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by kristopher1805
Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Narrow couplings
Replies: 6
Views: 1076

Re: Narrow couplings

Well you learn something everyday, but of course Ray things are not that simple. You refer to the 'tension lock' system used toy be the standard nationally once Triang took over Hornby Dublo, however since those days the small couplings have been introduced and some of these are NEM sockets - but no...
by kristopher1805
Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Thompson O1
Replies: 26
Views: 4128

Re: Hornby Thompson O1

My father worked on at least 3 of these conversions in 'the tank' so I'll be buying 3 as soon as they appear. Recent Hornby locos have been really excellent so am looking forward to they production and some of the others that are due as well.
by kristopher1805
Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: EBay shenanigans
Replies: 12
Views: 1836

Re: EBay shenanigans

Well its back to Caveat Emptor. I have purchased quite a bit of stuff on Ebay but quickly found most current items that are new can be purchased cheaper on some bona fide website such as eHattons, never ceases to amaze that people might pay more. I have bought mostly Wrenn wagons but have come acros...
by kristopher1805
Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Radii Such Fun !!
Replies: 3
Views: 1200

Re: Radii Such Fun !!

its down to arithmetic, 4 foot is 1220 mm A curve needs 19mm track width beyond the track centres and to deal with the overhang of about 21mm so you need 40mm for this Therefore you have 1220 - 40 = 1180 This is just enough to place a R4 radius on the board as this is 571 mm x 2 = 1142 mm You should...
by kristopher1805
Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: First attempt, any advice?
Replies: 2
Views: 1333

Re: First attempt, any advice?

OK lots of issues here. My layoput is a similar sort of idea, a 4 track roundy on the lower level and a twin track on the top, I then have that top level running two gradients which pass along the back of the station so I come up one side onto the top level and down the other both ways. Issues, 1. T...
by kristopher1805
Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Swapping Hornby points for Peco.
Replies: 8
Views: 2624

Re: Swapping Hornby points for Peco.

I have about 100 points on my layout, generally the Hornby has a better spring, Peco points start fine but quickly loose tension and self centre which can still be ok if trailing but is a pain otherwise. I agree with the above, in terms of the Setrack curved point this is more bother than the Hornby...
by kristopher1805
Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby locomotive packaging
Replies: 7
Views: 1030

Re: Hornby locomotive packaging

I keep the original packaging in these plastic storage boxes about 50 litres capacity, locos on rotation either hang around the loco shed or are parked in a red tool wheelie cabinet as the draws are deep enough and the draw has a rubber mat, the locos kept close enough together to stop them falling ...
by kristopher1805
Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Customer Service, or lack there of!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1500

Re: Bachmann Customer Service, or lack there of!!

Bachmann are a bit odd here. In the UK we should deal with the supplier and as I am overseas I use mostly a Liverpool supplier, however warranty is not great there and after looking at the paperwork in the boxes Bachmann ask you to send locos directly back to them at Barwell. I have sent I think aro...

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