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Abiogenesis


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:13 pm    Post subject: Hello from the heights of High Wycombe. Reply with quote

It's time for a belated introduction.

The first train set was given to me by my parents when I was 8. My younger brother also received an identical Hornby train set. They were red clockwork tinplate trains. The tender was numbered 3435 & the Pullman cars were Marjorie & Aurelia. A couple of days ago, I saw an example of that train set on Ebay for £120. I was not tempted.

In my early teens, my brother & I built a Triang "OO" gauge layout together. It was packed away until my eldest son was 5 & it was operated for a further 5 years, to be replaced in the garden by the Hornby G100 Rocket  that I bought for him, when he was born in 1982. The Rocket saw sporadic use for 2 years, but ended up on a dusty display shelf in his bedroom.

About a month ago, I saw a couple of good deals for Rocket track & on impulse I bid on them.  Which meant I had to resuscitate the Rocket! It was then that I was drawn to seek advice from Roly Williams at this forum. He was most helpful & I expect to have it running well directly. You may well ask why it's not running yet? I could not resist a lame duck; an SL1 with only one cylinder.

Whilst I was waiting for the bidding to run its course, I investigated the matter of its revival. I contacted Roy Wood Models & ordered upgraded "O" ring pistons & cylinders, a needle valve regulator, a displacement lubricator, a 40 psi safety valve & a water top up valve.
Roy was ever helpful with his advice & he (by telephone) & I put Loco No.1 of the newly incorporated Chiltern Heights Railway, together again. A last minute decision (this afternoon) saw me order a gas firing system from Forest Classics. In for a penny, in for a pound.  

I have also amassed 30 metres of Hornby tinplate track for a circuit around the garden. The track will sit on the sleepers used for raised flower beds. I have constructed 4 Warren Truss bridges using lolly sticks & hot glue. The longest is  a 7 feet long single span & no; there is no discernible deflection. NB. Always use gloves when using hot glue. It strips skin. Learn from my error.

The Chiltern Heights Railway has a purpose. It will carry cans of cold beer & BBQ'd comestibles from the house to the summerhouse. Having just typed that, it will probably rain every weekend until November.   At some stage, I'll post pictures, but I am also trying to revitalise the the Triang collection. Never a dull moment.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi and    to the forum, looking forward to the pics,  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hi, and welcome from the Netherlands.
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Welcome from SoCal. ‘Hornby train set’ …… that brings back memories.

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Hello and   from Illinois!
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I hope your stay will be long and interesting
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Sounds like a rekindle and I hope it all goes well and smoothly
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum, I hope you enjoy your stay here.

The project sounds interesting, though be wary about tin plate track in the garden, it tends to rust quite efficiently. But I look forward to seeing what you create
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A belated welcome to this fine forum! I will look forward to reading and seeing more of your garden railway exploits when you are able to post some more about them.

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