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by muggins
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Drummond 700 class question
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Drummond 700 class question

I've managed to get myself a very nice secondhand Southern 700, about which all is fine and dandy except for the niggling fall plate. On this one it's angled up at about 15°which looks a bit daft. I've checked carefully and it doesn't need to be like that to clear anything when reversing through the...
by muggins
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Birdcage question
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Birdcage question

OK, so it really is just a sort of halfway house to coach lighting! Seems weird to me that they'd go to the expense of the press tooling and fixtures to make and fit that gubbins to the bogies and then not actually take it any further, but hey, what would I know.
by muggins
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Birdcage question
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Birdcage question

Well that's all I could think of, but I'm rather hoping somebody actually knows. I don't recall seeing anything about this in the bumph.
by muggins
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Birdcage question
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Birdcage question

I've only just noticed that the axles of my birdcage coaches run in metal pressings which have tabs that disappear up into the bogies. What's that in aid of then?
by muggins
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Cost of going to DCC?
Replies: 23
Views: 602

Re: Cost of going to DCC?

Thanks flashbang :)
by muggins
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Cost of going to DCC?
Replies: 23
Views: 602

Re: Cost of going to DCC?

Gosh this is all good stuff. Thank you to one and all :)

Off now to look up what on earth a SPROG is ...
by muggins
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Cost of going to DCC?
Replies: 23
Views: 602

Re: Cost of going to DCC?

I said I'd be back ...

Bigmet wrote: ... buy a full system that has all the features, and especially an independent programme track output.

Sorry, but I have to ask - what is one of those and why is it a Good Thing?
by muggins
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Cost of going to DCC?
Replies: 23
Views: 602

Re: Cost of going to DCC?

Aha!! Thanks for that explanation BIgmet. Now I finally understand how it does that!

Oh dear. Time perhaps to start preparing the ground with The Lady Wife so the next bank statement's not likely to be so much of a shock ...
by muggins
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Cost of going to DCC?
Replies: 23
Views: 602

Re: Cost of going to DCC?

Much obliged, Bigmet. The only constant real vexation with my current setup of Morley Vector Zero Two, clean track and well run-in locos is the voltage that some of them need to wake themselves up. However careful I am with the controller, I can't avoid a lurch into life followed by the inevitable n...
by muggins
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Cost of going to DCC?
Replies: 23
Views: 602

Re: Cost of going to DCC?

Thank you very much indeed, gentlemen. TBH that's a bit of a surprise: I was anticipating considerably greater cost. ... Right, no doubt I'll be back in due course with further questions, but for now ... 1. Ref track power, all my points are fed via 16/0.2, and most of the plain trackwork has its ow...
by muggins
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Cost of going to DCC?
Replies: 23
Views: 602

Cost of going to DCC?

Unfortunately I am starting to wonder how much I would have to spend if I could be convinced that it's worth my while going to DCC, although TBH the only aspect of it that really attracts me is the allegedly-superior low speed control and smoother starts from standstill. I have no interest whatsoeve...
by muggins
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Weird wagons
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Weird wagons

Cheers Bigmet. Maybe this was just one of those things I heard in a model shop one day ...
by muggins
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Weird wagons
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Weird wagons

I noticed on Ebay recently a job lot of Bachmann PO coal wagons that had been sort-of "weathered" on one side only, and that's something I don't recall seeing before. However, I seem to think I read somewhere ages ago that Bachmann themselves were actually going to offer wagons like this. ...
by muggins
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Range announcements
Replies: 32
Views: 2971

Re: New Range announcements

Thank you, sir. OK then, assuming (and it's a really big assumption!) that I could justify over £100 for a toy train, am I right in thinking that if I wanted one in BR black, early emblem, I'd have to pre-order at full whack or risk missing the boat, as seems to be the way of the model railway world...
by muggins
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New Range announcements
Replies: 32
Views: 2971

Re: New Range announcements

Does anyone know what the mechanism's going to be in the new 2MT? If there's a hope that it'll have similar running qualities to the JI5 and that it will probably get discounted to nearer £100, I might just have to start saving ...

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