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Models built for the 'Hornby O Gauge Trains' Secretary's Challenge

The Challenge:

This Challenge is for us, collectively, to build a mixed passenger/goods train to fit onto Hornby O gauge track.  (I've given it the sub-heading of "The Big Challenge"!)

The idea is that each person will construct one or more carriages, wagons or a locomotive and then we'll couple them together at the meeting and run the train.  Let's see how long we can make it!

To ensure that they can couple together, please make sure that all of your rolling stock has a coupling at both ends.  The coupling will simply consist of a horizontal strip or plate protruding from the vehicle end with a long bolt, protruding upwards, fixed in the end hole.  The strip should be approx 1" above rail level.  They will be joined by a fishplate or short strip.

Oh, by the way, please bring some track with you if you have any to spare!  3-rail if possible.  Stick a label on your own track to ensure that you get the right pieces back.

If this goes well, I've got an idea for something even more ambitious next year!


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Built for the Hornby O Gauge Trains Secretary's ChallengeGolden Arrow Locomotive

Built by Eric Smith

A Pacific 4-6-2 class locomotive designed by O.V.S. Bulleid and built from 1941 to 1950. The Golden Arrow runs between London Victoria and Dover.
 
 
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Built for the Hornby O Gauge Trains Secretary's ChallengeHunslet Narrow Gauge Locomotive

Built by Chris Warrell

This model runs on O gauge track, which I think is 7mm to 1 foot, but this model, being narrow gauge, is 16mm to 1 foot with the 32mm track being equivalent to 2 foot gauge. The model is 3½" wide. The locomotive is an 0-6-0 saddle tank engine, ...
 
 
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Built for the Hornby O Gauge Trains Secretary's ChallengeO Gauge Banana Wagon

Built by Eric Smith

A wagon with sliding doors in the yellow of Fyffes Bananas.
 
 
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Built for the Hornby O Gauge Trains Secretary's ChallengeO Gauge Carriage

Built by Keith Patey

 
 
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Built for the Hornby O Gauge Trains Secretary's ChallengeO Gauge Class 33 Diesel Locomotive

Built by Brian Leach

Fairly simple construction. The bogies do turn and it is not powered. It could have done with some blue and yellow strips to make it more colour authentic.
 
 
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Built for the Hornby O Gauge Trains Secretary's ChallengeO Gauge Flatbed Bogie

Built by Peter Clay

 
 
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Built for the Hornby O Gauge Trains Secretary's ChallengeO Gauge Flatbed Truck

Built by George Foard

 
 
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Built for the Hornby O Gauge Trains Secretary's ChallengeO Gauge Locomotive and Open Box Wagon

Built by John Gay

A red/green 0-4-0 locomotive powered by a Magic Motor, and a blue/yellow open box wagon.
 
 
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Built for the Hornby O Gauge Trains Secretary's ChallengeO Gauge Pacific Locomotive

Built by Ivor Ellard

I have often wondered why Frank Hornby never introduced railway wheels into the Meccano system. I would have thought that such a crossover would have benefited both systems. However, the Swiss firm of Stoky did introduce railway wheels which are fully...
 
 
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Built for the Hornby O Gauge Trains Secretary's ChallengeO Gauge Rolling Stock

Built by Ivor Ellard

This rolling stock is years old, and came about because I wanted to recreate a 'Hornby Railway'. I modified (mutilated) some no. 52 flanged plates so that they were only 2" wide, this being the maximum width for gauge O.
 
 
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Built for the Hornby O Gauge Trains Secretary's ChallengeO Gauge Tanker

Built by Chris Fry

With independent bogies.
 
 
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Built for the Hornby O Gauge Trains Secretary's ChallengeO Gauge Train

Built by Frank Paine

 
 
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Built for the Hornby O Gauge Trains Secretary's ChallengeO Gauge V Tipper Wagon

Built by Ralph Laughton

I have long been a fan of railways, both real and model, but I have never built anything mildly railway related (apart from our funicular railway ). This little model is my representation of a 'V' tipper, typical of the type found on narrow gauge ind...
 
 
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Built for the Hornby O Gauge Trains Secretary's ChallengeO Gauge Wagon Bogie

Built by Brian Elvidge

Basically two four-wheel trucks coupled by a 12½" girder body. It can run as two independent four-wheel trucks or coupled.
 
 
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Built for the Hornby O Gauge Trains Secretary's ChallengeO Gauge Wagons

Built by Douglas Windibank

 
 
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Built for the Hornby O Gauge Trains Secretary's ChallengeRailway Brake Wagon

Built by Richard Marsden

Built to test O Gauge compatibility for the April 2013 Secretary's Challenge, with no attempt made to match the colours of the parts used; as a result it looks rather like something out of a circus train. For scale, the frames are 2" apart, with 5-hole...
 
 
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Built for the Hornby O Gauge Trains Secretary's ChallengeTwin Bolster Wagon

Built by Adrian Ashford

A twin bolster wagon consisting of two single bolster wagons permanently coupled together as a pair, for carrying long loads like pipes etc.
 
 
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Built for the Hornby O Gauge Trains Secretary's ChallengeWagons

Built by Chris Warrell

Built to show the coupling arrangement required for the Hornby O Gauge Train Secretary's Challenge.

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