Forge Mill Sidings

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Forge Mill Sidings

Postby Hardwicke » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:22 am

Forge Mill Sidings will be at Nottingham Exhibition. Hopefully past glitches have been ironed out. New ones are sure to arise.
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Re: Forge Mill Sidings

Postby Hardwicke » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:28 pm

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Forge Mill Sidings. Nottingham (East Midlands) Exhibition.
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Re: Forge Mill Sidings

Postby Hardwicke » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:31 pm

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Setting up on Friday.
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Re: Forge Mill Sidings

Postby Hardwicke » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:37 pm

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A nice "Melton Line" kit with a new roof. I'll replace the windows with brass etches soon. I'm still not sure of the name of the box. Some records state Bailes &Wylies Crossing, others Forge Mill Crossing. Colloquially it's The Bone Mill.
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Re: Forge Mill Sidings

Postby Hardwicke » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:44 pm

I'm surprised the layout is still looking good. It has now been to Scaleforum twice, Scalefour North, Scalefour Southwest/Scalewells, HMRS Butterley, NSR Churnet Valley, DEMU, South Hants (Waterlooville) and Nottingham. I must build more stock.
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Re: Forge Mill Sidings

Postby Knuckles » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:27 pm

I'm amazed how great and convincing a scene you have created with what looks to be just two points....or is it a plug in module for extension to another layout that exists in the present or future?
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Re: Forge Mill Sidings

Postby Hardwicke » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:29 pm

Thanks for the compliments. Well it was constrained by the rules of the Scalefour 1883 Challenge but I didn't compress much. Less than a foot was lost between the running lines and the mill. Ok I took extreme liberties with the running line. Lots of people ask if I'll extend it. I thought about it, as I could include the gantry signal, bought specially for beyond the crossing and I'd be able to run realistic services dropping off and picking up wagons, but I would have to model the mill lake. I'm not keen on that. I've nowhere to store another board, nor transport it in the car. Perhaps if I had built Upwell Street yard in Sheffield instead, a modular layout would have been an option. But eventually the answer is probably no. I've got to finish/rebuild/extend Kirkcliffe, and repair/finish Swanage anyway.
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Re: Forge Mill Sidings

Postby Knuckles » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:43 am

Fair enough. Thanks for explaining.

Does look convincing and spacious.
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Re: Forge Mill Sidings

Postby Hardwicke » Thu May 31, 2018 9:55 pm

New vegetation.

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Probably dandelions or primroses.


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Re: Forge Mill Sidings

Postby Colin Parks » Thu May 31, 2018 10:07 pm

Looks like nature is beginning to take over. Nice!

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Re: Forge Mill Sidings

Postby SteamAle » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:17 pm

Very clever to get the floor covering to match the cloth round the layout. Blends in very well!
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Re: Forge Mill Sidings

Postby Hardwicke » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:40 pm

I've found the actual name of the real box now. Hucknall No 1 Colliery Junction Sidings.
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Re: Forge Mill Sidings

Postby Hardwicke » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:46 pm

Forge Mill Sidings appeared at Ruddington - Great Central (Nottingham) over the last weekend of June/first July. On the Saturday, a broken power connection prevented full running, but I did have a back up. Sunday was much better.
I think I will tidy up/re-wire parts of the layout, both to make it neater and improve reliability. The basic ideas still hold true, using computer sockets in a "plug and play" manner. It was hot all weekend.
Thanks to the GC(Nottingham) for inviting me.
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Re: Forge Mill Sidings

Postby Hardwicke » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:27 pm

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Three throw point
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Re: Forge Mill Sidings

Postby Hardwicke » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:33 pm

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Re: Forge Mill Sidings

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