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Hymek First Aid

Posted by D869 , in class 35 23 February 2015 - * * * * * · 885 views

I'm hopeful that the Hymek (which you may recall had failed prior to Warley) is now on the mend.

In our previous installment, I'd got hold of some spare worm wheels from BR Lines and installed them in the loco but this had not cured the uneven running which I still thought was caused by the wormwheel skipping on the worm (hence the trashed original wormw...


A Non-Runner

Posted by D869 , in class 35, locos 19 November 2014 - - - - - - · 1,093 views

Oh dear!

It looks like my Hymek won't be appearing at Warley.

The Hymek developed an issue a few months back with one of its wormwheels skipping on the worm. I think it had been happening for a while before I figured the problem out. The upshot is that the wormwheel teeth have been rounded off making the problem worse. I'd temporarily solved it prior to...


Mass Breakout from the Paint Shop

Posted by D869 , in wagons, locos, coaches, class 47, class 35 06 April 2014 - * * * * * · 1,505 views

There have been one or two models that have had an extended stay in the paint shop over the winter. Since we have the Epsom and Ewell show coming up later this month, I have knuckled down and managed to get everything out of their various paint boxes and back together into something resembling models. There are still a few finishing touches to do here and...



Posted by D869 , in locos, class 35 08 October 2013 - * * * * * · 1,204 views

There hasn't been a great deal to report here recently. It's not that I haven't been doing anything, just that a good deal of it has been kit assembly or repeat builds.

There is one job that I did started shortly after the 2mm Expo that I thought would benefit from a few words here. We were a bit more relaxed at the Expo with mixing and matching locos to...


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