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by hunslet
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: what is it
Replies: 22
Views: 1575

Re: what is it

Hi John, Yes please send your email ( PM ? ) and I will send.
Regards, Colin.
by hunslet
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: what is it
Replies: 22
Views: 1575

Re: what is it

Hi all. A little more info on the Trix dump wagons. In 1954 a special batch was produced for the American market with NMRA standard wheels and knuckle couplers. They were sold between 1954 and 1958 by "Aristo Craft Miniatures " of New York . They had a different chassis casting with no buffers and a...
by hunslet
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: New mini layout
Replies: 38
Views: 3447

Re: New mini layout

I will keep the stock in box condition because many are rare and I do not want to alter them. As you say there was often a pride in narrow gauge stock and they were kept in good and clean condition by their operators which is another reason for not weathering them. The layout is now finished except ...
by hunslet
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: New mini layout
Replies: 38
Views: 3447

Re: New mini layout

the locos etc look interesting, what era are they Hi Jaz. If by "era" you mean the years when the prototypes ran then they could be from any era from the early 1900 s until the 1950 s because narrow gauge locos were built and used over a long period especially in the eastern bloc. But if you mean w...
by hunslet
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: New mini layout
Replies: 38
Views: 3447

Re: New mini layout

Love the mine set, what gauge is it?
Hi. The Jouef , Minitrains and Eggerbahn sets are all H0e ( 9mm gauge).
The Zeuke set is H0m ( 12mm gauge)
All to 3.5mm/foot scale.
Regards, Colin.
by hunslet
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Your latest acquisition
Replies: 214
Views: 24538

Re: Your latest acquisition

This arrived recently . While some may think of it as a box I like old electric locos made with steam engine technology in their running gear. Built for the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1931 to 35 they handled passenger trains until displaced by the GG1. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48678976551_5...
by hunslet
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: New mini layout
Replies: 38
Views: 3447

Re: New mini layout

Hi all. I found the dinosaur while looking for vehicles for the layout. I managed to buy a job lot of suitable vehicles so they will be placed on the layout soon. In the meantime I have bought some more stock for the layout as below. Jouef Decauville set https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/484332533...
by hunslet
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Triang R50 Black Princess class
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Re: Triang R50 Black Princess class

Hi Tony. This link may help with spares - they have the X04/4 fibre brush holders in stock http://www.hornby-railway-trains.co.uk/Parts/Parts_Hornby_Motors.htm Maybe they can advise on the collector too Here is my small princess collection. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48179459361_219679e1ce_...
by hunslet
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Blueberry's micro layout
Replies: 12
Views: 1209

Re: Blueberry's micro layout

Hi. Thanks for the comments about my mini layout.
Nice lot of locos - how is the rest of the layout coming along ?
Regards, Colin.
by hunslet
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: what is it
Replies: 22
Views: 1575

Re: what is it

Hi all. Glad the links were useful. The Trix Twin system was not really conventional 3-rail although the tracks had three rails. Two trains could be operated ( or three with overhead catenary) as all wheels were insulated and the centre rail was common. Each loco had adjustable side rail pickup shoe...