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by Hardwicke
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: SR fence posts
Replies: 30
Views: 8979

Re: SR fence posts

This might be of interst for the fencing wires.These are Bernard Weller's own samples.
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by Hardwicke
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: SR fence posts
Replies: 30
Views: 8979

Re: SR fence posts

The Eridge footbridge one doesn't seem to want to zoom in.
by Hardwicke
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: SR fence posts
Replies: 30
Views: 8979

Re: SR fence posts

Having cycled and walked alongside LNER and LMR posts regularly a stain of rust fron the fasteners is probably more effective. Mark, I've messaged you.
by Hardwicke
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: SR fence posts
Replies: 30
Views: 8979

Re: SR fence posts

I've tried to contact Mark via the Shapeways site but just get an error message.
Frustrating as I would have ordered some if I knew the difference between the materials, other than "better detail"
by Hardwicke
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?
Replies: 70
Views: 6339

Re: Who would want a form tool for re-profiling wheels?

The Scale 7 Group produce two Form tools for use with S7. The circular type is easier to sharpen. 23-HSS wheel profile form tool.JPG 23 wheel profile form tool.JPG Which type is planned for the P4 tool? regards Alan I too have the circular one but struggled to mount it securely on my Myford ML10
by Hardwicke
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Drive for an N2
Replies: 6
Views: 1103

Re: Drive for an N2

OK I have a drive now but the brake gear is missing. Rods are available from Gibson but does anyone do suitable brakes?
by Hardwicke
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Kitchen table P4 conversion of RTR loco wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 1215

Re: Kitchen table P4 conversion of RTR loco wheels

Just seen this. Would anyone recommend it for say the DJ Models Austerity wheel?
by Hardwicke
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: SR fence posts
Replies: 30
Views: 8979

Re: SR fence posts

What is the difference between the fine detail and natural versatile types?
by Hardwicke
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Chivers Kits Return...
Replies: 18
Views: 2762

Re: Chivers Kits Return...

I wonder if they will reintroduce the etched 16T mineral wagon chassis? It was wonderful.
by Hardwicke
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: LNER concrete platelayers hut
Replies: 4
Views: 4746

Re: LNER concrete platelayers hut

Any tips on soldering large slabs of whitemetal together? Tack solder then fill? Clamps? Anything?
by Hardwicke
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh tandem turnout length and other questions
Replies: 30
Views: 2840

Re: 3 way turnout length question

Sleeper spacing then follows a standard (for the railway/era) spacing.
by Hardwicke
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh tandem turnout length and other questions
Replies: 30
Views: 2840

Re: 3 way turnout length question

Have you worked out the general length/angle? If so then refer to the lead tables for switches and work back from there. Just like the real railways do
by Hardwicke
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Kyle of Lochalsh tandem turnout length and other questions
Replies: 30
Views: 2840

Re: 3 way turnout length question

I'm trying to get my head round that. There is a three throw at Butterley but this is a three way. Generally both the vee and the switchblade must be supported just like a normal point.
by Hardwicke
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: SR fence posts
Replies: 30
Views: 8979

Re: SR fence posts

I've been thinking about these posts for Swanage which has the wrong sort (Ratio). How do I get a supply of these (or similar LNER/ER) ones. I'd need enought for about 22 feet length at least.
by Hardwicke
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies
Replies: 61
Views: 8634

Re: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies

When I bought the Wild Swan coach books I knew a lot less about railways than I do now. There are large gaps in the narrative. Jumping from the early 1920's to "none survived into nationalisation", shows what the book is. A skim over the surface. No disrespect to Wild Swan as I'm sure they...
by Hardwicke
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Drive for an N2
Replies: 6
Views: 1103

Re: Drive for an N2

Thanks,
I'm sure there are suitable alternatives.
by Hardwicke
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Drive for an N2
Replies: 6
Views: 1103

Drive for an N2

Can anyone suggest a gearbox/motor combination for an N2 please? I picked one up at S4N last year or so. Chassis is lovely - Bradwell I think but no coupling rods, brakes, motor or gears. I've not got access to a drawing at the moment.
by Hardwicke
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies
Replies: 61
Views: 8634

Re: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies

Oh I wish I'd noticed about the vents. I've a few more to build. I might attempt them...
by Hardwicke
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies
Replies: 61
Views: 8634

Re: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies

Use a triangular file. Takes a bit longer but you can get a sharper corner.
by Hardwicke
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies
Replies: 61
Views: 8634

Re: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies

To show I have done some modelling here is a Ratio Midland Clerestory I painted and lined a while ago. Awaiting Society bogies with springy beams.
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by Hardwicke
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest 2020 Cancelled
Replies: 19
Views: 3293

Re: Scalefour Southwest 2020 Cancelled

Albert Hall wrote:I can remember mother ironing with a bayonet plug connected into the light fitting

Roy

Yup. Got one of those !
by Hardwicke
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: High Level Mail order and stock
Replies: 10
Views: 2233

Re: High Level Mail order and stock

If I didn't still have to work (and I might end up doing longer hours ) I'd be well into the umpteen projects I have underway. Best wishes everyone.
by Hardwicke
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest 2020 Cancelled
Replies: 19
Views: 3293

Re: Scalefour Southwest 2020 Cancelled

Understandable. I'd like to visit it again one year. Best wishes to everyone involved.
by Hardwicke
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies
Replies: 61
Views: 8634

Re: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies

In the current climate I still have to work. Perils of working for the emergency services. At least I'm safe.

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