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by 4472
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Miniature Wunderland - Hamburg
Replies: 33
Views: 1450

Re: Miniature Wunderland - Hamburg

Where do/did you guys stay when there
by 4472
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: layout plan
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Re: layout plan

Try looking at Ebay. Search for model railway layouts to get an idea
by 4472
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sound for my steam loco
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Re: Sound for my steam loco

Just got a newsletter from Gaugemaster announcing some interesting sound modules at £29.95. GM780 - GM784. Might wait for them
by 4472
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sound for my steam loco
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Re: Sound for my steam loco

Minipix. Nice little tool runs ok on pc and Android phone
by 4472
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Sound for my steam loco
Replies: 13
Views: 626

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: 626

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: 355

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: 219

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: 219

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: 1720

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: 136
Views: 9952

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: 1486

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: 1720

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: 1720

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: 1720

Re: Soldering

I will be soldering wire to track and brass

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