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by LC&DR
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Heljan Bo Bo Metrolitan locos help?
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Heljan Bo Bo Metrolitan locos help?

I was thinking of R4516 and 4518, although those others would be OK. The Bachmann birdcages don't really fit, for one thing they are a bit too long, and the livery too isn't that close. If you want truly authentic models Radley Models make kits for the correct Metropolitan 'Dreadnaught' bogie carria...
by LC&DR
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Heljan Bo Bo Metrolitan locos help?
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Heljan Bo Bo Metrolitan locos help?

There are currently no genuine Metropolitan carriages to accompany the Metropolitan Bo-Bo available ready to run. However the Met and later London Transport used compartment stock finished in varnished teak / painted brown finish so if you are not too fussy some of the Hornby LNER non-corridors migh...
by LC&DR
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: How was this Semaphore Signal used?
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: How was this Semaphore Signal used?

Although I am not familiar with the location I would suggest the Route Indicator works with both the main and calling on arms. That presumes of course that there is a calling on route permitted on the routes concerned.
by LC&DR
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Have Hornby got it right?
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Have Hornby got it right?

(Copied from Announcement and Notices forum) Well a curious collection and no mistake! The re-introduction of Rocket was fairly predictable, allegedly new tooling too, Mmmm I wonder? I guess the original tooling may have been lost in the bonfire of tools many years ago. The APT was much less predict...
by LC&DR
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Did anyone else watch.........
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Did anyone else watch.........

There seem to have been two similar programmes over the Christmas period, one with interior shots in the carriages and less 'drone' shots the other vice versa. Same loco though, but one seemed to be high summer and the other autumnal. One was on Channel 5 but I cannot remember which Channel showed t...
by LC&DR
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Decisions decisions
Replies: 9
Views: 154

Re: Decisions decisions

Fortunately most of my stuff is in an upstairs room, so a flood would not be so catastrophic, but fire is another matter altogether. We are heartbroken to hear of the terrible events in South East Australia, the loss of property is terrible enough, but people are dying, and there is nothing they can...
by LC&DR
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Announcements & Notices
Topic: Hornby new releases for 2020 Hot off press!
Replies: 27
Views: 419

Re: Hornby new releases for 2020 Hot off press!

Well a curious collection and no mistake! The re-introduction of Rocket was fairly predictable, allegedly new tooling too, Mmmm I wonder? I guess the original tooling may have been lost in the bonfire of tools many years ago. The APT was much less predictable. It joins the ranks of 'glorious failure...
by LC&DR
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Hornby R2517 Class 73 E6003 Motor will not run until ............
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Hornby R2517 Class 73 E6003 Motor will not run until ............

I got my Class 73 (R2517) E6003 out after a couple of years of storage and when I tried to run it it stayed still and the motor just made a buzzing sound. So I took the body off and gently prized the motor bogie out of its housing and released the two little plastic catches on the top of the motor s...
by LC&DR
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Old Carriages....new bogies
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Old Carriages....new bogies

The clip type bogie shouldn't be too much of a problem, spare bogies can be obtained second hand, or new from a spares dealer such as Peter's Spares. If the couplings are OK replacement 14mm coach wheels are also available. Bachmann sell spare bogies, but these will need modification to fit to Hornb...
by LC&DR
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Hornby pullman 12 wheel saloon car, extra pieces of plastic?
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Hornby pullman 12 wheel saloon car, extra pieces of plastic?

Yes I agree they are destination boards, but you will need to get stick on wording to go on to them.

Sankey Scenics, Pacific Models, Smiths, Modelmaster and others all advertise suitable products. Fox transfers even do just the lettering to make up your own.