Another Triang Clerestory conversion

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Another Triang Clerestory conversion

Postby Lysander » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:34 pm

I am currently converting a pair of Triang Clerestory Brakes into a Diagram C10 Clerestory All-Third. This link take you to the build and will be updated each time the project progresses.

https://srmg.org.uk/gwr-clerestory-all- ... conversion

If anyone else has attempted this build, I'd be interested to hear of it.

Tony
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Re: Another Triang Clerestory conversion

Postby GeraldH » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:54 am

Impressive work. I love the Triang Clerestories. I just wish that Hornby would make a matching all third and some interiors. Making some non-clerestory roofs would be nice too. Ideal for the Railroad range.
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Re: Another Triang Clerestory conversion

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:06 am

superb workmanship.
Wish I had the inspiration and drive to do something like this.
I've inherited quite a few Triang coaches, but it's not freight.

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Re: Another Triang Clerestory conversion

Postby Lysander » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:52 am

Thanks both - appreciated. There'll probably be another briefish update on the my site tonight.

Gerald, the provision by someone of standard pre-formed roofs for these coaches would be a boon. The clerestory elements can be taken away and filled but it is extremely time-consuming and not something I'd want to repeat unless I absolutely had to [I did it here https://srmg.org.uk/cambrian-composite]. Roofs can be formed from plastic card or brass sheet, but they are tricky to attach.

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Re: Another Triang Clerestory conversion

Postby Mountain » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:17 pm

You have lots of patience!

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Re: Another Triang Clerestory conversion

Postby Lysander » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:07 pm

Brief update posted - go to link at head of page.

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Re: Another Triang Clerestory conversion

Postby Bigglesof266 » Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:00 am

Bloody amazing Tony! I thought I was persevering, but tips me hat to you me 'ole china.

Nice project mate.

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Re: Another Triang Clerestory conversion

Postby Lysander » Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:40 pm

Thanks Biggles, nice to hear from you again!

This is the state of play currently:

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The body sits squarely although it is too high by 1mm. That could be very easily resolved, if I was to continue in this direction....

The bogie footboards have been removed as they extended too far beyond the coach width. Not a problem in itself, as some did have thier boards taken off. The real problem is the bogies themselves. The original constructor made such a pig's ears of assembling them that they just cannot be made to run true - too far out of square, and the extent of the problem could only be understood once they were in rolling condition. They cannot be disassembled without destruction.

So, I have bitten the bullet and shelled out almost £20 for a pair of Shapeways printed replacements. Expensive, and the ride height issue will need further consideration given a different method of attachment.

In the mean time, I'll get on with painting the body. The joins look far worse than they are in reality, I may try to fill out the right hand one a little more though.

Tony
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Re: Another Triang Clerestory conversion

Postby Bigmet » Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:49 pm

Neat job, all looks square and true.
Lysander wrote:...The joins look far worse than they are in reality, I may try to fill out the right hand one a little more though.

If you are modelling these coaches as running when 30 or more years old, I would suggest leaving visible the 'repairs' that wooden construction vehicle bodies often carried after a long time in service; which were not concealed so carefully on stock that was now very much secondary...

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Re: Another Triang Clerestory conversion

Postby Lysander » Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:07 pm

Thanks for that.

You are correct about the repairs. Often these showed plating over the panelling and other patching to damaged woodwork right to the end of their lives.

It’s just pride though! Wanting to create invisible joints!

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Re: Another Triang Clerestory conversion

Postby Lysander » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:14 pm

The main livery has been applied to the body and after some truly frustrating battles with the at-least 40 yr old Keyser bogies, they at last run true when bolted in place. Progress and photos may be seen by launching link at the head of the thread.

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Re: Another Triang Clerestory conversion

Postby Lysander » Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:41 pm

This project is now complete and the link in the first post will take you to the build blog.

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Re: Another Triang Clerestory conversion

Postby Mountain » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:21 am

You do amazing work. Well done!


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