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    orient express coach lighting

    Thanks Noel, Warm white it is then. Controller.
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    orient express coach lighting

    Should I go for Amber, or Warm white lights for Orient Express coaches?. Thanks, Controller.
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    Lima Italy pullman coaches

    I think I am going to need a lot of paint for these roofs. Controller
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    Lima Italy pullman coaches

    Silver paint it is then. Thanks for the tip. Controller.
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    Lima Italy pullman coaches

    Hi Lads, I finally found what was holding the roof on. Not a screw to be found anywhere. As you can see from the photos, the glazing at the end of the coach, at the gangway window has a small lip, which when pushed in, enabled me to pull off the roof and glazing all in one. I can't remember where and when I got the coaches. I got a number of coaches from a work mate, many years ago, so these may be some of them. Now for lighting. Thank you all for all your advice and help. Thanks, Controller.
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    Lima Italy pullman coaches

    Thanks DiveController. These are a couple of photos of one of the coaches. I have pulled on the roof, but I am afraid I will break it. As you can see in the chassis, there are three holes, but I can't figure out what the purpose of these are. Controller.
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    Lima Italy pullman coaches

    I have three Lima Italy pullman coaches and one parcels van. I bought them for my sons many many years ago. I would like to put lights in to them, but I am having trouble taking them apart. It looks like I will have to take the roof off , but I do not want to force it, in case I cause any damage. There are no screws visible holding the roof on, just three holes in the chassis which don't appear to serve any purpose. Any tips?. Thanks, Controller.
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    MM 141 staff/tablet catchers

    Thanks DiveController, I do like the look of the black 141 with the small marker lights and token catchers attached. If there were any of these available I would be prepared to swap these two, they are still in very good condition. If not, I would be happy just to add token catchers, if these were available. I have been told that WRENNEIRE may be able to help. I will contact him tomorrow. Thanks, Controller.
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    MM 141 staff/tablet catchers

    Thanks Noel, Will contact Wrenneire. Controller.
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    MM 141 staff/tablet catchers

    Thanks Broithe, Didn't notice that. Were the catchers still in use when they added the larger marker lights?. I think the catchers add to the look of the loco. I would not add them if they should not be there. Thanks, Controller.
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    MM 141 staff/tablet catchers

    Hi all, I have two MM 141 locos ( C I E black preserved). Both are numbered 141. Some day I will get around to re-numbering one of them. The picture on both boxes is of a loco with staff/tablet catchers attached. However neither of the locos inside have these. Is it possible to buy these catchers, or would I be doing wrong, fitting these to this particular model. Thanks, Controller.
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    dcc voltage too high for 12v motor?

    Thanks for that Irishthump, I think I may have pushed the last motor too far, it was not running very smooth. Destroyed the motor and decoder. I will be more careful next time. Thanks, Controller.
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    dcc voltage too high for 12v motor?

    Hi Dave, I think you may be right about the loco not running freely. My last effort saw the loco stuttering all the time, so this may account for the blown decoder. The next time I will make sure that it runs ok on DC before I chance a decoder. Thanks for the advice on voltage. Thanks, Controller.
  14. Hi, I am trying to fix up a Hornby 0-6-0 shunter diesel 08201. I am fitting lights and a new motor. The motor which I believe I need is a type M motor,( I see a few on ebay) which I see is 12v. My question is, will DCC 14v burn out this motor. The decoder I am hoping to use is a Gaugemaster DCC27 four function. I have already destroyed one motor already. Will this happen every time, or do I need a different type of decoder?. Thanks, Controller.
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    Voltage too high?

    Thanks Dave, No I have never had any problems with any decoders, except for two or three I toasted when I started converting to dcc. The decoder I was using was a Gaugemaster 4 function 1.8 amp . It still works with the lights, and forward movement , but no reverse. I can see a small burn mark on the decoder. I checked all the wiring, and all is as it should be. I was having a bit of trouble trying to get the motor to turn, and when I checked it, there was also burn marks on that . As you know it is only a small motor on the 0-6-0 shunter, so I may have overloaded the whole lot. I will get a new motor and decoder and try again. The motor I am looking for is a Hornby DCC ready 0-6-0 motor assembly (modified),x8809m but they can not be got anywhere at the moment. I will watch ebay. Thanks, Controller.
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