Triang Class 101 DMU

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Triang Class 101 DMU

Postby markS&D » Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:10 pm

Hi folks.

My Father has offered me one of the above,in BR Green. I thought it would make a nice project to revamp and add detail.

What are my options if i want to replace the rather coarse wheels with a modern replacement, In particular the wheels on the motor bogie, as they are very coarse, and have a knurled surface on the outer rim.

Any help appreciated
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Re: Triang Class 101 DMU

Postby GWR_fan » Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:15 pm

Mark,
Tony does replacement wheels.

http://stores.ebay.com.au/tonysstoreonline?_rdc=1

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Re: Triang Class 101 DMU

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:27 pm

That's useful to know he may be quicker than Ultrascale, last ones I had took 9 weeks. I think he does them out of hours in his company workshop. I could even go airmail on a set of wheels and probably still end up cheaper.
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Re: Triang Class 101 DMU

Postby GWR_fan » Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:19 am

John,
Tony drills out Hornby wheels to fit the Triang axles. Maybe not to the quality of the Ultrascale items.

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Re: Triang Class 101 DMU

Postby SRman » Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:59 am

They work well enough, considering that the whole mechanism is somewhat coarser than modern ones. I fitted a set of these wheels to an old Triang Southern electric motor bogie, which is all but identical to the DMU one (the only difference is externally on the sideframes, which have the SR shoe beams).

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Re: Triang Class 101 DMU

Postby markS&D » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:13 am

GWR_fan wrote:Mark,
Tony does replacement wheels.

http://stores.ebay.com.au/tonysstoreonline?_rdc=1


This is good to know, thank you :)
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Re: Triang Class 101 DMU

Postby fourtytwo » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:39 pm

markS&D wrote:Hi folks.
My Father has offered me one of the above,in BR Green. I thought it would make a nice project to revamp and add detail.
What are my options if i want to replace the rather coarse wheels with a modern replacement, In particular the wheels on the motor bogie, as they are very coarse, and have a knurled surface on the outer rim.
Any help appreciated

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Re: Triang Class 101 DMU

Postby GeraldH » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:39 pm

I have some of the converted Hornby wheeels on my Triang 101 and it runs very well. You can improve the running still further by adding pickups to the non-powered bogie. You can still buy the Hornby 110 DMU exhaust pipes as spares, which fit nicely on the Triang 101 motor car. Removing the outer couplings and adding the various pipes also makes a big difference. There's probably a picture of mine somewhere on my layout thread.
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