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by Jez kirkwood
Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Heywood stock -- unique views?
Replies: 19
Views: 16037

DCRfan wrote:Great picture. Now I understand exactly how the springs worked. :P :lol:


I rode in it last weekend and now understand exactly how the springs work ... :D
by Jez kirkwood
Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Heywood stock -- unique views?
Replies: 19
Views: 16037

Hi Chris, Chris and Paul Just got the email - haven't had much time to look in here lately with moving/Christmas etc. I haven't seen any constuction photos but James Waterfield might have some. If you're not in too much of a hurry then send me a list of what you want and I'll crawl around with a cam...
by Jez kirkwood
Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Clevedon Miniature Railway.
Replies: 5
Views: 7830

I have to confess a soft spot for the Clevedon line as this was my regular childhood miniature railway, growing up in Cheltenham we spent several days each year visiting Clevedon. On the inside of the shed the two outside lines house the carriages and have seriously sharp reverse curves going in, th...
by Jez kirkwood
Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Underground Wine Line
Replies: 2
Views: 3873

There is a huge wine warehouse belonging to a company called 'Octavian' just outside Corsham in Wiltshire which is in an old underground stone mine. They still use the narrow gauge incline to deposit/remove pallets of wine from the mine below, I used to deliver stuff there occasionally and always st...
by Jez kirkwood
Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Cooking up a new one,LOCO THAT IS
Replies: 9
Views: 7095

Looks good Chris. There was at least one industrial site in the UK, Fry's [Chocolate]Factory at Keynsham, Nr Bristol,IIRC that used a 2 foot gauge Lister to pull 16ton coal wagons into the power house. That ran on a parrel track to the SG, and used a wire hawser to couple the loco to the coal truck...
by Jez kirkwood
Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Evesham Vale Light Railway 'Dougal'
Replies: 3
Views: 2282

Just to confuse you even more, Dougal's sister engine Zebadee at Lappa Valley was rebuilt as a 0-6-4.

Jez
by Jez kirkwood
Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) "Crewe" -- Hudswell Clarke
Replies: 18
Views: 10324

I have now produced the orthographic views of the model which can be found here: http://www.atomic-album.co.uk/showPic.php/80724/zm9ortho.jpg Andrew, The pics look great, just one thing I noticed - looks to me like you have the brake standard on the wrong side of the cab (unless your driver is doub...
by Jez kirkwood
Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Need a prototype
Replies: 9
Views: 3912

Try this one Chris
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'Rachel' from the 15" days of the Fairbourne Railway
Jez
by Jez kirkwood
Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Fairbourne Railway Rolling Stock - Gwril 1, 2, 3
Replies: 4
Views: 3491

The latest Gwril is one of the contracters locos built for the Jubilee line extension and is therefore the same basic loco as Perrygrove's Jubilee:

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by Jez kirkwood
Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:31 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) "Crewe" -- Hudswell Clarke
Replies: 18
Views: 10324

Hi Andrew Thanks very much, I'm not sure whether the box in the steelworks photo is a gearbox or a sandbox, but I think that given the position of the jackshaft it is very likely that it is the gearbox is in the cab. I'm very interested to see the drivers seat in the cab as various people on here ha...
by Jez kirkwood
Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) "Crewe" -- Hudswell Clarke
Replies: 18
Views: 10324

Or does anyone have any photos showing the cab interior of the 2' version? The overall dimensions aren't too far off the Muir Hill locos used at Ravenglass which were 7'-6" high - so maybe a 15" version would work?

Cheers

Jez
by Jez kirkwood
Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) "Crewe" -- Hudswell Clarke
Replies: 18
Views: 10324

(F) "Crewe" -- Hudswell Clarke

I'm looking for info/drawings/photos of the Hudswell Clarke diesel loco 'Crewe' built for the eighteen inch system at Crewe works and then later used at Horwich (renamed ZM9). I have the 'Crewe Works Narrow Gauge System' book which has a couple of photos but I'm struggling to find any views of the r...
by Jez kirkwood
Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Markeaton Light Railway- Derby
Replies: 5
Views: 4035

Markeaton Lady is now in the more than capable hands of Jim & Helen Shackle and after work is complete she will be joining the fleet at the Evesham Vale Light Railway. That puts three large Exmoor 15" locos in Gloucestershire which is fine by me!!!!
Jez
by Jez kirkwood
Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Lister running on 15 inch track?
Replies: 12
Views: 5669

Just to add a little more confusion, Perrygrove's mini Simplex 'Workhorse' is actually powered by a Lister SL twin diesel engine!! so I guess it fits into both camps.

Jez
by Jez kirkwood
Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: (F) 1/12th Heywood layout
Replies: 25
Views: 25299

I cannot believe how long it is since I posted anything about the layout - I have been making slow progress and will post some pics of the railway soon, meanwhile here is a picture of my Triassic models Bassett-Lowke coaches. I still need to fit bolt detail onto the underframe and I'm going to have ...
by Jez kirkwood
Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Bassett Lowke 4 wheel coaches
Replies: 2
Views: 2198

(F) Bassett Lowke 4 wheel coaches

I have just ordered a pair of Bassett Lowke coach kits from Triassic Models for my 1:12 layout. These come as laser cut wood parts for the bodywork and chassis, but I need to make all the metal bits. Do any of you have pictures of these coaches? - particularly showing chassis and running gear. I kno...
by Jez kirkwood
Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Burneside Tramway
Replies: 5
Views: 3053

The centre cab loco 'Rachel' is a Simplex and is preserved on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite line, she is a tiny thing and would be great for working a standard gauge feeder on a layout. I believe there are still some lengths of track in situ.
Jez
by Jez kirkwood
Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Steam at Eaton -- July 2009
Replies: 2
Views: 3491

(F) Steam at Eaton -- July 2009

Just a quick reminder to everyone that this year's 'steam at Eaton' event is this Saturday (25th July), I will be there helping James with Ursula; please come and say hello if you're there. This event is a must for anyone interested in estate railways.
Jez
by Jez kirkwood
Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Irton Sidings - inglenook
Replies: 53
Views: 20886

Hi Folks
Irton Sidings will be on static display at the Perrygrove Gala on Sunday.
Jez
by Jez kirkwood
Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Irton Sidings - inglenook
Replies: 53
Views: 20886

Here's the latest pics
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by Jez kirkwood
Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rustfield Scrapyard
Replies: 169
Views: 62822

And I thought I was quick at building layouts :shock: :D :lol:
To be honest and say that in general pizza layouts don't do much for me :oops: , but as scenic modelling goes yours are superb - keep up the good work :D
Jez
by Jez kirkwood
Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Irton Sidings - inglenook
Replies: 53
Views: 20886

Thanks guys, the gears came from an old travel alarm clock I bought in a charity shop for £1:50. The 'rack' was made from fimo modelling clay which I shaped roughly and then rolled the cog along to form the teeth before baking and painting.
Jez
by Jez kirkwood
Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Irton Sidings - inglenook
Replies: 53
Views: 20886

Here are the latest pics of the sluice gate with the winding gear fitted, still got a few nuts and bolts to fit. If the weather is ok I will start pouring the 'water' tomorrow
Jez
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by Jez kirkwood
Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Irton Sidings - inglenook
Replies: 53
Views: 20886

The paper mache landscape has finally dried and I have just put a coat of 'earth' paint on (Textured masonary paint with poster to colour it) and the 'snow' has now dissappeared - pics to follow.
Jez
by Jez kirkwood
Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Irton Sidings - inglenook
Replies: 53
Views: 20886

Glen A wrote:What are you planning to use for the water?



I am planning to use 'fast glass' which is the resin used in fibreglass car body repairs. Here's a pic of my dads 009 layout 'Castle Wharf Kendal' using the same technique.
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