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Re: Bill´s Railway World

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:53 am
by flying scotsman123
Thanks Jim, I'll read that. I've heard of super 4 track, but nothing before that aside from hornby's 3-rail efforts!

Re: Bill´s Railway World

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:01 am
by William Medland
Sorry to hijack thread.
hijack as much as you wish Jim, a very interesting subject.

In my view as to why the name "Series 5" was not used, was simply because there were not enough catalogue numbers available in the 501 series.

How did Series 3 get its name? If we see the "Standard Track" as series 2 (1952-58), then it stands to reason that the original Rovex 1950-51 issue
(without fishplates) could then be seen as series 1.

Cheers, Bill.

Re: Bill´s Railway World

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:26 pm
by Bufferstop
I don't know as I've ever seen Rovex track. I don't know if it would have extended to point work. The moving frog was to accommodate the first versions of the Princess loco which featured plastic wheels and a single pair of sprung plunger pickups bearing on the track. The plungers would have fouled on the gap had a conventional frog been used.

Re: Bill´s Railway World

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:04 pm
by William Medland
Some of my points do have moving frogs, I wondered why.

Standard track has the joiner to the right, early Rovex track has the joiner in the middle and the track can only join in one direction.

There are two very slight versions of the Standard track, very early Standard has "Patent Pending" and the later has a patent number.

Re: Bill´s Railway World

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:03 pm
by Buggleskelly
Just found an interesting link, with some useful pics of the joiners :-
http://www.tri-ang.co.uk/OONew/indexTrack.htm

Re: Bill´s Railway World

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:59 am
by William Medland
As this sub-forum is about photographs of model railways, we seem to have taken it off topic so to speak.
Discussing the old Tri-ang track is very interesting in itself, so I have started a new thread......

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=45214

Cheers, Bill.

Re: Bill´s Railway World

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:17 pm
by PanzerJohn
Blimey Bill you pop up all over the place! You at W&P this year? cheers John

Re: Bill´s Railway World

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:57 pm
by William Medland
PanzerJohn wrote:Blimey Bill you pop up all over the place! You at W&P this year? cheers John


No John, I am not doing any UK events this year........... but I am organizing my own event at a museum in Germany,
so far I have two groups attending next month, one of them are bringing five vehicles including an armoured personel carrier!

Anyway, what brings you to this forum........ or are you just stalking me :shock:

Best wishes, Bill.

Re: Bill´s Railway World

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:09 pm
by William Medland
UPDATE TO MY LAYOUT

I am reducing my Triang track from double tracks to a single line. The space saved will now contain Hornby Dublo 3-Rail.
The Triang track and the Dublo 3-Rail track will run side by side, but obviously they cannot join or cross, as they are different systems.

This change came about because I obtained a Dublo 3-Rail locomotive from 1954, and wanted to run it.

Cheers, Bill.

Re: Bill´s Railway World

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:29 pm
by Dad-1
Bill,

You are too easily diverted ........
Now I suppose you'll be looking for more 3 rail locos !!

Geoff T.

Re: Bill´s Railway World

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:04 pm
by William Medland
Yes Geoff, I could not have a loco on the shelf and not be able to run it :D

Re: Bill´s Railway World

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:12 pm
by flying scotsman123
William Medland wrote:Yes Geoff, I could not have a loco on the shelf and not be able to run it :D


I know your problem, imagine my quandary when I found a OO9 loco :?

And Geoff, if I remember rightly, you started off here saying you would only be modelling blue diesels... :lol:

Re: Bill´s Railway World

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:59 pm
by Bufferstop
Hornby Dublo three rail, now that's real good stuff. It may not have looked so realistic, but it worked, usually faultlessly. I was horrified by the stalling and spluttering of 2 rail models of the time, my Dublo stuff never stalled on points or anywhere else.

Re: Bill´s Railway World

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:25 pm
by William Medland
I have had this N2 loco on my shelf for about 25 years and I had never run it because I did not have any 3 rail track.
However, I purchased about 3 foot of Dublo track for 99p on e-bay (very lucky) and gave the loco a very short run
forwards and backwards and it went brilliantly.... wow, I have been hooked on Dublo 3-rail the last week or so.

Cheers, Bill.

Re: Bill´s Railway World

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:50 pm
by glencairn
William Medland wrote:The four cats are a constant problem, they do understand that they are not allowed there,
because when I enter the room they storm out :lol:


When my layout was in the loft my four cats would race me up the loft steps. I lost most times! :oops: Trouble was they WOULD NOT come down voluntarily!

As for the grey Triang track ------ that took me back. I had a small layout using that type of track with a Princess Elizabeth loco running. :)

Glencairn