Just had a look at my old Triang Hornby coaches and noticed they are not so
different from the Hornby coaches. Anyone have good ideas how to upgrade
them (wheels of course, from where?) and other ideas?
Hornby sells disc, 3-hole and spoked wheels on metal axles in sets of 10
(why 10 I don't know!). So does Bachmann, but theirs have plastic axle
centres and are more prone to break or be out of gauge. If you want to
spend more, there's Romford, etc....
Bachmann have stopped using the plastic centre wheels and all new
wheels have a solid metal axle.
The latest Mk1s from Hornby are fitted with 3-hole wagon wheels, not
coach wheels, to overcome the excess buffer height.
The replacement ones I bought a year or so ago had metal wheels and stub
axles, with a plastic centre section for insulation. With some I had to
push in the axles to the plastic part, and I managed to break one set.
Hornby uses an all-metal axle; both wheels are insulated with a plastic
bushing. I've had no problems with misalignment or out-of-gauge.
"John Sullivan" wrote
Yes, it's quite useful actually. If you put 14mm coach wheels (I've used
Romfords) into Hornby Gresley coaches it makes the buffer height the same as
the Bachmann Thompsons.
from "John Turner" contains these words:
ASDA still sells eggs in dozens (and half-dozens). Bread rolls, muffins,
crumpets, etc are also in dozens. Milk in pints - doorstep delivery is
also in pints.
Beer is a vexed question. Officially it's sold in pints, but that
includes the head, with no legal definition (AFAIK) of the size of the
I don't know if they're official, but I believe CAMRA has issued
suggested guidelines. I know Granada TV got rapped on the knuckles for
showing short-measure pints being served in the Rovers Return. I guess
it's a consequence of the return of "Real Ale", which is not
automatically dispensed into oversized glasses.
G'day You All Lose,
In Australia where we first started going Metric back in 1966. I believe
this was the main reason that the UK Government, for reasons of trade,
started to turn its back on us.
Eggs come in 6, 12, 18 & 30 packs.
Milk in 500mls & 1 Litre Cardboard Packs & 1, 2 & 3 Litre Plastic Bottles
Bread Rolls in Single, 6, 12, 13, & a lot more combinations.
Beer comes in all shapes and sizes but the main Glass size in New South
Wales is 385mls.
Model Trains normally come in Single packs except for special promotions
such as the Athearn 4 or 6 packs.
And bear in mind we have to work all of this out while being upside down.
Graeme Hearn Down Under.