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  1. Over the years I have found that the axle housings collect crud and sometimes just cleaning it out with the 'Truck Tuner' (Micro Mark tools) will significantly free up the running
  2. Re the B17, It might be an anathema to some, but then so is Bullfrog Snot. So why not put a motor bogie (Replica) in one of the coaches. They are effective and it would be hidden in a Guards Van.
  3. Basically E-Bay is finished for me. I stopped bidding several years ago after being 'out-bid' right at the last minute and recently i have stopped looking because, as mentioned by others, the postage and 'associated costs' have become horrendous. I have had to make one or two exceptions because they are the only suppliers of certain parts but it sticks in my craw every time I get to the bottom line when the cost of postage + customs + whatever is sometimes the same and on a couple of occasions more than the item. For my occasional forays into buying, I have a list of dealers who handle 2nd
  4. Happy with mine, especially at the price i paid for it.
  5. Our woodwork Master did not allow screws regardless of grain. Everything had to be jointed and glued - horse/animal glue at that and it smelt
  6. How about Brocklesby with Lord Yarborough's personal private waiting room.
  7. Also forgot to mention that when I first started doing work on my Friend's DCC locos (bear in mind I have DC) I had exactly the same experience you describe and like you I tried different blanks. Turned out I was not pushing the blank all the way home. Now I make a pint of visually examining if the blank is all the way home. Several times even though i know what to do I have seen there is about a 0.5mm gap and a fairly forceful push is required to get them all the way home.
  8. I had something similar happen when I was doing some work on a friends DCC loco and i wanted to test it on my DC layout. Turned out to be the internal pin connection. Found it by doing the jiggle test. As i remember I sort of flattened the pin on the blank so that it was a tighter fit in two planes.
  9. The mystery of the electronic media. On Tuesday I made two posts, one is on the thread the other seems to have disappeared. So, to the other. Does anyone have a way of removing the overhead electric warning flashes from a Hornby loco without damaging the finish? Thanks Thank Gentlemen for the replies. I have tried using a toothpick and aircraft perspex polish with essentially no impact. I have some t-cut and will give it a try. I think at this point the aim will be not to remove it but to dull it down so that it doesn't jump out. I don't mind a little weathering and will be O
  10. The mystery of the electronic media. On Tuesday I made two posts, one is on the thread the other seems to have disappeared. So, to the other. Does anyone have a way of removing the overhead electric warning flashes from a Hornby loco without damaging the finish? Thanks
  11. Another of Belfast Jacks videos. It is in HD and whilst it does jump about a bit there is some fascinating stuff, especially the make-up of some of the trains and some very strange (to me) coaches. One clip that i found of particular interest is at 2.23 where a fitted freight has the Guard's Van between 5 and 7 wagons from the train end. Something I remember on the Grimsby to London fast fish trains but strongly rebutted when I mentioned it in a post. Especially since my father told me it was done to give the Guard a better ride.
  12. Help! Has anyone removed the overhead electric warning labels on a Hornby loco without damaging the finish?
  13. I replaced all 4 with wires
  14. Tony, I suggest that you have essentially re-enforced the quote which was 'so writing something that looks like a well informed caption is a quick and easy answer!' The quote, which BTW was actually posted by someone else on the thread, actually says that looks like. You do put in the effort and research and your captions are respected and believed by people who know you, your knowledge base and your ethics. However, and as I said I have seen it in many areas, there is a growing segment of society that is prepared to believe anything if it even slightly appears authentic. You have only t
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