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post 24 May 2009, 06:43
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As Brian's had to cancel the running session this weekend and his meeting on 20th June because of problems with his house and his accident with his foot, I have offered to do June's meeting.

I wanted to tout opinion on whether it would be cool to run mainly modern DMU and EMU's. Every one usually runs steam, other than our resident diesel diehard Jeff, and wondered if this might be taboo. Any opinion would be appreciated as I like to get what I'm running sorted out before hand.

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post 25 May 2009, 00:44
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Sounds fine to me. May have to procure something to run myself.
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post 25 May 2009, 02:29
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Now there's a good excuse to spend money ... I mean, treat yourself to a well-deserved new railway item, Paul. wink.gif wink.gif

I note that Howes have just got a consignment of ESU sound decoders in stock, so, with the brilliant exchange rate at the moment, that might be a good excuse for me to get the class 108 decoder for my new DMU!

Incidentally (just for the record), I can and do run steam, I just don't like taking them to other layouts because, almost invariably, I end up with bits falling off. Diesels seem to be a little more robust. smile.gif

Because I'm so close to Neil, I can always run home to pick up any item I want to run!!!!!! That's for after we have worn out all of Neil's own diesels and MUs.

Just a thought, Neil, you could leave almost everyone else out if you specify electrics only! innocent.gif innocent.gif I have just put decoders into two more electro-diesels, giving me three now with decoders - four left to do.
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post 25 May 2009, 02:39
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QUOTE (SRman @ 25 May 2009, 12:29) *
Now there's a good excuse to spend money ... I mean, treat yourself to a well-deserved new railway item, Paul. wink.gif wink.gif

I note that Howes have just got a consignment of ESU sound decoders in stock, so, with the brilliant exchange rate at the moment, that might be a good excuse for me to get the class 108 decoder for my new DMU!

Incidentally (just for the record), I can and do run steam, I just don't like taking them to other layouts because, almost invariably, I end up with bits falling off. Diesels seem to be a little more robust. smile.gif

Because I'm so close to Neil, I can always run home to pick up any item I want to run!!!!!! That's for after we have worn out all of Neil's own diesels and MUs.

Just a thought, Neil, you could leave almost everyone else out if you specify electrics only! innocent.gif innocent.gif I have just put decoders into two more electro-diesels, giving me three now with decoders - four left to do.

There will be a couple of electrics but I thought mainly modern DMU's and diesels, a few steam specials maybe. I can run my Kreigslok as there is a preserved example in the UK. wink.gif

I just thought I'd get some opinion as I haven't seen anyone run modern stuff at a meeting before.


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post 25 May 2009, 12:59
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Hi Neil,
No problem with modern diesels DMU's etc, but mine are all analogue!
I will be interested to see if you got your Pendolino to work properly.
See you on the 20th.


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post 25 May 2009, 22:30
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QUOTE (Manfred Ebinger @ 25 May 2009, 22:59) *
Hi Neil,
No problem with modern diesels DMU's etc, but mine are all analogue!
I will be interested to see if you got your Pendolino to work properly.
See you on the 20th.


Hi Manfred,
yes and no. Because the motor is so weak It has to use a slope to get started. Once it has high forward momentum the motor will allow it to maintain that. It struggles with slow speed. I have weathered the entire nine coach set so it looks a hell of a better. It will be running on the 20th... I sincerely hope.

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post 25 May 2009, 23:15
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maybe Neil can assist me with an appropriate purchase from Hearns after Nandos this week?
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post 25 May 2009, 23:51
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QUOTE (Lancashire Fusilier @ 26 May 2009, 09:15) *
maybe Neil can assist me with an appropriate purchase from Hearns after Nandos this week?

I think we would be able to manage that. wink.gif


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