Restoring my triang blue pullman

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Re: Restoring my triang blue pullman

Postby retiredoperator » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:00 pm

Hi Bufferstop. You seem like a most knowledgable modeller, and I would like some advice.
I have written on NRM about my LSWR M7 by Hornby, and the story that " it could not pull the skin off a rice pudding" not as though I have tried that. Now in after a lot of searching,head scratching, asking opinions and consideration?
I have bought a second hand GWR coach hoping that I can work a miracle my changing it into a LSWR coach. Am I wasting my time? Kev

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Re: Restoring my triang blue pullman

Postby Mountain » Sat May 06, 2017 11:30 am

I can answer the weak pulling power. It is most likely a weak magnet as over time magnets lose their strength. It could be excessive oil resedue or dirt in the motor plates. Usually the magnets. These can be remagnetized or even replaced with today's super neo type magnets.
I've not read the rest of the post while I make this comment so if others have already given an answer I apologise for repeating.

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Re: Restoring my triang blue pullman

Postby Bufferstop » Sat May 06, 2017 12:54 pm

Sorry I missed your post about the coaches, is this a GWR clerestory coach. If it is they are a fairly generic representation of a period coach. You could probably get away with just a change of colours, or if you have pictures of LSWR examples just the removal or replacement of various bits and pieces like buffers roof vents etc. The Hornby (ex Triang) clerestories have appeared in several guises in GWR, Midland and GNR liveries, adding LSWR to the list is hardly likely to be stretching credibility any further. I have a couple in GNR teak which I run with Furness Railway 0-4-0 tender loco number 20.
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Re: Restoring my triang blue pullman

Postby Emettman » Sat May 06, 2017 1:43 pm

I have just got three "Neo" replacement magnets for early Triang power bogies which were barely able to move even after I'd cleaned commutator and brushes.
The magnets were transformative.

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Re: Restoring my triang blue pullman

Postby Lysander » Sat May 06, 2017 9:30 pm

As recommended, I'd go with the Traing/Hornby short Clerestory coaches: their plastic panelling will make them much easier to relivery, you probably would not even require masking tape. Think about South Eastern Finecast flush glazing too, it's not expensive and the transformation is well worth the minimal effort.

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