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by hairyhandedfool
Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Train Identities
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: Train Identities

IRFT = International Rail Freight Terminal As for headcodes, yes they can be used in different regions, but also at different times, so long as the trains don't come close to meeting there isn't a problem with re-use, for example take 2F21: 0539 Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street (Northern...
by hairyhandedfool
Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann Voyager Very Slow
Replies: 13
Views: 1612

Re: Bachmann Voyager Very Slow

There were some issues with some Voyagers and class 158 and 170 units (they share the same motor) running very slow, which some people believed was motor related, but as I recall, it is actually a problem in the gear towers on the bogie. I can't remember exactly what it was, but I think it was that ...
by hairyhandedfool
Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Class 37 chassis question
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: Class 37 chassis question

That's interesting information which I will file away: so is it specifically only the Railroad and TTS versions of the 37 from Hornby that are Lima based? Or has there been more production by Hornby from the Lima tooling?.... From memory, when Hornby took over the Lima moulds, duplicated models wer...
by hairyhandedfool
Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby Tornado Pullman
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: Hornby Tornado Pullman

If it is a gift for someone else then I'd say send it back. If it's for you then only you can really judge if it is worth the effort.
by hairyhandedfool
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Class 37 chassis question
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: Class 37 chassis question

The Railroad (and I think TTS) chassis should fit the Lima 37 body because the Railroad (and I think TTS) 37 uses the former Lima body mould.
by hairyhandedfool
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Revolution Trains delivers UK's first RTR crowdfunded model
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Re: Revolution Trains delivers UK's first RTR crowdfunded mo

Not had a chance to run my rake of TEAs yet, but they look fabulous. I really have got to get a layout sorted.....
by hairyhandedfool
Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Lifts at stations.
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Re: Lifts at stations.

There is a lift at Manchester Piccadilly which has doors on adjacent sides rather than opposite sides.
by hairyhandedfool
Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Additions for inclusion in the Other manufacturers list
Replies: 11
Views: 1075

Re: Additions for inclusion in the Other manufacturers list

Rapido have been working on some N gauge stock for RevolutioN Trains , I believe the tooling for the Pendolino passes into Rapido ownership after the initial models are made (future models can't be made for two further years if memory serves), not sure about the TEA and PFA/KFA wagons and class 321 ...
by hairyhandedfool
Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dapol caternary.
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: Dapol caternary.

:D Hi all. I have just taken delivery of my class 350 4 car Emu, absolutely love this loco. as this would normally operate via its Pantograph or 3rd rail system in real life, would this look out of place running without Caternary gantries on my layout, or if I fitted the non functioning ones from D...
by hairyhandedfool
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol Bubble car
Replies: 3
Views: 863

Re: Dapol Bubble car

Erm.... Yes, probably..... I admit I wasn't looking that closely.
by hairyhandedfool
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Dapol Bubble car
Replies: 3
Views: 863

Re: Dapol Bubble car

I think the only error is that there is only one window in the 'guards' area, there should be two.... Oh and it might not have the central door locking equipment on the doors. It's possible that the welded doors might still have their door handles on the model.
by hairyhandedfool
Sat May 21, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Mk4 EastCoast livery
Replies: 21
Views: 2186

Re: Hornby Mk4 EastCoast livery

There's some oddity about the Mk4 Tightlock though, can't remember what. Non-standard height ? When one of my erstwhile colleagues stuffed a 91 into a 156 at Holbeck by forgetting to wind over a set of switched diamonds, my other colleague who attended the recovery had quite a tussle getting the lo...
by hairyhandedfool
Fri May 13, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Mk4 EastCoast livery
Replies: 21
Views: 2186

Re: Hornby Mk4 EastCoast livery

Class 67 locomotives have a swing-head Buckeye coupler, mk4 coaches have Buckeye couplers, why would they need a barrier coach? Mk4s are Tightlock within the set with a draw hook on the outer end of the DVT and a drophead buckeye on the loco end of the TOE. If the DVT or TOE are missing you need a ...
by hairyhandedfool
Mon May 02, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Mk4 EastCoast livery
Replies: 21
Views: 2186

Re: Hornby Mk4 EastCoast livery

Class 67 locomotives have a swing-head Buckeye coupler, mk4 coaches have Buckeye couplers, why would they need a barrier coach?
by hairyhandedfool
Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Mk4 EastCoast livery
Replies: 21
Views: 2186

Re: Hornby Mk4 EastCoast livery

Class 91 or nothing! The East Coast isn't like the other operation that runs London to Scotland. It's reliable and efficiently run, and everything goes perfectly to plan.That is an exaggeration obviously enough; but seriously. alternative traction is just not in evidence. I have lived within hearin...

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