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by mahoganydog
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Hornby Ruston - any alternatives?
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: New Hornby Ruston - any alternatives?

Hi Muggins,

There is nothing else unless you fancy building a kit of one. Not as evil as you might think, small models often use an RTR motor bogie (Black Beetle/Spud used to be popular choices). There is a Sentinel made for Model Rail mag which is also small though steam.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 2019 Bachmann Speculation Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 468

2019 Bachmann Speculation Thread

So, what models are they going to announce and take years to get round to doing?

BUT this does assume they are going to add new things....
by mahoganydog
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 2617

Re: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread

An awful lot of interest to me I'm happy to say. Six couple Peckett is a nice choice but also the tiny Ruston. Some coaches and a small number of wagons of interest too. One thing I noticed right away about the Terrier is that it seems to have NEM pockets...are Hornby doing a retool????? The same fo...
by mahoganydog
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Collett coaches
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Hornby Collett coaches

It is the tail end coach but it’s not due to couplings, if roll the coach on its own slowly round curves both bogies will lift off the rails and the coach derails, I have an identical coach that’s has no issues and neither do any others, I’ve dismantled it, checked the wheel spacing, everything I c...
by mahoganydog
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Collett coaches
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Hornby Collett coaches

Hi Michaelaface, Let me guess, it's the tail end coach? The close coupling mechanism on my Staniers causes the buffers to snag each other on tight curves not helped by me changing the couplings to Bachmann short type. When within the rake the same coach will behave because the weight of the rake cau...
by mahoganydog
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: A tender for Smokey Joe
Replies: 20
Views: 910

Re: A tender for Smokey Joe

Montfort wrote:Thanks for all your replies. So can I use what I want to build a tender ?


Suggest Bachmann/Hornby GWR shunter's truck. Nice short wheelbase and one of those old pictures shows running boards leaving you just a body to make.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 2617

Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread

So, what fully new models do we think there will be?
by mahoganydog
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Airfix/Mainline/Bachmann "collett coaches" bogies
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Airfix/Mainline/Bachmann "collett coaches" bogies

On other coaches they vary. Early LMS coaches have a clip in bogie but the later have a retaining screw.

Worth checking.
by mahoganydog
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Trouble at 't mill
Replies: 23
Views: 2550

Re: Trouble at 't mill

I would suspect Hattons were promised they would get a certain number of models and got only a fraction of that leaving them unable to fulfil orders.

This could get very messy and possibly the worst case scenario would be Hattons ends up not selling Bachmann products.
by mahoganydog
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: power connector clips
Replies: 14
Views: 581

Re: power connector clips

Been using this method for twenty plus years in N, OO and my brief dabble in O and never had a problem. The only fishplate that I've found to be utterly useless were Hornby because they cannot be tightened up. Never had a Peco one come loose. If you want melted sleepers and hideous globules of sold...
by mahoganydog
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: power connector clips
Replies: 14
Views: 581

Re: power connector clips

<Snip> You forgot the backs of fishplates! Even without ballast this done right is nearly invisible. Oh no I didnt 8) ...IMO one of the poorest power connection options available, sits right along side the plug in power connector for poor connections. The metal rail joiner (Fishplate) shouldn't be ...
by mahoganydog
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Finally Some Good News RE Coopercraft
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Finally Some Good News RE Coopercraft

Attention all modellers. Slaters have got their 4mm tooling back from Coopercraft and some of the wagons have already gone into production. This comes from a very reputable source. Thought I'd share this GOOD news. Now hopping from one foot to the other because I want a Midland 6w full brake and a c...
by mahoganydog
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: power connector clips
Replies: 14
Views: 581

Re: power connector clips

Hi Do you mean these?... Link to Hornby pins As suggested, soldering to the outer rail web area or to the rails undersides before track laying is the best method though! :D You forgot the backs of fishplates! Even without ballast this done right is nearly invisible. Don't Peco do the fishplates rea...
by mahoganydog
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: power connector clips
Replies: 14
Views: 581

Re: power connector clips

Flashbang wrote:Hi
Do you mean these?... Link to Hornby pins

As suggested, soldering to the outer rail web area or to the rails undersides before track laying is the best method though! :D


You forgot the backs of fishplates! Even without ballast this done right is nearly invisible.
by mahoganydog
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The internet and its effect on online sales
Replies: 26
Views: 892

Re: The internet and its effect on online sales

The worst part of all, and this also goes for buying at shows, is getting something back to a seller when it is dud. An honest trader will refund the postage others won't. On a couple of occasions I have bought items online only to find they were a pile of [expletive deleted] so had to return them. ...

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