The Tri-ang R3X Goods set from 1953 – iconic images

One of the first sets from tri-ang was the R3X goods set. This came out in 1953 with the notorious standard track. At the time it was fine but later tended to warp and go out of gauge.

The set had a Jinty locomotive and four wagons, including a brake van. Notably, the wagons were made of plastic. Moreover, the Tri-ang R3X Goods set had an R.42 speed control unit, these needed an external transformer to operate. The other version had a battery controller.

Triang had its origins in 1950 with a train set made for Marks and Spencer. In fact, the first Tri-ang catalogue came out in 1955.

See more iconic model railway images in the looking back series.

Retro Reviews – Triang, R112 Drop Door, Goods wagon, 1958-70.

Welcome to another retro review. Here we look at a Triang wagon from my Collection. This is the R112 drop door goods wagon, running number M2313. All photos, the author.

The prototype

The prototype drop side wagon was a common sight throughout the stream era. Compare the buffers with the model.

The model – Triang R112 Drop side goods wagon

R112 actually appeared in the first Triang catalogue from 1955, with a NE livery. It became No M2313 in 1958 and remained in the Triang-Hornby range until 1970.

Triang wagons 1955
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