T.A.C.T. NEWS

This page is the company 'notice board' so to speak, where the latest news from the line is shown! Things like alterations to the 'permanent way', new wagons and van's, new buildings and rebuild's!

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I have added new pages to my web site! Use arrows at the top and bottom of index to scroll up or down!

Here is the latest picture of the batch build of the last of my 7/8ths. castings I have had for some years. These started out as three plank wagons with a whole side lifting. However that part did not work well, so now they are one plank lifting.... to remove the wagon load! The ladder provided on each wagon is to allow staff to climb in to shovel the last of the 'load' out. Rub down lettering provided the lettering and sheet lead gave the wagons stability...(July 2017)

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The 'House-hold' hooks I had fitted to my home-made buffers looked far from realistic and were awful to remove/fit the link chains in normal every day running. After a bit of thought I came up with a better profile as pictured above. The new outline is easy to connect and unconnect and look like real N.G. buffer pegs. The main part is that they cost about a 'farthing' each!....(July 2017)

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Here is the new 'Rolling Road' set-up. Now I can visit other local member's garden railways without all of the condence running all over their nice slabbing, etc! The set-up is a metal baking tin with a wood housing bolted on top and the 'rolling road (from 'Loco-Boxes') screwed to the top with the right-hand (above) 'rolling road' channeled/sliding in the wood to fit various sized wheel arrangments!....easy to make.....

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