SCALESPEED Est 1966

Repairs, Rewinds & Re-magnetising to
Hornby-Dublo, Wrenn & Triang Locos,
also Re-wheeling with Romford Wheels

Tel: 02392 554107 or 07774253352
32 Goldfinch Lane, Lee on the Solent, Hants. PO13 8LN  
Email:
scalespeed@btinternet.com

SCALESPEED provide a Model Railway repair service specialising in reconditioning of Hornby Dublo, Wrenn & Triang Model Railway Locomotives. With this range we rewind & remagnetise the motors. Repairs to other makes are undertaken on a basis that we will look at the loco & provide an estimate.

HORNBY DUBLO, WRENN

 

VERTICAL ARMATURE MOTORS (Spinning Top)

 

Integral motors as fitted in the 0-6-2T, 2-6-4T, A4, Duchess, City, Bullied Unrebuilt Pacific and Scot. These motors are of excellent basic design but often lack power. This is usually due to a poor magnetic field which results in a lack of torque and overheating. Rewinding in lap mode, and remagnetising in situ results in a dramatic improvement in performance.

 

1/2"DIAMETER OPEN FRAME MOTORS

 

As fitted to early Dublo Castles, 8F and later Wrenn and Dublo 0-6-0's and the integral motors fitted to the BO-BO and Brighton Belle. These are not of such good design as the armature is small and the worm(s)large resulting in most of the output being used to overcome gear friction. However, rewinding in lap and remagnetising results in a worthwhile improvement.

 

RINGFIELD MOTORS

 

These were Dublo's answer to the shortcomings of the 1/2'' type Castle and 8F motors, & also fitted to the CO-CO, CO-BO, Diesel Shunter & Southern Electric Motor Coach. Unfortunately these vary in performance and often burn out whilst attempting normal duties. Rewinding in lap & remagnetising, solves the problem and the improvement is well worthwhile.

 

The cost to rewind, remagnetise & service (see General Information) the Hornby Dublo
& Wrenn Locos, is
£21.50 plus P&P. Try not to send the body.

 

TRIANG, HORNBY XO3/4 MOTORS

 

The XO3 and XO4 motors fitted to many Triang loco’s and some early ‘Hornby’ loco’s perform well but often burn out due to a carbon build-up in the commutator slots. Rewinding, replacing the commutator and remagnetising remedies the problem. The power bogies suffer from the same problem and are similarly rectified.

 

The service cost for the XO3, XO4(&XT60) is £15.00,the power bogies are £17.50 plus P&P

 

OTHER MAKES 'OO' Only

 

Other makes, Including Hornby, Bachmann, Lima, etc can be serviced from £17.50 plus parts & post.

 

IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF WHAT WORK IS REQUIRED, PLEASE SEND IT FOR A QUOTE.

 

D.C.C. CONTROL

 

We are now able to offer a service to modify loco's & fit chips to most 'OO' Gauge locos so that they will run with DCC. The bodies are required with this work. Locos must run well on DC before conversion, although minor problems will be rectified.

 

All Hornby Dublo & Wrenn locos can be converted.

 

No programming is undertaken.

 

The charge for this service is £15.50.+ cost of chip, (Hornby £17.00).+ £4.50 p&p.

Good discounts for large quantities.

 

WHEEL FITTING SERVICE

 

This service is only available on a small range of loco's, please contact before sending.

We offer a wheel fitting service, where prototypical ROMFORD wheels are used throughout on Drivers, Bogies, Tenders etc. All wheels are finished in matt black and are a size and style closer to scale (code 75). Drivers fitted are fully flanged and they may not negotiate tight curves. We will need complete loco with body & tender.
 

Prices on Application (Range £40.00 to £70.00)

 
OLD TRIANG WHEELS Old course Triang drivers & power bogie wheels can be re-profiled & re-gauged to run on modern track (Code 100 only).£17.50.+ £4.50 p&p
 

Standard Return Post & Packing charges.

 

Small detached motors. £2.50 Chassis with attached or integral motors £4.50, (up to 3 units) Goods will be returned by normal Royal Mail. Recorded delivery £1.00 extra, Or ---

 

 Special Delivery is recommended if you consider your goods to be of high or sentimental value, please add appropriate return Special Delivery post & packing charge Up to:- 100g £8.00 - 500g £9.00 - 1kg £10.00 - 2kg £12.50 For up to £500.00 compensation.

 

General Information

 

Service includes, checking & lubrication of motor & motion. Any minor missing or worn 'running parts replaced free of charge. Fine tuning of brushes & pick-ups to provide maximum power.

 

SCALESPEED rewind H/D & Wrenn armatures in a unique way (lap) to provide more power although this maybe at the cost of top speed (negligible).

 

A re-mag is absolutely essential after removing any magnet. Measurements have shown that 70% of magnetism is lost immediately a magnet is disturbed let alone removed.

 

Pack Locos carefully in bubble wrap. Use a large enough box. Don't send body unless you are unsure about taking loco to pieces.

 

We cannot take responsibility for loss or damage in the post.

 

Loco's/motors will be returned by normal mail. Postal charges apply to U.K. only. Please allow up to 21 days for the return of goods.

 

All Rewind work is guaranteed for 2 years.  

 

Prices subject to variation & availability

 

 

PAYMENT WITH ORDER IF AMOUNT KNOWN AIDS A SPEEDIER RETURN     

MADE PAYABLE TO SCALESPEED PLEASE.

 

 


Prop. D. W. Good. May 2012