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  1. As Mark says, the Corgi 4 wheelers are a strange freelance thing in a weird 1/64 approx scale-I think it's a common scale for die cast vehicles? Though the wheels are 00 gauge, which would probably scale at around 3ft 6"! They are of a generic layout that most tram builders used until the 1920s or so. Each manufacturer had a standard design which could be bought off the peg, or slightly customised to each system. You can see this in the running fleet at Crich. Chesterfield 7, Derby 1 (both made by Brush), Leicester 76 and LCC 106 (made by ERTCW), Glasgow 1068 (Hurst Nelson) plus two Nottin
  2. It would be unusual to find dimensions listed. What may be of help are the 4mm models of Corgi felthams. These are 160mm overall length, 30mm width. I also have 4mm/ft models of an LCC 4 wheeler (like 106 at Crich), these are 29.5mm wide, 115mm long. Finally, I have the saloon only of a 4mm/ft E1, this is 27mm overall width and 89mm long-though that is minus the platforms. Halve those should give you the N figures. Or, if you want to wrap a measuring tape round some actual trams at Crich, PM me and I can point you at the people to ask nicely.
  3. Pavers came from Hattons today, so the outside of the club got done. Then some yobs threw litter all over it, one of them threw up. Added some fag ends in the smoking area, chopping up bristles from a toothbrush. Obviously everyone smokes roll ups, hence they're white.
  4. Yep, skip sounds good. Here is the beginning of a Wills semi detached shop. Got to say, these are a monumental pain to cut out! I noticed whilst hobbling to the shops that there's a lot of black end walls where I live. Not sure why or if it's just a strange Derby thing, but thought I'd recreate it. As the graffiti indicates, this will be the run down smack head house. The front will be a kebab shop, or possibly a Hen Cabin. Makes a change from the idyllic life.
  5. Went to Derby MRE at the weekend, and picked up two anonymous second hand buildings. Wasn't til I got home I realised I'd bought both N and HO versions of the same thing! Strangely, the N version has the same size bricks, but the windows are just too small to be convincing for OO. Anyway, the OO/HO version started out looking like this, but bigger: I began by slicing the bottom storey off, as I thought it was a bit too tall for how wide it is. Some wills sheet to make an apex roof, and we have a tall, single storey building of some kind: At this point, I got an idea of what i
  6. Apart from 331/Sunderland 100, which is a 4 motor car
  7. Thanks Ted. I'll hang on until the correct kit for 812 or 22 come out then.
  8. Crich tramway has a few in the archive, I know there is a 1/16th drawing of a Blackpool toastrack (166) by Keith Terry. Also full size drawings you could scale down.
  9. 3 years in, and some more progress. The left half of the layout is fully laid, switched and wired for 2 rail, and mostly for 3 rail. There's some plain 3 rail to do, but the tricky bit round the points is laid...sort of. Further testing reveals some locos foul the rail, which is slightly proud of the running rails. Also, some dublo pickups don't like round the points, so going to need some LU style ramps there. Anyway, been playing with the scenics. Only mocked up here, but gives some idea. I made a master and mould for my own resin retaining walls. I wanted this arched style in bric
  10. Nice! Looks like it'd easily convert to open balcony as 22.
  11. Yes, it will be. There is about a third of another one rotting away by the old Cromford Canal too. http://www.cs.vintagecarriagestrust.org/se/CarriageInfo.asp?Ref=5262
  12. The seats suit open top form well. Not sure how many trams were open top enclosed platform mind. One thing I'll never understand is why Corgi made these models in such a stupid scale, they're around 1/64 I think. Anyone know?
  13. Blimey, over a year and a half since posting. I've not been completely idle though. The boards were rebuilt with the raised bit lowered, making the climb just about achievable for a modern steam loco. Modern diesels and dublo absolutely storm up it, having a bit of weight to them, so hopefully ballasting the kettles will sort them. As ever progress is slow since this is only a side project. As well as the boards I've built the first of the stands, and got some track down. This past month I've really gone at it, I now have the top left corner boards track all nailed down, partly ballasted and
  14. Gardens look great. Are you still bashing up a pantograph car?
  15. Did they send you folders too? How many and did you try returning them? I'm genuinely curious to work it out accurately, might even go for it myself.
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