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by stuartp
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: PECO CODE 100
Replies: 15
Views: 751

Re: PECO CODE 100

Try the smaller shops, you may be better ringing. Frizinghall is about 10 miles from me, I've been watching LH bullhead points go in and out of stock almost weekly on their website. I detoured there yesterday on the back of going to collect the Christmas order from the butcher with a long list (firs...
by stuartp
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Class 33 Lima Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 571

Re: Class 33 Lima Problem

Agreed. It's possible to reassemble it with the ballast weight sitting on the wire. It needs some slack at the motor end.

If it's not that and it worked before, then something is in the wrong place although I'm struggling to think what.
by stuartp
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: R1233 Coca Cola Set
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: R1233 Coca Cola Set

The van tooling dates to 1974, the container flat before even that (1960s ex-Triang ?). The loco is a 1980s chassis with a slightly more modern body and gearing. It's bomb proof and ideal for what it was intended for if the attrition rate of anything going around our tree in recent years is anything...
by stuartp
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Filler
Replies: 11
Views: 420

Re: Filler

Most model shops will either sell Revell Plasto, Squadron White Putty or whatever the Humbrol stuff is called. These are all in tubes, just squeeze like toothpaste and apply with a small screwdriver blade, edge of a curved scalpel/knife, bit of scrap plastic etc. If it starts to go stiff in the tube...
by stuartp
Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Padded double sided sticky tape
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Re: Padded double sided sticky tape

I used it on a couple of short stretches thinking it would save time. It is very difficult if not impossible to adjust anything, where you put it down is where it stays. On code 100 flexi its bad enough, on code 75 bullhead you'll pull the rail out of the chairs trying to lift it to relay. I've gone...
by stuartp
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: "What if" Scenario- Steam in the 70s
Replies: 14
Views: 505

Re: "What if" Scenario- Steam in the 70s

I think corporate blue would have looked good on the 9Fs, but I don't think it would have gone as far as yellow ends. They were introduced on deisels because they were harder to see and hear coming, which is why steam locos were not so treated even though they got electrification flashes etc. . They...
by stuartp
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Hattons Relocating
Replies: 22
Views: 4709

Re: Hattons Relocating

It's a model which seems to work well in other (related) hobbies. Hannants of Lowestoft will sell you almost anything (non-railway) scale modelling related by mail order from a warehouse. There is a counter for personal callers but they don't pretend to be a local modelshop, their business is import...
by stuartp
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: RMWeb forum joining???
Replies: 34
Views: 1439

Re: RMWeb forum joining???

[quote="D605Eagle] I have to say that the shite they have been spouting about KR models is beyond ridiculous especially as not one person there has seen any of KR's models in the flesh yet. [/quote] Unfortunately the fact that nothing has appeared in the flesh yet may be the problem. They (foru...
by stuartp
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Help for a clueless partner
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Help for a clueless partner

The Hormby Princess Elizabeth is indeed OO gauge. You won't go far wrong with Mahoganydog's recommendations.
by stuartp
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: RMWeb forum joining???
Replies: 34
Views: 1439

Re: RMWeb forum joining???

Rmweb are not linked to Bachmann any more than they are any other manufacturer. They are however part of Warner Publishing so they follow whatever Warner's group policy is on not slagging off potential advertising clients.

Their sign up is broken though.
by stuartp
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Birdcage question
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Birdcage question

The Portholes have them as well so they appear to be standard. Future-proofing the tooling presumably.

In theory they should improve running as the pin points are effectively running in a metal bearing rather than plastic.
by stuartp
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Push -Pull operations
Replies: 14
Views: 575

Re: Push -Pull operations

This was the 1980s, passengers were self-loading freight as far as the Operating Dept was concerned. Clìpping and scotching required a handsignalman unless the signalman was prepared to do it, and even then that was only practicable at the quieter boxes. Turfing them out was usually much quicker. I ...
by stuartp
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Push -Pull operations
Replies: 14
Views: 575

Re: Push -Pull operations

As was explained to me at signalling school when discussing the many things you were not allowed to do with a passenger train, "It's very easy to turn a passenger train into a non-passenger train, you just need a platform".
by stuartp
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Push -Pull operations
Replies: 14
Views: 575

Re: Push -Pull operations

Most push-pull services used designed (or converted) for purpose rolling stock with a driving position at one end of the coach and some form of communication between the driver in the coach and the fireman on the footplate doing the work. The driver would have at least a brake valve. There were odd ...
by stuartp
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Which Hornby controller
Replies: 23
Views: 781

Re: Which Hornby controller

The R965 is bomb proof and I wish it was still available. The R8250 trips out at the slightest provocation but doesn't indicate that it has done so, you just have to wait for the thermal widget to reset itself. As a controller it doesnt even make a good paperweight, its too light. I would fork out t...

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