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#176 Metr0Land

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 14:55

There’s some other interesting bits on your site as well. But where do you ship from? I ask because your location says Dubai and anything coming from outside the EU to Portugal that is not flat and so a card or letter gets stopped by customs and you end up with a lot of hassle with documents and paying through the nose to get the stuff.

 

They're currently coming from Eindhoven in the Netherlands for EU residents.


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#177 MGR Hooper!

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 03:14

There’s some other interesting bits on your site as well. But where do you ship from? I ask because your location says Dubai and anything coming from outside the EU to Portugal that is not flat and so a card or letter gets stopped by customs and you end up with a lot of hassle with documents and paying through the nose to get the stuff.

Hello brushman47544,

 

The general rule of thumb by Shapeways is anything in the Eastern hemisphere will be done by their Eidenhoven facility and anything in Western will by done in their New York facility. However things like workload could affect the factory allotted.

 

Whatever you purchase from Shapeways will be shipped in a box 8 times bigger with the world's supplies of bubble wrap.


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#178 reevesthecat

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 17:27

Anyone else had trouble removing the body mine has 1 screw which won't unscrew! Any ideas?
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Mark

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 17:38

Anyone else had trouble removing the body mine has 1 screw which won't unscrew! Any ideas?
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Mark


Had to dcc fit one in the shop with the same issue. I magnetised my screwdriver and it worked as it pulled the screw out.

#180 martin_l_jones

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 17:49

Had to dcc fit one in the shop with the same issue. I magnetised my screwdriver and it worked as it pulled the screw out.

 

Had the same problem with one end, the screws have been over-tightened and probably stretched the plastic.

 

Try gently pulling the body off at the same time as unscrewing the problem screw.


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 17:50

Had to dcc fit one in the shop with the same issue. I magnetised my screwdriver and it worked as it pulled the screw out.

Thanks have tried to drill out the screw but damaged the bogie it's going back to Bachmann. They can sort it!
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Posted 19 February 2018 - 10:02

Had the same problem with one end, the screws have been over-tightened and probably stretched the plastic.

 

Try gently pulling the body off at the same time as unscrewing the problem screw.

The same problem, one screw would not budge and as above ,gently easing the body off , the screw came out with the body, then it seems to stay in ok, strange others have the problem with just the one screw



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 12:21

Thanks have tried to drill out the screw but damaged the bogie it's going back to Bachmann. They can sort it!
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So you have basically attacked it with a drill, damaging it in the process, and you expect Bachmann to repair it for you?

 

I would have agreed with you sending it back before the drilling but because you have hacked away at it I would say the buck stops with you and Bachmann would be well within their rights to charge you for the repair to the bogie, although the 'goodwill gesture' will probably come into play!!


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 17:01

Just a couple of pics of the stunning 'evening star' next to my electrostar. If anyone didn't know it has cab lighting as well as directional lighting.IMG_2337.JPG IMG_2335.JPG
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Posted 19 February 2018 - 22:34

So you have basically attacked it with a drill, damaging it in the process, and you expect Bachmann to repair it for you?
 
I would have agreed with you sending it back before the drilling but because you have hacked away at it I would say the buck stops with you and Bachmann would be well within their rights to charge you for the repair to the bogie, although the 'goodwill gesture' will probably come into play!!


Wow calm down dear, I meant Bachmann can remove the screw I have sent the model and have offered to pay for the replacement bogie frame in the covering letter. I am well aware of my own responsibilities.
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Posted 22 February 2018 - 10:17

Just a couple of pics of the stunning 'evening star' next to my electrostar. If anyone didn't know it has cab lighting as well as directional lighting.attachicon.gifIMG_2337.JPGattachicon.gifIMG_2335.JPG

 

It's a shame Bachmann can't sort out the electronics so the model runs with both marker lights on, as it looks strange only having one headlight and the cyclopse light.

 

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 11:09

Two observations...

What a ridiculous livery for a modern American-built loco - I get why it's been done, but imho it just looks comical.

The bell - ffs... why???

If this is the last Class 66, I guess that is actually something to celebrate.

 

Edit: OK... I suppose that was three observations...

 

I am guessing you wouldn't approve of this then Pete ?

 

https://community.in...o-livery/137109

 

A modern European built aeroplane painted in a very retro colour scheme 



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 12:37

I am guessing you wouldn't approve of this then Pete ?

 

https://community.in...o-livery/137109

 

A modern European built aeroplane painted in a very retro colour scheme 

 

Hmmm... no, not really, but... the problem I seem to have is with people/things pretending to be something they're not. There is, however, a big difference between that and something dressed up to commemorate/pay tribute  to something. It could be argued (quite successfully) that the Class 66 and the Airbus aren't pretending to be anything other than a Class 66 or an Airbus... In which case it's fine, I guess. It probably also means I've contradicted myself. Too much deep thought before lunch.



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 19:47

It's a shame Bachmann can't sort out the electronics so the model runs with both marker lights on, as it looks strange only having one headlight and the cyclopse light.
 
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Darryl


Agreed. At first I thought my loco had a faulty headlight which was why only one was on. Turns out all the Bachmann 66s are like that. Both rear lights (red) are on though.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 22:02

Agreed. At first I thought my loco had a faulty headlight which was why only one was on. Turns out all the Bachmann 66s are like that. Both rear lights (red) are on though.

 

The light arrangement has been like that since day one on the Bachmann 66.

 

Later issues have the switch underneath to isolate the reds when hauling a train, although the circuit boards can be modified to make them DCC independently controlled.

 

Cheers,

Mick


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Posted 24 February 2018 - 01:14

I have fitted my class 66 with a TTS sound chip but now seem to be unable to switch on the cab lights as they are function 1 which clashes with the engine startup sound. Any ideas on how to rectify this?

Sorry if it's a basic question. I am very new to DCC/DCC sound.

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 13:52

I have fitted my class 66 with a TTS sound chip but now seem to be unable to switch on the cab lights as they are function 1 which clashes with the engine startup sound. Any ideas on how to rectify this?
Sorry if it's a basic question. I am very new to DCC/DCC sound.


Better to ask the question in the DCC section rather than here.
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Posted 27 February 2018 - 16:46

I knew I had something that might be suitable, but still not sure if this would be the correct size.

 

Each bell is 5mm wide at the base of the bell and 5mm tall. Come in a pack of eight. Has a small hole drilled into the top so would be easy to attach to scratch built bracket.

 

Too big, too small?

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 16:51

66789 then Bachmann?    :sungum:


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 18:28

66789 then Bachmann?    :sungum:

Got to admit i would have the Large Logo Shed. Bravo GBRf


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 15:47

66789 then Bachmann?    :sungum:

just seen 66789 in large logo blue on wnxx well done GBRF 



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Posted 01 March 2018 - 14:27

just seen 66789 in large logo blue on wnxx well done GBRF 

 

Indeed. Of the mainstream BR liveries, now what we need is one in Railfreight triple grey. But which decal? One of each?


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Posted 25 March 2018 - 16:25

Wow calm down dear, I meant Bachmann can remove the screw I have sent the model and have offered to pay for the replacement bogie frame in the covering letter. I am well aware of my own responsibilities.
Thanks
Mark


Model back from Bachmann all sorted chipped and running- thanks Bachmann
Mark
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