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by Brossard
Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:58 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby or Bachmann 08?
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Re: Hornby or Bachmann 08?

Actually Jeff, there is something. I installed DCC sound in my Hornby 08 (agree about the detail, very good indeed), but it would chronically stall over points (frustrating because it has to go through the startup cycle every time). I tried a lot of things to improve pickup and even get some flexibi...
by Brossard
Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Resin buildings vs plastic sheet building - Which is better?
Replies: 6
Views: 1255

Re: Resin buildings vs plastic sheet building - Which is bet

To some extent I agree with Parkend. I have nothing against resin buildings as produced by Hornby and Bachmann, they are usually well done. The only niggle is that they become a little too common. The range is such that they are not quite as common as Metcalfe or Superquik though. I like plastic scr...
by Brossard
Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: OO Scale Class 28 Lancashire and Yorkshire Locomotives
Replies: 7
Views: 1304

Re: OO Scale Class 28 Lancashire and Yorkshire Locomotives

Where do I begin...? Alan Gibson Workshop ( http://www.alangibsonworkshop.com/ ) is a great resource. Wheels, frames, fittings etc. Markits ( http://www.markits.com/) are very good too. Known mainly for wheels. Mainly Trains ( http://www.mainlytrains.co.uk/acatalog/index.html) carry some Gibson and ...
by Brossard
Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Which DCC System for shunting
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Re: Which DCC System for shunting

I think it's going to be more down to your locos and decoders than the DCC system. I have no experience of the Hornby DCC system but I am suspicious. For me, I would choose a system from one of the DCC manufacturers - Lenz, NCE, Digitrax etc., rather than one from Bachmann or Hornby. Recently I have...
by Brossard
Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: OO Scale Class 28 Lancashire and Yorkshire Locomotives
Replies: 7
Views: 1304

Re: OO Scale Class 28 Lancashire and Yorkshire Locomotives

Quite agree B308, these kinds of kits are a far cry from the Airfix sort that I, and I'm sure many others grew up with. Being able to work with brass and whitemetal, and solder same, is a necessity. Kits frequently tend to be quite old (I don't know about this one though) and designed for long obsol...
by Brossard
Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 4F R3030 LMS livery
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Hornby 4F R3030 LMS livery

Agree. The only Hornby decoder I ever bought was for the light switch in my non driving trailer of Cl 108.

John
by Brossard
Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 4F R3030 LMS livery
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Hornby 4F R3030 LMS livery

I do agree, mine's the Bachmann, I haven't much patience for traction tyres.

John
by Brossard
Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:28 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 4F R3030 LMS livery
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Hornby 4F R3030 LMS livery

Well done Tim. My friend has one and removed the tyres - it seems to run OK without them. He was also miffed at its running qualities so I took a look. Sure enough it did run lumpily. Usually I like to adjust some of the CVs (like start voltage) but my NCE wouldn't read the decoder, which I thought ...
by Brossard
Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: R2660m NORFOLKMAN Coaches
Replies: 9
Views: 824

Re: R2660m NORFOLKMAN Coaches

OK, I goofed. There's no indication in the OP or Hatton's link that these are that old.

John
by Brossard
Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: R2660m NORFOLKMAN Coaches
Replies: 9
Views: 824

Re: R2660m NORFOLKMAN Coaches

So, Hornby continue their practise of giving us a good loco but second rate coaches. It get's my hackles up.

John
by Brossard
Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: R2660m NORFOLKMAN Coaches
Replies: 9
Views: 824

Re: R2660m NORFOLKMAN Coaches

Looking at pictures on Hatton's site: http://www.ehattons.com/25256/Hornby_R2660M_The_Norfolkman_train_pack_with_Britannia_class_7MT_loco_3_BR_Mk1_coaches_in_BR/StockDetail.aspx The question I would have is whether the coaches are Hornby's latest Mk 1 (which I have read are quite good) or the earlie...
by Brossard
Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Worse Runner with the Body On
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: Worse Runner with the Body On

The extra wires frequently cause me problems. I suggest you look for areas of tightness and try removing material from inside to relieve it. I just had a similar problem and some judicious pruning resolved things. Another thing is that if the body screws are too tight, the chassis can twist slightly...
by Brossard
Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:56 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: OO scale centre flush glaze headcodes
Replies: 1
Views: 793

Re: OO scale centre flush glaze headcodes

Try ShawPlan LaserGlaze: http://www.shawplan.com/ If you don't see what you need call or email Brian - he may have something in the pipe.

John
by Brossard
Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wills viaduct kit
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: Wills viaduct kit

Tim, if the Wills plastic has becomes brittle and I found the same when trying to salvage some brick arches, I suggest the pieces be remanufactured. If you face Evergreen or Slater's sheet (or similar) with Slater's or SE Finecast embossed plastic sheets, I think you'll find that these parts would b...

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