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by footplat47
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Fixing Down Scatter
Replies: 3
Views: 865

Re: Fixing Down Scatter

Sorry paul your post was not there when I started mine or would have reworded it. :)
by footplat47
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Fixing Down Scatter
Replies: 3
Views: 865

Re: Fixing Down Scatter

Hello DB,,,,,,, Did you firstly put down undiluted PVA when you sprinkled on the scatter. After it is dry then spray with 50/50 PVA and water (drop of washing up liquid if you like which acts as a wetting agent) Then after it is dry you can use the 50/50 and blob or splash around in places and add o...
by footplat47
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Motorising the Dapol/Airfix Railbus?
Replies: 8
Views: 1578

Re: Motorising the Dapol/Airfix Railbus?

Due to a period of relaxation (I got made redundant in June!!!) I now have some time to jump back into the loft and crack on with my layout. I have a new job but I don't start until January, hence having lots of spare time but money is tight. I quite fancy a rail bus to trundle around my layout and...
by footplat47
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Motorising the Dapol/Airfix Railbus?
Replies: 8
Views: 1578

Re: Motorising the Dapol/Airfix Railbus?

Since it's a single lightweight vehicle you could do something novel and cheap. I did some experiments with a group of kids to discover what sort of OO train load a pocket fan powered by 2 AA batteries could start and run. The answer was seven Bachmann mk1s. A small motor and fan mounted underneath...
by footplat47
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Motorising the Dapol/Airfix Railbus?
Replies: 8
Views: 1578

Re: Motorising the Dapol/Airfix Railbus?

Thats right, you use what ever you have in the odds and ends box waiting to used. Thats the fun of modelling. ....John
by footplat47
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Motorising the Dapol/Airfix Railbus?
Replies: 8
Views: 1578

Re: Motorising the Dapol/Airfix Railbus?

If you have a look at " Motorising a dapol railbus " on U tube Just google it I found one chap who had done one. Not very well but you could improove on his idea. I would cut up an old tender drive motor from a Hornby King or a Black 5 or something.. Take one old tender drive motor which w...
by footplat47
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Ideas on second hand coach stock
Replies: 15
Views: 1458

Re: Ideas on second hand coach stock

I have some old Triang from the 50s and 60s which I bought on the bay mostly for a song. Mandrake Some are still nearly 65 years old and still run and look good and give loads of running fun. Wonder if any Hornby locos they are making today will be up and running in 65 yrs time :P Nice to know that ...
by footplat47
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Power Supply
Replies: 14
Views: 1171

Re: Power Supply

If the loco is not moving too slowly then flywheels help. I though the flywheels Hornby tried out where quite good at smoothing out the movement of locos. It seems it did not catch on.. To costly for the brass I wonder. They could have used a cheaper metal.
by footplat47
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Latest model conversion from my workbench.
Replies: 33
Views: 2830

Re: Latest model conversion from my workbench.

WOW you got a bargain there for 50 notes. John
by footplat47
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: new member says hello
Replies: 8
Views: 1497

Re: new member says hello

thanks all for the warm welcome just been getting some old dublo locos, (5 in all) running i picked up of e bay for 40 quid ish plus the postage fees , there not that bad as soon as you dislodge all the dead spiders/fluff/ and crud that they have collected over some 50/60 odd years, they had collec...
by footplat47
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Latest model conversion from my workbench.
Replies: 33
Views: 2830

Re: Latest model conversion from my workbench.

windcutter9f wrote:The Peppercorn was about £50,The spamcans were £250-300 each from Hattons.Ilike to see them run,glass cases are not for me.

Ray.

That would have depended upon their condition. You woulld not have got a mint condition Pepper of £50 ........John
by footplat47
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Latest model conversion from my workbench.
Replies: 33
Views: 2830

Re: Latest model conversion from my workbench.

Some Trix equipment,the later stuff is quite at home on Dublo 3rail,this is my converted Trix A H Peppercorn at work on my layout. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9GryQxz0Yk Some British Trix in the 60s had convertible wheels,made to run on bakelite track & by cutting off the plastic flange,wo...
by footplat47
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Latest model conversion from my workbench.
Replies: 33
Views: 2830

Re: Latest model conversion from my workbench.

Hello Jim Yes I had already thought of that. The dificulty of converting points that is. That is one of the reasons I sugested converting the loco to 2 rail. You could only put in the 3rd rail on track and not the points and have pickups wired from a trailing wagon or coach to help continuity prople...
by footplat47
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Latest model conversion from my workbench.
Replies: 33
Views: 2830

Re: Latest model conversion from my workbench.

somewhere on a forum that 3 rail is being made again? I hope they make track to modern code 100 standards, desperately needed. Peco do all the parts for 3rd rail adition to their track. I think it has been used a lot for the Southern Railway moddellers mostly but there is no reason at all why you c...
by footplat47
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Little Jemmy Point Motors - Fawn Electronics
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Re: Little Jemmy Point Motors - Fawn Electronics

I have used Little Jemmy point motors in the past. They are small powerful and easy to wire up. I now need some more. Sadly it appears the Fawn Electronics is not taking phone calls and there is no on-line presence. Does anyone know what has happened to them? Hello David,,,,,, How long ago did you ...

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