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by Ken Shabby
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Mystery clockwork loco, help with I.D
Replies: 11
Views: 107

Re: Mystery clockwork loco, help with I.D

Thanks, to everyone who helped solve the mystery, especially Sarah. The model is made from a strange slightly shiny plastic, which is more flexible than that used on 50's Triang models, however it is slightly warped on one side. I cut the pretend cylinders off last night, there was no need for a saw...
by Ken Shabby
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Mystery clockwork loco, help with I.D
Replies: 11
Views: 107

Mystery clockwork loco, help with I.D

This loco was one of a pair of very cheap clockwork locos I bought with a view to fitting with a Hornby 0-4-0 chassis. clockwork1.jpg clockwork2.jpg Before I start cutting (It will need the pretend cylinders trimmed off) I was wondering If anyone knew who made this loco ?. I know it's not Triang, Ho...
by Ken Shabby
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Triang Class 37 non runner, testing amature
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Triang Class 37 non runner, testing amature

I solved the problem myself by dismantling and reassembling the pick up spring clip and and insulated washer. After this all was well, but then disaster, when I reattached the 2 homemade suspension loops to the armature, I managed to get super glue on the shaft of the armature :oops: As a result the...
by Ken Shabby
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Triang Class 37 non runner, testing amature
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Triang Class 37 non runner, testing amature

Another small update, the motor is now running nicely with the wires against the brushes , but when the wires are put against the pick ups nothing happens. I'm currently testing the motor without the wheels in place. The plastic/brass spider assembly I've currently fitted is not the one in the photo...
by Ken Shabby
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Triang Class 37 non runner, testing amature
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Triang Class 37 non runner, testing amature

Due to two nights in the row of not getting a great deal of sleep, I have not yet attempted to use the multi meter. I really need to watch a how to video on Youtube before using it. There is some good news, It seems the armature does work. When the wires were put against the brushes , it turned a fe...
by Ken Shabby
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Triang Class 37 non runner, testing amature
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Triang Class 37 non runner, testing amature

This Class 37 bogie was and after my attempt at repairing it is still a non runner. The visible faults were a broken pick up spring, which was easy to fix and the armature which had lost the tiny plastic loops which I assume work as a kind of suspension. I managed to replace the loops with riny sect...
by Ken Shabby
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1358
Views: 284926

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

triang31.jpg

Bought as a non runner , now serviced and with a few minor livery modifications.

Next, A coaling stage.

Ken
by Ken Shabby
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Ken's workbench Bagnall meets hacksaw
Replies: 26
Views: 4078

Re: Ken's workbench Bagnall meets hacksaw

finishedbag1.jpg The Bagnall is pretty much finished now. I had planned at one stage to slightly shorten the running plate and bonnet, but decided against this as there is only so much you can do to making these Hornby 0-4-0 locos look smaller without changing the wheels, and I've not seen anyone t...
by Ken Shabby
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Merco wagons
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Merco wagons

I think these date back to the 50's, I bought them for £1 each late last year. A company called Merco sold sheets with wagon sides and ends printed out , you cut them out and glued them onto thin card or wood to make wagon bodies. I assume parts where available to build your own chassis, but these 3...
by Ken Shabby
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Ken's workbench Bagnall meets hacksaw
Replies: 26
Views: 4078

Re: Ken's workbench Bagnall meets hacksaw

baglatest.jpg Nearly there now. The cab was lost for a week and I was just about to order another from Peter's Spares when it turned up. I'd spent hours in the railway room trying to find it. The exhaust needs to be shortened slightly and I may add a little extra weight inside the bonnet and cab. I...
by Ken Shabby
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Graham Farish OO gauge pannier tanks
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Graham Farish OO gauge pannier tanks

This are quite crude and basic and would probably make the Lima Pannier look good.. Both of them took a fair amount of tinkering to get them running decently. The bodies are diecast so they can pull a fair amount, but the short wheel bases mean they are rather sensitive to even the slightest imperfe...
by Ken Shabby
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: HST formations and liveries from 1991 to privatisation
Replies: 5
Views: 579

Re: HST formations and liveries from 1991 to privatisation

Thanks for the info and sorry for the late reply. I've still not got round to purchasing any Mk3 coaches, however when I do I will certainly consider close coupling them to save platform space/length.
Ken
by Ken Shabby
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Ken's workbench Bagnall meets hacksaw
Replies: 26
Views: 4078

Re: Ken's workbench Bagnall meets hacksaw

The footplate is now complete, the holes have been filled with Milliput and I decided that the 2nd attempt at Scratch built steps still wasn't right. Instead I found a ladder off a old diecast fire engine which proved to be ideal for cutting up to make cab steps. At the moment the cab is missing in ...
by Ken Shabby
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Ken's workbench Bagnall meets hacksaw
Replies: 26
Views: 4078

Re: Ken's workbench Triang Hornby Mk1s

bagaug.jpg I've had mixed fortunes with my Bagnall since my last post. I cut the steps off and made some replacements, one is now glued in place. This was my second attempt at making steps as the ones shown in the previous post were slightly too wide. Although there is still much work to do on the ...
by Ken Shabby
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Ken's workbench Bagnall meets hacksaw
Replies: 26
Views: 4078

Re: Ken's workbench Triang Hornby Mk1s

Some more progress this afternoon. The cab I'm using had a hole in the back, which I've now blanked off. This is because I once had a plan of building a freelance centre cab shunter , and I needed the cab to clear the motor. I've decided I need to completely remove the steps from the footplate and b...

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