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by muggins
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Pannier crew
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Pannier crew

Thanks very much indeed, BIgmet. I'd never have worked that one out.
by muggins
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Definitely silly question
Replies: 11
Views: 547

Re: Definitely silly question

My enquiry about availability of the 4.5v battery with the brass strip contacts came about because of a brainfart. I was confusing the EverReady 1289 with the ones which used to power the ubiquitous EverReady pushbike front lights until they quickly died, got forgotten about, leaked and ruined the l...
by muggins
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Pannier crew
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Pannier crew

My Bachmann panniers are in need of crews, so I have questions. Is there a magic technique for getting them into the right positions in the cabs? And are any of the offerings from Dart/Monty's particularly suitable? (I'd love to use Modelu but can't afford to, and I was decidedly unimpressed with Fa...
by muggins
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Definitely silly question
Replies: 11
Views: 547

Re: Definitely silly question

Bufferstop wrote:Test them with a 4.5volt flashlamp battery, the flat type with long brass tangs on the top.


Can you still get those?
by muggins
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Rotating axleboxes
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Rotating axleboxes

Cheers gents. I suppose there's no hope now of finding out who came up with the daft term "rotating axleboxes" and giving him a stern talking-to ...
by muggins
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Rotating axleboxes
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Rotating axleboxes

I have little if any interest in model diesel locototives, and I know even less about full-size ones, but after stumbling upon a YouTube thing about Hatton's wobbly Class 66, I'm intrigued by these 'ere rotating axleboxes. What is the point of rotating axleboxes? What actually rotates? And why might...
by muggins
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann, no new OO announcements for 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 2647

Re: Bachmann, no new OO announcements for 2020

Useful review of the imminently expected 94xx here, with pictures of the mechanism and information on the use of a coreless motor: https://albionyard.net/2020/11/27/bachmann-94xx-pannier-review-35-025 ... Ta for that. An interesting read of which I would have remained unaware. Good to see that they...
by muggins
Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: N Class running badly - why?
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: N Class running badly - why?

By way of an update, the new motor cradle and gear arrived lunchtime today and I've just spent an enjoyable (and very interesting) hour installing it. My lovely brand new 17-year-old N Class is now behaving itself very nicely indeed trundling round the tracks on its running-in turn. Having cleared t...
by muggins
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: N Class running badly - why?
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: N Class running badly - why?

No sooner said than done. All being well (which I have every confidence that it will be), one new motor cradle with gear will shortly be on its way to me from Barwell, and this for just six quid! I'm well impressed :)
by muggins
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: N Class running badly - why?
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: N Class running badly - why?

Job currently on hold pending email reply from Bachmann. I'll report back in due course ...
by muggins
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: N Class running badly - why?
Replies: 10
Views: 444

Re: N Class running badly - why?

Cheers Bigmet. I made it about 3:1 too, so I reckon the finger points ... What odds on Bachmann still having any spares for a 13-year-old chassis? I might even phone 'em tomorrow and try my luck. Quite how user-replaceable that pair of gears might be is of course another matter, but I've always favo...
by muggins
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: N Class running badly - why?
Replies: 10
Views: 444

N Class running badly - why?

I've got myself a new and unused Bachmann 32-163 N Class which has apparently been sitting quietly in somebody's collection for the last 17 years, and it has me puzzled. Upon trying it out, I found that it was happy enough (considering) running backwards, but it ran forwards like it has at least one...
by muggins
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Help please with video of dodgy runner
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Help please with video of dodgy runner

Thanks for that. I'll give it my best shot :)
by muggins
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Help please with video of dodgy runner
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Help please with video of dodgy runner

I've just taken a video of my newly-acquired Bachmann N Class running badly, and I'd like to upload it to somewhere so that you good people can take a look at it and tell me the likely cause of its malaise. But alas, this sort of thing is way out of my comfort zone. I've taken it on my Android phone...
by muggins
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: B & H Models limited edition Bachmann wagons
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: B & H Models limited edition Bachmann wagons

Cheers gents. Off now to do some more investigating ... :)

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