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Re: The Little Big Eight

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:25 pm
by Longvallon
Dave wrote:In your second video you can certainly see the difference between up hill and down.

Absolutely !

Re: The Little Big Eight

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:05 pm
by End2end
Longvallon wrote:As I need one "British style" train, I ordered (Hatton's) a steam loco, a wagon and a coach.

I've only just seen this post and your short 4 wheel coach.
Have you had a look at this? - Improving the Hornby 4 Wheel Coach
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=50754
A fun little project. I completed 6 for either a long rake or 2 trains of 3.
Thanks
End2end

Re: The Little Big Eight

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:52 pm
by Mountain
The issue here is that I believe Longvallon is modelling in 7mm narrow gauge. The chassis of the 4 wheel coaches can be used. Unless Longvallon wants to run both 7mm narrow gauge and 00 gauge together?

Re: The Little Big Eight

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:59 pm
by Longvallon
Nice work with your coaches. But I like to keep my locos and my rolling stock exactly as they are.

Re: The Little Big Eight

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:22 pm
by Longvallon
Mountain wrote:The issue here is that I believe Longvallon is modelling in 7mm narrow gauge. The chassis of the 4 wheel coaches can be used. Unless Longvallon wants to run both 7mm narrow gauge and 00 gauge together?

I'm playing in On30, HO and in a few days, in OO. That's all folks !

Re: The Little Big Eight

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:32 pm
by End2end
Longvallon wrote:Nice work with your coaches. But I like to keep my locos and my rolling stock exactly as they are.

No problem Longvallon. I just thought I'd share the idea. :wink:
Thanks
End2end

Re: The Little Big Eight

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:44 am
by Longvallon
My new stuff is on the track ! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQtrQMNVpL0

Re: The Little Big Eight

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:14 am
by End2end
You just need a load for the wagon now. :D
Thanks
End2end

Re: The Little Big Eight

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:44 am
by Longvallon
A few big nuts will do the trick:

LONGVALLON 01.jpg

Re: The Little Big Eight

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:18 am
by Longvallon
I bought two other Hornby blue coaches (I like this blue):
https://hattonsimages.blob.core.windows ... Qty1_1.jpg
I removed one hook on each one. My train with three coaches runs better than ever.

Re: The Little Big Eight

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:44 am
by Emettman
Longvallon wrote:I bought two other Hornby blue coaches (I like this blue):
https://hattonsimages.blob.core.windows ... Qty1_1.jpg
I removed one hook on each one. My train with three coaches runs better than ever.



Yes, the tighter the curves the more critical coupling choices become.
Alternately if small inconspicuous couplings are a priority then there may be less freedom to use tight curves.

"Want Both" is not impossible, but it can mean the underside of wagons and coaches gets complicated, or the ability to break up trains is sacrificed.

I modified my own Hornby couplings to one hook, centred, with a delayed uncoupling action.
The sacrifice there (as with your coaches) is that the stock is single-ended. No return loops or fiddle yard train turntables can be allowed.

Chris

Re: The Little Big Eight

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:17 am
by Longvallon
Bad news. My cheap Mehano controller doesn't work anymore. Yesterday, I put a very old Roco diesel on the track. This locomotive ran well for a few minutes when my controller started to smell a very disgusting odour and die. :evil: Right now I'm using an old Bachmann controller and everything works fine. :D
Now I'm looking for a Gaugemaster controller: http://www.hattons.co.uk/62795/Gaugemas ... etail.aspx

Re: The Little Big Eight

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:03 pm
by Mountain
That should do the trick. :)

Re: The Little Big Eight

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:15 pm
by Longvallon
Thanks. I think so too.

Re: The Little Big Eight

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:20 pm
by Longvallon
My new little blue train (Click on the photo to see a larger picture).

LRR 03.jpg