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by jimwatt2mm
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Basket on turntable
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Basket on turntable

Could it be that the 'table itself wasn't quite balanced laterally and this was to try to correct that? Either that or it could be a fire devil to use to prevent the pivot freezing?

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonia Models?
Replies: 18
Views: 551

Re: Caledonia Models?

I too, remember trudging along Renfrew Street (from the Dental Hospital) to Killermont Street bus station, particularly in Winter, and having to wait an interminable time for the East Kilbride bus. The bus station was an incredibly cold and draughty place at the best of times no seats or wind shiel...
by jimwatt2mm
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 80
Views: 11667

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Excellent result, Paul. Worth all the effort! :)

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Caledonia Models?
Replies: 18
Views: 551

Re: Caledonia Models?

I remember the Model Dockyard in the Arcade, but Glassfords was my 'go to' in the '60's as I crossed Cambridge Street every day on my way between Killermont St bus station and the Dental Hospital. From what I remember, he could be a wee bit curmudgeonly at times!

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Livery for former WCJS stock
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: Livery for former WCJS stock

jasp wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:52 am
What is the bogie vehicle?
Is it a 42ft Lavatory composite to P.16 as on pages 95/6 of Casserly and Millard?

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: To line or not to line
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: To line or not to line

I can't comment for 4mm scale or above, but when I built the first of the 45'ft kits which John Boyle got reduced to 2mm scale for me (8-compt 3rd) I created the lining by gently scraping the purple brown back to the brass (at John's suggestion IIRC). That showed up quite nicely on the lower panel, ...
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: 2pm Down Corridor.
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Re: 2pm Down Corridor.

Orbiston wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:25 pm
Why were they sending milk from Carlisle to Dundee?
Would this not have been returning empty, the milk having come from Dundee to Carlisle?

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: 2pm Down Corridor.
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Re: 2pm Down Corridor.

Thanks Tom and Mike. Once again this forum provides almost instant answers to a query.

Jim
by jimwatt2mm
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: 2pm Down Corridor.
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Re: 2pm Down Corridor.

Thanks, Tom. I've passed that info on. One question remains for me, though. Was the ex-Liverpool/Manchester train with the Euston-Aberdeen coach split into three at Carstairs, to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth? Or have I missed something?

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: 2pm Down Corridor.
Replies: 13
Views: 673

2pm Down Corridor.

The operation of the 2pm Down Corridor has come up in a topic on RMWeb. The suggestion has been made that the Glasgow and Edinburgh portions were divided at Preston, where the Liverpool and Manchester coaches were then attached, but where was the Aberdeen portion removed and from which portion, Glas...
by jimwatt2mm
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Where is Auchenvale
Replies: 11
Views: 705

Re: Where is Auchenvale

I note that there is a terrace of 5 houses in the bottom left of the above map, between the word 'Ward' and Newark Place. Could this have been called 'Auchenvale Terrace' with the 'terrace' omitted from the valuation roll? I don't see any other block of 5 similar houses which might have been built a...
by jimwatt2mm
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Livery for former WCJS stock
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: Livery for former WCJS stock

Fig 71 on p101 of 'A Register of West Coast Joint Stock' includes a WCJS lavatory 3rd to Dia. p.24 clearly carrying the lettering C.R and the number 1280.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Where is Auchenvale
Replies: 11
Views: 705

Re: Where is Auchenvale

Typing the name into the search box on the NLS maps website the nearest is Auchenfoyle which is no more than a farm a few miles south of Port Glasgow. It also suggests Auchenvole, near Castlecary, which again looks like a farm and Auchenfail, which appears to be an area on the river Ayr in Ayrshire....
by jimwatt2mm
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 80
Views: 11667

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

I now use DL-Limonene exclusively. Because it is less aggressive, I find I need to apply some to both mating surfaces, wait a few seconds, then apply a second coat to one surface before bringing them together. It has a slightly 'citrous' smell, but I would still use it in a well ventilated space. Th...
by jimwatt2mm
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 80
Views: 11667

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

I drill small holes for the wire and apply a spot of cyano to the ends of the twisted wires before pushing them into the holes. It helps if you flood them with solder first to prevent the ends separating when you push them in, but then you can't do that with styrene.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 80
Views: 11667

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

That's exactly the same technique as i use in 2mm scale. See here https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index ... 64265_menu near the foot of the page.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: A station to identify
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Re: A station to identify

THE POSTCARD Yes, it indeed shows passenger coaches on the headshunt to the former Law Colliery Pit 2. If the picture of the men were to show this, then it would have to have been taken on the station platform. If this was the case we would see, in order: the hard edge of the platform dropping down...
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: A station to identify
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Re: A station to identify

This picture is not taken around the actual station but under the road bridge on the other side where the signal box, sidings and goods yard shed are located. Sorry, but I have to disagree with that. I think the photo is taken at the NW end of the station looking East. The ground where the goods ya...
by jimwatt2mm
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 80
Views: 11667

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Very nice, Paul. Great work as always.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 3471

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

I think I can confirm what I said in that last post. The only location which would be anywhere near the photo is just to the west of Neidpath Viaduct where the Manor Valley road crosses the railway and the river, but looking on Google Streetview confirms that the river bridge is totally different, b...
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!
Replies: 37
Views: 3471

Re: Another mystery location to keep our brains active!

I don't think there is anywhere on the Peebles line which would match. The only possibilities would be between Broughton and Peebles and the Tweed is much wider there.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 80
Views: 11667

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

To be honest, Paul, I measured the quoins and did the rest by estimating off a couple of photos I took from directly opposite until it looked right and fitted where it had to go on the layout. I suspect the left hand part is an earlier building as it is built in the local reddish, random stone, with...
by jimwatt2mm
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 80
Views: 11667

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Thanks, Paul. The block is loosely based on this row here in Biggar. 2012-12-27-379 web.jpg I stress 'loosely' as the slope on the layout is steeper and so I had to 'step down' the RH section. The tracks in front of the retaining wall are the goods yard, the (imagined) station being out of sight beh...
by jimwatt2mm
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 80
Views: 11667

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

I've just finished fitting etched doors and sash windows into a block of buildings I've been making. Etched from my own CAD artwork by PPD in Lochgilphead. They have slots into which the glazing can be slid from the side. 1 completed.JPG The surface of the pavement has still to be finished off. Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Loco
Replies: 22
Views: 1661

Re: Unidentified Loco

Mike 1 wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:13 pm
If you made a model of that people would say they were never loaded upside down!
But it's died with its feet in the air!! :lol:

Jim W