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by William Medland
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Barber/Hairdresser in pre-war coaches
Replies: 13
Views: 1117

Re: Barber/Hairdresser in pre-war coaches

Hi Tony, that Trestrol looks very smart.
by William Medland
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Barber/Hairdresser in pre-war coaches
Replies: 13
Views: 1117

Re: Barber/Hairdresser in pre-war coaches

Hi Bigmet, Yes, some of the early four wheel open wagons and closed vans were very crude and and seemed top heavy. This is because Triangs first goods wagons were from TRACKMASTER (1949-1951) tooling. With the different running numbers and colour changes, I have built up a collection of about thirty...
by William Medland
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Barber/Hairdresser in pre-war coaches
Replies: 13
Views: 1117

Re: Barber/Hairdresser in pre-war coaches

Thanks Bufferstop ;-)

For those that are wondering, I am an expat (former RAF) living in Germany.
I have worked the last 25 years with the German State Railways (Deutsche Bahn).

I collect early Triang, with my main interest in the 1950s.

Cheers, Bill.
by William Medland
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Barber/Hairdresser in pre-war coaches
Replies: 13
Views: 1117

Re: Barber/Hairdresser in pre-war coaches

Thanks for your answers Guys. I expect that this image would have been lost, had not for the Bulldog Drummond film having been made.
by William Medland
Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Barber/Hairdresser in pre-war coaches
Replies: 13
Views: 1117

Barber/Hairdresser in pre-war coaches

Barber/Hairdesser Salon in pre-war coaches hairdresser.PNG "Bulldog Drummond at Bay" (1937) Scene is from an express train travelling from London to Scotland (LMS or LNER). As a collector of old films I am always on the lookout for scenes that include railway topics, but I never knew that...
by William Medland
Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Bill´s Railway World
Replies: 49
Views: 6615

Re: Bill´s Railway World

Thanks John, gave my computer a tidy up and stumbled onto the forum link and thought,
I have not been there for a while, they will be wondering what happened. :D
by William Medland
Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: From Triang scrap, back to life
Replies: 8
Views: 1299

Re: From Triang scrap, back to life

The Britannia up and running once again a few years after it was scrapped and written off.

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The Britannia in all its glory
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The 1961 Triang Britannia with the 1973 Hornby Oliver Cromwell.
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by William Medland
Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: From Triang scrap, back to life
Replies: 8
Views: 1299

Re: From Triang scrap, back to life

The 1961 Britannia continued......

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The wheels are turning at last and the new cylinder block is tested.
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The smoke unit is tested and the chassis is sent around the layout.
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Bogie and pony truck are added.
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First trial fitting of the outer shell, the front still needs to come down a 1/4 inch,
some work with a file and it fitted in place.
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by William Medland
Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: From Triang scrap, back to life
Replies: 8
Views: 1299

From Triang scrap, back to life

I have been buying scrapped items and bringing them back to life on my workbench. Nothing really too difficult, but a lovely feeling smell the oil and see the sparks flying off the wheels as they run around the layout :D I have so far repaired about a half dozen, but I will start here with my 1961 T...
by William Medland
Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Bill´s Railway World
Replies: 49
Views: 6615

Re: Bill´s Railway World

Hi Forum, I have not been active on the forum for the last 18 months or so, but I have been busy with my layout. It has been an almost total rebuild and a new 4 foot by 8 foot section has been added to the existing space. This was because my son moved out to go to university and I was able to move a...
by William Medland
Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: 1950s and 1960s Triang Railways.
Replies: 21
Views: 3893

Re: 1950s and 1960s Triang Railways.

Nice to see others collecting Triang, great to see someone else using the series 3 track too. Mine is a mixture of Standard grey track, Series 3 and Super 4 track. I have just purchased the smoke oil for my 3F loco, thats me delighted :D http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f102/bodminbill/smoke%20oil_...
by William Medland
Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Bill´s Railway World
Replies: 49
Views: 6615

Re: Bill´s Railway World

Thanks for the comments.......two years ago this was just an idea, a "what if" really, laying in bed one Sunday and remembering the rolling stock I had as a youngster.
by William Medland
Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Bill´s Railway World
Replies: 49
Views: 6615

Re: Bill´s Railway World

Hi Forum, I have just realised that I have not visited the forum in a while, however I have been busy with my layout. It now has three levels, top level is Hornby 0 Guage 1933-1964, with 1 pre-war electric loco and a post-war clockwork one. The middle level has a Triang standard/series 3 track line ...
by William Medland
Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: Weekend at War - Full Steam Ahead!
Replies: 8
Views: 1246

Re: Weekend at War - Full Steam Ahead!

Thanks Peter, you can not keep the uniform clean on a loco footplate!

As for Triang/hornby vintage collection, I am collecting all the things I could not afford when I was ten, but wanted.

Cheers, Bill.
by William Medland
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: Weekend at War - Full Steam Ahead!
Replies: 8
Views: 1246

Re: Weekend at War - Full Steam Ahead!

Excellent, Wilhelm :D , but you could never get away with it over the border...unfortunately, they're still too sensitive about it. Hi Phil, we did cross the border (200 yards) to visit the area where the track cuts through the Siegfried Line, westwards from Aachen. I think you are reffering to the...

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