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by Tim V
Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Shunting at through stations
Replies: 9
Views: 7929

Re: Shunting at through stations

Great Western Journal 23 contains an excellent article on the Kingham goods, some yards are shunted down and up. At Clutton, the yard would be easiest to shunt from a down train, but the timetable says to shunt it from an up train. This would involve running round the train. I have decided to ignore...
by Tim V
Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Minimum curve radius
Replies: 4
Views: 3528

Re: Minimum curve radius

Yes 3' is achievable, but I wouldn't recommend this for a beginner. The frustration you'll experience with trying to run on curves like this will tax your patience, and may well put you off. Consider a different track plan, or maybe a different design. I had a lot of fun and a successful exhibition ...
by Tim V
Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Further DCC AJ Couplings
Replies: 1
Views: 2529

Re: Further DCC AJ Couplings

Give the wagon a single digit address, that's nine wagons for starters. Problem is telling them apart, one standard coal wagon looks very like any other :!:
by Tim V
Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Mainline 2251 Collett conversion.
Replies: 4
Views: 2343

Re: Mainline 2251 Collett conversion.

If it's the one where the motor is part of the chassis, then it is very difficult to convert. Shown here is a split frame chassis from the 2:6:2 tank similar type. IMG_2073.JPG If it's one of the new ones, it should be fairly simple, with an Ultrascale conversion pack. The tender is difficult with e...
by Tim V
Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Prototype For Everything #70
Replies: 3
Views: 2146

Re: Prototype For Everything #70

These days I always have a camera with me, the one in the phone is good enough for this purpose.
by Tim V
Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Mainline 2251 Collett conversion.
Replies: 4
Views: 2343

Re: Mainline 2251 Collett conversion.

If it's the split frame one then not without a lot of work.
by Tim V
Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachman RTR conversions
Replies: 9
Views: 4968

Re: Bachman RTR conversions

Serves me right for going by memory, here is a picture of the later pannier chassis, with original motor, with a brass worm:!: but a different pitch.
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Behind is the other chassis.
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Both have Ultrascale conversion sets.
by Tim V
Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachman RTR conversions
Replies: 9
Views: 4968

Re: Bachman RTR conversions

Sorry for delay, been on holidays! John It's a 14:20 can, the 14:24 would not fit. Note that the Bachman pannier has been fitted with two different motors, you can tell them apart by the different worms. This shows the older worm, the later worm is plastic. Running was a considerable improvement ove...
by Tim V
Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout Operation (TOUs etc.)
Replies: 33
Views: 11478

Re: Turnout wiring / soldering

When I replaced the Fulgarex/Lemaco motors on the layout, I couldn't use Tortoise drive system as supplied, I had to modify them and I put this arrangement of lever driven by the motor. Gives a very positive drive.

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The original screw was used.

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by Tim V
Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Bachman RTR conversions
Replies: 9
Views: 4968

Bachman RTR conversions

Here is a picture I posted on P4talk in response to a request about remotoring Bachman locos. IMG_1939.JPG A standard Mashima motor, with a turned brass bush, utilising the original motor mount and the worm which had been pressed off the original motor with a George Watts worm puller. Blue tac is us...
by Tim V
Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Catch Points
Replies: 12
Views: 5284

Re: Catch Points

There are many different types, some are just one switch.
by Tim V
Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: Control Concepts
Topic: Layout Control Software
Replies: 9
Views: 6289

Re: Turnout wiring / soldering

There is always Panel Pro part of JMRI which is free and will run on a Mac.
by Tim V
Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Rotary Valve Gear Crab
Replies: 13
Views: 5868

Re: Rotary Valve Gear Crab

Looking good.

Can't see any pickups Morgan, though I can see some PCB is that part of it?

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