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by sandy
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Lightening.
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Lightening.

I'v missed you :)
by sandy
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Cleaning heavily tarnished track
Replies: 27
Views: 2720

Re: Cleaning heavily tarnished track

Think this was covered well earlier in the year. My asswer would be, yes you could soak it all in vinigar and water mix for day or so depending how tarnished or rusted it is but I would go and invest in some new or good second hand Peco Stremline (nickle silver) or set track and save your selfe a lo...
by sandy
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: DC
Topic: Erratic loco
Replies: 10
Views: 649

Re: Erratic loco

Snap Puddles we went to order new car day before yesterday. I think it is being loaded on the ship today. Good luck when you get time with the Scotsman.
by sandy
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Joining "thin" wires
Replies: 23
Views: 1677

Re: Joining "thin" wires

Is it possible that the wire you have is made of Aluminium, You can get Ally wire. I have never used it myself. Just a thought.
by sandy
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: DC
Topic: Erratic loco
Replies: 10
Views: 649

Re: Erratic loco

Any luck with the Scotsman Puddles.
by sandy
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: DC
Topic: Erratic loco
Replies: 10
Views: 649

Re: Erratic loco

Had the same problem with 3 different Hornby motors. The shop I got my replacements from is Lendons of Cardiff - http://www.lendonsmodelshop.co.uk/ Yes that was the name Lendons Thank you RFS. He has huge spare parts lists. Things that others ran out of years ago. Most of his sales are are on line.
by sandy
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: DC
Topic: Erratic loco
Replies: 10
Views: 649

Re: Erratic loco

I had a scotsman with the same thing as that. When I took the body off you could also see sparking from the motor. I put new motor in it and all was fine. These can motors are not serviceable far as I know. I remember I paid about £9 for the motor. Got motor from a shop in Cardiff. I cant remember n...
by sandy
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: That was a long shift......
Replies: 13
Views: 1552

Re: That was a long shift......

How did you manage that from 2 meters away. You need longer piece of 2x4..
by sandy
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: On the heated bed.
Replies: 18
Views: 1326

Re: On the heated bed.

Thanks for the rundown of the costs Stese
by sandy
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Your latest acquisition
Replies: 376
Views: 50682

Re: Your latest acquisition

Looks really good. Needs some lamp irons on the front. The corners of staples make good ones. How I make lamp irons is from narrow strips of bronz pick up strips. A bit fiddly, then I shape lamp iron with narrow tail on bottom. Drill 1mm hole (or less) in the loco and feed the tail trough and bend ...