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by Maz066
Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Hornby Castle
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Hornby Castle

I have posted this on other forums in the hope of finding someone who has solved this problem I have a Hornby Castle "Wellington R3105. A very recent model but a non runner. The crankpin on the leading drivers foul the crosshead on a R2 curve and jam. The result is the slide bars disconnect from the...
by Maz066
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Hornby Castle
Replies: 9
Views: 2011

Re: Hornby Castle

Thanks Gents. I think you are right. One of the crossheads and rods are upside down. Well trying to move the slides out slightly from the driving wheels they snapped. Oh well back to Peter's Spares but they are out of stock. Guess it goes into mothballs till I can get a new cylinder assembly .
by Maz066
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Hornby Castle
Replies: 9
Views: 2011

Re: Hornby Castle

There is quartering, the wheels turned between photos
by Maz066
Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Hornby Castle
Replies: 9
Views: 2011

Hornby Castle

In 2012 I bought R2459 Wellington a Hornby castle. My favourite class of loco. However this one has never been a good runner. You can have sessions and she runs as sweet as a bird. Then you reverse it and it stalls and stutters in both directions. So consequently it doesn't get much running. I decid...
by Maz066
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Speed of train
Replies: 6
Views: 2491

Re: Speed of train

Watching an episode of Sams Trains, he had an old Hornby 0-6-0 flat out on 12 Volt and it reached something like 2 mph- a scale speed of 160 mph That's a leisurely walk speed. He increased it up to 50 volts and it went quite a bit faster. Not sure if the loco survived
by Maz066
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Forum Zoom Meeting – Monday 21st December 2020 at 8.30pm
Replies: 26
Views: 5493

Re: Forum Zoom Meeting – Monday 21st December 2020 at 8.30pm

7:30 am on Tuesday in Sydney. I might just make it :D
by Maz066
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Dapol Junction Bracket
Replies: 1
Views: 1535

Re: Dapol Junction Bracket

Always was impatient- Yes it just pulls off. Not sure I want to attempt to change the LED
by Maz066
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Dapol Junction Bracket
Replies: 1
Views: 1535

Dapol Junction Bracket

Just bought and installed 2 Dapol motorised junction signals. Great looking bit of kit. One however has an LED which doesn't work. Spoke to Dapol and they were less than helpful, so I intend to return it even though I am in Australia. My question is how do you un-install it. The base clicks on to th...
by Maz066
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Product Review
Topic: Dapol Bracket signal
Replies: 3
Views: 1983

Dapol Bracket signal

Gave up on my Ratio kits and splurged (and I mean splurged- they are not cheap) and I am really impressed. Look and operated brilliantly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3He_QCZuhXQ
by Maz066
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Shunting Puzzle
Replies: 2
Views: 1297

Shunting Puzzle

I have 16 grand kids and none are interested in Grandpas layout other than to destroy it trying to run their toys cars on the roads. So I was pleased to see the latest article in September's RM on "A shunting Puzzle for the Grandchildren" A simple puzzle layout in a box using a Hornby 0-4-0 (smokey ...