Heywood, 15inch gauge railways

typical 'top' wagon

Basically what I want to achieve with this project is to explore 15in railways, specially those made my Sir Arthur Heywood. Both learn more and make models of them. When it comes to models I wanted to use same 32mm tracks as before, so all trains could be run on the same layout. With the calculator in hand, closest existing scale is 1:12, same as in dollshouses.

All photos on the real thing, copyright by Steve Bennett (Pepper7.co.uk). For more photos made by Steve, go to his site stevebennet.fotopic.net.

For latest progress, check the menu for my logbooks which I publish monthly!

 

on the desk right now

Here is the prototype for my first wagons. It's Heywood most common 'top wagon' type.

heywood1m -- top wagon
heywood1m -- top wagon
heywood4m -- heywood axlebox
heywood4m -- heywood axlebox
rbenderopen -- rail bender wagon
rbenderopen -- rail bender wagon

Plans

British Review Magazine have had several articles about 15in railways. Here is the most recent ones published;;
  • Review 29 -- Standard 6 x 3 Tops Wagons
  • Review 30 -- Eaton Railway Bogie Brake Van and details of the timber bolsters for the tops wagons.
  • Review 31 -- Original 4 x 2 Wagons
  • Review 32 -- Eaton Railway 4 wheel Brake Van. Also has drawings of Heywoods first loco Effie.
  • Review 35 -- Heywood Bogies
  • Review 45 -- Duffield Bank Bogie Open Coach
  • Review 46 -- Eaton Hall Bogie Open Coach
  • Review 52 -- Duffield Bank Bogie Parcels Van

Parts for modelling

At the moment I know of only two sources who sells parts for modelling Heywood in 1:12 scale (If you like Gn15, don't forget steves site Pepper7 and Gn15.info).

  • Talisman -- (NG-Works.net)
  • Moving Miniatures -- (ads in almost every Review)

Heywood, Logbook October 2005

This month has been a slow start, but at least a start. First picture below shows first batch of three which got to the big scrapbox in heaven... Forgotten to measure twice, first was complete wrong. Shit happens... Oct 01, 2005 : This month has been a slow start, but at least a start. First picture below shows first batch of three which got to the big scrapbox in heaven... Forgotten to measure twice, first was complete wrong. Shit happens...

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