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by hairyhandedfool
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby ex Lima DMUs
Replies: 11
Views: 1219

Re: Hornby ex Lima DMUs

The Hornby models have redesigned motors with a DCC socket attached. However, you would have to swap the chassis over as well, or get you modelling gloves on, as the mounting is different.
by hairyhandedfool
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby trademark class 43
Replies: 10
Views: 982

Re: Hornby trademark class 43

I thought that the original question provided adequate information - a class 43 in the Hornby registered trademark livery in 2006. It was 43087. I will repeat my original question - how long did it run in this livery please and did it run with Virgin liveried Mk3 coaches? The reference to '253' ref...
by hairyhandedfool
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 6 x 4ft layout - Split down the middle!
Replies: 24
Views: 1977

Re: 6 x 4ft layout - Split down the middle!

When you consider how to get your layout into the loft, don't just look at the size of the loft hatch, but also look at how much room you have to manoeuvre the layout. Is the roof above the loft hatch at an angle for example, is the loft hatch in the corner of the loft, how high is the loft and so o...
by hairyhandedfool
Thu May 25, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dapol or Farish HST?
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Re: Dapol or Farish HST?

Hattons have various liveries for pre-order at around £160, which isn't bad for two power cars and two mk3s. There's a Virgin Trains 2+3 set on ebay currently for £95.
by hairyhandedfool
Wed May 24, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dapol or Farish HST?
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Re: Dapol or Farish HST?

Thanks that's a good reply, i'm in a situation where my layout can't progress until i have a hst because i want to squeeze a 2+3 set into my terminus and it will come down to a few cm here or there so i want the model to do the measuring by. I better keep an eye on fleabay for a dapol job then 8) D...
by hairyhandedfool
Tue May 23, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Dapol or Farish HST?
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Re: Dapol or Farish HST?

There really is no contest here, the only reason I'd pick the Farish one is if I really couldn't afford the Dapol one, and I couldn't manage to save up any extra funds in the next year. Farish DCC - No, DC only. Chassis provides electrical connection to motor. Headlights - Printed detail only Dapol ...
by hairyhandedfool
Wed May 17, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Platform both sides
Replies: 13
Views: 1250

Re: Platform both sides

Whilst I can't think of any where both sides are actually used together, Norwood Junction, north of East Croydon and Selhurst Depot, has platforms 1 and 2 on either side of the up slow line, though I don't think platform 2 is used much, if at all.
by hairyhandedfool
Tue May 16, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Trains Being Refurbished
Replies: 4
Views: 669

Re: Trains Being Refurbished

Doncaster works is still quite a good place to see this sort of thing. I believe residents of the works now include a 321 driving car body, seven Class 321 TSO vehicles, a virgin livery mk3 FO, a former Nightstar Mk3 generator vehicle and four former Gatwick Express driving cars, and they still do w...
by hairyhandedfool
Wed May 03, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Unusual HST formation
Replies: 13
Views: 1242

Re: Unusual HST formation

I believe there are some pictures on traintesting.com in any case.
by hairyhandedfool
Tue May 02, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Unusual HST formation
Replies: 13
Views: 1242

Re: Unusual HST formation

The new 'Azuma' trains will have full sets for training because they are proper fixed formation units (unlike the HST). I believe training runs in BR days tended to use what was available, and they did have spare HST power cars and Mk3 coaches at the time. I recall the class 91s being tested initial...
by hairyhandedfool
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Tender-first operations
Replies: 29
Views: 2826

Re: Tender-first operations

There are some videos about on youtube, such as.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWh8iykENSA
by hairyhandedfool
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Tender-first operations
Replies: 29
Views: 2826

Re: Tender-first operations

Tornado was 'out on the mainline' tender first today and presumably will be tomorrow and Thursday aswell as it runs up and down between Skipton and Appleby. I believe it has a maximum speed of 45mph when the tender is leading.
by hairyhandedfool
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 58007
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: Hornby 58007

The assembly arrangement for the 58 is a bit odd. the centre body section almost loosely fits on, it's the cabs that seem to hold it together. The exterior cab clips into the chassis just behind the buffer beam (you can see it from underneath). The connection to the centre section is in the roof, bu...
by hairyhandedfool
Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Making Hornby platforms look good?
Replies: 6
Views: 1085

Re: Making Hornby platforms look good?

I haven't used Hornby platform sections for a long time, but when I did I sprayed them black, painted the edging stones individually in a medium/dark grey, painted the white along the very edge and sprayed a yellow line down the length just inside the edging stones. You could probably do better than...
by hairyhandedfool
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Custom DMU/EMU
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

Re: Custom DMU/EMU

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=24979

I reckon that's what you were thinking of, it was my first thought when I read this thread.

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