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 Posted: Tue Feb 7th, 2017 03:40 pm
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Having travelled a few miles on the Sydney system, including a day of cab riding, would not mind a set myself. Not likely to come across a set here in the GWN, will have to run my TRIANG British suburban set the odd time.
Looking at machining the drive wheels to clear code 100.
Yes I could put a new drive in, but no fun in that!.



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HOLY COW !

You serious Ken ?

All my Tri-ang GROWLER WHEELS clear the Code-100 I have.


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That Aussie suburban set was only produced for 1 year apparently.

I bet if you could even find one in Aus. it could be an expensive 'train set' ! ;)


I want one of the Aussie Transcontinental cabooses in BLUE ! :bg:

A rare breed in Blightey . . .



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Certainly has a problem on my test track, ATLAS snap track
24In radius, hits all the spike heads. Been 50+ years, in storage. Gave it a lube, runs like a top if front wheel only touch rails (Mach1), dies when spike heads lift it.
Cannot help with a Blue caboose, local hobby shop has a
GWN red version though. $5:00 Canadian & a boxcar same price.

At -28C, not going out, except to my local pub.
T-shirt weather tomorrow, only -13C



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Hi Bob and all,
I don't know if the finances will stretch to it but the Bergs Hobbies MiniModels suburban-electric sets are far more accurate and are almost assuredly far better runners. See http://www.bergshobbies.com.au/products/17 - probably the later "Standard" cars rather than the earlier Bradfield cars are closer to the Triang set.


My understanding is that the Sydney suburban sets done by Triang were a re-tool job of some UK Southern Railways designs that looked "more or less" like a Sydney suburban set. I can remember the Southern Railways green set in the Triang catalogue, with the "Sydney set" on the same page. 



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I'm with Ken, remachine those wheels so the train can be run. Might as well collect stamps otherwise :>;)
Some years ago I moved up to a coarser track (Peco code 75) to enable the then more recent offerings coming via European manufacturers to run without re-machining wheels so running Triang is definitely out on my layout as I am re-using what is left of that track for the new layout. In fact I am searching in boxes and drawers to find what was not thrown out or sold when I decided my days with such small models were over!

Only the second time I ever pre-ordered a train was when George announced he was doing a suburban set again but this time with a reliable mechanism. For once I was cashed up enough to take the risk. Mine have done some miles on my last HO layout.
These days you can get just about any version of  the Sydney electric stock from several manufacturers. They no longer appear to be something you hide when modelling friends arrive.

I did find my overhead stanchions, thought they had gone to the tip but maybe kept them to use the rail sections for some O scale structure. Might have to finish them off this time. :>;)
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This afternoon was spent with more HO. I gave a friend and his son some instructions on track laying and DCC wiring for the layout they have just started building. We even had a couple of Peco dead frog points modified for more reliable electrical performance.
It is a mishmash of stuff they have been given, childhood Lima and some items purchased at garage sales. However it is a start and I was able to get in at an earlier stage to steer them to a reliable brand of track.
They were able to run their first train by the time I left.
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Despite my hasty assembly of the electric set for the last photo I thought it best to assemble them the right way around eventually. Unlike the VR Tait sets the drivers cabs are at the opposite end to the pantograph. :>;)
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 Posted: Wed Feb 22nd, 2017 10:48 pm
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Apart from the addition of a storage yard to be attached to the rear left of the layout, the trackwork is now laid. The layout  is primarily for train watching so the design is based on that thought. The sidings are  mainly for storage not shuffling stock about but I have included a shunting neck for anyone who arrives and wishes to mix up my standard rakes. :>;)

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Howdy Bob, are you going to put up some wire on the overhead? We have some traction "old timers" here who might answer questions if you need it. I have always wanted to build a traction/electric railroad with live overhead but Shay locomotives have been my muse for years.
Have fun and run a train today...

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 Posted: Fri Feb 24th, 2017 10:23 am
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Probably not Woodie, it just gets in the way of maintenance. I did try it before, it does look much better but I'm pragmatic on some things. There is however a very stretchy thread on the market these days which might alter my view.
I hope to add the concrete bases and wire hangers at a later time.
As for live overhead I have tried it.

This is just a place to watch trains when the main outdoor layout is not the place to be. It might however be a way to resist the temptation to do an electric set for the O gauge layout and have to put the overhead stanchions back up outdoors :>)
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