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by Vonsworld
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Triang Wheel Flanges on Modern Track
Replies: 7
Views: 1214

Re: Triang Wheel Flanges on Modern Track

Thanks for your replies with some interesting ideas :-) The new wheels from Ultrascale sound like the best solution, but very expensive, so I think I'll try a DIY solution first! I've found an old Hornby HST 43 which is ok to use for spares, and the wheels look the right size, so perhaps I can try d...
by Vonsworld
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Triang Wheel Flanges on Modern Track
Replies: 7
Views: 1214

Triang Wheel Flanges on Modern Track

Hello I have some Triang wheels from a Blue Pullman and an EMU which I'd like to grind down so they will run on modern track. At the moment the wheel flanges are too big so that they bounce along on the clips that attach the rails to the sleepers, and will not go over points smoothly. I've tried tak...
by Vonsworld
Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Triang running on modern track
Replies: 25
Views: 3466

Re: Triang running on modern track

I have now tried grinding down the flanges on a Triang Dock Shunter without much success. As mentioned in an earlier post they do seem very hard. Using an electric drill and a metal file, I seem to be grinding nice big holes in the file but very little off the flanges. Would a grindstone do a better...
by Vonsworld
Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Repainting stripes on Triang Switcher?
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: Repainting stripes on Triang Switcher?

Thanks for your replies.
Is there a brand of satin varnish spray you would recommend?
I might buy some transfers too just to change the numbers on one of my dock shunters, since I have two of them named number 3

Robin
by Vonsworld
Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Repainting stripes on Triang Switcher?
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Repainting stripes on Triang Switcher?

Hello I'm interested in restoring a Triang switcher, the yellow one with the black stripes, and wondered if anyone has done this before and maybe has some tips? The black stripes are usually well worn around the edges on most switchers you see, which is not surprising given their age. You can buy tr...
by Vonsworld
Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Triang running on modern track
Replies: 25
Views: 3466

Re: Triang running on modern track

Hi Ron Many thanks for the offer of the wheels, I have sent you a PM, please let me know if it arrives. Whenever I send a PM it goes into the Outbox and stays there rather than into the Sent box, is this normal? Since in an e-mail application like Outlook this would mean the message was stuck and ha...
by Vonsworld
Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Triang running on modern track
Replies: 25
Views: 3466

Re: Triang running on modern track

Hi I've now bought a Dock Shunter from 1973 and it has the later smooth wheels and smaller flanges, so should run fine on modern track. The only problem is it also has the nasty nylon gears on the axles which have cracked with age, so at the moment it jolts along like a kangaroo every time the crack...
by Vonsworld
Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Triang running on modern track
Replies: 25
Views: 3466

Re: Triang running on modern track

Thanks I'll give that a go tomorrow. One last thought, I have a transcontinental diesel now from about 1960 which has the same motor assembly as the dock authority shunter. I believe system 6 track was introduced in 1970, so presumably all Hornby locos after that date were compatible with the new tr...
by Vonsworld
Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Triang running on modern track
Replies: 25
Views: 3466

Re: Triang running on modern track

Thanks for your helpful suggestions :) What would you recommend for pulling the Triang driving wheels off their axles without damaging them? I have a gear puller for X03/04 motors but it's frame is not quite big enough to go around wheels. I could try tapping the axle back through the wheel using an...
by Vonsworld
Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Triang running on modern track
Replies: 25
Views: 3466

Re: Triang running on modern track

Many thanks for your helpful replies. I think I'll try modifying the wheels myself rather than buying replacements. I have a small Draper electric drill from a grinding set which can run at slow speed, so I thought I would connect an axle to that with one wheel attached and run it slowly against a f...
by Vonsworld
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Triang running on modern track
Replies: 25
Views: 3466

Triang running on modern track

Hi, I've long been interested in repairing and servicing older locomotives,but so far my oldest Locos come from the 1970's I am looking at buying a Triang Loco and coaches from around 1960 and would like some advice about running them on modern day set track. I have been looking at a Pullman DMU, Tr...
by Vonsworld
Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Wagon Reversing Problems
Replies: 14
Views: 1153

Wagon Reversing Problems

I was just wondering how other members may have solved a pretty common problem from my experience... If I have a freight train with trucks and tankers, they will usually run forwards quite happily, but when reversing they often derail on points and sharp corners. I am running all Hornby stock with t...
by Vonsworld
Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby CV address and NMRA
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Hornby CV address and NMRA

Hi I have a couple of Hornby DCC controllers, both Elite and Select. The select gives you address ranges for locomotives of 0-59 and accessory decoders of 60-99. The elite however allows you to register up to 255 locomotive and 254 accessory addresses. If you've only used Hornby kit this gets a bit ...
by Vonsworld
Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: STAY ALIVE CAPACITORS
Replies: 12
Views: 1696

Re: STAY ALIVE CAPACITORS

It's actually quite straightforward if you're happy with doing the soldering.

I'm going to be installing a Lenz decoder with a stay alive capacitor in a loco later next week and can post some photos of how it's setup if that might help. They say a picture is worth a 1000 words :)
by Vonsworld
Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: STAY ALIVE CAPACITORS
Replies: 12
Views: 1696

Re: STAY ALIVE CAPACITORS

Hi I first read the guide which was posted earlier: http://www.members.optusnet.com.au/mainnorth/alive.htm If you follow the guide you would probably try and attached the -ve return wire here: Lenz1.jpg This connecting point is much smaller than it looks in the photo and very close to another compon...

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