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by jimwatt2mm
Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pug Tender
Replies: 24
Views: 1408

Re: Pug Tender

On p 263 of Mike's wagon book he states :
There is no drawing recording the modification [from mineral bogies], and no reference in the minutes.

Could it be that the modifications were carried out by the sheds involved resulting in considerable detailed variation?

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Royal Trains
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Royal Trains

'The Scottish Railway Book', my copy of which has gone AWOL, had reproduction of the instructions for the visit of the Tzar to Balmoral. It details all those trains which had to be delayed or run early to avoid interfering with the Royal Train and those which had to be put in loops or refuge sidings...
by jimwatt2mm
Wed Nov 17, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Height of Letters on Running-In Boards
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Height of Letters on Running-In Boards

An article by John Paton on running in boards, including a drawing, appears in TTL NUMBER 18, AUGUST 1987. On the CD.

HTH

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: CRA Webinar 6th November 2021 - Blairgowrie
Replies: 6
Views: 453

Re: CRA Webinar 6th November 2021 - Blairgowrie

I presume this will be available to view on line later? My apologies, but I have another engagement - 2MM SA area group meeting.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Mon Nov 01, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Trader's Wagon Registration
Replies: 15
Views: 614

Re: Trader's Wagon Registration

Could the absence of any paint be because someone has had it sandblasted to' clean it up'?

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Mon Nov 01, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Goods yard weighbridges
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: Goods yard weighbridges

Thanks, John. I suspected it might not be original. I have made one up, but will not fit it unless I get evidence that they were present around the turn of the century.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Goods yard weighbridges
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Goods yard weighbridges

I am currently detailing the goods yard on my Kirkallanmuir layout. I have a memory that Cart/lorry weighbridges had a low barrier, usually made from a length of old rail bolted to three (?) lengths set in the ground, on the far side of the plate from the office. It's been suggested to me that this ...
by jimwatt2mm
Fri Sep 03, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pug Tender
Replies: 24
Views: 1408

Re: Pug Tender

At the risk of repeating myself, I do think we get too hung up on what exact shade wagons (and other things) were. As Alan says, the shade would vary from batch to batch and builder to builder as there wouldn't be the same meticulous quality control. Would there even have been a 'reference' colour t...
by jimwatt2mm
Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And where might this be?
Replies: 12
Views: 740

Re: And where might this be?

I think 'Scotch Derrick' is the name you're looking for! :)

Jim W

PS. No idea where the photo is! :?
by jimwatt2mm
Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pug Tender
Replies: 24
Views: 1408

Re: Pug Tender

Agree with Lindsay and Jim. Very nice 'been some time in service' finish. I too found the new Pheonix Precision much darker than the original Precision and struggled to get a better shade. Adding some yellow and a little white helps. I have always added a varying amount of white to the old Precision...
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 92
Views: 19346

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

As promised, link to this canopy on the CF topic https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/52386-copenhagen-fields/page/39/#elControls_4527678_menu Photos of one of the Dunblane footbridges showing how the lattice was done.: Assembly stage1 web.JPG Assembled #1 web.JPG Each side comprises t...
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 92
Views: 19346

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

The buildings are the KX goods depot slightly modified to suit the layout. You can see the full story on the later pages of the Copenhagen Fields thread in the 2mm finescale section of RMweb. I'm on my phone at present but will post a link later. Lattices can be done in two layers to give the diamon...
by jimwatt2mm
Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 92
Views: 19346

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

To show what is possible, this is a pair of beams I recently did for a canopy which Tim Watson is building for Copenhagen Fields. I did the etches and assembled the beams and had the internal rafters etched. Tim did the rest of the assembly and painting.
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Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Aug 15, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 92
Views: 19346

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Hi Paul. I much prefer nickel silver. It is much more pleasant to solder as it doesn't conduct the heat quite so quickly.

Jim
by jimwatt2mm
Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 92
Views: 19346

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Would the lattices not be better done as etches? 2D CAD is easier to learn than 3D in my experience. I think I'm reasonably competent in 2D, but I'm struggling to get my head round 3D. I can create basic shapes, but fitting them together is something else. Looking from one viewpoint they look to be ...
by jimwatt2mm
Mon Aug 09, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Offloading Coal Locally
Replies: 11
Views: 1289

Re: Offloading Coal Locally

Just out of curiosity to see whether perhaps trackside coal bays were an English thing I started trawling randomly through 25" maps of a variety of areas. While cattle pens were clearly marked I could find nothing to indicate the presence of coal bays other than at this coal yard at Lower Alsto...
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Diagram 6 Stove Chimney
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Diagram 6 Stove Chimney

I went by John's drawing.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Kirriemuir Branch Line
Replies: 27
Views: 21888

Re: Kirriemuir Branch Line

As a student in the 1960's I went on a brake van trip from Bridge of Dun to Brechin. While waiting for the return trip we rummaged around in a desk in the good shed and found, among other things, CR wagon labels lettered 'Live Stock/Brechin to Bellgrove NB'. This made me think, until the penny dropp...
by jimwatt2mm
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Where is it?
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: Where is it?

Could the coaches be off an excursion?

Jim
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Dundee & Arbroath Signalbox and location.
Replies: 7
Views: 678

Re: Dundee & Arbroath Signalbox and location.

I'm not familiar with the signal boxes in the area, but the photo would appear to have been taken from the bridge at the lower left on this map.
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https://maps.nls.uk/view/82884870

Doesn't explain why it's carrying an Aberdeen headboard, though!

Jim
by jimwatt2mm
Thu May 20, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: And the last of my photo puzzles for the moment
Replies: 13
Views: 1554

Re: And the last of my photo puzzles for the moment

For me, the skyline doesn't fit in either of the present day photos. Having said which, I can't offer any suggestions.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Mon May 17, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Allocation of Brake Vans
Replies: 6
Views: 876

Re: Allocation of Brake Vans

Several of the photos in the brake van section of the wagons book show vans designated for specific depots or routes, so it would seem to have been standard practice.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Thu May 13, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Unidentified wooden objects at Loch Awe station
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Re: Unidentified wooden objects at Loch Awe station

Is it my imagination, or is light reflecting off glazing on the left hand one?

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Basket on turntable
Replies: 12
Views: 1759

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: 21
Views: 2636

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...