Lone Star show at Whitewebbs museum 2018

Where did the last year go? September 2018 and another exhibition in Enfield for Lone star

As always my small collection was on display.

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A few new additions since last year along with the electric rotating turntable in the centre of the picture below, ran all day without issues.

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The space commanders, construction and farm section is much the same as last year.

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Great show again although did notice a lack of Treblo electric Lone star train layouts, so during the day I decided to build one for next year, to that end I bought my first lot of track and rolling stock for Lone Star Treblo electric.

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This project will be quite secretive as I want the unveiling next September and I know certain people may otherwise see what I’m up to before then, although some updates will be posted.


Brumm steam coach and horse drawn coach

by Peter
Categories: Brumm, Horse drawn carts and wagons, Steam vehicles
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Brumm is a diecast collectible model company that makes cars.

It is based in Oltrona di San Mamette, southwest of Lake Como, Italy, and about 25 miles northwest of Milan.

Models are almost exclusively produced in 1:43 scale.

Brumm have made many cars and car transporters but the more unusual models tend to also interest me.

Firstly the Gurney Steam coach, the original built in 1828

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Secondly the Brum Mail coach, also 1:43, also seen this model in various other colour combinations.

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For the official Brumm website Click Here

 


Lone Star ‘Impy’ supercars

by Peter
Categories: Aveling-Barford, Construction Plant, Diecast models, Euclid, Impy, Lone Star
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Despite the title of this article there are no cars. Impy Supercars was a range of trucks and other commercial vehicles.

Today we are looking at two of the range.

Number 34, Euclid tractor, produced between 1968 to 1972 and again in 1975, 60mm long.

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Number 25, earth dumper/loader, produced 1967 to 1975, 79mm long, possibly modelled on the Aveling Barford loading shovel.

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The real machines

Pictures from https://classicdozers.wordpress.com/

The Euclid Company of Ohio was a company specialized in heavy equipment for earthmoving, namely dump trucks and wheel tractor-scrapers, that operated from the United States of America from the 1920s to the 1950s, then it was purchased and converted into a section of General Motors and later on by Hitachi Construction Machinery.

For more on the Euclid history  Click Here

 

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Aveling Barford

Aveling-Barford came into being in 1933, as the result of the amalgamation of the country’s two leading manufacturers of road rollers, Aveling & Porter and Barford & Perkins, Aveling & Porter known for their steam rollers as well as diesel rollers, Barford known for site dumpers and Perkins of the diesel engine fame.

During the war the company built Bren gun carriers for the army, shell fuse caps and various precision-made components for tanks and submarines.

Finding a picture of the Front end loader shovel proved to be very hard but did find one, but may be a slightly later version as this one has a cab, this one was known as the TS350c.


A week of Triang

by Peter
Categories: Bayco, Construction toys, Locomotives, Minic, Train layouts, Triang, Triang, Trucks
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The last week has been mainly acquiring Triang products, not planned but mostly by chance.

The week culminating in a trip to Alexander Palace to a model railway exhibition which I hadn’t intended visiting, it was the idea of my other half as she is building a narrow gauge model railway and was looking for bits and pieces for it, so I tagged along.

During the week a few purchases arrived by post firstly a Triang Tugster diecast tractor I didn’t have and found by chance on Ebay

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This has been added to the other Triang Tugsters

To see more information on the Triang Tugster range Click Here

Something I’ve been meaning to collect and not got around to is the Triang Minic  ‘push-and-go’ series of trucks, this week two lots turned up at a reasonable price so bought them

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Above shows just three versions, the tanker, cement truck and tarpaulin truck, the tarpaulin cover seems very similar if not the same as a Triang wagon load seen on the flat wagon although as I don’t have one can not confirm if it’s the same size.

Below are some of the RAF series including the same tanker as above

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All of the trucks have a mechanism allowing it to run forward when pulled backwards, the trucks are all the same moulding with different loads.

The trip to Alexander Palace also yielded results, although mainly new stuff for sale I was surprised how many secondhand stalls there were, I wasn’t really looking for anything in particular for my model railway and rarely buy new stock anyway, but a few great item did catch my attention.

For some time I have been after the Triang ‘Davy Crocket’ old time locomotive but the one’s I’ve seen have been non-runners or missing parts, this one was complete and running.

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I suppose now I should look out for the old time coaches.

My star buy was again found by chance and on a stall I had already looked at, this was partly hidden by other items and at first was not obviously Triang Minic Motorways as this is an early box.

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The give away was a tiny Triang logo on the end of the box.

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After checking is was complete and even had the original instructions, so I bought it.

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Finally made up at home, although missing the plastic ramp if you don’t intend using it as part of the Minic Motorway system.

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Triang Minic Motorway bus depot, second issue, mid sixties.

Although in the end was a good day out with many layouts on display, lots of innovations and a few good purchases.

To end a layout that caught my eye in O gauge old Hornby Meccano with the biggest display of Bayco buildings I have ever seen.

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