Chopping and changing

Every time I get ready to take the dog out for a walk it starts raining, then I sit down to do something else and the sun comes out!

Ah well, at least I’ve tried out an idea I’ve been mulling over for a while.

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At first glance you might wonder what an old Tri-ang wagon is doing in this FCPyF freight train, but looks can be deceiving.

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It’s not an old Tri-ang wagon at all, it’s TWO old Tri-ang wagons spliced together to match the width of the On30 stock, compare with the unaltered wagon in the picture below.

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The leftovers won’t be going to waste.

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The chassis can have a coffee stirrer flat wagon built on it and the off-cuts can be combined with an N gauge chassis to become another bogie wagon in On18 scale.

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I really do not think there’s any chance whatsoever of an O scale narrow gauge modeller ever being accepted as a member of the Tri-ang Society, not with the way we hack “collectors’ items” apart like this.

They’re toys, and toys are meant to be played with, not collected.

stop

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About Bob Hughes

Ex railwayman, life long railway modeller, lover of real ale and spicy food. Divorced, she got the kids, I got the dog.
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