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Ellocoloco

Bio: Collecting (to model one day) RENFE and Montana Rail Link in H0...

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ellocoloco

150 posts

Thanks John. 

 

At that price I'll have a shot.

ellocoloco

150 posts

Thanks Chrissaf

ellocoloco

150 posts

I don't have Railmaster but am intrigued and have followed a few threads regarding setting up locos. It may well get on a Christmas list.....

 

Are all Hornby Int'l locomotives/EMUs/DMUs etc catered for, or are only OO models covered?

ellocoloco

150 posts

@ Chrissaf

 

No8 is wrong - its a Fleischmann close coupler.

 

Shown are:

 

1. Roco universal, 

2. Hornby OO narrow type

3. Kadee 17

4. Hornby European standard type

5. Roco fixed bar for suburban coaches

6. Hornby Roco clone

7. Hornby Roco clone without uncoupling splitter - supplied as such, not modified, but I can't think why.....

8. Fleischmann Close coupler.

9. Fleischmann standard coupler.

10. Roco close coupler

 

So 2,4,6 & 7

ellocoloco

150 posts

@Urbarm8

 

No3 is not a Hornby coupler (or do they have clones...) However, it may be fitted to any Hornby model with an NEM pocket and if you just had second hand ones delivered they might have one of these.............

 

Apologies on the resolution of the photo if anyone is having trouble zooming in....

ellocoloco

150 posts

@2Gingers,

 

My mistake - Feedwater heaters, not superheaters..... 

ellocoloco

150 posts

Jimbo, 

 

Primarily, as steam locomotives became larger and more powerful, the restrictive British load gauge meant that items such as piping and superheaters that could be stuck on the outside of continental and US locomotives had to tucked away on UK designs to keep the design within gauge. 

 

This means that working on US or continental locomotives was much easier than on British ones.....

 

This restrictive load gauge is also why we have OO and HO in the model world.

ellocoloco

150 posts

@Chrissaf

 

3 out of 4 - not bad.............

ellocoloco

150 posts

Hopefully Debe45 has solved the coupler problem by now, but I feel that I should point out there is no such thing as an NEM coupler - only a NEM 362 coupler pocket into which a selection of couplers can easily be exchanged. Some of which are pictured below......

 

 

For extra points - 4 of the above couplers are supplied by Hornby Hobbies for their model trains. Can you all guess which????

 

For the record, I'll go with Ericm0hff (and his evil grin) and go for Kadees or Roco close...............

ellocoloco

150 posts

I'd recommend the Lenz Standard+ V2. They're rated to 1A. 8 Pin. Lenz have a distributer in Australia and should be fairly easy to acquire.

 

I've used Lenz decoders in every loco I've chipped and never had any issues.

 

Wire in an 8 pin socket first to make it easier to swap in and out any decoder you choose.

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