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Caiptean

Signature: I enjoy life - it gives me something to do! - especially modelling BR's Southern Region 1955-61.

Bio: Career railwayman, author and life-long railway modeller.

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Caiptean

1154 posts

A most interesting thread!

 

In terms of the current Hornby models how do the Railroad /non-railroad issues compare to each other and (dare I ask) how to these compare to the offering from another company?

I enjoy life - it gives me something to do! - especially modelling BR's Southern Region 1955-61.

Caiptean

1154 posts

@2e0dtoeric

The fireman must have a long shovel and a good aim!  Tongue Out

 

If you look closely engine and tender aren't coupled........  Wink

I enjoy life - it gives me something to do! - especially modelling BR's Southern Region 1955-61.

Caiptean

1154 posts

@Chrissaf

Yes, brushes /commutator.

 

In the pickup fault we suspected an intermittent high resistance spot or spots on one wheel and its pick-up (with the other pickup found to be making no contact at all). Moving the flywheel rotated the wheel so contact was re-established until the train stopped inevitably at the same point. Back of wheels cleaned solved this. 

 

The plug /socket not making contact was due to a wrongly routed cable under tension - the action of touching the flywheel released the tension and the motor ran until it stopped (but this only happened in one direction) - took a while to figure it out. In this case touching the inaccessible motor may have had the same effect.

I enjoy life - it gives me something to do! - especially modelling BR's Southern Region 1955-61.

Caiptean

1154 posts

Kevin,

Sounds like you have a Triang Blue Pullman set so my comments about open axle boxes can be ignored; these have close-ended axleboxes.

 

Yes, I believe you can get replacement motor driving axles from www.Ultrascale.uk (excellent firm but long delivery times) and possibly other suppliers too.  Smile

Caiptean

I enjoy life - it gives me something to do! - especially modelling BR's Southern Region 1955-61.

Caiptean

1154 posts

Within the 9F thread https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/forum/post/view/topic_id/22443/?p=1 a discussion started regarding SECR 4-4-0 locomotives including the Triang L1.

 

I've just located a photograph of a friend's Triang L1 rebuilt and converted to P4.  Smile

 

 

I enjoy life - it gives me something to do! - especially modelling BR's Southern Region 1955-61.

Caiptean

1154 posts

I spent a lot of time in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Borneo etc and the shutted shop with stand outside especially is just so typical of those countries too.....

I enjoy life - it gives me something to do! - especially modelling BR's Southern Region 1955-61.

Caiptean

1154 posts

No, British Rail's 12"=1' versions were all locomotive-driven......   Laughing  Wink

 

(I'll get my hat and coat).  Smile

I enjoy life - it gives me something to do! - especially modelling BR's Southern Region 1955-61.

Caiptean

1154 posts

Apologies JBrown - I meant to say welcome to the forum!  Smile

 

This will have some value but with collectors of Triang model railways rather than railway modellers. The person to best advise on the forum is Son of Triangman who is currently conspicuous by his absence on this thread!  Wink

I enjoy life - it gives me something to do! - especially modelling BR's Southern Region 1955-61.

Caiptean

1154 posts

A question that gets reguarly asked on the forum.  Smile

 

The usual response is whatever somebody is willing to pay for it on the day.  Wink

 

Not the most helpful of answers I admit. However, a search on ebay might give a closer idea although the more scarce the item the longer you'll have to wait for a listing to appear....   Surprised

I enjoy life - it gives me something to do! - especially modelling BR's Southern Region 1955-61.

Caiptean

1154 posts

@Bulver

Thank you to B.B., HFM and GeoFF for the latest videos, most enjoyable.  

 

Agreed - thank you chaps!  Smile

I enjoy life - it gives me something to do! - especially modelling BR's Southern Region 1955-61.

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