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Author Topic: How do you replace your stock in your storage yard?  (Read 1112 times)

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How do you replace your stock in your storage yard?
« on: February 10, 2018, 07:46:53 am »
As I've recently had a stroke i have lost my manual dexterity to the point where
I struggled to put my GF container wagons on the tracks in my storage area last night.  Has anyone come up with a solution (other than changing scale)

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Re: How do you replace your stock in your storage yard?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 07:53:53 am »
Sorry to hear that. Have you tried a rerailer, e.g. from Peco? Also available from Kato, Tomix and possibly others.

Another possibility would be Tomix tram track, it's very easy to place stock roughly in position then "wiggle" it a bit and it drops onto the track.
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Re: How do you replace your stock in your storage yard?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 08:02:31 am »
Geez, Terry, are you OK?

I wouldn't be worrying too much about the fiddle yard!

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Re: How do you replace your stock in your storage yard?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2018, 08:04:53 am »
Thanks.  I do like the idea of the Tomix tram track - must investigate this more thoroughly.
Terry Metcalfe
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Re: How do you replace your stock in your storage yard?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2018, 08:10:06 am »
How terribly British!

Has major, life-altering medical condition.

Worries about impact on hobby.

Well played, that man.

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NeMo

As I've recently had a stroke i have lost my manual dexterity to the point where
I struggled to put my GF container wagons on the tracks in my storage area last night.  Has anyone come up with a solution (other than changing scale)

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Re: How do you replace your stock in your storage yard?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2018, 08:36:57 am »
Sorry to hear your bad fortune.

I'd go with re-railer.

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Re: How do you replace your stock in your storage yard?
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2018, 08:59:34 am »
Sorry to hear of your health problems Terry. Trust some meaningful recovery will be made soon.

Re the Kato re-railer - i have a spare one and if you pm me i can post it to you.

One thing to condsider with this type of re-railer is that loco traction tires can, in time, suffer as they 'drag' when being slid on to the track.  I believe it is a minor issue, but one to consider. Elsewhere on the Forum I recall ideas have been mooted involving sticking strips of conductive tape on the Kato re-railer in line with each rail, that make contact with the rails, thus solving this problem.
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Re: How do you replace your stock in your storage yard?
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2018, 09:16:01 am »
Sorry to hear of your heart problem .I hope you can get it sorted ,I agree a re railer might solve your railway problem ,what ever you do dont give up Im sure you will find a suitable answer ,but its more important to sort out your medical condition first.
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Re: How do you replace your stock in your storage yard?
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2018, 09:20:55 am »
Daffy.
I already have a kato rerailer to try but thank you for the offer of one.  I am puzzled why you have introduced the matter of traction tyres when I only mentioned wagons😗. You must remember that my brain hurts enough without you introducing information that puzzles me
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Re: How do you replace your stock in your storage yard?
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2018, 09:23:30 am »
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Re: How do you replace your stock in your storage yard?
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2018, 09:30:41 am »
Daffy.
I already have a kato rerailer to try but thank you for the offer of one.  I am puzzled why you have introduced the matter of traction tyres when I only mentioned wagons😗. You must remember that my brain hurts enough without you introducing information that puzzles me

Ah, well, um....... that's crazy ducks for you! :doh:

I just figured locos might be more of a problem than wagons at times. And you need to exercise that brain as an aid to recovery. :)
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Re: How do you replace your stock in your storage yard?
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2018, 09:32:27 am »
Thanks.  I do like the idea of the Tomix tram track - must investigate this more thoroughly.

Was an accidental discovery - The Squidlet (now aged 3-and-a-bit) has a little bit of ad-hoc push-along layout and after I added some bits of tram track to it, it turned out to be a simple way for him to rerail his two (very old) coaches.
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Re: How do you replace your stock in your storage yard?
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2018, 09:35:05 am »
Thanks.  I do like the idea of the Tomix tram track - must investigate this more thoroughly.

Was an accidental discovery - The Squidlet (now aged 3-and-a-bit) has a little bit of ad-hoc push-along layout and after I added some bits of tram track to it, it turned out to be a simple way for him to rerail his two (very old) coaches.

Thanks i think it will go some way to solving my problem
Terry Metcalfe
Ely and District Model Railway Club
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Re: How do you replace your stock in your storage yard?
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2018, 09:59:10 am »
Sorry to hear that Terry. I hope the recovery goes well.

After my father had a stroke a couple of years ago, I got him a Peco rerailer (although he models 00) and he used it to good effect. We used it as part of his physio.

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Re: How do you replace your stock in your storage yard?
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2018, 10:54:46 am »
Terry, Iím in a similar position as you, having had a mild stroke a few years ago. I routinely use a Kato retailer with great success but the idea of use Tomix tram tracks is intriguing may well give it a go as well.
Just donít give up!
Ray

 

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