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Whats the point? installation

Posted by RichardW1 , 02 February 2013 - * * * * - · 715 views

The Servo motors arrived this week, and to my great surprise the Servo4 board and Setting box worked flawlessly. A simple support cradle was swiftly assembled this morning from offcuts of ABS sheet. When assembled, the complete unit was mated with the turnout, and in-situ testing started.  Unfortunately the turnout would not fully throw in one direction....


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Turnout operating unit - initial work up.

Posted by RichardW1 , 27 January 2013 - - - - - - · 1,363 views

Standard TOUs are many and various. I doubt that there is anything truly original in this, but it is offered for interest's sake.The baseboards for Maxstoke are of a low profile, so a reasonably discreet unit is required. Eventually the design will incorporate mountings for frog switching microswitches, but this is a trial unit to test the system. Firstly...


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Portable test track

Posted by RichardW1 , 27 January 2013 - * * * * * · 932 views

A while back I mentioned that I had been busy making a portable test track. Two have been built, one for Peter Clark (who conceived the idea), and this one. Case closed..The basis is a cheap aluminium snooker cue case. The innards are ripped out, and replaced with a baulk of timber, on which the track is laid.the overall case dimensions are 34" long, 3" w...


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Whats the point?

Posted by RichardW1 , 25 January 2013 - - - - - - · 715 views

Not a negative title- the next task on Maxstoke is to sort out the operation of the turnouts. I had anticipated digging into my stock of Fulgarex mechanisms, but these are really massively oversized for the task and the layout.Mike Randall has been working up a mechanism to use with the MERG servo units, and having seen the size of the mini servos I have...


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Wagons Roll

Posted by RichardW1 , 20 January 2013 - * * * * * · 755 views

Just to show that the wagons situation has not been neglected, here are some pictures from a batch build of Association wagons, currently in the shop!


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Coaching Stock

Posted by RichardW1 , 20 January 2013 - * * * * - · 713 views

The Stonebridge Railway (Maxstoke is the station midway along the line) had very few passenger trains, indeed very little traffic of any sort!In the early days (1853 timetable) there were 5 daily passenger trains between Hampton and Whitacre- this was reduced to four in 1856. Throughout this period the first train of the day was a mineral train. in 1877 t...


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Trackwork

Posted by RichardW1 , 01 July 2012 - - - - - - · 584 views

It's been a while since I posted any updates here so, dear reader, I can assure you that progress, although slow is not non-existant. A couple of weekends ago Mike Randall and I spent a few days with Peter Clark in Southwold, and we produced a novel portable test track, of which more details will be released later, My one has to have the tracks laid on...


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Trackwork

Posted by RichardW1 , 01 July 2012 - - - - - - · 528 views

It's been a while since I posted any updates here so, dear reader, I can assure you that progress, although slow is not non-existant. A couple of weekends ago Mike Randall and I spent a few days with Peter Clark in Southwold, and we produced a novel portable test track, of which more details will be released later, My one has to have the tracks laid on...


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A 4F for Maxstoke

Posted by RichardW1 , 04 June 2012 - * * * * * · 1,006 views

So here we are. Not sure about the paint finish or the photograpy- need to put proper safety valves on and do a bit of weathering, but the loco is substantially complete. Now all I have to do is finish the layout :locomotive:



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Protyotype notes- alternative sources of information.

Posted by RichardW1 , 04 June 2012 - - - - - - · 513 views

Searching around the Web there are a number of other sites that have prototype information, including some pictures of the site at present. http://www.railaroun...s/coleshill.php

This site has some colour images of the station prior to demolition, and seems to...


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Protyotype notes- alternative sources of information.

Posted by RichardW1 , 04 June 2012 - - - - - - · 397 views

Searching around the Web there are a number of other sites that have prototype information, including some pictures of the site at present. http://www.railaroun...s/coleshill.php

This site has some colour images of the station prior to demolition, and seems to...


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Prototype Notes

Posted by RichardW1 , 20 May 2012 - * * * * - · 704 views
Maxstoke in 2mm, 2mm Finescale
Prototype notes
I promised that I would give some background to the model. In doing so I must point out that the accompanying pictures and illustrations are taken from Roger Waring’s book ‘The StoneBridge Railway’ published by Brewin Books. Copyright is acknowledged.
The station was also known as Coleshill, but I have chosen to retain...


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A restart is made.

Posted by RichardW1 , 19 May 2012 - - - - - - · 811 views
2mm scale, Maxstoke, 2mm
Maxstoke- restarted
After a break of several years, I have decided to re-start work on Maxstoke, a model of the only intermediate station on the ‘Stonebridge Railway’, a single track connecting line running from Hampton in Arden ( the LNWR east of Birmingham ) roughly northwards to join the Birmingham-Derby line of the Midland Railway at Whitacre.
The...






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