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  1. I have 4 empty hornby train set boxes, i'll give them away for free, but collection only, im based in Kilkenny. The boxes are: The Blue Pullman R1093, no internal polystyrene, box ends a bit shabby City Freight R1092, internal polystryene intact and in good condition, box ends a bit shabby Goods Master R1070, internal polystyrene intact and in good condition, box ends a bit shabby Irish Freight R1020, internal polystrene intact and in good condition, box partially torn and ends shabby. Owners manual and catalogue included.
  2. Lever Switches

    I'm having a problem with getting point motors to work. I have surface mounted point motors connected to lever switches R044 (all hornby), all powered from DC off a bog standard hornby transformer. Plug it in, all work fine, once, then all dead, not even a buzz. I have to unplug it for a while before trying again and getting one go again before they die. All the wiring is good and properly connected, nothing touching, the transformer is fine as I connected it to the track and ran a loco. Its a temporary layout and everything worked fine before. Any ideas?
  3. Class 121

    Anybody have any updates on when the 121's might hit the shelves?
  4. Track Types/Codes

    Can anybody give a bit of direction relating to track codes. I currently have hornby track, but im looking at getting some Peco (threeway turnouts, double slips). How do the various Peco codes relate to hornby track in terms of rail height?
  5. Cutting polystryene

    this might be useful
  6. Up loading videos

    I have taken a few videos of a temporary layout I have, however they are sizable (over 200Mb), is there any way to compress this and upload?
  7. Cab Lighting

    I have two MM 071's, both fitted with MM 6 function decoders, neither were run for a while. As soon as the wheels touched the track, both cab lights lit up. When moved the cab lights went out, all functions operated as normal including the cab lights. I found this a bit odd, is there a possible underlying problem?
  8. Class D Shunter

    Hi, thought I'd post these I have a class 08 hornby shunter, someone posted shots of what SF done with them a while back and I decided to have a go myself. Its far from perfect so if you find it offensive look away!! I've never done anything remotely like this before (it shows), but im happy with the result. The orange on the CIE roundal disappeared , might have something to do with the paint.
  9. Morning all, saw this on e-tenders this morning, thought it might be of some interest. 95230 - WH9901 - Refurbishment Works at Moate and Castletown Railway Stations 'Refurbishment of various disused structures at Moate and Castletown railway stations. These buildings are Protected Structures. Works are generally external and include roof removal, re-roofing, cleaning and repairing brickwork and stonework, bricking up of window and door opes, security doors, new timber cladding and repairs to woodwork.'
  10. Decoder problem

    I recently purchased an MM 071 Grey along with the MM decoder. I ran on the 071 on a DC track to run it in, preformed perfectly. I then fitted the decoded, put it on a program track, gave it an address (hornby elite) and then put it on the main track. As soon as the wheels touched the track, the cab lights at both ends lit up and it would not move. I addressed it a few times same thing happened, the decoder got a bit hot and began to smell. I took the MM decoder out of the grey and replaced it with a bachmann 4 function decoder from another 071 I have. I didnt give it a new address, the grey ran perfectly, however none of the functions for the running lights would work. To save me a trip to Dublin, does anybody have any ideas as to what the problem maybe and any possible solutions. I suspect that it maybe more than the decoder as the running lights wouldnt work with the bachmann decoder. Help!!
  11. Track Geometry

    Im thinking of getting some Hornby express points (R8077 & R8078), but I had a look at them using anyrail. They have an odd geometry length that dont appear to fit in with standard lengths (i,e R600 or R601). They can be brought back to regular joint spacings using a couple of R610, which I dont like (more joints). Aside from cutting track, am I missing a trick here?
  12. Good Friday opening hours

    does anybody know if Marks Models in Hawkins Street will be open in good friday? cant find anything on the web site.
  13. Moone Boy

    I was watching Chris O'Dowd's 'Moone Boy', I think it was recorded last week. There was a very short scene near the end in what was 'Boyle' train station featuring some cravens (I think). Just curious, did anybody else catch it?
  14. 4 function decoder

    I'm looking for help on decoders. I have an 071 with a 3 function decoder fitted, cant get the cab lights to work (usually F4 or F8). Should I be using a 4 function decoder to get the cab lights on, i.e a bachmann 36-577?

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