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by Hardwicke
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: From the archive
Replies: 3
Views: 1990

Re: From the archive

In response to a friend posting some pictures of a model railway I took these to send to her.

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The fencing has yellowed a bit in 35-40 years


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The kiosk roof has wire rainstrips added as the whitemetal ones were virtually non existent.


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Lamps and signs; the swan neck gas lamp has a missing post and Midland lamp has detatched from the post. There is a Colin Waite point rodding stool there too. Fiddly !


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Lamp hut, station rear and gate. The post broke off as I tried to refit the gate for the photo !


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Heaby. Waiting room, Gents, oil store. Based on drawings of Grindleford in MRN or Model Railways.


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Waiting Room


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General arrangement. Ignore the Mk2's ! The gas lamp belongs on the station approach.
by Hardwicke
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: Yorkshire Engine DE2
Replies: 48
Views: 16454

Re: Yorkshire Engine DE2

Hmm, now it's gone at sticky and jittery. Never simple.
by Hardwicke
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: Yorkshire Engine DE2
Replies: 48
Views: 16454

Re: Yorkshire Engine DE2

You might buy at least a couple of each to cover future breakages as they are probably the sizes you use most. They're pretty cheap, mostly. Have you considered getting a set of metric drills for the simple reason that you know how big they are without having to look them up each time? DaveB Yes th...
by Hardwicke
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: Yorkshire Engine DE2
Replies: 48
Views: 16454

Re: Yorkshire Engine DE2

All tested now and running smoothly. No shorting out.
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by Hardwicke
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: Yorkshire Engine DE2
Replies: 48
Views: 16454

Re: Yorkshire Engine DE2

Thanks, I'll check them out. I also found some at 4D Models in London.
by Hardwicke
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: Yorkshire Engine DE2
Replies: 48
Views: 16454

Re: Yorkshire Engine DE2

Why the builder put strips of metal, bent at the ends to link the brake blocks I'm not sure when there are perfectly good holes for brass rod to fit. Late last night I dropped my pin vice and snapped the drill bit. There is enough left to use but not safely store. Who sell bits No.s 61-64 and 73-77 ...
by Hardwicke
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: Yorkshire Engine DE2
Replies: 48
Views: 16454

Re: Yorkshire Engine DE2

Looking at the photo of the frame in grey primer, I can see the box the loco is normally kept in. I can't understand why the other brake block isn't in there. I can see that the original builder put brake pull rods on. Rotherham does not have these, presumably there is a linkage underneath between t...
by Hardwicke
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: Yorkshire Engine DE2
Replies: 48
Views: 16454

Re: Yorkshire Engine DE2

Aaaand, I've found one. Where the other one went, I've no idea. Also shows the fixed bearing that fell out Theres also a mystery stretcher. All it says is part "F"
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by Hardwicke
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: Yorkshire Engine DE2
Replies: 48
Views: 16454

Re: Yorkshire Engine DE2

Well, I owe an apology to the builder of the DE2. For the last few years, I thought that some brakes were missing. They are, but I'm the culprit. I've found an old photo of the chassis and all the brakes were there. At some point after dismantalling the chassis, I lost some brakes. Now I've made new...
by Hardwicke
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: MTK class 59 kit - Let the challenge commence.
Replies: 31
Views: 2034

Re: MTK class 59 kit - advice needed please

alan@york wrote:those 59's are too far south for me,.
a@y

One reached Retford on a railtour to Worksop Open Day once. It must have gone out or arrrived from the North, as it ran round it's train.
by Hardwicke
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: Yorkshire Engine DE2
Replies: 48
Views: 16454

Re: Yorkshire Engine DE2

Quite a session today. As noted I was unhappy with the con-rods. Running was erratic with a tight spot. Combined with the discovery that one rod was single thickness, I looked closer. The holes were far too large so I added new backs to both rods. 20210414_154955.jpg One was a single piece of nickel...
by Hardwicke
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: Yorkshire Engine DE2
Replies: 48
Views: 16454

Re: Yorkshire Engine DE2

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original con-rod soldered with 188 solder to nickle silver from The Society Stores.
by Hardwicke
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: Yorkshire Engine DE2
Replies: 48
Views: 16454

Re: Yorkshire Engine DE2

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trial fit of bracket
by Hardwicke
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: Yorkshire Engine DE2
Replies: 48
Views: 16454

Re: Yorkshire Engine DE2

Hopefully the final error in the original construction. There should be a piece of brass across the frame in the middle. In real life one(?) of the brake cylinders seems to be bolted to it. the rod holding the leading rear wheel brake hanger is also missing. There are now ready to be soldered in pla...
by Hardwicke
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: MR INTERLACED TURNOUTS
Replies: 12
Views: 788

Re: MR INTERLACED TURNOUTS

Thanks 1
by Hardwicke
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: Yorkshire Engine DE2
Replies: 48
Views: 16454

Re: Yorkshire Engine DE2

I've now found the con rods have been built with two etches on one side and single etch on the other. Needlass to say, there is more wear on the single etch.
by Hardwicke
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: MR INTERLACED TURNOUTS
Replies: 12
Views: 788

Re: MR INTERLACED TURNOUTS

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Sorry it's dark The board is packed away. I don't seem to be able to rotate it either.
by Hardwicke
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: MR INTERLACED TURNOUTS
Replies: 12
Views: 788

Re: MR INTERLACED TURNOUTS

I don't remember seeing any interlaced ones. The last one on the mainline I saw was at Derby Etches Park before it was remodelled a few years ago. I have seen a 4 way at Brighton in the 20's.I believe the term for the ones with the blades "superimposed" is Threee Throw, the others being Th...
by Hardwicke
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Virtual Scalefour North International - 17th and 18th April 2021
Replies: 66
Views: 5391

Re: Virtual Scalefour North International - 17th and 18th April 2021

Paul Willis wrote:Croissants in the West Riding?

Things have certainly changed since I lived there... But with the prospect of such wonderful fare on offer, I'll spread the word in a couple of other places.

Cheers
Paul


Chip butty monsieur sans fries ? ....
by Hardwicke
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: Yorkshire Engine DE2
Replies: 48
Views: 16454

Re: Yorkshire Engine DE2

Bit of work today. The compensation beam had failed so was redesigned and soldered in today. A simple rocking beam. Next the brake gear. The missing bits will use Wizard/Mainly Trains GWR hangers which I bought a few weeks ago together with the Judith Edge spares. Funny how Yorkshire used GWR style....
by Hardwicke
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: Swanage.
Replies: 19
Views: 6723

Re: Swanage.

I used the correct Exactoscale /P4 Track Company chairs instead of cutting ordinary ones as I did on the original point.
by Hardwicke
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: Swanage.
Replies: 19
Views: 6723

Re: Swanage.

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Missing chair


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Check rail gone and damaged chairs


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Damaged chairs


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Using a chisel blade to remove the broken chairs


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All the chairs gone and rail unsoldered from board end screw


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New chairs in with the check rail and soldered back in place


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Redundant chairs to be used as scenery
by Hardwicke
Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: East Midlands Area Group
Topic: EMAG Zoom meeting 4th March 2021
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Re: EMAG Zoom meeting 4th March 2021

From another part of this forum, I've learnt the reason for PVA causing problems with lead. It forms acetic acid which reacts with the lead. From Warwick University James Crawford Destructive microclimates "Lead can be attacked by emitted volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Implicated VOCs inclu...
by Hardwicke
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Preventing rust on steel rail
Replies: 11
Views: 825

Re: Preventing rust on steel rail

I would not use acrylic paint. Firstly it uses water as it's carrier. Then there's the possibility of the acetic acid, though people with a greater understanding could confirm that. Modern household paints that are water soluble are pretty useless especially on metal for similar reasons.
by Hardwicke
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: Swanage.
Replies: 19
Views: 6723

Re: Swanage.

Repair work today as I caught a wing rail and the (K&L) chairs disintegrated. They're over 30 years old though.

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