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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby alex3410 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:29 pm

I couldent resist - a Heljan 2660 Class 26/0 diesel D5300 in BR green with semi gloss finish is on its way :lol:

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby D605Eagle » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:34 pm

I bought one of those, but it wasn't even remotely glossy! I hope yours is better than mine was. I sent mine back and exchanged it for D5317 as I much prefer a small yellow panel, but I do love gloss!

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby Bigmet » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:16 am

I have taken advantage of the massive unpopularity of the class 128 from Heljan for a £52 cheapie. (What a lovely drive unit, but why did they make it that heavy?) The mechanism is going to power an LNER design full brake, and the large quantity of bits and pieces from the body and underframe are bound to come in handy.

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Postby D605Eagle » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:53 pm

Bigmet wrote:I have taken advantage of the massive unpopularity of the class 128 from Heljan for a £52 cheapie. (What a lovely drive unit, but why did they make it that heavy?) The mechanism is going to power an LNER design full brake, and the large quantity of bits and pieces from the body and underframe are bound to come in handy.

I have to ask, what will be in front of this coach? An unpowered loco? A friend of mine has been thinking about doing something along these lines for sometime as he has rather sharp inclines and they don't half wear his locos out.

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby NakatsuHime » Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:06 pm

The Heljan Hymek is incredibly weighty. I imagine it improves rail-contact and hauling abilities.

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby Mountain » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:23 pm

Regarding wear. I'm thinking that with such good traction being driven at both ends with a heavier chassis, it is far more likely to wear much quicker then the older pancake or ringfield locos did as with the single end designs, the drive wheels would slip so less force was applied to the gears.
Is just a thought!

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Postby D605Eagle » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:16 pm

They don't seem to suffer from premature wear. I think the gear towers are so full of lubricant it keeps them good.

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby RailwayRobbo » Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:30 pm

RailwayRobbo wrote:
mkrob wrote:
RailwayRobbo wrote:All my Heljan diesels have been Hattons bargains. Class 14, 16, 17 and 28 plus Class 128 DPU along with a weathered Bachmann B1. Must have saved a few bob on those. The current 'bargain' Class 26 looks tempting. They are all really good runners at slow speeds (down to a crawl) and so quiet.

Pete(RailwayRobbo)


I must admit I'm tempted to get a weathered Heljan 26, but what if SLW bring out a new loco like a class 25 or even better a 55,the money I spend on the 26 could go towards buying that!
I'll have to think about this!!!!!


Just ordered the Heljan weathered class 26. At £65 couldn't resist it.

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Ordered Wednesday morning. Received Friday morning.
Not a bad turnaround. Guess I was lucky. Maybe they were having a slack period with regards to internet orders.

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Postby D605Eagle » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:06 pm

Yeah I noticed a significant increase in delivery speed. Probably post Chrimbo slowdown.

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Re: BARGAINS! Linka Moulds

Postby End2end » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:38 am

2nd hand LINKA moulds on ebay. Buy it now £4.99 for each mould.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201808501154? ... EBIDX%3AIT
They will go quick. I just bought 2!
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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby dubdee1000 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:31 am

End2end wrote:2nd hand LINKA moulds on ebay. Buy it now £4.99 for each mould.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201808501154? ... EBIDX%3AIT
They will go quick. I just bought 2!
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Yup, thanks for that. They should do nicely for my terrace houses and brick arches.

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby Bigmet » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:04 am

D605Eagle wrote:
Bigmet wrote:I have taken advantage of the massive unpopularity of the class 128 ...The mechanism is going to power an LNER design full brake....

I have to ask, what will be in front of this coach? An unpowered loco? A friend of mine has been thinking about doing something along these lines for sometime as he has rather sharp inclines and they don't half wear his locos out.

It will serve two purposes. It's going to be the lead vehicle in a heavy express set, a common sight in ECML operation.

Principally to aid smaller locos - all powered - to haul heavy loads that they really did take on at times, which are difficult to reproduce in model form. I use a very throrough speed matching in DCC which enables running traction units in multiple with no outwardly visible evidence, the loco appears to be doing all the work.

Secondly, to ensure that this particular train doesn't 'roll away' when the loco is uncoupled.

Mountain wrote:Regarding wear. I'm thinking that with such good traction being driven at both ends with a heavier chassis, it is far more likely to wear much quicker then the older pancake or ringfield locos did as with the single end designs, the drive wheels would slip so less force was applied to the gears...

Actually the most robust drive system currently on sale. After about thirty years very regular use, the pick up wiper tips may start wearing thin, and need new wearing patches soldered on! As already mentioned, the grease reservoir in the gear towers is very effective in restricting wear, and the large motors just go on 'forever'.

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby michaelasc » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:22 am

DM Toys in Germany who are the wholesaler for Modellbahn Union have a sale on both of their special N Gauge Dapol A4s right now

https://www.en.dm-toys.de/liste/items/MU_N-R99029/bahngesellschaft/grossbritannien.html

Looks like 2510 Quicksilver (the special with valances) is now on offer for 139.99 EUR (down from 169.99 EUR last week)
and 60027 Merlin in Experimental Livery is now only 129.99 EUR (down from 169.99 EUR)
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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby mkrob » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:24 pm

R6713A Hornby Ventilated Van Triple Pack in BR Bauxite livery for £21.99 (RRP £27.99) @Kernow. It's been on there website a while & some people may not have seen it. Seems like a good buy @ £7.33 a wagon!

http://www.kernowmodelrailcentre.com/p/ ... ite-livery

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby TimberSurf » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:37 pm

100g 3mm static grass bright green (pasture). I bought this mid Jan, turned up this week, tests show its great stuff! Only available in the one colour and size but a bargain 1/3 the cost of others suppliers!
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/100g-or-3-53- ... SwoydWp9Ef
Also does some other cheap railway items and massive selection of magnets.

Edit: 2 less in stock now!
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