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Any member required the services of a repairer or servicing of rolling stock?
My requirements is for replacing drive motor or a rewind for a Wrenn DMU.
Any comments on Minitrix of Canterbury
 

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Am I unfortunate in having a model locomotive that requires a repair?
Am I correct in thinking that all current models on the market, require no repairs or servicing!
Model rail manufacturers have come a long way, with new technology and better lasting materials making all new models free of mechanical faults.
If I am correct in thinking, yesteryear repairers of model railway stocks have long gone or it could be in the price difference between new models and having a repair carried out is no longer a financial factor.
I would still appreciate help in finding a reliable person(s) who undertakes model restoration.
 

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QUOTE My requirements is for replacing drive motor or a rewind for a Wrenn DMU.

This is a very specialised area and there are probably very few if any Wrenn collectors who are members of this forum. All I could suggest is that you contact Tony Cooper (google search "Tony Cooper Wrenn") or Maurice Gunter, the owner of the Wrenn brand and author of the leading Wrenn book for collectors, to seek further advice. Both of whom I have met and they are very approachable gents.

Happy modelling
Gary
 

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Hi double00
I have used 'The Engine Works' (Jon Janus) and known him for a number of years from local exhibitions etc. I think this is who you mean when you said "Minitrix of Canterbury"?
He can rewind (normally) Wren motors and remagnetise them too. Jon's web site is here Engine Works.
Send him an e-mail or call him he's very helpful and offers a good service
 

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QUOTE (Brian @ 23 Apr 2007, 12:14) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi double00
I have used 'The Engine Works' (Jon Janus) and known him for a number of years from local exhibitions etc.

I can happily endorse this firm, I have bought a few items from him at shows. I think he normally attends Ashford, but wouldn't swear to it.

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John
 

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Brian, yes indeed "The Engine Works" and "Minitrix" is the same person and as far as I know the only person who undertakes repairs of Wrenn models.
After reading readers of this Forum comments (for which I thank you all
), I have posted off my Wrenn BB for refurbishment - the gentleman (John) informed me that he was willing to undertake necessary repair to my Wrenn model.
 

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Good Evening All
Unfortunately it appears The Engine Works is no longer trading. Web site not available etc
I have tried all the numbers and email with no response.
I will be attending the Annual Canterbury Exhibition tomorrow so will make enquiries there
 

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In a different context, this website recently swam into my ken.

http://www.wrennspecialist.co.uk/news/

Now, there's a Wrenn specialist. Personally I feel very strongly he needs to get out more, but since he knows his chosen subject, I feel an enquiry of him about current Wrenn repairers is likely to turn something up.
 

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Good Morning All
I did visit Canterbury MRC show yesterday, some good layouts.
Unfortunately sadly I have to report Mr Janus of the 'Engine works' Canterbury passed away last year.
RiP
 
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