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Hi,
So I have bought a GWR train set to go up behind my bar, is there anyone local to Paddington Station, London that could help me install it? I have it working and the logistics of where it will live but I will need help with shuttle advice and installation.
Free lunch and a couple of beers to anyone who can help!
Kindest
Lisa 馃檹
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Hi,
So I have bought a GWR train set to go up behind my bar, is there anyone local to Paddington Station, London that could help me install it? I have it working and the logistics of where it will live but I will need help with shuttle advice and installation.
Free lunch and a couple of beers to anyone who can help!
Kindest
Lisa 馃檹
Hi Lisa,
See reply's to your first post, you will need "Insulated" rail joiners to divide the track electrically, what gauge is the layout ?
Regards
Alan
Hi Alan,
I obviously don't do this for a living which is why I have reached out for help... it is a GWR Hornby (3) train set with R601 tracks, I need help to buy which sort of buffers for each end of the tracks and the best shuttle. I have watched a couple of You Tube videos that shows I need a soldering iron etc.... I haven't got a clue how to do this.
Help lol
Lisa
Hi Alan,
I obviously don't do this for a living which is why I have reached out for help... it is a GWR Hornby (3) train set with R601 tracks, I need help to buy which sort of buffers for each end of the tracks and the best shuttle. I have watched a couple of You Tube videos that shows I need a soldering iron etc.... I haven't got a clue how to do this.
Help lol
Lisa
That's no problem, we are here to help, but the more information you can give the easier it is to help
Regards
Alan
Erm.... that's all I have?!?!?!
Erm.... that's all I have?!?!?!

Hi Lisa
Is this the set ?
https://uk.hornby.com/products/high-speed-train-set-r1230m

The track gauge for Hornby is "OO" (1:76) scale
You can use either of these buffers,
https://uk.hornby.com/products/buffer-stop-r083
https://uk.hornby.com/products/hydraulic-buffer-stop-r394

You will also need these insulated joiners
https://uk.hornby.com/products/insulated-fishplates-pack-12-r920

You will not need to do any soldering ( although that gives a better connection) , you could get away with using some of these.
As the track will need to be divided into probably 3 electrically isolated sections, you will need 2, as I assume you already have one connecting track with your set.
https://uk.hornby.com/products/power-connecting-clip-r602
Or get 2 more of these
https://uk.hornby.com/products/power-track-r8206

Another important question is , How long will the overall length of track be ?
To make the shuttle unit work, each of the "separate" sections of track will need to be at least as long as the train, especially on the return run, as the engine will now be at the rear. Preferably a fair bit longer to make it look convincing and pleasing to the eye.

Regards
Alan
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