Triang Cellulose Acetate Locomotives 1952-1956

Early Triang Princess Elizabeth. Trouble with an axle and seems to run backwards faster. The first early Triang loco in my collection, the main reason I changed from modern track to triang track. Runs better as a double header. A "Reserve" loco at Harrow Park.

Princess Elizabeth 1952-1954

She is not fitted with a TV suppressor and has white cab numbers.

A very early Jinty, a good runner, but must have been dropped in the past and been repaired. A very early 47606 loco indeed  because it still has Mk2a couplings which date it before May 1953. Does not run very often at Harrow Park, but will keep going without any help.

Very early Jinty before May 1953

Mk2a couplings place this locomotive very early.

Another Jinty serving Harrow Park (Station Pilot). She is fitted with Mk2b couplings, but no TV suppressor, which dates her mid 1953 to mid 1954. The coupling rods have been replaced and she is carrying later fluted ones. The cab number 47606 are smaller on this variant, I have placed this loco and the previous Jinty side by side so both sets of numbers can be seen.

Jinty from the 1953-1954 period

Mk2b couplings, no cut-out in boiler area. No TV suppressor dates this locomotive before May 1954.

This Baltic Tank does not run too well and is very noisey, It came in a huge job lot I collected in London and took back by bus to Germany. However the smoke unit works and the loco does run. The cellulose acetate has left it very bent.

This is the only locomotive that I have made in New Zealand marked on the plastic, even though it has a Triang label which states made in England! Very confusing. The loco fills a gap in the Triang story.

4-6-4 Transcontinental Baltic Tank

Made in New Zealand

Although the cellulose acetate has left this 0-6-0 diesel very bent, it carries out joint pilot duties at Harrow Park when a shunter with early mark 2 couplings are required. She is very good at all speeds.

Probably produced in the first production phase in 1956. She was released in the last year cellulose acetate was used in loco construction.

0-6-0 Diesel Shunter Early 1956

She does not have the additional bracket used to support the body screw, but has an extra long screw that fits into a thread directly into the metal block..... see picture below.

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