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by Lysander
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: RMWeb forum joining???
Replies: 28
Views: 223

Re: RMWeb forum joining???

It's a bit incestious - as they are actually linked to Bachm*** - try criticising the big B and wait for the storm that will follow - from the admin. Recommend not joining - just rip off any ideas you like - as most potentially useful posts - are rapidly de-generated into armchair modellers spats, ...
by Lysander
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Outdated, but still usable ?
Replies: 20
Views: 651

Re: Outdated, but still usable ?

Bigmet wrote:Somebody is likely to want it.

If your 'too good to throw away' box has either or both of the bogie brick and Trestrol wagons in it, I would be interested. Both of those are eminently in the useful zone.


The brick wagon is excellent and, again, an easy conversion.

Tony
by Lysander
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Outdated, but still usable ?
Replies: 20
Views: 651

Re: Outdated, but still usable ?

Geoff That bogie tanker is actually quite an accurate model from the solebars up. The originals, built for ICI to carry caustics and Murgatroyds to carry chlorine, were then produced by Triang in 62/63. They can be easily and simply improved by fitting Cambrian bogie kits and correct wheels. This bo...
by Lysander
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Outdated, but still usable ?
Replies: 20
Views: 651

Re: Outdated, but still usable ?

Geoff Do you have any of these? They were in the first ever batch of releases and did not last long. I'm trying to 'grow' a rake of them. They await restoration and were issued with, thankfully, still intact thin wooden sides. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48234385342_4d9a10df10_z.jpg As to th...
by Lysander
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Could anyone help identify this old large scale motor?
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: Could anyone help identify this old large scale motor?

I thought Mibro initially, but possibly not. Put it on RMWeb and you'll probably get an answer in minutes.

Tony
by Lysander
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern Railway tender loco question
Replies: 11
Views: 348

Re: Southern Railway tender loco question

Removing the wheels is not that difficult Brightonman, although I did use a wheel press. You can drift them out also, of course. See here for details of project: https://srmg.org.uk/50-years-on-updating-the-triang-maunsell-l1-class-loco I have modified the chassis further since the above was written...
by Lysander
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Southern Railway tender loco question
Replies: 11
Views: 348

Re: Southern Railway tender loco question

Increasingly, as more modern steam locos were introduced by the Southern, the L1 4-4-0 class were relegated from mainline to more secondary duties. These were handsome engines and whilst one has not been made in r-t-r since 1972ish, Triang's model is still available on the usual auction site. It is ...
by Lysander
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1201
Views: 114378

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

With this kit, larger wheels would probably rub the underside of the floor if, indeed, they could be fitted at all. I seem to remember this problem.

Tony
by Lysander
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works
Replies: 1201
Views: 114378

Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Ratio discontinued production of their Open C wagon as the moulds wore badly and were too damaged to continue using.

Incidentally, my two were made from a slightly softer grey plastic.

Tony
by Lysander
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Coopercraft - GWR Provender wagon diagram Q1- kit 1011
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Coopercraft - GWR Provender wagon diagram Q1- kit 1011

To be honest, if you study the parts carefully, it’s a straightforward build. I never understood why Coopercraft produced this particular kit though: they were relatively few in number and I’d have thought that more more useful wagons could have been chosen, a Mica perhaps, a small Toad or a tube wa...
by Lysander
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: RAILS of Sheffield and Hornby
Replies: 25
Views: 2558

Re: RAILS of Sheffield and Hornby

But with respect 21C!, that statement reveals nothing. It's what sits behind it that matters, and we are not going to be told those details.

I'm not really sure that this thread can go any further, beyond general comments, as all that can be aired is speculation, some wild, some more rational.

Tony
by Lysander
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: New / Old - Little Weldon
Replies: 305
Views: 33247

Re: New / Old - Little Weldon

'Lilliuput' also had some rather nice road vehicles in their range, although they tend to be quite expensive [or I'd collect them!].

Nice photos, always good to see updates from Little Weldon.

Tony
by Lysander
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1378
Views: 291316

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

An ex-Triang L1

Image

Next, another improved Triang loco please.

Tony
by Lysander
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Graham Farish OO gauge pannier tanks
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Graham Farish OO gauge pannier tanks

I have a number of the GF GWR coaches. The Corridor stock, which appears to be loosely based on SR/LSWR prototypes, looks good in the full GWR livery [printed paneling] but possibly less so in the simple chocolate and cream as the cream is often just a buttery-coloured plastic [as in early Hornby GW...
by Lysander
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Pushing Your Luck on a 1960's/2000's Triang/Hornby Product
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Re: Pushing Your Luck on a 1960's/2000's Triang/Hornby Product

The seller is simply an opportunistic eBay punter. it’s not worth anywhere near that much and it won’t sell either. eBay is cluttered with cowboys, some think they’re sitting on a goldmine, others are just looking to screw money out of unsuspecting purchasers. This model is broken, too! I would have...

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