NEWQIDA COACHES

Chris Wright

Chris Wright

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Fitted battery LED coach lighting and figures in mine and printed sone decals to suit the loco pulling them.
 
KeithT

KeithT

Hillwalking, chickens and - err - garden railways.
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KeithT

KeithT

Hillwalking, chickens and - err - garden railways.
24 Oct 2009
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Nr Manchester
I have around 10 of these all fitted with metal wheels otherwise they have a tendencey to derail if backed over reverse curves. The original couplings seem to break easily.
They respray well, even for me!
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Leslie

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All -
Thanks for your replies and advice.
The coaches are in transit.

Regards, Les
 
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Leslie

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Les,
Worth having a look for 'self-adhesive wheel weights' on the web..

You can get these in a grey finish, and are very easy to fit. - Experiment with the strips lose first, then secure, once you have worked our how much weight you need to add.
PhilP.
PhilP,
A great idea - much better than lead sheet.
Regards,
Les
 
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Leslie

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I've seen some Zenner wheels on Amazon.
They seem to be 3mm metal axle, plastic wheel and metal tyres, and the price seems competative
Does anyone know anything about them i.e.are they a straight swap for the Newqida ones?
 
dunnyrail

dunnyrail

DOGS, Garden Railways, Steam Trains, Jive Dancing,
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I've seen some Zenner wheels on Amazon.
They seem to be 3mm metal axle, plastic wheel and metal tyres, and the price seems competative
Does anyone know anything about them i.e.are they a straight swap for the Newqida ones?
Bachmann ones are a perfect fit if you can source them.
 
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Leslie

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Hello, it's me again,

Coaches re-wheeled, repainted and weighted.

All I need now is to couple them to my Bachmann Lynn, which has knuckle couplings.

All suggestions would be gratefully received

Regards,

Les
 
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a98087

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It’s simply a case of change one off the couplings, do you have the hook and loop couplers that came with Lyn?

The bachmann instructions that came with mine showed you how to do it

Coined the newer 2nd generation one

Dan
 
korm kormsen

korm kormsen

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or you can replace the coupler of the first coach by with an LGB or Bachmann knuckle coupler.
 
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Leslie

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It’s simply a case of change one off the couplings, do you have the hook and loop couplers that came with Lyn?

The bachmann instructions that came with mine showed you how to do it

Coined the newer 2nd generation one

Dan
Thanks Dan, but the loco is first generation and has been in the loft for years, so no separate coupler.
 
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Leslie

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or you can replace the coupler of the first coach by with an LGB or Bachmann knuckle coupler.
Hello, will the knuckle coupler easily fix to the bar on the newqida bogie?
Regards,
Les
 
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Paradise

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You might want to check out these wheels too. They may be a cheaper option than the Bachmann ones, depending on your local sources and how many you buy.
I think they are nickel plated same as the ones all Kramer sells in the USA although a bit less expensive. They are 2.85cm diameter, slightly smaller than Bachmann ones.
They are very smooth unlike wonky Bachmann sintered metal ones. Not as dark looking as in the eBay picture but darker than chrome ones.

4 Pairs 8 Axles G Scale MODEL TRAIN METAL WHEEL fit for USA TRAINS LGB Bachmann | eBay

Yeah, the Bachmann Big Hauler knuckle couplings should fit the same on the Newqida which are an LGB copy.
 
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Leslie

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You might want to check out these wheels too. They may be a cheaper option than the Bachmann ones, depending on your local sources and how many you buy.
I think they are nickel plated same as the ones all Kramer sells in the USA although a bit less expensive. They are 2.85cm diameter, slightly smaller than Bachmann ones.
They are very smooth unlike wonky Bachmann sintered metal ones. Not as dark looking as in the eBay picture but darker than chrome ones.

4 Pairs 8 Axles G Scale MODEL TRAIN METAL WHEEL fit for USA TRAINS LGB Bachmann | eBay

Yeah, the Bachmann Big Hauler knuckle couplings should fit the same on the Newqida which are an LGB copy.
You might want to check out these wheels too. They may be a cheaper option than the Bachmann ones, depending on your local sources and how many you buy.
I think they are nickel plated same as the ones all Kramer sells in the USA although a bit less expensive. They are 2.85cm diameter, slightly smaller than Bachmann ones.
They are very smooth unlike wonky Bachmann sintered metal ones. Not as dark looking as in the eBay picture but darker than chrome ones.

4 Pairs 8 Axles G Scale MODEL TRAIN METAL WHEEL fit for USA TRAINS LGB Bachmann | eBay

Yeah, the Bachmann Big Hauler knuckle couplings should fit the same on the Newqida which are an LGB copy.
I used the Zenner wheels - Peter Zenner knows a lot about which lenght of his axels are suitable for which carriage, truck etc., and they are slightly cheaper for the 8 axels I bought than other manufacturers.
Regards,

Les
 
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phils2um

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Something to keep in mind - changing the wheel diameter will affect the coupler height. It may create a problem.

Phil S.
 
tac foley

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I converted a couple a few years back, and made them into MÁV narrow gauge coaches on the Puszta Forest line in Hungary. They were the subject of an article in the Garden Rail magazine.

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tac, I can't help thinking of a certain garratt livery each time I see your MÁV coaches. More of a seaside colour than a forest colour me thinks. Now where are my sun glasses? :cool:
 
tac foley

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tac, I can't help thinking of a certain garratt livery each time I see your MÁV coaches. More of a seaside colour than a forest colour me thinks. Now where are my sun glasses? :cool:

I just KNEW that somebody would come up with a comment like that! :)

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, just to show you that I was NOT using my imagination, they are video frames, sorry about the resolution -

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Hmm, the video frame looks a if the green has more yellow in it than your coaches, where the green seems to have more
blue in it.

The link to the attachment goes no where, btw.
 
tac foley

tac foley

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Hmm, the video frame looks a if the green has more yellow in it than your coaches, where the green seems to have more
blue in it.

The link to the attachment goes no where, btw.

I explone already that it was a frame grab, okay? Anyhow, my fellow Hungarian train nut, Czongor Varga, who lives there, says it's an acceptable variation in a gazillion shades of green. Quote - Én nem aggódni a szín. Láttam, hogy mindenféle különböző attól függően, hogy melyik vonalat az edzők voltak, Magyarország teljes területén. Is, mindegyik csak volna egy egyszerű MÁV megnevezése helyett a régi MÁV Hungária. Van egy vasútvonal néhány kilométerre, ahol a nyaraló a Balatonnál. :p

Whinemeal, here's a little video clip from my roundy-round track [you can just keep your eyes closed, right?] The loco was eu45 wreck off e***, in yellow, so I resprayed it, replaced the moulded-on handrails, cut out the grilles and replaced then with aluminium repair mesh [same for the steps], inserted sand pipes, painted the dashboard, added duplex brake standards and the typical Hungarian 'upside-down' safety stripes and finished off with Accucraft couplings to match everything else. Pal Chris made the GÁV lettering and the coat-of arms of the city of Gyór came off the net.

 
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