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    BUCKLEY NR MOLD North Wales
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    Railways..Model Mainly, Have been a Railway Modeller as long as I can remember, Main interests these days 00 (SR mainly EMUs) N Gauge Blue Period, & USA 0N30,
    I was into Garden Railways as well for over 30 years, but these days it seems to rain too often!!

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  1. The gaps on my 2 dont bother me in the slightest, in fact from normal viewing angles it is fine. only noticable if viewed from below track level
  2. I recvd 2 today. has any user so far noticed that the free running (rollability) is not too good and also a strange whistly squeeky noise ( almost like flange squeel) when running its continuous on both curved & straight sections of track Additional Info this evening. I removed a bogie from on of the Vans andfitted it to a handy Peco L&B bogie open wagon I got the same results Squeeking wheels, fitted the open wagon's bogie to the bogie brake and that bogie was silent BUT the other metal rimmed wheel bogie still squeejd Propelled the removed metal rim wheeled bogie on its own on some track no sound at all! Its a bit of a mystery The L&B Vans are otherwise very nice
  3. I think I have some Kato Unitrak 150mm curves somewhere If I can find them I will try it!
  4. My 2 Fairlies arrived from Arcadia Models this morning they are superb a real credit to Bachmann Europe Brilliant sound! and running quality. A couple of bits of info as delivered the decoders are set to 128 speed steps I also tested on a small Kato Unitrack test track I have here currently and they will traverse less than 9" radius curves 183mm (7.1/4" approx) was no problem
  5. ARCADIA MODELS received stock today and Tim says he has plenty of stock of all 6 retail variants minus the 2 that are in the post to me! Always best to telephone for a fast response 01706 882900 (Closed Tuesday) The locos show in Arcadiarail website in NEW ARRIVALS section
  6. I am looking for a Spectrum 0n30 0-6-0 industrial tender loco, this was Bachmanns recent release prior to the Trench Loco release. If any one has one they wish to sell I am interested I have searched all the UK stockists I am aware of but none available, should an one be aware of a stockist with them please let me know I am aware that I can purchase them from the USA, but trying the UK option first Thanks Steve
  7. Paint locos Green or Black and coaching stock Maroon please
  8. If any one is seeking Hornby Coronation Coaches Tim at Arcadiarail Shaw, Oldham 01706882900 has plenty of stock currently ,2nd delivery received today, Best to telephone, Closed Tuesdays. I have no connection other than being a satisfied customer
  9. I was reading on here about increased pricing etc for the things we need for our hobby, but there are bargains around.........Arcadiarail had 3 Bachmann 0-6-0 BR (late crest) J11s in stock DCC on board, £92, now he only has 2! There are some other bargains listed also.
  10. Quick query re the C Class......... Does the latest release have tender pickups and are there Solder pads available for Sound loudspeaker use? Thanks
  11. To Be quite honest although we have purchased several SLW 24s, we have never seen the need for supercaps, ( should point out that the SLW 24s already have a smaller capacitor fitted as standard (info given to my from SLW in the early days), I have been digital since 1997 long before the concept of using capacitors to overcome power collection problems (and Bus Bars for that matter) I have built several ;layouts from Z thro to G in that time and providing track is kept reasonably clean extremely few power collections have occured Did the 2nd hand loco come from our friends in Sheffield?
  12. That is very good and welcome news Well done SLW
  13. Yes my returned Green one was rather similar but the cab windows were almost total obscured and its yellow panels were much more messy BUT the buffer heads were totally untouched!!
  14. My contact at the supplying retailer (Big H) seemed fully aware of the situation! They are OK and very efficient, I have dealt with them since the late '60s I used to have many a chat on a wet Liverpool afternoon with Norman Hatton, my job used to take me to Liverpool quite frequently!!
  15. The most recent SLW 24 I bought was FEB 21 fully fitted with sound on board total cost inc shipping was £305, it must be considered though that when the SLW 25s are released the price will most likely be higher, very nice people to deal with though. I cannot answer your query though but there would possibly not much in it!
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