What's on the bench?

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I may have posted a link to this topic before but there are a few people in the UK in the last few months doing all sorts of interesting things with 3mm scale.

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index ... workbench/

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RodTT wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 5:35 am I may have posted a link to this topic before but there are a few people in the UK in the last few months doing all sorts of interesting things with 3mm scale.

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index ... workbench/
Thanks for the link. There's a lot of cool stuff there.
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There's one guy in particular who likes to fit 3D printed bodies onto Tri-ang chassis, so producing a variety of British locos on just two chassis variants. Usually he even sticks to the Tri-ang motors and wheels - just shows there's still a lot of life in them. Not that it's a route I'd go down myself.

There's more of his stuff in the last few pages of this link:

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index ... nt-4429385

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RodTT wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 4:06 pm There's one guy in particular who likes to fit 3D printed bodies onto Tri-ang chassis, so producing a variety of British locos on just two chassis variants. Usually he even sticks to the Tri-ang motors and wheels - just shows there's still a lot of life in them. Not that it's a route I'd go down myself.

There's more of his stuff in the last few pages of this link:

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index ... nt-4429385
Sounds like he's just updating the bodies then? The Tri-ang chassis should have the correct wheel sizes and axle spacing since they are British models to begin with.

We're trying to fit American bodies on German chassis :wall: :lol:
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Yes he is just updating the bodies (though sometimes he uses Romford wheels or the occasional etched chassis), though going by some of his posts he does have to take chunks off the Tri-ang magnets or gouge bits out of the bodies sometimes. He is a big Tri-ang enthusiast but personally I much prefer modern, quiet mechanisms that can easily be adapted to DCC, and more up-to-date looking wheels.

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I have been quietly watching the TT3 stuff, as I have some ideas of my own to model in TT3, just need the time right now, with the farm being so busy right now.
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I have a lot of reading to do now. I was able to pick up a collection of magazines over the weekend. In the case of Model Railroader, it's almost all the issues from 1961 to 2019 and then a couple of years of Railroad Model Craftsman. In total it's about 250kg (550lbs) of paper. :o

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MacG wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:18 am I have a lot of reading to do now. I was able to pick up a collection of magazines over the weekend. In the case of Model Railroader, it's almost all the issues from 1961 to 2019 and then a couple of years of Railroad Model Craftsman. In total it's about 250kg (550lbs) of paper. :o
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1961? There should still be TT in it!
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You are right! I found a TT article in Nov 1966 and July 1988. Furthermore in 1963 an advertisement from Rokal. It also stuck in my mind the drawings of the New Haven's passenger train, the Thrall All-Door Car, and an SD30. The latter a model from the what-if section.
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