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by SRman
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: What sort of couplers are these?
Replies: 17
Views: 1018

Re: What sort of couplers are these?

You wouldn't say that if you had an early release clayton class 17 ;) Yes, there's always the exception to the rule! Very prototypical though. ;) :D In all seriousness, the usual Heljan mechanisms do require a decoder with the ability to handle high power draws. As Mike said, Lenz works well, as do...
by SRman
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann LBSCR H2 Atlantic release
Replies: 17
Views: 1458

Re: Bachmann LBSCR H2 Atlantic release

Not to worry: you wouldn't believe the number of times I have to backtrack to fix up my typos in posts! :D
by SRman
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Another carriage question
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Another carriage question

Sorry - accidental double-posting. :)
by SRman
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Another carriage question
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Another carriage question

To add to the confusion, different railway companies used different terms for the same things. Reading and paraphrasing from the Wishlist Poll Team Jargon Buster, the LNER used 'vestibule' to mean a gangway connection between coaches (also known on some railways as a corridor connection). On the oth...
by SRman
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Miniature Wunderland - Hamburg
Replies: 33
Views: 1065

Re: Miniature Wunderland - Hamburg

My OH and I visited there in September, and we were not disappointed at all. It is definitely worth a visit. There are lots of humorous touches around. As Timbersurf said, they are constantly working on new sections, but it takes time. The Italian section has only recently opened (and very good it i...
by SRman
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Identify decoder
Replies: 16
Views: 573

Re: Identify decoder

Push CV3 and CV4 up further yet. (I rarely use values smaller than 60.) Then you have to exercise proper control and discover what speed limits might apply on the layout, in particular because it take a long time slowing down from speed. I tend to use initial values of 25 and 18, respectively, for ...
by SRman
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Oxford Rail Adams Radial Decoder Problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1078

Re: Oxford Rail Adams Radial Decoder Problem

Waz, be careful which DCC Concepts decoder you order, as they have two sizes of direct plug-in ones; you need the smaller one for the Radial.
by SRman
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Early BR coach colour(s)
Replies: 17
Views: 544

Re: Early BR coach colour(s)

The crimson colour was notoriously difficult to capture properly, particularly as it changed appearance depending on the ambient light and also on the photographic processes and films at the time. Many of the model manufacturers got it wrong. Lima and Mainline had it too dark, Triang had it as maroo...
by SRman
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Early BR coach colour(s)
Replies: 17
Views: 544

Re: Early BR coach colour(s)

Agreeing with Jim here, the last blood and custard coaches wnt around 1963, and even then they were rare. I think the very first BR blue and grey coaches were in late 1964, but 1965 is the safer date to adopt. As for the green coach in Scotland, several Bulleid coaches were sent up there still in gr...
by SRman
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Oxford Rail Adams Radial Decoder Problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1078

Re: Oxford Rail Adams Radial Decoder Problem

My Oxford Rail 30584 has a DCC Concepts Zen direct decoder fitted, with no problems to report.
by SRman
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Early BR coach colour(s)
Replies: 17
Views: 544

Re: Early BR coach colour(s)

I agree with flying scotsman123 with one exception: the maroon non-corridor stock was lined, at least initially, but later repaints seem to have been unlined. It would be accurate to mix unlined crimson with lined and unlined maroon between 1957 and 1963. It would also be accurate to mix lined and u...
by SRman
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Railroad R3275 class 31
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Hornby Railroad R3275 class 31

It may well be worth a repaint. While you are at it, you can correct any detail anomalies, and shave off the moulded handrails on the fronts and replace them with wire. I had a Lima body I detailed some years ago, and put it on a Hornby RailRoad chassis. I had to make up the cowlings from plastic ca...
by SRman
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Railroad R3275 class 31
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Hornby Railroad R3275 class 31

Hi, a well meaning relative has bought me a Railroad Class 31 in Dutch engineers grey that is too modern livery for the 1960s era of my layout. Not wanting to offend her by selling this loco I thought of fitting a replacement body shell to the loco. I understand that this was originally a Lima prod...
by SRman
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shortest coaches?
Replies: 35
Views: 1087

Re: Shortest coaches?

There are also the non-gangwayed 57' or 59' coaches - Bachmann did the BR standard types, Dapol offer the older LMS type, Hornby have some new LMS and LNER types, and there are also the ancient Graham Farish OO nondescript non-gangwayed and corridor versions, which came in all of the Big four liveri...
by SRman
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Dapol
Topic: Ajust the sound volume on a class 68
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Ajust the sound volume on a class 68

It'll be ESU or Zimo (most probably the former), not Dapol's Imperium, which is a non-sound decoder. As Paul said, CV63 for ESU, CV266 for Zimo.

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