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Old 03-02-2018, 08:54 PM   #1
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Default Converting Triang Pullman coaches........

.......... into a 2 tone blue coronation set, well i have made a start on converting my old triang pullman coaches into my version of the articulated coronation coaches, here are a few pictures of where i have got to so far, this may take a few more weeks to complete, cheers,
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a few more pictures,
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What's it like round corners? Does the shared bogie require a bit of sideways "Give" to it to work well? It is a very good concept for using Triang shorter coaches and I like the idea. Looking forward to watching things progress further.
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You have given me an idear Dynax. Reading this thread made me think. I have an A4 Silver Fox loco in my collection but never had the coaches which ran in the Silver Jubilee Train. I could buy a rake of Silver jubilee Hornby coaches which are incorrect as they are made from standard Hornby moulding and not like the real thing.
I could copy your idea and link them together using your idea of modifying the bogies which would make them look more like the real thing even though the coaches will still not be right.
The Hornby Jubilee coaches are just a standard coach moulding as you probably know. Like your idea very much. So simple. John
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No photo's today, but progress has been made, central bogies have had the brass strip glued to them, and have been converting some new wheels to live axle ones, ready for the pick up springs for the lighting,

Hi MG, i haven't tried them on the track yet so i don't actually know how well they will work, but i have allowed a little play in the brass strip,

Have a go John, there's not much to it really, the only real change has been to completely remove the coupling from the central bogies,
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When you get to testing them the only problem you may get is the coaches wobbling. I have had that problem before when building coach kits. One coach I did wobbled like mad and I stopped it by passing the fixing bolt of the bogie up into the chassis and putting spring under the nut and washer on topside of the chassis.
It worked on that coach but only an idea to through into the pot in case it may be useful.
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Hi John, yes i have thought about it wobbling, a spring will be fine to use on the end bogies, but the central one will be loose as the coaches will just be a drop in type affair same as a loco to tender coupling, but that is one reason i'm using brass as i will solder a plate to a nut that will act as a stabiliser for the coach to stop it from rocking, the bolts will also be glued in as they will also be part of the electrical system, cheers,
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a quick update,

1st photo shows a flanged nut which acts as a stabiliser to stop the rocking motion,
2nd photo after first visit to the paint shop,
3rd photo is the central bogie and i have decided to have them fixed rather than a drop in fit,
4th photo shows the wheels and axle converted to a live axle with a little bit of solder,
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we have a rake of half finished articulated coaches , cheers,
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been experimenting with fibre optics today and it has been a bit of a learning curve, but here are some photos, cheers,

sorry for picture quality, and not quite finished, need trimming and shades doing,
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