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by Chris Cairns
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Regner Else
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: Regner Else

Else was in the 2009 catalogue, but not the 2011 or later. It was only available as a kit, so German kit instructions plus the generic operating instructions. Cannot find the Else kit instructions, but found the similar Emma kit instructions. https://web.archive.org/web/20100923044917/http://regner-...
by Chris Cairns
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Upgraded MSS loco - expecting too much?
Replies: 19
Views: 2112

Re: Upgraded MSS loco - expecting too much?

Is there a way I can check the wheels? Best tool is a set of callipers. A fellow member of our 16mm NGM Group was running an MSS which was struggling at the same points on the layout. A collective cry from the members - check your Back to Back (B2B). These came out at 28.5mm (the maximum dimension ...
by Chris Cairns
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Upgraded MSS loco - expecting too much?
Replies: 19
Views: 2112

Re: Upgraded MSS loco - expecting too much?

Whilst considering my reply I found my original photos so have re-instated the missing images in my MSS Kit Build topic here - https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=6201 If you have not already found them, this library contains many useful files - www.hglw.co.uk/mamod.html I recommend s...
by Chris Cairns
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Grub screws
Replies: 9
Views: 791

Re: Grub screws

It is an M3 x 3 grub screw you require.

I endorse the recommendation to use Garden Railways Limited. I've had excellent service from Graham & Janet in supplying parts to keep my Regner loco roster running.

Chris Cairns
by Chris Cairns
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 256
Views: 133752

Re: eBay madness

One12Models was a sole trader set up in 2017/8 to sell small batches of kits of models that he had primarily made for family members. He had a Facebook page (now closed) and a basic website for ordering & downloading the instructions (also now closed). https://web.archive.org/web/20180902102213/http...
by Chris Cairns
Sat May 09, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: forwards/backwards RC
Replies: 12
Views: 1846

Re: forwards/backwards RC

Thanks Tom.

I purposely do not do email notifications.

Was not aware the image limit was only 500 KB, have now posted an image that works.

Chris Cairns
by Chris Cairns
Sat May 09, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Accucraft Excelsior RC battery charging
Replies: 26
Views: 3281

Re: Accucraft Excelsior RC battery charging

Hi Andrew, That is incredible bad luck. You can get plugs for servo wires, but an easier option is to get a new male servo lead & solder splice it onto your current servo leads? I would definitely renew the switch harness (if you remove the receiver from the bunker you should be able to hold a new s...
by Chris Cairns
Sat May 09, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: forwards/backwards RC
Replies: 12
Views: 1846

Re: forwards/backwards RC

Sorry for the delay Nigel / Andrew - I do not get notification emails & usually view the Forum without logging in so missed your postings. Nigel, your photo does indeed show that the reverser is out of timing. The scribed line should be flush with the valve block face whilst in reverse so needs to b...
by Chris Cairns
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Servo Tester & Planet T5 Failsafe
Replies: 0
Views: 1188

Servo Tester & Planet T5 Failsafe

Was having problems with the reverser servo on my Roundhouse Atlantic, so bought one of those cheap servo testers for diagnosis. A no thrills handheld video showing how it works. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkeU542OtPs The potentiometer on the output shaft is faulty, so fitted a replacement serv...
by Chris Cairns
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: forwards/backwards RC
Replies: 12
Views: 1846

Re: forwards/backwards RC

If you need it, Planet T5 manual available here - https://www.manualslib.com/manual/929200/Planet-T5.html Planet T5 Transmitter.jpg Switch on top of transmitter is for Channel 5, so will not affect your reverser channel. The manual trims on the T5 transmitter are notorious for being inadvertenty mov...
by Chris Cairns
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Accucraft Ragleth - fitting RC
Replies: 5
Views: 1105

Re: Accucraft Ragleth - fitting RC

The forward, neutral & reverse positions of the reverser lever are fixed using an M2 bolt which goes into the appropriate slot.

Accucraft Ragleth 06B.jpg

So either unscrew or fully remove that M2 bolt. Job Done.

Chris Cairns
by Chris Cairns
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 256
Views: 133752

Re: eBay madness

The Taliesin Mk2 is only £2150 for R/C, and although closed at present Roundhouse are taking orders.

Chris Cairns
by Chris Cairns
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Roundhouse TX issues
Replies: 3
Views: 756

Re: Roundhouse TX issues

Your title says TX issues, but the content says issues with RH RXs? If it is the TX that is not powering up then ignore the rest of this reply. I picked up a pre-owned Little John. When it arrived the loco was dead so I tried charging it with the supplied Axtronics smart charger. It went through the...
by Chris Cairns
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Widening back to backs
Replies: 11
Views: 1473

Re: Widening back to backs

Rik, I pointed out this Topic to David Hippey (Mr HGLW) - if you get in contact with him he will sort you out. Thank You. When I tried to remove one of these MDF axleboxes with a sharp knife it actually shred a little (like paper) but was still re-usable. My understanding is these HGLW wheel sets ar...
by Chris Cairns
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Accucraft Caradoc
Replies: 9
Views: 1418

Re: Accucraft Caradoc

eMail contact for Accucraft UK at present - https://www.accucraft.uk.com/2020/03/coronavirus-covid-19-update-office-closure/ https://www.accucraft.uk.com/products/hexagonal-headed-screws/ As GTB states above they are soft and easily stripped. The nut spinners supplied with the locos are not much cop...