. Since I last posted, I have just completed an extension of the hidden storage loops, which has in effect doubled the capacity for storing trains. I ...
by markS&D
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Coach Close Coupling
Replies: 14
Views: 1750

Re: Coach Close Coupling

I use a simple method for close coupling coaches, I have quite a lot of Triang hornby mk1's, that had tension lock couplings fitted, I drilled out the rivet that holds the tension lock coupling onto the bogie, and made up a simple rigid coupling bar from stiff brass wire, the wire is bent downwards ...
by markS&D
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol imperfections or am I expecting too much?
Replies: 16
Views: 3295

Re: Dapol imperfections or am I expecting too much?

My father has had some issues with N scale dapol steam locos. He decided some time ago, that due to lack of space in his house he would go for N scale. Having looked at all the available models from Dapol and Graham Farrish. Anyway, to get to the point, he ordered 2 models, from Dapol. A Hall class,...
by markS&D
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Unrebuilt bulleid poor haulage ability
Replies: 17
Views: 1788

Re: Unrebuilt bulleid poor haulage ability

The first 70 locos had 8'6" cabs and tenders with a view to their being used on the Hastings line, but in fact never used on that route. The last 40 had 9' cabs and tenders. 6 of this second batch were built at Eastleigh, all others being built at Brighton. The 60 locos that were rebuilt were ...
by markS&D
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Unrebuilt bulleid poor haulage ability
Replies: 17
Views: 1788

Re: Unrebuilt bulleid poor haulage ability

Yes, I had to gently bend the bogie pivot arm back into shape, as it was curved downwards for some reason.
by markS&D
Sun Aug 06, 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

Air smoothed, original, unrebuilt, they all amount to the same thing in my mind :lol: It does surprise me though, that hornby didn't put more weight inside the model, given the amount of room inside the body. It should be able to haul decent length express trains of at least 9 coaches. The model I h...
by markS&D
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Unrebuilt bulleid poor haulage ability
Replies: 17
Views: 1788

Re: Unrebuilt bulleid poor haulage ability

Thank you for the replies. I have had a bit of time to look at the loco again today, I found that when on the track, the bogie pivot arm, was curved downward, which meant that there was no upward movement for the front bogie at all. This was lifting the leading driving wheels slightly off the track....
by markS&D
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Unrebuilt bulleid poor haulage ability
Replies: 17
Views: 1788

Unrebuilt bulleid poor haulage ability

I recently purchased a mint condition '92 Squadron' model is immaculate, everything in as new condition. However, it struggles to haul much more than 5 coaches, without suffering wheel slip, my layout is all on the level. The loco has plenty of weight, and all loco and tender wheels turn freely. My ...
by markS&D
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 96
Views: 14992

Re: Seaton Junction

I have just done a new video set of the layout, for anyone interested in watching, here is the link:

https://youtu.be/6g_GASsXI_k
by markS&D
Thu May 25, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: No comment on 2017 releases
Replies: 56
Views: 6002

Re: No comment on 2017 releases

Things are a lot better than they used to be, remember years ago, when Hornby insisted on using the dreadful tender drive idea , so that they could use the same mechanism in several models, Steam and diesel. Plus the models they did turn out in this era were often inaccurate in some way, be it drivi...
by markS&D
Thu May 25, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 96
Views: 14992

Re: Seaton Junction

Thank you folks, for the kind comments. It has taken me almost 2 years to get the layout to this stage, there is still a lot left to do (although I think that is always the case with model railways). The extra items on the station platforms, are fully working 6 volt station lamps, that I purchased f...
by markS&D
Thu May 25, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 96
Views: 14992

Re: Seaton Junction

And a couple more
by markS&D
Thu May 25, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 96
Views: 14992

Re: Seaton Junction

Some updated pictures taken recently, the S15 class is a recent addition to the fleet.
by markS&D
Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: No comment on 2017 releases
Replies: 56
Views: 6002

Re: No comment on 2017 releases

This is only a comment, but the Rebuilt Merchant Navy could have done with an upgrade, seen as though the LMS Duchess/City has been upgraded more than once.

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