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by ChrisMitchell
Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: TOU
Replies: 30
Views: 9544

Re: TOU

Just picked up on this thread.

I used the Hoffmann motors on my layout and was very pleased with the results. The Conrad motors look almost identical from the pictures and are a fraction of the price. Has anyone made a comparison?

Chris
by ChrisMitchell
Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Mk1 interior colours
Replies: 1
Views: 1851

Mk1 interior colours

I've decided that I would start reworking my Bachmann Mk1 coaches, and as I thought I would add some passengers, I'd also paint the interiors. Can anyone advise on interior details in the early 1970s (i.e. blue grey period), specifically the upholstery colours for both second and first class. Thanks...
by ChrisMitchell
Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Electromagnets for AJ couplings
Replies: 14
Views: 7751

Re: Electromagnets for AJ couplings

Thanks Nigel and Martin. Definitely sounds like I should end up with plenty of magnets - I think l will need two on the longest siding, but then may not need one at B.

regards, Chris
by ChrisMitchell
Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:16 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Electromagnets for AJ couplings
Replies: 14
Views: 7751

Re: Electromagnets for AJ couplings

Thanks everyone for the advice. next question is where to put the electromagnets assumnig I try AJs. Here's the trackplan of my little layout - West End - all of 1.5m long West End.jpg The simplest as far as I can see is electromagnets at A and B which allow for runnning round a train at the platfor...
by ChrisMitchell
Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:12 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Electromagnets for AJ couplings
Replies: 14
Views: 7751

Electromagnets for AJ couplings

I've reached the conclusion that as I get older, switching to some sort of autocoupling is inevitable, so I thought I'd have a go at using Alex Jacksons (anyone recommend anything else??). Are there any recommendations for electromagnets which can be readily purchased. Everything I've read talks abo...
by ChrisMitchell
Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Coupling pole for scale couplings
Replies: 30
Views: 16433

Re: Coupling pole for scale couplings

William I had a few attempts with brass lace making pins. As I understood the orginal article the shape of the hook is bent in 3 dimensions. I struggled to get the bend of the hook (bend C in the diagram) in a different plane to the other two bends. In the picture below bends A and B are also into t...
by ChrisMitchell
Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Coupling pole for scale couplings
Replies: 30
Views: 16433

Re: Coupling pole for scale couplings

Thnaks for this info. I've got a full set of MRJs, so I dug out the article and had a couple of attempts - I failed miserably of course. I'll think I'll adopt Geraint's method - a quick go with a piece of bent brass wire seemed to work. Of course the proof of the pudding will be at Scaleforum with m...
by ChrisMitchell
Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Coupling pole for scale couplings
Replies: 30
Views: 16433

Coupling pole for scale couplings

Any advice on the best type of coupling pole for use with 3 links and screw couplings? I've tried using a piece of bent brass wire attached to a small torch, but I'm sure that a little more sophisticated shape to the hook may work better. Does anyone have any suggestions for improvements? Thanks, Ch...

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