OK, thanks, yes, I see what you mean.Could I make a suggestion? Change your countersunk screws for Pan Head. You won't stress the plastic so much.
Well, Rob, what can I say?I take it that the Hattons 14xx is fitted with what will henceforth be known as the 'Persevered with' chassis as standard.Rob
Well, if you want good, slow and reliable running for shunting, I cannot recommend the Hattons/DJM mechanism, sorry.Oh dear me! Sorry to hear that Tim. There was me toying with taking the plunge with Hattons for a possible Lamb Valley Light Railway project. (Lambstock)
Looks like it is the Hornby/ex-Mainly Trains/Perserverence route for me then.
Thanks Neil. Yes, I am aware of what Larry has been doing, and I wish him the best of luck with his endeavours.Before you bin the chassis CK it might be worth trying it with part of the gear train removed so that wheels aren't being driven by both gears and coupling rods. Over at the other place Larry Goddard seems to have some success doing this albeit with an unmotored version of the chassis. You may already be aware of this.
Thanks Geoff. The problem was, I dared to hope that the Hattons/DJM mechanism could actually improve.There I was thinking you had got on top of the Hattons/DJM disaster of a model Tim. That must be hell of a set back given the time, and money that you have invested. Why did they try to be so clever, did they really need to go with a coreless motor, and a chassis that bears more resemblance to a diesel power bogie with cosmetic coupling rods?
Good luck with the Perseverance chassis, I was only half mad when I attempted to build my first one In the end I used a Comet chassis, with the floating sub chassis option, also used their gearbox, a Mashima can, and Gibson wheels.
In the meantime rest assured that the Kington, Presteign goods was operating as normal today with 1455 in charge, not sure when she is due at Bethesda sidings though?
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