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Triang Trains 07 Apr 2022 14:39 #233969

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Brilliant, you really do hang in there until you get a result don't you? ;)

And the going price will be . . . ? :unsure:

Hopefully greater than initial outlay plus expenditure. :blink:
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Triang Trains 07 Apr 2022 14:46 #233972

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Thank you PDU for the compliment. Yes I am like a dog with a bone and wont let go. It will be impossible to loose on the selling price as it was bought well below value so the asking price will be more than I paid but less than it worth. As for the 'expenditure', the cost of that new switch $4.40 or there abouts plus some old stock of telecom wire that has sat on the shelf for near 30 years and a few blobs of solder.

I do enjoy the challenge. Whether I learn from it or not is another question.
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Triang Trains 07 Apr 2022 15:20 #233976

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Good videos Cob, little one goes like a tin hare at the greyhound races. Good result.
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Triang Trains 07 Apr 2022 17:32 #233981

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When triang first made electric trains they made there own tracks that had a deeper section than the Yanky track that everyone has used for the last 40 or 50 years

Well done on making progress


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Triang Trains 07 Apr 2022 21:56 #233998

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I have been getting some feedback from around the place and apart from a good on ya for getting it running again the main thing is the speed. Having looked at the videos again after my excitement of getting it going the trains appear to be going a lot faster than in real life as if in fast forward. Have no idea why but they will not beat an F1 car around Albert Park although they do look like they will. So just imageine they are safely running around.
Thanks for reminding me of the depth or profile height of the tracks, I did forget about that.
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Triang Trains 14 Apr 2022 16:38 #234203

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Remember that 1 1/2 ton Federal model truck I bought? Well I unpacked it this afternoon. Not a lot of parts inside but enough to make a truck. The die cast is fairly rough and I have spent some time taking the burs off it and doing trial fits. The mystery string and wire have now been resolved. The string is for the lifting of the body to a winch. It is not a working winch but the piece of cotton not string represents the cable.
The wire is the longest steering column ever made. I need around 1cm (3/4") and they supply about 15cm (6"). Not needed for axles as they are moulded into the axles. Discovered that the front wheels are different to the rear wheels and have less spokes on the front wheels.
Deciding or have to experiment whether I need to use a primer or not before the painting can start. Painting before assembly is how I usually do it but the parts are a tight fit with no paint so will do some trial runs, so to speak.
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Triang Trains 14 Apr 2022 18:13 #234204

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I am sure most people are impressed by your efforts, and determination. However, it is no good making comments about spokes, burrs, cables and winches (even wenches!?) without a piccie or two . . . ;)
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Triang Trains 14 Apr 2022 18:43 #234206

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Yep as PDU sez, pics are needed

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Triang Trains 14 Apr 2022 22:06 #234221

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Ok, ok, ok. Do IK also need to post the pics of the scapel cuts to fingers too? Little stingers they are. Will take some tomorrow after digging a trench for drainage. Or at least some of it.
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