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Offline davidinyork

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #195 on: January 15, 2018, 09:45:59 PM »
How much did the respray cost?

You would need to contact anthony sutton (west coast resprays)

I might do, but it would be useful to know what sort of figure I'd be looking at.

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #196 on: January 15, 2018, 10:35:41 PM »
Hello all.

This was a re number using the Farish D211 model. The nose ends were re sprayed warning panel yellow and vertical handrails and head code disks fitted. The handrails were made using 0.3mm brass wire. Other details include painted white rims, yellow axle box covers, overhead warning flashes, frost grills fitted, silver buffer heads with grease patches and a general overall light weathering to depict her as running in the mid 1980's, when of course she was a bit of a celebrity on BR metals, hauling not only railtours, but service trains too.   

Unfortunately my website is currently down (long story) whilst I source a more reputable host, but if you wish to discuss costing then please feel free to contact me on westcoastresprays.2mm@gmail.com Rather than discussing prices on forums etc, I prefer the more professional and personal approach via email.   

I can also be contacted via my Facebook page, which is West Coast Resprays. Please feel free to like and follow me. I am currently in the process of building a new website which should go live in the next couple of weeks...

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #197 on: January 15, 2018, 11:00:33 PM »
looks very nice!!!  good job on re-spray.


i'm still having a few issues with short circuits with my 40s - but only on certain points.  i've adjusted and re-adjusted the wheelsets time and time again but it never seems fixed, just when i think it might be it shorts again! getting annoying.  they are fantastic models though.


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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #198 on: January 26, 2018, 12:58:07 PM »
Right, I have my D211. I have managed to remove the body by sliding thin card up the sides to help lift it away from the chassis.
How do I remove the bogies? I'm reckoning there are brackets underneath the PCB. In short, do I need to unscrew the PCB to set about things? I want to get in and do some degreasing.

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #199 on: January 26, 2018, 01:54:21 PM »
How do I remove the bogies? I'm reckoning there are brackets underneath the PCB. In short, do I need to unscrew the PCB to set about things? I want to get in and do some degreasing.

No. Just pull the bogies, they may be tight, but should just unclip.

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #200 on: January 26, 2018, 01:57:21 PM »
Thanks Dr Al

I wondered as the instructions say to pull the bogies when removing the body. I'm always terrified of trying to unclip bogies that don't unclip...

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #201 on: February 08, 2018, 11:02:29 PM »
Model Railways Direct have 371-181 D369 BR Green Centre Head Code Small Yellow Panel (18 in stock) and 371-182 40159 BR Blue Centre Head Code Full Yellow Ends (15 in stock) on offer at £93.50 which is 33% off the list price

https://www.modelrailwaysdirect.co.uk/locomotives-diesel-electric-n/class-40/

Thanks for the heads up - very tempting indeed.

But I need to be very patient and wait for the blue discs and green syp split versions........or do I :D

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #202 on: February 09, 2018, 12:07:35 PM »
Just in case anyone has derailment issues with their 40, I've replaced the pony at one end of one of mine with a Romford wagon disc wheelset of the same size (6mm) with the axle ends trimmed and filed with a cutting disc.   No problems now over one of my Peco code 55 curved points.

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #203 on: February 12, 2018, 02:26:56 PM »
If anyone is wondering whether there's really a gap between nose and leading axles on a Class 40, here is a nice side-on photo:

http://www.davidheyscollection.com/userimages/001-dh-class-40-wide-view.jpg

From this page: http://www.davidheyscollection.com/page16.htm
« Last Edit: February 12, 2018, 02:59:34 PM by railsquid, Reason: bogies -> axles »
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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #204 on: March 18, 2018, 01:44:53 PM »
I managed to pick a sound fitted 40 from the shop at Bridgnorth, SVR yesterday. I'm very impressed so far especially considering the size of the speaker. Might have to look at investing in sound for some of my other locos.

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #205 on: April 13, 2018, 11:04:41 PM »
anyone having any problems running on DCC

sounds work fine as does the lights on one end but no movement

i am a DCC novice first time i am using the basic DDC controller out of the highlander train pack

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #206 on: April 14, 2018, 07:11:31 AM »
John is F2 switched on on your controller? If the sounds all work including the engine ramping up but it doesn't move then the brake is probably on!
Try reseating the body if you only have lights at one end, the contacts don't always,erm, contact properly.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2018, 07:49:54 PM by Shropshire Lad »

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #207 on: April 14, 2018, 07:32:21 PM »
any split gears yet ???

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #208 on: April 14, 2018, 08:10:43 PM »
Anyone know whether the centre-headcode blue one comes with a blanking plug for the boiler exhaust?

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #209 on: April 15, 2018, 12:19:18 AM »
It does...

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