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Fazy

Signature: if it Doesn't come in CRIMSON, it ain't a proper engine

Bio: "What can't you see that I'm playing trains!" "Now clear off and let me PLAY!"

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fazy

2413 posts

Well I don't know about working out hulage but tmy Heljan garrat pulls 140 wagons + ( got bored adding wagons) no problem both rtr and kit. The Hornby 8f pulls about 35 -40 where the bachmann 2-8-0  WD is not as good as Hornb's 8f  at about  25-30 at a push.  how ever hornby black 5s are anything between 20 to 55 depending on wich of the 6 black fives used. I don't but I know a man who used to use 3 links  in the main you should be fine however the odd one may fail but this may not happen for many years 

if it Doesn't come in CRIMSON, it ain't a proper engine

fazy

2413 posts

It's a skill that can be learnt by anyone. I would recommend practicing with some scrap brass and learn soldering techniques. When you feel comfortable doing that buy a couple of wagon kits. one off the good things is with brass if you  do it wrong frist time simple unsoder it. It might need a file to clean it up but you can then give it another go. Watch some YouTube vidoes and ask questions on here or other websites such as RMWeb etc. soldering Isn't hard it's just a skill like anything else and will open up many doors for the hobby.  kits, scratch building , wiring, signals 

if it Doesn't come in CRIMSON, it ain't a proper engine

fazy

2413 posts

Well as the pocket rockets wheels are to small. you need to change wheels. might as well change the gears box too make or it more controlabl. by which time you might as well just buy a chassis kit plus wheels from Alan Gibson (he probably dose one) and a high level gearbox plus motor and make a good job Off it. It will make life easier to get everything squared 

if it Doesn't come in CRIMSON, it ain't a proper engine

fazy

2413 posts

You could get away with a BR  green Fowler 2-6-4t and it would be aurthantic unlike the locos Wrenn churned out way back when. 

if it Doesn't come in CRIMSON, it ain't a proper engine

fazy

2413 posts

Well they are nice.,, maybe one would be nice but which it's got to be BR or original gray for me

if it Doesn't come in CRIMSON, it ain't a proper engine

fazy

2413 posts

Hornby's king georg vi is correct with a double chimney. locos painted photo grey were for photograph resions only and wouldn't be used on regular services. often being repainted within a few days. Coronation and Hamilton just change identity so in all intense  and purposes Hamilton carryed on running in the uk. 

if it Doesn't come in CRIMSON, it ain't a proper engine

fazy

2413 posts

Details can be a bit hit or. miss but in general new model will have NEM couplimps.the price is something a little difficult  a few years ago Hornby did sell stuff at a discount price but this upset many shop owners and some threatened to stop stocking also the big discount sellers where undercutting all other shops due to buying power. this all led to Hornby selling at full rtp from now on. And the maximum 10% discount on new products  for a certain time frame of  release 10  weeks or something like that. (Bachmann do the same) break the rule and lose you account with them. All in the bid to stop the smaller shops from going under. So now the sales are just not what they use to be. And the real bargains are gone. the prices of eBay have also increased over the same period which was mentioned at the time would probably happen. And almoat certainty priced out many models to the Hobby but it's all alright as the little shops are all ok now......oh wait a minute is that another model shop shut for the last time. 

if it Doesn't come in CRIMSON, it ain't a proper engine

fazy

2413 posts

As far as I remember Lima used good old rough cut steel square bar as weigh? definitely  in there bo bo diesel anyway. As it's cheaper. ie class 33 warships and the GWR parcels unit. Which won't expand.

if it Doesn't come in CRIMSON, it ain't a proper engine

fazy

2413 posts

The coal was kept in two small bunkers at the front on the cab. looking sideways on the two square bits in front of the cab below the saddle tank. often exter was kept at the back of the cab in sacks. if the loco was needed further afield then a old retired coal wagon was turn into a coal tender. Though it had been modified for this use. 

if it Doesn't come in CRIMSON, it ain't a proper engine

fazy

2413 posts

At last a man with tast the patriots are lovely locos and the rebuilds to. i Keep meaning to get a second though it will be another Bachmann, though Hornby haven't been neglected as I have 5 rebuilds pats not counting specials based on other pat donners 

if it Doesn't come in CRIMSON, it ain't a proper engine

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