Model Railways and other Wee Worlds

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Re: Model Railways and other Wee Worlds

Postby aland » Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:31 am

I am still using the lima and mainline mark 1's and once flushglazed they look alright with the bachmann ones, mind over 20 years ago I bought 6 mainline ones from a mate for £10 and they are still in the fleet, albeit glazed, rewheeled and re lettered. admit mark 1's are a obsession with me, have over 50 of the things in 00
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Re: Model Railways and other Wee Worlds

Postby cell » Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:35 pm

Flushglazed? I'm intrigued, any chance of a comparison shot?
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Re: Model Railways and other Wee Worlds

Postby aland » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:53 pm

just for you and deltic 9, 3 coaches, the inter-city bck is new bachmann, the blue grey one is mainline but flushglazed and the western region is standard mainline

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Re: Model Railways and other Wee Worlds

Postby Alycidon » Wed May 04, 2011 6:19 pm

Looking for a bit of help here, does anyone have a high resolution colour photograph with Pinkston Power station Cooling Tower and Chimneys in the background. I am looking for something that can be printed off onto A3 paper and used as a backscene on my layout.

Any help appreciated.

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Re: Model Railways and other Wee Worlds

Postby Bingo Bango » Thu May 05, 2011 2:51 pm

Ha, I just toddled over to the virtual mitchell to get you something, then noticed the familiar avatar image....

Ah well.

The best I could find is this http://www.flickr.com/photos/romari/3223460340/sizes/l/in/photostream/

and although this doesn't have the station in it, it is still a great panorama of the general area.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/65166290@N00/5001494725/sizes/l/in/photostream/
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Re: Model Railways and other Wee Worlds

Postby BTJustice » Sat May 07, 2011 7:30 pm

The body and tender are mid paint but thought you might like to see a quick video of the chassis being run in;

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Re: Model Railways and other Wee Worlds

Postby Doorstop » Sat May 07, 2011 7:50 pm

Marvellous. 8) :D
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Re: Model Railways and other Wee Worlds

Postby BrigitDoon » Sat May 07, 2011 7:58 pm

Wonderful :D
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Re: Model Railways and other Wee Worlds

Postby Bingo Bango » Tue May 10, 2011 10:55 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_06qrFnvnw&feature=player_embedded

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Re: Model Railways and other Wee Worlds

Postby BrigitDoon » Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:31 pm

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A wee spot of bother as you can see...

The wire has come adrift of its mounting point (indicated by the blue arrow). The other end connects to the motor assembly on the bogie at the other end of the locomotive. What does it do? I presume it's needed to complete a circuit as the locomotive won't run. Where can I get these connectors from? As you can see, it split when I tried to reconnect it.

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Wire and clip are X.1088 on the diagram.
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Re: Model Railways and other Wee Worlds

Postby gordonjcp » Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:40 pm

Any reason you can't just snip the broken connector and solder the wire onto the tag?
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Re: Model Railways and other Wee Worlds

Postby BrigitDoon » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:45 pm

No soldering iron :)

I undid the screw, slipped the connector under the head and tightened it up. That had it running sporadically. It needed a nudge to get it going every time. I suspect a good clean will set it right. It's been sat on the shelf for at least six months and however long before that that the previous owner hadn't used it. My other Class 52 runs OK.
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Re: Model Railways and other Wee Worlds

Postby Grahame » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:13 am

BrigitDoon wrote: Where can I get these connectors from?

Looks like a fairly standard crimp connector Brigit - you can get them at Maplins or any half-decent electronic shop. The ones you're after are called female 'Lucar' crimps.
They do come in different sizes mind, so best to take the old one along to make sure it's right. And you need a special crimping tool as well, although you can close them with some needle-nose pliers if you're stuck.
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Re: Model Railways and other Wee Worlds

Postby aland » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:38 am

pretty sure you can buy those wires from hornby, or one of the spares specialists. I am assuming it is for a standard ringfield motored western, yu cant solder onto the bogie as it is cast (tried)

give me until later today/tonight, if I can find spare connectors in the spares box I might be able to fabricate a lead for you, and me being a nice chap i might post it to you for nothing
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Re: Model Railways and other Wee Worlds

Postby BrigitDoon » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:41 am

Thanks, Grahame. There's a Maplin's in EK and they have a few in stock so I'll pick some up on Tuesday when I go to the doctor's. I'll take you up on that offer, Alan, if Maplin's bits and bibs don't do the business.
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