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by dave_long
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 25
Views: 1795

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

I'd certainly look at the Pololu regulators, I've never seen the point in the adjustable versions or having a step down function, plus they are even smaller.
by dave_long
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control
Replies: 25
Views: 1795

Re: MItchell 45xx battery/radio control

Hi Nick Slightly off topic but you mention your booster board in the first segment of photos, if you do require them in the future, I can recommend the Pololu 9v and 12v step up regulators. Smaller than your Rx. I've used both with 12v motors but have to admit I've preferred using the 9v step up as ...
by dave_long
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Radio Control
Topic: Simple start
Replies: 2
Views: 830

Re: Simple start

Doesn't that require your DC controller to be permanently on, to provide 9-12v to the RX. What advantage to you see from this use of Deltang? For me using Deltang was to get away from dirty track and track wiring. Plus if you just bypass the pick ups you can use it on others DC or DCC layouts anyway...
by dave_long
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby J94
Replies: 18
Views: 3241

Re: Hornby J94

Thanks Philip.
Interesting though on this Hornby coupling rod, the holes on the 1 driving axle are smaller at 2.2mm, seems a lot of effort to go to in the manufacturing process. Annoying that I have to open them out to then bush them to narrow the hole.
by dave_long
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby J94
Replies: 18
Views: 3241

Re: Hornby J94

Well with the tubular bushes sorted, attention turns back to the coupling rods. In the AG price list it doesn't say the J94 requires the coupling rods to have bushes to narrow the hole, unlike it does for the Bachmann pannier. However in the crankpin instructions, it states both of the following, th...
by dave_long
Mon May 28, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby J94
Replies: 18
Views: 3241

Re: Hornby J94

Keith
Did you glue, or tap and screw the lead to the side frames, I've found a source of 1.8mm flashing and thought I'd try this as I have to remove the main weight to fit an RC battery.
by dave_long
Tue May 22, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby J94
Replies: 18
Views: 3241

Re: Hornby J94

Thanks Keith.
Definitely a change in design then, the spring has gone too, which isn't helpful. The tubular bearing is a friction fit so the chassis block has been altered to accommodate them. Hopefully the reamer will sort the bearing tube.
by dave_long
Tue May 22, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby J94
Replies: 18
Views: 3241

Re: Hornby J94

Jim, Probably not, the rod bushes are not part of the list of other bits required for the AG conversion set, where they are a requirement if you buy a set for a Bachmann pannier. I hadn't planned on using the bushes for that reason, but I have a set because of a planned pannier tank conversion I hav...
by dave_long
Tue May 22, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby J94
Replies: 18
Views: 3241

Re: Hornby J94

Keith.
Did you use the original coupling rods or did you replace them? I've read that some people bush the rods and some that haven't. I am tempted by the WD rods though. But as I have the bushes and rods already I may just solder them up anyway.
by dave_long
Tue May 22, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby J94
Replies: 18
Views: 3241

Re: Hornby J94

I had started to wonder whether Hornby had altered the chassis as I've looked in the usual places and no one had mentioned such issues. Photos below. The gear is fitted to a AG axle, and you can see the Hornby axle with tubular bearing and the bearing in its seating. IMG_20180522_114831.jpg IMG_2018...
by dave_long
Tue May 22, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby J94
Replies: 18
Views: 3241

Re: Hornby J94

Hardwicke The conversion kit really is just a set of wheels and axles at 2.5mm, designed to fit the Hornby bearings but don't quite. Did you not use the axles bearings or did you still drill them out? The coupling rod for the 2-8-0 I presume being Gibson is jointed on the crankpin? Has that ever giv...
by dave_long
Sun May 20, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby J94
Replies: 18
Views: 3241

Re: Hornby J94

Porcy, thanks for the info from the hunslet drawings. Alan. Yes the original axles are 2.36mm and fit smoothly through the bearing which I've tried to measure and believe it to be 2.40mm, the Gibson axles measure 2.46mm. Would I need a straight/parallel reamer as the bearing is just under 8mm long? ...
by dave_long
Sun May 20, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby J94
Replies: 18
Views: 3241

Hornby J94

Hi a couple of questions regarding the Hornby J94. The Hornby model has its drive set with left hand leading or atleast the version I have is, and the DJM model appears to have right hand lead, I know a few different companies built the J94s so I was just wondering which is correct or is it both but...
by dave_long
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Barclay Drawings
Replies: 6
Views: 1860

Re: Barclay Drawings

This appeared in that other place. http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index. ... ?p=3092220
from September 1948 Model Railway Constructor. May be not enough detail?
by dave_long
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Barclay Drawings
Replies: 6
Views: 1860

Re: Barclay Drawings

Is the Mitchell library you refer to the same as the University of Glasgow archive?
https://archiveshub.jisc.ac.uk/search/a ... 8913dd81d7

I was going to try the archive but didn't after Hattons announced their model. Plus I got hold of an old Mercian kit too.
by dave_long
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Lampeter Station building
Replies: 9
Views: 2260

Re: Lampeter Station building

Looks very good so far, the tiles do look good. I graduated from Lampeter back in 2001 and lived on station terrace for a year. Wandered around the goods area a few times and a long parts of the old line towards felinfach.
by dave_long
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Another 14xx...
Replies: 1
Views: 1073

Re: Another 14xx...

Looking good for 'not your area'. I'm about to receive a Hornby body for a 14xx and waiting on a comet chassis, but that high level does look very good. Interesting note about R/c as that's the way I'm heading at the moment with a deltang system.
by dave_long
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Plastikote Suede
Replies: 1
Views: 772

Re: Plastikote Suede

Thanks for the heads up.

My go to store is KBT in Brum. Lets hope there is good stocks for now.
www.kbt.co.uk

Regards
Dave
by dave_long
Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Shallcross Yard
Replies: 13
Views: 3116

Re: Shallcross Yard

Reference the bullfrogs, is your layout kept indoors? If its likely to be kept in a garage then can I suggest a coating of slightly diluted pva to strengthen and protect them, obviously away from the moving parts. I had a few kept in a garage and after a winter or two they had gone a little soggy an...
by dave_long
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: 47206 - The Fully Sprung, Hybrid Class 47
Replies: 57
Views: 14632

Re: Heljan Class 47 - A Danish Quickie

In the 7mm thread there's talk of loco's in that scale having mass that 4mm doesn't have. However I think the heljan 47 is a fine example of a 4mm loco having mass.
by dave_long
Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: ExpoEM North - Templot help
Replies: 11
Views: 3546

Re: ExpoEM North - Templot help

No problem Martin. However given the shipping times from China it might be a week or two yet. Yes I've been reading up on the Win 8.1 tablets from China, there's a lot of talk over windows and 1 or 2 GB ram. Most of them seem to run well with 2gb unless you have really hungry applications. Watch out...
by dave_long
Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: ExpoEM North - Templot help
Replies: 11
Views: 3546

Re: ExpoEM North - Templot help

Dragging this back to the fore, but I've got a Chinese tablet on order. There are a number of cheap(er) high spec tablets making their way out of China which use the current latest Intel Bay trail processor which is a full x86 processor and Win 8.1. Mine's on order and its the Teclast x98 Air 3g htt...
by dave_long
Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: New modelling magazine
Replies: 21
Views: 5242

Re: New modelling magazine

My copy turned up today. Certainly a diverse range of articles. I like it and will probably subscribe. I tend to flick through MRJ and leave it unless its got something I like, I don't get that feeling with this. But only time will tell, probably helps that'll be a quarterly mag.

Dave
by dave_long
Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 105226

Re: Brettell Road

Coming along nicely Jim, although whats the meaning of making the Pensnett branch disused 20 years too early!
by dave_long
Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: DCC Power supplies, warning, was Yet Another silly question!!!
Replies: 53
Views: 11786

Re: DCC Power supplies, warning, was Yet Another silly quest

Can I suggest you buy a new DCC set from a UK supplier ie someone like Digitrains! Next time a trip to a local Maplin might be in order as they can help you buy a suitable transformer.

Dave

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