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by SRman
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: REPLICA RAILWAYS "Low line" powered chassis details & pics.
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: REPLICA RAILWAYS "Low line" powered chassis details & pics.

These have been around for quite a few years. I have used several in kit-built EMUs, including a DC Kits 4 EPB and several Bratchell Models EMUS (2 x class 455 and a 319/1). All of mine have been the 64' length but with different sized wheels to suit the application (14 mm for the EPB, 12 mm for the...
by SRman
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Improving low speed running for shunting
Replies: 16
Views: 739

Re: Improving low speed running for shunting

If you are using DCC, that too can tame a fast running motor right down to an inching crawl. As Minipix said, it will still rely on keeping wheels and pickups clean, and track as flat as possible, whether on DC or DCC.
by SRman
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: ESU loksound 8 pin v4
Replies: 6
Views: 530

Re: ESU loksound 8 pin v4

Check the speaker wires; it may be playing sounds but you can't hear them because the speaker is not connected.

Failing that, could you try another speaker temporarily attached to the decoder? Are you able to try the decoder and speaker in another locomotive?
by SRman
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: Brake Vans
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: Brake Vans

The bogie 'Queen Mary' van is still available from Bachmann in OO, albeit that is a fairly old moulding nowadays. The other van looks like a standard BR 20T van (or maybe an LNER one, as it has shorter footboards) but has had extra panels added as balconies: could that be a modification for the pres...
by SRman
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: UK or Bust 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 1976

Re: UK or Bust 2020

The Britrailpass can be expensive, but there is a big advantage in that you don't have to pay attention to who operates the train you wish to travel on. On my recent trip to England, we got England-only passes as we weren't planning to go into Wales or Scotland, and had (if I remember correctly) 8 s...
by SRman
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 55
Views: 4486

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

It will most probably apply to all of the Bachmann lines, including Branchline (OO), Farish (N), and EFE vehicles in OO and N.
by SRman
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 55
Views: 4486

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

Bit of a difference in that Hattons are producing their own models whereas Rails and Gaugemaster commission an existing manufacturer. The Rails Terrier is by Dapol and the CR 0-6-0 will be by Bachmann for example. Hattons openly offering trade terms to other shops to stock their models straight awa...
by SRman
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Flickering fireplaces - What to use?
Replies: 26
Views: 1551

Re: Flickering fireplaces - What to use?

I agree with Bufferstop: I would use a two-pack glue like Araldite or equivalent. It will dry mostly clear and allow the light to spread through it - it may even enhance the effects.
by SRman
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Are the Hornby Schools and Merchant Navy class any good?
Replies: 13
Views: 1355

Re: Are the Hornby Schools and Merchant Navy class any good?

You're endangering my savings Biggles! :wink: I hadn't even looked at the Castle and King class locos despite the fact they are on my wishlist. The trouble is I am basing my layout on Oxford - very much simplified - where all four companies met so you could see Great Western, Southern, LMS and LNER...
by SRman
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Flickering fireplaces - What to use?
Replies: 26
Views: 1551

Re: Flickering fireplaces - What to use?

Oops - sorry. Accidental double-post.
by SRman
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Flickering fireplaces - What to use?
Replies: 26
Views: 1551

Re: Flickering fireplaces - What to use?

If you look at a fire, generally there is a near constant red glow at the base, but flickering yellow/orange flames above. As such, I like End2End's circuit as it takes this into account. I have sometimes given thought to doing something similar in a locomotive firebox. It may be possible to arrange...
by SRman
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann C class
Replies: 16
Views: 1028

Re: Bachmann C class

The Q1 is a thing of great beauty! Well, if you half-close your eyes and look the other way, anyway! :D I do like my Hornby Q1s though. They run nicely and haul a decent load. I even fitted one with sound. Hornby's 700 class is also very good and can be had for quite reasonable prices. I have two an...
by SRman
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann C class
Replies: 16
Views: 1028

Re: Bachmann C class

Peterm wrote:Will you two pack it in! I can't afford either of these two loco's at the moment and when I looked in the mirror I noticed I've gone green. :wink:



:D :D :D

Sorry Peter.

Carefully hides crossed fingers behind back. :twisted:
by SRman
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann C class
Replies: 16
Views: 1028

Re: Bachmann C class

I have four of the C class (two BR and two SECR) and I can't say I have noticed any particular problems with them. They all run nicely on DCC. If there was anything you could do to improve them (and this applies to most other Bachmann tender locos as well), you could fit extra pickups and connection...
by SRman
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: DCC Problems

Resetting computers and similar electronic items (printers, phones and so on), a quicker way is to disconnect all power, then hold the on/off switch in the on position for around 10 or more seconds. If it is a laptop or mobile phone, disconnect the battery if it is accessible, otherwise the battery ...

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