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  1. Thank you 34theletterbetweenB&D for you feedback, but my model is a Bachmann not Hornby. There's no slots on the pins that hold the rods on and I have checked to see if there's any momentary snag occur while running. Judging from the pins, they don't look square to the wheel. So I want to remove the pins and roding from the wheels, so the driving wheels are free from any roding motion. I was checking to see if anyone has removed pins from Bachmann wheels before, as I don't want to just pull them out and damage them. I know that Hornby's are threaded. Kind regards, M
  2. I have a Bachmann OO Fairburn that's not running smoothly and seems to be binding. I believe it might be the pins that hold the coupling rods on the driving wheels – Too tight. To remove the coupling rods, do I just pull the pins out with pliers, or like Hornby models, require a spanner to remove them? Any advice would be welcomed. Kind regards, Mookie.
  3. Any news on Derby Model Railway Exhibition - 9th & 10th May 2020?
  4. Interesting track plan. What's the large rectangle at the far right?
  5. Mookie

    Bachmann G2A

    I've been researching the LNWR 0-8-0s and was looking at the Bachmann's G2A. Apart from the increased boiler pressure of the G2A, is there any significant exterior difference between the G2A and G2? I was interested in just changing the decals of the G2A to make it a G2. Kind regards, Mookie
  6. The person I would contact is Michael Hoskin, of The Churchill (8F) Locomotive Company (45160). What he doesn't know about 8Fs isn't worth knowing about. He was involved with the repatriation of the two 8Fs from Turkey, subject of an episode of the documentary television series Monster Moves in 2011. I think he might be involved as a key member of the Vale of Berkeley railway. Might be worth contacting them for contact details. Kind regards, Mookie.
  7. There was a great little article on how someone had converted a LMS brake and composite coach into a push and pull coach. Shame it wasn't a detailed 'how to', as I would of bought a copy.
  8. Not at the moment. it's on the back burner. But I will pick it up one day.
  9. Brilliant! I have about 6 of these waiting in the wings. So I'll be following this blog with great interest.
  10. Just listened to Episode 5 – Brilliant. I know little of LNER engineering, apart from the famous locomotives of Gresley. And I, like so many, believed that Thompson was the villain. Especially after seeing Tony Wrights BRM review of the Hornby P2 . A great Youtube listen. Kind regards, Mookie.
  11. Love those Birmingham New Street and International photos. Apart of my old stomping ground, in my day. Never seen an 86 double header though. Thanks.
  12. Hello Mikkel, A great layout. Looking forward to reading the rest of your blog. Is there a reason you positioned Farthing where it is? Judging from it's location on the map, it positioned around Patney and Chirton station, on the Stert and Westbury Railway. Kind regards, Mookie.
  13. Hello Mike, I've photographed the instructions to give you an idea on how easy it is to use and maintain. Unlike tradition airbrushes, the needle is only in the tip. You can change to ends, for different tasks and as you may see from the instructions, you can drop them in cleaning fluid with the different size reservoirs/cups. I don't expect to you to read the small print. I purchased all this kit just under 30 years ago as an graphic art student. I was into Photorealism and wanted to spray a underwater mural on my bedro
  14. Started on applying the sleeper Grime, used my Aztek airbrush. Much easier to use and clean than traditional airbrush, with it's large detachable reservoir. I might need to apply an other coat, then spray the other two boards.
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