- 25 Oct 2009
I converted one to a Bogie Trailer using an LGB Bogie Short Caboose Chassis, the other one a Toastrack had the Motor removed and is also a Trailer Car. Both seen lurking in the darkest recess of my Fiddle Yard awaiting the call to duty. The shorty LGB Van also in the picture has one of the Control Boxes from one of the Trams mounted on it so that it can be propelled by an LGB Rack Electric Rack Loco also in matching Blue.The early one's are in a maroon box and are dreadful. I gave up on mine and replaced it with a usa trains motor block which runs great.
The later versions are in a red box and are much better and run smoothly.
I have a few of these trams including some very early ones (over 20 years old) & none of them have a motor block like this. They all have slots where skates could be fitted. The early ones were very noisy but ran. The next batch had gears which split after a few years. All replaced by USA motors.
No no no never glue, somehow do a screw fit for access.
No...Evil stick = hot glue?
#1 son was chemist in their labs in StaffordNo...
Evo-Stik is a thixotropic contact adhesive, which became very popular in the late 60's early 70's when 'we' were all using Formica (other brands are available) laminates to build / update our homes.
Due to the solvents used...
People working in confined spaces had 'interesting' experiences..