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by PanzerJohn
Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: hornby 9F
Replies: 12
Views: 1456

Re: hornby 9F

The clearances are very tight, make sure everything is straight as previous poster said. There is a lot of movement on the wheels, turning by hand is not very reliable as the gear will foul if one or two wheels are not in line, best use a bit of track, quite of the gear will foul when hand turned bu...
by PanzerJohn
Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Little project finished
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Little project finished

Being a bit of a 9f fan I've just finished a little project out of the spares bin. Started with an early live chassis, fitted Chinese built rods,valve gear and cylinders and railroad body, they fit straight on. A nice reliable runner, no nasty wires to break but with all the detail.
by PanzerJohn
Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Little project finished...
Replies: 1
Views: 507

Little project finished...

Being a bit of a 9f fan I've just finished a little project out of the spares bin. Started with an early live chassis, fitted Chinese built rods,valve gear and cylinders and railroad body, they fit straight on. A nice reliable runner, no nasty wires to break but with all the detail.
by PanzerJohn
Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:44 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: why the big deal about keeping boxes ??
Replies: 34
Views: 3532

Re: why the big deal about keeping boxes ??

That would be great, thanks. :D
by PanzerJohn
Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: why the big deal about keeping boxes ??
Replies: 34
Views: 3532

Re: why the big deal about keeping boxes ??

If anyones is going to chuck out Hornby Merchant Navy,9f/eve star,unrebuilt W Country,City/Duchess/Britannia please chuck them my way! ta :D
by PanzerJohn
Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Conclusions after 6 months back in the hobby.
Replies: 8
Views: 1153

Conclusions after 6 months back in the hobby.

During the summer the constant rain was really beginning to get me, summer weekends are for getting out on the motorbike and this wasn't happening. One particularly rainy afternoon saw mw on ebay and a light came on in my head, why not buy a train set!. I hadn't had one since I was a kid and it wasn...
by PanzerJohn
Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Best running loco
Replies: 17
Views: 2106

Re: Best running loco

My old Margate Duchess of Sutherland and City of Chester and Railroad Evening Star,amd Margate Mallard.
by PanzerJohn
Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:28 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: NRM 9F Owners Club.
Replies: 49
Views: 5534

Re: NRM 9F Owners Club.

I've got 2 old Margate E.Stars,one has been updated with a Railroad body.2 Black Chinese tender drives,one has the later type curved top tender which has pickups..beauty smooth runner. And finally a Railroad Eve Star, my favourite runner out of 25 plus loco's, its smooth,powerfull,runs great on all ...

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