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Phil Bullock

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  1. Yes that will be why - Heljan motors require a high starting current, on DCC they will blow some chips. So no disagreement .... We just need to be sure folks are starting from the same place when describing issues....
  2. Are we talking about the difference between DC and DCC here? DCC will manage the start for you. Its the same with the Bachmann Class 43 Warships - like scalded cats on DC but a decent set of CVs on DCC will soon tame them....
  3. Ok got one - let me have your address, have emailed as above, got to go to post this afternoon so will get in post Cheers Phil
  4. Ok will have a look today....drop me a PM with your address The most common cause of a lack of illumination is those cranky pick ups mind.....
  5. Cheers Are you up to fitting a replacement if I have one in my spares box? We have removed the lights from a lot of our locos....
  6. @Enterprisingwestern pointed these 3d printed Instanter couplings out to me on the Dapol Bolster E thread. https://www.shapeways.com/product/JZZQYBLQK/nem-oo-instanter-couplings-sample-set As they are solid bar couplings they will only tick the box for vehicles that run in fixed rakes and also if they couple more closely than the tension locks. So lets start with Bachmann's TEAs. On Kato track the tension locks set the wagon buffer heads 1 sleeper and 1 space apart - see first photo. But hey look.... the instanters lose the space, the buffer heads are only the one sleeper apart. ANd they will give a much more solid feel to the train rather than the slack in the couplings - so looks like a result! They wont go round my Kato curves which are 550mm radius - about 20 inches .... the 3ft standard on Abbotswood should be fine. What else might they work on? TTAs next I think...
  7. The loads are finished - all 20, hurrah - except for the colour coding on ends and any legends on bars . With the 3d printed couplings @Enterprisingwestern pointed out not ticking the box have gone off to try them on other wagons.... see new thread here... https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/154978-3d-printed-wagon-couplings/
  8. Agree with both - but just been sorting out carriage workings and theres a requirement for BSOs RBs and the Gresley RB ... and also an RKB. Already got a flush glazed Replica RB - will see how the Hornby one measures up. A bit of weathering helps blend in differing blues in - a wipe with meths or thinners whitens the Hornby blue a bit...
  9. So who is going to be first to transfer the underfloor gubbins and body on to a Bachmann chassis to get close coupling? Got a couple in my spares box waiting....
  10. Spot on John. Dapol have retained the standard dovetail and NEM pocket which is forced outwards by the presence of the axle ..... exactly as you say
  11. Evening! Its frustrating when issues like this spoil your models isnt it. So for buffers.... how about https://railsofsheffield.com/products/14855/Bachmann-36-031-oo-gauge-oval-head-sprung-buffers-x8-?gclid=CjwKCAjwtqj2BRBYEiwAqfzurytKTU0D-exX5sMNnSL7AHaDFvsYd93x0BdAxMgJwkXsQ_rE7GZnLBoCBUcQAvD_BwE As for the LED - how about a photo so we can see if anyone has a spare lurking? I might have.... Cheers
  12. Yes indeedy! But probably fine on other wagons, its the NEM pockets on these wagons that cause the problems. The Dapol bar couplings hold the faces of the NEM pockets 8mm apart Reckon we could lose 2mm out of that and still have sufficient play for 24 inch curves - the wagons do have sprung buffers too.
  13. The Night .... Frankey Valli and the Four Seasons
  14. These turned up at last but unfortunately are longer than the bar couplings supplied by Dapol so the worst of both worlds. Will try them on other fixed rake trains though such as 100 ton tanks. Where’s Mr @Westhillwagonworks when you need some very short magnetic couplings?
  15. Ah .... go for metal if you can, your track will be so much cleaner
  16. Those pictures did it for me too when I first saw them. Wonder why Hull fitted the new exhausts in the first photo ?
  17. Those pictures did it for me too when I first saw them. Wonder why Hull fitted the new exhausts in the first photo
  18. Good to hear...they are still good models! Are you putting plastic or metal wheels in?
  19. Evening! You should find these just pull off too ....unless they have been modified in some way.... same split pin system IIRC
  20. if I have this correct then Hornby are giving us an RB - maroon and green models - and an RBR - Blue/Grey and Exec models. Would I be correct in thinking that the only external difference would be the RBR - for those transformed from RBs - only has one footstep on the end - and internally the RB has loose and the RBR fixed seats? The Blue/Grey RBR is dual braked era 7 but if the livery illustration is correct it lacks a data panel - that suits me for 1971! Where is @Flood when we need him???? Cheers
  21. Had one of those from Matty on my recent brook lamprey video. Just the suggestion that it was a really nice video sounded a bit fishy.....
  22. Or you could fit pick ups to a Bachmann Conflat as an alternative ....
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