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by mahoganydog
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 38
Views: 584

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...
by mahoganydog
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: Wanted

Update- Thank you to all for the great information, I have managed to obtain a full set of January - December 1942 Meccano magazines (original) on E Bay for the sum of £15, they should arrive early next week. As for the rest well more research needed but I may have sourced an original Duchess of At...
by mahoganydog
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: Wanted

Hi Ian, I seriously doubt there was one as production ceased in 1941 because of the war and didn't resume until 1947. The chances of finding even a 1941 catalogue are very slim. My advice is try and get him a Meccano Magazine from the month of his birth, these kept going throughout the war as far as...
by mahoganydog
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Vernier Caliper Gauge
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Re: Vernier Caliper Gauge

Speaking as someone who is into engineering I would be deeply suspicious of both the quality and accuracy at that price. Quality ones are usually made from stainless (like Mitutoyo) but I have seen plastic and ordinary steel ones around.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Problems getting solder to take to copper points LED LIGHT STRIPS
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Re: Problems getting solder to take to copper points LED LIGHT STRIPS

Have a careful scratch at them with a screwdriver. There could be a protective coating on there which heat can't get rid of.

Jim
by mahoganydog
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Peco surface mounted point motors
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: Peco surface mounted point motors

Changed both the point & got a new motor. Still same problem I think you've got the common wire (usually green on Peco) swapped with one of the feed wires. Having this wrong will cause the point to only move one way. Worth checking! Jim PS End2end, those parts are nothing to do with Peco points.
by mahoganydog
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: What would you use?
Replies: 19
Views: 1128

Re: What would you use?

Hi Buelligan, Wickes will deliver and their prices are close. No idea what their delivery charges are though but this at least would allow you to cut it at home. Jigsaws... I've said it before, they are the shopping trolley of the powertool world and I wouldn't use one again after the blade in mine ...
by mahoganydog
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: What would you use?
Replies: 19
Views: 1128

Re: What would you use?

Hi Buelligan, If you want to cut ply the best tool there is is a rail saw. Quick, accurate and perfect result every time but not cheap. Mine is also a plunge saw so I can depth set the blade quickly. Remember that clamps are optional with some and not made for others and you do need them when doing ...
by mahoganydog
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 3187

Re: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread

We've all seen the new Terrier that will eventually hit the shelves but I wonder if Hornby will do a GER brake van to go with it? Confused and wondering what this has to do with a Terrier? Look up the Edge Hill Light Railway! Jim Did the Edge Hill Light Railway actually get as far as running a trai...
by mahoganydog
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 3187

Re: Hornby 2019 Range Speculation Thread

We've all seen the new Terrier that will eventually hit the shelves but I wonder if Hornby will do a GER brake van to go with it?

Confused and wondering what this has to do with a Terrier? Look up the Edge Hill Light Railway!

Jim
by mahoganydog
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Traverser Automatic Track Switching?
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Traverser Automatic Track Switching?

I've read that twice and I'm still not sure. Are you talking about a vertical traverser? It will be both. I simply don't have the space to create a large enough fiddle yard with points but a traverser on it's own wouldn't have the capacity so having something that is both horizontal and vertical is...
by mahoganydog
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Traverser Automatic Track Switching?
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Traverser Automatic Track Switching?

Hi Bufferstop, At the moment it's 100% in my head. Alignment will be by eye though each level will be laid out so every track is in the same position. I've spent quite some time researching different methods of moving it and keep coming back the ballscrews which will hold position as well as not flo...
by mahoganydog
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Traverser Automatic Track Switching?
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Traverser Automatic Track Switching?

Hi all, Really looking for ideas on how this could be done. I've discounted microswitches because this will be a multi-level design and I don't know enough about electronics to make something that would do the job. Pretty much certain there's nothing on the market to do it unless someone knows other...
by mahoganydog
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons Pre-owned - whats your experience?
Replies: 19
Views: 1584

Re: Hattons Pre-owned - whats your experience?

They aren't good at using their eyes. I bought a MK1 off them and the bogies were hacked around. This is the only secondhand item from that that had a problem, I've had duds from them new including damaged in box items. The only thing I don't like is they will only refund you £4 in postage on return...
by mahoganydog
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Gresley 2-6-2-T connecting rod problem
Replies: 11
Views: 471

Re: Bachmann Gresley 2-6-2-T connecting rod problem

Hi GaryB,

That isn't just a connecting rod issue. It looks very like the plastic axles have broken, a very common fault. Replacements are available from Peter's spares.

If you have a look on Bachmann's site there should be a service sheet for this loco.

Jim

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