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  1. How would you clean the wheels and track - do you use any sort of solvent or product?
  2. Hi All, What would be the most likely issue with a loco that has a juttery movement at slow speed using DCC? I figured it is probably one of the following but not sure: 1 - sticky gears 2 - bad motor 3 - poor track structure 4 - bad voltage distribution Any advice would be great. I have a Class C loco from Buchmann fitted with a Zimo DCC chip which is very jittery at slow speeds but runs incredibly well at faster speeds. Also, what is the issue with swopping poles on the DCC track (swopping positive and negative) ... I have done this by mistake and noticed no issue. Thanks Victor
  3. Hey all, I recently purchased a Bachmann City Class 4-4-0 model ... Killarney ... and the smokebox hinge either looks broken or disconnected .... can anyone give me a tip and/or opinion on how to repair this ... very fine detail so will try my best with the images. There seems to be a U-shaped hinge that looks like it just needs to be put back into a small hole ... but I am not sure ... also not sure if this needs to be glued or not so looking for some tips: Image A: shows how the hinge is not connected properly or is broken Image B: shows the U-shaped hinge but the flash from my iPhone doesn't give the detail Image C: without a flask shows the hings a little better ... and the hole I assume it goes into Appreciate any help thanks
  4. A RTR model of the Jenny Lind would be fantastic
  5. Hi All, Are there any Era 1 models available? I assume it would be Era 1 before Era 2 ... I am looking for the really old 1850’s kinda stuff ...
  6. ok, cool .... so stick to the colors then. Thanks
  7. All, Thanks for all the help on the DCC issues that I had and my understanding of conversions to DCC ... I now understand a lot more than I did. One thing that I would like to make sure of is: "red and black, to the track, orange and grey, the other way" is a pretty easy way to remember which wire goes where but is this strictly correct or is it the position on the decoder that you have to be aware of. I ask this because I have got two different decoders and the order of the wires is different .... so which one is it?
  8. Thanks ... I will make contact and see what he can advise ... hope he is still active as it shows that he was last active in Nov 18
  9. No, the single gives problems in all kinds of random locations ... if it was a track issue would it not be the same for all locos on the track and not just the one?
  10. Hi All, I am not sure if this is truly a DCC issue or not but I will attempt it here ... I have two locos, one is the Stirling Single from Rapido (DCC Sound version) and one is a Bachmann 8750 Pannier Tank that was DCC ready and is now fitted with a Zimo DCC chip. I use a Hornby R8213 for control. The TANK really responds very well to the controller and speeds up and slows down in both directions very well and even crawls along with almost no jutter but the SINGLE does not and often only reacts sporadically, or not at all, to the controller .... Could there be a logical explanation here? Thanks Victor
  11. mmmm ... I suppose if there were enough people they may be inetrested - could we get some sort of a "poll" or commitment to order that we could approach them with. I did contact them and asked about where, but the suggestion was: Ian Pope <[email protected]> Mon, Apr 8, 8:28 PM (23 hours ago) to me Victor They do turn up occasionally on ebay or try Bill Hudson Books. Ian ... there are none at Bill Hudson Books
  12. Hi, Does anyone have this book by Ian Pope that they would like to sell ? Thanks Victor
  13. VicZA

    P.O. wagons - history

    Thanks everyone for a very informative discussion - I find this both interesting and very helpful. If I may ask something else ... were PO wagons generally of the same design just different sizes (like 3, 5, 7, etc). For example if a company had some 5-plank wagons would they be the same as another company's 5-plank wagons or would they be different in design? The reason I ask this is I can imagine that the likes of Hornby, Bachmann and Dapol will not cover all (probably most) of the POW that were out there by company, but I see that some people create decals or stickers of other POW that may not have been produced by the Model manufacturers mentioned .... would it therefore be "historiacally accurate" to transfer these decals to the correct sized wagon (eg. a 5-plank)?
  14. Thanks for the responses everyone ... very insightful and useful ... now to get reading
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