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Re: Triang catalogues.... 1962-1967
« Reply #60 on: March 31, 2020, 01:27:56 PM »
Some years ago I did have given to me an original Rovex "plunger" Princess with cracked wheel flanges, and a couple of very warped coaches.  I wonder what I did with them.....?  I have a nasty feeling I may have binned them although that's a very unusual thing for me to do with any train stuff  :D
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Re: Triang catalogues.... 1962-1967
« Reply #61 on: March 31, 2020, 02:38:03 PM »
Yeah, I've thrown a lot of stuff out over the years I wish I'd kept, but then again why?

Realistically, you can't hold onto everything for ever, you'd be inundated. And even if you did, would you sell it? Probably not.

I've got a Corgi James Bond Aston Martin from 1966 sitting in the study, which I've been told I could sell for quite a respectable sum (on this forum a few years back, actually).

But have I bothered, nah, it's still sitting in the study.
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Re: Triang catalogues.... 1962-1967
« Reply #62 on: March 31, 2020, 08:00:19 PM »
I seem to recall seeing Hornby (Tri-Ang) on Blue Peter - sure they had a BP layout.

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« Reply #63 on: March 31, 2020, 08:11:01 PM »
For a minute, I thought BP layout meant Blue Pullman rather than Blue Peter  :drool: :drool:
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« Reply #64 on: March 31, 2020, 09:20:00 PM »
I certainly remember Peter Purves and the Blue Peter layout.  They even had a No. 532 Blue Peter on it.  It was a Trix (remember British Trix?) 'A2' which I seem to recall Mr Purves converted to a double chimney version.

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« Reply #65 on: March 31, 2020, 09:28:57 PM »
Was that A2 notoriously difficult to obtain ? I remember my Grandad telling me the late John noakes constructing wagon loads from a card tray from bounty bar  chocolate

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« Reply #66 on: March 31, 2020, 09:41:59 PM »
I remember the Blue Peter layout had the long suspension bridge which really impressed me as a youngster.
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Re: Triang catalogues.... 1962-1967
« Reply #67 on: March 31, 2020, 10:06:49 PM »
One thing I never knew until very recently was that the industrial 0-4-0 (which in 1968 was Nellie - blue/Polly - red/Connie - yellow) was actually based on a stretched LSWR locomotive, the C14.




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So in the same way that Thomas is based on an LBSCR E2 0-6-0, so Nellie was an LSWR C14 0-4-0 but stretched a bit (only about 15%) to fit the pre-existing chassis :) - Like this!


Nellie lives!

Happy days!

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« Reply #68 on: March 31, 2020, 10:40:10 PM »
Totally awesome! Thanks, Bob!  :beers: :beers:
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Re: Triang catalogues.... 1962-1967
« Reply #69 on: April 01, 2020, 12:16:28 AM »
Great thread, I do remember poring over some of these pages as a young boy. Also, how many of us are now running N gauge versions of the OO Tri-ang models we owned as youngsters? The Brush Type 2 fits into that category for me!

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« Reply #70 on: April 01, 2020, 12:30:36 AM »
Yeah, guilty as charged, m'lud.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Triang catalogues.... 1962-1967
« Reply #71 on: April 01, 2020, 05:52:02 AM »
Look at these jolly nice chaps, wearing ties too!

The railway doesn't seem to go anywhere, but there is obviously potential. Hurrah! And England for the World Cup!




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Re: Triang catalogues.... 1962-1967
« Reply #72 on: April 01, 2020, 06:04:00 AM »
Now that's a one I've never seen before! Thanks for posting!  :beers:
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Re: Triang catalogues.... 1962-1967
« Reply #73 on: April 01, 2020, 06:12:44 AM »
You can go from Plan 1 "Oval Layout With Siding" to Plan 12 "End to End and Continous Running for two trains with Flyover to Marshalling Yard" with hardly a blink. You might need 15' x 6' as opposed to 4' x 3', but surely that's in the realm of possibility for everyone? There is a helpful article showing how to store your layout in your wardrobe (removing all loose items first)! but I think a 15' wardrobe might be beyond anyone's means.

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« Reply #74 on: April 01, 2020, 07:09:59 AM »
 :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost:

Yeah, wishful thinking there, for sure!
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