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by Bigmet
Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: OO three rail to two rail
Replies: 9
Views: 1885

Re: OO three rail to two rail

Rob, Once you have the pinpoint bearings, you have to install them. I have done this on quite a number over the years, so have a few hints and tips. Take the wagon body off, and the wheels come out by lifting the D shaped foldovers for each axle, bending each until it is straight enough to drop thro...
by Bigmet
Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: OO three rail to two rail
Replies: 9
Views: 1885

Re: OO three rail to two rail

Whoops! http://www.scalefour.org/ag/ag2.htm#Bearings Bit easier if I gave you the website to look at...
by Bigmet
Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: OO three rail to two rail
Replies: 9
Views: 1885

Re: OO three rail to two rail

They are available in the Alan Gibson range, part 4M63. Takes mail order if you do not have a stockist.
by Bigmet
Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: New train packs on kays.com
Replies: 10
Views: 7942

Re: New train packs on kays.com

I think you will find these actually are the Railroad range Pullman cars, which correctly have no underframe trusses as they are based on the all-steel Queen of Scots cars built for the East Coast services in 1928. There were only two types made by Hornby, a Parlour first and brake; and they are unc...
by Bigmet
Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Hornby vs Bachmann A4
Replies: 85
Views: 23316

Re: Hornby vs Bachmann A4

That sounds fixable. Since your local shop is not offering service I would suggest contacting Hornby customer service. They have a pretty good reputation for sorting stuff out; for after all it is in their interest that you enjoy the hobby. No idea what they charge as I am a DIY man, but the impress...
by Bigmet
Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Hornby vs Bachmann A4
Replies: 85
Views: 23316

Re: Hornby vs Bachmann A4

The current Hornby A4s (main range and Railroad) are significantly better models in most respects. The loco body shell, tenders, fixed Cartazzi frames leave the Bachmann (which in fairness is based on 1960s Trix tooling) pretty much for dead. Positives for the Bachmann are the loco wheels and valve ...
by Bigmet
Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Class 14 Pre-production photos
Replies: 37
Views: 8857

Re: Class 14 Pre-production photos

It will be an interesting test of the often claimed great potential interest in 'industrials'. Those machines which survived spent much longer in industrial service than they ever did working for BR. If they sell like crazy that might just provoke another small diesel...
by Bigmet
Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Class 14 Pre-production photos
Replies: 37
Views: 8857

Re: Class 14 Pre-production photos

Do you reckon that had a good 'going over' to check how firmly the detail was applied before they thought to take pictures? Wonky buffers and steps, pushed in whatever it is on a bonnet end; does look like it has had a heavy hand checking it over to make sure the build is OK. Overall impression is g...
by Bigmet
Fri May 22, 2009 8:37 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC WIRING:NEWCOMER
Replies: 17
Views: 3186

Re: DCC WIRING:NEWCOMER

Your current DC equipment remains useful once you have gone DCC. Apart from remaining in service as the power supply for the point motors, it is valuable to be able to test run locos on DC, before fitting a decoder. With older loco designs in particular, it can be worth measuring the stall current t...
by Bigmet
Tue May 12, 2009 10:05 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan Clayton
Replies: 52
Views: 12438

Re: Heljan Clayton

.. I wonder what Heljan are going to do. The omens have to be good. When their first batch of 'Falcon' had a problem with the push fit bufferbeams, they supplied complete replacement chassis . .. And Heljan have announced ... Chassis replacement for anyone registering a running problem with their r...
by Bigmet
Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan Clayton
Replies: 52
Views: 12438

Re: Heljan Clayton

.. I wonder what Heljan are going to do. The omens have to be good. When their first batch of 'Falcon' had a problem with the push fit bufferbeams, they supplied complete replacement chassis . Heljan have announced that they are researching what the problems actually are. Once they are sure of the ...
by Bigmet
Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan Clayton
Replies: 52
Views: 12438

Re: Heljan Clayton

I don't think removing the foam is going to help if the motor is duff. There are plenty of people having the kind of trouble described by an item here http://www.mremag.com/ (scroll down untill you see a title with 'Heljan Clayton'). He's tested it off the chassis, and finds it has low torque, despi...
by Bigmet
Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan Clayton
Replies: 52
Views: 12438

Re: Heljan Clayton

I have seen a couple of reports. Disappointing thought this will be to owners, both Heljan and their UK distributor have a very good record of retailer support, and any faulty items in the past have been effectively dealt with. (The Falcon chassis problem was dealt with by provision for complete cha...
by Bigmet
Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: Heljan
Topic: Heljan Clayton
Replies: 52
Views: 12438

Re: Heljan Clayton

.. But what should I pull behind it ? .. A couple more Claytons, all off on their final journey to the scrapyard. To do this economically wait until the rush is completely over and prices have fallen through the floor (my theory is this won't take long, it's a very limited interest loco) then buy a...
by Bigmet
Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: any way to reduce the gaps between carriages?
Replies: 20
Views: 4805

Re: any way to reduce the gaps between carriages?

.. not sure if i bought the right one's though, i was told one is a braking coach? but im not sure if it is .. They are an appropriate coach type for a pannier to be moving around. 34-076 is a Brake Composite; notice how it is different from the other two you have, which have the large windows all ...

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