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by Sc0tty
Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby R3280 A4 "Golden Shuttle"
Replies: 2
Views: 815

Re: Hornby R3280 A4 "Golden Shuttle"

Many thanks for this. I was considering this loco a while back, but the fixed tender bodge job put me off. I see there is a forthcoming 'mallard' in the 2015 line up so we will see if this is an improvement over the Shuttle.
by Sc0tty
Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby to move.....
Replies: 13
Views: 2576

Re: Hornby to move.....

Piss poor business if you ask me !! :)
by Sc0tty
Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby to move.....
Replies: 13
Views: 2576

Re: Hornby to move.....

I am very new to all this model railway lark ( although I did have a class 37 on a chipboard base under my bed when I was 8 or 9 ! ) and although I do like some of hornbys locos, there seems to be some rather odd anomalies and a lack of continuity in their product line. For example, why are there so...
by Sc0tty
Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: 5 pole skew wound???!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2425

Re: 5 pole skew wound???!!

Many thanks bufferstop. I have just purchased a Hornby BR Intercity Class 08 Shunter 'Piccadilly' (R3048) which I think is one of the better class 08 with a nice low speed gear reduction :D I also have one of the cheapo railroad £30 class 08 shunters which is about as realistic to shunting as I am t...
by Sc0tty
Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: 5 pole skew wound???!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2425

Re: 5 pole skew wound???!!

Nice one Tim, I hope the gear reduction is realistic. I want slow performance, slow top speed, and plenty of torque ! :)
by Sc0tty
Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: 5 pole skew wound???!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2425

Re: 5 pole skew wound???!!

Excellent ! Many thanks.

The only bit I don't fully understand is how the motor transmission works. Does the motor have a driveshaft with a worm gear attached which in turn drives the wheels as per normal?
by Sc0tty
Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Anyrail software help please !
Replies: 11
Views: 2544

Re: Anyrail software help please !

EndtoEnd, did you by chance take any inspiration from this excellent article:

http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/shelf-layout.htm

I will be building something very similar !

:D :)
by Sc0tty
Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: 5 pole skew wound???!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2425

5 pole skew wound???!!

Guys,

Can someone please explain to me what a hornby 5 pole skew wound motor is, and how it works please? I believe this motor will be fitted to new class 08 shunters (the expensive ones not the cheap ones !)

Many thanks all

James :D
by Sc0tty
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Anyrail software help please !
Replies: 11
Views: 2544

Re: Anyrail software help please !

Many thanks for all the replies chaps. Baseboard construction still not sorted yet. I have a feeling I will not be able to make a loop layout, so me and my Son will be making a good yard layout on the dining room table this weekend, and we will see how that turns out for starters.
by Sc0tty
Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Morley Vector advice
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Re: Morley Vector advice

Many thanks flashbang.
by Sc0tty
Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Morley Vector advice
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Morley Vector advice

Does the morley vector have 'positive off' on the main control panel (ie does the power to the track get cut when knob is at centre position), and does the unit come with any overload/short circuit protection? I have read various reviews and seem to read conflicting info. Here is the tech spec from ...
by Sc0tty
Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Traction tyres - pointless??
Replies: 20
Views: 4069

Traction tyres - pointless??

Guys,

Can traction tyres be removed from any locos that have them installed? I don't see why some locos have them and some don't !

Do real life engine have traction tyres?? I thought tractive force was all to do with mass vs aerodynamic drag etc..
by Sc0tty
Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Yet another rookie question, sorry !!
Replies: 8
Views: 1505

Re: Yet another rookie question, sorry !!

Dime Bar wrote:Oops no I blame that on the 4 year old / turning 5 tomorow jumping on me!


No worries ! :D :D
by Sc0tty
Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Yet another rookie question, sorry !!
Replies: 8
Views: 1505

Re: Yet another rookie question, sorry !!

Dime Bar wrote:Im a newbie Sc0tty but I have a Farish set and use Peco Setrack code 800 with it no problems. The track in my pack was Bachmann.

Hope that helps


Many thanks Dime bar :)

ps - did you mean to type Setrack code '800' ??!!!
by Sc0tty
Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Yet another rookie question, sorry !!
Replies: 8
Views: 1505

Re: Yet another rookie question, sorry !!

I don't actually own any N gauge kit yet, but I wanted to get an idea of the costs of a new N gauge farish set, plus some additional track. I wasn't sure what track is compatible hence I cannot get an approx cost for a decent N gauge set up. It's all pie in the sky at present. I also wonder whether ...

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