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 Posted: Sun Aug 13th, 2017 02:50 pm
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Do you have any problems in fitting the trucks with new Hornby spoke wheels?  Looks like those metal frames don't have much give to them.



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 Posted: Mon Aug 14th, 2017 12:10 pm
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" Do you have any problems in fitting the trucks with new Hornby spoke wheels?

Looks like those metal frames don't have much give to them."



Hi Michael :wave:



The Tri-ang metal trucks are built like a BRICK OUTHOUSE ! :shocked:

The 'old-school' ones in the last << photo, even more than the newer arch-bars.

There is NO 'give' in them whatsoever.



The original 2 plastic-wheels with 1/2-width 'shoulders' ...

... were factory push-fitted onto the 'barbed' stub-ended axles, through the axle-box holes.

These can sometimes be extremely difficult to remove as well. :f:



I have found the best way to ensure they come off easily, when pushing the axle through ...

... is to before hand, pour boiling-water over the trucks & leave them in it for a while.

This totally B*£@$%! the wheels & they can THEN slide off the axle very easily ...

... by pushing an axle-end through, using a 2mm punch or drill-bit.





The truck-frames are not bent apart, like plastic ones, to fit the new pinpoint wheel-sets.

The trucks are dealt with, in the same way as this underframe in the photo.



The axle-boxes are tapped out with an M3 thread ...

... using the 'starter-tap' from a set of three, producing a nice TIGHTLY threaded hole.

The axle-box holes are the correct size already, so don't need any drilling before hand.



Then M3x3mm 'cup-ended' set-screws are screwed into the axle-boxes.

The new pinpoint wheelset is then simply mounted & centered ...

... by adjusting the set-screws, using the small allen-wrench.



They can be tuned to be so free-running, you can BLOW a heavy diecast truck down the track. :P

Or you can add just a fraction of a turn of the allen-wrench ...

... giving some rolling-resistance & avoiding that 'chasing cars to couple' you often get with pinpoints.



BINGO !



Another day in the Mysterious Moose Mountain carshop. :mex:



:moose:



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 Posted: Tue Aug 15th, 2017 06:08 am
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" Understand the tank car scenario I think I have 8 maybe 10 assorted tank cars "



Hi Ken :wave:



Quite a hoard Eh!

I'm working my way up to double figures !! ;) ...  s  l  o  w  l  y  .  .  .  :slow:

I have about 6 or so, in the pipeline, so to speak. :P


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A nice finished batch of old-school modded trucks, rolls off the M.M.M kitchen table production line.





I give those suckers a good wire brushing & sand off any burrs on the tops, with a foam abrasive block.

Smooooooth runnin'. :thumb:



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rolls off the M.M.M kitchen table production line.
Either you have a very supportive wife or are VERY FAST cleaning the table. Either way, nice work!.
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Let's hope they don't roll off the table production line and smash into a hundred pieces on the hard kitchen floor!:w::bang:

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" Let's hope they don't roll off the table production line and smash into a hundred pieces on the hard kitchen floor! "


Hi Doug :wave:



Bearing in mind where I get my trucks from in the first place ...





... smashing into a hard floor comes as standard ...





... along with ...


Mauled by the dog ! :shocked:

Burned & very melted ! ! :shocked: :shocked:

Insane Jackson Pollack repaints ! ! ! :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

Rust stained corroded & water damaged ! ! ! ! :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

Vista-domes & glazing pried off or shattered ! ! ! ! ! :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:


etc ... etc ... etc ...


I've seen it all AND more ! ... MUCH MORE ! ! ...

... on my ceaseless quest, for The Holy Grail* of perfect  £0.99p  Tri-ang bids ! ! ! :us:



:old dude:  " They're tough as ol' boots sonny ! ... They survived the '60s I tell yer ! ! "



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Continued working on the crane-car & derrick-car today ...

... & looked through my proto-photos crane archive, for some ideas pictures.





Also came across some original 'Dinky Toys' diecasting engineering drawings from the '50s

I couldn't find one for my Goods Yard Crane. :f:

But this Bucket Dumper is a great drawing & shows how traditional diecasting was before CAD !





Looking at my almost 70 year old crane, I do wonder about how it was originally made. L:

A clever design for sure & a great result, particularly the jib & the winding mechanisms.





The main crane castings sit on the new underframe here.

And again, a photo from a while back, on my original heavy-duty flatcar build.





Next up the derrick-car & it's funky £1 store warped planking !



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I think this is a page from the U.S. 'Dinky Toys' catalogue from 1959. ???

The prices should be in U.S. not Canadian Dollars, despite the Canadian Pacific plane Eh!

Seem like a good deal at $3.50c ? :P





The crane appears here, with it's later version dark blue base ... Yuck ! :f:



I've looked at the Elevator Loader in the drawing, as a possible good size for 1:35 scale.

I think it would work, dunno what I could use it for though ... 18' high ? L:



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Perhaps this is the Canadian catalogue after all Eh?



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Certain you will find it is a Canadian Catalog, the Excavator Loader is only 6 & 1/2 Inches in height, never did get one but can remember seeing them in Hobby Shop when growing up. OK so now you know I am a tad! older.

Should work out AOK for 1/35 scale, just make it dirty though.

Canadian Ken Eh!



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I could go for a couple of those elevators.  Could use them to load borax into my ore cars.  Could probably find a few other uses for them.

Most of them seem to be over in the U.K. (You Kay).  Beat up ones aren't much, but oh that shipping charge!

Maybe I can locate something similar on this side of the pond.



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