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by SRman
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Early BR coach colour(s)
Replies: 17
Views: 467

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: 324

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: 324

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: 934

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: 377

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.
by SRman
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Compatibility Between DCC Systems.
Replies: 15
Views: 678

Re: Compatibility Between DCC Systems.

I know that the ESU ECoS has what they call a 'sniffer port' that allows the use of other manufacturers' controllers. A friend of mine has the ESU system but we never actually got around to trying out one of my NCE cabs on it.
by SRman
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Long long time!
Replies: 14
Views: 513

Re: Long long time!

That's a beautiful job, D605Eagle.

As you said, now a manufacturer will announce a RTR one. However, all is not lost, because it will probably take another five or six years to make it to the shops. :D
by SRman
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann LBSCR H2 Atlantic release
Replies: 17
Views: 1358

Re: Bachmann LBSCR H2 Atlantic release

I can vouch for the model's magnificence, but I have not, as yet, tested its hauling power. For anyone panicking about finding a 12-pin decoder, Metadyneman has typed it dyslexically, and it is, in fact, a 21-pin interface (no criticism intended here). https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1960/45559953391...
by SRman
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Pulling my hair out, what's left of it.
Replies: 15
Views: 917

Re: Pulling my hair out, what's left of it.

... Always check flangeway clearances with the coarsest wheel sets you possess ... That's crucial advice and there's a further 'traps' to be aware of in this matter. I think Bachmann have been the most recent offender with their E4 0-6-2T, putting the pick up wipers so low on the wheelbacks that th...
by SRman
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Pulling my hair out, what's left of it.
Replies: 15
Views: 917

Re: Pulling my hair out, what's left of it.

As mentioned by the other contributors here, there are a number of ways to create level crossings. The easiest, but most costly, is to use commercial products. This one uses Peco 3rd and 4th radius components. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/900/26240660977_6a6a62124e_b.jpg IMG_20180330_213737 by Jef...
by SRman
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Improving 'teak' finish
Replies: 22
Views: 844

Re: Improving 'teak' finish

Brilliant!

Now, if I send you mine to do ....

:evil: :lol: :lol:
by SRman
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Class 20
Replies: 9
Views: 414

Re: Class 20

If there simply isn't space to fit the TTS included speaker, perhaps a sugar cube speaker would fit in the tighter available space. The sound would also probably be improved with one of these. Make sure you get an 8 ohm one to suit the TTS requirements, though - I have heard that using a 4 ohm speak...
by SRman
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Rebuilt merchant navy repair
Replies: 13
Views: 380

Re: Rebuilt merchant navy repair

It's not that difficult to open up the mechanism to get at the gears. Peter's Spares have had the replacement gears and layshaft in stock (not sure if it still is right now). If you have got the body off, there is one screw to remove, holding the top cover for the gear tower, which also acts as the ...
by SRman
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Improving 'teak' finish
Replies: 22
Views: 844

Re: Improving 'teak' finish

Those have come up really nicely, Tony. I was lazy and did mine in the overall brown LT used later in their lives. I do have plans to cut out some end windows on mine, eventually, but that job is not high in my priorities. As I said originally, these Farish coaches are wrong in just about every deta...
by SRman
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Train-Tech products
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: Train-Tech products

I have a buffer light, presently working off the track power (DCC), and a few of the sensor signals, which work very well, although they seem to rely on light sensing, which means use in tunnels needs some more thinking on my part - maybe add lights at the signal locations?

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