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 Posted: Mon Jan 6th, 2020 02:51 pm
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I remember my Dock unit well, hauling a string of R111 dump cars through the dumper.

After passing my TRI-ANG onto a collector, I still collect more pieces for myself.


:bang: :bang: :bang:




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" After passing my TRI-ANG onto a collector, I still collect more pieces for myself "



Hi    Ken  :wave:



My 'Tri-ang' stuff wasn't exactly in great shape or NEW when I got it, or rather when my Dad got it ...

... since most of it, including the 'Dock Authority' 0-4-0 Diesel, had been pre-owned by my older cousins ...

... & quite possibly some of it was pre-owned, by 1 or MORE people, even before they had it.  :shocked:




I had some pieces, I now know for sure, which were made in the 1950s, cos of the older couplings ...  :old dude:

... & I didn't get hold of them until the early to mid 1970s, when it was already nearly 20 years old !  :shocked:





The 4th Edition Catalogue of 1958, was the last one to feature 'Open Loop Couplers' on trains.

These archbar trucks in one of my 1:35n2 'Tri-ang' BASH photos, were a pair I had as a kid !  :P





They DID have pre 1959 era 'Open Loop Couplers', before Wolfy The Wolf HACKSAWED 'em orf !  :dt:



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All of the TRI-ANG I ever had was brought over from England by my Granddad,

all passed on or second hand.

Cannot recall ever getting a new in box piece of rolling stock myself.

L:  L:




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Hi    Ken  :wave:


I remember you saying that now.  :old dude:

So what did you start out with ? ... Brit. stuff ?  ???  ... Or 'Transcontinental' (TM) stuff ?  ???

Or maybe even BOTH !!  :shocked:  :shocked:  ??



I've been thinking that these 2 builds might make a good work-train pair.  L:  L:





:!: Damn ! ... Should have made a 2nd wooden underframe for my 2nd 1:35 lorry back as well !!  :f:





I just remembered that I have a vintage Brit. 'Tri-ang' R219 Bogie Brick Wagon, as well ...

... the sides of which I seem to recall, look kinda similar to the 1:35 lorry sides used ^^ here.  :java: :cool:



I had thought it might go OK with a 'Transcontinental' HO train, if I cut orf the Brit. buffers !  :shocked:  :shocked:

It could be interesting 1:35n2 car BASH material as well.  :us:



Mmm .  .   .



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Width adjustment, as with the 1:35 lorry back ^^ is the 'thing' here.  :old dude:

HO width, for the most part, 'up-scaled' to larger models, is not enough to be at all convincing.


The 1:35 Ford lorry back ^^, was 'narrowed' in fact ... As it stood was actually too wide.  L:

At least for a rinky dink lil' 2' gauge line anyway .  .   .



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:java::old dude:  Of course I remember now Sonny ...

... 'Tri-ang' made the Brit. buffers as push-in metal parts ...  L:

... the frame for this later issue model, is not diecast & is made out of moulded plastic.





Buffers-be-gone ! ... The    version, with the later moulded plastic archbars as well.


Looks like the Brit. 'Bogie Brick Wagon' is OFFICIALLY OK for 'Transcontinental' (TM) use !  :thumb:

Which means Wolfy The Wolf can't take his HACKSAW to mine after all !  :f:  :dt:



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With a temperature of -24C, with wind chill dropping it to -37C,
staying inside and busy laying shingles on a building.

It is projected to bottom out at -36C, WC of -46C.

:Crazy: :Crazy: :Crazy:


The first TRI-ANG I had was the Suburban Coach set,
still sitting on my bookcase and still runs.

:glad:

The Brick Car would work  :thumb:  for On2&1/2
Very similar to rolling stock in South America,
used for hauling ore and concentrate.

Like I need more rolling stock.  :bang:  :bang:

It seems within a week or two of you posting yet another piece of TRI-ANG,
it show's up at my LHS in the used bin and follows me home.

I still have a pile :2t: of BACHMANN trucks looking for a home.  L:  L:




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Hi Ken  :wave:


:old dude:  You can NEVER have enough On2&1/2 rolling stock !  :shocked:  ;)  :P  :thumb:  :bg:

                     :bang:  :bang:


With those crazy  :Crazy:  temps. I would need to keep on the ...





... HOT !  &  STRONG !  filter coffees !  :java::w:



My 'Suburban Coach Set' (single unit) ... had a head-on with the 'Flying Scotsman' ...

... needless to say, the 'Tri-ang Collectors Club' wouldn't be fighting over it !  :P



Wolfy The Wolf, ever frugal with valuable vintage trains as he is ...

... does happen to still have the CRASHed Suburbans motor-bogie though !  :cool:



:java: :java: :java: :java: :java::moose: keep 'em coming  !



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Plenty of :java: :java: :java: with the addition of "Captain Morgan Dark Rum",

have enough on hand to get though the cold spell,

should be up to -5C by Monday.


Just glad I do not need to work outside anymore.

:glad::glad:

Managed to shingle 6 of the 11 roof section's, for the Ore House,

eyeball's get crossed trying to spike code 70 rail's for the 3 rail tram section.


Will be looking for a few TRI-ANG brick gondola's at the meet here in March.

Working on a presentation for the meet, also covering a mining operation.




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" Plenty of :java: :java: :java: with the addition of "Captain Morgan Dark Rum",

have enough on hand to get though the cold spell "



Hi     Ken  :wave:



I guess it would help if one were a Curling Champion ...  :P

... delivering your barrels of 'Captain Morgan' in such icey weather !  ;)


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" eyeball's get crossed trying to spike code 70 rail's for the 3 rail tram section "


:shocked:  Tell me about it !  :old dude:

I have been experimenting with some cheap, but really quite good £1 glasses.

No ! ... NOT for the 'Captain Morgan' silly !!  [toast]


£1 Store reading-glasses.  :thumb:


I've found 1.25x is good for reading at arms length & some modelling tasks.  L:

Also found 3.50x is good if you want to see N-scale rivets !  :Crazy:

Or 'MiniArt' 1:35 scale spark-plugs for that matter !!  :Crazy:  :Crazy:



Got another pair the other day, which were a 1.50x ...  :shades:

... a very slight step up from the 1.25x ones, with wide-angle lenses !  :pimp: 


I would have tried the 2.50x as well, but the only frames they had were a bit too ...  [whack]


;)





Wolfy checks out the vintage 'Suburban Coach Set' motor-bogie ...  :mex:

... Before striping it down, to remove 6 decades  :shocked:  of oil & dust sludge build-up !!



:moose:



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