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by Hardwicke
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: SR fence posts
Replies: 20
Views: 3728

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: 4481

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: 237

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: 237

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: 4481

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: 4481

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: 4481

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: 1757

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: 1312

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: 1757

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: 4481

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: 4481

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: 4481

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: 4481

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: 791

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: 4481

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: 791

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: 4481

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: 791

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: 4481

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: 4991

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...
by Hardwicke
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: GWR (Lima) railcar
Replies: 3
Views: 1335

Re: GWR (Lima) railcar

I was just about to look at that issue (the Twin railcar one)!
by Hardwicke
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: GWR (Lima) railcar
Replies: 3
Views: 1335

Re: GWR (Lima) railcar

I had a word with Brian at Warley. Apparently you twist them, on the sides away from the small blip and they pop out. Quick cleaning off of the blip and they are ready to fit. I've popped out about 8 of the 80 or so for the railcar. I't doesn't help that the Lima frames are so bulky and toy like. I'...
by Hardwicke
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: Yorkshire Engine DE2
Replies: 28
Views: 12167

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: 9
Views: 2366

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...

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