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Tony Bird

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Accucraft Ruby.
« on: May 09, 2022, 07:58:51 am »
Hi,

A young friend had bought a new Accucraft Ruby which the cylinders came loose on after only a few runs. It is the first time I have worked on one of these models and I don't think their quality control is that good.

https://youtu.be/m4dpa8dFpn8

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Re: Accucraft Ruby.
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2022, 10:20:43 am »
That is really too bad that your friend had to go through this with a new engine. Lucky for him
that he knows you. You did a great job straightening that Ruby out and I'm sure he appreciates it.
Once again we get to see a piece of your lovely garden area, love it, just love it. Especially
the spiral bush and the rest of the flora, the way you worked it in with all of the stone.
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Re: Accucraft Ruby.
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2022, 10:59:16 am »
Hi Tommy,

Once again we get to see a piece of your lovely garden area, love it, just love it. Especially
the spiral bush and the rest of the flora, the way you worked it in with all of the stone.


I wish I could claim credit for our garden but it is down to my wife both for the design and maintenance.

Take care Tony.

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Re: Accucraft Ruby.
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2022, 02:06:21 pm »
Nice work Tony , always nice to see your handiwork. Its unfortunate that you can't trust brand new items to be put together properly with any regularity anymore...I come to expect it.
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Re: Accucraft Ruby.
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2022, 06:48:34 pm »
Nice runner after you got it sorted out. I had a Ruby over 15 years ago. It worked well but I thought it needed RC control of the throttle to keep it on the track. I sold it but now I wish I had kept it.
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Re: Accucraft Ruby.
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2022, 03:18:55 am »
Hi,

 It worked well but I thought it needed RC control of the throttle to keep it on the track.

This Ruby seems to run well under manual control but I believe its young owner is saving his pocket money so R/C can be fitted.  As I think holes will have to be drilled I will probably be involved.

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Re: Accucraft Ruby.
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2022, 09:51:20 pm »
Hi Tommy,

Once again we get to see a piece of your lovely garden area, love it, just love it. Especially
the spiral bush and the rest of the flora, the way you worked it in with all of the stone.


I wish I could claim credit for our garden but it is down to my wife both for the design and maintenance.

Take care Tony.


Well Tony, you have your expertise in trains, and your wife has hers in the garden.
That's a very good pairing, (she's a keeper).

Best regards, Tommy
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Re: Accucraft Ruby.
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2022, 02:26:20 am »
Hi Tommy,

Yes, 54 years, I am very lucky.

Take care Tony.

 

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