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by Bigmet
Mon Jul 04, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Is it Possible to rewheel an old Triang class 08?
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Is it Possible to rewheel an old Triang class 08?

It is possible. One time honoured method: Markits still produce the 'Romford' pattern wheelsets, axles, (and bushes if required) to rewheel older mechanisms. http://www.markits.com/ However, import into the EU is proving difficult for what is a small business, as their site explains. If you have fam...
by Bigmet
Mon Jul 04, 2022 11:45 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 115
Views: 26985

Re: Seaton Junction

... I did make a new loco tender drawbar for it though as I found the stock one wouldn’t go round my curves on its tightest setting. Anyone would have thought that by now Hornby would have looked at a Bachmann tender loco model introduced between about 2009 and 2020 with a neat screw locked slide c...
by Bigmet
Sun Jul 03, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Controller question.
Replies: 12
Views: 486

Re: Controller question.

To expand a little on Flashbang's reply, DCC is usually operated wtih one interface (usually a handset, alternatively a console) per operator. One handset will simultaneously operate as many locos as you can mentally keep up with; the most I have attempted is eight locos all running independently wi...
by Bigmet
Sun Jul 03, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Seaton Junction
Replies: 115
Views: 26985

Re: Seaton Junction

...plus natural light at last... Just remember to park any stock out of the sunlight - unless a realisitic faded paintwork appearance is what you are looking for. (This natural fading works particularly well on the various brown and bauxite shades used on fitted wagons in my experience.) In one con...
by Bigmet
Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Troublesome Jinty/ J83 chassis
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: Troublesome Jinty/ J83 chassis

Good leads suggested to check out, I'd add another, a 'dry' soldered joint in the circuit.
by Bigmet
Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Have Hornby Abandoned Railroad
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Re: Have Hornby Abandoned Railroad

I suspect the main difficulty will be the shortage of production slots. What to manufacture; a run of low cost 'Railroad' or a high mark up premium product which sells out very quickly? ... If Hornby have any rights to use the name they might have done better as Triang Classics... Or 'Hornby Classic...
by Bigmet
Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby E2 0-6-0T
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: Hornby E2 0-6-0T

Ken Shabby wrote:...I've seen various 3D printed loco bodies on eBay which can be fitted to ready to run chassis , maybe someone will produce a E2 body...


https://www.shapeways.com/product/UST92 ... arketplace

There's likely more, this was from a quick search.
by Bigmet
Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Accurascal Class 55
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Accurascal Class 55

The problem with this compromise is that often deformations creep into the model, leading to problems for those wanting to fit scale diameter wheels for the more accurate appearance. I will wait and see on Accuracale's announced EE type 3. If that has scale bogies - the same design as used under the...
by Bigmet
Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:28 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: 1950's Triang
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: 1950's Triang

At some point the situation must have arisen that the current production wheels would not run reliably on some existing track, or was the running reliability of Triang's wheels so bad that no one noticed... It was poor, and the same applied to the major competitor, H-D, in my experience. Steam loco...
by Bigmet
Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: While Waiting For The P-Way To Get Their Fingers Out...
Replies: 18
Views: 392

Re: While Waiting For The P-Way To Get Their Fingers Out...

Handsome! I expect the late and lamented Adrian would have been pleased to know that a kit was being constructed by someone that knew them well by experience in service and prepared to get it right. He was a very demanding character and wouldn't settle for second best. Not many know this, but among ...
by Bigmet
Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: 1950's Triang
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: 1950's Triang

Caution regarding the 'back to back gauge'. For current OO wheels this will be 14.5mm. But the old Triang wheels were around 13.5mm b-t-b, because the flange is much thicker. 'Around', because the plastic wheels of wagons and coaches had one wheel free on the axle so it could move a little side to s...
by Bigmet
Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:56 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Another wild idea
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Another wild idea

'Snot the same on a screen as compared to a real trainset. In my opinion at least...

Seen many good layouts on my big screen, watch it through the operating sequence once and I am done. Whereas the same good layout in reality will keep me happy operating it 'forever'.
by Bigmet
Mon Jun 27, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: While Waiting For The P-Way To Get Their Fingers Out...
Replies: 18
Views: 392

Re: While Waiting For The P-Way To Get Their Fingers Out...

...My observations ... are based on experience as a guard... One slow speed ride in a goods brake van on a preservation line had me wondering how on earth the railway persuaded rational chaps to ride about in them to earn a living. How easily could older bogie coaches have been repurposed into brak...
by Bigmet
Mon Jun 27, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Another wild idea
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Another wild idea

Many possibilities, as it's 'scenery that moves'. The background from dawn to dusk, airport operation in the distance, ships moving on and off a dock, great smoking steelworks <substitute industry of choice> passengers arriving on a platform, train pulls in front and on departure there are the disem...
by Bigmet
Sun Jun 26, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Accurascal Class 55
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Accurascale Class 55

The pins can be tight, and not being able to grip the sides of the PCB won't help. For removal, what I would do is carefully lever up very slightly from each side at the end of the pin row, alternating a little movement one side, then the other. Patience is everything, you don't want to bend the pin...

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