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kevinlms last won the day on May 1 2011

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    Trying to create model railway magazine index - very slow progress.

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  1. I think that you are going to find out, that the same error has been repeated 11 times! Good luck.
  2. Luckily you spotted the blanking plate. Saved a lot of trouble.
  3. Yes, I seem to remember such a discussion about the Jubilees and Shipley. There was also someone (could have been the same person) who hated enthusiasts and published some books on coaching allocations. He went on a bit, so I asked if he was going to limit sales of his books, to ex-railwaymen only! Never did get an answer to that question, for some reason.
  4. Loads of items you're expected to do something with it. Straight off the top of the head, a can of paint from the hardware shop. It's sold on the basis that the purchaser is going to stick a paint brush or roller in it and spread the contents over a surface. Just because you've opened the can, doesn't mean the warranty is void. Although the retailer would have a point, if you took the lid off the can of paint, then left the can in the sun for 3 days! Same applies for a pre-mixed packet of cake mix. No one expects you to eat it as is! Anyone is entitled to take back a product for repair/replacement/refund. Fobbing off or given a credit note, is not on* and while I have no experience of it, I doubt whether Peco would be happy, if one of their retailers tried that! * A credit note might be acceptable, if waiting for new stock to arrive in a few days and the customer agrees to pop back.
  5. That isn't surprising about the LNER, who it seemed to prefer sub classes for differences in their locos. Makes a lot of sense.
  6. Rather like the arrival of Class 50s on the Western Region then! Perhaps the cause was the people of the Western Region, not liking stuff minus the label of 'Made at Swindon'! Although I seem to remember that the people of the Valleys, didn't like the replacement/rebuilt locos they received post 1923. It seems to be all relative.
  7. Because an assumption has been made that as some have been found to be faulty, it is a waste getting it replaced, as the replacement will be just the same. Isn't that equally negative?
  8. You're right, but it seems the doubters have taken over and taking the view that's how it is and nothing to be done.
  9. Roxley Models are saying that, because its within the scope of what is expected usage of a Peco point. See my other post on this topic above.
  10. I don't see why carefully soldering will invalidate any warranty. Something like a point is intended to be used on a layout. That means stuff like pushing pins through sleeper blind holes, soldering wires to it for traction purposes, ballasting it, applying paint of some sort to weather it, are normal tasks to a railway modeller. Tasks such as any or all of the above, appear in every single issue of the Railway Modeller, indeed it is actively encouraged to do such tasks. There is NEVER any warning that following advice in the magazine, will invalidate any warranty. Railway modellers are sort of expected to do something more with it. It doesn't mean that you can abuse a point, an example might be as has been seen in Railway Modeller or the web, is some instructions on how you might hack a few points around to make a scissors crossover, for example. Another example is bending a straight point by cutting the webbing. Now doing that will almost certainly invalidate any warranty, because you are significantly altering it. So if you think a Peco point is 'faulty', then you should be fully entitled to return it for repair, replacement or refund, if the point has been reasonably used within expectations. So JC is exactly right on what he says about Roxley Models.
  11. A bit pricey even! Or did you mean big? Predictive text strikes again.
  12. As I did suggest earlier, these were partly fitted freights and a long way from the traditional British unbraked goods, with only the loco and guards handbrake to stop the train.
  13. Oh, I knew about the other Class 5's. I just didn't think it was relevant, as the key is that they were Black and Class 5. What you describe is why the 'Black 8's' didn't catch on, because there weren't any 'Red 8's' at the time. Later BR reclassified the LMS Pacifics as 8P, by the simple process of changing 5XP to 6P and moving larger locos, up one.
  14. Apart from the obvious, that they were in the power category of 5 and were painted black, I don't know!
  15. Well as an interested person in the LNWR, that bit about LMS management sabotaging the LNWR fleet, is a load of rubbish! Crewe Works was undergoing a big update of the place in the early 1920s, especially the paint shop. So not surprising that the place didn't keep up. Quite a few locos were painted in the new colour scheme, up to early 1924, so the staff hardly rejected Midlandisation. Fact is the LNWR express passenger fleet, had to work much harder to keep their heavier train service going and so they were pretty well run down after WW1. The 'replacement' Compounds were hardly better tools for the job on the Birmingham '2 hour express', with the problem not being resolved until the initial low superheat on the Stanier 'Jubilee's' had been sorted. As for the 'Stars' being better than 2 Experiments, well hardly! A big improvement over 1, undoubtedly so. Stanier had the last laugh anyway, with the Duchess, something he could never have done, had he stayed at the GWR!
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