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Bio: Father was a car mechanic, so tinkering comes naturally! Industrial Chemist. Fascinated with all manner of transport - particularly cars - on-road, F1, BTCC, Le Mans / Endurance, Rally, of Railways, Aircraft, and generally anything 'interesting'.

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atom3624

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Is it DC or DCC?

What is the power supply / controller?

 

 

Al.

atom3624

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Does this '56' have directional lights?

 

Might be nice to have it dragged behind some carriages - as heating or brake assist as is practice (??) and then you'll have the red lamps on at the back.

 

Just a thought.

 

Al.

atom3624

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I reckon I spotted a couple of H&S issues there!!

Fantastic to see SNG like that.

 

Al.

atom3624

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Is that a Hall having a decent workout there?

 

Love to see a video of that - movement must be exaggerated!!

 

Al.

atom3624

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Generally LESS is MORE - 'a little touch' should be enough, and shouldn't drip onto track - which it can!!

Should not be bone dry.

 

Al.

atom3624

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Which FS is it?

Loco powered? / tender powered? / Newer loco powered - Chinese?

Are the pick-ups touching the wheels properly - 'fingers' aren't bent?

Are the wheels clean?

Have you oiled it recently - possible excess?

Are there any broken wires?

When running, is it smooth / quiet, or it makes a harsh arcing noise, or bad gear mesh noise?

Do you have another locomotive / locomotives - is it / are they OK?

Is the power connection to the track OK?

 

A few questions,

Al.

atom3624

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Damn, that gerbil must have been really hungry!!

 

I think if you keep an eye on 'that auction site' something may appear from time to time.

 

Al.

atom3624

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It's the future ... weren't you told?   !!

 

A bit like the food dispensers in Star Trek and Red Dwarf I suppose!!

 

Al.

atom3624

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Then close? !!!

 

I think the MANNER in which people shop has changed substantially.

 

There are many 'routine items' which are always needed at irregular intervals - eg buffers, wheesl, tyres, screws - and more major items which could be 'set in stone, only every 3 months not greater than £x', for example.

 

Many of 'our works' suppliers will have ACCESS to items listed as 'in stock, small delays' but they've guaranteed availability from THEIR suppliers, and will not be invoiced unless 'picked' / ordered.

 

I think it's NICE to have a physical presence - shop - and somewhere where people may wander regularly - not necessarily shopping precincts, but where they can have parking, etc. - ideal world - but the majority of sales will be internet sales.

 

Get 3D printing going better, with 7,000% better quality for 0.001% of the current price, and it may simply be a case of purchase the program and enter the digits - out comes the 275th rendering of 'Flying Scotsman' ...

 

We all have our own 3D printer and off you go!!

 

Al.

atom3624

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I used to use Boltmeup on Ebay.

Ebay search would probably find something.

 

Al.

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