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Triang Trains 03 Apr 2022 19:07 #233834

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What the 1.27cm?

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Triang Trains 03 Apr 2022 19:40 #233838

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12.7 cm is exactly 5 inches. Looks like decimal points and numbers got highly confused.
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Triang Trains 03 Apr 2022 20:02 #233840

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What the 1.27cm?

Half an Inch.........
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Because those that matter...
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And those that mind....
don't matter." -
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Triang Trains 04 Apr 2022 08:32 #233867

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Last night I came across a TV program called Hornby A model Empire. About the Hornby Triang factory in England. They are getting sponsorship from an enthusiast for development. Going to a lot of effort to make good quality accurate models. Well worth watching.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!
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Triang Trains 04 Apr 2022 16:05 #233881

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Yes Morris, there is a whole series on the Hornby Group. 1st episode was on the Triang, Hornby and Dublo trains which was fascinating.

The name 'Dublo' I wonder if this is where the term OO came from.

The next episode is on the Airfix Models I think and we have 3 of the episodes recorded so far with another tomorrow night I think. Thanks for the heads up about it though.
Cheers Cobba & Cobbarette
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Triang Trains 04 Apr 2022 18:49 #233889

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The name 'Dublo' I wonder if this is where the term OO came from.
The other way 'round I think, Cobba.
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Triang Trains 04 Apr 2022 19:25 #233891

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I think all the people of Facebook marketplace are following this Thread as an unbelievable amount of OO railway stuff is appearing now.

No. I'm not buying any but I will collect anything in Sydney For Cobba!
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Triang Trains 04 Apr 2022 19:52 #233892

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I think all the people of Facebook marketplace are following this Thread as an unbelievable amount of OO railway stuff is appearing now.
Not really, that is just Facebook tracking your movements on the Internet.

There are no FB trackers on this site so something else is following your visits to this thread or maybe you have done some searching on other sites for Triang stuff.

Terry
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Triang Trains 04 Apr 2022 21:17 #233896

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I have a mate and a new club member calling in tomorrow to drop of some train stuff. I have no idea of what it might be. found this out late today but I have an appointment with the farrier to fix my feet. Hopefully I can get sorted and back home before Dobbo arrives.
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Triang Trains 07 Apr 2022 14:29 #233967

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Well the mate arrived with some model train magazines and some old steam dvd's.
Don't remember if I mentioned that I did cut out the old wires to the tracks and installed all new wires to all 4 tracks in parallel so all track when they worked will all work at the same time and in the same direction.
Next, as usual, in the middle of the night I had a ''thoughtie'' about the track power supply. Yep it was reverse polarity causing the breaker t cut in and out. Switched the 2 wires and away we go. Then I did buy a new resistor switch at Jaycar for $4.45 and asked how to wire it up. This is very similar to the old volume switches on the old valve radios which all of the originals had failed so a new one was found. Not built like the old ones but works. Armed with a little bit of dangerous knowledge on how to do this I had a go at it. Sat down with the multimeter and had all the bells and whistles going off and thought bugger it lets just connect wires and see what happens.
So now with the polarity right and the switch soldered to the wires it was time to have a go. First I tried my old yellow diesel electric loco and with a lot of encouragement from behind eventually it started doing laps but kept hitting something. It is as if the flanges on the wheels are too deep and they bottom out and tip it a little bit or stop it dead. So I dug out some of the engines that came with this layout. I now have another 4 definite goers and another 4 that will go with a clean up and oil. So I started with one at a time then two.
As time found out 2 at a time works but not for long. It appears that the power supply unit is not up to pushing 2 or more at a time around the layout. It seems to overload the supply which after about 30 seconds it stops and then starts and then stops again. So with the fact that it does work this is the end of the repairs, it actually does work, maybe not as originally designed but it works so after a clean up it will be put up for sale, just the layout no engines or carriages.
Here are some links of it in action, at long bloody last. Look very carefully at the one titled Track 3. Right at the beginning after the loop up the mountain and along the downhill straight as it approaches the bridge the engine tips over onto 2 wheels and rights itself. It does a similar thing sometimes under the tunnel at the turn out. It derails just like real life sometimes but not always. I am fairly bloody pleased that I got this sorted, well lets say working again. A lot of the original wiring and bits of old radios are still stuck up behind the control panel but that does not bother me now, it bloody works!!!!!





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