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Author Topic: How do you replace your stock in your storage yard?  (Read 1111 times)

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Re: How do you replace your stock in your storage yard?
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2018, 02:04:16 am »
Got mine direct from Proses, shipped DHL from Istambul  €32 including P&P; took about 5 days but that was over a weekend. Routing was from Istamboul to Frankfurt to UK.

Me too, shipped without problems to New Zealand. I wouldn't now be without it. Their catalogue makes interesting reading too. Brian
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Re: How do you replace your stock in your storage yard?
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2018, 03:20:13 am »
What an inspirational thread. I add my best wishes to Terry for a full recovery and am so pleased that he has got the trains running again around Neely.

I use Kato retailers in tight places, but will research the Osborns website for the Prose (as I am sure many other forum members will also be doing!).

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Re: How do you replace your stock in your storage yard?
« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2018, 07:29:24 am »
Looks like Grim Determination (cousin to Percy Veer) is paying off - nice to hear!  :thumbsup:

All the best.

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Re: How do you replace your stock in your storage yard?
« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2018, 10:37:58 am »
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Re: How do you replace your stock in your storage yard?
« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2018, 02:38:53 pm »
It looks like it should be possible to actually make one with a couple of L profile strips of aluminium and some card to insulate the centreline (and box the end). Which might be handy if you need a longer one to put a whole train together and run onto the track.


You mean like a cassette system?  They're quite a popular method for hidden storage (I made these for my lad's OO9 layout)


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Re: How do you replace your stock in your storage yard?
« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2018, 02:54:21 pm »
It looks like it should be possible to actually make one with a couple of L profile strips of aluminium and some card to insulate the centreline (and box the end). Which might be handy if you need a longer one to put a whole train together and run onto the track.


You mean like a cassette system?  They're quite a popular method for hidden storage (I made these for my lad's OO9 layout)





Yes although without the wooden base (at least for the front section) so the cassette can be placed on the rails for power and train driven straight onto the track.
If you want to over engineer a bit some triangular profile wood strips on either side to guide the wheels down to exact rail width might be useful if the idea is to be able to place the stock into the cassette without accuracy (due to reduced fine motor control) for the train to automatically line up with the rails.

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Re: How do you replace your stock in your storage yard?
« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2018, 02:56:36 pm »
Although thinking about it you just need some triangles of card flat at the exit end to guide the wheels into position.

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Re: How do you replace your stock in your storage yard?
« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2018, 03:18:31 pm »
Although thinking about it you just need some triangles of card flat at the exit end to guide the wheels into position.

What a great idea.  Just wondered if the stock travelled well or does it fall off
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