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Assuming it's all connected correctly (and I guess it is, or it wouldn't go at all) then I don't believe it can be a motor/loco issue - the motor doesn't "know" what it's connected to, it just "sees" a voltage on its input, and reacts accordingly.  My guess is that this is an issue with the decoder output, but it is certainly unusual - are you sure that the decoder has been properly reset?  I'd be looking for a specialist setting (automatic signalling?) but I'm not very familiar with Lenz decoders, as I use Zimo and ESU.

 

Would be interested to hear what you find out

 

best

Simon

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Sounds like a decoder issue.

 

That's what I thought, which is why I changed the decoder.

 

Like I said, I'm not that bothered as I only own a few O gauge locos, so always use them on DCC, I was just curious really.

 

If another 8pin decoder passes my way I'll swap them round and see what happens.

 

Thanks

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MRDA :)

 

What has the Men's Roller Derby Association got to do with this???  Are they going aorund sabotaging Lenz chips ;)

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"Mandy Rice Davies Applies"  =  "he would say that, wouldn't he?"

 

apropos another conversation on the GoG forum a few months back

 

:)

Simon

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Just had an enjoyable hour reading back through this thread.  Can somebody with more knowledge than me confirm my line of thought?  On the GWR liveries, the wording 'Great Western' was, I think, used up until the early 1930s, when the shirt button logo was introduced.  The change to 'G W R' came in the early 1940s, during the war years.  Am I right in my thoughts with that?

 

I note when the shirt button option was dropped Chris K mentioned that those with existing orders would be fulfilled using transfers fitted in the UK - Chris is there a recommended transfer for that to use with the plain green livery?  Can anyone suggest a suitable transfer option for the buffer beam numbers as well - again, if I am right, they only went to smokebox plates under BR?   Normally I use Railtec Transfers, but I don't think Steve does a 'Great Western' wording and lettering style at present.

 

Rich

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Rich

 

I have always used HMRS transfers for my locos.

 

hth

Simon

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Your time line is correct,

Fox do all the suitable transfers as well,

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Rich

 

I have always used HMRS transfers for my locos.

 

hth

Simon

 

Your time line is correct,

Fox do all the suitable transfers as well,

 

 

Thanks Simon and Steve.

 

Much appreciated.

Rich

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Normally I use Railtec Transfers, but I don't think Steve does a 'Great Western' wording and lettering style at present.

 

Rich

 

That is true. I'm sure they will appear in the fullness of time but Fox will be able to get you out of a hole there.

 

Coincidentally I'm literally just fulfilling a long-outstanding request to design a 7mm GWR Rhymney pack for PW (although I suspect Steve Fay might have something to do with it too?!), vaguely in parallel with the existing range of complete loco packs w/ choice of number for BR period. It contains 3d cab side plates (number of your choice), matching 3d smoke box, 3d shed code (depot of choice), 3d caution plates, and L/R or L/L facing crests. Here's a sneak peak with a pack for #42:

 

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Thanks Steve,

 

We'll have to get you to do the 'Great Western' lettering - I know you spend all your time sat twiddling your thumbs trying to come up with something to do  :jester:

 

Rich

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Just had an enjoyable hour reading back through this thread.  Can somebody with more knowledge than me confirm my line of thought?  On the GWR liveries, the wording 'Great Western' was, I think, used up until the early 1930s, when the shirt button logo was introduced.  The change to 'G W R' came in the early 1940s, during the war years.  Am I right in my thoughts with that?

 

I note when the shirt button option was dropped Chris K mentioned that those with existing orders would be fulfilled using transfers fitted in the UK - Chris is there a recommended transfer for that to use with the plain green livery?  Can anyone suggest a suitable transfer option for the buffer beam numbers as well - again, if I am right, they only went to smokebox plates under BR?   Normally I use Railtec Transfers, but I don't think Steve does a 'Great Western' wording and lettering style at present.

 

Rich

Rich,

I use HMRS Methfix decals, but then I have had them for ages. I look forward to transfers from Railtec. Those I have used to date have been first class. 

 

The so-called shirt-button totem replaced "GREAT WESTERN" and was first applied in 1934 lasting until 1942.

 

From 1942-1947ordinary passenger and goods classes carried the letters 'G W R' appropriately spaced on tender or tank sides, and express passenger locos had the Coat of Arms between 'G' and 'W'. From 1942 to 1945, all classes receiving full repaints in the works, except for some Kings, Castles and Stars, were painted all black, as a result of wartime shortages. Locos were not lined, and it seems that safety valve covers were painted over. For locos painted black, the G W insignia did not have any black shading. The insignia used for 'G W R' on some locos by Caerphilly Works during and after WWII was in a sans-serif font called Grotesque, but it isn't known whether it was in gold or straw colour. Green livery was restored in 1945. 

 

Smokebox number plates were a BR fitting.

 

Regards,

 

Chris

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When liveries changed were locos brought in specifically for repaints(or locally) or did it just happen at the next scheduled works visit?

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I’d suggest that in general they came in only when the next visit was scheduled, unless something dire had happened. And I’d suspect that the repaints became rather less frequent and possibly on an as-needed basis as war started, and certainly afterwards, when austerity was a fact of life rather than a policy. Of course, this is probably more true for the pannier & branch line coaches than the King or Castle & Cornish Riviera sets.

 

I think the early thirties was probably quite a good time for maintenance and upkeep, (from the railways point of view) as wages were relatively low (though beginning to rise perhaps) there was plenty of labour, and the government were handing out loans to encourage employment. Hence the new loco sheds under the loan acts. The forties were a different matter.

 

The counsel of perfection is to choose your loco, and then find an accurate colour photo of it on the precise date of your model, and then copy that... :)

 

HTH

Simon

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9615 is a Minerva 8750 0-6-0PT that I have accoutred and weathered for a customer. "Before" picture included for comparison.

 

Chris K


9615 is a Minerva 8750 0-6-0PT that I have accoutred and weathered for a customer. "Before" picture included for comparison.

 

Chris K

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Hallo Chris!

 

Ich schreibe in Deutsch , weil dzu diese Sprache gut verstehst und ich mir leichter tue. Du verwndest für die Pufferbohle Aufreibebuchstaben von HRMS Methfix. Welche Grösse hast du für die Panier genommen 4mm oder 7mm?

 

Grüsse Werner

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Hallo Chris!

 

Ich schreibe in Deutsch , weil dzu diese Sprache gut verstehst und ich mir leichter tue. Du verwndest für die Pufferbohle Aufreibebuchstaben von HRMS Methfix. Welche Grösse hast du für die Panier genommen 4mm oder 7mm?

 

Grüsse Werner

Lieber Werner,

Iich habe die 7mm-Version der HMRS-Abziehbilder verwendet.

 

Gruesse Chris

 

Dear Werner,

I have used the 7mm scale HMRS decals.

 

Regards,

Chris

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Well, I think I shall call it a day on the weathering of 3702 by Minerva. I do like the very fine guard rails protecting the bunker windows. The photos are taken on Tonfanau Camp, but I am posting them here for continuity. 

 

Regards,

 

CK

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Hi Chris, finally got around to hooking up my controller on a piece of track to run my new Pannier.

Just want to say, It's awesome!! superb running and sound. Many thanks on a sensational model and postage to

Australia. I know it has been a while, but I thought you would like to know what I think.

Cheers mate, Derek.

P.S. I guess I had better get another soon.

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Hi Chris, finally got around to hooking up my controller on a piece of track to run my new Pannier.

Just want to say, It's awesome!! superb running and sound. Many thanks on a sensational model and postage to

Australia. I know it has been a while, but I thought you would like to know what I think.

Cheers mate, Derek.

P.S. I guess I had better get another soon.

Derek,

Thank you for the report and we are delighted to read that you are pleased with the loco. Should you want another, we have appointed Model0Kits in Yangoona NSW to distribute Minerva products in Australia. Glenn Scott carries the full range of models in stock so you can get them faster. His contact details are on the website at: https://modelokits.com/

 

Kind regards,

 

Chris K

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