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by SRman
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Old Triang Princess Royal
Replies: 11
Views: 787

Re: Old Triang Princess Royal

I definitely have some of those wheels (I never throw anything out!), but I am in Australia, so postage may cost a bit more. Let me know if no one else is able to help. Hopefully glencairn's ones will do the trick.
by SRman
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Brake Tender For Diesel Locomotives
Replies: 8
Views: 652

Re: Brake Tender For Diesel Locomotives

There are resin models of these out there somewhere, too. Tony Also white metal kits from Genesis Models, with a couple of different designs. This one is basically the same design as the magazine one, but I also have one of the girder-based type to build. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4332/3594057...
by SRman
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Autofrog
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: DCC Autofrog

I am using the Gaugemaster ones, which have worked well for me, apart from initial problems with two - one I hadn't connected one of the feed wires properly from the DCC bus, the other actually turned out to be a faulty unit, and would only switch one polarity (i.e. one side of the point). I bought ...
by SRman
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC Autofrog
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: DCC Autofrog

Answering the original question: yes, you would require two autofrog switchers, one for each frog. While Peterm is correct about the momentary shorting, it is so quick it does not upset the DCC system itself.
by SRman
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Nickel silver track?
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: Nickel silver track?

All of the nickel-silver track I know of is solid through.
by SRman
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Fordhampton Nursery
Replies: 13
Views: 1066

Re: Fordhampton Nursery

It does look very promising, and I can see where it is going.

It is nice to see the kit 'in the flesh' rather than just as a box illustration, which doesn't really show us how good (or bad) the kit is.
by SRman
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Class 40 Conversion - Lima/Hornby Railroad
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Class 40 Conversion - Lima/Hornby Railroad

I second what Bigmet has suggested. The newer Hornby Railroad chassis/motor will certainly give smoother running, but will need a fair bit of weight added to give decent traction, whereas the older Bachmann chassis will also give smooth running but has more chance of pulling the walls down! :D
by SRman
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Ready made roads?
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: Ready made roads?

allan wrote:https://www.eurorailhobbies.com/products.asp?mn=13&ca=40&sc=HO

Gottabe careful of the continental stuff - the roads are a bit narrower than British, and the cars are always on the wrong side..,



I dunno; is it possible to have narrower roads than British ones? ;) :evil:
by SRman
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Class 71
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: Class 71

I don't think there is a clear winner, more a case of 'swings and roundabouts'. I have two of the DJM examples, one in earlier green with red and white lining, the other in the later darker green with small yellow panels and no lining. I like the overall look of the models. They are smooth running b...
by SRman
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bachmanns N class, problem
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: Bachmanns N class, problem

Digressing slightly from the N class, some of the Dapol 6-wheel milk tanks had the same sorts of problems, with the centre axle being the main culprit. A friend of mine took to running them without the centre axles at all, but I did the same trick on mine as with the N tender; elongate the axle hole...
by SRman
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bachmanns N class, problem
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: Bachmanns N class, problem

I believe that the derailing is also down to the centre tender axle not having enough vertical movement. I removed the centre axle and using a drill bit I opened up the axle end receptacle in each tender sideframe, allowing the axle to move slightly upwards. The locomotives in that set are also pro...
by SRman
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Airfix/Mainline/Bachmann "collett coaches" bogies
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Re: Airfix/Mainline/Bachmann "collett coaches" bogies

To the best of my knowledge, the bogies are just clipped in. Insert a flat-bladed screwdriver between the bogie and the coach underframe, as close to the pivot point as possible, then lever it from there. It is possible the bogie frames have gone a bit brittle with age.
by SRman
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Class 25 misbehaving
Replies: 14
Views: 926

Re: Class 25 misbehaving

I wouldn't recommend just cutting off the traction tyres. The wheels have grooves in them, which can adversely affect running. If you want to get rid of the traction tyres, buying (or otherwise acquiring) the trailing bogie wheel sets would be better. I have used brass wire for pickups, but better o...
by SRman
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Western numbering
Replies: 6
Views: 568

Re: Western numbering

Easily fixed if you buy some etched plates - you can rename/renumber to anything that suits you.

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