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 Posted: Tue May 9th, 2017 04:34 pm
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But Si, the real plow had brakes!

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brakes. ......., he only has to tighten the bearing screws


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Si,

Since you seem to be the Tri-Ang expert did they ever produce HOn3 cars?  I found one (suppose to be about 10.5mm gauge) and thought that I could just cut the frame to widen it to accept 16.5mm gauge wheelsets.




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Hi Michael :wave:



It sounds like the Tri-ang car you have, is from their 'TT' scale range.

They didn't produce HOn3 cars.


I haven't actually seen one myself.

But my guess is, the underframe is probably a bit too small, for regular 1:35n2

Although perhaps it might work as a 15"ish gauge, very small mine car ? ... Maybe . . .


I'd say if you haven't got any other use for it, give it a go anyway, and see what happens.

Something small & funky could well happen ! :cool:



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Si,

That Tri-Ang car was only a couple of dollars so I won't feel too bad if I completely mess things up.  I have some Hornby spoked wheels on the way so I'll see what I can make of this TT scale Tri-Ang car.


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 Posted: Wed May 10th, 2017 07:23 pm
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Hi Michael :wave:

& Cor, who asked about wheels.


Hey ! ... Nice one on the Hornby R8098 spoked wheels !! :thumb:





They really are very cool items. :cool:

Nice heavy metal, great machined finish, and 'sensible' flanges ! :P

You wont be disappointed !! :)





Great for that 'see through' look ! :shocked:

Here they are, on a modded diecast, mid 1950s Tri-ang diamond-ended 'Transcontinental' truck.


I think Forest ( kitbashOn30 ) has used them for On30 as well.

A straight 'swop-out' for the wheels in Bachmann On30 trucks, for the illusive 'old school' vibe ! :)



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Found a vintage photo of the Gilpin Tram No.02 snow plow in action !

It's now on the previous << Page, with the other snow plow stuff ...

... but here it is as well.





GOTTA CLEAR THE SNOW FOR THE MINER 49ers !  :old dude:


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I've got a couple of projects in mind that I can use those Hornby wheels on.  After I get that Tri-Ang TT car in front of me I'll have a better idea of what to make out of it.  Maybe a two-seater open-air passenger car, or a shorty caboose?



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 Posted: Thu May 11th, 2017 10:32 am
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" the real plow had brakes ! "


Howdy Woodie :cb:


Well I never !


You know what ...

... I thought they just pushed an ol' Model-T engine on a chain, over the side, when they wanted to slow down !! ;)



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when they wanted to slow down..

Probably if this thing went any slower it would go backwards into the past...
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I thought the drifts were there to slow it down!



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