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  1. If there's no room for a chip where do you suggest I put a flywheel? These locos are tiny and the bodies are full up with motor & gears etc,
  2. I have a couple of areas on our 009 layout (isolations at platform ends, return loop isolations) where I would like the loco to slow down rather than coming to an instant and abrupt halt. I would prefer to add this to the locos rather than the track especially on my shuttle 'ends' as the same track is also used on regular DC control rather than the shuttle module (Block Signalling SSA2) and can be switched between the two. Interestingly one of our locos - a Roco HOe 009 1:87 baureihe BR99 does have this feature but I have not figured how - it is DCC ready but not chipped. Most of the other loc
  3. Thank you very much for this, it will be a great help. David
  4. Hi John, Cheeky question, by any chance do you have kits building instructions that you might be able to share with me. I suspect there may be some sequences and painting instructions that I'm unaware of Thanks David
  5. Pin point bearings are a good idea, I'll follow that up
  6. Definitely a blessing in disguise and I appreciate the tips on glue & solder - thanks. I haven't done the tender yet so I guess it's back to the Dettol, may as well get my money's worth ;-) Cheers
  7. Update, I was misinformed, Dettol does dissolve the glue - I now have a kit of parts
  8. Update, wear rubber gloves - my hands smell like a hospital
  9. While sorting out the wheels etc, I decided to strip the paint as it's too thickly applied and shiny. I wanted to do it without using a chemical that would break the glue joints; I asked around and was told to use Dettol - it works and it can be strained afterwards & reused. Useful tip David
  10. They are pin point axles so I'll give it a try as soon as my wheel puller arrives Thanks David
  11. Hi John, Not wanting to force anything - do you know if the tender wheels are a push fit on the axle and could they be opened out to EM gauge? Thanks David
  12. Hi John, Yes, that's the plan I'm starting on, step by step and learning all the way I have a quote for the Romford wheels and axles already and I'm looking at the High Level gearboxes. Time will tell David
  13. Thanks for that - more knowledge added to my ever-growing list ;-)
  14. The more I research this, the bigger the project is getting (now where have I heard that before!) - and now I am hearing quite a lot about how the old K's kits weren't that great to begin with. I might just go with the OO rebuild, I can always stick it on Ebay and start again with a more modern detailed model. I'll decide later when I have finished looking for bits David
  15. Hi John, I acquired this loco for my planned EM gauge project and I'm researching axles, wheels etc right now. However, I may just clean it and donate it to the Club as an OO gauge - it's basically brand new, the motor runs really well, all I need is a gear wheel.
  16. Thanks for that - I'll be really careful when dismantling.
  17. Hi John, Thanks for all the help and advice, it really is making this into a do-able project. I'd actually found the High Level kits and had decided on the slimline gearbox. Very reasonable pricing too. Next off, I plan on stripping the chassis right back and de-rusting everything and seeing what is salvageable. I'll keep you posted and with some pics if that's OK. David
  18. I'll be testing the motor tomorrow but I will have to completely strip the running gear to free it up. The worm gear has a grub screw in it and I'm told the axle gear wheel was plastic and probably split and fell off. A modern motor & gearbox is on the shopping list but I expect I'll get a nice working model for under £50 (I hope) Thanks for the help David
  19. Hi and thanks for the reply. I have no idea which chassis version I have - other than the fact it is rusted solid. I have attached a couple of pictures which might help. The tender is in much better condition and runs really nicely. They could both use a repaint but stripping the old paint off without removing any glue might be a problem - I don't really want to strip down as much as you did. Cheers David
  20. Hi, Did you ever finish this thread? I found it because I have just been given a K's Dean Goods and it needs work! Thanks David
  21. Now that is really helpful and definitive enough for my purposes. Thank you and thank you all for your contributions. David
  22. Depending on the original finish - and that is still what is under investigation, but thanks anyway
  23. With respect, that's not an Autocoach for which I was seeking prototype knowledge. It does show the staining of the roof though on that particular coach. Do you know what that roof was painted with?
  24. Thank you all for your help, this has cleared it up for me and I'll be painting mine with a grey roof. I'm currently torn between immediate pre-war or post-war for period so its either GWR or BR early. Cheers David
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