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by jimwatt2mm
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 'Jubilee Pug' queries
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: 'Jubilee Pug' queries

Thanks, both Alan and Jim. In the absence of any hard evidence to the contrary, I'll go with the bunker panel following the top curve, with the number in the centre of that, though i agree with Jim's interpretation of the photo. As to the class designation, I think TTL is where I got the notion that...
by jimwatt2mm
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 'Jubilee Pug' queries
Replies: 3
Views: 126

'Jubilee Pug' queries

I am now at the stage of painting my Jubilee Pug. It has already received a coat of satin black from a rattle can and I have a query regarding the lining of the bunker rear. Did the top line of the rear panel follow the curve of the bunker rear, with the number in the centre of the panel or was it a...
by jimwatt2mm
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: The burning question
Replies: 24
Views: 772

Re: The burning question

If it looks right, it's probably right. If that's the case, it will look OK to the casual observer. And if you're happy with it into the bargain, what more is there to worry about? Good to get on with something else, and trust that no-one comes up with proof to the contrary! I couldn't agree more, ...
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: The burning question
Replies: 24
Views: 772

Re: The burning question

I agree entirely with Lindsay's first paragraph. In the smaller scales you also have to consider the practicalities. There are times when you have to deviate from prototype dimensions simply in order to make the thing work. On the Jubilee pug I am currently building I've just had to rebuild the cab ...
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another burning question
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Another burning question

The two copes on the right are the same distance apart as the two on the left, but because the outer one is further back, it creates the illusion that the arfe closer together. One of the reasons why photographs cannot be totally relied upon!! The "extension" is the hallway and stairwell. Have a lo...
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another burning question
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Another burning question

The right hand end clearly has two copes very close to on another. Was there perhaps some sort of extension or modification built at that end and the cope was not built as high as before? Having said that, I can't think why they would build such a short extension.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: The burning question
Replies: 24
Views: 772

Re: The burning question

For me it depends on a) how great the fault is and b) how easy it is to correct. My objective is to re-create the character of the prototype, not to create museum quality exact replicas.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dock Tank Deviations
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Re: Dock Tank Deviations

Alan, if you think the clearances are tight in 4mm, you should try it in 2mm! :shock:

Nice work as always.

Compliments of the season to everyone.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New RTR mineral wagon
Replies: 33
Views: 25775

Re: New RTR mineral wagon

Douglas,

For many years I've painted my 2mm scale wagons with enamel and then lettered them with acrylics. I've had no problems.
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Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Mineral Wagon Rakes
Replies: 21
Views: 4232

Re: Mineral Wagon Rakes

Jim will be talking to the Biggar Probus Club in March next year, his title being 'Burntisland 1883'.
I have not enlightened my fellow members as to what exactly that involves! :D

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Mineral Wagon Rakes
Replies: 21
Views: 4232

Re: Mineral Wagon Rakes

Hi Douglas. I didn't mean to cause any offence, just the pedant in me coming to the fore! I wouldn't want people to think that we in Biggar considered the town to be larger than the UK capital! :) And by 'OT' I did indeed mean 'Off Topic' (oops, here I go again! :oops: ) Anyone visiting Biggar can b...
by jimwatt2mm
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Mineral Wagon Rakes
Replies: 21
Views: 4232

Re: Mineral Wagon Rakes

..... Biggar is also a nice little town. As they say, "London's big but Biggar's bigger". Douglas, as a resident of the town can I correct you on that. 'London's big, but Biggar is Bigg a r', or, as the museum has it on some of their merchandise, 'Londinium magnum est sed Biggar Biggar est'! The st...
by jimwatt2mm
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Another "where is this" query
Replies: 15
Views: 3232

Re: Another "where is this" query

My initial two observations were that all the carriages were of uniform dark colour and that the signals had wooden posts with arms with circular dots rather than the normal square - the latter needs to be verified from the original plate as it is indistinct, but dots were a Midland peculiarity. .....
by jimwatt2mm
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Ferryhill, modification to CR water column
Replies: 4
Views: 990

Re: Ferryhill, modification to CR water column

a quick scan through LMS Engine Sheds Vol 5 shows that Dalry Road had a completely different style with a swan neck arm and counter balance (p46), those at Dawsholm appear unchanged (p54), Kingmoor would appear to have had a straight upwards extension with a straight arm added (p90), Polmadie seems ...
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Another "where is this" query
Replies: 15
Views: 3232

Re: Another "where is this" query

Only one way to find out, Graham! :D

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Another "where is this" query
Replies: 15
Views: 3232

Re: Another "where is this" query

The bridge and the outline of the hills in the background certainly look a good match. The platform in the left foreground indicates too that it is on the approach to a station.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Another "where is this" query
Replies: 15
Views: 3232

Re: Another "where is this" query

Can't help with the location, Graham, but I think that is a loop or refuge to the right. The track looks too uneven to be anything else. I would suggest the top arm on the signal on the right is a repeater for the one on the left, for better sighting on the curve, and the lower arm for exit from the...
by jimwatt2mm
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Train Formation
Replies: 30
Views: 37019

Re: Train Formation

I used it last night to find out whether 232 class 0-6-0ST's had lettering on their tanks as it is not clear on any of the photos I have. (Answer is they did!)

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Hector's Bridge
Replies: 6
Views: 1303

Re: Hector's Bridge

Just need to establish who Hector was and what was his input, and how he has been linked to the line. As I suggested earlier, Paul, my suspicion is that the name predates the railway by some time and that Hector had nothing to do with the line. He may have been the one who had the bridge built orig...
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Hector's Bridge
Replies: 6
Views: 1303

Re: Hector's Bridge

Is this Hectors Bridge or a later replacement? Later I think. https://www.google.com/maps/@55.4031202,-3.5569266,3a,75y,122.23h,69.04t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1srtPbcVeyEgyXyXWlWGIFJg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 Hi Paul, From the maps, and from the distances quoted on the benchmark I referenced, I interpret it as...
by jimwatt2mm
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Could Glenoglehead crossing box be switched out ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1870

Re: Could Glenoglehead crossing box be switched out ?

I'm not familiar with the track layout, but could it be that the down line was a straighter run than going on the up loop and was therefore preferred if there was no requirement to cross an up train?

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Hector's Bridge
Replies: 6
Views: 1303

Re: Hector's Bridge

From this map of 1859 https://maps.nls.uk/view/74427738 (midway down the rhs) it would appear that the road crossing that bridge was originally the main road south. From the positioning of the name on the map you show and also on this 1909 revision https://maps.nls.uk/view/75651802 (bottom rh corner...
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New RTR mineral wagon
Replies: 33
Views: 25775

Re: New RTR mineral wagon

I can't for the life of me think how the manufacturers imagined the end door hinge worked as they originally depicted it!

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Mineral Wagon Rakes
Replies: 21
Views: 4232

Re: Mineral Wagon Rakes

Douglas, My Dixon wagons fall into your category 2), being etched kits of my own design for CR Dia 22 mineral wagons, both dumb and spindle buffered versions. Admittedly the only drawing I have of a Dixon wagon has drop doors, but until someone can prove to me that Dixon didn't have any wagons of Di...
by jimwatt2mm
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Mineral Wagon Rakes
Replies: 21
Views: 4232

Re: Mineral Wagon Rakes

On the basis of what you have said, Jim, I can have a rake, consisting almost entirely of the colliery’s own wagons, supplemented by a few trader’s wagons drawing coal from the same source. That’s fine. Could the supplementary wagons be Caley branded wagons ? Was ever likely that all (or most) of t...