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Offline Ian555  
#1 Posted : 21 October 2011 11:03:08(UTC)
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Hi all,

Next meeting, Saturday 17th December,

See Mike for the supply of Ski's and Snowboards. Smile

Ian.

Offline hennabm  
#2 Posted : 21 October 2011 16:27:38(UTC)
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Ian

I'm in BigGrin .

The car will have a snow shovel and blankets etc in case the white stuff decides to fall.LOL

Anyone heading north to Ian's - follow me and together we'll get through.Laugh

The same weekend last year saw me take 4.5 hrs to get from Lincoln to Leeds and then another 4.5hrs from Leeds to Linlithgow via the M62, M61,M6, M74, M8.
The West coast didn't get the snow that weekend.Huh

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Offline Ian555  
#3 Posted : 21 October 2011 17:34:33(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

I've booked in the same weather we had at the July meeting. Smile

Ian.

Offline hennabm  
#4 Posted : 21 October 2011 19:54:12(UTC)
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aye rightLOL

I'll bring my shorts then Scared Scared

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Offline aos  
#5 Posted : 21 October 2011 21:22:13(UTC)
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Ian,

That day sounds perfect for me as well. If I can drive the 8 miles through the snow OhMyGod Alan
Offline rmsailor  
#6 Posted : 22 October 2011 07:18:36(UTC)
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Hi Ian,

weather permitting, I should be there.

Bob M.
Offline Ian555  
#7 Posted : 22 October 2011 09:20:46(UTC)
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Hi all,

Maybe see you before that at the Falkirk show.

Ian.

Offline rmsailor  
#8 Posted : 22 October 2011 13:30:54(UTC)
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Hi Ian,

Falkirk is on my list.

Bob M.
Offline river6109  
#9 Posted : 23 October 2011 00:46:51(UTC)
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Just a quick note from a calculating magician.

Please observe the following possible scenarios:

Meeting place: 17th December 2011, this is one week before Christmas
If its starts snowing and you can't get out of Marklin fort knox you'd have to spend Christmas under a Marklin treeBigGrin

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Offline Ian555  
#10 Posted : 23 October 2011 05:34:05(UTC)
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Hi John,

Thanks for reminding me, I'd better get my letter posted. Smile

Ian.

Offline Ian555  
#11 Posted : 03 December 2011 10:14:33(UTC)
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Hi all,

Only 2 weeks to go to the next members meeting. Cool

Ian.

Offline hennabm  
#12 Posted : 03 December 2011 12:40:52(UTC)
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ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp

and no snow (yet)Woot

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Offline Ian555  
#13 Posted : 03 December 2011 18:17:51(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Weather updates on NMR...Today's weather.

Ian.

Offline Ian555  
#14 Posted : 12 December 2011 06:17:06(UTC)
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Hi all,

So far, the weather is looking ok for this weekend.

Ian.

Offline Ian555  
#15 Posted : 14 December 2011 09:30:39(UTC)
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Hi all,

So, who's making it along this Saturday, still wet and windy but no snow....so far.

Ian.

Offline hennabm  
#16 Posted : 14 December 2011 17:06:43(UTC)
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Hi Ian

My BR01 and BR44 all packed and ready to go. BigGrin BigGrin
Journey begins tomorrow afternoon culminating in the trip to BW on Saturday. ThumpUp

(weather permitting - although they are saying the worst of the weather should be in Englandshire this time) Huh

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Offline Ian555  
#17 Posted : 14 December 2011 17:21:10(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Will see you Saturday morning then, are you bringing some 3900 tracks with you.

Ian.

Offline aos  
#18 Posted : 14 December 2011 17:44:06(UTC)
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Hi Ian, I shall be there on Saturday. I shall be bringing a few wee surprises as well :-) Alan
Offline Ian555  
#19 Posted : 14 December 2011 17:51:45(UTC)
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Hi Alan,

See you Saturday........wee surprises eh!!. Smile

Ian.



Offline hennabm  
#20 Posted : 14 December 2011 19:10:12(UTC)
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Hi Ian

yes I can bring some 3900s with me.ThumpUp

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Offline rmsailor  
#21 Posted : 15 December 2011 10:34:10(UTC)
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Hi Ian,

I shall see you on Saturday along with some more interesting rolling stock.

Bob M.


Offline Ian555  
#22 Posted : 15 December 2011 10:43:21(UTC)
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Hi Bob,

See you Saturday at 11.00

Ian.



Offline Ian555  
#23 Posted : 16 December 2011 08:13:13(UTC)
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Hi all,

We had 10cm (4 inches) of snow overnight.

Will post regular updates with regards to weather for tomorrow's meeting.

Ian.

Offline Ian555  
#24 Posted : 16 December 2011 10:54:26(UTC)
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Hi all,

Just checked the tarmac road coming down from the village and that's had a "gritter" on it, and is nearly clear.

Then we have our lane, I thought a photo would best describe it, and of course then the parking, no problem if you stay on the white stuff. Smile

Ian.

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Offline rmsailor  
#25 Posted : 16 December 2011 11:53:34(UTC)
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Hi Ian,

If the roads up from the M8 to the village and then out to you are passable, there should not be too much of a problem. Fortunately both are fairly straight and gently graded. Rather than snow, it was nearly all rain last night, though since I am only a couple of hundred yards from the sea, the weather I get is not a good guide to the rest of the country.

Perhaps if you were to post a report about nine o'clock tomorrow on the conditions then, we shall know if the meeting is on or off.

Bob M.
Offline Ian555  
#26 Posted : 16 December 2011 13:06:14(UTC)
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Hi Bob,

Bit of a thaw on just now, but the temperature tonight expected to drop to minus 3 or 4 degree's centigrade.

Will post weather conditions at 09.00 tomorrow morning.

Hopefully no more snow and the meeting should go ahead then.

See you at 11.00

Ian.


Offline aos  
#27 Posted : 16 December 2011 17:32:34(UTC)
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Hi Ian, It took me two and a half hours of shovelling the fluffy white stuff, to clear my driveway and the bit of road in front of my house this morning.

I shall be up early tomorrow morning to survey the situation. If the road is clear, You might get a call from me when I hit your village, so that you can tow me in with the 4X4 ;-)

My car is absolutely useless in the snow. Alan
Offline Ian555  
#28 Posted : 16 December 2011 17:45:51(UTC)
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Hi Alan,

The council gritter has the road cleared right to the point where our lane comes off.

I've put salt down on our lane, which should help with access tomorrow.

I'll post a weather update at 09.00 in the morning.

Ian.

Offline Ian555  
#29 Posted : 17 December 2011 08:45:42(UTC)
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Hi all,

We've had NO more snow, and the road and lane are clear...with care.

Safe journey and see you at 11.00

Ian.

Offline aos  
#30 Posted : 17 December 2011 09:08:09(UTC)
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Hi Ian, It has just started to snow here, albeit lightly. I don't think that it will be a show-stopper. Shame, I don't have my class 44 any longer, I coild have used it to pull my car out of the snow BigGrin
Offline Ian555  
#31 Posted : 17 December 2011 09:26:26(UTC)
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Hi all,

It's not snowing here, but we have about 15cm lying, and very icy.

Take care on the road coming down from the village, had another look and it's a bit slippy.

I'll understand if you don't make it along, you know what those big Merc's are like.

Ian.

Offline aos  
#32 Posted : 17 December 2011 17:09:08(UTC)
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Ian, Many thanks for a great day. I look forward to seeing some videos. I shall also advise you of the ticking sound on my BR23. Alan
Offline Ian555  
#33 Posted : 17 December 2011 17:55:47(UTC)
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Hi Alan,

Thanks. ThumpUp

Another great Märklin day with forum friends at Baden-Württemberg.

Ian.

Offline aos  
#34 Posted : 17 December 2011 18:13:19(UTC)
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Ian, The BR23 clicks on my C track. I suspect that it could be requiring a drop of lubrication possibly. I shall try that. Alan
Offline Ian555  
#35 Posted : 17 December 2011 18:32:24(UTC)
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Hi Alan,

Let us know if that helps.

Ian.

Offline H0  
#36 Posted : 17 December 2011 18:40:52(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: aos Go to Quoted Post
The BR23 clicks on my C track.
Does the clicking occur on C track only (not M track or K track)? C track has smaller rails, the flanges might touch the sleepers. I assume it's an old, analogue BR 23 (the new 39xxx has smaller flanges).

Edited by user 17 December 2011 18:45:53(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Offline aos  
#37 Posted : 17 December 2011 18:57:56(UTC)
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Hi Tom, Actually, it is a brand new 39230, all singing, all dancing BR23 with Softdrive Sinus propulsion and maintenance free motor. It has only been run for about maybe two hours.

I had not noticed the clicking before and it was only today when we had the meeting that we spotted it. I have returned home and tried it on my C track and it does the same thing.

It is not just the clicking. When in motion, the centre pair (of the driven) wheels seem to be lifting up ever so slightly off the track. Looking at the loco from either the front or the side, you can see it visibly rock from side to side. I can see no binding in the valve mechanisms and can see no chaffing.

I thought maybe it might need some lubrication. The manual recommends Marklin 7149 oil and Trix 66626 (I assume a grease of some sort). Can you possibly offer some advice. Thanks in advance, Alan
Offline aos  
#38 Posted : 17 December 2011 19:19:44(UTC)
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To All, I have moved this issue of my erratic loco to General Topics. Alan
Offline hennabm  
#39 Posted : 30 December 2011 13:18:28(UTC)
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Hi
Ian has already posted some excellent video and pictures of the meeting; here are just a few of the ones I took.

Everbody here!
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My BR01
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Alan's problematic BR23
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Thanks to Bob and Alan for the early Christmas presents and thanks again to Ian as the excellent host.ThumpUp
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Offline river6109  
#40 Posted : 30 December 2011 14:22:12(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: aos Go to Quoted Post
Ian, The BR23 clicks on my C track. I suspect that it could be requiring a drop of lubrication possibly. I shall try that. Alan


You sure you need some lubrication @

Does the clicking increases when you increase the speed.

have a look under the loco and see if your pickup shoe is level and not the level overall only the bottom shoe

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Offline Ian555  
#41 Posted : 30 December 2011 14:36:30(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

Great photo's. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline hennabm  
#42 Posted : 03 January 2012 17:15:17(UTC)
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Hi Ian

Bob, Glenn and Alan too.
I have combined the October and December meets onto one DVD. If we are all meeting at the SECC in February I will bring you each a copy then.

If you will can't be there then let me know your address and I will post one to you BigGrin

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Offline Ian555  
#43 Posted : 03 January 2012 18:13:55(UTC)
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Hi Mike,

See you at the SECC.

Ian.

Offline aos  
#44 Posted : 03 January 2012 19:20:02(UTC)
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Hi Mike, Ditto. Alan
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