1950s and 1960s Triang Railways.

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1950s and 1960s Triang Railways.

Postby RuffnutThorston » Sat May 31, 2008 7:46 pm

Hi all.

This thread is for our "other" train set. Yes, train set...vintage Triang mostly....

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Re: 1950s and 1960s Triang Railways.

Postby Lewis Nash » Sat May 31, 2008 9:22 pm

looks good,different to the other layouts on theis forum,i like the station building,fantastic!!! :D
i have some old triang buildings,a loco and some wagons and coaches. :)
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Re: 1950s and 1960s Triang Railways.

Postby RuffnutThorston » Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:27 pm

In a way, this is/will be (there are Plans...) a 1960s layout! :lol:

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Re: 1950s and 1960s Triang Railways.

Postby RuffnutThorston » Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:43 pm

Last nights Tri-ang Railways set up...

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Re: 1950s and 1960s Triang Railways.

Postby weeder » Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:16 pm

quite possibly an inspiration for me to build an "other layout" from the old tri ang stuff here

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Re: 1950s and 1960s Triang Railways.

Postby RuffnutThorston » Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:50 pm

weeder wrote:quite possibly an inspiration for me to build an "other layout" from the old tri ang stuff here


Go on...join the Tri-ang revolution.

(Only thing we need are some of the plastic and/or enamel lapel badges that were made! 8) )

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Our setup is using Series 3 track (1958 to 1962 when Super 4 track was introduced, Series 3 being still "available" as was Standard track after Series 3's launch...).
The main "criteria" is the item to be manufactured 1955 to 1965(ish). Tri-ang and Tri-ang Hornby.

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Re: 1950s and 1960s Triang Railways.

Postby DrStroganoff » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:10 pm

You'll need some of the old classic operating accessories, like the Helicopter car and the Giraffe wagon !!! 8)

I used to collect Triang years ago... Always had a soft spot for it, and I really enjoyed looking at your photos.

Look forward to some more !!!

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Re: 1950s and 1960s Triang Railways.

Postby weeder » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:39 pm

i have an box of assorted standard, series 3 and system 6

unfortunatley not enough to make a loop of anything but combined with each other i can, no points but i do have an x track

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Re: 1950s and 1960s Triang Railways.

Postby RuffnutThorston » Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:25 pm

The operating acessories are great...but seem to be hard to find at the right price. :cry:

To limit ourselves...we are not collecting the "TC" or "Transcontinental" Series! :lol:

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Re: 1950s and 1960s Triang Railways.

Postby StanierJack » Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:44 pm

sarah wrote:
weeder wrote:quite possibly an inspiration for me to build an "other layout" from the old tri ang stuff here


Go on...join the Tri-ang revolution.

(Only thing we need are some of the plastic and/or enamel lapel badges that were made! 8) )

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Our setup is using Series 3 track (1958 to 1962 when Super 4 track was introduced, Series 3 being still "available" as was Standard track after Series 3's launch...).
The main "criteria" is the item to be manufactured 1955 to 1965(ish). Tri-ang and Tri-ang Hornby.


How rare are these? I have my uncles, as it came with a trainset in box with original oil! Shell to boot. :)
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Re: 1950s and 1960s Triang Railways.

Postby RuffnutThorston » Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:17 pm

Well, the plastic badges were sold from cards of 12.
All train sets, including the "primary" series seem to have come with a badge.
They were available for (approx) a few years.

So, there must be thousands in circulation.

I have so far seen 2 on EBay (but I wasn't looking for them.). :wink:

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Another incarnation (or set up!)

Postby RuffnutThorston » Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:47 pm

I finally got hold of a Series 3 mail set (It needed a bit of repair...) and a R.45 Turntable (works OK now...) and another loco shed (Came as a "flat pack" and missing the metal base. Liquid Poly and a sheet of plastic card fixed that!).

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Re: 1950s and 1960s Triang Railways.

Postby RuffnutThorston » Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:34 pm

Here are some photos of some of our Tri-ang locomotives "on-shed".

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R.50 "Princess Victoria"

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R.52 0-6-0T 3f "Jinty"

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R.53 "Princess Elizabeth".

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R.59 BR Standard 3mt 2-6-2T.

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R.152 0-6-0 Diesel Shunter.

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R.251 0-6-0 tender loco 3f.
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Re: 1950s and 1960s Triang Railways.

Postby ceejaydee » Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:33 pm

Great stuff, always good to see some of the old models being played with and giving enjoyment.

Recently I've collected quite a bit of Triang-Hornby and Hornby gear to play with. Models that I either owned or dreamt of owning after seeing them in those well-read 1970s Hornby catalogues :wink:
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Re: 1950s and 1960s Triang Railways.

Postby m.levin » Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:59 pm

I makes you appreciate the detail and technology modern model locos have today.

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