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by Hardwicke
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: SR fence posts
Replies: 25
Views: 6562

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: 55
Views: 2353

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: 4
Views: 666

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: 938

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: 25
Views: 6562

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: 2084

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: 3806

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: 1863

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: 1863

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: 1863

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: 25
Views: 6562

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: 6759

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: 4
Views: 666

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: 4
Views: 666

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: 6759

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: 6759

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: 6759

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: 2620

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: 1815

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: 2620

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: 6759

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: 6759

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: 6759

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: 6759

Re: Ratio Midland Carriage bogies

They have some 9' bogies

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