The Princess Royal Reborn

After a month away for repairs, the maroon Princess Royal is now mended and flying about the track. The chap who mended it managed to make up the parts from two other engines, and it’s now as smooth as if it was new. This video shows the temporary track layout in the loft, with the Princess Royal, it’s tender, a passenger carriage and buffet car. Edit: Forgotten to test the smoke!!! That’ll be the next post . . . The “Princess...

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Princess Royal alight!!

Still having a bit of difficulty getting the Princess Royal going. I’ve managed to get electricity going to the drive OK but it’s not quite powering properly. The first video is the train (with outer casing off) lit up in the drive bit then suddenly flying into action. The second video is the train moving slowly around the track (the power was on full!) and still lit up. Not sure what to do to get it running properly, perhaps take it...

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Packard Rail!!
Sep25

Packard Rail!!

Earlier in the year I was given by my uncle his train set which he had when he was a boy, and Ian and me played with when we were boys. Unfortunately the track and layout was not fit but the locomotives and rolling stock was all fine. On receiving the equipment, I immediately made an inventory of it using the superb Hornby/Triang system, of which there is lots of information on the internet for, and especially good servicing sheets....

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