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by John Duffy
Thu Jun 06, 2024 7:53 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Midland Railway Road Waggon at Dundee 1900
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: Midland Railway Road Waggon at Dundee 1900

The Midland Railway office was at 57 Meadowside. The building no longer exists, the site being part of the Wellgate Centre (a strong entrant in the world's ugliest structure competition). J & P Cameron are listed as the carters and agents for a number of railways including the NB, in connection ...
by John Duffy
Thu May 23, 2024 11:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: John Boyle - Decent Models
Replies: 2
Views: 489

Re: John Boyle - Decent Models

I got an e-mail from David on 17th April (a Wednesday) asking if I was still interested in a Jumbo kit and that if I were he could post it off to me by the Friday. Silly me suggested that having waited two years, I would be quite ok with waiting until the following week. I haven't heard from him aga...
by John Duffy
Tue Feb 27, 2024 11:27 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: New 7mm class 191 loco kit.
Replies: 6
Views: 2092

Re: New 7mm class 191 loco kit.

Any info would be welcome.

The Ace Products site is, shall we say, eccentric at the best of times but I cannot find any trace of this. He also displays incorrect prices, which is a naughty thing to do, but at least he does sometimes sell you things - which is nice.

John
by John Duffy
Sat Feb 17, 2024 10:59 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Dunalastair in 7mm scale - O gauge from an Ace Products kit
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: Dunalastair in 7mm scale - O gauge from an Ace Products kit

Unfortunately I cannot offer any experience or advice on this kit, but I will watch with interest.

Good luck

John
by John Duffy
Wed Feb 14, 2024 9:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: New Model Wagon Range
Replies: 3
Views: 623

New Model Wagon Range

At the start of the Association meeting last Saturday our Chairman was kind enough to give an update regarding a forthcoming range of private trader wagon models suitable for our needs. I had been producing small numbers of these using laser cut ply but am now working in collaboration with a friend ...
by John Duffy
Sun Feb 04, 2024 4:54 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Mineral Interiors
Replies: 2
Views: 547

Mineral Interiors

We seem to like our wagon liveries so much that there is hardly a photograph taken that shows the interiors. I am struggling to find information on the interior of the early 20th century traders wagons. Any help with ironwork arrangements will be grateful accepted.

Thanks

John
by John Duffy
Tue Dec 12, 2023 11:44 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Van and wagon drawings
Replies: 14
Views: 2322

Re: D3 covered van

That is extremely interesting Mike. Good quality drawing make it so much easier to overlay the coloured lines that give instruction for laser cutting. This drawing will definitely feature in the near future. I can feel a covered van coming along.

Is it possible to get a larger scale copy?

John
by John Duffy
Sat Dec 09, 2023 8:55 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Plans and Planning
Replies: 8
Views: 2151

Re: Plans and Planning

lindsay_g wrote: Fri Dec 08, 2023 11:22 pm Very nice items. Doesn't seem as if you need Alba.

Lindsay
You're right Lindsay.

Will be light on motive power and I really don't fancy the idea of scratchbuilding a loco, but if it comes to it.....
by John Duffy
Fri Dec 08, 2023 9:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Plans and Planning
Replies: 8
Views: 2151

Re: Plans and Planning

I had a bit of spare time today so set the laser off making some plain track panels. For curves I simply cut away the tags on one side and this allows more than enough flex to provide alignment whilst it also maintains the sleeper spacing. IMG_9679.jpeg It's way too cold in the attic at the moment s...
by John Duffy
Tue Dec 05, 2023 9:47 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Rapido RTR Wagons in 4mm
Replies: 14
Views: 4610

Re: Rapido RTR Wagons in 4mm

Thank you. I assumed they would have been on the more common Scottish designed wagons - similar to the NBR Jubilee wagons - rather than an RCH design. But from what you say my assumption was incorrect! thank you. Mike It appears as if the livery is accurate but I suspect they have put it onto a con...
by John Duffy
Tue Nov 21, 2023 5:24 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Alba 7mm loco kits
Replies: 7
Views: 1399

Re: Alba 7mm loco kits

Maintain radio silence .........
by John Duffy
Sun Sep 03, 2023 2:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Plans and Planning
Replies: 8
Views: 2151

Re: Plans and Planning

If anyone wants the plywood point sleepers, these are available in;

7mm - made from 3mm plywood
4mm - made from 1.5mm plywood

I also have 32' sleeper panels for plain track available.

DM for details

John
by John Duffy
Sat Sep 02, 2023 11:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Plans and Planning
Replies: 8
Views: 2151

Re: Plans and Planning

I think, if you read my post Alex, I said "trade support for 7mm Caledonian modelling". Not a single item you mentioned is relevant to the CR era. We currently have the main supplier absent without leave and no idea when or if he will return, so it is certainly not better than it has ever ...
by John Duffy
Tue Aug 01, 2023 9:43 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 29 Milk Truck
Replies: 38
Views: 7710

Re: Diagram 29 Milk Truck

There are rumours that the Scalefour Society were trying to secure them. Hopefully they have more success than I did with the liquidators.

John
by John Duffy
Mon Jul 31, 2023 11:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Diagram 29 Milk Truck
Replies: 38
Views: 7710

Re: Diagram 29 Milk Truck

The Bill Bedford springing units are another product that is no longer available. Many of the key supplies in our hobby are by the "cottage industry" nature of the trade extremely vulnerable.

John
by John Duffy
Sun Jul 30, 2023 11:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Alba 7mm loco kits
Replies: 7
Views: 1399

Re: Alba 7mm loco kits

I got a Gladiator 812 earlier in the year and have used the Worsley coach parts but there is very little else.

John
by John Duffy
Wed Jul 26, 2023 4:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Alba 7mm loco kits
Replies: 7
Views: 1399

Re: Alba 7mm loco kits

And me please

John
by John Duffy
Sat Jul 15, 2023 10:00 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Plans and Planning
Replies: 8
Views: 2151

Plans and Planning

Napoleón once stated that no plan last longer the first engagement with the enemy. In my case the enemy is the near complete lack of trade support for 7mm Caledonian modelling so I’m afraid my previous planned layout will not now progress. However thanks to the fact that I had a previously squirrell...
by John Duffy
Thu Jun 29, 2023 2:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 439 body
Replies: 28
Views: 7008

Re: 439 body

This seems rather like beating an omelette to make an egg.

John
by John Duffy
Thu Jun 29, 2023 2:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Brick/card papers
Replies: 8
Views: 1707

Re: Brick/card papers

If its any help, I can print on various grades of poster, pull-up or banner papers unto 700mm wide by any length. DM if you need advice.

John
by John Duffy
Sat Jun 24, 2023 2:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Brick/card papers
Replies: 8
Views: 1707

Re: Brick/card papers

Be careful here as English Garden Wall bond is 3 to 1 stretcher to headers but is known in Scotland as Scottish Bond. This was a broad term that also covered 4 to 1 and 5 to 1, although was 5 to 1 (which is extremely common) is generally known as Scottish Garden Wall bond. That seems quite unlikely ...
by John Duffy
Sun Feb 26, 2023 9:57 pm
Forum: Operation, Administration
Topic: Goods Wagon Sheets - Tarpaulins
Replies: 29
Views: 8350

Re: Goods Wagon Sheets - Tarpaulins

I'm still not convinced that the sheets for road vehicles would have to be the same as for wagons. They are far less likely, for one thing, to stray far from home. Railway sheets would be dictated by the RCH agreements but for horse-drawn carts, they may have have simply been initialled and numbered...
by John Duffy
Sun Jan 08, 2023 11:12 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Cambusnethan goods shed
Replies: 23
Views: 4488

Re: Cambusnethan goods shed

John Duffy wrote: Fri Jan 06, 2023 3:34 pm That picture is from an early True Line which had a feature on the standard goods shed. The image shown is in its Caledonian Railway livery. I don't have them to hand but must look when I get home.


John
The image is of Lesmahagow. True Line issue 37, P28

John
by John Duffy
Sun Jan 08, 2023 11:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Perth to Glasgow Route
Replies: 23
Views: 4612

Re: Perth to Glasgow Route

True Line Number 36 is what you need.

John
by John Duffy
Fri Jan 06, 2023 3:34 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Cambusnethan goods shed
Replies: 23
Views: 4488

Re: Cambusnethan goods shed

That picture is from an early True Line which had a feature on the standard goods shed. The image shown is in its Caledonian Railway livery. I don't have them to hand but must look when I get home.


John