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by bulleidboy
Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: A turntable in fiddle yard - Dapol kit or homemade?
Replies: 11
Views: 356

Re: A turntable in fiddle yard - Dapol kit or homemade?

The polarity also changes automatically with the Peco turntable (sorry, Brian already told you this). There is a diagram with the kit showing the polarity for the storage tracks. It really is a simple build - just make sure when building the turntable well, you build it on a flat surface.
by bulleidboy
Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Hornby
Topic: Club discount
Replies: 12
Views: 1819

Discount for Hornby Collector Club Members

I have just received an email from Hornby announcing that they are giving 10% Discount to club members on all orders placed before December 31st 2021. The discount, exclusive for Club Members, will be automatically applied at checkout and can be used multiple times before 31st December. Sorry, I sho...
by bulleidboy
Thu Nov 11, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: A turntable in fiddle yard - Dapol kit or homemade?
Replies: 11
Views: 356

Re: A turntable in fiddle yard - Dapol kit or homemade?

I agree with Brian, WTD and Steve M, the Peco turntable, fitted with the Locomotech motor is a first class choice. I have attached a picture of my fiddle yard during construction with the turntable at the end of the fiddle yard. As I use Kadee couplings, I have installed magnets under the track abou...
by bulleidboy
Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: WEST ORTON
Replies: 479
Views: 67765

Re: WEST ORTON

Sounds like you need to lay down for a while :cry:
by bulleidboy
Wed Nov 03, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Diesel Hydraulics at Portencross
Replies: 14
Views: 4375

Re: Diesel Hydraulics at Portencross

Great pictures - love your trees. BB
by bulleidboy
Tue Nov 02, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Screaming diesel shunter.
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Screaming diesel shunter.

I have dabbed the minutest drop of oil on the ends of the motor shaft, and all of the usual places, and this has rectified the problem. I did not remove the motor - this loco has a flywheel and I don't think there is a worm gear - some form of universal joint between motor and wheels. If it happens ...
by bulleidboy
Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: O, G & other large scales
Topic: My new layout
Replies: 195
Views: 60892

Re: My new layout

Great pictures - super detail - I like the chains keeping the gates shut - it's little things like that, that finish a model off.
by bulleidboy
Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Screaming diesel shunter.
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Screaming diesel shunter.

Hi Brian and Howard - Thanks for the suggestions. I think it is probably the bearing. I'll get the body off and explore. I have had the loco for a long time, but it gets very little use, and when in use it is run very slowly. The rolling road is fine. I don't think any gears are slipping as the loco...
by bulleidboy
Sat Oct 30, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Screaming diesel shunter.
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Screaming diesel shunter.

I have been cleaning the track at Wykeham and using the Hornby Diesel Shunter as a test loco - its slow running capabilities are amazing, and it is good to run this loco very slowly over points and crossings. I decided to clean the wheels as well, and put it on the rolling road and applied (carefull...
by bulleidboy
Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Fixing backscene
Replies: 16
Views: 938

Re: Fixing backscene

I used the self-adhesive backscenes, and although the ply backscene board was well prepared, and the backscenes were carefully attached, I still, after a day or so had large bubbles appearing. These can be reduced by pricking the bubble with a pin, but you can still end up with creases. If I were to...