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' 13th Street Yard ' - Tri-ang Railways (TM) Transcontinental Vintage HO Switching
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 Posted: Thu Feb 2nd, 2017 08:02 am
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What to do with a great Tri-ang 'Transcontinental' vintage HO collection, that just doesn't want to be packed away in boxes ?  L:


Put on your Hi-Vis, and relive late 20th Century switching, down at the ' 13th Street Yard ' !  :cool:


Si.  :P


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Si, I like that "precision clockwork" bit! Yep, she runs like a Swiss watch or maybe today's analogy would be a Chinese watch. Hmmm...

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Precision: the ample gap between "NO" and "MAYBE"...

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The nimble fingered ladies of Margate in Kent, assemble rolling stock from the Tri-ang Railways (TM) 'Transcontinental' T.C. Series.

Circa late 1950s.




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Tri-ang Railways new 'state of the art' facility in Margate, Kent.

Built in the late 1950s.



Tri-ang Railways new factory appears as a typically FANTASTIC piece of graphic-art, in the 1958 Catalogue.

They should have released it as a kit ! ;)


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" WHAT THE HELL D' YER MEAN, SHE'S BUCKIN' LIKE A BITCH ? ...

... I DON'T WANNA HEAR ABOUT YER OL' LADY ...

... I WANT THIS PILE O' CRAP OUTTA THE BALL PARK BEFORE THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS GETS HERE ! "



" We gonna have to switch the Budd into 13th Street Yard ...

... the tracks are HELL down there, but what else is there ? "


" YEAH ... WHATEVER ... SPARE ME THE PHILOSOPHY ...

... JUST CLEAR THE DAMN MAIN LINE ! "


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Si. wrote: They should have released it as a kit ! ;)Indeed! Even just a slice of it for use along the layout edge.



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" I like that "precision clockwork" bit !
Yep, she runs like a Swiss watch or maybe today's analogy would be a Chinese watch."


Howdy Woodie :cb:

You'd like the Tri-ang clockwork steam-kettles for sure !
No nasty track-power to short-circuit, or require yards & yards of wiring.
Runs like a dream over heavily rusted 'Super-4' track as well.
Could be a good candidate for radio-control, although there isn't much room, as the powerful clock-spring fills up the entire boiler !!

No unreliable and hard to get foreign Swiss or Chinese plastic parts either.
Just good ol' fashioned British steel & brass, made just down the road from where I grew up in Kent !
I'm sorry to say Tri-ang never did a Shay though. :f:

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" Precision: the ample gap between "NO" and "MAYBE"... "


Hi Jose :cool:

Ample gaps are provided 'as standard'.
Especially in the flange-ways ! :shocked:
Tri-ang eliminated all the 'nos and maybes' & just went straight for the YESES !!  Damn fine design ! :brill:

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" Indeed ! Even just a slice of it for use along the layout edge."


Hi Kitbash :!:

A slice could be possible !
The '13th Street Yard' tracks are  crammed in pretty tight between the old downtown buildings.
Gonna have to work on that idea a bit. L:

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The Budd Railcar comes complete with authentic GROWLER WHEELS sound system !


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The dim glow from a bare 40 Watt bulb in 13th Street Yard office flickered as a GROWLING F-Unit hurtled past at the head of the midnight Transcontinental Express.

Another freezing night in hell, thought the dispatcher.
The yard office window got bust again last night & the sports page taped over the splintered glass wasn't holding up that well.

" Are we supposed to wait up all night while Kephart gets back to us on the R254 approval ? " spat the overworked dispatcher.

The 13th Street Yard Super. had wired through to Pennsylvania earlier, concerning the new R254 overhead electric steeple-cab they wanted to use for special switching duties.



The A.L.Co. could handle most of the tortuously tight curves in the cramped downtown yard.

But the sound of screeching & screaming flanges on the curve to the hopper-dump wasn't just a case of ear ache.

The damn thing was bending the rails off the ties !


" What the hell ! " exclaimed the dispatcher, as the ticker-tape machine on the desk clattered into action.

" This must be Kephart at last ! ... Maybe I can go get some sleep now ! "


  
. . . I LUV IT !! . . .  Rattled the stream of electrons from the Pennsylvanian traction expert onto the grimy paper strip.


" He must be in a good mood for a change, didn't even mention the buffers ! "

" OK that's it for tonight, let's get the hell outta this wreck ! "

" I'll buy you a cold one at The 4 Aces ... That new Siberian barmaid is HOT ! "

" Yeah ... bout the only one who can stand the temperature round here " shivered the Super.


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Interesting looking little thing.
Q: Which, the Siberian or the Steeplecab?
A: Yes.
;)
Great little skirt.
Skit.
Whichever.



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