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by mahoganydog
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Class 30 D8000
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Re: Class 30 D8000

Hi Galliford, D8000 was actually a class 20 rather than 30! My advice is to find a two rail chassis from a Wrenn model which will have tension lock couplings already fitted. Two railing a three rail model is not for a beginner and will ruin the value of the model and to fit tension lock couplings th...
by mahoganydog
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Fitting a Turntable?
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Fitting a Turntable?

These turntables date to the seventies and have a few design flaws that Hornby haven't bothered to fix as you have found out. My advice is to sink it into the baseboard so all the entry tracks are level. This isn't a new idea, some have done it though it isn't easy to do and could get messy.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Inspiration Required For 'O' Gauge Layout Please.
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Inspiration Required For 'O' Gauge Layout Please.

I have had a thought. N gauge needs a 2ft wide board. 00 gauge needs a 4ft wide board as 00 gauge is around twice the size of N. Now 0 gauge is almost twice the size as 00 so in theory will it mean that it needs an 8ft wide board or wider? I am not sure, but for planning purposes this information w...
by mahoganydog
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Inspiration Required For 'O' Gauge Layout Please.
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Inspiration Required For 'O' Gauge Layout Please.

Hi Gavin, That is something I have been toying with for a long time. My idea was an industrial complex perhaps with some coaches used for worker transport and a pannier or Jinty occasionally appearing to collect/bring in wagons. On each side could be a different industry with one acting maybe as the...
by mahoganydog
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Advice and help plz
Replies: 11
Views: 516

Re: Advice and help plz

If I understood you correctly, don't touch Graham Farish from Poole or Minitrix, I'm not sure what you mean by "available s/h", but I'm to forget it? Poole era Farish was alright but the newest models are fast heading for twenty years old; the diesels I would avoid, they had awful problem...
by mahoganydog
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Soldering Iron
Replies: 18
Views: 587

Re: Soldering Iron

Hi Spike,

Strongly recommend that you go for the one with a silicone lead rather than the standard model. Having a very flexible cable makes for ease of use.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Soldering Iron
Replies: 18
Views: 587

Re: Soldering Iron

Antex XS25 is a good starter iron. Point to a spare and you can buy it plus a whole range of different tips for all applications. They also do stands and accessories but any stand will do the job. There is a variable version made too if you're worried about too much heat. It will happily solder wire...
by mahoganydog
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Lost Tooling
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: Hornby Lost Tooling

Quite honestly I cannot see the point of remaking the total crap from the sixties, seventies and eighties. There's plenty of perfect models still kicking around cheaply so...why remake? It is sad the tooling is gone but how could you display it in a museum? It won't hold interest because having doze...
by mahoganydog
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: How to stop the pop up ads
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: How to stop the pop up ads

Hi Spike, Click tools-add-ons then do a search for ublock which is one of many ad blockers available. Once installed it should start causing certain images to "vanish" when they are part of an advert or social media. I'd also recommend that you get Privacy Badger and Ghostery to prevent tr...
by mahoganydog
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: How to stop the pop up ads
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: How to stop the pop up ads

Hi Spike, What browser are you using? There are add-on adblockers for most browsers as well as those for preventing web sites tracking you. I use them 100% of the time I am online because I hate being bombarded with stupid adverts of any kind. Some browsers have inbuilt settings on how to deal with ...
by mahoganydog
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: www.SevernModels.com
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: www.SevernModels.com

Wonder what happened to the other six? :twisted:
by mahoganydog
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby R1233 The Coca-Cola Christmas Train Set 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1119

Re: Hornby R1233 The Coca-Cola Christmas Train Set 2019

Wonder if this will rot holes in your stomach like the drink can and has done to some people who drank too much of it?
by mahoganydog
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Motor Vehicles & Bicycles ETC.
Replies: 17
Views: 484

Re: Motor Vehicles & Bicycles ETC.

Let's not forget the utterly woeful attempts at wire wheels.

On the model 80's Volvo's the ridiculously thick pillars along with the windscreen at the wrong angle.
by mahoganydog
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: New OO gauge venture
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: New OO gauge venture

Hi Dave, Any recent Bachmann 0-6-0 will have good slow speed running. If you want the cheap end with no fragile detail then look at their Junior models 0-6-0 steam and diesel and 0-4-0 steam. The couplings are screwed on I think. There is also a full range of "Thomas" locos and rolling sto...
by mahoganydog
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 38
Views: 99

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Not just this item but many of the others seem wrong; https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hornby-R6561-LN03-BR-ex-GWR-Horse-Box/163596917651?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D480984f45b214aabaf30d6d45d3fe7fb%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D16359691765...

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