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by hunslet
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: A blind date with an electric...
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: A blind date with an electric...

The Transcontinental double ended electric locos are fairly rare in the UK so be prepared for a shock at the prices ! The Green/Orange version is more common than the 2-tone Green version. There are none on a certain auction website today but typical prices run to £80 to £100 for the Green/Orange ve...
by hunslet
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: A blind date with an electric...
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: A blind date with an electric...

That is a Triang EM" "Electra" part no R351. The central long bar on the roof slides and selects track or overhead power collection. They are fitted with "Magnadehsion" which only works on steel track and they only drive on two wheels. I think the centre bogie wheels are dummy ! They were used on th...
by hunslet
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: The history of British Chariots: advice please
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: The history of British Chariots: advice please

Some years ago I visited the Hull Street Life Museum where there is a reproduction Chariot from the Iron age. Here are a couple of photos I took at the time which shows some details of the construction. https://i.postimg.cc/gXL3Kv1w/Hull-Chariot-1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/gLvRCGzm/Hull-Chariot-2.jpg...
by hunslet
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: HO & International
Topic: Vintage South Street Trolley Bus
Replies: 22
Views: 1554

Re: Vintage South Street Trolley Bus

I found another site covering Trolley busses which may be of interest. Your Japanese bus is shown under "Trolley bus Silvine" about 2/3 rds of the way down. https://www.cuccioloazzurro.com/en/i-filobus-degli-anni-50-e-60-in-scala-hooo-seconda-parte/ I remembered seeing trolley busses in Derby and on...
by hunslet
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: HO & International
Topic: Vintage South Street Trolley Bus
Replies: 22
Views: 1554

Re: Vintage South Street Trolley Bus

OUCH !!! If the bus is a true copy of the Eheim/Brawa bus then it may have one of these types of motor. http://home.kpn.nl/helde862/Eheim/eheim.htm Go to "Busses" page 3 (next , next) to see motors. The top three are the type with a field coil ( not magnet) which stops them reversing ) for AC or DC ...
by hunslet
Tue May 26, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: HO & International
Topic: Vintage South Street Trolley Bus
Replies: 22
Views: 1554

Re: Vintage South Street Trolley Bus

The bus looks good ! I must get my mini layout out and run some of the new stock I have bought over the winter. My youngest son has been fixing his truck during the lockdown and covered the (covered up) layout in engine bits so I could not get at it until now. I have an Aerotrain by ConCor but as it...
by hunslet
Tue May 26, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.
Replies: 18
Views: 2376

Re: The Triang and Hornby 0-4-0 Loco Thread.

Another Triang Steeple cab electric. This one in red - I am not sure if this is a genuine Triang model or the starter set version with a working pantograph rather than the plastic dummy fitted to other red versions but I have seen photos of othe red ones with working pantograph so who knows it may b...
by hunslet
Thu May 07, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: HO & International
Topic: Vintage South Street Trolley Bus
Replies: 22
Views: 1554

Re: Vintage South Street Trolley Bus

Try "south street MODEL trolley bus.
This worked when I tried it.
The only info I found was through the images rather than the text finds !
Colin
by hunslet
Wed May 06, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: HO & International
Topic: Vintage South Street Trolley Bus
Replies: 22
Views: 1554

Re: Vintage South Street Trolley Bus

I found this info on the Worthpoint site with a South Street sets for sale - now sold ! "SOUTH STREET ELECTRIC TROLLEYBUS SET made in Japan for Silvine Model Importers (Glenside, PA)Boxed track set (circa 1960)" Also from the same source. SOUTH STREETELECTRIC TROLLEYBUS SET made in Japan for Hobby I...
by hunslet
Tue May 05, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: HO & International
Topic: Vintage South Street Trolley Bus
Replies: 22
Views: 1554

Re: Vintage South Street Trolley Bus

Hi all. You may remember my mini layout where I run trolley buses and H0e equipment posted earlier. The buses were made originally by Eheim and were later taken over by Brawa. There were three types of bus. four wheeler with trailer, Six wheeler with optional luggage trailer, and six wheel "Bendy Bu...