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by jimwatt2mm
Tue May 10, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: LMS Camping/Caravan Coaches.
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: LMS Camping/Caravan Coaches.

Back in the late '60's a friend and I discovered some camping coaches awaiting dismantling in McWilliams' Scrapyard in Shettleston. Some were ex CR and at least one was an ex Pullman. There was a board with the Pullman crest on it above one of the doors into the vestibule from the coach. Sadly someo...
by jimwatt2mm
Mon May 09, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 6 Wheel Brake Van
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: 6 Wheel Brake Van

The GA drawing of the Dia63 brake van in Mike's book, p254, appears to only show one brake standard.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Apr 12, 2022 12:41 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Cowgill Reservoir Railway
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Cowgill Reservoir Railway

Peter Marshall's book on The Peebles Railways has a brief mention of it on p169. In that he states that the contractor for the dam was John Best of Leith, who also built the Talla dam. The clay for it was supplied by Loudon and Russell of Allanton Brickworks. Best transported the clay from Coulter s...
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Mar 13, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Buffer beam lamp irons
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Re: Buffer beam lamp irons

Thanks, John and Alan. I must have missed that, or, more likely, the old memory is acting up again! Either way, my model of 426 has been fitted with a central lamp iron on the buffer beam! I have a copy (from the old OPC source) of the Drummond GA for the jumbo and now see the lamp iron mentioned in...
by jimwatt2mm
Sat Mar 12, 2022 7:51 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Buffer beam lamp irons
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Buffer beam lamp irons

I'm currently building a model of CR426, a 417 class 2-4-0 as rebuilt by Drummond with Drummond boiler and Stirling cab using the photo on P144 of 'The Formative Years' as a guide and employing some etches the late John Boyle get reduced from his artwork for me. The story of the build is here https:...
by jimwatt2mm
Fri Mar 11, 2022 10:43 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Grampian coach at Bolton
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Re: Grampian coach at Bolton

Sorry everyone, I forgot to include the scan last night. just realised it after I had switched my computer off. C-nile virus again! :oops:
CR coach 001.jpg
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I have a higher resolution version I can send by email if anyone wants it.

Jim
by jimwatt2mm
Thu Mar 10, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Grampian coach at Bolton
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Grampian coach at Bolton

A fellow 2FS modeller has sent me this scan with the following message (edited):- For many years I have been trying to identify a coach in pictures of a RCTS rail tour at Bolton Great Moor Street. This is in ‘Scenes from the past:10 Railways in and Around Bolton’. The caption says its 4th April 1959...
by jimwatt2mm
Sat Feb 26, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 812 Class from Rails of Sheffield.
Replies: 37
Views: 6599

Re: 812 Class from Rails of Sheffield.

I remember the introduction of them, amid great fanfare, when I was at secondary school in Coatbridge, followed by them soon after being withdrawn because, IIRC, some of the electronics was catching fire!

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Thu Feb 17, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Livery for former WCJS stock
Replies: 16
Views: 3827

Re: Livery for former WCJS stock

Mike, I don't think is was the company working out what capacity they needed but more what they could fit into the standard body length. Coupe compartments were often in coaches which had luggage or lavatory compartments as there wasn't sufficient length 'left over' for a full compartment.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Feb 01, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Interlaced points sleeper spacing
Replies: 13
Views: 1997

Re: Interlaced points sleeper spacing

I based mine on this drawing which was sent to me by on of the Burntisland team (Fergus I think). nbr-reduced clean web.gif Although not CR I assumed that there would be little difference. Note the two closely placed sleepers at the start of the closure rails and also that the nose of the crossing i...
by jimwatt2mm
Sat Jan 29, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Engine shed door colours
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Re: Engine shed door colours

Graham,

I think it's safe to say all of these would be dark purple brown, however there will be those more expert than me who can correct that. Thats the colour I painted all of these areas on my goods shed for Kirkallanmuir.
Goods shed 09.JPG
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Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Fri Jan 28, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 'Hooks' on Connor tenders
Replies: 3
Views: 989

Re: 'Hooks' on Connor tenders

Given the handrail on the side of the tender, it looks like it might have been assumed that someone was expected to be hanging on during movement. Could the hooks be for a shunting pole? Alisdair I wondered that too. Some of the 4-wheeled tenders attached to 0-4-2's had hooks at the rear of the LH ...
by jimwatt2mm
Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: 'Hooks' on Connor tenders
Replies: 3
Views: 989

'Hooks' on Connor tenders

I'm currently building a 417 class 2-4-0 (No 426 in its rebuilt condition as on p144 of 'The Formative Years') from some more of John Boyle's etches and have just completed the tender body. I am curious as to what the purpose of the two large 'hooks' (I can think of no other word to describe them) o...
by jimwatt2mm
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 812 Class from Rails of Sheffield.
Replies: 37
Views: 6599

Re: 812 Class from Rails of Sheffield.

Although having no interest in the model (wrong scale!), could I suggest that such a comprehensive article also be offered to the model press, thus giving useful publicity to the Association?

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pig iron loads
Replies: 14
Views: 2863

Re: Pig iron loads

jasp wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:51 pm I am surprised at the size of the pigs, each one must be pretty heavy. I had imagined that they would have been able to be lifted by one man (person?!) but suspect these would be too heavy.
In the picture on p113 of the wagon book they are being lifted by one man.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pig iron loads
Replies: 14
Views: 2863

Re: Pig iron loads

Thanks, Paul. I had already seen that photo, but dismissed it as being perhaps from amore recent time. Incidentally, does anyone know if that photo in Mike's book of the men loading pig iron is at Summerlee? The furnaces in the background look very similar, but perhaps many ironworks were similar. J...
by jimwatt2mm
Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pig iron loads
Replies: 14
Views: 2863

Re: Pig iron loads

Thanks, Mike.

The Dia 16 has now been loaded in the same way, though I had to make a wider tray for it. The load is perhaps a wee bit too much on the 'haphazard' side!
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Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Fri Jan 07, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Kings Cross number plates
Replies: 7
Views: 1719

Re: Kings Cross number plates

.......Mind you I've always had trouble getting folk to pronounce Caley correctly as a contraction of Caledonian and thus starting with same sound rather than a hard K as in Kale. :D That is a perennial cross we have to bear! Missionary work is all we can do in that regard and try to educate the un...
by jimwatt2mm
Wed Jan 05, 2022 10:58 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Cove Level Crossing
Replies: 10
Views: 1864

Re: Cove Level Crossing

Loch Awe wrote: Wed Jan 05, 2022 8:00 pm Very helpful thanks John. So given a structure and there is a SP nearby that might confirm a crossing operated by a keeper.
But the SP seems to be on the down side, i.e. beyond the crossing, so the signal wouldn't appear to be protecting the crossing.

Jim W
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Jan 04, 2022 10:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pig iron loads
Replies: 14
Views: 2863

Re: Pig iron loads

Well, the experiment has worked reasonably well. Judging from the various photos I estimated that pigs were around 5-6ft long and 4½-6" in section.  I therefore took some 30thou square styrene strip, gently scraped two adjacent corners to slightly round off one face, and cut it into random 10-1...
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pig iron loads
Replies: 14
Views: 2863

Re: Pig iron loads

Thanks for that, Alan. My problem is that when i started I was obliged to hand letter everything as there were no transfers available. Now I feel that using transfers to provide 'perfect' lettering would show up my hand lettered stuff and I have no intention of repainting and re-lettering (with tran...
by jimwatt2mm
Sun Jan 02, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pig iron loads
Replies: 14
Views: 2863

Re: Pig iron loads

MIKEWILLIAMS wrote: Sun Jan 02, 2022 12:09 pm Wagon book p.113, Jim

Best

Mike
Now why didn't I turn the page back to look at that? Doh!! :oops:

Jim
by jimwatt2mm
Sat Jan 01, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Pig iron loads
Replies: 14
Views: 2863

Pig iron loads

I've just finished building the test etches for a couple of pig iron wagons, along with another of my 'bogie' kits. 2 pig iron + bogie.JPG Still weathering to do and the lettering is pretty c**p, but it looks not too bad from 3ft away, especially if you screw your eyes up!  I'd like to have them loa...
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Dec 14, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 812 Class from Rails of Sheffield.
Replies: 37
Views: 6599

Re: 812 Class from Rails of Sheffield.

I would agree with Jim's sentiments. While my own choice of scale is highly unlikely to see any 'proper' RTR CR models appear (as opposed to Farish's abominable efforts in the 70's), anything that can encourage modelling of The True Line in any scale is to be encouraged. I've seen a BR version of th...
by jimwatt2mm
Tue Dec 07, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Beattock c.1960
Replies: 5
Views: 1434

Re: Beattock c.1960

Don't you mean 54', alan? Wouldn't get much on a 54" 'table! :lol:

Jim W