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by Hardwicke
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Hardwick
Topic: Yorkshire Engine DE2
Replies: 25
Views: 6603

Re: Yorkshire Engine DE2

Last week Branchlines supplied a new worm and gear set. They were installed for Scalefour North, where a trail on Paul Gittings test track showed the quartering was out. Michael Edge kindly supplied missing bits from the kit, so I'm now on course to complete the brakes and a few cosmetic bits.
by Hardwicke
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2019 S4 North
Replies: 33
Views: 4105

Re: 2019 S4 North

Many thanks to a wonderful weekend. Lots of friends there, so much that I hardly moved a couple of feet without having a conversation. I failed to fully check Brassmasters, London Road, Eileen's, Bill Hudson, Ambis, Alan Gibson, Coastal, Mousa, Sutton or Protocab, but I knew what I wanted to buy thi...
by Hardwicke
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Materials and Techniques
Topic: Ready-made wire tree armatures
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Ready-made wire tree armatures

I can see some will like this but following the advice from the late, great, George Iliffe Stokes I'll stick to brake cable thrown into a fire to soften and remove the oil. Free. A smear of pva on fingers protects them.
by Hardwicke
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Nottingham East Midlands
Replies: 0
Views: 239

Nottingham East Midlands

The premier show for the East Midlands was somewhat smaller this year and in a different venue; Highbank Community Centre, Clifton. Just a short hop from the tramline at Holy Trinity stop and the Park and Ride. No specialist traders sadly, just a few general shops and books. Scalefour were represent...
by Hardwicke
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Hardwick
Topic: PH Designs Wagon Turntable
Replies: 10
Views: 2159

Re: PH Designs Wagon Turntable

Forge Mill turntable
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by Hardwicke
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Roseladden Restored
Replies: 4
Views: 1676

Re: Roseladden Restored

I remember it up for sale, but could not afford it at the time. I'm glad it's back "home".
by Hardwicke
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Scalescenes Industrial Box File Layout
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Re: Scalescenes Industrial Box File Layout

It would be a place to run my 48DS and Husky though !
by Hardwicke
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Scalescenes Industrial Box File Layout
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Re: Scalescenes Industrial Box File Layout

The Scalescenes item says "00 only" :D :D
by Hardwicke
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Hardwick
Topic: PH Designs Wagon Turntable
Replies: 10
Views: 2159

Re: PH Designs Wagon Turntable

Metal strip has been purchased from the Stores to extend the "rails" of the inner square. I'll cut and solder this on soon and mark and cut the circle of plastikard.
by Hardwicke
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Mainline (Palitoy) motor replacements
Replies: 0
Views: 213

Mainline (Palitoy) motor replacements

Has anyone tried to replace the poor Mainline motors especially those in the diesels (Warships and Peaks)?
Would these be suitable with voltage protection as they are 6v?
https://www.mitsumi.co.jp/latest/Catalo ... raw_e.html
by Hardwicke
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: early platform height?
Replies: 3
Views: 592

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: 791

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: 74
Views: 4035

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: 74
Views: 4035

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: 74
Views: 4035

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: 74
Views: 4035

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: 74
Views: 4035

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: 74
Views: 4035

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: 74
Views: 4035

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: 784

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: 784

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: 4148

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: 635

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: 3754

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: 4148

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.

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