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 Posted: Sun Nov 27th, 2016 10:45 pm
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A really nice item of Tri-ang vintage electrical equipment, arrived at Mysterious Moose Mountain recently.
Complete with jazzy looking box !

In fact, so nice was it, that I bought another as well & now have 2 units !!

L:

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Cor, thanks for the reminder about 'Diorama Debris'.
They have some very interesting products in virtualy every scale.

( see Cors Link on the previous Page <<< )

I may well get one of their stone-block moulds to try out.
Looks good !



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 Posted: Tue Nov 29th, 2016 07:27 pm
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OK, what is IT?

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 Posted: Tue Nov 29th, 2016 10:42 pm
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Si, you have a talent for leaving us all hanging in mid-air, wondering what the hell is it in so many instances! Presumably there's a certain sadistic pleasure being derived! :glad:



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 Posted: Wed Nov 30th, 2016 11:27 pm
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Slight issue at his end, with Posting more info on the  new Tri-ang 'P-42 Circuit Controllers'.



Fabulous '50s Tri-ang Railways resistance circuit controller !

Further blurb to follow . . .

:moose:

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 Posted: Wed Nov 30th, 2016 11:58 pm
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17/6 ... is seventeen Shillings & sixpence ... of fabulous '50s old school British cash !

In 1970 that was about £0.85p or roughly a buck $1 at todays prices !!

Although they probably cost more than 17/6 in 1970.

This advert I think is from the '50s.

More or less . . .  ;)

:moose:

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 Posted: Fri Dec 2nd, 2016 07:57 pm
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When Cadillac were doing 'big fins'...
... Dick Dale had just discovered GUITAR DISTORTION ! ...
... & Gerry Anderson was still blowing things up, in his back yard ...
... Tri-ang Railways(TM) were designing the hi-tech P-42 Circuit Controller. :brill:

Yep ! ... It's a resistor in a box !
How un-cool :f:
No trendy batteries, micro-chips, gigahertz transmitters or digital gizmos ...
... just a long piece of wire :f:

Oh ...
... but WHAT A BOX !! :bg:
It just SCREAMS, in a word ... Style ! ;)

Some have it, some don't, some want it, some never will.

I think she's A PEACH !

Slightly 'vintage' obsessed, I did look around for an equally gorgeously designed controller.
But didn't really find ANYTHING as drop dead, as Tri-angs P-42.
All the other Tri-ang designs were DOGS by the way.
Somehow the P-42 just made it past the 'designed by committee' greyness & onto the street !

:moose:

Si.

Just out of curiosity ...
... does anyone know of any other equally 'stylish' resistance-controllers, from other manufacturers ?

No DOGS please !

I would love to hear about any SERIOUS contenders, to the Tri-ang P-42s top step on the podium !!

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Hmmm..this one, panel-mounted, 15 Ohms:



The erstwhile firm of Rokal made this one:




the internal rheostat, rectifier and switch:






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Hi Helmut :wave:

Thanks for your entries in the 'Resistance Throttle Of The Month' competition ! :bg:

Now that big ol' chunky lever-style throttle, has got some serious practical potential !
I like it.
Reminds me of the swingin' '60s level controls, on the E.M.I mixers at Abbey Road, back in the days of Sgt. Pepper !!
Not bad.

The erstwhile firm of Rokal has made an interesting one as well.
Looks like they were expecting some serious HEAT, from the built in vintage selenium-rectifier !
Interesting looking combination of 'ancient' & 'mooodern' in their design.
It could grow on me.

It has a certain je ne sais quoi about it !
I think the 'heat' control reminds me of the old school Baby-Belling cookers.
Heated up a lot of cheap meat-pies on those, as a student !
Perhaps it is better not knowing quite what to think about that one !! ??

I was quite surprised to find out, playing with my friends new 'train-set', how perfectly fine the resistance-controller was.
Not a bad thing to have, standing-by, for a bit of bench testing, or the test-track ...
... or even a full layout.
Simple & effective.

I think some mods. may well follow, on either 1 or both, of the Tri-ang P-42s.
I like the idea of a built-in rectifier, possibly NOT Selenium though ??
An add on USB socket could be quite a 21st Century convenience !
Perhaps even an R.C. version, converted into a handheld transmitter !!

:moose:

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its time to build a layout Si, playing with controllers can be done later:):)
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