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Old 11-10-2016, 02:13 PM   #61
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Time Warp....you should join one of the UK or Hornby/Triang forums and get help there...those are the guys who will be able to sort that stuff out.
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Old 11-10-2016, 02:59 PM   #62
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Time Warp....you should join one of the UK or Hornby/Triang forums and get help there...those are the guys who will be able to sort that stuff out.
The modelrailforum linked on the upper right of this forum has some great people. They could probably help you tw.
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Old 11-11-2016, 06:54 AM   #63
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Yes, I'm going to have to "reboot". The one Tri-ang diesel I have (Class 36) would traverse the old track ok, but it has the very wide, blunt flange wheels. The Hornby steamers weren't too keen on the old track with their finer wheels.
Neither the Class 36 nor the Nice old Hornby Ivatt will run through my code 100 switchwork, they don't like the frogs. Every other Brit or Euro machine I have runs fine through them. Turns out the old track was 12" radius by the way.
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Old 11-11-2016, 12:10 PM   #64
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Yes, I'm going to have to "reboot". The one Tri-ang diesel I have (Class 36) would traverse the old track ok, but it has the very wide, blunt flange wheels. The Hornby steamers weren't too keen on the old track with their finer wheels.
Neither the Class 36 nor the Nice old Hornby Ivatt will run through my code 100 switchwork, they don't like the frogs. Every other Brit or Euro machine I have runs fine through them. Turns out the old track was 12" radius by the way.
As a last resort, you could file the flanges slightly.
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Old 11-25-2016, 03:41 PM   #65
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It doesn't seem to be the flanges, more the tire width. My solution is to keep them on the display oval only, not the operating layout. The Brit stuff is for show anyway. I just enjoy seeing it run.
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Old 11-25-2016, 04:41 PM   #66
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It doesn't seem to be the flanges, more the tire width. My solution is to keep them on the display oval only, not the operating layout. The Brit stuff is for show anyway. I just enjoy seeing it run.
Have you checked the actual wheel gauge/back-to-back measurement with an NMRA gauge??
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Old 12-01-2016, 05:06 PM   #67
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I have checked the back to back on all the locomotive wheels, including tender. I found them about .008 to .010 narrow. So I went through my Brit equipment, the Tri-ang, Hornby, late model branchline as well as my coaches and found them all the same. The difference being the very wide wheel treads. l don't want to have to re gauge every axle, and some of them can't be.
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Old 12-25-2016, 11:30 PM   #68
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Well, Mr. Warp, the more I follow you the more I see we have
in common. Both love North American old school, and both
have been attacked by the British Invasion. My interest in
OO dates from getting a Wren wind up set in 1966, and then
I got pulled into Tyco, badly, in the past five years. Feel
a bit divided in my loyalties.

I tried holding costs down on the OO by using Atlas code 100
track and turnouts and crossings. What an error that was.
The tender drives choked on the points and the rather
attractive Bachmann stuff routinely flipped their pilot wheels
off the frogs. The deep flanged older OO would ride up on
the frogs, as well, and equally so in the crossings. Finally
bit the bullet and purchased a quantity of Hornby OO track
and have been quite pleased with the excellent quality.

I see you've been having some trouble, too.
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Old 12-26-2016, 12:49 AM   #69
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I haven't had trouble with any of my coaches, and I think all or most of the wagons have run ok. Its the old Ivatt and the class 36 that stub their toes. Since fall I really haven't worked with them other than gauging wheels. Hopefully I'll find time in few months to get them sorted out.
The Lord of the Isles is a beauty! Thanks for sharing.
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