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by muggins
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Are Hattons buying 'pre owned' off EBay to re sell?
Replies: 31
Views: 1238

Re: Are Hattons buying 'pre owned' off EBay to re sell?

a price tag that would have Gostude muttering rip-off under his breath. :lol: :lol: :lol: I think we all know that rip off merchant! Thanks for the morning chuckle. :mrgreen: End2end Hate to say it, but I've actually bought three Bachmann wagons from him at very fair prices over the last couple of ...
by muggins
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Are Hattons buying 'pre owned' off EBay to re sell?
Replies: 31
Views: 1238

Re: Are Hattons buying 'pre owned' off EBay to re sell?

Bigmet wrote: ... In my book top s/h price is 60% of current new price, and that's absolute tops.


Exactly the same here, even when it's called "pre-owned"! :roll:
by muggins
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Are Hattons buying 'pre owned' off EBay to re sell?
Replies: 31
Views: 1238

Re: Are Hattons buying 'pre owned' off EBay to re sell?

I used to buy a lot of stuff from Hattons, without realising that the reason why I was automatically buying from Hattons was actually because 30-35 years ago they were always cheapest and I'd just been assuming that they still were! What a silly person was I! So I finally got my act together and com...
by muggins
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Pannier crew
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Pannier crew

Thanks very much indeed, BIgmet. I'd never have worked that one out.
by muggins
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Definitely silly question
Replies: 11
Views: 491

Re: Definitely silly question

My enquiry about availability of the 4.5v battery with the brass strip contacts came about because of a brainfart. I was confusing the EverReady 1289 with the ones which used to power the ubiquitous EverReady pushbike front lights until they quickly died, got forgotten about, leaked and ruined the l...
by muggins
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Pannier crew
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Pannier crew

My Bachmann panniers are in need of crews, so I have questions. Is there a magic technique for getting them into the right positions in the cabs? And are any of the offerings from Dart/Monty's particularly suitable? (I'd love to use Modelu but can't afford to, and I was decidedly unimpressed with Fa...
by muggins
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Definitely silly question
Replies: 11
Views: 491

Re: Definitely silly question

Bufferstop wrote:Test them with a 4.5volt flashlamp battery, the flat type with long brass tangs on the top.


Can you still get those?
by muggins
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Rotating axleboxes
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Rotating axleboxes

Cheers gents. I suppose there's no hope now of finding out who came up with the daft term "rotating axleboxes" and giving him a stern talking-to ...
by muggins
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Rotating axleboxes
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Rotating axleboxes

I have little if any interest in model diesel locototives, and I know even less about full-size ones, but after stumbling upon a YouTube thing about Hatton's wobbly Class 66, I'm intrigued by these 'ere rotating axleboxes. What is the point of rotating axleboxes? What actually rotates? And why might...
by muggins
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann, no new OO announcements for 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 2519

Re: Bachmann, no new OO announcements for 2020

Useful review of the imminently expected 94xx here, with pictures of the mechanism and information on the use of a coreless motor: https://albionyard.net/2020/11/27/bachmann-94xx-pannier-review-35-025 ... Ta for that. An interesting read of which I would have remained unaware. Good to see that they...
by muggins
Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: N Class running badly - why?
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: N Class running badly - why?

By way of an update, the new motor cradle and gear arrived lunchtime today and I've just spent an enjoyable (and very interesting) hour installing it. My lovely brand new 17-year-old N Class is now behaving itself very nicely indeed trundling round the tracks on its running-in turn. Having cleared t...
by muggins
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: N Class running badly - why?
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: N Class running badly - why?

No sooner said than done. All being well (which I have every confidence that it will be), one new motor cradle with gear will shortly be on its way to me from Barwell, and this for just six quid! I'm well impressed :)
by muggins
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: N Class running badly - why?
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: N Class running badly - why?

Job currently on hold pending email reply from Bachmann. I'll report back in due course ...
by muggins
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: N Class running badly - why?
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: N Class running badly - why?

Cheers Bigmet. I made it about 3:1 too, so I reckon the finger points ... What odds on Bachmann still having any spares for a 13-year-old chassis? I might even phone 'em tomorrow and try my luck. Quite how user-replaceable that pair of gears might be is of course another matter, but I've always favo...
by muggins
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: N Class running badly - why?
Replies: 10
Views: 393

N Class running badly - why?

I've got myself a new and unused Bachmann 32-163 N Class which has apparently been sitting quietly in somebody's collection for the last 17 years, and it has me puzzled. Upon trying it out, I found that it was happy enough (considering) running backwards, but it ran forwards like it has at least one...

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