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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:21 pm

Boghopper wrote:Just one thing. Because of the "steamroller" wheels, it won't go through the pointwork on Duncton Yard so I need a new wheelset. Unfortunately, Ultrascale, the only people I know who do them, have a six month delivery time. Does anyone out there know where else I might get a wheelset?


If you can locate spares of the old 00 Gauge Airfix Class 31 A1A-A1A Diesel trailing Bogie wheels, you will find that they are a direct replacement on the axles of the Triang Dock Shunter. Drop out the wheelset, pull the wheels off the axle, replace them with the Airfix ones, drop wheelset back into the chassis. The only thing is because the Airfix wheels are insulated you'll have to add pickups to the old non-insulated side.

Here's one I converted earlier.

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Postby Boghopper » Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:53 pm

Having moved this year to be near the site of the Pett Level Tramway(!) I'm afraid I've made no progress on Duncton Yard. However, while waiting to have my car sorted out (had the head gasket replaced at great expense a week ago and a diesel injector had come adrift) I had a look at what was buried in the yard which had previously been owned by Hartnell's crane hire.

I knew them from years ago when they lowered a kiln I'd bought from a firm in Stoke on Trent, into the workshop I had in Rye. The crane pictured has been mouldering for 16 or 17 years but, I was told, it had been used then, in much the same condition, to put an RSJ in place. Since then, the hook fell off, burying itself eight inches in the ground.

I also found the remains of a wheeled dozer, some sort of fuel dispensing stand stand, with the lower drum in place and finally, what looks like some sort of passenger carrying lorry back - I think. Plenty of rust and decrepitude!
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Postby Boghopper » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:30 pm

I love scenes of rusting decay. I've dug out a couple more to peruse. I can't remember where I took them. I think it was a preserved railway, somewhere in the home counties.

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Postby Boghopper » Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:29 pm

Duncton Yard is now above my desk so my enthusiam for it is rekindled. I've been thinking about placing a pillbox in the trees at the left-hand end. This will serve both as a visual "stop" and also to conceal the switches. The photo shows a card mock up.

While researching it I referred back to the this site: http://www.pillbox-study-group.org.uk, which is quite wonderful. Something I've never come across before is shown in the second picture, a beehive pillbox. I'm tempted to model one of those!

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Card mock-up of pillbox.

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Postby Boghopper » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:22 pm

My first attempt at making straw bales. I've hefted a few in my time but had to make a guess at the dimensions. I think they're about right.

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Postby Boghopper » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:09 pm

A tiny bit of progress. I've made a type 24 pillbox and some anti-tank defences. These are based on a whole load near Cripps Corner, which is north of Sedlescombe on the B2244.

They're still rather crude and need a good weathering and covering with ivy but give the general idea.

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