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by Graff B.
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Identifying wagon kit - help please
Replies: 2
Views: 1742

Re: Identifying wagon kit - help please

Never seen a tenmille kit like this either. All I can say is the centre buffer/coupling is a brandbright one.
by Graff B.
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: New Models & Reviews
Topic: New Roundhouse
Replies: 46
Views: 13186

Re: New Roundhouse

Unlikely I think, but an England would be nice!
by Graff B.
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: SVLR new loco - ERYRI
Replies: 13
Views: 5549

Re: SVLR new loco - ERYRI

Hi, In the manual for Little John, it says that there are 2 O rings supplied, which can be fitted behind transmitter wheel, holding it in set position as well. I don't think the transmitter can be switched off as in some other Roundhouse locos. Sold my Little John as I have been reducing my fleet, s...
by Graff B.
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: SVLR new loco - ERYRI
Replies: 13
Views: 5549

Re: SVLR new loco - ERYRI

Hi,
One crude but quick way of setting speed before you modify the controller is to move the tyre on controller so that it is pushing against controller body. So wherever you set speed control wheel it stays put. Crude but effective.

Regards Alan.
by Graff B.
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: RH Bulldog and Roy Wood Salem
Replies: 8
Views: 4744

Re: RH Bulldog and Roy Wood Salem

The Rounhouse Bulldog is well made and very controllable. But to me Essel are better quality or you could look at the Friog website.

Hope this helps Alan.
by Graff B.
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Roundhouse nameplates
Replies: 13
Views: 3816

I have painted the nameplate and then wiped the raised letters with a small wood block tightly wrapped in cotton sheet dampened with white spirit. Used to use a similar technique years ago in the sign industry. Delicate work but it works for me.

Hope this helps. Alan.
by Graff B.
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Eliminate lettering on Accucraft wagon
Replies: 22
Views: 7562

I have used nail varnish remover quite successfully. dos'nt harm the paint. It's the acetone that does it.

Alan.
by Graff B.
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Mamod RW? gray open wagons
Replies: 7
Views: 4088

Hi Richard, As Chris said it is very easy to do wheel change, the wagons are designed to accommodate 32mm and 45mm wheel sets. I have seen quite a few on sale on line and at shows but prices tend to be high. You do sometimes strike it lucky, I once paid £20 for a pair that only needed a clean and re...
by Graff B.
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Long term storage
Replies: 11
Views: 4440

All I do is ensure boiler is empty, motion etc well oiled and safety valve, regulator and lubricator cap are not too tightly done up. Personally I never leave batteries in even if loco is in regular use.
by Graff B.
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Accucraft Baguley Drewry
Replies: 15
Views: 8594

I'm not sure but the chassis Essel use for there Harlech Castle or maybe Chattendon would be the right size for a replacement chassis. I think the real Harlech Castle was built from a Baguley loco.
by Graff B.
Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Friday evening freight.
Replies: 0
Views: 2468

Friday evening freight.

A quick run before tea.
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by Graff B.
Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Essel Fowler
Replies: 8
Views: 4930

Here is my Fowler.
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by Graff B.
Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Accucraft Baguley Drewry
Replies: 15
Views: 8594

I have checked Trackshacks website and they say they will receive new stock in May.
by Graff B.
Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Essel Fowler charging.
Replies: 4
Views: 2206

Thanks you -steves-

Checked my other Essel loco's and they are all centre positive. Also found another charger with polarity detection so OK now. Wanted to make sure so as not to damage loco.