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by Hardwicke
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: LNER concrete platelayers hut
Replies: 4
Views: 3037

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: 1066

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: 1066

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: 1066

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: 21
Views: 4700

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: 5263

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: 2
Views: 312

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: 2
Views: 312

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: 5263

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: 5263

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: 5263

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: 2076

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: 1507

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: 2076

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: 5263

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.
by Hardwicke
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies
Replies: 61
Views: 5263

Re: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies

Update on access... "The Midland Railway – Butterley have taken the decision to close to the public. We are planning to remain closed until the end of April, but will continue to monitor the situation and will offer updates on our website and through social media. We ask all our supporters to m...
by Hardwicke
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies
Replies: 61
Views: 5263

Re: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies

My car is in for a check up (after I was really pleased and changed the bulbs in the main beam myself) so it might be a few days before I get over there. Also the virus might affect access.
by Hardwicke
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies
Replies: 61
Views: 5263

Re: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies

They have some 9' bogies
by Hardwicke
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Sheffield Bridgehouses
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Re: Sheffield Bridgehouses

Now making a Sheffield Wicker with Spital Hill Tunnel and linking it to Bridgehouses....
by Hardwicke
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies
Replies: 61
Views: 5263

Re: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies

I've asked the Midland HC&W group
by Hardwicke
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Sheffield Bridgehouses
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Re: Sheffield Bridgehouses

Thanks,
Far grander than I imagined. A station for my Jenny Lind !
by Hardwicke
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies
Replies: 61
Views: 5263

Re: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies

Next time I'm over at Swanwick Junction, do you want me to check the carriages there? Clayton and Bain Well if you were, and could get some decent photos of the underframes in particular, it would allow this thread to continue to build up a definitive picture. The Claytons are the ones I am most in...
by Hardwicke
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Sheffield Bridgehouses
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Sheffield Bridgehouses

Out of interest I recently picked up this postcard, allegedly of "Old Wicker Passenger Station". Is that Sheffield Bridgehouses? The postcard does not look modern.

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by Hardwicke
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies
Replies: 61
Views: 5263

Re: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies

Next time I'm over at Swanwick Junction, do you want me to check the carriages there? Clayton and Bain
by Hardwicke
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: Swanage.
Replies: 14
Views: 5384

Re: Swanage.

The road bridge got damaged in a move so today it was repaired. Here was a rare chance to see my construction techniques circa late 1980s. The whole thing is a polystyrene roadbed with foamboard sides and abutments. Cork road surface. The cosmetic arch is Slater's and the rest is Wills, blended with...

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