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by Ken Shabby
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Ken's workbench Triang Hornby Mk1s
Replies: 23
Views: 3485

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 Triang Hornby Mk1s
Replies: 23
Views: 3485

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...
by Ken Shabby
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Ken's workbench Triang Hornby Mk1s
Replies: 23
Views: 3485

Re: Ken's workbench Bagnall meets hacksaw

My sons' Railroad Bagnall is a really nice runner, but it's so huge, the cab is like a portacabin . For this reason I held off buying one for myself. Last week I found that Jadlam were doing the Coca Cola version on eBay for £26 ,post free. I figured that I could have a go at slimming it down a litt...
by Ken Shabby
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Ken's workbench Triang Hornby Mk1s
Replies: 23
Views: 3485

Re: Ken's workbench Triang Hornby Mk1s

This one is not all my own work, I bought it off eBay for £12 where it was listed as a non runner. I was looking for a couple of cheap Triang Jintys to restore , and I was quite taken with the neat , but not authentic hand painted livery. The chassis was is one of the earlier ones where the screw go...
by Ken Shabby
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Heritage line shunting plank
Replies: 9
Views: 669

Re: Heritage line shunting plank

I went no further with this layout, and it was dismantled this morning. It had stood on end in the dining room untouched for 2 months , my wife had been really decent about it and not moaned, but I became sick of the site of it. The layout was designed to be stored in the loft and brought downstairs...
by Ken Shabby
Thu May 21, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Blue Class 37's in the mid to late 80's
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Blue Class 37's in the mid to late 80's

Back in the mid 80's, my late father used to buy me Rail Enthusiast magazine , and I'm sure I saw a 37 with this style of nose in a issue at some point around 1985. The reason It sticks in my mind is when I first glanced at the photo i thought for a second they'd fitted the front end of a recent wit...
by Ken Shabby
Wed May 20, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Blue Class 37's in the mid to late 80's
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Blue Class 37's in the mid to late 80's

Could anyone tell me If Class 37 with this style of nose ever ran in Rail Blue ? tractor nose.jpg This is a spare body with spoilt decoration , and I would like to paint it Rail Blue. The problem is I can only find one photo of a loco with this style of nose in Rail Blue, and that is a DRS loco 3770...
by Ken Shabby
Thu May 14, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Heritage line shunting plank
Replies: 9
Views: 669

Re: Heritage line shunting plank

Track laying has now started, there have been a few alterations to the plan, the main one being the fiddle yard will only be one track. Instead I'll be making use of a Peco loco lift I bought cheaply a few years back. The majority of the trains I'll be running will fit onto to it. tracklayingstarts....
by Ken Shabby
Thu May 07, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Small 00 carriages
Replies: 17
Views: 762

Re: Small 00 carriages

4wheelers.jpg Sorry about the low quality of the photo, this is my lowered Hornby 4 wheel coach I built a few years back. It uses the under frame of the track cleaning coach which as you can see is a lot lower. I cut a very thin slice of the sides at cant rail level and also filed the rood profile ...
by Ken Shabby
Mon May 04, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Small 00 carriages
Replies: 17
Views: 762

Re: Small 00 carriages

Triang suburban coaches are reasonably short (a lot shorter than a MK1 coach) and represent the sort of coaches that were around up to the early sixties when they were wiped out first by the introduction of DMUs then Doctor Beeching . They are cheap and don't suffer from warping but you'll need to c...
by Ken Shabby
Mon May 04, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Covid Rip Off or Bargains
Replies: 16
Views: 809

Re: Covid Rip Off or Bargains

The prices of 2nd hand locos has risen sharply over the last few years. Back in 2014 I bought my son his first loco, which was a bog standard blue Hornby class 37 from the early 80's. It cost £15. Back then there were loads of Hornby classes 25.29.47 plus Lima class 33, Warships, Westerns and Deltic...
by Ken Shabby
Mon May 04, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Ken's workbench Triang Hornby Mk1s
Replies: 23
Views: 3485

Re: Ken's workbench Triang Hornby Mk1s

Thanks for the link Tony, I can see that bracing the roof with plasticard is a good idea before you start cutting . The first time I tried cutting off the clerestory part for few years back now, I didn't do this and I broke the roof. Last year I tried another method and scratch built a new roof usin...
by Ken Shabby
Fri May 01, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Ken's workbench Triang Hornby Mk1s
Replies: 23
Views: 3485

Re: Ken's workbench

Over the past few years due to becoming frustrated by the the build quality of modern locos and also enjoying Oscar Paisley's YouTube channel , I've become interested in Triang models. Although this model is probably the most inaccurate Class 08 ever made I think it's not without charm. The body was...
by Ken Shabby
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Bridge help needed
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Bridge help needed

bridge6.jpg I have now glued on the brick paper, and although I will have to re glue a couple of edges I am reasonably happy with the result. The bridge won't be fixed in position until the track, point motors and ballasting is done, as I am concerned about smudging or damaging the brick paper. At ...
by Ken Shabby
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Bridge help needed
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Bridge help needed

This is how far I've got today. Everything is just balanced in the pictures and there is a lot of tidying and trimming to do, but I'm happier with the angles now. Once the structure is finished it will be covered in brick paper.
Ken

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