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Dragon Trainer
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Hi,

I liked the "wish list" article. I suppose a "cut off" point for the "prototype fleet list" was neccessary, but this in itself causes problems.

The GWR 0-6-0 list excluded the Dean Goods, which is available RTR. (I suppose the last one was withdrawn before 1958?)

The LNER section mentioned the "old" Lima J50 0-6-0t, but no other "deleted" older models got a mention. Funnily enough, following this article was the piece on the Tri-ang 3MT, which was on the BR Standard Wish List, but wasn't mentioned...

As Hornby Magazine is mainly a 1948-19?? BR period magazine, how about a list of all the RTR models that have been made, to make it a little smaller, perhaps stick to 2-rail OO British stock, which most people could perhaps find second hand?

That would add things like the Tri-ang 3f 0-6-0 Tender Loco, as well as a few Hornby Dublo 2-rail items, such as the R1 0-6-0t?

OK, I admit an interest in 1950s and 1960s Tri-ang Railways!
 

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As an idea of some "bygone" model locomotives, here are a few photos of Tri-ang Locomotives. (From my collection...)





R.52 3f 0-6-0T. Black, Late Crest and Mixed Traffic Lining. Made around 1959.





R.59 BR Standard 3mt 2-6-2T. Black, Late Crest and Mixed Traffic Lining. Made around 1959.





R.59 BR Standard 3mt 2-6-2T. Green, Late Crest and Double Orange Lining. Made around 1960.





R.59 BR Standard 3mt 2-6-2T. Green, Late Crest and Single Orange Lining. (With Smoke Unit) Made around 1969.



Chassis of R.59 2-6-2-T with Smoke Unit, C1969





R.152 0-6-0 Diesel Shunter. Green, Early Crest (Late Crest not used on the shunters by Tri-ang as it did not fit on the doors!).





R.251 3f 0-6-0 with tender. Black, Late Crest and Mixed Traffic Lining. Made around 1959.





"Freelance" (or SECR type) 0-6-0 Saddle Tank. Electric Version with Late Crest. (Designed to accommodate the Clockwork Spring. As was the Diesel Shunter.)



"Freelance" (or SECR type) 0-6-0 Saddle Tank. Clockwork Version with (missing) BR Crest. (Designed to accommodate the Clockwork Spring. As was the Diesel Shunter.)
 

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The very first Hornby O Gauge electric locomotive (The "Metropolitan" loco.) was in fact designed to run on the household "mains" current. (I think this varied a bit at that time. Pre British Electricity Authority/ Central Electricity Generating Board "National Grid", the local authority generating stations varied on the voltage, etc.)

This was not unusual at the time (1920s), as many Proprietary O gauge electric railways ran on "house mains".

The Home Office caused a scare about this practice, which had items in The Times and Daily Sketch Newspapers.

Later, Hornby reduced the operating voltage to 20 Volts (AC I think.) I think the O gauge never went to 12 Volts DC.

Hornby Dublo, in 1938, was unusual in adopting 12 Volts D.C. Trix were at that time using 14 Volts A.C.
 

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Thanks for the appreciation!

We have "quite a lot" of Tri-ang Railways. I must get around to photographing everything properly.

If anyone wants to use some photos for anything, just let me know.

Here are some photos of a Tri-ang R0 Passenger Train set. Originally Packed in September 1953, it was probably someones Christmas Present that year....











 
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