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by Hardwicke
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: early platform height?
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: early platform height?

If you know where to look many stations still have the old lower platforms still there. Worksop and Shireoaks (MS&LR) both show evidence of rebuilding to current levels and Derby (platform 1) still has the NMR stone platform included beneath the newer bricks. I'm sure there are plenty of others ...
by Hardwicke
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: MIDLAND RAILWAY FOOTBRIDGE KIT ON EBAY
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: MIDLAND RAILWAY FOOTBRIDGE KIT ON EBAY

I've one of the knock off MTK copies that sent both businesses bust.
by Hardwicke
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Carriage loading docks
Replies: 55
Views: 2136

Re: Carriage loading docks

One of the vehicles I intend to place for unloading at the end loading dock is a Fowler ploughing engine, and it was this 25-ton monster I had in mind. A separate problem is what wagon could carry this machine. It has a very wide wheelbase - 8' 6", and assuming these wheels could not be allowe...
by Hardwicke
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Carriage loading docks
Replies: 55
Views: 2136

Re: Carriage loading docks

I've seen those metal hinges. Possibly Retford before the loading dock was removed and turned into a car park or elsewhere but I do remember them.
by Hardwicke
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Carriage loading docks
Replies: 55
Views: 2136

Re: Carriage loading docks

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by Hardwicke
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Carriage loading docks
Replies: 55
Views: 2136

Re: Carriage loading docks

This one?
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by Hardwicke
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Carriage loading docks
Replies: 55
Views: 2136

Re: Carriage loading docks

GWR Architecture OPC
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by Hardwicke
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Carriage loading docks
Replies: 55
Views: 2136

Re: Carriage loading docks

Just a thought. The buffer stop would provide a support to any planks, metal or wood between the dock and wagon, acting as a fulcrum.
by Hardwicke
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: Carriage loading docks
Replies: 55
Views: 2136

Re: Carriage loading docks

Considering that this is a later concrete rebuild, possibly wartime or post WW2 it suggests a military connection or a BR sugarbeet dock. One of these was added at Whitwell, Derbyshire (of Heckmondwike fame), but demolished soon after the station reopened. It had metal posts and chains.
by Hardwicke
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Drummond 700
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: Hornby Drummond 700

What size and spoke are they? No access to my books tonight....
by Hardwicke
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Hornby Drummond 700
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Hornby Drummond 700

Anyone converted a Hornby 700? I know the handrails are wrong. Anyone changed the handrails too? Are wheels available or straight swap/ easichas?
by Hardwicke
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale
Replies: 31
Views: 3617

Re: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale

Will it be offered as P4?
by Hardwicke
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Wagons
Topic: GWR V4 Mink van pictures?
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Re: GWR V4 Mink van pictures?

Which Morgan design chassis go with these?
More importantly which ones go with the Cooper Craft open GWR wagons? The floor is too high on the plastic kits.
by Hardwicke
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: DJ Models 14xx on High Level chassis
Replies: 31
Views: 3171

Re: DJ Models 14xx on High Level chassis

Not a DJ Models, but I did convert an old Airfix auto tank to P4, I converted my Airfix 14xx with new rods and Ultrascale wheels. Airfix plunger pickups were eased further out and it has run beautifully ever since (20 years). Original chassis, gears and motor. Iain Rice detailing parts (Chimney and...
by Hardwicke
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale
Replies: 31
Views: 3617

Re: New 4mm Scale Deltic from Accurascale

The model looks like it will be a winner. Weren't the NRM/Bachmann DELTIC and Heljan DP2 pretty accurate? The Bachmann deltic failed on so many levels.
by Hardwicke
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 86729

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

I've never seen a stop "neatly turfed" but can confirm they are filled with clinker and loco ash. I guess the Midland had a lot to get rid of.
by Hardwicke
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 86729

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

I'm sure I've seen the buffer stops used as a coal stacking area in confined yards before. That would explain what surrounds it. It may have a wooden plank. If only I had seen that plan before building the model. I spent ages pouring over Midland Record and the extant one at Butterley. Plenty still ...
by Hardwicke
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 86729

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

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New and old stone on the loading dock.
Top three courses are the new part.
by Hardwicke
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 86729

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

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Buffer stop front....somewhere under the ivy !
by Hardwicke
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 86729

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

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Looking down the banking/hill from the signal box
by Hardwicke
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 932
Views: 86729

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

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on the stone loading dock, looking west

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