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West Coast train

Posted by Geneng , 18 October 2017 - - - - - - · 206 views

Just upgraded my West Coast Class 33 as support for my West Coast Class 5. I had fitted a Hornby decoder but have now fitted a Loksound. Took a few trial and error circles of my loop to program the right speed, acceleration, deceleration but managed it.


Hornby Pullman Coaches

Posted by Geneng , 11 September 2017 - - - - - - · 256 views
I have been looking for Hornby Pullman oval spring buffers. A lot of the coaches offered on Ebay seem to have missing buffers. Research indicates that it is extremely difficult to find the correct spares and Hornby are currently only able offer one type of spring buffer. I am hopeful that my purchase of buffers from an Ebay supplier will fit or at l...



Posted by Geneng , 25 August 2017 - - - - - - · 196 views
Live Steam



Posted by Geneng , 23 August 2017 - - - - - - · 231 views

Well as experienced modelers will know chipboard is not a recommended base for track but I used it because it is inexpensive. OK because I found that although Hornby track pins will not indeed grip at all well on chipboard the very fine Peco pins do - just needed to drill some sleepers for the thinner pins and take a bit more care in fixing - job done....


Live Steam

Posted by Geneng , 23 August 2017 - - - - - - · 124 views

Well I recently managed to overheat a track joint with the high current from my Live Steam controller. Result was a melted sleeper at the joint, which increased the joint resistance thus killing the system - tripping out. Replaced affected track - sorted. Currently testing a modified remote control analogue sound van for added features; working well thoug...


Model Railway Lessons

Posted by Geneng , 13 August 2017 - - - - - - · 148 views
A few years ago I purchased Hornby Live Steam. I learned through practice how to control the powerful locomotives! I do not have the space for a permanent layout in my flat so I created an oval track using four portable baseboards which I could link together. Then being bitten by the model railway bug I thought why not add a DCC oval? So I now had...

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