Builder wrote:PinkNosedPenguin wrote:That looks like a Bachmann Porter in your first video - which coincidentally I have just purchased from Train World in the US - it seemed a bargain at $59.99 DCC-fitted, though postage and possible customs charge will push that up. I'll then attempt to Anglicise it somewhat with a new cab and probably a much taller smokebox with a new chimney. Anyway, we'll see how it looks and runs when it arrives - I've seen them on eBay for up to £139.99 + postage (and I'm not talking about ones with sound) so I can always sell it on if I don't like it
Hiya, firstly thanks for the tip!, I have also ordered a 0-4-0 porter from them, as you say, a bargain at the price,along with a lot of other items priced to go! My order has been dispatched, but i don't know what the postage/delivery period is, and wonder if you have info on your order?
Also, I was looking on peter`s spares, and he has hornby 0-4-0 rolling chassis for £13.60 looks good, but is it robust? http://www.petersspares.com/hornby-h56- ... on-rods.ir
Builder, The Porter did not take very long to arrive - it would have been very quick except, when it arrived in the UK, Parcelforce contacted me to pay vat on the item = including their extortionate handling fee, this was another £25. It runs ok, though the decoder that is fitted does not seem to offer much in the way of speed tuning via CV's, and the loco needs running-in (which I have not done yet).
Chris Ward Railways (now under different ownership I think?) does an 'anglicising' cab conversion kit for the loco (about a third of the way down this page: https://www.cwrailways.com/0-165-ng-7mm-scale.html) but I have not been able to contact them by email at the moment (though have done successfully previously) . . .