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by Hardwicke
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Electrically operated prototype turntables
Replies: 16
Views: 1000

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: 1000

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: 1000

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: 2213

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: 28
Views: 1716

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: 983

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: 2213

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: 2213

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: 157

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: 2213

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: 713

Re: Derby 2019 MRE

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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: 713

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: 713

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: 1413

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: 7602

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: 7602

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: 5191

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: 493

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: 302

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: 2316

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: 1767

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: 1371

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: 1371

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: 2316

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: 266

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

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