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by Hardwicke
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: Yorkshire Engine DE2
Replies: 28
Views: 10149

Re: Yorkshire Engine DE2

Thanks to Mike Edge's spare etches and the clambering over the real DE2 I know know exactly what is required of the brake gear. I've 3 pairs of one brake type but only 1 single complete one of the plain hangers. Mike only had the other type. The original builder of my kit used solid brass strip betw...
by Hardwicke
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Class 25
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Re: Class 25

Apart from the central window (which I always felt was a tad small and too high) the Hornby body is very good. I carefully enlarged the window downwards and made both a 24 and 25. I added new doors too. It is too small so enlarging it downwards is the way to go. It’s not too high, the problem is th...
by Hardwicke
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: LNER Y6
Replies: 16
Views: 5101

Re: LNER Y6

Are wheels available. I think this is one stumbling block for me not building mine ( and an icreasing line of projects "in the works".
Will Sharman's ever reappear?
by Hardwicke
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Class 25
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Re: Class 25

Apart from the central window (which I always felt was a tad small and too high) the Hornby body is very good. I carefully enlarged the window downwards and made both a 24 and 25. I added new doors too.
by Hardwicke
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Road and platform surfaces
Replies: 17
Views: 1795

Re: Road and platform surfaces

Good day all. This may seem like a dumb question to most of you. I gather tarmac/ asphalt was an early twentieth century invention. As far as I can tell the roads around Swanage were tarred in the twenties. (?) So the obvious question is - what were the road surfaces in the twenties? What were stat...
by Hardwicke
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Road and platform surfaces
Replies: 17
Views: 1795

Re: Road and platform surfaces

I’d never heard of wooden cobbles (or setts) until this thread (not that it was the subject of the thread), then rather spookily come across some yesterday in Cape Town in a fort of Dutch origin (not that I know if they’re there since build). Will post an image when home. Lindsay I'm sure Hull Dock...
by Hardwicke
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Wagon W-iron types
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: Wagon W-iron types

From memory the obvious difference is actually on the solebar. 1907 had a semi circular plate. 1923 had 3 bolts.
by Hardwicke
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: PH Designs Wagon Turntable
Replies: 17
Views: 3292

Re: PH Designs Wagon Turntable

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by Hardwicke
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: PH Designs Wagon Turntable
Replies: 17
Views: 3292

Re: PH Designs Wagon Turntable

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Clearance - back to back
by Hardwicke
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: PH Designs Wagon Turntable
Replies: 17
Views: 3292

Re: PH Designs Wagon Turntable

Once these were done they were cut off oversize and filed back to size. As a guide I used a pair of P4 wheels to act as a guide. The etch was made to fit between the wheels - a sort of back to back gauge in reverse.
by Hardwicke
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: PH Designs Wagon Turntable
Replies: 17
Views: 3292

Re: PH Designs Wagon Turntable

Small strips of the nickel silver were soldered and then filed to match the height.
by Hardwicke
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: PH Designs Wagon Turntable
Replies: 17
Views: 3292

Re: PH Designs Wagon Turntable

The next job was to thicken up the other side of the etched strip to match the folded over "rail"
by Hardwicke
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: PH Designs Wagon Turntable
Replies: 17
Views: 3292

Re: PH Designs Wagon Turntable

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strip tinned.


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Solder fillets for strength


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tinning using a resistence soldering iron


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tinning using a resistence soldering iron


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etches aligned and soldered


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etches aligned and soldered


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etches aligned and soldered




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etches aligned and soldered
by Hardwicke
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: PH Designs Wagon Turntable
Replies: 17
Views: 3292

Re: PH Designs Wagon Turntable

The last few days I've been busy adding the strips of nickle silver to the inner "square". Here are the results. Looks a bit messy as I had to add bits to thicken it up.
by Hardwicke
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: J50 Chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 1875

Re: J50 Chassis

With alterations would this be suitable for the Lima model? No need for you to alter it.
by Hardwicke
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Lord Colnago
Topic: A source of very fine sand
Replies: 11
Views: 1535

Re: A source of very fine sand

I use aquarium sand and a mix of poweder paint and talc for scenic work in sidings. Aquarium sand has various grades.
by Hardwicke
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Maindee East for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 1774

Re: Maindee East for sale

It now says "bidding has ended"
by Hardwicke
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1917

Re: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2019

When is the 2020 date?
by Hardwicke
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1917

Re: Scalefour Southwest (Railwells) 2019

Sadly I wasn't able to attend Wells but will again one day. Excellent pictures.
by Hardwicke
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Operations on the Lickey
Replies: 7
Views: 2162

Re: Operations on the Lickey

From one of Peter Handford's recordings I know best, because it has my local church bells, seems to definitely be a collage of recordings and from a memory of an article about his recordings, they are edited. Some of the trains come too quickly in succession and the ambient sounds, well, too conveni...
by Hardwicke
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Electrically operated prototype turntables
Replies: 16
Views: 2105

Re: Electrically operated prototype turntables

Old Oak Common's table hand and electric, went to Swanage railway at Norden.
by Hardwicke
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Electrically operated prototype turntables
Replies: 16
Views: 2105

Re: Electrically operated prototype turntables

Yoevil Junction is electric too
by Hardwicke
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Electrically operated prototype turntables
Replies: 16
Views: 2105

Re: Electrically operated prototype turntables

Aren't both York and Barrow Hill ( see above) both electric? I'd guess Neville Hill is too.
by Hardwicke
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: Why the big windows?
Replies: 23
Views: 3900

Re: Why the big windows?

The Deltic nose did allow fitting of the crew loo and washbasin - don't think that was what 'drove' the design, though ... It was actually a standard EE design based on American practice at the time. During our research into the new 10000 www://lms10000.co.uk we found that the toilet in the nose ha...
by Hardwicke
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 42
Views: 4297

Re: Brassmasters J94

But as I've asked before, does anyone make an accurate "Austerity" wheel?

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