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by 4472
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sound for my steam loco
Replies: 13
Views: 507

Re: Sound for my steam loco

Forgot to mention I am DC not DCC.
by 4472
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sound for my steam loco
Replies: 13
Views: 507

Sound for my steam loco

I want to have it whistle at a point on the track. I looked at train tech, but the bits won't fit into my tender ( it's a Hornby Hawksworth attached to a Castle class R2424 ) as the coal part is very low. I don't want to hack it about. I am sure I saw a system that used a reed switch and magnet but ...
by 4472
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Modelmates brick joint filler
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Modelmates brick joint filler

Have you tried ringing the first one, as other items go into the basket ok
by 4472
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby tender body removal
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Hornby tender body removal

Mine looks like the earlier one with a push fit drawbar. The Hornby work sheet only shows engine body removal, not the tender. It has one screw almost under the front axle, and 2 screws midway between the centre and rear axles.
by 4472
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby tender body removal
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Hornby tender body removal

I want to remove the body from the tender on a Castle class loco. All I can see are a number of small screws underneath. Would these be the ones, and what else do I need to do or be careful of. There is no motor in it.
by 4472
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 32
Views: 1419

Re: Soldering

Had my first try today. Successfully joined a wire to some streamline track. I had a problem keeping the solder on the bit, which is a pointed one. The solder is a gash length I found in my toolbox, so that could be the problem. The iron is a 30w with no name on it. Is a flat chamfered bit better as...
by 4472
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Great Model Railway Challenge
Replies: 114
Views: 8078

Re: The Great Model Railway Challenge

I think you will find it is a week later according to Peco when I googled it
by 4472
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Backscenes.
Replies: 32
Views: 1211

Re: Backscenes.

I solved the problem by buying a long sheet of thin plywood that was the length of the layout (8 feet) and getting my talented daughter to paint the countryside based on some sheets I got free with a magazine some years ago. Result is no joins and a lovely rolling countryside.
by 4472
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 32
Views: 1419

Re: Soldering

Thanks Alex3410. I have placed an order
by 4472
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 32
Views: 1419

Re: Soldering

What make of flux, and where do you buy it. I only need a small tin not an industrial size pot
by 4472
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 32
Views: 1419

Re: Soldering

I will be soldering wire to track and brass
by 4472
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 32
Views: 1419

Soldering

I am about to dip my toe in the water. I know the theory of soldering but would like opinions on the best/cheapest solder to buy. Would it be best to buy self fluxing or separate solder and flux

Mod Note. Topic moved to a more suitable forum area.
by 4472
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby Wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Hornby Wheels

The wheels are Hornby so apart from checking ride height all I can do is switch wheels and run it. I can always revert to the original wheels
by 4472
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby Wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Hornby Wheels

I am intending to replace some plastic wheels with steel ones. I have some wide ones and some narrow ones. Is there much difference for running them such as derailing or smoother running. I am not too worried about prototypical correctness as my rolling stock is a mishmash of eras and companys
by 4472
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Train-Tech products
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Train-Tech products

Does anyone have experience of these. I have the buffer lights which work ok, but I thinking of being more adventurous and using their carriage lighting and maybe the track signals. Running on purely DC

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