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by SRman
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Hoop top fencing quandry
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: Hoop top fencing quandry

If the fencing doesn't have any longer 'legs' to stick into the ground, you can always solder or glue some pins or brass wire at intervals to insert into pre-drilled holes in the ground.
by SRman
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Q1
Replies: 18
Views: 848

Re: Hornby Q1

The lubricator mechanism and linkage is available as a spare from Peter's Spares. However, when one of mine dropped off the pin on the lubricator 'box', I drilled a 0.5mm hole and superglued a piece of brass wire in, slipped the end of the linkage over the wire then bent the end of the wire to retai...
by SRman
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Peckett
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Hornby Peckett

I have had to replace the fragile whistles on two of mine; one got a piece of brass wire turned in a drill chuck using a file, the other got a Markits turned brass item. The Peckett mechanisms seem quite robust and well engineered. They are certainly very smooth and controllable. I refused to be tie...
by SRman
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Rails pricing anomaly on Hornby restaurant coaches
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Rails pricing anomaly on Hornby restaurant coaches

The £36.50 price was for pre-orders. Fortunately for me, I got my order in a day or two before the price went up.
by SRman
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Pocketbond Classix
Replies: 7
Views: 469

Re: Pocketbond Classix

As a generalisation, I prefer the Pocketbond cars over Oxford Diecast ones, as they mostly exhibit greater finesse, particularly where one can compare similar car models like the Morris Minors in both ranges. The Pocketbond ones used to be around twice the price of Oxfords but many are now reduced a...
by SRman
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anither question
Replies: 20
Views: 547

Re: Anither question

Good moaning! Hornby themselves improved the Hymek detailing in recent years, including the provision of separate horns instead of moulded lumps on the cab roofs. The latest ones also have their very smooth running 5-pole motor bogie. I detailed an ancient Triang one a few years ago, including separ...
by SRman
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re numbering locos OO gauge
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: Re numbering locos OO gauge

ModelMaster Decals, Fox transfers for starters. They do complete renumbering sets too.

There are others as well, one does 3D transfers (for things like smokebox plates and nameplates - but I can't remember their name at present), or Narrow Planet can do etched smokebox number plates.
by SRman
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Converting Hornby tank engines
Replies: 18
Views: 586

Re: Converting Hornby tank engines

Saddle tank can be sprayed black, lettered LMS and given an appropriate number, crew and lamps, etc.. 'Thomas' was originally a Hornby E2, a Billinton designed 0-6-0 for the LB&SCR. It can be improved but will never be a great looker alas. Get shot of that awful face and replace it with a more ...
by SRman
Thu May 31, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: New class 07 model
Replies: 10
Views: 1389

Re: New class 07 model

£105 pre-order price at Rails of Sheffield.
by SRman
Fri May 18, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Triang/Hornby Vintage R.152 Diesel Shunter
Replies: 12
Views: 729

Re: Triang/Hornby Vintage R.152 Diesel Shunter

I did as suggested and also tested on program track where it read ok but as soon as I put it on the track to run the rfailmaster controller started to flash which looks like a short somewhere. It could be the decoder may be strong enough.Iam usingnthe Hornby 8249 I would definitely ditch the Hornby...
by SRman
Thu May 17, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Triang/Hornby Vintage R.152 Diesel Shunter
Replies: 12
Views: 729

Re: Triang/Hornby Vintage R.152 Diesel Shunter

I agree with everything Bigmet has said ... very sound advice.

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by SRman
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Australian Hobby Shops.
Replies: 16
Views: 1054

Re: Australian Hobby Shops.

When I lived in Melbourne 30 years ago the situation was fine Model Dockyard and Hearns Hobbies carried a decent range of model railway equipment, living in Mornington I used to buy models from Train World who I always thought were a tad expensive, going back further to the late 1960s and 70s every...
by SRman
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Australian Hobby Shops.
Replies: 16
Views: 1054

Re: Australian Hobby Shops.

One of the main problems Aussie model shops have had to contend with until very recent times was the wholesalers. Bach in the UK, Hornby and Bachmann were their own wholesalers, selling directly to the retailers, whereas here in Oz, the retailers had to deal with the middle men - middle men who more...
by SRman
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 39-525A SR PLV luggage van 1061
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: 39-525A SR PLV luggage van 1061

If you haven't already done the maths, 35' 10" translates to 143mm in OO.
by SRman
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 39-525A SR PLV luggage van 1061
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: 39-525A SR PLV luggage van 1061

I measured two PMVs and a CCT from Bachmann and all were 142mm over the buffers. That also matched a Parkside kit I built.

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