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by hunslet
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Something different
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: Something different

Saw something similar at Statfold some years ago !


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by hunslet
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Your latest acquisition
Replies: 376
Views: 50800

Re: Your latest acquisition

Hi all. Sorry I don't do videos but I found this which shows the effects.

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

The smoke can be turned off and the cylinder drain time can be altered or switched off.

Regards, Colin.
by hunslet
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Your latest acquisition
Replies: 376
Views: 50800

Re: Your latest acquisition

Hi all. When these first came out I wanted to get one but because they are limited production I missed out. However I managed to find a used perfect example recently. It is an SNCF ex PLM 231K locomotive by REE models. It has DCC sound and sychronised smoke plus cylinder drain steam which only opera...
by hunslet
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: HO & International
Topic: Getting Around Armadilloville
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: Getting Around Armadilloville

Nice to see the bus running ! The roller contact type run a bit wide on curves as you can see. I had to run my busses slowly on the bare baseboard and then mark a pencil line to then cut the road base out of cork sheet to allow for the understeer . The later ( non-roller ) type from Brawa track bett...
by hunslet
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: A blind date with an electric...
Replies: 12
Views: 1370

Re: A blind date with an electric...

No pun intended !
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Two from my collection.
The rocket ( Kitmaster ) was found in a mug in the kitchen of my late father's house when we were clearing it.
Presumably it was mine or my brother's from years ago.

Regards, Colin.
by hunslet
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: A blind date with an electric...
Replies: 12
Views: 1370

Re: A blind date with an electric...

The loco is actually an EM2. or British Railways class 77. There was also an EM1 which was a Bo-Bo wheel arrangemant or as described in the US B-B. ( In europe the Bo or Co indicates a locomotive with separate motors to each axle where "B" indicates coupled axles which is uncommon in the US) This si...
by hunslet
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: A blind date with an electric...
Replies: 12
Views: 1370

Re: A blind date with an electric...

The Transcontinental double ended electric locos are fairly rare in the UK so be prepared for a shock at the prices ! The Green/Orange version is more common than the 2-tone Green version. There are none on a certain auction website today but typical prices run to £80 to £100 for the Green/Orange ve...
by hunslet
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: A blind date with an electric...
Replies: 12
Views: 1370

Re: A blind date with an electric...

That is a Triang EM" "Electra" part no R351. The central long bar on the roof slides and selects track or overhead power collection. They are fitted with "Magnadehsion" which only works on steel track and they only drive on two wheels. I think the centre bogie wheels are dummy ! They were used on th...
by hunslet
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: The history of British Chariots: advice please
Replies: 11
Views: 818

Re: The history of British Chariots: advice please

Some years ago I visited the Hull Street Life Museum where there is a reproduction Chariot from the Iron age. Here are a couple of photos I took at the time which shows some details of the construction. https://i.postimg.cc/gXL3Kv1w/Hull-Chariot-1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/gLvRCGzm/Hull-Chariot-2.jpg...
by hunslet
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: HO & International
Topic: Vintage South Street Trolley Bus
Replies: 22
Views: 2437

Re: Vintage South Street Trolley Bus

I found another site covering Trolley busses which may be of interest. Your Japanese bus is shown under "Trolley bus Silvine" about 2/3 rds of the way down. https://www.cuccioloazzurro.com/en/i-filobus-degli-anni-50-e-60-in-scala-hooo-seconda-parte/ I remembered seeing trolley busses in Derby and on...