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Not too different from my Triang railway of 1957 as a 13 year old. I did not have as much rolling stock or a turntable but your model certainly brings back memories. Also at the time I had a mix of standard and Series III track.

Sadly I have no photos of mine.

You have certainly managed to get a lot in the space you have but I guess the 13.5inch radius curves help!

Good luck with the exhibition.I am sure it will be well received.
 

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WOW David that really looks excellent mate. Very well done and I believe you will get loads of interest from the general public as well as the model railway enthusiasts
Good luck.
 

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Thanks for your very kind comments guys and gals.

Once I have made the final adjustments and totally happy with the layout, and because it is not screwed down, it will be broken down, and each piece of the track will be number marked underneath for the 3 ground circuits in red, blue and green marker pen so I know exactly where each piece of track goes, and then taken apart in 3 to 4 piece sections and stored in a long storage box's using bubble wrap to protect the lengths.

The elevated section, will be marked with a black marker pen.

To re-assemble, all I have to do is to take the track lengths out of the box's, and re-assemble in reverse order, and hope and prey that it all goes together.

I will also draw a layout plan, and take photo's of the layout in sections to help in the reassembly.
 

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Really excellent.

If you ever come across them, you might want to add the R170/R171 electrically operated double track level crossing and the R135 operating ore wagon set, both of which started off as Standard Track operating accessories.

When you exhibit it, you might like to remind people that the company is still very much alive in its Hornby Railways guise, as I am sure that most people think the modern Hornby Railways range is descended from the old hornby Dublo range when nothing could be further from the truth.
 

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I had thought I had finished, but there is one outstanding item I would like to acquire.

Can anyone please recommend an Audio CD of British Steam Train sounds that would compliment my layout, from doors slamming, guard and engine whistles, pulling in and out of stations, pulling up gradients, and at full speed etc.

I may not get all that I am asking for, but there must be a CD somewhere on the market that would fit the bill.

Any recommendations and suppliers would be greatly appreciated.
 

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QUOTE (lmsboy @ 23 Oct 2013, 20:22) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Very nice Dave, well done. To complete the picture at the exhibition, you need to be properly attired of course, tweed suit obligatory, pipe optional...
(Hornbyguide.com)

have a good time

Hi Gavin.

That's the "Series 3" Track Train Set Box Top picture. ( I think it is one I supplied to the Hornbygude as well...
) C1958-1962

Here is a couple of "Standard" Track pictures...



Very early 1950s. Spot the roller pick up Princess Locos! The buildings are the original "mock-ups"!"



Later 1950s...with the first Series buildings...

A special for those who wonder what the original Rovex track was like...





Brass rails, and "Non-Universal". The sections can be joined only one way around. Fine for a simple train set oval, but not so good for a "system"!

Tri-ang re-tooled the track to make it "Universal" (It can be joined any way around), the original name for "Standard" track. It was known as Universal, then plain Tri-ang Track, until Series 3 was released in 1958, when the name "Standard" was introduced....
 

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Yes takes me back to the great days of the mid 60s when my Mum and Gran took me to lewis's in Glasgow to see Santa, this was followed by a visit to their toy department where there was a Triang display layout. Just like yours although I think using super 4 track by then. I remember one circuit was at a higher level. Probably relatively simple but to a wee boy it seemed huge. Your layout just brings these memories back. Thanks for that

My first train was the Triang Freightmaster delivered by Santa in 1965. swiftly followed by a Jinty and in 1966 Santa arrived with the Triang AL1 electric, because it looked like these new electric trains around Glasgow(well it was the same colour!). Hours were spent browsing Triang-Hornby catalogues,looking at layouts and marvelling that someone could have such a large layout. I still run the old trains on my layout although the AL1 is pretty knackered.

Thanks for bringing it back

Russell, wallowing in nostalgia
 

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QUOTE (rb277170 @ 28 Oct 2013, 18:56) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Yes takes me back to the great days of the mid 60s when my Mum and Gran took me to lewis's in Glasgow to see Santa, this was followed by a visit to their toy department where there was a Triang display layout. Just like yours although I think using super 4 track by then. I remember one circuit was at a higher level. Probably relatively simple but to a wee boy it seemed huge. Your layout just brings these memories back. Thanks for that

My first train was the Triang Freightmaster delivered by Santa in 1965. swiftly followed by a Jinty and in 1966 Santa arrived with the Triang AL1 electric, because it looked like these new electric trains around Glasgow(well it was the same colour!). Hours were spent browsing Triang-Hornby catalogues,looking at layouts and marvelling that someone could have such a large layout. I still run the old trains on my layout although the AL1 is pretty knackered.

Thanks for bringing it back

Russell, wallowing in nostalgia

Hi Russel...

Here is something I think you may like...





Tri-ang Railways RS.51 "Freightmaster" Train Set...1965 version!
 

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QUOTE (sarah @ 30 Oct 2013, 10:24) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Here is something I think you may like...


I know I do
 

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Russell, wallowing in nostalgia

You brought back memories there mate. We only went a few times a year to Glasgow when I was a kid. But the main event was the Christmas trip and the visit to the real Santa. None of the others were real just the Lewis's one. And all the window displays some animated. And the walk to Santa's grotto was a long corridor full of other displays. Where has it all gone.
 
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