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by GWR_fan
Thu May 03, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Dapol GWR 14XX
Replies: 10
Views: 2769

Re: Dapol GWR 14XX

Many thanks, lots of very useful information. I like Hattons, although to date, I have done no dealings with them. They have a good solid reputation and history in the trade.

Tim
by GWR_fan
Thu May 03, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby pricing again.
Replies: 25
Views: 3361

Re: Hornby pricing again.

Strange that everyone seems to say that Hornby is expensive, when for a specific model, the Bachmann version is generally more expensive. Granted the detail level and drive are mostly superior on the B'mann model. I grant that it is expensive when one considers that the Hornby tooling should have be...
by GWR_fan
Thu May 03, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Dapol GWR 14XX
Replies: 10
Views: 2769

Re: Dapol GWR 14XX

Jeff, I actually saw it advertised when I was purchasing some spares from Petersspares. A 1 oz. jar was around $34.00. Supposedly the bees knees for traction, but as you say, application could be an issue. I am used to traction tyres with LGB, but there a tyre could last twenty odd years and still b...
by GWR_fan
Thu May 03, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Dapol GWR 14XX
Replies: 10
Views: 2769

Re: Dapol GWR 14XX

I checked out the M7 and it is indeed a very nice, impressive locomotive. I am not up to date with my regional railway history, but I assume an M7 would have ventured to the west country. Bachmann are my preferred brandname as they seem to have an excellent reputation of late and they also make the ...
by GWR_fan
Thu May 03, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Dapol GWR 14XX
Replies: 10
Views: 2769

Re: Dapol GWR 14XX

Many thanks. Last time I 'played' with 'OO' was around fifty years ago, so was not sure about pin retention.

One can never have enough 14XX (or autocoaches).
by GWR_fan
Thu May 03, 2012 4:40 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Dapol GWR 14XX
Replies: 10
Views: 2769

Dapol GWR 14XX

I just received my first locomotive purchase, an older model Dapol 14XX GWR 'shirtbutton' livery. Loco was in excellent condition, however, one traction tyre was missing. I will source spares, but would appreciate info on removing the crankpins to remove the drive rod to replace the tyre (push fit o...
by GWR_fan
Tue May 01, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Getting back into the hobby
Replies: 8
Views: 1235

Re: Getting back into the hobby

Thankyou for your helpful replies. It looks as though set sourced locomotives are off the shopping list. I feel that there should be an easy check method to determine the quality level of an item. One looks at all the pullman cars listed on eBay and at a glance they all look the same and yet prices ...
by GWR_fan
Tue May 01, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Getting back into the hobby
Replies: 8
Views: 1235

Re: Getting back into the hobby

Jeff,
one further point, a Bachmann Collet is on the wish list, however, I more considered it a goods loco. Hopefully, a Dean single will also fill in the roster to recreate the 'early' days, although running quality seems a little remiss.

Tim
by GWR_fan
Tue May 01, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Getting back into the hobby
Replies: 8
Views: 1235

Re: Getting back into the hobby

Jeff, yes, you are correct the 61XX is a tank engine. In so far as the Castle, I have my eye on the Bachmann 60 foot Collets. They do look nice, but the problem is that a rake of even four cars would be longer than my anticipated platform length and being an end of line type branch, would leave most...
by GWR_fan
Tue May 01, 2012 3:02 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Dual Locos
Replies: 7
Views: 1507

Re: Dual Locos

Typically, in the larger scale with which I am most familiar, diodes can be used to 'finetune' loco speed, when double heading on DC power. Each diode will reduce loco input voltage by 0.7 volts. Thus one could utilise the required number of diodes needed to slow down the faster locomotive.
by GWR_fan
Tue May 01, 2012 2:45 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Getting back into the hobby
Replies: 8
Views: 1235

Getting back into the hobby

First posting. I have been modelling in largescale for many years, but made a decision that a change was needed. I have long been a Great Western fan and thought why not build the typical 'cliche' GWR shelf type railway. I have been studying eBay for several weeks and a thing that irks me is the lac...

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