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I am trying to fix two locomotives and am looking for parts etc. Any help or advise would be welcome. I am enabling an e mail reply and hope it works.

My projects at the moment is to

1. fix the body and works of an old-ish Pricess Elizabeth Loco 4-6-2 and am looking for a X04 motor and repair the body.


2. fix a catenary on an old SNCF loco (needs springs and the connectors at the base is broken on one side and will need a micro repair.


anybody got some ideas or advise for parts etc.

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QUOTE I have images but can't seem to add them to this (Help administrator)

I have sent a PM explaining what is required.

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QUOTE (Basil @ 12 Jan 2008, 04:59) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>1. fix the body and works of an old-ish Pricess Elizabeth Loco 4-6-2 and am looking for a X04 motor and repair the body.

2. fix a catenary on an old SNCF loco (needs springs and the connectors at the base is broken on one side and will need a micro repair.

anybody got some ideas or advise for parts etc.

Hello Basil

Go to http://www.modelspares.co.uk/ and download their multi page list of spare parts for Hornby old and new (it is a PDF file). They also have a contact number there so you can call them if you can't see what you want. (They are in Burnley)

They are very helpful. Good luck with your projects.

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Many thanks. Will try.

I managed to get a spare X04 motor from e bay at a reasonable price (sterling 13.00) and will await this to add to the chassis. I will then try to revamp the existing one.

The pantograph is a bit more difficult and the micro repair is difficult.

Thanks again

Basil


QUOTE (Richard Johnson @ 12 Jan 2008, 10:07) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hello Basil

Go to http://www.modelspares.co.uk/ and download their multi page list of spare parts for Hornby old and new (it is a PDF file). They also have a contact number there so you can call them if you can't see what you want. (They are in Burnley)

They are very helpful. Good luck with your projects.

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Do you need any coaches to go with your SNCF loco? If so, there's one on Ebay, item no.350013883051
 

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1. fix the body and works of an old-ish Pricess Elizabeth Loco 4-6-2 and am looking for a X04 motor and repair the body.


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Hi, you could try searching the web for re-winding/re-magnetising X04 models or looking in a magazine as a number of people advertise their services in the model railway press. The brushes are a pain though - anyone know of a good source as Hornby ceased stocking them some time ago.

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QUOTE (poliss @ 14 Jan 2008, 16:45) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Do you need any coaches to go with your SNCF loco? If so, there's one on Ebay, item no.350013883051

Yep, very nice wagons and some very good trains. And prices in Euro (no offence to you in the UK). The coupling style is also very unusual as it is on my SNCF model (definately not Hornby)

Thanks for the link (Others may cut and paste the link below to your search engine window .

Basil

http://cgi.ebay.ie/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewIt...A:IT&ih=022
 

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QUOTE (Dinwiddy @ 14 Jan 2008, 17:35) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>[
1. fix the body and works of an old-ish Pricess Elizabeth Loco 4-6-2 and am looking for a X04 motor and repair the body.

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Hi, you could try searching the web for re-winding/re-magnetising X04 models or looking in a magazine as a number of people advertise their services in the model railway press. The brushes are a pain though - anyone know of a good source as Hornby ceased stocking them some time ago.

David Y

Brushes are very hard to get and maybe a part of this site could be used for spare parts searching. I use e bay and some electronics suppy websites and spend many an hour looking for spare parts (and dscussing it on fora like this)

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Found this site on a google search they do rewinds and could rejuvinate your XO4 motor.............

http://www.scalespeed.co.uk/

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QUOTE (upnick @ 14 Jan 2008, 21:01) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Found this site on a google search they do rewinds and could rejuvinate your XO4 motor.............
http://www.scalespeed.co.uk/
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I don't fancy repairing the X04.
Buying a brand new one is much easier and even cheaper.

I just restored my Triang Pricess Elizabeth with a brand new X04.
I use one Ebay shop which is very realiable and can find lots of new
spares for old stuff.
http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/locospares

They continue to supply new X04 motors and some used but fine X04 motors.
I got one via auction at only 4 pounds + p&p.

I don't bother rewinding and changing magnet etc. Each job will cost you more than 4 quids.
 

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QUOTE (flygopher @ 18 Apr 2008, 19:46) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I don't fancy repairing the X04.
Buying a brand new one is much easier and even cheaper.

I just restored my Triang Pricess Elizabeth with a brand new X04.
I use one Ebay shop which is very realiable and can find lots of new
spares for old stuff.
http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/locospares

They continue to supply new X04 motors and some used but fine X04 motors.
I got one via auction at only 4 pounds + p&p.

I don't bother rewinding and changing magnet etc. Each job will cost you more than 4 quids.

Can't agree more unless you like the zen in the art of motor rewinding.

I also got some quite good motors on e bay but am trying replacing the magnet on an old X04 with a new supermagnet. The increased magnetic fild increases the moto power. Haven't had much time as i have been working at 1:1. I am also fixing up a couple of Princess class locos (Hornby) and the X04 will fit these. I also have a few spares as a job lot. Some are very weak motors and this is sometimes the magnets so I will try to fix them up. I kinda enjoy spending the time on fixing things as it is the most enjoyable part. I then watch them go round for 10 minutes.

Onwards

Basil
 
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