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  1. Sorry , I should have added . No criticism intended of your product , thinking of EM conversion . Ken
  2. Hello Fran would you kindly comment /confirm that the driving axle diameter of the eagerly awaited Manor will be 3 mm ? Thinking ahead to buying Gibson’s or Ultrascale’s . Thanks Ken
  3. I want to thank everyone for their erudite contributions . Ken
  4. Brilliant . Thanks Harlequin and Dagworth . Ken
  5. Hi 313201 . I, too, marvelled at the complexity and delicacy of the wiring .The photos I attached show a cats cradle of wires . You are correct that the twin car units did have at one time a coach inserted between them . It was possible to drive all 3 from each cab using air pressure ( I think). With regard to traction tyres ; I had by passed this problem because I had converted the units to EM gauge using the excellent Ultrascale products . Thanks for your interest . Ken I
  6. Thanks F-UnitMad that is clear and very helpful . Thanks . Ken
  7. Thanks for your comments. Although the motors should be identical, they tend to fight each other slightly . I wanted to wire them together to counter act that tendency , to lengthen the contact area for pick ups and to equalise the current. My track work isn’t too bad but occasionally there is a dead spot near a point . Thanks Right Away for confirming that I need to reverse the polarity on one motor . This is dc . Melmerby , originally I planned to use a white metal kit which weighed a ton . I’d bought the Hornby chassis so decided to stick with them. I don’t have a need for what w
  8. I’m building a GWR twin car railcar . It is inspired by an article by the late Monty Wells from 1985 in MRJ number 6. I want to wire the motors in each railcar together but the Hornby wiring is fragile and complex . I guess I’ll have to join positive to negative, as one is effectively running in reverse ? Any suggestions on how to join the wiring from one railcar to the other will be welcome . Thanks Ken
  9. “It takes a genius to make the first mark on paper ; any fool can improve it from there .” Personally , I am going to have to take my mark 1 mogul apart to convert it to EM and take responsibility .So I would be content to retro fit worm , idler and final drive myself . If I muck it up , that’s down to me . I've acquired a little bit of experience ( some from working on my beloved Orion ) but I wouldn’t recommend a rookie doing it themselves as the first job they tackle . I’m grateful that Dapol have listened and learned .!
  10. I’m building a GWR twin car railcar . It is inspired by an article by the late Monty Wells from 1985 in MRJ number 6. I want to wire the motors in each railcar together but the Hornby wiring is fragile and complex . I guess I’ll have to join positive to negative, as one is effectively running in reverse ? Any suggestions on how to join the wiring from one railcar to the other will be welcome . Thanks Ken
  11. Hello Richard would you kindly feed back that making the improved 30 to 1 gear set as a retro fit would be welcomed by some purchasers of the mogul ? Thanks Ken
  12. Thanks Frank . I’m committed to the Brassmaster’s easichassis route . Here’s hoping the worm will respond to a worm puller ! Otherwise , as my Dad used to say “Use a bigger hammer “. Ken
  13. Thanks Frank , that’s helpful. Thanks Frank , that is helpful . I would be prepared to buy a new 30 to 1 worm and pinion by themselves to retrofit to my mogul . It is still on the 2do list awaiting conversion to EM . Your planned kit to convert to tender drive is tempting but I’d like to conserve as much as I can from the Dapol mechanism . Please keep us updated, though , with your etched kit and your progress . Regards. Ken
  14. Assuming there is commonality in the mechanicals of the mogul and prairie, an improved 30 to 1 gear ratio would be welcome . Especially if the gear with a one axle of quartered wheels were to be available as a retro fit . In other words , drop out the old and substitute one axle with new 30 to 1 for a mogul . Different wheel size for prairie ? Full marks to Dapol for listening and learning . Implications for the Manor but I’ve already preordered an Accurascale one . More pain in the wallet!
  15. Thanks Fran that is helpful . I’m a cheerful bodger and look forward to some precision bodging ! Ken
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