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by andy757
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Four Bridges
Replies: 113
Views: 15046

Re: Four Bridges

Both are used models and whilst I appreciate they are used, it seems all but one locos I've ever bought from Rails, has had faults (N gauge included here). To be fair to Rails, they paid for the repair on one and immediately offer a refund on the other. If they were new models, I'd still have a beef...
by andy757
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Four Bridges
Replies: 113
Views: 15046

Re: Four Bridges

Well of the 3 locos bought from Rails of Sheffield, one has been sent off for repair and Rails have re-imbursed me the cost. Another loco is being returned to them as faulty in that it derails continuously as a result of the front bogie dangling like it's about to fall off. The screw that holds it i...
by andy757
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Four Bridges
Replies: 113
Views: 15046

Re: Four Bridges

Thanks WTD. I'll take a look at the bar joining the tender and see if I can soften the curve using flexi track.

It's an old photo but shows the area where it derails.
by andy757
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Four Bridges
Replies: 113
Views: 15046

Re: Four Bridges

Here we go again. I bought a BACHMANN OO GAUGE, 31-884 CLASS 4F 0-6-0 locomotive. Runs and sounds really good except when it gets to a 1st radius curve. It derails every time on that curve. The very nice people at Rails of Sheffield suggested to loosen a screw on the bogie but as there is no bogie, ...
by andy757
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Four Bridges
Replies: 113
Views: 15046

Re: Four Bridges

I am going to quote myself from December 2018: Over the months I have come to the conclusion that buying 2nd hand models (DCC sound) is probably not worth it. At the moment, the Class 33, one of the Class 66's and the latest Class 47 are off the layout and need repairs. The Class 33 went straight to...
by andy757
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Four Bridges
Replies: 113
Views: 15046

Re: Four Bridges

Thank you. I think for the moment, I will stick with Bachmann.

So far, I've bought 4 steam locos with sound and a BR Green Class 25 with sound so we'll see how we get on.
by andy757
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Four Bridges
Replies: 113
Views: 15046

Re: Four Bridges

Does anyone have any knowledge, or experience of Oxford rail DCC locos ? I normally buy Bachmann but the Oxford rail ones are appearing more and more frequently these days. Are they any good I wonder, especially ones with sound chips.
by andy757
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Four Bridges
Replies: 113
Views: 15046

Re: Four Bridges

All diesel locos and DMU's now sold except one Class 33 which I decided to keep as it sounds too good to part with !

Onwards now to buy some steam locos :)
by andy757
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Four Bridges
Replies: 113
Views: 15046

Re: Four Bridges

Bit of a rethink on the theme of the layout and have decided I am going to sell all my current diesel stock and instead model based on mid to late 60's steam. If anyone is interested in purchasing some stock from me, let me know. All locos are DCC and most with sound. https://i.postimg.cc/5HgPNYDT/s...
by andy757
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Four Bridges
Replies: 113
Views: 15046

Re: Four Bridges

aha I thought for a minute I was showing signs of "early marriage marble loosing".....