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Hornby clockwork tin plate train running on a garden railway.

Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 2:24 pm
by Tony Bird
Hi,

For a friend I have just finished replacing the tin plate wheels on a Hornby tin plate train set with wheels with a lower flanges allowing it to be run on modern track and negotiate conventional points. For those interested I used Binnie 24 mm GRP wheels on solid axles for the tender. For the carriages the wheels are pushed on 1/8" K&S tubes running on a steel axle held in place by the covers of the axle boxes. The original wheels can simply be replaced anytime as there has been no alteration to the model. The last time I ran a clockwork train was when I was a child which is a long time ago now, it was quite fun! Video at:

https://youtu.be/I6t0rlXAAJQ

Regards Tony.

Re: Hornby clockwork tin plate train running on a garden railway.

Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 2:44 pm
by Peter Butler
Tony Bird wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 2:24 pm

The last time I ran a clockwork train was when I was a child which is a long time ago now, it was quite fun!

Regards Tony.
Nice work Tony...... I agree, just for fun!

Re: Hornby clockwork tin plate train running on a garden railway.

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 8:11 am
by FWLR
It made me smile Tony. :) :) :)

Re: Hornby clockwork tin plate train running on a garden railway.

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:47 am
by Clockwork
Thanks for sharing this Tony with me being interested in clockwork locomotives this is right up my street. A lovely little layout with scope to improve. :thumbleft: