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by muggins
Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Model Rail Y3 Sentinel coupling peculiarity
Replies: 3
Views: 655

Re: Model Rail Y3 Sentinel coupling peculiarity

Any chance of a picture of said coupler? Alas no. Haven't got a camera which will get close enough! Hang on though while I try and rig up a decent light aimed where I need it to be and something to hold a magnifying glass where that needs to be ... :roll: ETA Hurrah! I've fettled it :D Finally spot...
by muggins
Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Model Rail Y3 Sentinel coupling peculiarity
Replies: 3
Views: 655

Model Rail Y3 Sentinel coupling peculiarity

Bear with me chaps if the answer to this is obvious, but it isn't to me :oops: I've just acquired a mint s/h Model Rail Sentinel with which I am very happy indeed. It does though have just one weirdness which I'd like to sort out. The coupling at one end behaves exactly as I expect it to, but the on...
by muggins
Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Trackshack Isle of Man
Replies: 5
Views: 2202

Re: Trackshack Isle of Man

Having lost the will to live over the weekend trying to make sense of Peco's site (which seems to have been put together 10 years ago by somebody using My First Website software who couldn't see things from the customer's point of view to save their life), I'm now in shock. I found Track Shack yeste...
by muggins
Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Motor type question
Replies: 39
Views: 5502

Re: Motor type question

I like that ... :)
by muggins
Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Motor type question
Replies: 39
Views: 5502

Re: Motor type question

Thanks. Funny I never thought about a light railway, given that I'm not all that far from the KESR!
by muggins
Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Motor type question
Replies: 39
Views: 5502

Re: Motor type question

Too true about not rushing it. That's exactly why I've been asking so many questions on here. Having said that, though, The Lady Wife asked this morning how much longer I was going to spend mooching round the internets before this railway started moving from theory to practice, so I've just now inve...
by muggins
Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Motor type question
Replies: 39
Views: 5502

Re: Motor type question

I'm not 100% certain but if you are going to use 10" curves as Chris suggested you may struggle for that one to get round it comfortably, you'd be better sticking with 0-4-0 and short wheelbase 0-6-0 such as the J94 ... That's what I'll be doing, actually. I was just looking at some of the s/h...
by muggins
Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Motor type question
Replies: 39
Views: 5502

Re: Motor type question

If you're looking for 0-6-0 tank engines or diesel shunters then none will have a Ringfield, Hornby only ever used them in tender drive units or diesels. :? Funnily enough, I've just now been looking at this http://www.hattons.co.uk/230089/Hornby_R059_HD01_Class_2721_0_6_0PT_2744_in_GWR_Green_Pre_o...
by muggins
Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Motor type question
Replies: 39
Views: 5502

Re: Motor type question

Gosh, chaps, this is really good stuff! :D The one thing I think I've got right with the basic plan is that this is simply going to be a figment of my imagination, albeit hopefully a convincing one. The period will be anywhere from pre-WW1 to Beeching, but an industrial/colliery/dockyard type thing ...
by muggins
Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Motor type question
Replies: 39
Views: 5502

Re: Motor type question

What do you regard as expensive, bearing in mind that older models can cause just as many problems as new ones! Well let's put it this way ... I fancy a class 0F Pug and an Austerity saddle tank. As I understand it, I can't buy a Pug new, and the going rate for a new Austerity is getting on for £10...
by muggins
Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Motor type question
Replies: 39
Views: 5502

Re: Motor type question

... If smooth and quiet is a high priority, I suggest skipping straight past all the old stuff, and buying the new and vastly superior goods. I'd love to, Bigmet, but alas that's out of the question. This is a return to railway modelling after the best part of 60 years, and the pension dictates sec...
by muggins
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Motor type question
Replies: 39
Views: 5502

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: 5502

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: 5502

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: 5502

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...

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