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 Posted: Sun May 21st, 2017 10:05 pm
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Michael M



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Location: San Bernardino, California USA
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For all you Tri-Ang lovers out there I took a Tri-Ang TT scale tank car and went at it with my Dremel rotary tool.

Sure hope the car wasn't some special collectors item.

Cut off everything but the journals, and split the frame to widen the gauge to 16.5mm.

Installing Hornby spoked wheels.




Photos to follow.




Took the Tri-Ang TT scale tank car apart.  Cut the frame to widen it to 16.5mm gauge.  Installing Hornby spoked wheels.


Good news and bad news:

Bad news:  Used JB Weld (two-part epoxy) to glue the frames to a new styrene frame but it didn't hold.

Good news:  JB Weld didn't hold, but needed to trim the frame a little so no problem in removing the metal frame from the styrene.

Trimmed the frame a little more and used E6000 to glue the metal frames to the styrene.

Now I have to wait for everything to dry.



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