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by jimwatt2mm
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Jumbo General Arrangement Drawings
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: Jumbo General Arrangement Drawings

The drawing I have, which is a photocopy from the OPC collection, appears to be dated 16-10-19. I can't see a number on it, but the frames are dimensioned at 1'6" between the driving and rear coupled wheels.

Jim
by jimwatt2mm
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Colour of CR Uniforms
Replies: 7
Views: 936

Re: Colour of CR Uniforms

Like that photo! My father was the headmaster of Braidwood PS back in the mid-1950's. The school and schoolhouse were ½mile down the hill from the station, but I can recall going with my father to load strawberries from the garden into a van in the goods shed.

Jim
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Locomotive balance weights
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Locomotive balance weights

Hi Graham. The balance weights were there to balance the weight of the crank and coupling rods on coupled wheels and of the eccentrics, valve gear, big ends etc on driven wheels, whether the valve gear was outside or inside. I would imagine that all this could be done by calculation at the design st...
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery Station.
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Another mystery Station.

This photo was passed to me by my friend who collects lcal history photos. it was given to him by a man from Coulter ans the suggestion was that it was Coulter Station at Wolfclyde on the Peebles branch. From photos in 'Peebles Railways' and also from a google streetview of the, still standing, buil...
by jimwatt2mm
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Worsley Works Carriage Etches
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Re: Worsley Works Carriage Etches

While I'm on - I looked at your thread on the RM Web Jim on building a JB carriage in 2mm scale. Fantastic work and an inspiration to everyone. I hope my 45' carriages in 4mm look as good as this. Thanks for the kind comment, Tony. I've just this minute completed it. The lettering and crest are ver...
by jimwatt2mm
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 670 kit
Replies: 28
Views: 1512

Re: Class 670 kit

On another, related, subject, that middle photo illustrates the fact that on many (all?) of the mineral 0-4-2's the sandboxes and splashers were lined as one and there was no horizontal bottom line, the lining going right down to the the angle iron between the splasher and footplate.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Decent Models 45' Underframe
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Decent Models 45' Underframe

Hi Tony,

I have a few spare, but unfortunately they are the wrong scale! I'm currently building a 45ft First at the moment.https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index ... ohn-boyle/

Jim
by jimwatt2mm
Fri May 29, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Villa tickets
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: Villa tickets

John Paton wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 10:37 am
It is not long since I finished reading your book and I had completely forgotten about that. Failed my operator's exam at the first question!
Me too!

Jim W :oops:
by jimwatt2mm
Thu May 28, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Villa tickets
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: Villa tickets

Thanks, John.

It's a while since I read the book and had forgotten about that. Also didn't think to look it up! :oops:

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Thu May 28, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 670 kit
Replies: 28
Views: 1512

Re: Class 670 kit

Hi John, This photo of my model has appeared on here before and shows where I made the separation. CR 108.jpg As I said, that was based on some logic base assumption rather than any hard evidence. However, I have been looking closely, under magnification, at photos of Conner locos in 'The Formative ...
by jimwatt2mm
Tue May 26, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Villa tickets
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: Villa tickets

Michael, here is an advert from the E&G
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and also the terms and conditions for Villa Tickets on the Peebles Railway.
Villa Peebles.jpg
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Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Tue May 26, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Villa tickets
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Villa tickets

I've had a question from a friend who is interested in local history and has enquired about Villa Tickets. Did the Caley, or the Symington Biggar and Broughton Railway have such a scheme and can anyone point me to details of it?

Stay safe and sane,

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Tue May 26, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Class 670 kit
Replies: 28
Views: 1512

Re: Class 670 kit

Hi John. I had the same dilemma with my 98 class 2-4-0. I came to the conclusion that the colour change came where the cab front curved up onto the roof, but that was based on my own logic rather than any evidence.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Sat May 23, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Proposed NBR Mineral Wagon Kit
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Proposed NBR Mineral Wagon Kit

Only comment I would make is that the CR ones had outside W-irons and also long tie bars running through the top rail and bolted to the solebars.

They'll be far too big for me anyway! (100% overscale) :)

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Mon May 18, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: John Smith’s loft layout
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: John Smith’s loft layout

An impressive set-up with an impressive amount of stock and some atmospheric industrial scenery.

According to the response to one of the comments, it was the poster's father, Donald Campbell, who filmed it.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Sat May 16, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Worsley Works Carriage Etches
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Re: Worsley Works Carriage Etches

Tony, I have a set of these etches in 2MM scale. they are in brass and etched both sides. There are 4 sections, sides; roof; floor, solebars and footboards and a small etch with the ends, headstocks and brackets to attach the body to the floor. There are also two gaps on my ends etch which I guess o...
by jimwatt2mm
Sun May 10, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barrow crossings
Replies: 29
Views: 1182

Re: Barrow crossings

Thanks, Jim. I hadn't realised that. Apologies to anyone who has been on a wild goose chase around Microsoft Office!

Having said that, there is a free download here https://www.filehorse.com/download-micr ... e-manager/ , but I can't vouch for it as I've no need to download it.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Sat May 09, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barrow crossings
Replies: 29
Views: 1182

Re: Barrow crossings

If you're using Windows 10, then Microsoft Office Picture Manager has a resize function which makes it easy to get them to the correct size. PM me if you would like me to take you through the straightforward process.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Thu May 07, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barrow crossings
Replies: 29
Views: 1182

Re: Barrow crossings

Looks more like a ballast shoulder to me as it has sloping edges, a 'granular' appearance and is below rail level right across. Definitely not boarded IMHO.

Jim
by jimwatt2mm
Mon May 04, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Barrow crossings
Replies: 29
Views: 1182

Re: Barrow crossings

I'd estimate that these ones mostly span over 4 sleeper spaces so, assuming 2'6" sleeper spacing, that would make them 6ft wide. Assuming that the two sleepers furthest from the track in the Kentallen photo are full length 9ft ones, the crossing timbers are about 2/3rds of that.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Class 488 Footplate Width
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Class 488 Footplate Width

Hi Alan,

There doesn't appear to be anything in 'The Formative Years' to help, only a Neilson 'Outline Proposal' and a weight diagram. Both are only side elevations with leading dimensions. There are two photographs of 1167, however.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: The burning question
Replies: 31
Views: 2901

Re: The burning question

I suspect we've all been there and done that. I had an experience recently where I designed some artwork for a trial etch and then found when I got it back I had made a mistake in a dimension. :oops: Fortunately I was still able to assemble it with a bit of bodging and fettling, so it wasn't a total...
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Carriage communication cord
Replies: 19
Views: 7533

Re: Carriage communication cord

I did wonder about that caption as that was what I always imagined the cords in that photo were for (i.e. communication cords), but I thought 'Jim S is the expert, so my assumption must be wrong'. :?

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Odd Horsebox
Replies: 10
Views: 571

Re: Odd Horsebox

My Apologies Alan. Having looked again at the photo, I see that there is no window to the right of the grooms compartment door on the Dia 9 (or the Dia 8, for that matter).

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Odd Horsebox
Replies: 10
Views: 571

Re: Odd Horsebox

Allan, that's a solid panel at the right hand end of the etch, is it not?

Jim W