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by Phipps
Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby P2 #2001 "C0ck of the North"
Replies: 92
Views: 15946

Re: Hornby P2 #2001 "C0ck of the North"

Magnificent! I think my Dad is considering getting a TTS release sometime. Whilst not cheap, he wants just one sound-enabled steam loco & loves this. Part of the reason is how easy he found putting a Mikado arranged loco as opposed to a Pacific on a piece of track. Same thing applies to a 9F, as...
by Phipps
Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby A3 tender drive to loco drive
Replies: 18
Views: 3149

Re: Hornby A3 tender drive to loco drive

I did slightly "modify" my A1 (its a loco-drive BTW, GWRfan). Added a bit more to the dome to shape it like a bangocase, but still needs the two square blocks one either side of the chimney/smokebox. Once they're on, it should resemble an A3 to my basic tastes. I ended up with an A1 by cha...
by Phipps
Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby A3 tender drive to loco drive
Replies: 18
Views: 3149

Re: Hornby A3 tender drive to loco drive

Going back to the beginning here...... I have a standard A1 Flying Scotsman 4472 from the RR range made a few years ago. Its the R2675A model & Im wondering how I could fit another "better detailed" body & tender over the chassis (?) Ideally looking for the "banjo case" d...
by Phipps
Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby A4 "Kingfisher"
Replies: 9
Views: 1774

Re: Hornby A4 "Kingfisher"

I think I found it courtesy of my Dave Clark Locomotives in Detail book.
Should be between the front two driving wheels.
Pretty sure none of mine have them (maybe 2509 Silverlink), cos they're all Railroad or Bachmann.
Thanks for the info, GWRfan
by Phipps
Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby A4 "Kingfisher"
Replies: 9
Views: 1774

Re: Hornby A4 "Kingfisher"

I know Im a dope, but where abouts is this piece usually located?
by Phipps
Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby A4 "Kingfisher"
Replies: 9
Views: 1774

Re: Hornby A4 "Kingfisher"

Got rid of mine because of both loco & carriages. The loco seemed a luxury I didn't really need & coaches were (despite being very nice) of a very specific era. I found the two from the later Olympics set (with the black N2), but preferred the idea of LNER teaks, not BR number versions. Got ...
by Phipps
Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:32 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: best DCC steam loco
Replies: 21
Views: 2258

Re: best DCC steam loco

I'd be typically biased in recommending the Golden Shuttle from Kernow but it is a great runner. If you can, grab an L1 (lots of pickup axles!!).Their Railroad 9F is excellent too. Bachmann? Not a bad A4, though not as good-a-looker as Hornby. An A2? No hesitations. Ditto their more recent pannier o...
by Phipps
Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Progress or vandelism?
Replies: 26
Views: 2333

Re: Progress or vandelism?

Looking in Norwich the other day, I noticed a big gap where a former bingo hall (a cinema before that) had been levelled. In fairness, it was an ugly building (an ABC cinema I think).
Just needs Aviva to flatten a couple of their hideous things around the city now.
by Phipps
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Peppercorn Class A2!
Replies: 25
Views: 6846

Re: Peppercorn Class A2!

Im very fortunate to have bought Kenny Felstead's 60532 "Blue Peter" model.
Tremendous model.
by Phipps
Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan DP2
Replies: 44
Views: 5447

Re: Heljan DP2

Shame that Heljan dont do an N version at a similar price....

Have a feeling I'll experience similar troubles with my DP2 as I haven't tried it on radius 2 or 3 curves yet. Not averse to trimming a bit of detail off though.
by Phipps
Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan DP2
Replies: 44
Views: 5447

Re: Heljan DP2

As Bigmet has said, it will pull shedloads & should prove to be an asset.
Mine has been tested on Radius two & three curves and not given me any problems.
Was lucky enough to find the green D5905, the one that survived until 1975/76
by Phipps
Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby TTS
Replies: 19
Views: 3465

Re: Hornby TTS

Thanks Chris. I have spotted one about £10 cheaper with the sound removed. Its not much more than Lima green 40106 models go for. It'll have better couplings. Maybe I could get a regular TTS from the Mersey-based supplier & just leave myself the option of going DCC in the future, if its only £10...
by Phipps
Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:29 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby TTS
Replies: 19
Views: 3465

Re: Hornby TTS

Thats cool & least it saves me about £25 to get what Im after, while also saving me a lot of hassle in discovering the fact later. If it worked, then wahey, if not then I'd cope, cos I just wanted an updated version of D306. Id liked the idea of "sound" in a 40, but maybe get something...
by Phipps
Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby TTS
Replies: 19
Views: 3465

Re: Hornby TTS

Just got my paws on a Class 40 and according to the instructions, it won't produce sound on DC. I think it's more than acceptable at £69 for a sound fitted loco. C. :) Thats a pity. I might just as well source myself a RR 40 & put the green body on that. If not, there are some with sound remove...
by Phipps
Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby TTS
Replies: 19
Views: 3465

Re: Hornby TTS

With regards to the TTS locos/models, I am curious enough to ask this..... I have a sound-fitted Bach St Paddy & when operating on analogue, it produces a basic engine sound. If I was to buy the Empress of Canada D212 model & run this, would I get the same result? Im just wondering that if I...

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