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Re: Your latest acquisition

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Post by hunslet » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:37 pm

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.

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Model By Broadway Ltd with sound & DCC.

NYC Niagara also by Broadway Ltd in transit to me now.

Regards, Colin.

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Re: Your latest acquisition

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Post by teedoubleudee » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:35 pm

hunslet wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:37 pm
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.

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Model By Broadway Ltd with sound & DCC.

NYC Niagara also by Broadway Ltd in transit to me now.

Regards, Colin.
A previous layout I built many many years ago was based on the then current BR locomotive stud which was mostly diesel. When I came back to the hobby my wife convinced me diesels were boring and to go down the steam era route which I happily did. I still find modern diesels and electrics lack interest but I do find many continental locomotives like this one arouse my interest. Perhaps I should consider a continental layout next :D
Most people are shocked when they find out how bad I am as an electrician

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Re: Your latest acquisition

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Post by glencairn » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:18 am

New wagons arrived at Sovereign Street Station

Kirkstall & East Seacroft Railway Cattle Wagon
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'Bass Brewery' wagon
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Thanks Brian

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Post by glencairn » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:23 am

The Fleetwood Fish wagon is another new purchase.
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All four new wagons passing Wyndham Farm
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Re: Your latest acquisition

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Post by brian1951 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:37 am

Nice to see them in action. :D

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Re: Your latest acquisition

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Post by hunslet » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:30 pm

At an exhibition some time ago there was a display of Triang TT equipment which I remembered from years ago but never owned any.
I liked the look and size of them and bought a couple of items last year but then the bug bit !!!
I continued finding items and only last week obtained a copy of the sixth edition TT catalogue and I realised with the items I had I could reproduce the illustration showing the locos.
So here it is with an additional SNCF pacific ( One has solid wheels and one spoked plus smoke unit) and the rare Continental 0-6-0 Tank loco.

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And my version.

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The item that started my TT collection was really this ---

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It is a TT scale Union Pacific 8500HP Gas turbine model produced by the Swiss firm Wesa in about 1960 which is when the original turbines were made .
Why a Swiss firm who normally made continental prototype models should make this is a mystery !
It is made like a Swiss watch with two motors but for some reason Wesa locos have plastic wheels and a sprung pickup system which drags along the rails. All very strange.
Regards, Colin.

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Re: Your latest acquisition

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Post by yelrow » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:37 pm

Interesting post. I run TT, and have today just added a large flexi loop, about 25 foot. Have 5 locos , plus trucks, coaches. All peco flexi track.

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Re: Your latest acquisition

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Post by IanS » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:07 pm

One of a number of DCC installed (or ready) I have bought since Christmas Day is the Railroad version of the Flying Scotsman.

I put it on a test track a while ago and also a rolling road when I bought that - all worked fine.

Today when I placed it on the rolling road it didn't! Apparently in the intervening time I have managed to buckle one of the connecting rods and the wheels won't turn. The rod is bent both inwards against the wheel and upwards presumably from my attempts at getting it to run the motor worked for a short time.

It's the TTS installed version - so now I have the challenge of changing the rods. I did manage to find a supplier with them on Ebay although Peters Spares had none (it's relatively local and my preferred option for quick, one off bits.)

I did manage to 'run in' successfully another loco.

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Re: Your latest acquisition

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Post by Steve M » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:10 pm

Unless they are completely mangled you may be able to gently ease the rods straight with a suitable lever.

My latest addition, according to Hornby, arrives tomorrow. :D
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