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by Wolseley
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Dublo Three Rail Layout
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Dublo Three Rail Layout

The latest addition to the fleet is a GEM Cardean on a Tri-ang B12 chassis, which I converted to three rail using a Marklin skate. Whoever painted it was a bit heavy handed with the lining but, as it looks presentable from a normal viewing distance, I'm not in a hurry to repaint it. Cardean 4.jpg Ca...
by Wolseley
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Dublo Three Rail Layout
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Dublo Three Rail Layout

Mountain wrote:Can this be done?


It probably can, but they take up more room on the board than a modern controller does and, as space is at a premium on my layout, I won't be trying. It would be interesting to know if anyone has done it though.
by Wolseley
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: Sydney Suburban Electric Sets
Replies: 5
Views: 1402

Re: Sydney Suburban Electric Sets

Hornsby station in the early 1970s (sorry, but I can't be more specific - I didn't date many of my photos, although I think this one was probably taken in 1974). The leading car in the set is one of the rebuilt wooden "Bradfield" driving cars.

Hornsby - Bradfield Car.JPG
by Wolseley
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Dublo Three Rail Layout
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Dublo Three Rail Layout

And, just to show there are some other items besides Hornby Dublo, here's a Trix Twin Pullman psed outside the station. The Trix steamroller wheels have been replaced with Dublo ones. Pullman Trix.jpg And a small selection of my collection of Duchesses (taken before scenic work commenced). repaint 2...
by Wolseley
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Dublo Three Rail Layout
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Dublo Three Rail Layout

The baseboard is in three sections, joined by coach bolts with metal dowels. The boards are connected electrically using plug-in terminal strips but for ease of wiring, the switches are on the boards that they control. I still have to add identification numbers or letters to the switches and do a di...
by Wolseley
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Latest model conversion from my workbench.
Replies: 33
Views: 2633

Re: Latest model conversion from my workbench.

I can't remember what I paid for this one, but I do remember thinking it was very cheap at the time. I think it was a bit less than £50, maybe £40, and the postage was charged at cost only. I converted it to three rail using a Marklin skate. I have an A H Peppercorn waiting in the wings for the same...
by Wolseley
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Dublo Three Rail Layout
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Dublo Three Rail Layout

Back in 2016, I started a thread about Dublo three rail track plans and mentioned that I was looking at constructing a layout: https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=49874&p=612488#p612488 For the time being all I am doing is assembling some track on the dining roo...
by Wolseley
Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Resurrecting a "non-runner"
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Re: Resurrecting a "non-runner"

I presume these are both the vertical armature type with curved pole pieces and a block magnet. Yes, they are. The magnets appear to be OK, so I'm hoping that nothing needs done in that regard. There's a shop near here that should stock IPA, so I'll check them out. The Duchess's tender did derail a...
by Wolseley
Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyone know what book this is?
Replies: 4
Views: 805

Re: Anyone know what book this is?

No. It was not a Hornby publication. I am thinking that it might have been E F Carter's The Boys' Book of Model Railways.
by Wolseley
Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 1192
Views: 144105

Re: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)

OK then, here we have an unidentified Z19 Locomotive (possibly 1952) that I photographed at Darling Harbour in 1971. The Z19s were built between 1877 and 1881, mostly by Beyer, Peacock & Co. (although a few were built locally by Henry Vale and Company) and a handful of them survived up until the...
by Wolseley
Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Resurrecting a "non-runner"
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Resurrecting a "non-runner"

I recently purchased a couple of Hornby Dublo locomotives off eBay. One was an N2 0-6-2T (BR with the early logo) and the other was an LMS Duchess of Atholl. Both are 3 rail and were described as "non-runners". The body of the N2 is in pretty good condition but there are quite a few bits o...
by Wolseley
Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Dublo 3 Rail Fishplates
Replies: 3
Views: 983

Re: Dublo 3 Rail Fishplates

Failing both those you can run old HD perfectly well on Peco code 100 just add a third rail. Doing this opens up the possibility of larger radii but the longest point the pickups will span is the small radius SL-91/92 but *NOT* electrofrog versions or the pickups cause a short. Slips and three way ...
by Wolseley
Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Railway Photographs
Topic: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)
Replies: 1192
Views: 144105

Re: And the next photo will have...(real railway version)

A photograph taken on the Richmond line a few months before electrification in 1991:

Image

Next: Broken Glass.
by Wolseley
Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.
Replies: 1855
Views: 266312

Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.

glencairn wrote:South Esk Viaduct, Montrose?

Glencairn


Well, that one didn't last long, did it? Yes, it is the South Esk Viaduct from Montrose to Rossie Island.

Next question please?
by Wolseley
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.
Replies: 1855
Views: 266312

Re: Railway Quiz, c'mon post a question.

I am Thomas Bouch's last bridge. Although I was supposed to be straight, when completed I was found to have a distinct curve. After a day and a half of testing using dead and rolling loads I became seriously distorted and eight of my piers were declared unsafe. I was demolished and replaced without ...

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