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by Mike Spence
Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: MR 4T Meat Van
Replies: 14
Views: 4807

Re: MR 4T Meat Van

Option X = X Factor RSU from Hobby Holidays Expensive? Relative.............. I do not have the time and or eysight left to play/fiddle and I am fairly proficient with soldiering irons! I bought the RSU prior to my last move and have just started using it after a lot of reading and practice, wish I ...
by Mike Spence
Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: D&S 6 wheel Siphon
Replies: 12
Views: 4458

Re: D&S 6 wheel Siphon

How did you construct the cradle, Guy? How do those three bits go together? I have the rest (wire and so on) sussed. I came to the same conclusion as you with the bearings in the W irons, so have ground the flange off the bearing leaving the stub to locate the axle box. I didn't bother with a file ...
by Mike Spence
Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: D&S 6 wheel Siphon
Replies: 12
Views: 4458

Re: D&S 6 wheel Siphon

David, What exactly do you require? Instructions from 525 & 526, I have and can PDF them - not particularly clear but the gist is their on the last page. Or any other bits of add ons/photographs/or.......... I am right in the middle of unpacking all my GWR stuff as we speak so please ask. Best w...
by Mike Spence
Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan Class 52 Wiring
Replies: 1
Views: 1590

Re: Heljan Class 52 Wiring

Thanks to Howes of Oxford I now have directional lights and headcodes :mrgreen:

Mike Spence
by Mike Spence
Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Heljan Class 52 Wiring
Replies: 1
Views: 1590

Heljan Class 52 Wiring

Good Evening All, Unsure where to post this, but here goes: I recently won an auction for a new old stock Heljan Class 52 D1037 Western Empress which was wired for DCC but without a decoder. I have several ZIMO decoders in stock so put on an 8 pin large one, motor works fine but no lights either end...
by Mike Spence
Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Help!!
Replies: 21
Views: 7226

Re: Help!!

Mike, it could be me that's had a bang (actually I did today on the fridge door, not cool). My point is that if you leave off two coupling rods, say the rear ones, from an 0-6-0, you then have a 0-4-2. However, if you leave off the front coupling rods instead, you have an 2-4-0. Or is my bump worse...
by Mike Spence
Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Help!!
Replies: 21
Views: 7226

Re: Help!!

Thank you for your suggestion's, I'll give the 4-4-0/0-4-4 trick a try. Just to say the chassis run's (pushes) very well without the coupling rods on and I've not yet put the motor and gearbox in yet thought I'd try and get the chassis moving smoothly first. Isn't a 3F an 0-6-0? (see earlier post)....
by Mike Spence
Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: LRM - LNER D17
Replies: 44
Views: 14284

Re: LRM - LNER D17

Mike I am sorry to say that I don't think I have any of the layout as built by Roger Howell. I can ask around and see what is held in the repository of the Vic finescale group. I know that the buildings are in store some where I will see if I can track something's down for you. Knowing Roger there ...
by Mike Spence
Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: LRM - LNER D17
Replies: 44
Views: 14284

Re: LRM - LNER D17

OT Hi Ivan & Doug, Coincidence is that I am planning a model of Charlbury prior to Great War. I have most of the models I require and have been gathering any photos that come up for sale over the last 10 years. I urgently need any help I can get as to the layout and particularly the Oxford end, ...
by Mike Spence
Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: GWR Railmotor
Replies: 36
Views: 22841

Re: GWR Railmotor

Wheel Sizes for Railmotors: A1 3' 6" A1 3' 6" B1 3' 6½" B 3' 6½" C1 3' 6½" C 3' 6½" D1 3' 6½" D 3' 6½" E 3' 5" F1 3' 6½" F 3' 6½" G1 3' 6½" G 3' 6½" H1 3' 6½" H 3' 6½" J1 3' 6½" J 3' 6½" K1 4' 0" K 4' 0" L...
by Mike Spence
Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Seuthe ultra-adhesive oil
Replies: 6
Views: 3922

Re: Seuthe ultra-adhesive oil

Hi Alan,

Forgot that it was Ontracks that I purchased my bottle two years ago - superb oil that 'sticks' to the gears and will not fly out even at full speed!

I use it with Portescap and High Level gearboxes.

Mike Spence
by Mike Spence
Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Seuthe ultra-adhesive oil
Replies: 6
Views: 3922

Re: Seuthe ultra-adhesive oil

Hi Alan,

Try Labelle 102 instead - should last years

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Labelle-102-G ... 0683526461

Mike Spence
by Mike Spence
Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Clun Castle query
Replies: 23
Views: 8812

Re: Clun Castle query

Brunswick Green I believe............
by Mike Spence
Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Proscale Saint kit
Replies: 2
Views: 2492

Re: Proscale Saint kit

I too would like that information now that my Ultrascale wheels have arrived!

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