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by Chuffchuff
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Servicing old HST 125 models (rear single drive bogie)
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Servicing old HST 125 models (rear single drive bogie)

My new springs arrived. I undid my box of bits to start work By magic I had two springs ! :oops: It would seem I did not look hard enough at the single spring to see that it was two springs wound together. Lesson learned,( or is it learnt?) and maybe a useful tip to others. Pleased to report, repair...
by Chuffchuff
Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Servicing old HST 125 models (rear single drive bogie)
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Servicing old HST 125 models (rear single drive bogie)

Thanks for your replies and guidance.

Just to add to the woes !

Now sourcing a spring for the brushes! I swear it was in the box of bits until I came to put them in. :roll:

Rgds
by Chuffchuff
Sun Jul 11, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Servicing old HST 125 models (rear single drive bogie)
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Servicing old HST 125 models (rear single drive bogie)

have been servicing some old HST 125 Intercity units which are non runners. Following the YouTube advice I have dismantled and lubricated (sparsely !) the gearing and one HST seems to run OK. Unfortunately the other two, I managed to break the 2.8mm spade connectors, more like they fell apart so I h...
by Chuffchuff
Wed May 05, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: DC
Topic: track clean
Replies: 11
Views: 5140

Re: track clean

Is the track a straight or on a curve ?

Is the track flat or have any super elevation ?

Maybe there is wear in the wheels, pickups that cause the engine to rock slightly and lose contact with the rails ?

Rgds
by Chuffchuff
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Adjustable multi angle vice.
Replies: 14
Views: 4188

Re: Adjustable multi angle vice.

Been playing ! Ball adjustment very stiff, but getting easier as I use it. Useful pice of kit, I have just “”Dremel-ed”” a couple if Din 5 pin male plugs pins for soldering. I read that grinding the pins flat ( just under half thickness) made tinning and soldering the wires much easier. Once the ang...
by Chuffchuff
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Adjustable multi angle vice.
Replies: 14
Views: 4188

Re: Adjustable multi angle vice.

Price for the Stanley range from £17 to £23 depending on walking into the shop and picking up to having it sent through the post. Dremel not less than £38 I have brought items from CPC Farnell which are similar to Rapid but tend to have a different and slightly wider choice of goodies. Most of my or...
by Chuffchuff
Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Adjustable multi angle vice.
Replies: 14
Views: 4188

Re: Adjustable multi angle vice.

Many thanks for your replies. After viewing some pretty awful, and a few decent video reports. ( What is the point of video the opening a the box when it seems fairly obvious that the presenter has little idea what a vice / vise is :roll: ) I have decided to go for the Stanley, compared with the Dre...
by Chuffchuff
Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Adjustable multi angle vice.
Replies: 14
Views: 4188

Adjustable multi angle vice.

Any observations would be appreciated: I have looked at reviews which have narrowed the choice down to either; Dremel, which seems overpriced but will integrate with the drill system but reported as not being overly strong. Stanley which seems Ok but again reported as not being overly strong. Other ...
by Chuffchuff
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Snipping rail - top to bottom? N Gauge
Replies: 13
Views: 3109

Re: Snipping rail - top to bottom? N Gauge

I found a similar problem of twisting and shedding sleepers when cutting old used flexible track with a Xuron cutter. I put it down to the track being stressed over a period of time ,, both rail and plastic bed. Further down the same length of the same rail there were no cutting problems. On some le...
by Chuffchuff
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: DC
Topic: Home-building control panel
Replies: 17
Views: 3716

Re: Home-building control panel

If you want to go down the electronics fun route, take a look at the Arduino section of the forum. There is lots to play with. Interesting bits and pieces and falls between DC and DCC. But cheaper than a commitment to the latter.

Rgds