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Re: Hadley Wood
« Reply #90 on: September 14, 2018, 10:55:56 am »
There hasn't been a lot of progress on Hadley Wood recently. However, at TINGS yesterday RoyLS pointed out that N Brass are now selling roller gauges for Code 40 rail and promptly purchased some and gave them to me (thank you so much Roy).

Therefore I thought that I should try them out and spent this afternoon producing this pair of turnouts.



Despite the photograph, I can confirm that the gauge does not narrow towards the top of the turnouts - it is a trick of perspective. I found that the check rails ended up being slightly tight for me Peco test wagon (still fitted with Peco plastic wheels as I have a lot of these and rewheeling will take some time) but it was easy to ease the clearances by squeezing a piece of 1mm thick cardboard between one of the check rails and the main rail and reintroducing the soldering iron to move the check rail ever so slightly.

Overall, I'm impressed with the roller gauges and have found that they certainly make accurate track building easier compared to my previous cardboard template method.

Ah....thatís the source of the roller gauges mentioned on a couple of other threads - thank you!
Incidentally, is there another source of code 40 rail and suitable copper clad sleepers other than the 2mmFS Society?

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Re: Hadley Wood
« Reply #91 on: September 14, 2018, 12:14:49 pm »
Ah....thatís the source of the roller gauges mentioned on a couple of other threads - thank you!
Incidentally, is there another source of code 40 rail and suitable copper clad sleepers other than the 2mmFS Society?

Hi there,

Sorry, yes the roller gauges are available via N Brass but make sure you order the ones for code 40 rail! Finetrax supplies code 40 rail but not copper clad sleepers and, to the best of my knowledge, the 2mm Association is the only source of these. Membership is only £16 per year though and it opens up access to a whole host of other goodies - including a few plastic wagon bodies that aren't available anywhere else.

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« Reply #92 on: September 14, 2018, 12:59:09 pm »
Thank you - very useful.

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Re: Hadley Wood
« Reply #93 on: September 15, 2018, 08:11:38 pm »
Will my version of Hadley Wood be of historical interest as I'm invoking a slight bit of modeller's licence and retaining the crossing points at the south end of the platform for operation interest (and the fact I'd already built the appropriate Finetrax kit by the time I found this out!). This in turn will necessitate the retention of the signal (a GNR somersault! :goggleeyes:) that was mounted on the north side of the road bridge that controlled trains backing up from the down line to the up to access the goods sidings. The signal appears to have been removed during the re-signalling work carried out in 1932 when Hadley Wood's box lost day to day control of that section of line (but was still used if the goods sidings needed to be accessed) while the crossover was removed sometime between 1932 and 1937. As I'm planning to run locomotives and stock covering nominally the 1930-39 period, neither the pre or post 1932 layout is going to strictly accurate but will allow me to run some locomotives that had been withdrawn by 1937.

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I'd say yes, it will be of historical interest for the people who live there now who are not railway engineers or specialist historians.  I expect that's most of the good folk of Hadley Wood and surrounding district.  And a note to explain the crossover and ex-GNR somersault signal will keep the specialists happy.  Well most of them!  Will you be able to take Hadley Wood to Hadley Wood?

This is a super project and your locomotives for it are simply wonderful.  I like your time period as well.  For my own ham-fisted British 'N' gauge modelling being done in ex-NBR territory (not to be mentioned alongside your marvellous work of course), I have taken Hogmanay 1938 as my normal cut-off date.

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Re: Hadley Wood
« Reply #94 on: September 15, 2018, 09:44:10 pm »
Hi John,

Thank you for your encouragement. Would I be able to take Hadley Wood to Hadley Wood? Funnily enough, I was asked this question by a gentleman who I was referred to by the Hadley Wood Association when I enquired about the historical section on their site. He was most kind and helpful, providing many photographs and historical information (or where to obtain it) and even offered to meet me at the station for a site visit (still to be arranged) earlier this year - my sixth sense is telling me that you might already know this...  :hmmm:

When it has been built, I would be honoured to be able to show the layout at Hadley Wood, even if it isn't quite 100% historically accurate.

The Pre-war NBR area would be an interesting challenge. I do quite like the lines of the J36. A friend gave me an old white metal body the other day that, from a casual glance, looks a bit like a J88.

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Re: Hadley Wood
« Reply #95 on: September 16, 2018, 09:04:07 am »
Many thanks, Steve.

That's all splendid stuff.

Very sorry, though, your sixth sense is not quite right on this occasion! 

I didn't know of your useful discussions with the Hadley Wood Association (I didn't even know of the association, but it sounds a jolly good thing [a bit of civic pride goes a long way...]).

It just seemed to me that the people living there might be interested to see what their station looked like pre-War.

If anything put the thought in my head it was probably seeing an 'N' gauge model of Bude station in the museum there a few years ago and thinking what a good idea that was.


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Re: Hadley Wood
« Reply #96 on: September 16, 2018, 09:23:00 am »
Many thanks, Steve.

That's all splendid stuff.

Very sorry, though, your sixth sense is not quite right on this occasion! 

I didn't know of your useful discussions with the Hadley Wood Association (I didn't even know of the association, but it sounds a jolly good thing [a bit of civic pride goes a long way...]).

It just seemed to me that the people living there might be interested to see what their station looked like pre-War.

If anything put the thought in my head it was probably seeing an 'N' gauge model of Bude station in the museum there a few years ago and thinking what a good idea that was.


With all good wishes.

John

That's a shame as it would have been a lovely coincidence. My contact via the Hadley Wood Association also goes by the name of John and has made several very similar comments hence my wondering. The other John shares your view that the layout would be of interest to the locals and is very keen to have it displayed one evening and some kind of talk prepared.

However, my ultimate plan (once the current plan is finally finished and I've acquired a bit more room!) would be to incorporate Hadley Wood with a bit northern end of that section of line and a representation of Hitchin on the other side of the room - no museums in my layout's foreseeable future! Hitchin would've been my first choice for a model but I'd need around 20 feet of space to do it justice! It is also somewhat more complicated in its track plan than Hadley Wood.

 

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