00 gauge, H0 scales' weird British cousin

kevsmith Apr 18, 2022

  1. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    Much of the Lone Star OOO scale train range were almost direct copies of the Triang range, including the couplers. These trains, Treble-O-Lectric can be seen and discussed on my site, linked below. Scroll down to "Treble-O-Lectric Railways".

    They were originally manufactured in London (Palmers Green) and later in Hatfield, Hertsfordshire.

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  2. kevsmith

    kevsmith TrainBoard Member

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    early on in this thread I showed some of my early attempts with White Metal kits. Looking through the l;oft the other night I found a small folder full of catalogues

    A Hamblings booklet from 1960

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    a typical loco of the period found inside

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    You have seen a couple of completed Gem Kits

    this was the sort of sales brochure that got me interested

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    The Caley Cardean in the brochure

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    The prices are classic, British pre-decimal money with the purchase tax listed seperately. Wish I could pick one up for £5 now!

    A brand I did not buy many of was K's kits although I did once have a fight with their double framed Midland 0-6-0

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    Always meant to get the GCR 2-8-0 but never got around to it

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    And finally. You remember the Schools class 4-4-0 above? And the Southern Bulleid 4-6-2? Originally they came out in the Kitmaster range along with a whole heap of other Plastic, static loco kits and I found an original leaflet from 1962 just before Airfix took them over

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    An interesting selection, Never got the NYC 4-6-4 or the CNR 4-8-4 sadly

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    More soon
     
  3. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Cool! A Deltic too!:cool:
     
  4. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Airfix had all sorts of great stuff. Friends and I used to buy their boxes of soldiers and I know I've built some of their kits when I was young.

    I picked up this catalog in a Montreal department store while on a family vacation in the early 1970s and I've had it ever since. I didn't realize until we returned home that it's written entirely in French! :)

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  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Long ago I was really into the Airfix OO scale WWII armor. Built quite a few of those kits. Had some good fun!
     
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  6. kevsmith

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    Something has been bugging me.

    I knew somewhere I had a negative of a photo taken by my dad of my first 00 layout. Now, every image is catalogued from Dad's earliest photos of British railways right up to my latest shots (tonight it was two class 47s on the Three peaks charter) on a massive Excel set of spreadsheets.

    But the obvious search enquiry 'CTR-F' using 00 as a target found every egine number with 00 in it! So it was a long winded process but , Hey!, found it

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    Triang Princess class 4-6-2 'Princess Elizabeth' passes under an Airfix Footbridge. Long before what I understood what ballast was. I think we still lived at Tylney Road then so I would have been about eight, I guess. Circa 1963

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  7. kevsmith

    kevsmith TrainBoard Member

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    Contrast


    Old RTR Hornby Class 142 straight out of the box in the old Regional Railway color scheme

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    This is a pig of a livery to do!. The railtec decals are very good but very, very fragile
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    Mine and the one I painted for Martin. Mine will be lightly weathered at some stage and have DCC sound fitted

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    Going to make some real 'old school' gangway connections to go between the units. The old fashioned concertina type made from folded black card. Retro!

    Anyway. We took the "Republic Steel" Z gauge layout to Kirkby Stephen East model show at the weekend to help out the preservation society based there. Brooklyn helped run the layout but was also appointed to supervise 'Barras' the station cat and found himself operating some of the other layouts

    A classic Hornby Dublo 3 rail layout

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    And this.

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    Now he isn't very tall but he took this picture of a 00 layout that was being raffled off We didn't win but seeing him operate it made me realise that a simple small layout with plenty of operating interest and hidden sidngs would please him better than a continous loop, round and round affair

    So Ill get the drawing board out and have a think

    More soon

    Kev
     
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  8. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    That kid looks like he's all business operating his train.:)
     
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