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by Hardwicke
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: J50 Chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 1704

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: 926

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: 1499

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: 1731

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: 1731

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: 1400

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: 1852

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: 1852

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: 1852

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: 3179

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: 3686

Re: Brassmasters J94

But as I've asked before, does anyone make an accurate "Austerity" wheel?
by Hardwicke
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Exactoscale PW023
Replies: 16
Views: 1403

Re: Exactoscale PW023

I was sold/given a load of negatives and slides from Exactoscale including lots of photos of track parts that Bernard was developing. I will have a look to see if there is anything similar in them. I also have a load of bits from the sales stand. Sadly no wheels. Some one removed those !
by Hardwicke
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: Why the big windows?
Replies: 23
Views: 3179

Re: Why the big windows?

Very typical GER hills. Like the MS&LR. No money for earthworks !
by Hardwicke
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: Why the big windows?
Replies: 23
Views: 3179

Re: Why the big windows?

That was some DMU journey. GER East Anglia to Wales? via the North Eastern. Were they McKenzie and Holland signals at the end?
by Hardwicke
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: GWR (Lima) railcar
Replies: 0
Views: 458

GWR (Lima) railcar

I'm building the Lima GWR railcar in P4 and just bought the Extreme Etchings windows. How do you remove them from the sheet? The webpage doesn't say. RM Web is silent n the matter. Do you just crack them out?
by Hardwicke
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: Why the big windows?
Replies: 23
Views: 3179

Re: Why the big windows?

Nottingham Trams also have front seats but annoyingly put the doors there too, so people tend to stand in the way. One of the reasons for the nose and smaller windows was sleeper flicker which was said to cause distraction to drivers. Did/do GWR railcars have a view from the passengers? I've seen th...
by Hardwicke
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Derby 2019 MRE
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Re: Derby 2019 MRE

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Sidmouth


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Sidmouth


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Sidmouth


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Sidmouth
by Hardwicke
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Derby 2019 MRE
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Re: Derby 2019 MRE

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Derby Works NMR Offices


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Derby Works NMR Offices
by Hardwicke
Tue May 14, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Derby 2019 MRE
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Derby 2019 MRE

Derby 2019 MRE was once again in the 1838 Roundhouse. A very good show. I was on two stands. Scalefour and Ivatt Diesel ReCreation Society (LMS 10000).
by Hardwicke
Tue May 14, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2 tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1967

Re: Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2 tank

This gives me hope (eventually) for my Bachmann Ivatt tank. I'm lead to believe it is not possible to covert the chassis easily and a replacement one is the only way to go. Very impressive work.
by Hardwicke
Tue May 14, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Hardwick
Topic: Yorkshire Engine DE2
Replies: 26
Views: 8782

Re: Yorkshire Engine DE2

I was at Peak Rail Rowsley on Friday doing some work for LMS 10000 - Ivatt Diesel ReCreation Society. On a previous visit as I was leaving I spied a Yorkshire DE2, actually BSC No 2, "Rotherham", one of the prototypes. Seeing as none of the production ones survive I took the opportunity on...
by Hardwicke
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Hardwick
Topic: Yorkshire Engine DE2
Replies: 26
Views: 8782

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: 37
Views: 6031

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: 643

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: 577

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...

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