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by Mike Parkes
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Manufacturers Wish List
Topic: Manufacturer "drawings"
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Manufacturer "drawings"

The only variation in UK set track radii was its description changed from imperial to metric but the actual track pieces remained unaltered.
by Mike Parkes
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Which loco do I buy?
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Which loco do I buy?

Alternative locos in terms of industrial locos would be a) Hattons Andrew Barclay 0-4-0ST https://hattons.co.uk/stocklist/siteresults.aspx?searchfield=barclay b) Hornby Peckett B2 0-6-0ST (R3693-R3695, new versions to come R3576,R3577) c) Hornby Sentinel 0-4-0 diesel (current model R3577 Oxfordshire...
by Mike Parkes
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Which loco do I buy?
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Which loco do I buy?

Is your "tiny Peckett" the 0-4-0SST or the 0-6-0ST - 0-4-0s and dead/insulfrog points do not really go well together, even if it runs okay initially the plastic frog on Peco points which I assume you are using does have a habit over time of rising up slightly. I would spend any monies you have at th...
by Mike Parkes
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Your latest acquisition
Replies: 350
Views: 43242

Re: Good Bye to Steam

Chops wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:34 am
I am having a great deal of pleasure running my new old Triang Class 77, the new lock, and the Lima Class whatever it is, works good. I'm glad for that. I think it is a Baby Deltic. If not, like my catenary, it shall be a Baby Deltic. In other words, utterly imaginary.
Class 33
by Mike Parkes
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Hunt couplings
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: Hunt couplings

They have introduced a new version that overcomes the originals couplings single magnetic polarity so allowing for stock be coupled regardless of which way round it is - the originals are still available and have an obvious use where stock should be a specific way round. They IMO have a use with fid...
by Mike Parkes
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Aldi tools not always a bargain now
Replies: 2
Views: 791

Re: Aldi tools not always a bargain now

The Aldi ones do have the storage box and that compact set may be more useful to some to keep in their tool box that loose files so its probably a case of swings and roundabouts.
by Mike Parkes
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Rocket
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

Re: Rocket

Think it would have been better if they had made normal straight and curved track for it which would have been far longer than 3" a piece, and hence far quicker to lay out. At least they did use a recognised gauge (3 1/2") so alternative track can be used. This is a noticeable difference to the Lion...
by Mike Parkes
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Rocket
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

Re: Rocket

Info sourced from Pat Hammons Story of Rovex Vol 3 Just over 23,500 G100 Rocket sets were made, c15,000 in 1979 and the remainder in 1980 and 1981. The loco on its own was given the ref G101 and the tender G110. Originally it was meant to be released in Autumn 1978 with 25,000 sets to have been made...
by Mike Parkes
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: DC
Topic: stephensons rocket, instructions, and service sheet
Replies: 8
Views: 675

Re: stephensons rocket, instructions, and service sheet

Dec 1964 Service Sheet http://www.lendonsmodelshop.co.uk/pdf/Tri-ang%20Service%20Sheets/No.040%20Rocket%20R651S.pdf Mar 1966 Service Sheet http://www.lendonsmodelshop.co.uk/pdf/Tri-ang%20Service%20Sheets/No.040A%20Rocket%20R651S.pdf Apr 1968 Service Sheet http://www.lendonsmodelshop.co.uk/pdf/Hornby...
by Mike Parkes
Mon May 18, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Antex soldering Iron.
Replies: 16
Views: 773

Re: Antex soldering Iron.

I have a both a 18W and a 25W - I bought the 25W to replace a quarter of a century old 18W that and got to the point of needing a new element, a new handle etc so rather than being the typical old broom I chucked it only to find the 25W was actually too hot for some tasks so bought another 18W. Have...