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Bulleidboy

Signature: Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

Bio: Have had an interest in trains since getting my first Hornby set in 1951. Train-spotted on the eastern region out of Kings X from 1958-1964. Then commuting into Waterloo from 1964-2009 - I became a Southern fan. I also have a passion for Ferrari road cars and Spitfire aircraft. Now retired, and appear to be a collector of locomotives, however over the last eighteen months the spare room (10x7) became available and now has and end-to-end layout around three sides of the room. It is based on a SR country terminus (WYKEHAM) - two main lines running into a fiddle yard and a branch line running station to station. All stock is BR/SR and the collection is increasing in size all the time!.

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bulleidboy

3046 posts

I buy from Hornby as well as the "main" retailers. With some models now being "limited editions" or only a small production run, at least you can guarantee on getting it from Hornby. I notice that several "pre-order" items are already sold out in the Hornby Shop. BB

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

bulleidboy

3046 posts

This is a good video from about 3minutes where you want the volume on your PC turned right up. A steam loco working hard on an incline - makes there hairs on your neck stand-up.  The early part of the video gives a good head on shot which allows you to see that the Pullman rake has one, maybe two original coaches from the Brighton Belle - these coaches slope inwards towards the roof.

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

bulleidboy

3046 posts

The same thing happens with Merchant Navy Class - Clan Line 35028.  On the clp below, scroll to about 3mins, and there is a lot of steam coming from behind the tender. I've seen it "live" on many occaisions, so I don't think it's a leaking pipe.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHkhIM2zinI

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bulleidboy

3046 posts

No John - it was also on RMWeb this morning, but has also been removed!! Maybe someone in the know jumped the gun? All will be revealed on the 7th January 2019.Barry

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bulleidboy

3046 posts

Hornby have sneaked in a new Merchant Navy Class for 2019 - it will be R3649 35029 Ellerman Lines early crest in it's originl form - as built. I saw a new Flying Scotsman as well, but for the life of me I cannot find them in the Hornby shop now - they were there this morning.

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bulleidboy

3046 posts

I am not familiar with this loco, but have just watched a YouTube video on the fitting of a decoder. Have you removed the blanking plug? All DCC Ready loco's come with a blanking plug, which when in place, allows the train to be run as an analogue model. Once the blanking plug is removed the 21-pin should fit.  All later models are NMRA compliant, which basically means things (decoders) are interchangeable - whatever the make. Someone may give you a more detailed answer, but with the blanking plug removed (don't throw it away) the 21-pin decoder should fit. I have linked you to the YouTube video - Everard Junction tutorials are first class. BB

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Spuas5vyOOY&t=255s

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

bulleidboy

3046 posts

It would only be sod's law, if having purchased the three sets, you then went and won all three - highly unlikely - not impossible - but unlikely. Enjoy what you have. BB

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bulleidboy

3046 posts

Thank heavens Liz (the Op) didn't ask a complicated question. I thinks this proves that what can be described as a simple hobby, can be quite comlex. BB

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bulleidboy

3046 posts

Hi Liz - It really isn't rocket-science, but can be a bit confusing in the first instance. Chrissaf has pointed you in the right direction, but I would also recommend reading/buying "The Newcomer's Guide to Model Railways" by Brian Lambert - it is available on Amazon but can also be read online.  There were many aspects that I could not understand to start with, but you read and look at diagrams on wiring track, and it suddenly clicks.  If you get stuck with anything, just ask away - the answers usually come up very quickly on this form. Best of luck. BB

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bulleidboy

3046 posts

You mean there's more than one great mind on this forum?Laughing

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