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by WCML55.68
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 71
Views: 9341

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Very effective, nice job. Silhouette cutter is one of those things on the wants list but I tend to do things the hard way. If a really large quantity of something was required then maybe. Closest Ive got is an NWSL Chopper 2 and various homemade jigs.

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by WCML55.68
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Harthope Viaduct occupation underpass
Replies: 5
Views: 4615

Re: Harthope Viaduct occupation underpass

Problem solved even more effectively. To the right of 237e is a side-on view of the Double Bend sign which was the replacement of a smaller sign nearer the cottages, brought forwards, enlarged and with a sighting board, presumably yellow, behind after the 1955 triple fatal accident on the corner. It...
by WCML55.68
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR 812 Class from Rails
Replies: 6
Views: 1749

Re: CR 812 Class from Rails

I have just had a look at the CAD pictures posted in September. I am not sure how accurate these are as a portrayal of the model as it will eventually appear but one thing does worry me. The outside faces of the splashers and the cab side do not appear to line up. Is this evidence that the splasher...
by WCML55.68
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 71
Views: 9341

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. T...
by WCML55.68
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 71
Views: 9341

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

That would all seem to be coming along nicely. Does the grandfather clock tick? Regarding downpipes, what about trying tube or wire with fine wire (from Rioja wine bottles) run round twice to represent joints? The tails on the wire twisted together and soldered can then be used to secure them to th...
by WCML55.68
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 71
Views: 9341

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Thanks Alan, thats one Ive not heard of before, bottle ordered! I bought a bottle MEK last year which again shows different characteristics to Plasweld and Mekpak which has worked best for the 10th but it smells awful and I suspect if inhaled too much, one would end up on the third moon of planet Zo...
by WCML55.68
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 71
Views: 9341

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

That sounds good Jim, I will give that a try on some scrap. I think the wire might be a better option.
by WCML55.68
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 71
Views: 9341

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Many thanks for the great advice, as always. Allan K also suggested a similar method on CR Cottagers. All impressive work. Problem Ive got is everything on the building is plasticard orientated and it makes sense to use similar, certainly for the gutters, especially as parts of the wall behind the g...
by WCML55.68
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 71
Views: 9341

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Evening all, Just a wee progress report. All doors and windows finished, only the bays (right on the photo) were made as per previous posts, all the back and side windows were made by tweeking Wills SS42 to vary height and width. The bay windows at Auchencastle originally had 3 pane wide sashes, but...
by WCML55.68
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR 812 Class from Rails
Replies: 6
Views: 1749

Re: CR 812 Class from Rails

Evening all,

I spoke to Rails Saturday about another order and also enquired if there was any news about the Bachmann 812 class. Unofficially, they are expecting them to arrive 2nd quarter of 2021 so not long off.

Hope they live up to expectations.
by WCML55.68
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: ... and another station to identify!
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: ... and another station to identify!

Theres a girder between the two tracks which seems to correspond to the underbridge on the map.
by WCML55.68
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Bachmann porthole stock blue/grey
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Bachmann porthole stock blue/grey

I think we all might be in for a bit of a fright over prices. This is largely because shipping costs from the Far East are going through the roof and I believe shipping containers are hard to find at the moment. I think the situation in China has also been having an effect on prices for a few years...
by WCML55.68
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Bachmann porthole stock blue/grey
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Bachmann porthole stock blue/grey

We have just restored a Gresley teak-sided sleeper at Bo'ness SRPS, and given it the blue and grey scheme, which it wore at the end. It was incidentally the first sleeper to have showers, despite what you might think from the present Caledonian Sleepers outfit's comments on their new stock. JimS Th...
by WCML55.68
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Bachmann porthole stock blue/grey
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Bachmann porthole stock blue/grey

Indeed it is. The price of all model railways, especially whats made in China, is rocketing and consequently second-hand prices are holding up well too generally. The first release of portholes was the crimson/cream version. I think they were around £38 a throw, but the maroon ones were definitely £...
by WCML55.68
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Bachmann porthole stock blue/grey
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Bachmann porthole stock blue/grey

Afternoon all, For those with an interest in BR era too, just to prove that the big boys do actually listen sometimes is Bachmanns announcement of some of their superb Porthole stock in BR Blue & grey. At the moment, I can only see them with Rails and on their own website. At a price, but gut feelin...
by WCML55.68
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: A station to identify
Replies: 12
Views: 598

Re: A station to identify

I was wondering why the R/H siding was built on a rising embankment considerably higher than the land either side. Looking at maps, this appears to have originated as a headshunt to a line leading to Law Colliery no2 but why the gradient? Did they use gravity to run empties down into the colliery?
by WCML55.68
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: 4 and 6 wheel coaches
Replies: 8
Views: 1830

Re: 4 and 6 wheel coaches

The first of these are out now with other liveries to follow shortly. The LNWR might be of particular interest. CR ones a way off yet.

https://www.hattons.co.uk/stocklist/sit ... el%20coach
by WCML55.68
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Lockdown
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: Lockdown

Jim,

Stumbled across thias watching some youtube tonight, theres some high quality footage of Whitemoor Yard in it. Doint know if you are aware of this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdXEdCwQPNM

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by WCML55.68
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: The burning question
Replies: 33
Views: 5996

Re: The burning question

LOLOL Love that perspective, but somehow it just wouldny have the same fun or intrigue!
by WCML55.68
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 71
Views: 9341

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Thanks Jim. Its been quite hard on the eyes such close work over a protracted time, and one large frame has warped slightly, may have been over-generous with the Plasweld. Weights over both ends and a central bolster to reverse the warp hasnt been successful and I dont fancy warm water treatment. Wi...
by WCML55.68
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Another Unidentified Locomotive
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Re: Another Unidentified Locomotive

Does this help?


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by WCML55.68
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 71
Views: 9341

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Bay window frames done. All entirely from plasticard and Evergreen. just a little cleaning up needed, glazing to be cut and fitted after painting. Upstairs on the top row, note the notches to show the top of the frames act as numbers, they canny rub off like pencil, and the cropped corners are to cl...
by WCML55.68
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 71
Views: 9341

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

LOLOL exactly as I did at Auchencastle, the majority were the same. I was very fortunate there as the owner is an enthusiast and gave us a free run, and the original window frames had mostly just been replaced but were still present on the ground. It was imperative to draw plans up though but there ...
by WCML55.68
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Unidentified Loco
Replies: 22
Views: 998

Re: Unidentified Loco

Would make an interesting model too.....
by WCML55.68
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Structures, Equipment
Topic: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope
Replies: 71
Views: 9341

Re: Caledonian Railway Dwelling House, Harthope

Instantly recognisable Jim, did you take any measurements, work off head on photos?? Whatever youve done a cracking job and I really appreciate how much work is involved. What never ceases to amaze me is the different sizes of the actually buildings, demonstrated by the left hand of the terraced hou...