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by muggins
Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Motor type question
Replies: 39
Views: 5092

Re: Motor type question

If you're looking for 0-6-0 tank engines or diesel shunters then none will have a Ringfield, Hornby only ever used them in tender drive units or diesels. :? Funnily enough, I've just now been looking at this http://www.hattons.co.uk/230089/Hornby_R059_HD01_Class_2721_0_6_0PT_2744_in_GWR_Green_Pre_o...
by muggins
Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Motor type question
Replies: 39
Views: 5092

Re: Motor type question

Gosh, chaps, this is really good stuff! :D The one thing I think I've got right with the basic plan is that this is simply going to be a figment of my imagination, albeit hopefully a convincing one. The period will be anywhere from pre-WW1 to Beeching, but an industrial/colliery/dockyard type thing ...
by muggins
Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Motor type question
Replies: 39
Views: 5092

Re: Motor type question

What do you regard as expensive, bearing in mind that older models can cause just as many problems as new ones! Well let's put it this way ... I fancy a class 0F Pug and an Austerity saddle tank. As I understand it, I can't buy a Pug new, and the going rate for a new Austerity is getting on for £10...
by muggins
Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Motor type question
Replies: 39
Views: 5092

Re: Motor type question

... If smooth and quiet is a high priority, I suggest skipping straight past all the old stuff, and buying the new and vastly superior goods. I'd love to, Bigmet, but alas that's out of the question. This is a return to railway modelling after the best part of 60 years, and the pension dictates sec...
by muggins
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Motor type question
Replies: 39
Views: 5092

Re: Motor type question

Thank you very much indeed for sorting that one out, gentlemen :)
by muggins
Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Motor type question
Replies: 39
Views: 5092

Re: Motor type question

Ringfield is a specialist type motor and scalextric is a can motor. The former can be refurbished and the latter usually can't. Hang on, hang on. My brain's starting to hurt. As Tim suggested in post #2, I did a Google image search on "ringfield motor". I would have said those are can mot...
by muggins
Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Motor type question
Replies: 39
Views: 5092

Re: Motor type question

Blimey Chris, that's an eye-opener! Would you believe that the idea of actually changing the motor hadn't occurred to me? Getting back to the ringfield vs Scalextric type though, I'm surprised that the ringfield's more easily refurbished than the Scalextric, given that the former seems to use a mess...
by muggins
Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Motor type question
Replies: 39
Views: 5092

Re: Motor type question

OK, having now looked at pictures of each, it seems to me that the "Scalextric" type is simpler and has less potential to go noisy. Is that a fair generalisation? Just wondering which is probably the best bet for smooth, quiet running, especially at low speeds. We're talking 0-6-0 locos by...
by muggins
Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Peco 00 track confusion
Replies: 12
Views: 3337

Re: Peco 00 track confusion

stuartp wrote:... if you look at their product listings on their website ...


... you start losing the will to live ... :roll:
by muggins
Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Motor type question
Replies: 39
Views: 5092

Motor type question

Looking through some lists of s/h Hornby locos, I keep seeing the terms "ringfield motor" and "scalectric-type motor". In practice, what's the difference?
by muggins
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Peco 00 track confusion
Replies: 12
Views: 3337

Re: Peco 00 track confusion

Thank you gentlemen. I am no longer confused about that. Polenty of other stuff for sure, but not now about minimum radii :D
by muggins
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Peco 00 track confusion
Replies: 12
Views: 3337

Re: Peco 00 track confusion

I think your confusing the two distinct types of track and points Peco make. Thanks, Flashbang. Given the way they present information on their site, it's no wonder I'm confused! OK for you guys who know your stuff, but ... Anyhow, I'm re-starting from square one after a 30 year break, so nothing h...
by muggins
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Peco 00 track confusion
Replies: 12
Views: 3337

Peco 00 track confusion

I've just spent a while on the Peco website in an attempt to get together the details I need in order to start sketching 00 layout ideas, but I'm stuck. Maybe it's just me, but I have to say it's definitely not the most user-friendly site I've ever been on! I know I can download the templates, but b...
by muggins
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: 009 and slow running
Replies: 28
Views: 5097

Re: 009 and slow running

Well ... after all this, it now looks like I'll be going the 00 route after all. Several reasons, with my somewhat reduced dexterity nowadays being one of them and my eyesight being another. But at least I haven't wasted you guys' time - I've learned a lot of useful stuff which is also relevant to 0...
by muggins
Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Minimum radius question
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Re: Minimum radius question

Thanks gents, hadn't thought about the couplings issue. That's given me enough to work with for the time being ...

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