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by b308
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Switch Question
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Switch Question

There are two types of DPDT switches, single throw (top to bottom) and "centre off". Normally where they put "on" and "on" they are centre off. Not that it makes any difference to your question but can you move the toggle so it stops in the vertical position?
by b308
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Triang EMU
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Triang EMU

You can get replacement wheelsets for those old Triang bogies. You may need to search around on Ebay and Google to find them, though. From what I remember the wheels are exactly the same as the early Triang MetroCam (101?) DMU. \probably the easiest, though not cheapest, way to do it!
by b308
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby Steampunk models
Replies: 27
Views: 599

Re: Hornby Steampunk models

Bit early to jump to conclusions... But, hey, that's what forums are for... Everyone's an expert...

Time will tell... Seems to me quite a good idea and won't be expensive to do either as they are using existing chassis...
by b308
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: Can you identify these old O gauge Locos?
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Can you identify these old O gauge Locos?

They are probably Hornby O gauge stuff. There's a collectors society if you do a Google search, but as they've all been repainted and modified I wouldn't know what they were worth, probably not much.
by b308
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Just a thought...
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: Just a thought...

The main issue is forward visibility, as long as you can cover that there's no real problems in propelling vehicles. Push pull units have been doing it for years, but they do have a driver up front. The most common example I can think of offhand which would be similar would be a snow plough.
by b308
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Just a thought...
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: Just a thought...

Would agree with Mountain, they'd need more than one tanker to do 18 miles! Some lines have firefighting teams that are on standby in case of fires. Also there are other ways of keeping the chance of the fires low, the obvious ones are spark arresters, but there are other methods, not working the lo...
by b308
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 55
Views: 3547

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

I really can't see any issue. Hattons decided to start manufacturing in competition with Bachmann and Bachmann withdrew their range from them. Hattons obviously decided that it was worth their while doing it, knowing that their actions would result in the actions Bachmann have taken, Bachmann also w...
by b308
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: USA stock - best places to get it
Replies: 16
Views: 935

Re: USA stock - best places to get it

Other than the early "white box" steam locos which suffer from gear cracking I haven't had any issues and I use their diesels and the more modern eight coupled locos for many of my NG locos.
by b308
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 55
Views: 3547

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

As i said on the other thread I doubt they'd make such a basic mistake and if it was it would have been challenged years ago, their T&Cs are not new.

As for that last paragraph you could insert any other manufacturer name and say the same thing.
by b308
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Trouble at 't mill
Replies: 28
Views: 4356

Re: Trouble at 't mill

I doubt that a company of their size would make such a basic error.
by b308
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: What was your first model train?
Replies: 27
Views: 656

Re: What was your first model train?

They've been around for over a century, funnily enough they were taken over by Palitoy (Mainline trains) at one point!
by b308
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: What was your first model train?
Replies: 27
Views: 656

Re: What was your first model train?

This one I suspect. For those interested in early Triang this site is worth a look, especially for nostalgia trips!

http://www.tri-ang.co.uk/rpdset.html
by b308
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: What was your first model train?
Replies: 27
Views: 656

Re: What was your first model train?

Tom@Crewe wrote:I am not sure as my memory say it was a Diesel Dock Shunter set in late 60's.

BUT! I have never been able to trace such a set.....


The snow rescue set used the Dock Shunter, in red. There was also:

http://www.tri-ang.co.uk/rs31.html

http://www.tri-ang.co.uk/CansetN.html
by b308
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: What was your first model train?
Replies: 27
Views: 656

Re: What was your first model train?

Triang Snow Rescue set... Early 60s.

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