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by muggins
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Motor type question
Replies: 39
Views: 5480

Re: Motor type question

Thank you very much indeed for sorting that one out, gentlemen :)
by muggins
Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Motor type question
Replies: 39
Views: 5480

Re: Motor type question

Ringfield is a specialist type motor and scalextric is a can motor. The former can be refurbished and the latter usually can't. Hang on, hang on. My brain's starting to hurt. As Tim suggested in post #2, I did a Google image search on "ringfield motor". I would have said those are can mot...
by muggins
Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Motor type question
Replies: 39
Views: 5480

Re: Motor type question

Blimey Chris, that's an eye-opener! Would you believe that the idea of actually changing the motor hadn't occurred to me? Getting back to the ringfield vs Scalextric type though, I'm surprised that the ringfield's more easily refurbished than the Scalextric, given that the former seems to use a mess...
by muggins
Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Motor type question
Replies: 39
Views: 5480

Re: Motor type question

OK, having now looked at pictures of each, it seems to me that the "Scalextric" type is simpler and has less potential to go noisy. Is that a fair generalisation? Just wondering which is probably the best bet for smooth, quiet running, especially at low speeds. We're talking 0-6-0 locos by...
by muggins
Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Peco 00 track confusion
Replies: 12
Views: 3630

Re: Peco 00 track confusion

stuartp wrote:... if you look at their product listings on their website ...


... you start losing the will to live ... :roll:
by muggins
Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Motor type question
Replies: 39
Views: 5480

Motor type question

Looking through some lists of s/h Hornby locos, I keep seeing the terms "ringfield motor" and "scalectric-type motor". In practice, what's the difference?
by muggins
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Peco 00 track confusion
Replies: 12
Views: 3630

Re: Peco 00 track confusion

Thank you gentlemen. I am no longer confused about that. Polenty of other stuff for sure, but not now about minimum radii :D
by muggins
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Peco 00 track confusion
Replies: 12
Views: 3630

Re: Peco 00 track confusion

I think your confusing the two distinct types of track and points Peco make. Thanks, Flashbang. Given the way they present information on their site, it's no wonder I'm confused! OK for you guys who know your stuff, but ... Anyhow, I'm re-starting from square one after a 30 year break, so nothing h...
by muggins
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Peco 00 track confusion
Replies: 12
Views: 3630

Peco 00 track confusion

I've just spent a while on the Peco website in an attempt to get together the details I need in order to start sketching 00 layout ideas, but I'm stuck. Maybe it's just me, but I have to say it's definitely not the most user-friendly site I've ever been on! I know I can download the templates, but b...
by muggins
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: 009 and slow running
Replies: 28
Views: 5540

Re: 009 and slow running

Well ... after all this, it now looks like I'll be going the 00 route after all. Several reasons, with my somewhat reduced dexterity nowadays being one of them and my eyesight being another. But at least I haven't wasted you guys' time - I've learned a lot of useful stuff which is also relevant to 0...
by muggins
Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Minimum radius question
Replies: 3
Views: 725

Re: Minimum radius question

Thanks gents, hadn't thought about the couplings issue. That's given me enough to work with for the time being ...
by muggins
Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Minimum radius question
Replies: 3
Views: 725

Minimum radius question

I'm pondering on building a small 00 layout of some kind of an industrial nature. Being a returning modeller, I'm confident of my ability to make a proper job of tracklaying and the electrics, but right now I'm wondering ... Given nothing bigger than an 0-6-0 and 4-wheel wagons (no coaches or bogie ...
by muggins
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: 009 and slow running
Replies: 28
Views: 5540

Re: 009 and slow running

Emettman wrote:Sorry, Muggins, we've rather taken over the thread while considering possibilities.


No apology necessary, mister. Please carry on - I'm learning loads of good stuff here!
by muggins
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: 009 and slow running
Replies: 28
Views: 5540

Re: 009 and slow running

I'm thinking very much "industrial", by which I mean something which is mainly a dockside, chemical works, factory, warehousing or similar, possibly incorporating a bit of a quarry, so anything longer than an ordinary 4-wheel wagon doesn't figure. But it's all still up in the air at the mo...
by muggins
Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Electrical & Electronics
Topic: Cheap but good controller?
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Re: Cheap but good controller?

Point noted about feedback. Thanks for that :D

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